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[NEWS] Five science links: global warming, chimpanzees, bears, water in the UK, US high-speed rail

  • Vice interviews David Wallace Wells about his frightening new book, The Uninhabitable Earth.
  • Chimpanzee cultures are being threatened by the effects of global warming, Motherboard reports.
  • At least some bears are apparently capable of mimicking the faces of others, perhaps indicating a high level of intelligence. Motherboard reports.
  • In a mere 25 years, the United Kingdom may face serious water shortages thanks to climate change. (The hypothetical secession of Scotland, meanwhile, would make things even worse for England.) Motherboard reports.
  • This article at Engineering explains the economic and legal factors explaining why the United States, unlike the EU or China, lacks much high-speed passenger rail.
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