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This fish ‘snoozes’ for years without food or water

African lungfish, <i>Protopterus annectens</i>, can live in suspended animation, called aestivation, without food and water for three to five years. They …

Why You Shouldn't Take Your Milk's 3-Week Shelf Life For Granted

Buy a jug of milk in the U.S. and, as long as it's in the fridge, you shouldn't have to worry about it spoiling for about three weeks.<p>That's quite a luxury. Because it's not the case in many other parts of the world where fresh milk has a much shorter shelf life.<p>Milk is highly perishable — a few …

DeSean Jackson Doesn't Believe Any NFL Cornerback Can Stop Him

As talented as some of the cornerbacks in the NFL are, Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson doesn't think there's anyone in the league who can cover him.<p>Not Richard Sherman. Not Darrelle Revis. Not Patrick Peterson. No one.<p>Jackson was asked about being covered by teammate Chris Culliver …

Japanese scientists fire the world's most powerful laser

A team of researchers from Osaka University recently fired the most powerful laser on the planet: a 2 petawatt pulse, that's 2 <i>quadrillion</i> watts, albeit for just one trillionth of a second. It's called the LFEX (Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments) and it measures more than 300 feet in length. …

Hunt for alien life on Jupiter begins

European Space Agency joins forces with Airbus to develop new space probe to look for extra-terrestrial existence<p>In the past year humanity has landed on a comet, ventured to Pluto and discovered another planet which is so like our own it has been dubbed Earth 2.0.<p>But in the coming decades, space …