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US Army funds horrifying morphing robot cockroach

Not content with hover bikes, jetpacks and exoskeletons, the US Army has contributed funding to a study which developed a robot modelled on a …

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capital shocker11 of Family Found Hanging in Delhi House, Police Suspect Most Were Sedated Before Being Killed<p>yet again<p>5 Lynched in Maharashtra …

Arctic's 'Penguins of the North' Find Workaround to Climate Change

New study finds that little auks are adjusting their food supply, raising questions of adaptation.<p><b>What's New:</b> The latest research on little auks, sometimes called "penguins of the north," reveals a surprising response to a rapidly warming Arctic: The birds make up for food lost to the effects of …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

How do Planetary Flybys Work?

Gravity assists -- flybys -- are pretty neat. These precision maneuvers that involve harnessing and using the gravity of a planet to accelerate and direct a spacecraft to its destination. It’s often described as a slingshot maneuver as though the planet grabs and flings a passing spacecraft along …

Astronomy

“We dare you to stop us”: Inside Big Oil’s sinister plan to derail the anti-carbon movement

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Rather than retreating, Exxon and other companies are going on the offensive as mankind hangs in the balance<p>Michael T. Klare<p>January 10, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack. Increasingly grim economic …

Fossil Fuels

Three ex-Google engineers have created a Microsoft Surface clone

Naturally, it runs Android<p>Microsoft’s Surface tablet has inspired a few clones during its short history, but the latest rip off comes from three ex-Google engineers. Jeremy Zhou, David Ko, and Ben Luk used to work on products like Google Maps and search at the web giant, and formed Jide Technology …

Jet stream blasts BA plane across Atlantic in record time

Boeing 777 reported at speeds of up to 745mph as it flies from New York to Heathrow in just 5 hours 16 minutes<p>Concorde may have been retired but a British Airways passenger jet approached supersonic speed this week as it rode a surging jet stream from New York to London.<p>The Boeing 777-200 jet …

"Close But No Cigar," SpaceX Rocket Engine Suffers Hard Landing on Barge

A cargo resupply mission heads to the International Space Station, but fails to stick an ocean landing.<p>Space rocketeers at SpaceX just missed a catch on Saturday, failing in a bold first attempt to recycle a used rocket engine by landing it on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean.<p>"Close, but no cigar this …

Cosmic Flashes may Reveal Unkown Objects in the Universe

Flashes, dubbed "photonic booms" because they are directly analogous to sonic booms, may be detectable on the Moon, on passing asteroids, on fast …

Four Reasons To Worry About Global Warming: Beyond Scientific Consensus

Yesterday I was struck by a Forbes headline, ‘97% Of Climate Scientists Agree’ Is 100% Wrong. The post questions the way Australian science popularizer John Cook arrived at this often-quoted number to illustrate the scientific consensus that human activity is contributing to global warming.<p>I agree …

One Of My Favorite Mobile Games Is Now One Of My Favorite Steam Games

Since late 2013, Robert Topala's <i>Geometry Dash</i> has been the first gaming app I load on any new iDevice I come across. Now the devilish rhythm …

Charlie Hebdo Office in Paris Attacked by Gunmen; 12 Killed

Satirical Magazine Targeted in Past for Cartoons on Islam; Hollande Calls Shooting a Terror Attack<p>PARIS—Masked gunmen stormed the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing a dozen people and decimating a newsroom that long took pride in defying the outrage—and death …

Terrorism

FBI Director Comey reveals new details on the Sony hack

Speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Manhattan today, FBI director James Comey went into more detail about how the FBI determined North Korea was behind the recent digital attacks on Sony Pictures, which culminated in the partially canceled release of <i>The Interview</i>. According to Comey, the …

Divers looking for black boxes in crashed AirAsia plane

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — The tail section of the AirAsia passenger jet that crashed late last month is upside down and partially buried in the …

Airplanes

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

2015 is getting an extra second and that's a bit of a problem for the internet

On June 30th at precisely 23:59:59, the world’s atomic clocks will pause for a single second. Or, to be more precise, they’ll change to the uncharted time of 23:59:60 — before ticking over to the more worldly hour of 00:00:00 on the morning of July 1st, 2015. This addition of a leap second, …