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Researchers Want Robots to Mimic Human Brain

Researchers Want Robots to Mimic Human Brain

Robots are good at computational tasks like playing chess, figuring out bus routes or solving math problems, for example. But ask them to walk, talk or recognize everyday objects, and things quickly fall apart, researchers say. An emerging field known as of “neurobiological robotics” is looking for unique human or animal abilities that can be copied, turned into software, and ... Read More »

Scientists Race to Save Coral in Miami

Scientists Race to Save Coral in Miami

A group of scientists is in Biscayne Bay on an urgent mission to save as many corals as it can before the marine creatures are destroyed as part of an underwater excavation of Miami’s shipping channel. The channel — set to be deepened Saturday — is home to a living coral reef, according to NPR. Read More »

Giant Asteroid nicknamed Beast to fly past Earth June 8

Giant Asteroid nicknamed Beast to fly past Earth June 8

A gigantic asteroid nicknamed ‘The Beast’ is expected to fly by Earth on Sunday, June 8. The asteroid 2014 HQ124 is roughly the size of a football stadium, reports Space.com. It has no chance of hitting Earth. The Beast will pass by Earth at about 3.2 lunar distances. Lunar distance is the distance between Earth and moon, which measures 238,855 ... Read More »

Researchers discover ancient worlds next door

Researchers discover ancient worlds next door

An international team of scientists has discovered two new planets orbiting a star nearly as old as the universe, and one of those planets could have the conditions to support life. Astronomers focused on Kapteyn’s star, the second fastest moving star in the sky and among the brightest and closest, just 13 light-years away. Read More »

Climate Not Responsible for Large Mammal Extinction, research

Climate Not Responsible for Large Mammal Extinction, research

The mass extinction of large mammals or megafauna during the last Ice Age was caused by humans and not climate changes, according to an Aarhus University study. “Our results strongly underline the fact that human expansion throughout the world has meant an enormous loss of large animals,” Postdoctoral Fellow Søren Faurby said in a statement. Read More »