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7 Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions About What The Next Decade Will Bring

From smartphone apps that can do seemingly everything to driverless cars and eerily humanlike robots, the past decade has seen dramatic advances in science and technology. What amazing advances are we likely to see in the <i>next</i> 10 years?<p>To find out, HuffPost Science reached out to seven top futurists …

Singularity

15 Breathtaking Underwater Animal Photos by Jorge Hauser

Jorge Cervera Hauser’s photography takes you deep under the surface of the largest oceans and gives a peek into the […]

Animals

Watch This Adorable Great Dane Puppy Grow Up In A Touching Time Lapse Video

Get ready for the room you’re in to get very dusty. Dave Meinert rescued Pegasus, a Great Dane puppy, from a negligent breeder. He was heartbroken to be told that because of her health issues, Pegasus might lose her sight and hearing if she even survived, which many of her siblings didn’t. So, just …

Meet the Squid Robot Designed to Explore Europa

And 14 more wild ideas funded by the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program<p>NASA wants to build a squid robot, develop deep space cryogenic storage, and use quasars to guide spacecraft. These and 12 other proposals will receive $100,000 each for development in Phase I of the NASA Innovative …

The only way to see this incredible museum in Mexico is by scuba diving

The Museo Subacuático de Arte, located off the coast of Isla Mujeres in Mexico's Riviera Maya, is the world's largest underwater museum.<p>Composed of over 500 life-sized sculptures, MUSA offers incredible displays hidden 28 feet below the ocean's surface. That means that the only way it can be …

Scuba Diving

The 13 most bizarre Soviet-era buildings that are still standing today

This is especially true in the former communist countries of Europe and Central Asia, where architects of the time designed some striking and frankly absurd structures before the Soviet era came to an end towards the end of the 20th century.<p>Many of these structures survived the fall of the Berlin …

Communist Party

Bosoms, sewing kits and inflatable dummies: 8 audacious tricks the American ghost army used to deceive the Nazis

During the Second World War, US Army planners set out to create a top-secret unit capable of conning the Germans on the battlefields of …

10 historic combat helmets

10 historic combat helmets<p>The origins of the modern combat helmet go back 100 years to the trenches of the First World War. These helmets show how helmet technology developed on the battlefields of France.<p>French Experimental Helmets<p>From the 1890s to 1912 the French military considered a number of …

Helmets
TV

Bill Nye is testing a spaceship that rides on sunbeams

LightSail project uses solar sails for propulsion<p>Back in 1976, famed physicist and astronomer Carl Sagan appeared on <i>The Tonight Show</i> to explain a new method of space travel. Using a technique called solar sailing, Sagan described a craft that used a large reflective sheet to "work exactly as a …

Space Travel

For-Profit College Hastily Designs Diploma For Student On Verge Of Actually Graduating

10 Animals the President’s Trade Deal Will Help Protect from Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

<b>What’s a pangolin?</b><p>A “walking pinecone”? A modern-day dinosaur? Your Google Earth Day Quiz result? There are lots of different ways to describe the pangolin — a cat-sized, scaly creature that lives in Southeast Asia and Africa. But here’s one indisputable fact about the pangolin: It is the most …

Wildlife

20 Buildings That Show the Future of Architecture

Five years ago, a group of Spanish architects dug a hole on a mountainside in Laxe, Spain. They filled it with hay, covered it in concrete, let it …

Water

Super species: Animals with extreme powers invade museum

The astonishing tardigrade — a microscopic animal that looks like a cross between a bear and a cushy pillow — can survive for 10 years without water, endure boiling temperatures and withstand the radiation, weightlessness and iciness of space. But it's only one of many animals with amazing and …

Biology

Will factories of the future be run by robotic ants?

Factories of the future could be operated by thousands of tiny machines working together in swarms, rather than by a handful of humans and large, specialised robots, such as these robotic ants and butterflies from Festo<p>Factories of the future could be operated by thousands of tiny machines working …

Steven Spielberg to direct Ready Player One film adaptation

The movie adaptation of <i>Ready Player One</i>, Ernest Cline's dystopian sci-fi novel centered on a virtual world steeped in video games and Dungeons & Dragons lore, will be directed by Steven Spielberg, according to a report from Deadline.<p>Cline's 2011 novel is the story of a skilled gamer named Wade …

PC gaming's future rides on these 10 unreleased titles

10 unreleased PC games<p>The future of the PC will be defined by ever-evolving technology that ranges from faster video cards to virtual reality …

Gaming

Unique alien life different from that on Earth might exist on Saturn's moon Enceladus, reveals Nasa scientist

As the hunt for alien life continues, top scientists have come to believe that unlike Earth - where one look at its surface makes it easy to …

Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally<p>A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic …

Skyscrapers

10 Intriguing And Mysterious Archaeological Sites

Archaeology aims to answer our questions about the past and, with any luck, give us some perspective on our present and future. But sometimes, …

Archaeology

Dog hotel a ‘luxury resort experience’ that offers only the best amenities

Elevated orthopedic beds, filtered water, a chemical-free pool, aromatherapy, spa treatments and the option of a $200-a-night poolside suite, welcome …

The Travel Version of Settlers of Catan Just Got So Much Better

For players who can't bear the thought of being away from their favorite board game, there's a Portable Edition of <i>Settlers of Catan</i> that's been …

NASA Wants To Send A Nuclear Submarine To Saturn's Moon Titan

Nothing says "we come in peace" like a military spaceplane delivering a nuclear sub<p>There are places beyond the reach of NASA’s current army of robot space explorers. Impressive and capable as Curiosity and other land rovers are, they’d be pretty useless in the liquid hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn’s …

Evolution Boardgame Review

<i>Evolution</i> is another Kickstarter success story in boardgaming, hooking up with North Star Games (publishers of the popular party game <i>Wits and Wagers</i>) …

Beauty of the beast: Photographer captures alien-like glow of Portuguese man o' wars as they hunt for fish at night

• <b>Photographer Matthew Smith captured the bluebottles on camera at Bass Point Cove in New South Wales, Australia</b>• <b><br>Photographs show the siphonophore’s</b> …

Pioneering Far East aquarium hit by allegations of shocking conditions

Directors confirmed that six animals – a walrus, sea otter, dolphin, white whale and two Baikal seals - have died over the past three years of …