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Chimpanzees hunt for fruit in video game to test navigation skills

Testing how chimpanzees navigate in virtual environments could help researchers understand why they prefer certain routes in the wild over…

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AI-powered robot learned to make letters out of Play-Doh on its own

A robot that learned to manipulate clay to make letters of the alphabet without any training could one day make…

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Hummingbirds may be the world’s most colourful birds

A study of 116 species of hummingbird suggests the group is collectively more colourful than any other type of bird…

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UK minister says EU is ‘weaponising science’ in Brexit deal row

The UK is making plans to launch its own science funding programme in September, science minister George Freeman tells New…

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Poliovirus in London sewage sparks alarm

Yesterday, declaring a “national incident” after poliovirus was detected in London sewage, public health officials in the United Kingdom asked…

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Hidden carbon layer may have sparked ancient bout of global warming

There is no perfect parallel in Earth’s past for present-day climate change—human-driven warming is simply happening too fast and furiously.…

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75 per cent of the world’s top websites allow bad passwords

An analysis of 120 of the world’s top-ranked English-language websites has found that many of them allow weak passwords, including…

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U.S. science agencies would see budgets rise under draft budget bills

Spending panels for the U.S. House of Representatives kicked off the 2023 federal budget cycle this week by recommending healthy…

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Lake Mead is nearing dead pool status. The engineer for whom it was named would be ‘horrified.’

The government official and engineer for whom Lake Mead is named would be “devastated” by water levels at the nation’s…

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U.S. universities fight Senate innovation bill targeting foreign gifts to faculty

The shape of U.S. research is at stake as Congress tries to reconcile competing versions of a massive bill, 2…

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