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See Just How Warm Winter Will Be in Your Hometown, Thanks to Climate Change ~ INTERACTIVE MAP
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, science, climate change, weather, humans, climate, research, scientists, news, interesting, habitat, animals )

Carrie
- 20 days ago - takepart.com
In coming decades, could frigid Buffalo, New York, experience winters as mild as Charlotte, North CarolinaâEUR(TM)s? And will Coeur dâEUR(TM)Alene, IdahoâEUR(TM)s January be as warm as Victorville, CaliforniaâEUR(TM)s?
Evolution 'Favours Bigger Sea Creatures'
Science & Tech  (tags: science, environment, marine animal, whales, research, study, scientists, interesting )

Dee
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The animals in the ocean have been getting bigger, on average, since the Cambrian period - and not by chance. That is the finding of a huge new survey of marine life past and present, published in the journal Science.
Strange Stars Pulsate According to the "Golden Ratio"
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, space, scientists, science, research, news, investigation, humans, environment, discovery, astronomy, cosmology, strange stars, pulsate, golden ratio, astronomers, frequency )

Darren
- 13 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Astronomers have discovered variable stars that periodically dim and brighten at frequencies close to the famed golden mean
The Universe's Oldest Stars Were Late Bloomers
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, space, science, research, news, investigation, interesting, humans, history, environment, discovery, computers, astronomy, cosmology, universe, stars, Planck satellite )

Darren
- 7 days ago - scientificamerican.com
The Planck satellite reveals the universe's first stars formed more than a hundred million years later than previously believed
Newton Figured Out How Tree Sap Rises
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, scientists, science, research, humans, environment, discovery, isaac newton, tree sap, transpiration, plants, theory )

Darren
- 13 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Buried in one of Isaac Newton's college notebooks is a page on which he fairly accurately theorizes on the process of transpiration in plants, two centuries before the concept was elucidated. Karen Hopkin reports
Is AI Dangerous? That DependsâEUR¦
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, computers, AI, Artificial Intelligence, astrobiology )

Darren
- 7 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Somewhere in the long list of topics that are relevant to astrobiology is the question of âEUR~intelligenceâEUR(TM). Is human-like, technological intelligence likely to be common across the universe?
Maxwell Test Chamber
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, scientists, science, research, interesting, humans, environment, design, Maxwell Test Chamber, cavernous, noise-absorbing, ESA )

Darren
- 22 days ago - esa.int
Technology image of the week: The cavernous, noise-absorbing interior of ESA's Maxwell chamber
Earliest Stars 150 Million Years Younger Than Previously Believed
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, space, nasa, stars, Planck, ESA, research, science, interesting )

Michael
- 21 days ago - iflscience.com
The latest data from the European Space Agency's Planck space telescope revealed that the earliest known stars in the universe likely appeared 150 million years later than previously believed.
Forgotten Fossil Found to Be New Reptile Species
Science & Tech  (tags: science, discovery, archaeology, fossil, fossil reptile )

Beatrice
- 8 days ago - itv.com
A Dorset coast fossil thought to be a plaster copy and stored in a museum for 30 years, has been revealed as a new ancient reptile species. The new species has now been named Ichthyosaurus anningae - in honour of Mary Anning, the British fossil-hunter
New Study Helps Sort Out Easter Island Mystery and What Happened to the People
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, climate, discovery, habitat, health, history, humans, interesting, news, research, science, scientists, world )

Caree
- 30 days ago - scienceblog.com
Long before the Europeans arrived on Easter Island in 1722, the native Polynesian culture known as Rapa Nui showed signs of demographic decline. However, the catalyst has long been debated in the scientific community. Was environmental degradation the...
The Mysterious 2 Billion-Year-Old Creature That Would Make Darwin Smile
Science & Tech  (tags: science, archaeology, evolution, Darwin, ancient bacteria, fossils )

Beatrice
- 23 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Far beneath the oceanâEUR(TM)s surface, buried in a layer of murky sludge, communities of ancient bacteria have existed virtually unchanged for nearly half of EarthâEUR(TM)s history.
Life on Earth May Have Flourished a Billion Years Earlier Than Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: Ancient life, ancient fossil, Ancient Organism, Life on Earth, pre-historic climate, discovery, environment, interesting, research, science, study, world )

Ben
- 10 days ago - smh.com.au
More than 3 billion years ago, Earth was a hostile, volatile place, its air oxygen-less and its climate unpredictable. And yet, life thrived.
Astronomers Spot Oldest Known Planetary System In The Galaxy
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, research, science, space, discovery, Kepler-444 )

Michael
- 29 days ago - iflscience.com
Data obtained over a period of four years using NASAâEUR(TM)s Kepler Space Telescope has revealed the oldest known planetary system in the galaxy, and it is fairly nearby.
Artificial Intelligence Not a Threat: Microsoft's Eric Horvitz Contradicts Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates
Science & Tech  (tags: AI, computers, humans, interesting, NewTechnology, research, science, society )

Ben
- 27 days ago - smh.com.au
Machines will eventually achieve a human-like consciousness but do not pose a threat to the survival of mankind, Microsoft head of research Eric Horvitz says, in comments that place him at odds with technologist Elon Musk
 

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