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Making an Actual Skateboard with Lego Bricks Is Just Awesome

Sure, people build lots of different things with Lego, but those are just toys or fun models. To make an actual working skateboard that will be …

What is the world’s greatest skyline?

A centuries-old Yemeni city stands alongside the gleaming towers of Hong Kong as one of the world’s most beautiful architectural views, writes Jonathan Glancey.<p>A city’s skyline is its public face. And, like the faces of those we hold dear, we hold certain skylines in our minds’ eyes even when far …

Skyscrapers

Live: Watch three astronauts launch to the International Space Station

Less than two days after Orbital ATK’s successful launch to the International Space Station, another rocket is headed the same way. Early Wednesday morning, a Russian Soyuz rocket will take off from Kazakhstan, transporting three new crew members to the ISS.<p>On board the flight will be NASA …

Space Exploration

Habituez-vous au jus de chanvre !

Alors que certains producteurs de chanvre se tournent vers l’huile de CBD ou autres extraits, Marcus et Kate sont concentrés sur l’utilisation de la …

Irlande

How the ExoMars spacecraft will make its way to the surface of Mars

As the other spacecraft gets into orbit<p>Tomorrow, two spacecraft will reach Mars after nearly seven months of traveling together through space — and they’ll both attempt to pull off two separate and incredible feats. One will put itself into orbit around the Red Planet, while the other will land on …

European Space Agency

Whatever you do, don't send your robot lawnmower after a moose

You might be angry that a moose has come into your yard to eat the apples from your apple tree, but scaring it away with a robotic lawn mower just isn’t going to work.<p>This is what was probably going through the moose’s head:<p>"Hey, I like apples. I’m going to eat these ones here."<br>• "I love …

Lawn Mowing

1,075-Year-Old Pine Named ‘Adonis’ Is Europe’s Oldest-Known Living Tree

Changing Planet<p>A Bosnian pine (<i>Pinus heldreichii</i>) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1,075 years old, living since the time of the Vikings, according to a team of scientists from Stockholm University (Sweden), the University of Mainz …

L’intelligence serait apparue avant le système nerveux dans l’histoire évolutive

Dans la nature, nul besoin d'un cerveau pour prendre des décisions.<p>L'apprentissage est une capacité inestimable pour les humains. D'une certaine façon, elle nous permet de croire que nous sommes capables de nous rebeller contre notre substrat biologique et les lois qui le gouvernent. Pour orienter …

Los Angeles

Call of the wild: photographer Anup Shah on capturing the perfect shot

Each night, camped in his tent by the Mara River, deep inside Kenya’s Maasai Mara wildlife reserve, photographer Anup Shah falls asleep to the sounds of hyenas whooping, hippos grunting and lions roaring.<p>In a few hours, when it is still dark, he will drive to one of his “outdoor studios” – places …

This snapshot of an alien exoplanet might be a big first for astronomy

It's in a super weird solar system<p>The star of the above glamour shot is a star named CVSO 30, which is 1,200 light-years from Earth and located just a smidge north of Orion's belt. But if you squint, you'll see a tiny brown dot just above CVSO 30. That brown dot has been the subject of much …

Universe

Jarawa : un peuple au bord de l’extinction, objet de safaris humains

<b>Vous n’avez peut-être jamais entendu parler des Jarawas, l’un des derniers peuples afro-asiatiques des îles Andaman, en Inde. Isolés sur leur bout de</b> …

Animaux

Archaeologists Find Massive Medieval Cities Hidden Under the Cambodian Jungle

Researchers have discovered a vast network of hidden cities laying deep under the lush Cambodian jungle near the medieval mega-city of Angkor Wat, in …

South-east Asia

Scientists Grow Mini-Organs From Cells That Were Genetically Manipulated

The Era of Gene Editing<p>The advances made in genetic engineering and gene editing in recent times have been many and amazing. Improvements to the …

De Kerviel à Panama Papers : le règne de la corruption bancaire

<b>Au cœur de l’affaire Société Générale qui a éclaté début 2008, Jérôme Kerviel a été reçu et interviewé par Jean-Luc Mélenchon, cofondateur du Parti</b> …

Energie solaire: l'Europe passe la barre des 100 gigawatts de capacités installées

Fin 2015, l’Europe disposait d’un parc solaire d’environ 97 gigawatts, soit un peu plus de 10% de l’ensemble des capacités de production …

Une nouvelle et très nette carte globale de pluton et quelques autres points de vue sur son cœur

Cela fait 8 mois que la sonde New Horizons a réalisé son survol historique de Pluton et depuis, les données ne cessent de tomber. Les scientifiques …

NASA

Comment voir passer Mercure devant le Soleil ce lundi ?

Ce lundi 9 mai, un phénomène rare va se produire juste au-dessus de vos têtes. <b>La planète Mercure va passer devant le Soleil</b> et l’éclipsera ainsi très …

Espace

La Terre hébergerait mille milliards d’espèces différentes

Des biologistes de l’université de l’Indiana (Etats-Unis) estiment que nous n’aurions découvert que 0,001% des espèces de notre planète. Cela …

Biologie

Tesla en route pour devenir un géant de l'auto

2016 est l'année où Tesla prouvera, ou pas, qu’il est capable de passer du statut de fabricant de niche à celui de grand constructeur. Pour …

10 Alleged Discoveries That Suggest Giants Existed

Stories of giants are littered throughout mythology and folklore. Almost every culture and society has tales of gigantic people who once roamed the …

Archaeology

DNA secrets of Ice Age Europe unlocked

<b>A study of DNA from ancient human bones has helped unlock the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.</b><p>Researchers analysed the genomes of 51 individuals who lived between 45,000 years ago and 7,000 years ago.<p>The results reveal details about the biology of these early inhabitants, such as skin and …

Ice Age

Russia launches the first rocket from its brand-new spaceport

And almost no one saw it live<p>Russian space agency Roscosmos has launched the first rocket from Vostochny Cosmodrome, the country's newest spaceport. Last night at 10:01PM ET, a Soyuz-2.1a rocket blasted off, taking with it three satellites that will monitor the Earth and measure cosmic rays. And …

Space Exploration

Sony Patents Contact Lens Cam with Zoom, Aperture Control, and More

The future of wearable camera technology is a contact lens. At least, that’s what Google, Samsung, and now Sony seem to think. All three have …

Cameras

Foop is a hydroponic garden for your abrasive city life

Foop is a hydroponic pod from Japan that lets people grow vegetables and herbs, like lettuce, parsley, basil, and mesclun, in their apartments. And the company, which thinks us urbanites live a sad, vegetable-less life, makes the product sound really simple. Foop says you can buy your desired …

Gardening