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Twenty Five Years Reconstructing an Island Ecosystem

Changing Planet<p>Islands are delicate ecosystems. Although less than 5% of the world’s land area, they are home to over 20% of the planet’s terrestrial biodiversity. In the last 500 years 80% of vertebrate extinctions have been on islands. Restoring an island ecosystem to its original state requires …

The world's 10 oldest living trees

Methuselah<p>Until 2013, Methuselah, an ancient bristlecone pine was the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth. While Methuselah still stands as of …

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Leaf-Cutter Ants Teach Us About Food Systems?

About twelve thousand years ago, humans hit on a bright idea. Why not grow food in our backyards instead of having to go look for it every time our …

Strong Link Established Between Trust and Intelligence

If you don't trust this study's conclusions, you must not be smart. (Joking.)<p>Conventional wisdom has a few things to say about trusting strangers--all things being equal, it isn't generally considered a wise thing to do. Perhaps surprisingly, then, new research has found a strong link between …

Far More than a Hole in the Ground

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p>The simulator at the Meteor Crater Museum really did look like that—complete with arcade game buttons that allowed you to end worlds. Earth, the Moon, and Venus were the available targets for …

Team finds ‘hidden’ gene linked to heart attacks

A gene that was hiding in plain sight appears to influence heart health and may lower the risk of heart attacks.<p>Researchers identified the gene by …

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Watch This Ways

My watch is mine, and if you try peeking into it, you probably won’t be able to read the time. However if I wear the Followatch, you will be able to …

Evo pits Jaguar XKR-S vs. Mercedes SL63 AMG in heavyweight droptop fight

We recently received the sad news that the Jaguar XK is ceasing production by the end of the year, but what better way to bid it farewell than with some big, smoky powerslides? The retirement of the sporty GT isn't actually the topic of the latest video from <i>Evo</i> – it's on hand to compete against the …

Longest Car Ramp Jump Record In The Works

Follow Antony<p>Toyo Tires, Monster Energy and professional skier and rally driver Guerlain Chicherit are gearing up to grab one of the most spectacular …

World's longest aircraft is unveiled in UK

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1056000/1056555_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524690406_c0acbd96acd894dd553d9b5da459214e<p><b>The world's longest aircraft has just been unveiled in Britain's biggest aircraft hangar.</b><p>At first, you might mistake it for a giant airship - …