25 Apr 2017

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World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder

World's last male northern white rhino gets help from TinderThe world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive. "I don't mean to be too forward, but the ...


25 Apr 2017 9:22pm GMT

‘Cooper’s Treasure’ Star on Why He’s Televising His Secret ‘Treasure Map From Space’

‘Cooper’s Treasure’ Star on Why He’s Televising His Secret ‘Treasure Map From Space’"Cooper's Treasure" is currently being discovered by viewers, and there's good reason to board the sea-bottom series. The Discovery show follows the underwater expeditions of Darrell Miklos, who just might have the most valuable and unique treasure map in the world - or rather, from out of this world. Here's the backstory: Miklos' friend Gordon Cooper was one of NASA's first seven astronauts in the 1950s.


25 Apr 2017 4:53pm GMT

7 things that make mosquitoes bite you more

7 things that make mosquitoes bite you moreMosquitoes choose their prey - you, perhaps - based on a bunch of factors. But there's...


25 Apr 2017 2:41pm GMT

Mysterious shapes and patterns discovered in Arctic and Antarctic sea floor

Mysterious shapes and patterns discovered in Arctic and Antarctic sea floorThousands of kilometres of the Arctic and Antarctic sea floors have been charted in an ambitious and highly detailed atlas of the polar seabed. Several strange shapes gouged out of the sea floor reveal some of the more dramatic periods of the poles' past. What we do know about the seabed here on Earth is perhaps at its scantiest in the remote polar regions.


25 Apr 2017 2:06pm GMT

Humans threaten crucial 'fossil' groundwater: study

Humans threaten crucial 'fossil' groundwater: studyHuman activity risks contaminating pristine water locked underground for millennia and long thought impervious to pollution, said a study Tuesday that warned of a looming threat to the crucial resource. This suggests that deep wells, believed to bring only unsullied, ancient water to the surface, are "vulnerable to contaminants derived from modern-day land uses," study co-author Scott Jasechko, of the University of Calgary, told AFP. Groundwater is rain or melted ice which filters through Earth's rocky layers to gather in aquifers underground -- a process that can take thousands, even millions, of years.


25 Apr 2017 7:51am GMT

Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expense

Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expenseBEIJING (AP) - China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal reserves to send less smog-inducing chemicals into the air, the move threatens to undermine efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Tuesday.


25 Apr 2017 4:01am GMT

24 Apr 2017

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This may be one reason people in China are becoming less happy

This may be one reason people in China are becoming less happyAs societies become wealthier, they don't necessarily become happier. It's called the Easterlin paradox, named for happiness economist Richard Easterlin. He observed in 2012 that people in China appeared to be experiencing the paradox. They had reported more happiness overall in 1990, before the country's economic transition, than they did two decades later, perhaps due…


24 Apr 2017 11:52pm GMT

Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow

Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bowBERNARDS, N.J. (AP) - A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and residents fondly remembered the go-to spot for formal photos, landmark for driving directions and the remarkable piece of natural history.


24 Apr 2017 11:15pm GMT

Royal Society: We must take action on AI machine learning to safeguard our futures

Royal Society: We must take action on AI machine learning to safeguard our futuresThe Royal Society is calling for governments, academia and industry to work together urgently to ensure that machine learning develops into a technology able to benefit the UK as a whole, as an antidote to fear mongering about the future dangers of artificial intelligence. The UK's science academy has spent a year and a half working on the report, entitled "Machine Learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example", in order to find out how the UK general public views machine learning.


24 Apr 2017 11:00pm GMT

Technology Is Killing Iceland’s Language

Technology Is Killing Iceland’s LanguageTechnology doesn't speak Icelandic, so it's in danger of being lost to history.


24 Apr 2017 9:40pm GMT

UNEP chief confident US will not ditch Paris climate deal

UNEP chief confident US will not ditch Paris climate dealThe UN's environment chief is confident that the United States will not pull out of the Paris climate deal and expects a decision from Washington next month. Erik Solheim told AFP in an interview on Monday that even if the United States withdraws, China and the European Union will step in and take the lead to implement the global agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


24 Apr 2017 8:56pm GMT

Kitty Hawk unveils, begins testing of 'flying car' prototype

Kitty Hawk unveils, begins testing of 'flying car' prototypeTrace Gallagher reports from Los Angeles


24 Apr 2017 8:24pm GMT

At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

At least global warming may get Americans off the couch moreWASHINGTON (AP) - Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds.


24 Apr 2017 7:30pm GMT

Supporting Science is as American as the Constitution and the Founding Fathers

Supporting Science is as American as the Constitution and the Founding FathersScientific progress and American democracy are inextricably bound for their mutual survival.


24 Apr 2017 7:28pm GMT

How's Your Peripheral Vision?

How's Your Peripheral Vision?Try these tests to find out!


24 Apr 2017 7:26pm GMT

Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life: study

Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life: studyFossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor fauna, researchers said Monday. If verified as both fungal and multicellular, the 2.4 billion-year-old microscopic creatures -- whose slender filaments are bundled together like brooms -- could also be the earliest known specimens of the branch of life to which humans belong, they reported in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. Earth itself is about 4.6 billion years old.


24 Apr 2017 6:44pm GMT