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Why no tusks? Poaching tips scales of elephant evolution

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – A hefty set of tusks is usually an advantage for elephants, allowing them to dig for water, strip bark for food and joust with other elephants. But during episodes of intense ivory poaching, those big incisors become a liability.

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Big picture, big data: Swiss unveil VR software of universe

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 12, 2021

Researchers at one of Switzerland’s top universities released open-source beta software on Tuesday that allows for virtual visits through the cosmos including up to the International Space Station, past the Moon, Saturn or exoplanets, over galaxies and well beyond.