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Polar Bear Numbers Plummeting in Alaska, Canada—What About the Rest?

Several populations of the Arctic predator are little studied, scientists say.<p><b>A large population of</b> <b>polar bears</b> <b>in</b> <b>Alaska</b> <b>and</b> <b>Canada</b> <b>has decreased by 40 percent since the start of the new millennium, new research shows.</b><p>The number of the large predators living in the southern Beaufort Sea (map) plummeted …

Mary J. Blige and Disclosure Team Up on "Follow"

Mary J. Blige will release her new album, <i>The London Sessions</i>, on November 24. It features collaborations with English artists including Disclosure, Sam Smith, Emeli Sandé, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, and Sam Romans.<p>Previously, we heard the Disclosure collaboration "Right Now". Now, they've released a …

Mary J. Blige

Various Artists: The Art of McCartney

Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson and more make an all-star tribute set that's full of surprise<p>It makes sense that Paul McCartney would inspire one of the most …

Erdogan's 'New Turkey' drifts towards isolation

<b>There is an old saying in Turkish: "The Turk has no friend but the Turk." As this country drifts towards isolation under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the proverb is ringing uncomfortably true.</b><p>During his 11 years as prime minister, Turkey rose in prominence. It began negotiations for …

South Asia

Egypt takes aim at Hamas' terror tunnels

Critics who think Israel is taking a heavy-handed approach in destroying Hamas terror tunnels should see what Egypt has in mind.<p>Facing the same type of underground routes out of Gaza that allowed terrorists to mount attacks on Israel, Egypt is considering creating a huge, 1,000-meter buffer zone in …

Untangling the Middle East: A guide to the region's shifting relationships

Untangling the<br>Middle EastA guide to the region’s web of relationships amid the battle against Islamic State<p>Last updated August 29, 2016<p>By Patrick Martin <br>Design by Jeremy Agius<p>As civil war rages in Syria and the Islamic State movement clings to control of territory in western Iraq and eastern Syria, …

Middle East

Environmental and Economic Benefits of Building Solar in California: Quality Careers— Cleaner Lives

Introduction<p>On November 1, 2014, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change1 warned:<p>Continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further …

Renewable Energy

Why a Physics Revolution Might Be on Its Way

The field of physics may be turned on its head soon, said renowned physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed during a live lecture from the Perimeter Institute for …

Physics

Floods and famines may have helped spark belief in gods, study suggests

Humans more likely to believe in powerful and judgmental gods during times of hardship and extremes of weather<p>Plagues, floods and famines often play a central role in religious stories. Research suggests they may have also helped start the belief in some gods in the first place.<p>A study of 583 …

Best Wildlife Photos of 2014

The winners of the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition have been announced by London’s Natural History Museum.<p>Stinger in the sun by …

Insect 'tree of life' shows bugs ruled prehistoric world - Futurity

An ambitious effort to reconstruct the insect evolutionary tree answers many questions about how bugs have shaped life on Earth.

Prehistory

A Tiny Robot Will Float In Your Blood To Bring You Drugs

In the future, robots are going to be everywhere–even inside our bodies. Several research groups are working on tiny “nanobots” that would float in our dark spaces, performing medical functions like detecting diseases and killing cancerous cells.<p>One example is a new scallop-shaped machine developed …

Robot Brains Catch Humans in 25 Years, Then Speed Right On By

We’ve been wrong about these robots before.<p>Soon after modern computers evolved in the 1940s, futurists started predicting that in just a few decades …

Neutron stars could shine new light on universe expansion

Astrophysicists have developed a new way to use gravitational waves to measure the expansion rate of the universe.<p>In a paper published in the journal</i> …

Evidence found that spinning black holes drag spacetime

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Avid Star Trek fans--and physicists--have known that spacetime gets distorted near certain galactic objects, but now they have more …

Black Holes

Scientists Discover Genes That Helped Turn Fearsome Wildcats Into House Cats

Cats are different than other domesticated animals. Unlike other species tamed for either food or labor, cats specialized in becoming mooches. Sure …

Scientists Are About To Experience '7 Hours Of Terror' As A Space Probe Tries To Land On A Comet

Even more difficult? Landing on the surface of a tiny, spinning, rocky comet.<p>Humans have never landed on a comet before, but the European Space Agency hopes to on Nov. 12 in what might be the hardest space mission ever attempted. That day, the ESA Rosetta spacecraft will deploy the Philae lander in …

Space