An unprecedented study of global biological and cultural diversity paints a dire picture of the state of our species. Like the amphibians that climb to ever tinier areas at higher altitudes to avoid being extinguished by global warming, most of the world’s species currently huddle in a tiny fraction of the Earth’s surface, and most [...]
The recent swarm of earthquakes that occurred near Yorba Linda, California this week didn’t originate on the Whittier Fault, but on a little known fault called the “Yorba Linda Trend.” This small fault was discovered in the 1990s and it runs perpendicular to the Whittier Fault, according to Doug Given of the U.S. Geological Survey. [...]
This question is not at all far fetched, in fact technology experts have been arguing that intelligent robots should be given the same “rights” as living people for years and it’s even on Wikipedia. They are calling it “Robot Rights.” Despite a sluggish economy worldwide, technology is evolving at a frantic speed: from BMW’s intelligent [...]
An archaeological team recently visited a site containing a pictograph (not to be confused with a petroglyph) at Arnhem Land plateau in north Australia. They were investigating a large, flightless bird depicted here, which was originally thought to be an Emu. Upon closer examination, it was not an Emu at all, but rather a species of bird extinct for 40,000 years.
An analysis of the skeletal structure needed to make 3.5 million year old footprints has revealed that our ancient, partially tree-dwelling ancestors walked on two legs. Called bipedalism, this analysis pushes back the date of our hominid ancestors.