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Saving the World's Rarest Bear

Microbes provide insights into evolution of human language

Big brains do not explain why only humans use sophisticated language, according to researchers who have discovered that even a species of pond life …

Drought may take toll on Congo rainforest, study finds

(Phys.org) —A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone …

Why we must defend Josie Cunningham's right to an abortion

Josie Cunningham's decision to put career first is no different to that made by thousands of women seeking abortion. So why has she been subjected to a national hate campaign?<p>Like many British women, model and celebrity-wannabe Josie Cunningham had a decision to make about her pregnancy. She could …

Team builds 'reliable' array for quantum computing - Futurity

Physicists are closer to making a quantum computer a reality by demonstrating a new level of reliability in a five-qubit array.

Space Elevator Closer to Liftoff With New Cable

Nerdwatch: Professor Matteo Pasquali recently unspooled one of the longest carbon nanotube fibers from his lab in Rice University. One of the many possible uses for the super-strong, conductive fiber could be to build an elevator to space that would replace rocket technology.


Here be dragons: the science of the flying fiery reptiles

With prominent examples including Game of Thrones and the Hobbit films, it's clear dragons are as popular as ever. But why is there this widespread affection for a fictional species that couldn’t possibly exist … or could they?<p>• Philip Hoare: from Smaug to the Clangers – a brief history of …

African lava study adds to 'shallow vs. deep' debate - Futurity

New field research in Africa bolsters the theory that some massive lava flows originated near the surface rather than deep within the mantle.

Explore The Deep Ocean While You Eat Lunch

Visit shipwrecks, coral reefs, canyons, and more with NOAA researchers as they livestream an expedition from the Gulf of Mexico aboard the Okeanos Explorer.<p>The ship Okeanos Explorer set out last Thursday across the Gulf of Mexico for a three-week, deep-sea expedition… and you can follow along! The …