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No glaciers, no water?

The world's largest rivers begin in glaciated mountain regions. However, climate change may cause many glaciers to disappear. Will water become scarce?

dateFeb 09, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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The moral value of wilderness

Let us imagine that humanity has almost died out and only a few people remain. Out of resentment or despair, the survivors cater to their destructive urges by destroying as much of the natural world as they can. They poison ...

dateJan 24, 2018 in Environment
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Machine intelligence on the ISS

Artificial intelligence already helping astronauts on the International Space Station is also providing a promising approach for solving crimes. In an era of security concerns across Europe, the smart use of police data is ...

dateJan 19, 2018 in Space Exploration
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Exploring alien worlds with lasers

In everyday life we look and touch things to find out what they are made of. A powerful scientific technique does the same using lasers – and in two years' time it will fly in space for the first time.

dateJan 10, 2018 in Space Exploration
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