WILDERNESS AREAS HALVE THE RISK OF EXTINCTION FOR PLANTS AND ANIMALS

But only a fraction of these areas is protected

WATCH A ROBOT MADE OF ROBOTS MOVE AROUND

Robot “swarm” can travel around, even though its individual parts cannot

 
 
 

SENATE BILL WOULD GIVE NIH $3 BILLION IN 2020, OR 7.7% BOOST

Increase is $1 billion more than the House of Representatives has proposed

VEIL OF DUST FROM ANCIENT ASTEROID BREAKUP MAY HAVE COOLED EARTH

Natural "geoengineering" event led to a boom in animal life

 
 
 

ROCK-MUNCHING SEA URCHINS HAVE SELF-SHARPENING TEETH

Knifelike gnashers could help scientists design tools that rarely need honing

IS ‘THE BLOB' BACK? NEW MARINE HEAT WAVE THREATENS PACIFIC

Researchers fear repeat of damaging ocean warming

 
 
 

STUDY ON DNA SPREAD BY GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES PROMPTS BACKLASH

Company and some scientists dispute suggestion that released strain may have made local mosquitoes fitter

RUNNING-OR SITTING-CAN CHANGE THE SHAPE OF YOUR HEART

Being a couch potato makes your heart look more like an ape's

 
 
 

MASSIVE, BLIMPLIKE EXPERIMENT LOWERS WEIGHT LIMIT ON NEUTRINO

Physicist still don't know the particle's mass, but they've halved the possible range

CONGO ARRESTS FORMER HEALTH MINISTER FOR ALLEGED MISUSE OF EBOLA FUNDS

As outbreak continues, high-level U.S. delegation visits amid funding worries

 
 
 

FIRST PEANUT ALLERGY TREATMENT GAINS BACKING FROM FDA ADVISORY PANEL

Agency will now decide whether to allow sale of treatment

MOUNTAINS HIDDEN IN THE DEEP SEA ARE BIOLOGICAL HOT SPOTS. WILL MINING RUIN THEM?

Researchers are starting to document the biological and mineral riches of seamounts

 
 
 

THIS NEW DEVICE GENERATES LIGHT FROM THE DARKNESS OF SPACE

Thermoelectric generator can power a light-emitting diode after the sun goes down

LAB RATS PLAY HIDE-AND-SEEK FOR THE FUN OF IT, NEW STUDY SHOWS

They prolong the game and execute “joy jumps” when found

 
 
 

IN THE WORLD'S HIGHEST CITY, A LACK OF OXYGEN RAVAGES THE BODY

At 5100 meters above sea level, one in four residents suffers from chronic mountain sickness

THE SECRET OF STATIC ELECTRICITY? IT'S SHOCKING

Scientists say they finally know why rubbing two materials together produces an electric charge

 
 
 

HORMONE SECRETED BY BONES MAY HELP US ESCAPE DANGER

Osteocalcin, not adrenaline, may be key to the body's "fight or flight" response

TWIST ON ‘SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST' COULD EXPLAIN HOW REALITY EMERGES FROM THE QUANTUM HAZE

Subtle experiment with an electron trapped in diamond tests theory of quantum Darwinism

 
 
 

HINTS OF RAIN CLOUDS FOUND ON SMALL ALIEN WORLD

Mini-Neptune might not have an Earth-like surface, but it is warm enough to be habitable

ROBOT DETECTOR TO MAP COSMOS FOR CLUES TO DARK ENERGY

Upgraded Arizona telescope will survey 35 million galaxies

 
 
 



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