SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
WHAT WAS THE FIRST LIFE ON EARTH?
The earliest evidence for life on Earth arises among the oldest rocks still preserved on the planet.
DEADLY COCKTAIL: MAMMAL-LIKE REPTILES WERE 1ST VENOMOUS VERTEBRATES
The world's first land-dwelling venomous vertebrate wasn't a snake, but a mammal-like, cat-size reptile that lived before the dinosaur age in what is now South Africa, a new study finds.
FACTS ABOUT PORPOISES
Porpoises are members of the scientific order Cetacea and are related to dolphins, but the two animals are different species.
WHAT'S THE OLDEST THING ALIVE TODAY?
The oldest living thing on Earth today is … well, it's controversial.
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WE MAY FINALLY GET A PICTURE OF A BLACK HOLE
Scientists have announced that the Event Horizon Telescope will be operable in April, and its first target will be Sagittarius A*, a black hole located 26,000 light-years from Earth. If the telescope works as expected, it will produce our first-ever photographic evidence of black holes, which have long been theorized but never viewed.
HERE'S WHY SPACEX'S NEXT LAUNCH IS GOING TO MAKE HISTORY
SpaceX has chosen to delay today's planned launch from Cape Canaveral's historic Launch Complex 39A due to an engine nozzle issue that it wants to investigate. The site has been home to some of the most significant launches in the history of space flight, including nearly all manned Apollo-Saturn V launches and the first space shuttles.
"AI BRAIN SCANS" REVEAL HOW SYNTHETIC INTELLIGENCE THINK
Graphcore has produce a series of images that show what it looks like when its development chip runs various AI software, such as Microsoft Research's ResNet-34 architecture. Looking at these images is similar to looking at a scan from a brain to see how it works as both processes involve connections between different parts of a system.
THIS JANUARY WAS THE THIRD WARMEST ON RECORD GLOBALLY
While a powerful El Niño has faded, the globe's heat continues to be an
due largely to carbon pollution.
WHITE WATER: NASA PROBES SNOW'S EFFECT ON WATER RESOURCES
No resource on Earth is more precious than water; all life on the planet depends on it to survive.
PALEOLITHIC PEBBLES USED IN DEATH RITUALS UNCOVERED
Beach pebbles were "killed" 12,000 years ago in death rituals that involved using the stones as spatulas to paint the bodies of the dead, according to excavations in a cave in northern Italy.