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The Science Books We Loved Most in 2015

Looking for a good holiday read? There was no shortage of excellent popular science books this year, from memoir, alternate science histories, and …

Agatha Christie

Archive: Ernst Haeckel

Delving into the Royal Society’s archive of biological illustrations.<p>In an era defined by scientific minds with wide-ranging interests, Ernst Haeckel …

Biologists Coax Worms Into Growing New Kinds of Heads

In what sounds like a plot line from a <i>BioShock</i> game, a team of biologists has coaxed an animal into growing a new head and brain resembling those of …

Biology

The Electric Turing Acid Test

If we want machines to truly think—a behavior that involves perspective and intuition and empathy—we need to help them hallucinate.<p><i>Parts of this essay by Andrew Smart are adapted from his book</i> Beyond Zero And One (2015)<i>, published by OR Books</i>.<p>Machine intelligence is growing at an increasingly rapid …

Countdown to catastrophe: Doomsday Clock moved closer to midnight

(Reuters) - Rising threats from climate change and nuclear arsenals prompted the scientists who maintain the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to global catastrophe, to move it two minutes closer to midnight on Thursday, its first shift in three years.<p>The Doomsday Clock, devised by the …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

A Fresh View of the Moon’s Surface

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p><i>National Geographic’s Dan Vergano contributed reporting to this story, as well as writing and editing. If I could post it with a shared byline, I would!</i><p>The moon is Earth’s nearest celestial companion, but we don’t often see fresh views of the lunar surface.<p>More …

Surprisingly smart crows ace card game

Crows can remember faces and use tools. Now new research shows they also have the brain power to spontaneously solve higher-order matching …

Out of Fuel, Venus Express Is Falling Gently to Its Death in Planet's Skies

After more than eight years orbiting Venus, the European spacecraft's comes to an end.<p>Just above the surface of Venus, one of Earth's most intrepid robots is slipping into a sulfuric hereafter.<p>Over the next few months, Venus Express will fall slowly through the 150-mile-thick (250 kilometers) …

Astronomers find 'new' dwarf galaxy in Milky Way's neighborhood

Hey, neighbor! Astronomers searching the sky with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an odd little dwarf galaxy in our very own backyard -- a mere 7 million light years away.<p>The findings, described in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, add a new member to the more …

Method Discovered To Produce Breathable Air on Mars

The humans are using the Earth’s resources as if they have another planet to go to. The environmentalists have already buzzed their siren in response …

Neuroscientists Have Worked Out How to “Read” And “Write” Brain Signals

A new technique allows researchers to both observe and control brain activity in mice.<p>Just like a very complicated computer, our brains control our …

Nasa releases footage of x-class solar flares - video

Nasa releases footage from the Solar Dynamics Observatory that shows the sun emitting x-class solar flares. X-class flares are the most intense; however, humans are safe because the flares cannot pass through the Earth's atmosphere, although they can disrupt communications

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …