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Life on Earth… but not as we know it

Across the world's great deserts, a mysterious sheen has been found on boulders and rock faces. These layers of manganese, arsenic and silica are …

Solid or Liquid? Physicists Redefine States of Matter

Why can you stand on a glacier but not the ocean?<p>The answer seems simple enough: Liquids flow. Solids don’t. The atoms in liquids can slosh around. …

Should we bring back extinct species? - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — Within 15 years, scientists may be able to revive some recently extinct …

Biological Species

North Korea's official Twitter and Flickr feeds taken over by hackers

Hackers have apparently broken into at least two of North Korea's government-run online sites as tensions rise on the Korean peninsula.<p>The North's …

Researchers Use Brain Scans To Reveal Hidden Dreamscape

Scientists say they have found a way to get a glimpse of people's dreams.<p>"Our results show that we can predict what a person's seeing during dreams," says Yukiyasu Kamitani, a researcher at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan.<p>Philosophers, poets and psychologists have …

North Korea gives nuclear-war warning

The North Korean army has warned the US that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons.<p>"The moment of explosion is approaching fast," the military said, warning that war could break out "today or tomorrow".<p>The statement, carried by the …

Live Chat: What Have We Learned About Dinosaurs Since Jurassic Park?

<b>Update: Due to technical difficulties, this chat has been canceled. Please stay tuned as we will reschedule this chat within a week or two. We</b> …