In a gene tied to growth, scientists see glimmers of human history

    In a gene tied to growth, scientists see glimmers of human history

    Infographic showing that some modern humans have the GHRd3 deletion, while all four archaic hominins studied — three Neanderthals and…
    Volvo is ditching leather in all of its EVs to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Volvo is ditching leather in all of its EVs to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    The big picture: Volvo’s future electric cars aren’t just doing away with combustion engines to help the environment. The Swedish…
    Magnetic Structures Observed Near Supermassive Black Hole

    Magnetic Structures Observed Near Supermassive Black Hole

    This composite image shows three radio-telescope views of the central region of the galaxy Messier 87 (M87), where a jet…
    The origin and legacy of the Etruscans

    The origin and legacy of the Etruscans

    Sleep and Death Carrying off the Slain Sarpedon (cista handle), 400-380 BC, Etruscan, bronze – Cleveland Museum of Art. Credit:…
    Lithuania’s Defense Ministry advises consumers to toss out their Chinese phones

    Lithuania’s Defense Ministry advises consumers to toss out their Chinese phones

    In brief: The US government isn’t the only leadership body with concerns about Chinese phones falling into the hands of…
    Next Generation Reservoir Computing: A New Way To Solve the “Hardest of the Hard” Computer Problems

    Next Generation Reservoir Computing: A New Way To Solve the “Hardest of the Hard” Computer Problems

    Artificial neural networks – the heart of reservoir computing – have been greatly simplified. A relatively new type of computing…
    Spanish volcano still packs a punch 5 days after eruption

    Spanish volcano still packs a punch 5 days after eruption

    Residents look from a hill as lava continues to flow from an erupted volcano, on the island of La Palma…
    A desire for knowledge on many science fronts

    A desire for knowledge on many science fronts

    Our readers are newshounds with boundless curiosity, always eager to learn what’s new, significant or surprising. With each issue, we…
    The jet stream is moving north. Here’s what that means for you.

    The jet stream is moving north. Here’s what that means for you.

    In 1374, famines struck what is now Spain, Italy, and France. The culprit? The North Atlantic jet stream, a river…
    USB-C chargers: Will EU law cut down on e-waste or just anger Apple?

    USB-C chargers: Will EU law cut down on e-waste or just anger Apple?

    By Matthew Sparkes A Lightning cable (below) and USB-C cable (above) nikkimeel / Alamy Every new smartphone, tablet, camera and…
    Twitter joins the cryptoverse by allowing users to tip Bitcoin to others

    Twitter joins the cryptoverse by allowing users to tip Bitcoin to others

    In brief: Twitter Tip Jar has received an update, and with it, a new name. Now simply called “Tips,” Twitter’s…
    Earless Worms Can “Listen” – Sense Sound Waves Through Their Skin

    Earless Worms Can “Listen” – Sense Sound Waves Through Their Skin

    Scientists discovered that worms responded to airborne sounds in the range of 100 hertz to 5 kilohertz—a range broader than…
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