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Feb 4, 2016

German carbon emissions fell sharply in 2014

Germany was able to substantially reduce emissions of carbon gases in 2014, even if a major re-think is still needed in the transport and farming sectors, the German environment ministry said on Wednesday. “For the first time in years, the emission of greenhouse gases ...

Feb 4, 2016

Luxembourg stakes out legal framework for asteroid mining

Luxembourg has positioned itself to pioneer the potentially lucrative business of mining asteroids in space for precious metals such as gold, platinum and tungsten. The government on Wednesday announced steps to create a legal framework for exploiting resources beyond Earth’s atmosphere, and said it ...

Feb 3, 2016

Like humans, ravens can imagine being watched: study

Ravens can imagine being spied upon by a hidden competitor, showing a capacity for abstraction once thought to be exclusively human, according to a study released Tuesday. In a clever set of experiments, scientists showed that the famously intelligent birds take extra care to ...