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The 10 Best Things From July 2014

The Surprisingly Strong Case for Colonizing Venus

Science fiction writers have come up with a plausible scenario for a floating city above the fiery planet.<p>Why worry about building a colony on Mars when instead you could float one high above the surface of Venus? Science fiction writer Charles Stross recently revived the idea of building a …

Launch of satellite to study carbon pollution delayed

A NASA mission to study climate change was scrubbed Tuesday because of water flow issue in the launch pad.<p>When rescheduled, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) will join a group of other satellites.<p>With OCO-2, NASA is attempting to achieve a "vantage point" from space to study atmospheric …

Fossil finds in Spain point to a far more complicated Neanderthal family tree

Discovery suggests distinctive Neanderthal features evolved at different rates<p>In a cave in northern Spain a team of scientists has retrieved the remains of 28 prehistoric humans, members of an enigmatic species that could be described as a little bit Neanderthal.They had Neanderthal faces, with …

Britain hopes to catch up in global robotics race with test centre strategy

Airfields, farms and towns could become test facilities under plans to increase income from robots free of human operators<p>Factories, farms, lakes and towns will become proving grounds for robots, drones and driverless cars under plans handed to the government on Tuesday that would transform Britain …