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Nothing Can Eat Australia’s Cane Toads—So They Eat Each Other

The species' relentless invasion of the continent has taken a turn toward cannibalism.The cane toad may be...

Want to Slash Carbon Emissions? Start With These Power Plants

The worst 5 percent of energy producers account for almost 75 percent of the sector’s emissions.The world...

A New Brain Implant Translates Thoughts of Writing Into Text

In early experiments, a paralyzed man with implants in his premotor cortex typed 90 characters per minute—by...

Bats Raised in Helium-Rich Air Reveal a Key to Echolocation

To test bats’ sense of the speed of sound, researchers put them in an atmosphere that alters...

How Food Waste Could Be Turned Into Climate-Friendly Jet Fuel

Humans dump an estimated 10 billion gallons of potential biofuel into landfills every year. Researchers found a...

Indoor-Grown Weed Is Spewing Carbon Into the Atmosphere

Most legal marijuana is grown in a controlled environment. A study just quantified how much damage that's...

Million-Year-Old DNA Rewrites Mammoths' Evolutionary Tree

The oldest DNA ever sequenced shows how the genus split off into new species. Ancient...