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How do you build the next-generation internet?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scientists are now developing an ultra-fast quantum internet that will be partly based on light Imagine super-fast computers that can solve problems much quicker than machines today. These “quantum computers” are being developed in laboratories around the world. But scientists have already taken the next step, and are thinking […]

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Mass extinctions 'offer cautionary tale'

Image copyright Victor O Leshyk Image caption Lystrosaurus, an early relative of mammals Mass extinctions have the potential to guide modern conservation efforts, say scientists. A study confirms the idea that upheavals of the geological past caused a drastic loss of biodiversity. ”Disaster faunas” dominated by a small number of widespread, newly-evolving species prevailed for […]