José F. Borges Padró

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Seven cruise journeys that evoke a lost era

Giant floating cities complete with endless buffets, kids clubs and climbing walls? Who needs them? Take to the water in style in homage to a bygone era.<p><b>Glide down the Nile on a Belle Époque steamer</b><p>Forget about crowded bus tours, the best way to see Egypt’s archaeological treasures is by boat – …

An 'Extreme' Solar Flare Just Erupted At Earth

It's still unclear whether and to what extent the flare will affect power grids, satellites, or radio transmissions on Earth. But whether it wreaks havoc or not, it will be stunning to behold.<p>But either way, tomorrow we will be able to see the flare in action, live on the Internet. The Slooh Space …

Astronomy

The man who grew eyes

The train line from mainland Kobe is a marvel of urban transportation. Opened in 1981, Japan’s first driverless, fully automated train pulls out of Sannomiya station, guided smoothly along elevated tracks that stand precariously over the bustling city streets below, across the bay to the Port …

Mystery Solved: How Snakes Climb Trees

Wildlife<p><b>When climbing a tree, a snake thinks “safety first,” according to new research published Tuesday in Biology Letters.</b><p>Instead of gripping the tree with just enough force to keep from sliding back down, snakes overcompensate and grip with a force that far exceeds what’s necessary. Researchers …

New ant evolved to mooch off its relatives - Futurity

A newly-discovered species of parasitic ant appears to have branched off from the family tree without leaving home.

Scientists Solve Mystery of How Hummingbirds Taste Sweetness

Changing Planet<p>A ruby-throated hummingbird feeds on mimosa flowers. Photograph by George Grall, National Geographic Creative<p><b>Hummingbirds feel the sweet lure of nectar, but they taste it in the most unexpected of ways.</b><p>This group of feathered friends doesn’t have a sweet taste receptor, which means …

Can Artificial Insemination Save Endangered Species?

Wildlife<p>These Magellanic penguin chicks, hatched in May 2014, are the second group of penguins bred using artificial insemination at SeaWorld. The penguin on the right was the first penguin to be conceived using frozen-then-thawed semen. The two on the left were conceived using chilled semen. …

Uranus: Why we should visit the most unloved planet

Uranus has always been left out when it comes to missions to our near neighbours. But now there are serious attempts to visit this toxic gas giant, writes Richard Hollingham.<p>The butt (snigger) of countless jokes, Uranus is almost certainly the most unloved planet in our solar system. It always …

Astronomy

2050 and the Future of Infrastructure

Much of the world around us has been formed around key pieces of infrastructure. Most see this as a testament to who we are as a society, and part of …

Watch A Crow Solve A Complex Puzzle

How smart are crows? They are so smart!<p>Crows are smarter than great apes and about on par with a 5-year-old child. We know they (and similar birds) can already complete complicated tasks, like putting a stick through a tube to finagle out food. But in this BBC video, the crow, after thinking it …

Mathematics