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Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Neptune's Strange Magnetic Field Stretches Arms in New Model (Video)

Scientists knew Neptune's magnetic field was strange — just not this strange.<p>Neptune, the eighth planet from the sun, has vivid blue clouds and …

New Horned Dinosaur Species Called 'Most Striking' Ever Discovered

Say hello to one of Triceratops' oldest relatives.<p>Scientists recently discovered the fossilized bones of a striking new species of horned dinosaur in southern Alberta, Canada. The 200-plus fossils are believed to have belonged to four specimens of Wendiceratops pinhornensis--three adults and one …

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

In an alley in Denver, police gunned down a 17-year-old girl joyriding in a stolen car. In the backwoods of North Carolina, police opened fire on a gun-wielding moonshiner. And in a high-rise apartment in Birmingham, Ala., police shot an elderly man after his son asked them to make sure he was …

Law Enforcement

ISIS seizes key Iraqi city of Ramadi: What happens next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS forces pushed east Monday from their fresh victory in Ramadi as the Iraqi government rushed reinforcements to shore up defensive lines meant to stop the terror group's advance.<p>Iraqi and U.S. officials promised eventual defeat for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the loss of the …

Islam

New Contacts and Glasses Give You 2.8x Zoom with a Wink of the Eye

Tired of having eyeballs with fixed focal lengths? Scientists have developed new telescopic contact lenses and glasses that can give your eyes 2.8x …

Since today is “Caturday”, I had to share some videos of one of my favourite birds in the world, the diminutive budgerigar named Disco. And because Disco is such a talented mimic, this gives me the opportunity to share the evolutionary reasons why pet parrots mimic people.<p>Since today is “Caturday”, …

Birds

Nasa satellites safely in orbit after Atlas V rocket launch

An Atlas 5 rocket has blasted off from Florida carrying four Nasa science satellites designed to map bursts of energy and charged particles triggered by criss-crossing magnetic fields around Earth.<p>The 20-storey-tall rocket, built and launched by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed …

Space Exploration

11 Designs for Organizing with Shelves

Large shelving systems along a wall are great for storage, but there's not always space for such a system. In these situations, a smaller …

Scientists Call For Moratorium On Human Genetic Experiments

Prominent scientists have called for a temporary halt on research aimed at editing the DNA of human embryos, fearing a real-life Gattaca. "Human beings are not lab rats,” said one.<p>Citing safety fears for babies, genetics researchers on Thursday called for a halt to experiments that would alter the …

The strange world of felt presences

On 20 May 1916, Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley, and Tom Crean reached Stromness, a whaling station on the north coast of South Georgia. They had been walking for 36 hours, in life-threatening conditions, in an attempt to reach help for the rest of their party: three of their crew were stuck on …

Cognition

How love and heartache affect the body

Falling in love – and suffering a broken heart – have some powerful effects on the body.<p>“Love is the drug” sang Roxy Music back in the early 1970s, and it turns out Bryan Ferry and team were on to something.<p>When you fall in love, the same areas of your brain affected by alcohol or drugs like …

Leaked FAA Document Provides Glimpse Into Drone Regulations

The FAA appears poised to release regulations that will impose a minimal burden on businesses, paving the way for integration of drones into the national airspace. Information about the forthcoming regulations is contained in an inadvertently published document that appears to be an FAA economic …

New Crazy Theory: The Universe has 'No End and No Beginning'

As crazy as it sounds, we’ve all kind of accepted the part of the Big Bang Theory that says the universe started as a single point around 13.8 …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Multiple Sclerosis

Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images<p>Mars One chief executive, Bas Lansdorp, left, announces the launch of astronaut selection for a Mars space mission project, in New York. Mars One is a non-profit organisation that aims to establish a permanent human settlement on …

Space Science

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Photo ‘Shows’ Human ‘Non-Terrestrial Officer’ Performing Maintenance On Mars

Going by the claims of a UFO researcher, we might have obtained the first photographic “evidence” of hacker Gary McKinnon’s claim that he found …

Why Do Dogs Watch—and React to—TV?

Just like humans, their response to the tube depends on their personality, experts say.<p>Our first Weird Animal Question of the Week of 2015 comes to us from our very own photo editor Mallory Benedict, who's curious about why her sister's poodle pays such rapt attention to the television.<p>"He totally …

Sea Level Rise From Climate Change A ‘Larger Problem’ Than Thought, New Study Claims

Scientists overestimated the rate of sea level rise between 1901 and 1990, meaning Earth’s oceans have expanded more dramatically in the past 25 …

Ancient scorpion had feet, may have walked out of ocean

A new scorpion species found fossilized in the rocks of a backyard could turn the scientific understanding of these stinging creatures on its head.<p>The fossils suggest that ancient scorpions crawled out of the seas and onto land earlier than thought, according to the researchers who analyzed them. …

Man who cut off his fingers builds 'Robohand'

<i>Vital Signs</i> is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.<p><b>Gauteng, South Africa (CNN) —</b> "I was in a position to see exactly what happens in the human hand. I got the basics of what it's all about and thought yeah, I'll make my own."<p>Richard van As is recalling the moment …

Six science stories we can't wait to follow in 2015

Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science.<p>From solar system exploration to new adventures in particle physics to the possible defeat of a microscopic foe, …

Skype Translator helped me speak Spanish for the first time

Huge potential, but early days<p>I woke up this morning, ate my breakfast and spoke some Spanish. I can’t even speak Spanish. I didn’t emerge from a dream or experience a medical miracle, I used Skype Translator. It’s a new app designed to translate your speech in real time, making it possible to hold …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Bizarre, Ghost-Like Animal Sets New Record For Deepest Living Fish

A bizarre, ghostly fish with wing-like fins has been spotted gracefully gliding through the ocean at depths of 8,143 meters below the surface, …

A huge ice reservoir could be hiding inside Mars

A vast cache of water or ice could be lurking just beneath the surface of Mars, scientists claims, using meteorite research to figure out where the …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …