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Introducing 'dark DNA'—the phenomenon that could change how we think about evolution

DNA sequencing technology is helping scientists unravel questions that humans have been asking about animals for centuries. By mapping out animal …

New York mayor considers removing Christopher Columbus statue amid Confederate-era soul-searching

Bill de Blasio, the New York mayor, has said he may order the removal of the city's landmark statue of Christopher Columbus amid national soul-searching over the removal of Confederate-era monuments.<p>The statue, which is the centrepiece of the city's famed Columbus Circle, was commissioned in 1892 …

Tequila lollipops are now a thing and, even better, you can make them at home

Okay, the next time you want a margarita, think again. Tequila lollipops are now a thing, reported Cosmopolitan.com, and, even better, you can make …

Ice Cream

Genetic editing could rob world of creative geniuses like Thomas Edison or Tennessee Williams

Genetic editing to cure future generations of disease and mental disorders could rob the world of the creative geniuses who have transformed society, it has been claimed.<p>Next year, the first large trials will begin in the US and China to tweak the genes of patients suffering from cancer - a …

Cal Academy researchers discover more than 100 new species in ’16

Biologists who explore the Earth and oceans are constantly aware that the life around us is both profligate in variety and vital for the planet’s sustenance.<p>The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has just released a summary of the new life forms its researchers have discovered …

Inside the Experimental Search for Dark Matter

Although dark matter is believed to exist in large quantities, the best way to find and measure dark matter continues to elude scientists.<p><i>By</i> <i>Anthony</i> …

33 Facts We Didn't Know At The Start Of 2016

Good news for Einstein, bad news for anyone who likes red squirrels.<p>1. Gravitational waves exist.<p>2. There's an Earth-like planet just four light years away.<p>3. It's possible for a computer to beat a human world champion at Go.<p>4. The Zika virus does indeed cause microcephaly, a medical condition in …

Perseid meteor shower 2016: peak times, how to live-stream, and where to view this spectacular meteor shower

Every year in August, the Swift-Tuttle comet puts on a brilliant show. When the Earth plows into its wake, tiny bits of debris left behind from the comet slam into our atmosphere at 132,000 miles per hour, reach temperatures of 3,000 to 10,000 degrees, and streak across the sky in what we call the …

Scientists have discovered a new kind of fire, and it's beautiful

Engineers have discovered a brand-new, bright-blue fire tornado that behaves unlike any flame ever created.<p>When a fire burns yellow, it's unclean. The warm colors are signs of an incomplete combustion reaction coughing up soot, smoke, and other emissions. When a flame glows blue, it's a sign of a …

17 Ways to Lose Weight Like a Man

I have spent a lifetime on every diet under the sun—from counting calories to cutting carbs. Sometimes I’m successful and other times, not so much. …

Scientists warn of 'global climate emergency' over shifting jet stream

Two environmentalists have declared a “global climate emergency” after the Northern hemisphere jet stream was found to have crossed the equator, …

Climate Change

Hole in ozone layer is closing and will be 'healed' by 2050, scientists say

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered.<p>Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun’s harmful …

Ozone