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Thursday, September 10, 2015
When sperm whales click, is it a sign of culture?
Sperm whales create social cliques based on a shared dialect of vocal clicks, evidence that humans are not alone in having culture, according to research published Tuesday.
Approximately half of the U.S. adult population has diabetes or is prediabetic, although prevalence of the disease appears to be leveling off after decades of increase, researchers said Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
European experts have pulled off a major advance that might one day help build new worlds in space after an astronaut in the International Space Station (ISS) remotely guided a robot on Earth by feel.
Monday, September 7, 2015
As it gets harder to tear our eyes away from smartphones, televisions, tablets or computers, concerns are growing over a blue light emitted by their screens, blamed for harming the retina and causing interrupted sleep.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Scientists are using submersibles to explore a German U-boat sunk 11 kilometers (7 miles) off the coast of the northeastern U.S. state of Rhode Island the day before Nazi Germany surrendered in World War II, and they're streaming the attempts online as they work to learn more about shipwrecks and how they affect the environment.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Imagine the alarm clock ringing on a typical Monday morning, except this time the curtains draw themselves back, the bathroom lights switch on automatically and you smell fresh coffee brewing.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Soyuz rocket blasts off in world's 500th manned space launch
A Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts successfully launched towards the International Space Station on Wednesday, marking the 500th manned launch in space travel history.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82.
'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies
At a virtual reality expo, VR comes in many diverse forms
A few centimeters above the floor, a man is suspended from a swing-like apparatus pretending he's flying over a mountain. Around the corner, a woman is defending herself against a horde of zombies with a make-believe gun. Several meters away, two guys are seemingly racing in cars over 160 kph (100 mph) while both sit still.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
1 year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins
Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii on Friday, in the longest U.S. isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars.
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