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The best science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

In <b>Radiance</b> (Corsair, £16.99), her first adult novel for four years, Catherynne M Valente posits an absurdist alternative history in which the exploration of the solar system began in the 1800s and all the planets are inhabited. In 1944 film-maker Severin Unck travelled to Venus to make a film about …

Books

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What Darwin Overlooked About Fighting Female Animals - Facts So Romantic

Queen ants fight dirty. With their powerful jaws, they clamp down on ­each other, ripping through exoskeleton and vital flesh—a fight to the death. …

This is how science lost God: Atheism, evolution and the long road to Richard Dawkins’ latest Twitter controversy

The roots of today’s battles over atheism, science, religion and climate change actually date back centuries<p>In the seventeenth century, most natural philosophers believed that every type of living organism on the face of the Earth had always existed, from the very beginning of the Earth’s creation. …

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Controversial T. Rex Soft Tissue Find Finally Explained

The controversial discovery of 68-million-year-old soft tissue from the bones of a <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> finally has a physical explanation. According to …

Marie Curie radioactive papers

Marie Curie, known as the "mother of modern physics," died from aplastic anemia, a rare condition linked to high levels of exposure to her famed discoveries, the radioactive elements polonium and radium.<p>Curie, the only woman to win a Nobel Prize in two different fields (physics and chemistry), …

This Physicist Says Dark Matter May Have Killed Off The Dinosaurs

We can't see it or feel it. But as Lisa Randall says, dark matter may explain a lot about our universe--including the dinos' demise.<p>As every astronomy buff knows, dark matter is pretty elusive stuff.<p>We can't see it. We can't hear it or feel it, and we certainly can't smell or taste it. Even with …

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …

Video Captures Catlike Creature Riding Rare Rhino

New camera-trap footage shows a genet on the back of a black rhinoceros in South Africa. An expert weighs in on the bizarre interaction.<p>The saga of animals riding on other animals continues.<p>This time, it’s a genet—a relative of a mongoose—atop a rare black rhinoceros as it moves through the South …

Wildlife

Life's big surprises: The Vital Question and Life's Greatest Secret

Two recent books dive into the mysteries surrounding the origins of life and the genetic code and come up with deeply satisfying tales filled with tenacious arguments and bold ideas<p>Summer is here and brings for many a welcome opportunity to spend time on the beach immersed in the pages of a good …

Biology

Were The Crimean Pyramids Constructed Before The Age Of Dinosaurs?

Pyramids are typically known from Egyptian culture and within Egypt. However, Ukrainian researchers have accidentally discovered constructions and …

Big Bang Nixed --"Our Universe Evolved from the Black Hole of a Collapsed 4-D Star" (Today's Most Popular)

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

Paradoxical Crystal Baffles Physicists

At super-low temperatures, a crystal called samarium hexaboride behaves in an unexplained, imagination-stretching way.<p>In a deceptively drab black …

Quantum Physics

Earth and Mars May Have Shared Seeds of Life

Could Mars, of all places, be the place to look for early life on Earth?<p>It's an intriguing thought and one that astrobiologists take seriously as …