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Scientists create fake rhino horn from horsehair in a bid to save the species

Scientists create fake rhino horn from horsehair in a bid to save the species

Scientists have developed a fake rhino horn using horsehair, in a bid to create “credible fakes” to flood the market and reduce demand for the material. Researchers from the University of Oxford created the synthetic horn by bundling horse hairs, gluing them together with a matrix of regenerated silk to mimic the collagenous properties of…MORE

This could be the end of the post-Cold War era

This could be the end of the post-Cold War era

This may be the dawn of the post-post-Cold War era. The fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago this weekend was a triumph of Western ideology purchased by American power. Freedom’s torch was borne throughout the Cold War by US Presidents from Harry S Truman to George H.W. Bush, and their mission delivered when…MORE

The new Iran nuclear crisis is unfolding just as Trump’s critics predicted

The new Iran nuclear crisis is unfolding just as Trump’s critics predicted

The new Iran nuclear crisis is unfolding exactly how Donald Trump’s critics predicted it would. After the US President walked away from Barack Obama’s international nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, Iran started walking too. On Wednesday, it began escalating its uranium enrichment activities, injecting gas into centrifuges at its infamous underground Fordow plant. The…MORE

The Mormon massacre in Mexico hits home

The Mormon massacre in Mexico hits home

It all happened so suddenly that I didn’t have time to react. It was a loud bang, followed by screams and commotion. Then panic. Mothers yelled for their children and children cried out for their mothers. And there I was in the middle of the chaos: scared, confused and unable to move. What else could…MORE

This astronaut cast his vote from the International Space Station

This astronaut cast his vote from the International Space Station

Defying their earthly bounds doesn’t stop many astronauts from exercising their civic duties. Andrew Morgan cast an early vote from space last month, weighing in on a Pennsylvania election, NASA says. According to his official biography, Morgan is a physician who was selected to join the astronaut corps in 2013, and completed his training in…MORE

All the revelations of the past 24 hours in Washington, DC

All the revelations of the past 24 hours in Washington, DC

No one could say life in Washington is boring. From his first hours in office, Donald Trump’s presidency has seemed like a brazen attempt to use the instruments of governmental power for his personal political gain. And in a few hours on Monday, an entire term’s worth worth of news and scandal flooded headlines as…MORE

These birds may have more friends than you

These birds may have more friends than you

Complex societies were thought to only exist among mammals, including humans, other primates, elephants, giraffes and dolphins. But a new study shows that vulturine guinea fowl, a bird with distinctive blue plumage that lives in Africa, can keep track of relationships with hundreds of others — challenging the prevailing view that big brains are a…MORE

What Voyager 2 has learned since entering interstellar space

What Voyager 2 has learned since entering interstellar space

On November 5, 2018, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft became the second human-made object to cross into interstellar space. Now, scientists have shared the initial science gained by Voyager 2’s historic crossing. However, just because the probes have left the heliosphere doesn’t mean they have left our solar system. That boundary is located at the outermost…MORE

Leonardo DiCaprio praises Greta Thunberg as a ‘leader of our time’

Leonardo DiCaprio praises Greta Thunberg as a ‘leader of our time’

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has a lot of fans — and Leonardo DiCaprio is one of them. The celebrated actor on Friday posted a photo of himself with the 16-year-old activist on Instagram. “There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways —…MORE

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