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A haven for chimpanzees subjected to invasive research

Thirty years ago, at the “Understanding Chimpanzees” conference in Chicago, I learned the full extent of the horrors endured by chimpanzees subjected to invasive medical research. Since then, I have campaigned for appropriate retirement for all abused and exploited chimpanzees. Under the leadership …

Orangutan Mimics Human Sounds, Offering Insight Into Speech Evolution

<i>This article was originally published on the</i> International Business Times.<p>An ape at the Indianapolis Zoo is giving scientists insight into how human …

See All Five Naked Eye Planets in the Dusk Sky at Once

Hosting an evening star party this summer? You’re in for a treat. Starting later this week, all five naked eye planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter …

How a little mathematics can help create some beautiful music

Since the time of Pythagoras around 500 BCE, music and mathematics have had an intimate and mutually supportive relationship.<p>Mathematics has been …

Where Does Consciousness Come From?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> What Makes Us ... Us<p><b>About John Searle's TED Talk</b><p>Philosopher John Searle argues that consciousness is what makes us human. He makes the case for studying consciousness and accepting it as a biological phenomenon.<p><b>About John Searle</b><p>John Searle has contributed to …

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

The Brain

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Driverless car safety revolution could be scuppered by moral dilemma

Driverless vehicles could theoretically reduce the number of accidents by as much as 90 per cent.<p>But this bright vision of the future – in which the …

Autonomous Cars

WATCH: Why The Solar System Is Almost Entirely Flat

We don't need all that 3D space.<p>About 4.6 billion years ago, a nebulous cloud of swirling dust and gas came together in very important ways, thanks …

This Is the First Mammal to Be Killed Off by Human-Caused Climate Change

Scientists believe the disappearance of a small rodent from the Great Barrier Reef marks the world’s first recorded extinction of a mammal primarily …

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What we eat is seen as more important than ever. And everywhere we are urged to go organic: we are told it is more nutritious, it improves animal welfare and helps the environment. In reality, that is mostly marketing hype.<p>In 2012 Stanford University’s Centre for Health Policy did the biggest …

Researchers reportedly find drug-resistant 'super bacteria' in waters of Rio's Olympic venues

Raw sewage flowing into the waters off Rio de Janeiro where Olympic rowers and swimmers will compete this summer has reportedly given rise to a drug-resistant "super bacteria."<p>Two unpublished academic studies detail the presence of microbes usually found in hospitals, according to a report by …

Rare drone footage of this feeding whale is the most peaceful thing you'll see all day

Auckland University of Technology students in New Zealand captured drone footage of a Bryde's Whale feeding with a calf while conducting research in …

New Zealand

Making squirrels count and other dumb animal intelligence tests

HOW well can non-human animals think? Especially the brainiest ones – apes, elephants, crows and parrots? This question has long fascinated …

A peregrinação absurda a que a Justiça do Paraná submete um grupo de jornalistas

Essa história começou em fevereiro deste ano com a publicação de uma série de reportagens que trata da alta remuneração da Justiça e do Ministério …

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into …

Mathematics

Why Does Gravity Move At The Speed Of Light?

If you looked out at the Sun across the 93 million miles of space that separate our world from our nearest star, the light you’re seeing isn’t from the Sun as it is right now, but rather as it was some 8 minutes and 20 seconds ago. This is because as fast as light is — moving at the speed of light …

Physics

Afinal de contas, quanto vale um pacote de internet? - Internet

<i>Por Dane Avanzi*</i><p>A “Sociedade da Informação”, na qual todas as pessoas conseguem se comunicar o tempo todo praticamente em toda parte do mundo …

BBC - Earth - The animal that doesn't get cancer

Many animals get cancer just like humans do, but there are a few mysterious species that rarely develop it<p>Cancer is rife in the animal kingdom. For many, the mortality rate is similar to that suffered by humans.<p>The dogs and cats we share our homes with can get various forms of cancer. Among other …

David Bowie: A Life in Pictures

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Crows' tool time captured on camera

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1215000/1215808_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524714544_6f62a911208d03a44dfc1abb7292547e<p><b>Ecologists have used a tail-mounted "crow cam" to catch wild New Caledonian crows in the act of making and using hook-shaped tools.</b><p>This …

Is falsifiability essential to science?

The two articles I want to discuss today are fascinating, for they raise a problem that’s now vexing many scientists (especially physicists)—the …

Paradox at the heart of mathematics makes physics problem unanswerable

Gödel’s incompleteness theorems are connected to unsolvable calculations in quantum physics.<p>A logical paradox at the heart of mathematics and …

The Top 10 Claims Made by Creationists to Counter Scientific Theories

One of the most challenging tasks for the modern day creationist to is reconcile the belief in a 6,000 year old Earth with the ever-growing mountain …

Ice Age

Why Trust A Theory? Physicists And Philosophers Debate The Scientific Method

This week, a group of about 100 physicists and philosophers have gathered in Munich to reassess a question at the heart of science: “Why trust a theory?” In an opinion piece by George Ellis and Joe Silk, published in Nature earlier this year, the two physicists expressed worry about current …

Quantum Mechanics

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

Why Agnosticism Probably Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Agnostics are often characterized as ambivalent or wishy-washy fence sitters who refuse to make up their minds. But there's much more to agnosticism …