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The Hunt for Earth’s Deep Hidden Oceans

Water-bearing minerals reveal that Earth’s mantle could hold more water than all its oceans. Researchers now ask: Where did it all come from?<p>A couple …

Earth Science

Giant, newly discovered dinosaur was literally a huge weirdo

You're standing in a lush forest 230 million years ago in what is now Argentina.<p>You're alone among the Triassic shrubbery. Suddenly, an …

Research

FIFA Cracks Down on ‘Hot Female Fan’ Shots During World Cup

Soccer is finally kicking sexism to the curb—or at least it’s trying to.<p>According to <i>The Irish Examiner</i>, the anti-discrimination group Fare Network …

Burger King

How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years

K<p>ylie Jenner sits at a dark-wood dining table at her mother’s home in Calabasas, California, flicking through display options for a forthcoming pop-up shop. The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner industrial complex needs to decide how to showcase products by her Kylie Cosmetics makeup …

Kylie Cosmetics

This "horror" was spotted off the coast of the Carolinas

Researchers from NOAA took a deep sea dive off the coast of the Carolinas and discovered some "unidentified" creatures. The team also caught a …

Horror

Snake hidden in hard drive fails to board Miami plane

Transport Security Administration (TSA) officials have intercepted a traveler at Miami International Airport who planned to illegally smuggle a snake en route to Barbados. The female passenger was prevented from boarding the flight after security agents discovered a Ball python was concealed within …

fails

Donald Trump is the president I didn’t want, but now I know we need

I admit that I was wrong about Trump. He's not a clown, and he is delivering on his promises.<p>Over the years, my caricatures of Donald Trump have evolved but not as much as my opinion of him.<p>When Trump announced he was running for president, I admit that I didn't take this millionaire, hotel …

Donald Trump

The Most Powerful Storm on Earth Is Bearing Down on Japan

I think it’s time to retire Maria as a name for any storm. The name has been wiped from the hurricane list in the Atlantic after Hurricane Maria …

Weather

The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far

Looking back at the first six months of 2018, there haven't been as many government leaks and global ransomware attacks as there were by this time …

Cybersecurity

Scientists Invented AI Made From DNA

Researchers made a neural network out of DNA that can recognize handwritten numbers.<p>Last Wednesday, researchers at Caltech announced that they created an artificial neural network from synthetic DNA that is able to recognize numbers coded in molecules. It’s a novel implementation of a classic …

Machine Learning

Cancer-causing gene may have 'jumped' from plants into humans

Genes that cause cancer may have originated in plants and then “jumped” into humans, according to a new study.<p>The world’s largest analysis of so-called “jumping genes” has revealed the crucial role of an element known as L1, which the new data shows entered humans about 150 million years ago.<p>The …

Research

Brett Kavanaugh Is Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a politically connected member of Washington’s conservative legal establishment, to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court, setting up an epic confirmation battle and potentially cementing the court’s …

The White House

I Do Not Like This New Wasp Species Whose Giant Stinger Lays Eggs Inside Spiders

Hi, do you see that long red thing? It belongs to that wasp. Its function is to both sting and lay eggs inside of another creature, which is …

Zoology

What Would Happen If A Person Were Given A Blood Transfusion With The Wrong Blood Type?

<i>Medically speaking, what would happen if a person were to be given a blood transfusion using a blood type other than their own? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Ivan Zeitz,</b> …

Immune System

Spiders fly on the currents of Earth’s electric field

Spiders don’t have wings, but they can fly across entire oceans on long strands of silk. For more than a century, scientists thought it was the wind …

Insects

U.S. withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council over perceived bias against Israel

The Trump administration withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday in protest of what it perceives as an entrenched bias against Israel and a willingness to allow notorious human rights abusers as members.<p>U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who has sought major changes on the …

Human Rights

Net neutrality's old rules are a thing of the past. Here's what could happen next

Net neutrality's old rules are officially a thing of the past.<p>A new set of rules at the Federal Communications Commission went into effect Monday, ending the previous consumer protections that prevented Internet service providers from blocking or slowing legal traffic, or charging for faster …

Net Neutrality

Neuroscientists Accidentally Discovered a Whole New Role For The Cerebellum

We've only just scratched the surface.<p>One of the best-known regions of the brain, the cerebellum accounts for just 10 percent of the organ's total …

Neuroscience

Suicide rates show disturbing rise

New Centers for Disease Control study finds suicide rates have risen nearly 30-percent since 1999. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

Centers for Disease Control

Half man–half chicken abomination created in US lab

'Disturbing' half human-half CHICKEN embryos are created in the lab in an effort to shed light on how cells transform into a fetus<p><b>The research was</b> …

Genetics

Astronomers Just Zoomed Stunningly Close to The Event Horizon of Our Galaxy's Black Hole

Wowowowow.<p>Telescopes around the world have joined forces to try to provide us with our first photograph of a black hole. That's still a few months …

Black Holes

The Man Who Cracked the Lottery

When the Iowa attorney general’s office began investigating an unclaimed lottery ticket worth millions, an incredible string of unlikely winners came to light - and a trail that pointed to an inside job.

Iowa

Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Passing $400M Domestic, $1B Global

A slight disclaimer… To the extent that there will be any nitpicking or potential criticism of the second weekend for <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, we should note, right off the bat, that the film will both cross $400 million domestic and $1 billion worldwide today. So, while it dropped quite a bit from …

Earthquakes rattle Hawaii’s Big Island after Kilauea shoots lava, ‘dangerous’ gas into the air

A day after the most active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii erupted, two major earthquakes rattled the island and fountains of lava gushed out of the ground in a subdivision, forcing residents to flee amid threats of fires and “extremely high levels of dangerous” sulfur dioxide gas.<p>The island …

Geology

How To Get Started With Deep Learning In Minutes

GPU computing is a key driver in the blistering pace of recent AI advancements in practically every field. NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) makes GPU computing easier by providing simple access to ready-to-run GPU-accelerated software containers. With NGC, data scientists and researchers can rapidly develop …

Deep Learning

After summit, South Korea plots 'roadmap' for Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un

SEOUL (Reuters) - At their first summit in more than a decade on Friday, the leaders of North and South Korea held hands, planted a tree, and signed a pledge to pursue peace on the peninsula.<p>South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attend a banquet on the Peace House …

North Korea

Avengers: Infinity War Review: A Fine Salute to Those About to Die

The original Avengers go bigger before some of them go home.<p>At long last, the Avengers seem to be getting somewhere. Since they first teamed up six years ago, I’ve yearned for their bright, rollicking exploits to take on some summative shape or ultimate purpose, something that really binds together …

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments

Scientists have raised hopes for more effective treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, after mapping out the genetic foundations of the mental disorder in unprecedented detail.<p>In the world’s largest investigation into the impact of DNA on the mental …

Depression

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of …

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests, shut down test site

TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.<p>The surprising announcement comes just six days before Kim is set to meet South Korean …

North Korea