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Why Koalas Are Suddenly Drinking Extra Water

Koalas usually get the water they need from their food—but hotter, drier weather is making some koalas desperate.<p>Australian koalas are drinking much more water than they used to—and it’s likely because of hot, dry weather aggravated by climate change.<p>Koalas, which normally spend most of their time …

World's biggest dinosaur footprint found in 'Australia's Jurassic Park' | CNN Travel

(CNN) — The world's biggest dinosaur footprint has been discovered in northwestern Australia, measuring at nearly 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters), the lead author of a study said.<p>The track belonged to a sauropod, a long-necked herbivore. It tops a record 1.15 meter-long (nearly 3 feet 9 inches) …

Paleontology

This Object Has Been Sprayed With The World's Blackest Material, And It's Freaking Us Out

Seriously, that's not Photoshopped.<p>Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as …

Pollution-fighting Vertical Forest buildings coming to China

Two living, breathing buildings will be able to produce around 130 pounds of clean oxygen a day.<p>China has pollution problems, and one Italian architect could have some answers.<p>The Chinese city of Nanjing is getting a Vertical Forest, a set of two buildings stylised with around 1,100 trees and a …

China

Why aren't we gene editing people to be my size?

The Royal Society of medicine is debating whether embryonic gene editing will improve the health of future generations. So is this the future of medicine? Or could it be the thin end of the wedge... the first step in the direction of designer babies.<p>Speaking against the motion is the actress Kiruna …

Genetics

Photos: Top 20 new species of animals and plants of 2016

Many of these new species are already on the brink of extinction, threatened by poaching, illegal wildlife trade, habitat destruction and …

Zoology

Extinct: which animals could we lose forever in 2017?

When a cheetah sprints, there is nothing on Earth that can touch it. The big cat’s hind legs heave forward, kicking up dust, while its front paws bounce off the ground. A few years ago, a cheetah at full pelt clocked 64mph, covering 100m in just 5.95 seconds. Usain Bolt’s world record for the same …

Wildlife

500-year-old clam reveals 'hugely worrying' evidence of climate change and its effects

A worrying effect of climate change has been discovered by scientists studying the world’s longest-living animal, the quahog clam.<p>Researchers …

Brain implant enables paralyzed woman to communicate by thought

Computers are going to become much better at repairing human cognitive and sensory-motor functions in the not-too-distant future, and the UMC …

The New Horizons Spacecraft Has Found A Strange Asteroid Teeming With The Ingredients Of Life

Red isn’t a common color outside of planets in our solar system. Sure, you’ve got Mars, and surprising patches of color on Pluto among other mysteries, but by and large, space is greyscale. So that makes MU69, a red asteroid in the Kuiper Belt, a subject of serious fascination among scientists.<p>MU69 …

The amazing cloud cities we could build on Venus

Space scientists are pouring much time and effort into colonising Mars. But could we also live in the atmosphere of Venus? BBC Future investigates.<p>It’s hot enough to melt lead, the acid rain will scorch the flesh from your bones – and it’s the perfect place to raise a family. Venus, not Mars, might …

Space

New Research Confirms That Kids Get Their Intelligence From Mom

Science just proved what your mom has been saying all along.<p>When it comes to your IQ, "I got it from my mama" couldn't be more accurate. New research featured in <i>Psychology Spot</i> says people are born with conditioned genes that work differently depending on if they're from your mother or father — and …

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