A new species is evolving right before our eyes — an ultra-successful mix of wolves, coyotes and dogs

A new species is evolving right before our eyes — an ultra-successful mix of wolves, coyotes and dogs

Travis Gettys A new species combining wolves, coyotes and dogs is evolving before scientists’ eyes in the eastern United States. Wolves faced with a diminishing number of potential mates are lowering their standards and mating with other, similar species, reported The Economist. The interbreeding began up to 200 years ago, as European settlers pushed into

Study finds no real difference between male and female brains

Study finds no real difference between male and female brains

Newsweek

A new study has found that differences between male and female brains are minimal, particularly in the part of the brain responsible for memory and emotional responsiveness. The study, published in the journal Neuroimage and carried out by researchers at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, undertook a meta-analysis of 76 previous studies…

Review finds economics research is usually not replicable

Review finds economics research is usually not replicable

The Conversation A sense of crisis is developing in economics after two Federal Reserve economists came to the alarming conclusion that economics research is usually not replicable. The economists took 67 empirical papers from 13 reputable academic journals. Without assistance from the original researchers they were only able to get the same result in a

Archaeological mystery solved? Ancient Greek citadel known as the Acra uncovered in Jerusalem

Archaeological mystery solved? Ancient Greek citadel known as the Acra uncovered in Jerusalem

Agence France-Presse Israel’s antiquities body claimed Tuesday to have solved “one of Jerusalem’s greatest archaeological mysteries” by unearthing an ancient Greek citadel — the Acra — buried under a car park. Archaeologists have puzzled for more than a century over the exact location of the Acra, built by Seleucid Emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes (215-164 BC)

Discovery of molecular oxygen in comet tail forces rethink on how the solar system formed

Discovery of molecular oxygen in comet tail forces rethink on how the solar system formed

The Conversation Scientists have for the first time detected molecular oxygen (O2) in a comet’s coma, the cloud of gas surrounding it when it moves close to the sun. The discovery, which challenges our understanding of how the solar system formed, was made by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko . The

Investigators criticize NASA part handling in analysis of 2014 rocket explosion

Investigators criticize NASA part handling in analysis of 2014 rocket explosion

Reuters Independent NASA accident investigators said the U.S. space agency should “perform a greater level of due diligence for major system components” in rockets that deliver cargo to the International Space Station following a 2014 explosion. The recommendation came in the investigators’ report on the explosion of Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket that destroyed a load