Social parasites of the smaller kind

Cooperation is widespread in the natural world but so too are cheats – mutants that do not contribute to the collective good but simply reap the benefits of others’ cooperative efforts. In evolutionary terms, cheats should ...

Geoengineering plan is criticized

U.S. scientists criticized a geoengineering proposal that would emulate volcanic eruptions as a means of combating global warming.

Milestone in magnetic cooling

The first milestone in magnetic cooling has been achieved. Between 5 and 10 degrees of cooling – this was the success criteria for the first milestone in a project involving magnetic cooling at Risø National Laboratory ...

Giant panda can survive

The giant panda is not at an “evolutionary dead end” and could have a long term viable future, according to new research involving scientists from Cardiff University.

Ancient great ape fossil found in Africa

Scientists in Africa say they've have a found the fossil teeth of an ancient great ape that extends the human family tree millions of years.

Quantum light beams good for fast technology

Australian and French scientists have made another breakthrough in the technology that will drive next generation computers and teleportation. The researchers have successfully superposed light beams, which produces a state ...

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