Science

There is nothing typical about the ways in which  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt is approaching his job. For one thing, he’s reportedly built up a protective detail of 18 bodyguards who take shifts to ensure he receives protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No…

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322 Shares A view of damaged houses in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.Image: THAIS LLORCA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock By Keith Wagstaff2017-09-21 05:37:58 UTC As Hurricane Maria continues to rampage through the Caribbean, images of the destruction are starting to surface.  The island of Dominica was completely devastated by…

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151 Shares Here’s an oak eggar moth caterpillar that hasn’t exploded.Image: imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock By Sasha Lekach2017-08-03 03:25:05 UTC A strange thing is happening to caterpillars in the the English countryside: they’re exploding. The oak eggar moth caterpillar in Lancashire, England, has been infected by a baculovirus. The virus makes the caterpillars…

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The Chinese government’s wish-list for AI researchers is pretty ambitious: “Breakthroughs should be made in basic theories of AI, such as big data intelligence, multimedia aware computing, human-machine hybrid intelligence, swarm intelligence and automated decision-making.” They’ll get right on that, I’m sure. A common…

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