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A new DNA study reveals a previously unidentified North American ‘polar wolf’ – Arctic Today

A new DNA study reveals a previously unidentified North American ‘polar wolf’ – Arctic Today

Biologists have long been aware that northeastern Canada and Greenland had been home to two distinct types of Arctic wolf. Now, a comparison of the genomes of Arctic wolves with the genomes of wolves from the rest of North America seems to have put an end to a long-standing discussion about whether…. READ MORE >>

Are you forgetful? That’s just your brain erasing useless memories – The Verge – Pocket

Are you forgetful? That’s just your brain erasing useless memories – The Verge – Pocket

Most of us think “perfect” memory means never forgetting, but maybe forgetting actually helps us navigate a world that is random and ever-changing. So say two neuroscientists in a review published today in the journal Neuron. READ MORE >>

No One Has Ever Crossed Antarctica Unsupported. Two Men Are Trying Right Now.

No One Has Ever Crossed Antarctica Unsupported. Two Men Are Trying Right Now.

Colin O’Brady and Louis Rudd are both trying to become the first to finish the 921-mile odyssey on ice completely unsupported. It is a journey that killed a man who tried two years ago. READ MORE >>

Google went down after traffic was routed through China and Russia

Google went down after traffic was routed through China and Russia

Some of Google’s most sensitive internet traffic was redirected to China and Russia. READ MORE >>

How Dad’s Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring

How Dad’s Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring

Mouse studies show tiny intercellular pods convey to sperm a legacy of a father’s hard knocks in life READ MORE >>

Why the number 137 is one of the greatest mysteries in physics

Why the number 137 is one of the greatest mysteries in physics

Does the Universe around us have a fundamental structure that can be glimpsed through special numbers?The brilliant physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988) famously thought so, saying there is a number that all theoretical physicists of worth should “worry about”. He called it “one of the greatest dam… READ MORE >>

A powerful new battery could give us electric planes that don’t pollute

A powerful new battery could give us electric planes that don’t pollute

A manufacturing trick with magnetic fields produces a battery that may discharge fast enough to get an aircraft off the ground. READ MORE >>

The year’s best astronomy photos

The year’s best astronomy photos

Some of the winning images from the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s annual competition. READ MORE >>

Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones Are Shifting

Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones Are Shifting

Rising global temperatures are altering climatic zones around the planet, with consequences for food and water security, local economies, and public health. Here’s a stark look at some of the distinct features that are already on the move. READ MORE >>

Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from

Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from

The infamous “trolley problem” was put to millions of people in a global study, revealing how much ethics diverge across cultures. READ MORE >>

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