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Geography on Pluto Is Surprisingly Similar to Earth, NASA Reveals

By Earth's standards, you could hardly imagine a stranger world than frigid, tiny Pluto. It resides in the far corner of the Solar System...

Can this invasive exotic pest make better materials for industry and...

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have combined derivatives of two surplus materials -- wood pulp and dried-up pieces of...

In Just 4 Hours, Google’s AI Mastered All The Chess Knowledge...

Chess isn't an easy game, by human standards. But for an artificial intelligence powered by a formidable, almost alien mindset, the trivial diversion can...

Humans Were Not Smarter Than Neanderthals, We Simply Outlasted Them

By the standards of the Paleolithic age, members of Homo neanderthalensis were the height of sophistication. These ancient hominins ranged across Europe and parts of...

New Method for Identifying Carbon Compounds Derived from Fossil Fuels

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a laboratory instrument that can measure how much of the carbon in...