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The Most Famous Loch Ness Monster Photo Is A Toy Submarine

Quick, picture the Loch Ness Monster. If your Ritalin-addled brain didn't jump straight to <i>South Park</i>, you probably thought of exactly this …

Loch Ness

Dinosaurs were dying off long before asteroid hit: Study | science

Dinosaurs were in trouble long before the massive asteroid — believed to be the primary cause of their extinction — hit the earth some 65 million …

The Navy keeps encountering mysterious UFOs — and no one can figure out what they are

"I can tell you, I think it was not from this world," retired US Navy pilot Commander David Fravor told ABC News in an interview in December 2017.<p>"I'm not crazy, haven't been drinking. It was — after 18 years of flying, I've seen pretty much about everything that I can see in that realm, and this …

Paranormal

The Sky-Dominating Pterosaurs Were Annihilated in Their Prime

"The smallest of bones can radically change our perception of the history of life on Earth."<p>For nearly 150 million years, dinosaurs would have looked …

The Han Solo Movie LEGO Toys Look Incredible

Why such a small taste?<p>As if fans and toy retailers needed more reasons to be excited about Disney’s second Star Wars anthology film <i>Solo: A Star Wars</i> …

Merge Blaster is the best AR toy I've ever tried

Maybe the next wave of AR toys will avoid your face entirely.<p>Merge's 6DoF Blaster looks like a Laser Tag gun and uses a phone. And that's basically what it is: Laser Tag, for AR.<p>And it might be one of my favorite things at CES. Seriously.<p>The idea of an AR phone toy shouldn't be surprising, since …

The Bottom of The Ocean Has Started Sinking Under The Weight of Melting Glaciers

Jeez.<p>Decades of measurements and predictions of sea level rise could have underestimated the scale of the problem, experts warn, due to scientists …

Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom will have Chris Patt and team turn saviour to dinosaurs

Jan,02 2018 13:03:58 IST<p>Everybody’s favourite franchise, the <i>Jurassic</i> universe has upped its action game, with the director of the newest film <i>Jurassic</i> …

Construction workers just accidentally discovered 30 perfectly preserved dinosaur eggs

The holidays are all about happy surprises, and paleontologists got one heck of a shock earlier this week after learning about an unexpected …

Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Species of Giant Octopus Hiding in Plain Sight

Next-level camouflage.<p>Octopuses are masters of camouflage, but have you ever heard of an octopus that is so good at disguising itself as another …

Top 7 EarthSky images of 2017

Here are 7 of your favorite images of the year.<p><b>Funnel cloud from Rio:</b> Photos showing a funnel cloud seen around sunset, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. …

Inuit Leaders Say: "Earth Has Shifted". Issuing Immediate Warning To The World

If you’re way too conservative or think you’re too cool to believe in climate change, maybe you’ll believe it coming from these wise old …

Best iOS games of 2017

2017 has been one heck of a year for iOS gaming fans. From action-oriented arcade blasters to strategy games so deep they should come with a warning, just about every genre has been well represented.<p>Distilling hundreds of great titles down to a single shortlist isn’t easy, but we’ve done our best. …

First Photo From THE MEG Sees Giant Prehistoric Shark Stare Down Jason Statham

Get your first look at the giant Megalodon, thought to be extinct, as it stares hungrily at Jason Statham. Thought Jaws was terrifying? You haven't …

Jurassic World Evolution: Up Close with the Dinosaurs – IGN First

Life finds a way.<p>All month long we're highlighting cool games that might not be on your radar, as part of IGN First: Games to Watch in 2018.<p>Today's …

Dinosaurs

How 'The Last Jedi' Porg Master Weaponizes Cuteness

Neal Scanlan — the man behind Babe the Pig — creates all the creatures in 'Star Wars.'<p>Even if you don’t love the Porgs you probably have to admit …

4 surprising ways augmented reality will revolutionize your life

AR is bringing big changes to the way you work, play, drive, and more.<p>Once a technology of the future, virtual reality is now being used in everything from computer gaming to archaeology and medical research. And now VR is being joined by a related technology known as augmented reality (AR), which …

A three-mile-wide asteroid just slipped by Earth, but its next pass will really be one for the books

It’s Monday, and since you didn’t die in a fiery apocalyptic hellscape over the weekend that means that the massive space rock named 3200 Phaethon …

The 10 Weirdest Sea Monsters of 2017

1 of 12<p>Sea Monsters of 2017<p>One fish, two fish, dead fish, new fish.<p>That's right, kids — it's time to count down the most incredible marine-life …

Double green flash

Green flashes are best seen over ocean horizons like this one, and, this time, the California wildfires did something helpful.<p>On December 13, 2017, …

‘Bridge Constructor Portal’ review

It’s been more than six years since we last visited Aperture Science in <i>Portal 2</i>, and in the ensuing years, Valve has shown a remarkable level of …

How to make a Star Wars Jabba the Hutt body pillow

<b>Editors' note:</b> <i>As part of our celebration of Star Wars at 40, CNET contributor Bonnie Burton, a Star Wars superfan and former Lucasfilm employee, shows you to make a pillow unlike any other.</i><p>Sometimes you just want to take a nap on a extra-large body pillow in the shape of Jabba the Hutt. Good news: …

A father built a kickass Star Wars ship out of cardboard for his daughter

Cardboard, tape, and a whole lot of paint<p>When it comes to school projects, some parents go all out. One father did just that recently when he constructed an amazing snowspeeder from <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> out of cardboard for his daughter to take to school.<p>John Stoddard explained that his …

Star Wars

What's Inside a Yo-Yo That Keeps It Spinning?

Even the most basic yo-yo tricks depend on the toy’s ability to keep on spinning. But why does it spin so fast for so long?<p>The magic center of a …

Baobab's "smart" animation gets into your head

Virtual-reality studio Baobab knows how to trick your brain to pull you into its stories.

These adorable Fingerlings robo-monkeys are the latest must-have affordable gadget

Hello little Fingerlings, where have you been all my life?<p>I am an unabashed robotics fan. I'm also someone who has been disappointed repeatedly by …

Sphero’s awesome R2-D2 robot does the one thing no other’s done before

There has never been an R2-D2 toy quite like this.<p>Sphero, the company that helped bring the scene-stealing BB-8 to life in <i>Star Wars: The Force …

The Force is Strong with Felix Hernandez and this Awesome Star Wars Inspired Series

<b>All images by Felix Hernandez. Used under a Creative Commons License.</b><p>Mexico based photographer, Felix Hernandez, has created an amazing series paying …