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Now that’s proper science: CYBORG MONKEYS with PROSTHETIC ARMS – Register

Email delivery: 4 steps to get more email to the inbox Exciting news on various important science and tech beats today, as we learn that boffins have achieved breakthroughs in the allied fields of brain-chipped monkeys, robotics and cybernetics. To wit, they have been working out how to equip monkeys wielding robot arms with a […]

Blood-filled mosquito fossil found — still no ‘Jurassic Park’ – CNET

Blood-filled mosquito fossil found — still no ‘Jurassic Park’ – CNET

At least it died full. (Credit: Dale Greenwalt) When you hear the phrase “fossilized, blood-engorged mosquito,” your mind may jump to images of dinosaurs roaming freely in “Jurassic Park.” It’s a nice dream, but one that is once again dashed by actual science. Still, researchers have come across the incredibly cool discovery of a fossilized, […]

Amaze project aims to take 3D printing ‘into metal age’ – BBC News

Amaze project aims to take 3D printing ‘into metal age’ – BBC News

15 October 2013 Last updated at 06:22 ET By James Morgan Science reporter, BBC News This concept Mars probe features 3D printed components The European Space Agency has unveiled plans to “take 3D printing into the metal age” by building parts for jets, […]

‘Ghost’ Cloud, UFO Sightings Caused By Secret Russian Missile Launch … – International Business Times

‘Ghost’ Cloud, UFO Sightings Caused By Secret Russian Missile Launch … – International Business Times

A strange “ghost cloud” visible from the International Space Station and UFO reports on earth in Russia have been linked to a secret trial takeoff of a Russian missile. The launch, which took place last Thursday, was reported on news discussion forum AboveTopSecret and confirmed by European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano. “The missile’s test warhead […]

Moose Die-Off Alarms Scientists – New York Times

Moose Die-Off Alarms Scientists – New York Times

Twenty years ago, Minnesota had two geographically separate moose populations. One of them has virtually disappeared since the 1990s, declining to fewer than 100 from 4,000. The other population, in northeastern Minnesota, is dropping 25 percent a year and is now fewer than 3,000, down from 8,000. (The moose mortality rate used to be 8 […]

Iran May Launch Another Monkey Into Space Soon: Reports – Space.com

Iranian space officials announced Monday (Jan. 28, 2013) that they have successfully launched a live monkey into space.Credit: Iran State TV/Powered by NewsLook Iran is planning […]

Greater financial investment needed to combat climate change – UN chief – UN News Centre

Print 13 October 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to step up its financial investment in technologies, policies and practices that can help combat climate change, adding that time is running out to address this global threat. “Climate change is […]

‘Diamond rain’ falls on Saturn and Jupiter – BBC News

‘Diamond rain’ falls on Saturn and Jupiter – BBC News

14 October 2013 Last updated at 07:04 ET By James Morgan Science reporter, BBC News Diamond rain could be “the most common precipitation in the Solar System” the authors say Diamonds big enough to be worn by Hollywood film stars could be raining […]

Europe’s Early Settlers Uncovered – National Geographic

Europe’s Early Settlers Uncovered – National Geographic

On Science, Communication, Respect, and Coming Back from Mistakes – Wired

On Science, Communication, Respect, and Coming Back from Mistakes – Wired

image: Marc Falardeau, (CC), Flickr A couple of unpleasant and deeply dismaying things have happened in the science blogosphere in the past 36 hours or so. I’m posting on it, along with a growing number of other science bloggers, in order to stand in solidarity with a fellow blogger and to ensure her voice is […]