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  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 24, 2017

    IT TOOK 66 MILLION YEARS, BUT CALIFORNIA GETS STATE DINOSAUR

    It took about 66 million years, but California finally has a state dinosaur.

    Archaeology & Fossils
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 24, 2017

    SHARK FIN BANS MIGHT NOT HELP SHARKS, SCIENTISTS SAY

    As lawmakers propose banning the sale of shark fins in the U.S., a pair of scientists is pushing back, saying the effort might actually...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 24, 2017

    CLASSIFIED US SPY SATELLITE LAUNCHED FROM CALIFORNIA

    A spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 24, 2017

    HOW AERIAL THERMAL IMAGERY IS REVOLUTIONIZING ARCHAEOLOGY

    A Dartmouth-led study has demonstrated how the latest aerial thermal imagery is transforming archaeology due to advancements in technology....

    Archaeology & Fossils
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 24, 2017

    DEBATE SWIRLS AS POWER OF US TECH GIANTS GROWS

    With a handful of US technology giants growing more powerful and dominant, debate is intensifying on whether big tech's growth is healthy...

    Tech, Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 24, 2017

    NEW QUAKE SHAKES TRAUMATIZED MEXICO CITY

    A new earthquake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday, forcing a brief pause in rescue operations to free survivors from the more...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 24, 2017

    SCIENTISTS: DESERT TURTLE ENDANGERED, 100 LEFT IN ARIZONA

    It may not be surprising that an "aquatic desert" turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 24, 2017

    HELPING PONSO, SOLE SURVIVOR OF 'CHIMPANZEE ISLAND' IN I. COAST

    "Oooah! Oooah!" Screeching to see visitors on the forested "Chimpanzee Island" in Ivory Coast, Ponso is the last, lonely survivor of...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 23, 2017

    THE SUN RISES IN NEW PLAY ABOUT MURDOCH'S TABLOID REVOLUTION

    Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth-and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity...

    Phone, Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 23, 2017

    LONDON MAYOR: UBER TO BLAME FOR LOSS OF LICENSE IN CITY

    London's mayor said Saturday that people angry about the decision by transit authorities to strip Uber of its license to operate in...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 23, 2017

    ARCHAEOLOGISTS: MORE PROTECTIONS NEEDED FOR CHACO REGION

    Archaeologists, professors and other researchers on Friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding Chaco Culture...

    Archaeology & Fossils
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 23, 2017

    'LADY BEAST' FIGHTS FOR GIRL GAMERS IN JAPAN

    In her online world, she is "Lady Beast", deftly operating her green monster Blanka in dizzying hand-to-hand streetfighting combat...

  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 23, 2017

    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOTIFIES 21 STATES OF ELECTION HACKING

    The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential...

    Security
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 23, 2017

    GOOGLE LOOKING TO HELP NEWS OUTLETS WIN SUBSCRIBERS

    Google is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscribers for news stories, a person close to the matter told AFP.

    Google, Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 22, 2017

    TWITTER BOTS FOR GOOD: STUDY REVEALS HOW INFORMATION SPREADS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

    After an election year marked by heated exchanges and the distribution of fake news, Twitter bots earned a bad reputation-but not all...

    Twitter, Science, Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 22, 2017

    FACEBOOK BACKS OFF PLAN FOR NON-VOTING SHARES

    Facebook on Friday reversed course on a plan to issue a new non-voting class of shares, avoiding a public trial in a suit filed by...

    Facebook, Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 22, 2017

    AMAZON SIGNS DEAL TO BOOST ITS RESTAURANT DELIVERY SERVICE

    Amazon wants to deliver more burritos and hamburgers to your doorstep.

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 22, 2017

    STUDY FINDS NO-TILLAGE NOT SUFFICIENT ALONE TO PREVENT WATER POLLUTION FROM NITRATE

    A new IUPUI study funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture answers a long-debated agricultural question: whether no-tillage alone...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 22, 2017

    NEW TECHNIQUE SPOTS WARNING SIGNS OF EXTREME EVENTS

    Many extreme events-from a rogue wave that rises up from calm waters, to an instability inside a gas turbine, to the sudden extinction...

    Engineering
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 22, 2017

    FIRST LARGE SCALE STUDY OF COCAINE USERS LEADS TO BREAKTHROUGH IN DRUG TESTING

    Scientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to...

    Analytical Chemistry