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These Birds Are The Only Other Animals That Can Drum Like Humans

Something not even chimps can do.<p>Palm cockatoos don't simply warble or croon like other birds. The northern Australian birds are drummers.<p>These Neil …

Most Inspirational Photographers of the Month - June 2017

Here we are, halfway through 2017, and looking back at the first half of the year, I can't help but be impressed with the photos that the …

Landscape Photography
China

Physicists Just Found One of The Forces Holding The World Together Can Also Push It Apart

No, seriously, we really will need to update the textbooks on this one.<p>A type of force that makes molecules briefly stick to one another has been …

Chemistry

This Bizarre Ancient Creature Mystified Darwin - Now We Finally Know What It Was

Mystery solved.<p>Its nose, unlike that of most mammals, was right between the eyes, like an elephant's trunk. It weighed about as much as a horse. Its …

Paleontology
Birds

Maasai Mara elephant population goes up by 72pc

By MUTHONI WAWERU, <b>NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21 – A recent census has revealed a 72 per cent increase in the number of elephants within the Maasai Mara</b> …

Wildlife

Stephen Hawking's Tiny Spacecraft Could Reach Another Solar System in Just Over 20 Years

Betting His Chips<p>Stephen Hawking isn’t content to just warn humanity about its dwindling potential for longterm survival — he’s determined to do …

Space

Astronomers have reconfirmed Einstein's most famous theory in a stunning way

For the first time, astronomers have glimpsed the bending of light from a more distant star by a nearby white dwarf. They then used Einstein's theory to calculate the white dwarf's mass. They published their study this week (June 7, 2017) in the peer-reviewed journal <i>Science</i>.<p>Kailash C. Sahu at the …

Cosmology

11 Surprising Facts About Cat Adoptions

Adopting a furry friend can bring a lot of joy into your life. In addition to providing a pal for life, getting a cat can lower stress and …

'16 champ Djokovic in 'whole new situation' after Paris loss

PARIS (AP) — His French Open title defense nearing an end, Novak Djokovic stumbled and tumbled to his knees on the red clay, his racket flying from his right hand as his opponent's backhand zipped past.<p>Even Djokovic found it hard to fathom how far he's fallen, only a year removed from leaving …

Tennis
Wildlife

Tennis Podcast: Novak Djokovic survives and Rafael Nadal is in cruise control

The French Open Day 6 edition of the Tennis Podcast started with Novak Djokovic two sets to one down. By the time it concluded, he had extricated himself from trouble.<p>Presenter Catherine Whitaker was joined by Eurosport colleagues and commentary team Simon Reed and Frew McMillan as they stepped out …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A Sumatran tiger cub, giant panda and a ‘faceless’ deep-sea fish are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

MIT Breakthrough Lets Amputees Feel Movement in a Bionic Limb

The low-impact limb replacement is on its way.<p>Being a double-amputee himself, MIT’s High Herr knows a thing or two about the realities of replacement …

Singularity

Which home remedy is best for bronchitis?

Bronchitis is an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the bronchial tubes, otherwise known as the bronchi.<p>The bronchi are the passages that …

Tennis
Tennis
Yellowstone National Park

These elephants *ran* to greet a rescued baby elephant, and we're trying not to cry

It’s always a bit scary being the new person — or in this case, elephant — in any situation. The residents at Thailand’s Elephant Nature Park know …

Tennis Podcast: Nadal and Djokovic secure straight-sets wins in Paris - but not everyone was convinced

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic started their campaigns at Roland Garros, but while both registered convincing looking straight set wins, not everyone was convinced by what they saw.<p>On the Tennis Podcast, Catherine Whitaker was joined by two Eurosport colleagues - former World No 5 Jo Durie and …

Extra layer of tectonic plates discovered within Earth's mantle, scientists say

Preliminary findings suggest that a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific could be down to previously undetected plates<p>Scientists say they have found a possible layer of tectonic plates within the Earth’s mantle which could explain a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific.<p>For …

Geology

Artificial Intelligence can now use a person's image and audio to create fake videos - Firstpost

<b>London</b>: Oxford scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can create fake videos of a person by using their still image and …

Russian spaceflight director thinks Elon Musk is out of his mind

Elon Musk — you know, that square-jawed billionaire who can’t stop building groundbreaking companies and wants to merge your brain with a computer in …

Elon Musk

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic progress in Rome, stay on course for semi-final showdown

Nadal will face Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals, while Djokovic will take on Del Potro.<p>Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are on course for a second …

9 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you only have 10 minutes

Big ideas can come in small packages.<p>Take TED Talks, the beloved lectures on technology, entertainment, and design. Some of the most insightful talks …

Self-improvement

Stephen Hawking And 32 Top Physicists Just Signed a Heated Letter on The Universe's Origin

Sh*t just got real.<p>For centuries, people have puzzled over how our Universe began. But the heat just got turned <i>way</i> up on a debate that's quietly been …

Physics
Medicine
David Ferrer