These monkey moms are really concerned matchmakers for their sons: Study
May25

These monkey moms are really concerned matchmakers for their sons: Study

This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) — When it comes to bonobos — the great apes that are, with chimpanzees, humanity’s closest living relatives — mothers will literally drag their sons to females to get more grandchildren, a new study finds. As overbearing as such behavior might seem, researchers find it proves effective, boosting their sons’ chance of fatherhood threefold. The research...

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Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest
May25

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations’ Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the Aryans espoused hate and violence for years. The neo-Nazi group was based near Hayden Lake, Idaho, starting in the 1970s, and eventually was...

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Space rock 4 billion miles away could give clues about solar system’s early days
May24

Space rock 4 billion miles away could give clues about solar system’s early days

This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) — As the ball dropped in Times Square this New Year’s Eve, the New Horizons spacecraft was fast approaching an approximately 20-mile-long space rock nicknamed Ultima Thule, located a whopping 4 billion miles from Earth. As the spacecraft zipped past the tiny world, it deployed a suite of seven scientific instruments to gather a treasure trove of images and measurements,...

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13th dead whale of the year washes ashore near San Francisco
May24

13th dead whale of the year washes ashore near San Francisco

Authorities say a dead gray whale has washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing the total to 13 dead whales found in the area since March. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the whale carcass was found Thursday along the Point Reyes National Seashore near Limantour Beach. The Marine Mammal Center plans a necropsy to determine what killed the whale. The center says more whales have been spotted in the San Francisco...

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Report: FTC’s political wrangling delays Facebook settlement
May24

Report: FTC’s political wrangling delays Facebook settlement

Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company’s mishandling of personal information. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that political wrangling is delaying a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Facebook could be fined up to $5 billion for various breaches of privacy. The newspaper says FTC Chairman Joseph Simons has the votes he needs from fellow Republicans, but...

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