News tagged with human intervention

Networking ability a family trait in monkeys

Two years of painstaking observation on the social interactions of a troop of free-ranging monkeys and an analysis of their family trees has found signs of natural selection affecting the behavior of the descendants.

Jan 09, 2013
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Ban 'killer robots,' rights group urges

Hollywood-style robots able to shoot people without permission from their human handlers are a real possibility and must be banned before governments start deploying them, campaigners warned Monday.

Nov 19, 2012
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Condor lead poisoning persists, impeding recovery

The California condor is chronically endangered by lead exposure from ammunition and requires ongoing human intervention for population stability and growth, according to a new study led by the University of California, Santa ...

Jun 25, 2012
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Asimov's robots live on twenty years after his death

Renowned author Isaac Asimov died 20 years ago today. Although he wrote more than 500 books, the robot stories he began writing at age 19 are possibly his greatest accomplishment. They have become the starting ...

Apr 09, 2012
4.8 / 5 (6) 2 | with audio podcast

Malaysian official says missing plane hijacked

A Malaysian investigation into the missing flight 370 has concluded that one or more people with flying experience switched off communications devices and deliberately steered the airliner off-course, a Malaysian ...

Mar 15, 2014
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Scientists see if bees 'are what they eat'

(Phys.org) —In a paper published today in the peer-reviewed science journal PLoS ONE, researchers have presented a new model to explore how changes in food availability might influence honeybee colony growth ...

May 08, 2013
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