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Was warfare responsible for the origin of complex civilisation?

An effort to track global changes in human society over the past 10,000 years concludes that warfare drove an increase…

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In the Balkans, researchers mobilize to protect a wild river

Five years ago, researchers from across Europe converged on a cold, fast-moving river in the highlands of Albania for a…

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How can the global monkeypox outbreak be controlled?

With the number of confirmed cases exceeding 3500, the World Health Organization’s emergency committee may declare it a public health…

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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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Reddit moderators do $3.4 million worth of unpaid work each year

Volunteers who maintain the standard of content on Reddit’s forums do 466 hours of work every day – labour that…

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Gravitational wave radar could probe deep space for tiny stellar objects

Theoretical physicists have hit on a new way to test Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity, or general relativity, and—just maybe—probe…

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Largest known bacteria in the world are visible to the naked eye

By Carissa Wong Thiomargarita magnifica is large enough to see without a microscope Tomas Tyml The world’s largest known bacteria…

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Some turtles that live longer have a lower chance of dying each year

In zoos and aquariums, some species of turtles and tortoises have a lower rate of ageing as they grow older…

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We must accept we won’t meet 1.5°C climate target, says report

Social, political and technological inertia mean the Paris Agreement’s target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures is…

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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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