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What We Now Know About The Chelyabinsk Meteor

A set of newly released papers reconstruct the fireball's impact.<p>Months after a 62-foot-wide fireball streaked through the morning sky over Chelyabinsk, Russia, scientists are starting to get a handle on the rock's composition, trajectory and impact. Three papers released this week, two in <i>Nature</i> …

Meteorites

Double The Fun: Monkeys Control Two Virtual Arms With Just Their Thoughts

It's yet another step toward creating lifelike, mind-controlled prosthetics for those who have lost use of their limbs.<p>Those old Doublemint chewing gum ads got it right: Two is better than one. That's the idea behind a new study, published today, that showed off a system that hooked up monkeys' …

Lythronax argestes: a new tyrant and the spread of the tyrannosaurs

All hail the Southern King of Gore – <i>Lythronax argestes</i>. As names go in palaeontology that’s a superb entry and one that has more than a nice ring to it. While it is true that new dinosaurs are named all the time, new tyrannosaurs are generally considered rather special since they are not common, …

World's Largest Volcano Discovered on Pacific Seafloor

Researchers discovered the largest volcano on earth a thousand miles off the coast of Japan. Tamu Massif rivals some of the biggest volcanoes found in the solar system. Volcanology researcher Kayla Iacovino discusses what this giant can tell us about the inside of our planet.<p>Transcript<p>IRA FLATOW, …

Judge Rules 'Ikea Monkey' To Remain In Animal Sanctuary

Darwin the 'Ikea monkey' will no longer be hitting the superstores with a Canadian woman who calls him her son after a judge in Ontario ruled that the primate is not a pet and should remain at an animal sanctuary.<p>As we wrote in December, Darwin, a Japanese macaque dressed in a heavy shearling coat, …

Where Do Dreams Come From?

Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.<p>When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, something in our mind spins us fanciful tales of teeth falling out, bouncing around in giant marshmallows in the sky, failing midterms in classes we've never taken, taking a walk in the park …

Dogs’ behavior could help to design social robots

Study suggests dogs react more readily to robots that show interactive social behavior.<p>Designers of social robots, take note. Bring your dog to the …

Robotics

N. America's Oldest Known Petroglyphs Discovered In Nevada

Ancient North Americans gouged elaborate rock art into a heap of big boulders northeast of Reno, Nev., more than 10,000 years ago and perhaps 15,000 years ago. That makes the carvings the oldest known petroglyphs on the continent, according to a paper published in the <i>Journal of Archaeological</i> …

Mars Curiosity Milestone: Top 5 First-Year Discoveries

After one year on Mars, what has the Curiosity rover found?<p><b>NASA's one-ton Curiosity rover celebrates its first anniversary on Mars this week.</b><p>In just one Earth-year of its scheduled two-year mission, the roving geochemistry lab has helped assess the red planet's habitability, while serving as a …

Jurassic squirrel's secret is out after 165m years

The discovery of a small furry beast from the Jurassic era has given scientists fresh insights into the evolution of the first mammals on Earth. The fossilised remains of the squirrel-sized animal that plodded rather than scampered, came from rock dated to 165m years ago, when feathered dinosaurs …

Claire Parkinson on geoengineering

Should scientists try to modify climate deliberately, in an attempt to cool the planet?<p>[nggallery id=new-york]<p>With climate scientists almost …

Mammal-ish critter walked like an armadillo

<b>U. CHICAGO (US) —</b> The newly discovered fossil of a 165 million-year-old proto-mammal suggests that traits like hair and fur originated well before …

Dinosaurs

What Pangaea Would Look Like With Today's Political Boundaries [Infographic]

Goodbye, East Coast.<p>About 300 million years ago, the supercontinent of Pangaea started to break apart into the continents we live on today. An Italian designer who goes by the name Massimo put Pangaea back together, then added on modern political boundaries, creating the map you see here. Brazil …

Watch These Robotic Plant Roots Grow Like The Real Thing [Video]

One day, they could be used to monitor soil. Or your inner organs.<p>This robot is putting down roots. Recently at the Living Machines conference in London, researchers from the Italian Institute of Technology debuted a system of robotic roots that can grow and turn in response to stimuli in their …

NASA Ponders Life-Seeking Mission to Europa Moon

<b>With tantalizing hints of a global salty ocean lying beneath a layer of fractured ice, Jupiter‘s moon Europa has been catapulted to the top of the list of suitable homes for ETs in the solar system.</b><p>Now NASA has begun mapping out what a future mission to this intriguing worldlet may look like.<p>A new …

Coffin-within-a-Coffin Found at Richard III Site

The University of Leicester research team lifted the lid of a coffin at the Richard III site this past week. The medieval king was discovered at the …

Is your dog happy to see you? Look at its eyebrows to find out

Dogs use specific facial expressions to show how happy they are to see their owners, scientists have found.<p>While most dog owners will recognise their pet’s wagging tail as a sign of joy, they may also want to pay more attention to their animal’s face the next time they walk in through the front …

Magma can take 'highway from hell' to fuel volcanic eruptions

Magma from deep within the Earth's mantle can surge through a volcano in a matter of months rather than thousands of years or more, as previously thought, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.<p>The molten lava that erupts from volcanoes comes from the mantle, the portion of …

Earth Science

Did life on Earth begin at hot-water vents on the sea floor?

Three new papers strengthen the case that Earth’s first life began at alkaline hydrothermal vents at the bottoms of oceans. Scientists are interested …

Ancient snowfall likely carved Martian valleys

Researchers at Brown University have shown that some Martian valleys appear to have been caused by runoff from orographic precipitation.<p>Valley …

Did ancient snow carve valleys on Mars?

<b>BROWN (US) —</b> Some valleys on Mars appear to have been formed by melting snow, a new study suggests.<p>Valley networks branching across the Martian …

Climate Change

Here's 20 Startling Images Invisible To The Naked Eye

When it comes to the world around use, not everything is as it seems. Here's 20 every objects including the likes of coffee, cigarette rolling …

Genetically modified flourescent fish could help the early detection of cancer

Cancer detecting fluorescent fish and mini pigs are just some of the animals on display at the Bio Taiwan 2013 Exhibition.<p>The animals are being used to help advance medical investigation in key areas such as cancer research.<p>Liver genes in the fish are modified and dyed to help monitor cell growth, …

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