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Everything you need to know about Virgin Galactic

The best of this week’s science and technology long reads, including the ultimate guide to Virgin Galactic, medicine’s flaws, and the ‘FedEx problem’.<p><b>Medicine</b> | Faith, hope and chemistry<p>Medicine is full of mystery, because the human body is full of mystery – the mystery of life. A doctor can never …

Alan Turing

New aluminum battery for smartphones can be charged in a minute | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminum for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute.<p>The researchers, who detailed their discovery in the journal Nature, said the new aluminum-ion battery has the …

Clean Energy

Sea sponge stays put thanks to glass 'hair' - Futurity

Tiny glass "hairs" keep the Venus’ flower basket sea sponge stuck to the seafloor. Could these spicules inspire stronger load-bearing structures?

Colorful New ‘Dwarf Dragons’ Found in South America

The newfound wood lizards live in Ecuador and Peru—and chances are, there are more yet to be discovered, scientists say.<p>Attention <i>Game of Thrones</i>: Three new species of "dwarf dragon" have been discovered in Peru and Ecuador, a new study says.<p>Due to political unrest in Ecuador, it took nearly a …


Brontosaurus is back! New analysis suggests genus might be resurrected

Despite its relegation to a subset of the Apatosaurus family in 1903, new research suggests that the Brontosaurus is distinct enough to be a genus<p>The Brontosaurus has been consigned to extinction not once, but twice – the second time when scientists concluded it was too similar to other long-necked …