NEW DELHI — Countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl, conservationists said Friday.
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NEW YORK—With famed physicist Stephen Hawking at his side, an Internet investor announced Tuesday that he’s spending $100 million on a futuristic plan to explore far outside our solar system.
Yuri Milner said the eventual goal is sending hundreds or thousands of tiny spacecraft—each weighing far less than an ounce—to the Alpha Centauri star system.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand—“Inky” the octopus waited until it was dark, and the staff had gone home from the National Aquarium of New Zealand, before making his move.
He squeezed and pushed his way through a tiny gap in the mesh at the top of his tank and slithered three metres to the floor.
Then he made a beeline across the room to a drain hole.
WASHINGTON — Greenland’s massive ice sheet this week started melting freakishly early because of a weather system that brought unseasonably warm temperatures and rain, scientists say.
WALPOLE, Maine — Say “infrastructure” and most people think roads and bridges, not tubes and valves. But to Bill Mook, the black box in the basement of his oyster hatchery is every bit as fundamental as the basic facilities and structures that serve as a community’s framework.
NEW YORK — A paralyzed 24-year-old man has regained some use of his right hand, controlling it with signals relayed from electronic sensors in his brain.
Ian Burkhart of Dublin, Ohio, can grasp a bottle, pour its contents into a jar, pick up a stick and stir the liquid. He can grab a credit card and swipe it through a reader. He can move individual fingers and hold a toothbrush.
VANCOUVER—Scientists have outwitted the crafty rat with a stimulating new formula that puts sex on the brain.
A team at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. has developed a rat trap that combines synthetic sex pheromones, food scents, and baby rat sounds to lure rodents to their deaths.
JERUSALEM — Israeli mathematicians and archaeologists say they have found evidence to suggest that key biblical texts may have been composed earlier than what some scholars think.
WASHINGTON—Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.
Melting ice sheets, especially in Greenland, are changing the distribution of weight on Earth.
And that has caused both the North Pole and the wobble, which is called polar motion, to change course, according to a study published Friday in the journal, “Science Advances.”
ALTAMONT, N.Y.—As white-nose syndrome kills millions of bats across North America, there’s a glimmer of hope at hibernation spots where it first struck a decade ago.
Some bats in some caves are hanging on.