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Whales & Dolphins Have Rich, ‘Human-Like’ Societies, says new research

Whales & Dolphins Have Rich, 'Human-Like' Societies, says new research

Whale and dolphin societies are rich, complex and remarkably “human-like,” scientists argue in a new paper published this week in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. The study was a collaboration between scientists at The University of Manchester, The University of British Columbia, Canada, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Stanford University, United States. Read More »

Scientists alarmed by mass Antarctic penguin chicks die-off

Scientists alarmed by mass Antarctic penguin chicks die-off

Only two Adélie penguin chicks out of a colony of 40,000 in Antarctica survived what researchers are calling a “catastrophic breeding event.” WWF is demanding greater protections of the waters off East Antarctica next week at a crucial international meeting in Hobart, Australia where proposals for a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) will be considered. Surviving mostly on a diet ... Read More »

Yellowstone supervolcano eruption could wipe out life on Earth (research)

Yellowstone supervolcano eruption could wipe out life on Earth (research)

Researchers studying the massive supervolcano under Yellowstone Park have bad news: It could erupt much faster—and sooner—than they previously realized. The supervolcano last erupted around 630,000 years ago, and scientists believe such eruptions were triggered by the influx of new magma into its large chamber. However, where previously scientists thought that process took place over thousands of years, new evidence ... Read More »

Russia Launches Space Cargo Ship To “ISS”

Russia Launches Space Cargo Ship To ISS, Report

Carrying almost three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the International Space Station crew, the unpiloted Russian Progress 68 cargo spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Russian Federal Space Agency’s (Roscosmos) automated Progress 68 resupply ship lifted off atop a Soyuz rocket at 4:46 a.m. EDT (0846 GMT), beginning a weekend chase of the space ... Read More »

The algorithm that could end office thermostat war, finds new study

The algorithm that could end office thermostat war, finds new research

Scientists at Concordia University may have found a solution to this problem: A system that automates the control of indoor environmental conditions and optimizes both individual workers’ productivity and energy consumption. No matter the season, thermostat wars rage in offices worldwide. Workers bicker over the temperature, alternately complaining that it’s too hot or too cold. Thankfully, Concordia researchers may have ... Read More »

Researchers Analyze DNA of Canada’s Lost Beothuk People

Researchers Analyze DNA of Canada’s Lost Beothuk People

New analysis of the mitochondrial genomes of ancient remains by a team of researchers from McMaster and Memorial University has revealed previously unknown information about the first peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador and the origins and disappearance of the Beothuk. The timing and relatedness of various indigenous communities that settled our most northeastern edge remains mysterious. Specifically, was there a ... Read More »

MRIs may help identify MS risks, Finds new research

Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Children Revealed with MRI Brain Scans, Study Finds

A new study reveals MRI brain scans can help identify neurological changes associated with multiple sclerosis before symptoms appear in children. Published in the November issue of the journal Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation, the study of 38 children at 16 sites in six countries showed that the MRIs can reveal changes in the brain associated with MS before the clinical ... Read More »

Apple vs. Qualcomm: Everything you need to know

Apple vs. Qualcomm: Everything you need to know

Apple experienced a sudden air pocket dip (which was promptly bought) after a Bloomberg report that Qualcomm has filed lawsuits in China seeking to “ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones in the country,” a move which is the chipmaker’s biggest shot at Apple so far in a bitter legal fight between the two companies. The lawsuit claims patent infringement ... Read More »