Dinosaur fossil is so well-preserved it looks like a statue

The remains of an 18-foot long, 3,000-pound, 110-million-year old dinosaur heralded as the most well-preserved fossil of its kind ever discovered, is now being displayed as part of an exhibit that opened earlier this month at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Alberta, Canada. ...

Survey highlights the challenges disabled academics face—and what can be done to address them

dpa picture alliance/Alamy Stock Photo Survey highlights the challenges disabled academics face—and what can be done to address them Kate Sang’s research about equality and diversity in the workplace focuses largely on gender issues. But the associate professor of m...

Survey highlights the challenges disabled academics face—and what can be done to address them

dpa picture alliance/Alamy Stock Photo Survey highlights the challenges disabled academics face—and what can be done to address them Kate Sang’s research about equality and diversity in the workplace focuses largely on gender issues. But the associate professor of m...

Closest alien world to our solar system could be ripe for life, models suggest

Closest alien world to our solar system could be ripe for life, models suggest Could alien life reside close to our stellar neighborhood? Astronomers are taking that question a bit more seriously as new models increasingly suggest that the closest Earth-like planet to our solar system...

There's no such thing as a 'pure' European—or anyone else

Researchers are trying to extract DNA from skeletons buried in the ancient Philistine cemetery of Ashkelon, in what is now Israel. © TSAFRIR ABAYOV/LEON LEVY EXPEDITION There’s no such thing as a ‘pure’ European—or anyone else When the first busloa...

Gecko-inspired gripper could help robots climb walls

A soft robotic gripper holds a flask of orange juice.  Sukho Song Gecko-inspired gripper could help robots climb walls If you want a robot to pick up a coffee cup, a cherry tomato, or a bag of packaged food, you’ll have to deal with a lot of programming and qui...

Smart windshields could transform your driving experience, but what happens when they get hacked?

An artist’s conception of a world overloaded by augmented reality. Still from HYPER-REALITY (2016) by Keiichi Matsuda Smart windshields could transform your driving experience, but what happens when they get hacked? In the future, driving a car could feel like playi...

Global health spending good for U.S. security and economy, National Academies say

The United States needs to stay engaged in global health efforts, a new report argues. Here, a U.S. Army contingent participates in a humanitarian aid mission in East Africa. Samara Scott/U.S. Army/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Global health spending good for U.S. security...

Possible Trump pick for USDA science post draws darts

Sam Clovis at a campaign event in Iowa in 2016. Alex Hanson/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Possible Trump pick for USDA science post draws darts Originally published by E&E News President Trump may be adding to his administration’s challenges by picking someone withou...

India nears approval of first GM food crop

An Indian advisory committee has cleared a genetically modified mustard for commercial use. sj liew/Flickr (CC BY NC ND 2.0) India nears approval of first GM food crop Amidst acrimonious debate over the safety of genetically modified (GM) food crops, India’s top bio...
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