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Fossils We Want To Find

There’s a list of fossils I’d really like you to go out and find. Good luck. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Elon Musk seems to have ditched Red Dragon lander plan for Mars

SpaceX will design a new spacecraft for a mission to the Red Planet, but Musk’s focus may be closer to home as he tweets Hyperloop plans

Now North Sea cod is sustainable, is it really ok to eat?

The bounceback of North Sea cod means you can now buy guilt-free, but Brexit and climate change could threaten its fragile recovery

AI suggests recipe for a dish just by studying a photo of it

An algorithm trained on over one million online recipes can tell you what's in a dish and how to make it

The Supracranial Sinus of the Horned Dinosaur Skull

There’s a giant, weird space in the skulls of big horned dinosaurs - haven’t you heard? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Galaxy supercluster is one of the biggest things in the universe

The Saraswati supercluster of 400 galaxies could help us understand the physics governing the whole universe

The best way to detect aliens may be by finding their footprints

The first sign of aliens might not be microbes or radio signals but fossilised imprints or excrement left on the solid surfaces of Mars or Titan

Rats can tell when they’ve forgotten something, just like us

Ever walked into a room then realised you can't remember why you're there? Like people, rats know what they know, and can tell when their memory has failed them

Artificial Intelligence ushers in the era of superhuman doctors

Non-human intelligence will soon be a standard part of your medical care – if it isn’t already. Can you trust it?

Polar bear attacks on people set to rise as climate changes

Dwindling sea ice is driving hungry bears on to land and towards human settlements

Hundreds charged in huge opioid and healthcare fraud crackdown

Charges have been brought against 412 people in the US for healthcare fraud, including a doctor who allegedly gave out 12,000 illegal prescriptions for opioids

Swiss bank becomes first to offer bitcoin to its richest clients

Asset managers at Falcon Private Bank can now buy and store bitcoins for its investors. But is this missing the point of decentralised currencies?

Robotic landers could start mining the moon as early as 2020

Moon Express has just unveiled plans for three lunar expeditions. The firm aims to mine moon rocks to sell on Earth, and vague laws mean it probably can

Experiences or stuff, what’s the best buy for a happiness boost?

A decade of research that says buying experiences makes you happier than gaining possessions is being questioned. Is stuff king again, wonders James Wallman

Sleeping less in old age may be adaptation to survive in wild

The ‘poorly-sleeping grandparent’ hypothesis backed with new evidence from Tanzania’s Hadza people, links our sleep patterns to having night sentinels

Hairs use chemical signals to tell each other when to grow

Hair follicles all over the body use the same chemical language to coordinate their growth, a finding that may lead to treatments for hair loss and baldness

Swinging birds play with rhythm like jazz musicians

At least a handful of species of birds swing as they sing, playing with the timing in their songs in a similar way to jazz performers

Nations of the world agree to ban nuclear weapons – now what?

Most of the world’s countries have agreed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, but with the nuclear powers boycotting it, will it make a difference?

Why your favourite websites are protesting over the net’s future

A campaign on 12 July opposes repeal of US net neutrality laws that ensure all web traffic is treated equally, but to succeed it must spark a wider discussion

Uninhabitable Earth? In fact, it’s really hard to fry the planet

A controversial article says we’re heading for the worst-case warming scenarios. But while we can’t rule out extreme warming, it’s not our most likely future

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