The extinction of the giant ape: A long-standing mystery solved

Giants once roamed the karst plains of southern China, three-meter tall apes weighing in at 250 kilograms. These very distant primate relatives—Gigantopithcus blacki—went extinct before humans arrived in the region, with ...

Experts explain how diamonds are grown in a lab

A diamond is a solid rock of carbon and the hardest known naturally occurring substance. Because diamonds also have some extraordinary optical and physical properties, intensive research is underway on their use in laser ...

Single drop of ethanol to revolutionize nanosensor manufacture

Macquarie University engineers have developed a new technique to make the manufacture of nanosensors far less carbon-intensive, much cheaper, more efficient, and more versatile, substantially improving a key process in this ...

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