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The History of Pearl Harbor<p>Just as the luster of a pearl seems to change with the shifting light of day, so has Pearl Harbor changed in the shifting …

Outdoors

Circadian rhythms and our microbiome

Like most on Earth, our gut microbes have their own circadian rhythm, and disrupting that daily routine can be bad news for whole body, says new …

Life Sciences

Daily Life in Ancient China

Chinese culture is one of the oldest in the world today. Over 6,000 years ago this culture began to develop in the Yellow River Valley and many of …

China

This amazing tiny animal has sex for an hour. Yes, there's video.

Scientists don’t know much about how tardigrades have sex.<p>That’s a shame. Tardigrades — microscopic animals that primarily live in water — are some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth, with biological powers of resilience usually found in comic books.<p>They’re able to survive in just about any …

Animals

A startup just showed why hydrogen vehicles are better than electric — but there's a catch

A Utah-based startup is trying to revolutionize the trucking industry with hydrogen power.<p>Nikola Motor Company unveiled its hydrogen-powered truck, the Nikola One, on Thursday evening. The truck primarily relies on hydrogen fuel cells, but also comes with a 320 kWh battery, to achieve a range of …

Autos

Seven decades of classic photography from the Observer

As the world’s oldest Sunday newspaper celebrates its 225th birthday, we bring you a selection of its award-winning photojournalism – from the 1950s to the present

Photography

Greece must reform or leave eurozone, says German minister

Wolfgang Schäuble rules out debt relief for Greece before meeting of eurozone’s finance ministers<p>Greece must implement economic reforms if it is to keep its place in the eurozone, Germany’s finance minister has insisted, ruling out debt relief for the country ahead of a crucial euro group meeting …

Greece

Tapirs of Belize • Ricochet Science

What is a Tapir?<p>The Central American Tapir (<i>Tapirus bairdii</i>), also known as the Baird’s Tapir or Mountain cow, is the largest indigenous mammal in …

Latin America

China's Clean Energy Push Runs Into Headwinds

BEIJING—China’s unbridled ambitions for clean energy led to the construction of two wind turbines every hour in recent years. Now, there is a new demand: slow down.<p>In the U.S., President-elect Donald Trump has been extolling the virtues of coal. But China, which suffers from crippling air …

Energy

Climate-change effects you might not have thought about

The deadly and damaging effects of climate change are already being felt around the world in ways many people do not recognise, some of Australia’s …

Australia

One cold bug: Fossil beetle discovered in Antarctica

Antarctica is home to fewer insect species than anywhere else on earth. But it wasn’t always that way.<p>A geologist digging in bluffs on Antarctica’s …

Insects

Houston, we have power: Space-based solar power could be the final frontier in renewable energy

Solar power harnessed from outer space could be the key to humanity's survival<p>Critics of the 2002 James Bond film “Die Another Day” decried its over-reliance on über-tech, even by 007 standards. Think sonic agitator rings for shattering bullet-proof glass, and an invisible Aston Martin that might …

Energy

Trump's Taiwan call exposes his inexperience, China state media say

Trump advisers point to China’s measured reaction but experts say Beijing leaders will be privately enraged and unnerved<p>Donald Trump’s controversial decision to hold a 10-minute phone call with Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, was caused by the billionaire’s lack of foreign policy experience, a …

China

NASA photo reveals a startling 300-foot-wide rift in Antarctic Ice Shelf

The breakup of the massive Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica is getting closer and will eventually produce an iceberg the size of Delaware prowling the Southern Ocean, according to new NASA data.<p>On Friday, NASA released an astonishing new image taken by researchers flying above the ice shelf on Nov. …

Space

The 25 coolest concept cars revealed this year so far

Automakers are pushing bold, innovative ideas forward with their latest concept cars.<p>Rob Ludacer<p>Whether it's a car with nothing inside but a sofa and TV or an electric car resembling the Batmobile, concept cars give us a glimpse of how technology will shape the future of driving.<p>Scroll down for our …

Autos

SHANK3 Protein Linked To Pain Insensitivity In Autism

A possible mechanism underlying pain insensitivity in autism has been uncovered by new research points from Duke University. Sensory problems are …

Hi-tech replica to bring prehistoric art of Lascaux within reach

£48m recreation of French caves will let visitors experience magic of the ‘prehistoric Sistine chapel’ for first time in decades<p>In the Dordogne village of Montignac sur Vézère, the story of how one boy and his dog discovered one of the most haunting examples of prehistoric art has gone down in …

Art

The Arctic Is Seriously Weird Right Now

The sun set on the North Pole more than a month ago, not to rise again until spring. Usually that serves as a cue for sea ice to spread its frozen …

Climate Change

How one of Led Zeppelin's greatest hits was made

<i>Below is an excerpt from Marc Myers' new book "Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B, and Pop" (Grove Press), which you can buy on Amazon. In it, Myers talks to Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page and collaborators about the making of one of the band's hits that</i> …

Blues Music

Military Experts Warn Climate Change Will Create An 'Epic' Humanitarian Crisis

The consequences could be war, mass migration and threats to national security.<p>Climate change could prompt a “humanitarian crisis of epic proportions”.<p>That’s according to military experts, who have warned that global warming may spark war, mass migration and threats to national security.<p>Even if …

Climate Change

With WeChat, Chinese Take Censorship Abroad, Study Says

ENLARGE<p>As Western social-media companies consider how much they are willing to censor to gain access to China’s hundreds of millions of walled-off internet users, a new report looks at steps China’s dominant mobile messaging app has taken going the other direction.<p>WeChat, the immensely popular …

Censorship

Corals much older than previously thought, study finds

Coral genotypes can survive for thousands of years, possibly making them the longest-lived animals in the world, according to a new report.

Science

Antibody treatment surprisingly 'cures' monkeys of HIV-like infection

"Fascinating." "A complete first." "Striking." "Too amazing to be real." Those are some of the reactions researchers are having to a provocative, …

Antibodies

The Very Basics of String Theory and What Everyone Should Know

String theory is a concept that has been around for centuries and is one of the most controversial and unproven of all physics ideas. It’s basically …

Science

Study explains evolution phenomenon that puzzled Darwin

Why do some animals have extravagant, showy ornaments -- think deer antlers, peacock feathers and horns on beetles -- that can be a liability to …

Life Sciences

Nobel laureates have spoken out – the battle to defend science under Trump has begun

America’s science community is getting organised as never before to hold the new administration and Congress to account<p>More than 2300 scientists—including 22 Nobel laureates—this week issued an open letter, outlining how they want the Trump administration and 115th Congress to make use of …

Science

New elements complete seventh row of the periodic table

Officials have approved the names of four new elements. The new additions are named after a country, three cities and a scientist.<p>Top scientists finalized the names of four new elements in the periodic table, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry announced on Wednesday.<p>The Bureau …

Chemistry

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics