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Why The Last 'Wild' Horses Really Aren't

A Mongolian horse that has long been hailed as the last truly wild horse species in existence isn't really all that wild.<p>It turns out that Przewalski's horses are actually feral descendants of the first horses that humans are known to have domesticated, around 5,500 years ago.<p>What's more, the …

Horse Racing

'The Dialogues' Takes On Physics And Reality In Words And Pictures

The origin of the universe, the nature of space, the reality of time: These are ancient questions.<p>Libraries across the world are filled with heavy books that are, themselves, heavy with equations on these issues. But how many graphic novels are exploring these questions? More importantly, how many …

Physics

New algorithm can create movies from just a few snippets of text

Screenwriters denied the big budgets and formidable resources of the major film studios may soon have another option, thanks to a new algorithm that …

Ancient virus could be the reason humans can think

An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness, giving you the ability to think for yourself.<p>New research has linked a human gene …

Scientists Observe Incredible New Kind of Ice Thought to Exist in Uranus' Center

Here is an ice cube you do not want to put in your Diet Coke: A solid lattice of oxygen atoms with protons whizzing around inside of it. This ice is …

Chemistry

AI Just Learned How to Boost the Brain's Memory

When it comes to black boxes, there is none more black than the human brain. Our gray matter is so complex, scientists lament, that it can’t quite …

Why This Ancient Spider Had a Tail

The researchers say the tailed proto-spider could still scuttle across the forest floors in Myanmar today.<p>Up to 100 million years ago, a species of tiny, eight-legged creepy-crawler scuttled across the tropical rainforest of present-day Myanmar. Measuring a fraction of an inch, this ancient …

Nature

[UPDATE: Success!] Here’s Where to Watch SpaceX’s Historic Falcon Heavy Launch

<b>UPDATE</b>: SpaceX has done it! While at the time of this writing the fate of the Falcon Heavy core is unknown, everything else — the launch, the booster …

Electric shock to the brain boosts memory '15 per cent'

A device that gives the brain electric shocks has prompted hope for Alzheimer’s patients after an initial trial showed it could improve memory by 15 per cent.<p>The US study was described as “promising” by British Experts, but they cautioned it was too early to say for sure if it promises a treatment …

The brain systems for language learning predate both language and humans

Word recall and grammar seem to be handled by different areas, too<p>Why has the human brain proved adept at learning languages? One explanation is that …