SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
CLEVER SHEEP CAN RECOGNISE FIONA BRUCE, EMMA WATSON AND BARACK OBAMA
The humble sheep has long been judged a placid and witless creature, a view epitomised by Winston Churchill when he labelled Clement Attlee a ‘sheep in sheep’s clothing’
DEMENTIA NOW BRITAIN’S BIGGEST KILLER, OVERTAKING HEART DISEASE FOR FIRST TIME
Dementia is now Britain’s biggest killer, overtaking heart disease for first time new figures have shown.
BREATHING PURE OXYGEN COULD REPAIR BRAIN DAMAGE YEARS AFTER A CONCUSSION
Researchers from Tel Aviv University have shown that treating post-concussion syndrome patients with pure oxygen helps to regrow blood vessels and nerve endings. This could help to alleviate cognitive symptoms ranging from headaches to mood changes.
RAY KURZWEIL: “AI WILL NOT DISPLACE HUMANS, IT’S GOING TO ENHANCE US”
Ray Kurzweil, chief engineer for Google and famous futurist, spoke in a discussion held at the Council on Foreign Relations on Friday. He emphasized how AI would enhance humankind, despite the possibility of "difficult episodes."
WE MAY FINALLY UNDERSTAND HOW ALIEN LIFE COULD SURVIVE ON SATURN’S MOON
Observations from the Cassini mission to Saturn has allowed researchers to better understand how the moon Enceladus could sustain a global subsurface ocean. A new study gives more evidence that the moon could support life.
ANTARCTIC DANGER: ICE SHELF CRACKS CLOSE BRITISH BASE … AGAIN
Growing cracks in an Antarctic ice shelf have forced the closure of a mobile British research station for a second winter, although it was relocated earlier this year to avoid the danger of being cast adrift.
TASMANIAN TREASURE: RARE 17TH-CENTURY MAP OF AUSTRALIA RESURFACES
A rare map of Australia from the 17th century —before Europeans had fully explored the continent —resurfaced after 350 years.
RAT NAMED AFTER DORSET PUB LANDLORD IS MANKIND’S OLDEST MAMMAL ANCESTOR
As ancestors go, it might not look particularly distinguished, but this toothy rat-like creature is the forefather of us all.
IT’S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND HOW UNFATHOMABLY MASSIVE OUR UNIVERSE TRULY IS
But these science fiction writers gave it a try.
KNOSSOS: PALACE OF THE MINOANS
The Palace of Knossos is located just south of modern-day Heraklion near the north coast of Crete.