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A Head Full of Symphonies | Radiolab

A neurologist issues a wild musical dare to a conductor and a ragtime piano player. One gives up almost instantly. But the other pulls off something …

Flute

Hawaii Kilauea Volcano: 17th Fissure Is Dangerously Close to Geothermal Plant

Scientists aren't sure when it will stop.<p>Since the Kilauea volcano erupted on May 3, fissures began appearing near the volcano emitting steam and …

Geology

Why This Giant Crack Opened Up In Kenya

The region has yielded a trove of archaeological finds in the past and may border a new continent 50 million years in the future.<p>Mai Mahiu-Narok road, in a region just west of Nairobi, Kenya, used to be fully intact.<p>Then, after a period of heavy rainfall late last month, a massive crack was …

Scared yet? Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot can now jog freely

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot has been untethered and set free, which, for anyone convinced of an imminent robot uprising, is a rather worrying …

Robotics

This is what lava damage from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano looks like

A volcano in Hawaii, threatening to blow its top, has been sputtering lava for a week, and it’s left some devastating results.<p>The Kilauea volcano has …

Geology

Mount Everest Isn't Really The Tallest Mountain on Earth

Sorry, climbers.<p>Ever since Sir Edmund Hillary reached its peak back in 1953, thousands of adventures have set out to conquer the deadly summit of …

Mountaineering

Artificial Genome Scientists Want to Build Human Cells That Are Impervious to Viruses

Two years ago, a consortium of scientists, lawyers, and entrepreneurs announced a plan to synthesize an artificial human genome from scratch—an …

Genetics

GOLDSTEIN: Scheer’s carbon fantasies as bad as Trudeau’s

It’s bad enough when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau misleads Canadians by claiming we can reach our international commitments to reduce industrial …

Canada

Lava pours from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in mesmerising timelapse video

This timelapse video shows lava pouring out of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.<p>It was filmed after an eruption on Monday following a period of …

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

‘Dead Zone’ Larger Than Scotland Discovered By Underwater Robots In The Gulf Of Oman

The 'dead zone,' confirmed for the first time in 50 years, is almost completely devoid of oxygen and spells disaster for marine wildlife.<p>For the …

Arabian Sea

Why Physicists Are Divided Over the Multiverse - The Atlantic

Almost anybody who has ever thought deeply about the universe sooner or later wonders if there is more than one of them. Whether a multiplicity of universes—known as a multiverse—actually exists has been a contentious issue since ancient times. Greek philosophers who believed in atoms, such as …

Physics

Russia’s attempt to block Telegram crashes the country’s internet

Earlier this month, a Russian court gave regulators the authority to block Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app that’s used not only by an …

Privacy

7 myths you learned in biology class that you probably still believe

You’ll be surprised how many commonly known science “facts” are actually total misconceptions.<br>Read More

Biology

At 42 degrees, city records hottest day of the season

Several parts of Telangana, including Hyderabad, recorded the highest maximum temperature for the year on Sunday.<p>In the city, weathermen recorded a …

Global Warming

The Terrifying Technological Tactics Behind BattleBots

It's hard not to like BattleBots. It is essentially a modern technology-based sporting event in which teams build remote controlled robot-like things …

Robotics

New research from South Africa links a mass extinction event with water scarcity

Around 260 million years, the earth was dominated by mammal-like reptiles called therapsids. The largest of these therapsids were the dinocephalians, a genus composed of several herbivorous and carnivorous species.<p>Then something enormous happened: a mass extinction event killed off between 75% and …

Paleontology

What Is Optical Computing (Computing At The Speed of Light)

Speed Of Light

Why are the Bushes, Clintons, Obamas and Melania smiling so broadly at a funeral?

The warmth between them is the camaraderie you often see between rivals now bonded by experience. And the absence of Donald Trump can only have added to the relaxed air of the picture<p>Consider him the elephant not in the room, simultaneously absent from this picture and looming over it.<p>Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true

Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic pulses of fresh water from melting glaciers could upend the circulation of the oceans, leading to a world of fast-rising seas and even superstorms.<p>Hansen’s scenario was …

Global Warming

5 expert tips for stunning detail in landscape photos

How do you make a mountain appear as large to the viewer as it does to you? How do you get rid of noise in your nightscape images? How can you get …

What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans' way of life

Arctic Dispatches, part 1: The past winter was the warmest on record in the Arctic, putting a lifestyle that has endured for millennia at risk: ‘The magnitude of change is utterly unprecedented’<p>Weird wildlife ventures to northern Alaska<p>A few days before Christmas last year, Harry Brower, mayor of …

Global Warming

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Silicon Valley

The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.<p>On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, …

Pollution

The Latest: Trump asks whether illegal leaks prompted probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's memos (all times local):<p>11:55 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump appears to be trying to …

Donald Trump

Mystery of sea nomads' amazing ability to freedive is solved

Scientists have uncovered the secrets of the Bajau people, long-famed for their ability to hold their breath for extraordinary lengths of time<p>The secret behind the ability of a group of “sea nomads” in Southeast Asia to hold their breath for extraordinary periods of time while freediving to hunt …

Biology

North Korea drops withdrawal of U.S. troops as condition of denuclearization, Moon says | The Star

Moon and Kim’s summit on April 27 will be only the third such meeting between the countries’ leaders. Moon, a liberal who is committed to engaging …

New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction

Over the past 125,000 years, the average size of mammals on the Earth has shrunk. And humans are to blame.<p>That's the conclusion of a new study of the fossil record by paleo-biologist Felisa Smith of the University of New Mexico.<p>Smith studied fossils going back 65 million years, when dinosaurs died …

Paleontology

David Copperfield Has Been Forced to Reveal His Famous 'Lucky 13' Magic Trick in Court

David Copperfield was forced to break the magicians code in court Tuesday, when a judge ordered him to explain one of his most famous tricks …

David Copperfield

LNG not shipping’s green panacea, as IEA warns of ‘huge disruption’ over looming 2020 sulphur cap

A report out this week suggests LNG is not the panacea for shipping’s fuel concerns now that member states of the IMO have voted in favour of cutting …

Energy

Swarms Of Tiny Sea Creatures Are Powerful Enough To Mix Oceans, Study Finds

Credit: Isabel Houghton and J.R. Strickler<p>Each night, all over the ocean, swarms of animals wriggle and kick their way from deep below the waves to feed at the surface. Each creature is tiny — less than a centimeter long, and sometimes much smaller — and there are trillions of them.<p>New research …

National Science Foundation