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Meet scientists' picks for the top 10 new species of 2015

Saturday is the 308th birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who took it upon himself to classify all plants and animals on Earth. Taxonomists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry celebrate the occasion by highlighting 10 fascinating species that were discovered in …

Watch This Superfast Raider Helicopter Take Its First Flight

Very, very slowly<p>Early this morning in West Palm Beach, Florida, a brand-new helicopter took its first flight. Made by Sikorsky, the S-97 Raider is designed as a future attack and fast transport copter for the American military, with a top speed of up to 276 mph thanks to a pusher-propeller in the …

Adorable, Disposable Drones Will Sniff Out Chemical Weapons In Future Wars

They fly like paper, and spy like planes<p>Cicadas are a species most keenly felt by their absence. After years underground, their larvae crawl forth to the surface, shed their skins, and take to the sky in a great racket. Weeks later, all that remains are their empty bodies--a testament to the swarm …

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Watch A Drone Save Texans From A Flash Flood

Unmanned Aerial Volunteers<p>Were it not for a volunteer and his drone, four people may have been swept away for good in floodwaters of Johnson County, Texas this past weekend. Drone operator Garrett Bryl twice used his DJI Inspire quadcopter for rescue work, working alongside the Joshua County fire …

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We Need Antibiotics. They’re Not Profitable To Make. Who Pays?

Within the slow-brewing crisis of antibiotic resistance—which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention kills 23,000 Americans each year—there are a lot of failures: of health care personnel who prescribe drugs when they should not; of patients who take drugs badly and encourage …