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Dolphins and Pigeons Have Gone to War Alongside Humans

When you think of animals used for military purposes, what do you think of? Maybe horses carrying knights into battle? Hannibal's elephants crossing …

Genghis Khan

Go Inside the Arctic Global Seed Vault

We've always been fascinated by the Svalbard Seed Vault. It's got everything: doomsday contingencies, priceless treasures, and a spooky vault located …

North Korea

Supercut explores the hidden art references in ‘Alien: Covenant’

If you noticed some biblical undertones in <i>Prometheus</i> and <i>Alien: Covenant</i>, you’re not alone.<p>Ridley Scott‘s <i>Alien</i> prequels shifted the franchise from …

Construction

Scientists successfully infiltrate computer using malware coded into DNA

‘We wanted to understand what new computer security risks are possible’<p>In what reads like science fiction becoming reality, researchers at the University of Washington have been able to successfully infect a computer with malware coded into a strand of DNA. In order to see if a computer could be …

Malware

15 initiatives President Pranab Mukherjee will always be remembered for

President Pranab Mukherjee will demit office on Tuesday, making way for Ram Nath Kovind as the 14th incumbent on the top constitutional post. Though …

India's Startups And Changing Consumer Tastes Are Forcing Coca Cola To Up Their Game

A skateboarded rides past Coca-Cola Co. signage seen on a delivery truck in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S, on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Photo Credit: Scott …

They Built the First Phone You Loved. Where in the World Is Nokia Now?

Nokia has arguably been in the communications technology business for a century and a half. “Arguably” because, for that to be true, one needs to …

Climate Change

Chicago's Hotel EMC2 Is Themed Around Math's Greatest Woman

If you're a diehard music fan, you can always stay in a rock 'n' roll themed hotel. If you're Disney-obsessed, you have your pick of Mickey-centric …

Mathematics

The Cool Chemistry Behind the Flavor of Cold-Brew Coffee

If you like your coffee on the colder side, you may have noticed that there's a distinct flavor difference between iced coffee and cold-brew coffee. …

Coffee

Sam Panopoulos, inventor of Hawaiian pizza, dies aged 83

Restaurateur is credited with being the first to put pineapple on pizza in the 1960s, setting off a global debate that still rages<p>The man credited with inventing the Hawaiian pizza, triggering endless debate around the world about the legitimacy of pineapple on the Italian staple, has died aged …

Justin Trudeau

Pininfarina Debuts An Elegant Superyacht With A Beach Club And Two Pools

Pininfarina has debuted Aurea, an elegant 70-meter superyacht replete with its very own ‘beach club’. The project marks the first collaboration between the illustrious Turinese styling house responsible for some of history’s most exotic Ferraris, Maseratis and Alfa Romeos and Rossinavi, the Italian …

Super Yachts

Here's What Happens After You Die

From dust to dust.<p>"It might take a little bit of force to break this up," says mortician Holly Williams, lifting John's arm and gently bending it at …

5 Design Features That Help Sell Multi-generational Housing

Can a millennial who has returned home to pay off student debt live in harmony with parents, younger siblings and a grandparent or two--all under the same roof? Or can the elderly live with their adult children without imposing the undue burdens caregiving often requires? Yes, as long as the home …

Demographics

‘The most singular of all the things that we have found’: Clouds study alarms scientists

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Every week, there are many new scientific studies published relating to climate change. It is a big field, a multidisciplinary field and a hot field.<p>But according to leading climate scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan — credited with discovering that chlorofluorocarbons, …

Climate Change

Alaskan mom builds lovely tiny house -- and is offering the plans for free (Video)

Building your own home or even your own furniture can be daunting, especially if you have little experience with power tools, and no foggy idea on …

The diversity of life across much of Earth has plunged below ‘safe’ levels

In an ambitious study that represents the latest merger between big data approaches and the quest to conserve the planet, scientists have found that across a majority of the Earth’s land surface — including some of its most important types of terrain and its most populous regions — the abundance or …

Biodiversity

Rate of species decline 'no longer within safe limit' for humans, experts warn

Animal and plant species are declining so quickly that world biodiversity loss is no longer within a “safe limit” and could start to threaten much of …

Ecology

7 places to celebrate Holi

Holi is the one time when all of India bursts out in Eastman colour. Undoubtedly the most fun of all Hindu festivals, the occasion is marked by the 4 …

North Korea