Quickly melting ice in the Arctic with no effort to stop it may someday bring a stage where critical ecological change is uncontrollable, a team of international scientists said.
Unchecked Arctic melting may bring irreversible change
Scientists are working to replace the second human pilot in an airplane with ‘genius’ robots.
Airliner tests A1 machine to replace co-pilot
A new method for producing conductive cotton fabrics using graphene-based inks opens up new possibilities for flexible and wearable electronics, without the use of expensive and toxic processing steps.
Environmentally-friendly graphene textiles could enable wearable electronics
Dogs pay more attention to us than previously thought, with new research showing that they remember our actions and other events even when the occurrences didn't hold any particular importance at the time they happened.
Dogs remember even stupid things we do
Scientists have created a bright red protein that can be used to tag and track cells and cellular processes. The breakthrough will aid stem-cell and cancer research.
Scientists develop bright red fluorescent protein in lab
Protected forests are being indiscriminately felled across Europe to meet the EU’s renewable energy targets, according to an investigation by the conservation group Birdlife.
Protected forests felled to meet EU renewable targets
Enhancing just three genes helps plants harvest more light, raising new hopes for developing crops that can keep up with food demands from a crowded planet.
Tweaking how plants manage a crisis boosts photosynthesis
Climate scientists have mostly treated cement as a net contributor to CO₂ emissions. New research suggests the building material isn't all bad.
Surprising carbon sink: Cement absorbs, stores greenhouse gas
Many species will not be able to adapt fast enough to survive climate change, said scientists.
Climate changing 'too fast' for species
Keratin and melanosomes can remain preserved and later identified in fossilized tissue. The revelation comes thanks to the discovery of an ancient bird fossil, a 130 million-year-old Eoconfuciusornis specimen recovered in China.
130 million-year-old bird fossil yields keratin, melanosomes

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