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Animals may shrink as Earth continues to warm up

Animals may shrink as Earth continues to warm up

A new research has warned that animals may shrink in size as global warming continues on its course, affecting various life forms on the planet.

Nearly 54 million years ago, an ancient horse that was the about the size of a dog dwarfed to the size of a cat after Earth suddenly got hotter. A team of researchers led by University of New Hampshire’s Abigail D’Ambrosia has warned that man-made global warming could lead to further shrinkage of mammals in the future.

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CCC to finalize Philippines’ obligations to Paris Agreement

CCC to finalize Philippines’ obligations to Paris Agreement

Following the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by the Philippine government on Tuesday, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) is preparing for the mainstreaming and finalization of the country’s obligations to the accord.

The country’s Senate voted unanimously to approve the Paris Agreement. Representatives of the country had signed the agreement last year in New York.

Now, CCC is working to finalize and mainstream the Philippines’ obligations under the Paris Agreement into the country’s policies, plans and programs.

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FRBs linked to advanced extraterrestrial technology

FRBs linked to advanced extraterrestrial technology

Astronomers know for years that Fast radio bursts (FRBs) come from distant galaxies but their origin still remains a mystery. However, a new theory might have provided an answer to the question.

FRBs are pulses of radio energy or superbright flashes originating from some unknown cosmic location and last only a few milliseconds before disappearing forever. They can emit as much energy in a millisecond as our Sun does in nearly 10,000 years.

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Abandoned Monterey sea otter finds new home in New Orleans

Abandoned Monterey sea otter finds new home in New Orleans

An abandoned juvenile sea otter from Monterey has fortunately found its new home as the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans has adopted the marine creature.

In a newly-released statement, the Audubon Nature Institute said that the 18-month-old female sea otter temporarily named “Sea Otter 714” was welcomed at the aquarium on Wednesday this week. The juvenile otter also found a new friend, an 8-year-old sea otter named Clara.

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Proposed theory links mysterious FRBs to alien technology

Proposed theory links mysterious FRBs to alien technology

The mysterious celestial phenomena fast radio bursts (FRB) might be caused by advanced alien technology or alien space travel, according to a new theory proposed by Harvard researchers.

Scientists have catalogued less than two dozen FRBs, which can be described as superbright flashes, since the first one was captured in 2007. Many scientists believe that FRBs come from galaxies millions or billions of light-years away.

Avi Loeb, a theorist from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said the artificial origin of the FRBs is worth contemplating and checking.

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Humans must control aggression or face demise: Hawking says

Humans must control aggression or face demise: Hawking says

With the quick pace of technological advancements, humans must control their aggressive instincts if they want to survive, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking said.

In a recently-published interview, the renowned English physicist said that the issue lies in the instincts that humans have honed during the process of evolution to survive thus far.

He explained that while aggression gave humans definite survival advantages, it must be controlled now as technology has advanced so much that aggression might destroy the whole human race by nuclear or biological war.

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Eastern Oregon enters Phase III of wolf management plan

Eastern Oregon enters Phase III of wolf management plan

After the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife staff documented a third year of seven or more breeding pairs of wolves last year, the eastern part of the state has entered Phase III of its wolf management plan.

Announcing Eastern Oregon's entry into Phase III of the wolf management plan on Tuesday, wildlife officials also confirmed that wildlife staff documented eight breeding pairs of the wild beast in the area east of U. S. Highways 97,
20 and 395 in 2016.

Study reveals new champion non-sleeper – Loxodontaafricana

Study reveals new champion non-sleeper – Loxodontaafricana

A new study has revealed a new champion non-sleeper -- the African elephant species called Loxodontaafricana.

A team of researchers observed a pair of African elephants for more than a month, and discovered that elephants of the Loxodontaafricana species slept an average of merely for just two hours per night.

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Discovery of 100K-year-old skulls in China may shed more light on humans’ evolution

Discovery of 100K-year-old skulls in China may shed more light on humans’ evolution

A team of researchers claimed to have unearthed two 100,000-year-old skulls in China that may shed more light on evolution of humans. The skulls are believed to belong to hybrids of humans called Neanderthals and a third inexplicable race.

The skulls, which were unearthed at an excavation site in Xuchang, central China, feature modest bone rides on the brow, large brain capacity, and lightly-built cranial vaults similar to early modern humans.

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Scientists turning to microbiology to make better computers

Scientists turning to microbiology to make better computers

Computer scientists are turning to microbiology to design better computers capable of storing humanity’s ever-growing collection of digital data.

DNA is unbelievably dense as the entire genome of an organism can fit into a cell so small that it is even invisible to the naked eye but all of biology’s information is stored here.

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