New Dinosaur Fossil Best Preserved Ever

National Geographic: On the afternoon of March 21, 2011, a heavy-equipment operator named Shawn Funk was carving his way through the earth, unaware that he would soon meet a dragon. That Monday had started like any other at the Millennium Mine, a vast pit some 17 miles north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, operated by energy... Continue Reading →

Scientists Say We’ll be Chatting With Dolphins by 2021

Scientists reckon humans will be communicating with our aquatic friends by 2021. A group of researchers are harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to create a piece of dolphin language analysis software Swedish language technology company Gavagai AB is working with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm to create the dolphin language dictionary. Read... Continue Reading →

Stephen Hawking Again Warns We Must Leave Earth

"Humans will need to colonise another planet within one hundred years to ensure our survival, according to Professor Stephen Hawking. The astrophysicist has made a new documentary, Expedition New Earth, as part of the BBC’s new science season Tomorrow’s World. In it he will claim that time is running out for Earth and if humanity... Continue Reading →

Using CRISPR Against Cancer Shows Success in Mice

"To conduct the study, the researchers used mouse models that had received transplants of human prostate and liver cancer cells. Editing the cancer fusion gene resulted in up to 30 percent reduction in tumor size. None of the mice exhibited metastasis and all survived during the eight-week observation period. In contrast, in control mice treated... Continue Reading →

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Finds the ‘Big Empty’ Near Saturn

"The region between the rings and Saturn is 'the big empty,' apparently," said Cassini Project Manager Earl Maize of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "Cassini will stay the course, while the scientists work on the mystery of why the dust level is much lower than expected."

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