Carolyn McBrayer

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Celestial Photos Make Planet Earth Look Like the Moon

“It’s almost like the environment knows you’re there but doesn’t care,” says Anchorage-based photographer Kerry Tasker of the Alaskan terrain. The …

These Martian Rocks Hint at Ancient Alien Life

Mars may be a frigid, dusty wasteland today, but evidence is mounting that the Red Planet was warm and wet long ago. Future missions to Mars will …

New Research Proved That Theory of Relativity Put Forward by Einstein is Still Valid

Galaxies 13 billion light years away from us have been shown on a 3D map. The Japanese-led team has discovered that the Theory of Relativity put …

Physics

Google's New Project Could Change the Future of Smartphones

Google wants make modifying your smartphone as easy as rearranging Lego blocks.<p>That’s the premise of Project Ara, a plan to make phones with parts …

18 Iconic Movie Restaurants and Bars You Can Visit in Real Life

Admit it, you’ve always wanted to tag along for an adrenaline-pumping chase scene, kick back with a magical hobbit/avatar-like creature in an equally …

This 'virtual employee' is proof that the robot takeover is upon us

"She," in this case, is an avatar created by IPsoft, the global information technology services company. In a demo shown to Tech Insider, she shifts her weight from side to side when waiting for someone to speak, and smiles in between questions. If you tell her you're upset about something, she'll …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA Says It Will Help SpaceX With Mars 2018 Mission

While cutting funding for its own Mars programs<p>SpaceX just announced it's hoping to land an uncrewed Dragon capsule on Mars in 2018, which would make it the first private company to land on another planet. But it's not going alone.<p>According to a blog post today from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava …

Space Exploration

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Nature notes: rare spider found for the first time in Northern Ireland could be benefiting from climate change

A number of rare spiders, including one never seen before in Northern Ireland, have been found in Peatlands Park, an area of bog, wetland and natural woodland in Armagh that is well known for its biodiversity.<p>The spiders were discovered on a training course run by Buglife, led by its Northern …

Check Out Models Of The Cosmic Web That Connects Galaxies

Explore the architecture of the universe<p>Cosmologists have long thought that the universe is made up of galaxies tethered together by gravity. But what on earth does this 'cosmic web' actually look like?<p>That's what researchers at Northeastern University's Center For Complex Network Research have …

Universe

30 Years After Chernobyl, Here’s What Radioactivity Is Doing To Wildlife

Many animals and plants still contain so much radioactivity they are unsafe for human consumption.<p>The largest nuclear disaster in history occurred 30 years ago at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what was then the Soviet Union. The meltdown, explosions and nuclear fire that burned for 10 days …

This Chanel Store in Amsterdam Features a Facade Made Entirely of Glass Bricks

Anyone stopping by the Chanel store on the busy shopping street PC Hooftstraat in Amsterdam will find themselves face to face with a one-of-a-kind …

Why Are We Growing Corn To Fuel Our Cars? Three Reasons Why Ethanol Is A Bad Idea

Most of us are driving around right now in cars powered by a combination of gasoline and ethanol. Ethanol is a fuel alternative produced from corn (mostly), and it has been touted for years as cleaner, carbon-neutral alternative to gas.<p>The problem is that ethanol’s benefits have been greatly …