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The 'Swiss Army knife of prehistoric tools' found in Asia, suggests homegrown technology

Science News - 2 hours 48 min ago
A study by an international team of researchers have determines that carved stone tools, also known as Levallois cores, were used in Asia 80,000 to 170,000 years ago. With the find -- and absent human fossils linking the tools to migrating populations -- researchers believe people in Asia developed the technology independently, evidence of similar sets of skills evolving throughout different parts of the ancient world.
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The Ethical Quandary of Human Infection Studies

Scientific American Science News - 4 hours 36 min ago
Sometimes infecting volunteers with a disease can lead to new treatments. But how much risk and compensation is acceptable for those in poor nations?

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WHO Chief Warns Congo Violence Is Allowing Ebola to Spread

Scientific American Science News - 4 hours 51 min ago
Rebels repeatedly attack the outbreak epicenter—where the response operation is headquartered

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Instagram cracks down on fake likes, comments

CNN Science & Technology News - 5 hours 6 min ago
Instagram says it has started to remove 'inauthentic' likes, follows and comments from accounts that use third-party apps to inflate their popularity.
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Apple falls on reports of weak iPhone demand

CNN Science & Technology News - 5 hours 6 min ago
Stocks fell sharply Monday, dragged down by reports that Apple's newest line of phones may not be selling as well as Apple or its investors had hoped.
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Nasa 2020 robot rover to target Jezero 'lake' crater

BBC Science News - 5 hours 53 min ago
America's next robot rover will be sent to a 50km-wide depression that once had water running through it.

Minnesota Is on Track to Meet Its Renewable Energy Goals

Scientific American Science News - 6 hours 36 min ago
A new study finds the state could meet these milestones without costing taxpayers extra money

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Learning about Science Is a Human Right

Scientific American Science News - 6 hours 51 min ago
A concerted effort by museums and other institutions is helping bring science to the public

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The Tragedy of the Commons, Revisited

Scientific American Science News - 6 hours 51 min ago
A classic study of the perils of resource sharing, with implications for how we deal with climate, has been updated

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NASA's InSight Mars Lander Touches Down Next Week

Scientific American Science News - 7 hours 21 min ago
The $850 million mission will be the first to land on the Red Planet in more than 6 years

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Wombat poop: Scientists reveal mystery behind cube-shaped droppings

BBC Science News - 9 hours 16 min ago
Scientists discover how the marsupials are the only known species producing cube-shaped faeces.

Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry

BBC Science News - 9 hours 48 min ago
Cutting emissions from heavy industry would generate savings and boost economic growth, commission argues.

Attenborough agreed with decision to save penguins' lives

BBC Science News - 10 hours 11 min ago
The Dynasties crew took a rare decision to intervene when a group of stranded emperor penguins faced death.

Edible insects

BBC Science News - 10 hours 28 min ago
Sainsbury's is the first UK supermarket to stock edible insects - but just how tasty are they?

UK industry to make new 'Hotbirds'

BBC Science News - 10 hours 38 min ago
British industry will build new spacecraft for telecoms operator Eutelsat's flagship TV distribution network.

An Uncanny Display: Algorithmic Art at the Whitney Museum

Scientific American Science News - 11 hours 51 min ago
A new show looks back over a half century of this surprisingly robust genre

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Small Farmers in Mexico Keep Corn's Genetic Diversity Alive

Scientific American Science News - 12 hours 6 min ago
“Campesinos” are driving the evolution of maize in North America

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Scientists explain how wombats drop cubed feces

Science News - 12 hours 9 min ago
How do wombats produce cube-shaped feces? Scientists have investigated the hydrodynamics of fluids, including blood, processed food and urine, in the bodies of animals. She was curious how the differences in wombats' digestive processes and soft tissue structures might explain their oddly shaped scat.
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