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This Is The Vehicle That Will Replace The Humvee

Now all it needs is a catchier nickname than 'LATV'<p>This side of a tank, there is no more iconic U.S. Army vehicle that the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMVV), or as it’s better known, the Humvee. Design on them started in the late 1970s, with the Jeep-like vehicles first delivered …

People With Schizophrenia Have Different Throat Bacteria

This could be helpful for new treatments, faster diagnoses, and figuring out what causes the disease in the first place<p>The colonies of bacteria living in our throats could indicate whether or not a person has schizophrenia, according to a study published yesterday in the journal <i>Peer J</i>.<p>No one is …

Stephen Hawking says he's solved a black hole mystery, but physicists await the proof

Physicist Stephen Hawking made a splash this week when he announced that he had solved a vexing conundrum that had puzzled generations of leading physicists -- including the 73-year-old scientific superstar himself -- for the better part of a half-century.<p>During an eight-minute speech at a …

A close look at NASA’s Orion spacecraft after its parachute test

Space Exploration

Is obesity crisis fuelled by women having fewer children?

A new theory suggests the rise in the number of only children may be fuelling the obesity crisis in Britain<p>The obesity crisis may be partly driven by women having fewer children after new research suggested firstborns are far more likely to be overweight.<p>A study of nearly 30,000 sisters found that …

Paleo Profile: Ichibengops munyamadziensis

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p><b>Name:</b> <i>Ichibengops munyamadziensis</i><p><b>Meaning:</b> The genus name is a combination of Bemba and Greek meaning “scar face”, while the species name is in reference to the Munyamadzi Game Management Area where the fossils were found.<p><b>Age:</b> Upper Permian, around 255 million years</b> …

Paleontology

NASA Warns Sea-Level Rise Will Only Get Worse in the Future

A new NASA model is showing just how fast sea levels are rising around the world as a result of climate change.<p>At a news conference Wednesday (Aug. 26), NASA officials described a new computer visualization of sea level change incorporating data collected by satellites since 1992 — it reveals that …

Sea Level

Plantwatch: Pretty weeds and alien space invaders

<b>Paul Simons</b> on some beasts among nature’s garden beauties

Dinosaur foot found on beach in Wales could be mini T-Rex ancestor

A fossilised dinosaur foot found by a student on a Welsh beach could be from the earliest known ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex, experts say<p>A dinosaur foot found by chance on a Welsh beach could be from the earliest known ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex.<p>Palaeontology student Sam Davies made the …

Wales