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Wait, what? Scientist discovers snakes that hunt in packs

A scientist from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has discovered that a species of snake, the Cuban boa, hunts in groups, and through teamwork improve their chances of catching prey.

It's the first time that reptiles have been observed to have been involved in "coordinated hunting," where individual animals take …

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Construction begins on world's largest telescope in Chilean desert

Construction began in Chile on Friday on the European Extremely Large Telescope, which when completed will be the world's largest optical telescope, some five times larger than the top observing instruments in use today.

The size of the ELT has the potential to transform our understanding of the universe, say …

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Siberian Tiger Rescued from City Streets, Returned to Wild

In May 15, the Siberian tiger, also known as an Amur tiger, was released into Bikin National Park in the Russian Far East after spending eight months in a rehabilitation center.

Vladik is named for the city in which he was captured last year—Vladivostok. According to a press release …

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Fathers' brains respond differently to daughters than sons

Fathers of toddlers also sang more often to their daughters and spoke more openly about emotions, including sadness, possibly because they are more accepting of girls' feelings than boys', according to the study, published in the American Psychological Association's journal Behavioral Neuroscience. Fathers of sons engaged in more rough-and-tumble play …

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17-Year Cicadas Emerge 4 Years Early

Different populations, or broods, of “periodical” cicadas emerge in distinct geographical regions during specific years, after spending a 13- or 17-year span growing underground. (Some “annual” species just emerge yearly.) Scientists were expecting to see Brood VI bugs in South Carolina and Georgia, which happened, but they got a surprise …

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Report: Apple working on dedicated ‘Apple Neural Engine’ AI processor

Ahead of next-generation iPhones expected to include augmented reality features and updates for Siri, Bloomberg is out with a new report today detailing Apple's work on a dedicated processor that it says will be devoted entirely to artificial intelligence tech.

Dubbed "Apple Neural Engine" internally, the report says the chip …

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Subtitle Hack Leaves 200 Million Vulnerable to Remote Code Execution

A proof of concept attack using malicious video subtitle files reveals how adversaries can execute remote code on PCs, Smart TVs and mobile devices using popular video players and services such as VLC Media Player, Kodi, Stremio and Popcorn Time.

“This is a brand new attack vector. We haven’t …

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