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Asian elephants display empathy

New scientific testing suggests that Asian elephants are able to express empathy for other elephants. Though there has b...

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Ray Kurzweil searches for immortality

Raymond Kurzweil, chief of engineering at Google, is hopeful that humans will have pushed back human mortality before he...

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Freshwater creatures can live over 1,000 years

It’s a challenge to imagine artifacts surviving from the Persian conquest of Jerusalem in 614, let alone 10-millimeter...

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Scientific, not political, definition of evolution needed

There are many views on how to define evolution. These often-conflicting definitions of evolution only add to the confus...

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Google sells Motorola to Lenovo

Nearly two years ago, in May 2012, Google completed its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility, one of the largest ...

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Hackers hit big targets around the world

In the wake of a massive breach of Target Corp.’s security, in which hackers compromised around 110 million credit car...

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Calvin students design new resource for ordering textbooks

With their new website, Peter VandeHaar and Matt Greeley want to change the way you buy books for classes online. The id...

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Google’s book scanning ruled fair use by judge

A judge dismissed a copyright lawsuit regarding Google Books on Thursday, Nov. 14. The Authors Guild brought the lawsuit...

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Rising Star Expedition Finds Trove of Human Fossils

About one hour’s drive outside of Johannesburg, South Africa lies a cave where a group of scientists has found over 1,...

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Elephants depend on societal dynamics

According to a recent study conducted in South Africa, the human species is not the only one to depend on societal dynam...