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Noah's Ark 'replica' unveiled in Kentucky amid anger at 'scientifically preposterous' museum

Nathaniel Jeanson is a Harvard-educated biologist. For the past year, he has been involved in a spectacular $100 million project, designed to educate and astonish the world.<p>His project, however, has left many scientists in despair.<p>For Dr Jeanson is one of the advisers of Ark Encounter – billed as …

Is This Congressman's Oversight An Effort To Hobble Climate Science?

About 600 scientists and engineers, including former employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), have signed on to letters urging the head of that agency, Kathryn Sullivan, to push back against political interference in science.<p>For months, Sullivan has been tangling …

Anti-ageing chocolate which reduces wrinkles developed by Cambridge University spin-off

A daily 7.5g bar of the chocolate can change the underlying skin stucture of a 50 year old to that of someone in their 30s, say developers<p>It may seem too good to be true, but guilt-free chocolate which promises to slow down the emergence of wrinkles and sagging skin, has been developed by …

There's a functional $1 million mech robot for sale on Amazon

<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> journalist Brad Stone billed Amazon as "The Everything Store" in his 2013 book about the company. Now, here's irrefutable proof: if you have ¥120,000,000 (about $1,020,000) handy, you can currently buy a rideable mech robot through Amazon Japan.<p>Completely normal and unassuming<p>…

Hard-copy books back on the rise as e-book and e-reader sales stagnate

Sales for the Kobo at the shop were stagnant. And despite the fact global Kindle sales had peaked in 2011 and flatlined since, and experts had …

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

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Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Watch man trounce a Ferrari on his 207 mph rocket bike

French cyclist François Gissy (aka "rocketman340" on YouTube) likes to go fast.<p>In 2013, he strapped a rocket to a bicycle and achieved a speed of 285 kilometers per hour (about 177 mph) in 6.7 seconds. Now, he's broken his own record by hitting a speed of 333 kph (about 207 mph), on the Circuit …

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