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Much to crow about

FROM ancient cave art in France to Van Gogh’s last painting, members of the crow family, or corvids, have inspired mythology and literature implying …

DNA nanobots deliver drugs in living cockroaches

It’s a computer – inside a cockroach. Nano-sized entities made of DNA that are able to perform the same kind of logic operations as a silicon-based …

Ancient Egyptian Mummy Found with Brain but No Heart

An ancient Egyptian mummy found with an intact brain, but no heart, has a plaque on her abdomen that may have been intended to ritually heal her, say …

Less coin to purloin

“CASH”, wrote Marcus Felson, an eminent American criminologist, “is the mother’s milk of crime.” Its appeal to criminals is clear. Unlike cars or …

Death toll rises as Ebola outbreak is contained to Guinea's remote south east

At least 63 people have now died from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea although the authorities believe they have managed to isolate the problem to the country’s remote south east.<p>In the meantime the consumption and selling of bats – a local delicacy In Guinea – has been banned after scientists …

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

Five awesome BIG bee faces

Get face-to-face with these awesome bees. USGS macro photos of bees and insects.<p>The USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab has posted hundreds of …

Nature