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We're Entering A Sixth Mass Extinction, And It's Our Fault

Species loss rate is 100 times greater than the expected rate<p>These days, sadly, it’s par for the course to hear of new additions to the list of myriad ways that irresponsible human activity is ruining planet Earth. The list is long and cruel, and although many people take these problems facing …

Scientists Finally Decide Which Bit of This Weird Animal is the Head

In 1977, British palaeontologist Simon Conway-Morris discovered the fossil of a truly weird animal, which he named <i>Hallucigenia</i> because of its “bizarre and dream-like quality”. He wasn’t kidding. The creature was so strange that it took fourteen years for scientists to work out which way up it …

Zoology

Poop Vandalism Mystery Ends In Huge Victory For Your Genetic Rights

The first of what will likely be many genetic discrimination trials in the years to come<p>Police were seeking a “devious defecator": the person responsible for leaving piles of poop in the aisles of a grocery store outside Atlanta. So to help out, the company that operates the store, Atlas Logistics …

Men should freeze their sperm at age 18, scientist says

Move would reduce risk of genetic disorders linked to being an older father, it is claimed<p>Men aged as young as 18 should consider freezing their sperm to avoid their children suffering genetic disorders if they choose to have them later in life, according to an expert.<p>Studies suggest that sperm …

Prescription Pill Makes You Forget To Be Addicted To Drugs

Already prescribed for high blood pressure, but shown to help addicted rats<p>Addiction is more complex than a chemical need for a particular substance—it’s a conjunction of circumstantial and social cues that remind an addict that they need to take a hit. Now researchers from the University of Texas …

Good egg: rare specimen discovered after 100 years in a drawer

When curator Alan Knox came across a rare egg in a museum drawer he just had to figure out its story<p><b>Name:</b> ABDUZ: 70169<b><br>Species:</b> <i>Rhinoptilus bitorquatus</i><b>Dates:</b> 1917<b>Claim to fame:</b> The only known egg of Jerdon’s courser<b><br>Where now:</b> Zoology Museum, University of Aberdeen<p>Alan Knox was checking museum’s store …

Zoology

The moon is made of cheese? Ridiculous! - video

This week, the irrepressible Jeremy Bumble looks at how the moon was formed. With help from space scientist and Sky at Night presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Jeremy discovers how our largest natural satellite got its appearance and why it is the Earth's best friend. Go Science! Special thanks to …

Science

Racehorses Are Getting Faster Over Time, Study Says

Come on, Dover!<p>Humans have been racing horses, and watching horse races, for thousands of years. How has horse racing changed over that time? The horses got faster, as we observed in this infographic. And although previous studies suggested that horses had reached their limit on speed, it looks …

U.S. Military Wants To Blow Up Landmines With Lasers

That's one way to keep a runway clear<p>Since their invention, landmines have scourged battlefields, lying in wait for unsuspecting foes before erupting with devastating force that damages life and limb, and sometimes even armored vehicles. Removing landmines is hard, risky work, and they can remain …

Military