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Coywolves Emerge as Super Predators

<i>Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/ForestWander</i><p><i>The Economist</i> reports that in the relative absence of mountain lions and Eastern wolves, a new …

Adobe is giving away Photoshop's best features for free

It seems like everyone knows a person with a pirated copy of Photoshop. If you ask them why they don't pay for it, their answer probably amounted to something like this: <i>Photoshop costs well over $1,000, and I use 10 percent of its features</i>.<p>For so long, Photoshop simply hasn't been for those people …

Add this: LinkedIn must pay $13 million to annoyed users

Networking site LinkedIn has agreed to pay out $13 million for overzealous marketing of its services on behalf of users. You've likely received one of the emails, which appear to come from a contact (below), saying something like, "Hi, I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn." …

Sand Like You've Never Seen It Before

Once more unto the beach<p>To the naked eye, sand looks pretty uniform. Tiny beige specks of varying shades, collectively covering beaches and shores and deserts. But when you peek at it through a microscope, all of that changes. Gary Greenburg, a research affiliate at the University of Hawaii …

Global warming SHOCK: Earth’s natural coolant could be TWICE as powerful as first thought

GETTYThe research has thrown climate change estimates in doubt<p>Research has identified a natural system where volatile organic compounds (VOC) are …

Climate Change

Hurricane Joaquin: Another Word for Climate Change

In case you hadn’t guessed, a new study shows “superstorms” will be much more frequent in the years ahead.<p>As Hurricane Joaquin devastates the Bahamas …

Climate Change

Quantum Experiments Suggest That the Future Can Affect the Past

In the world that we live in, it is a well-known fact that <b>causality forms sequences of events in nature.</b> Indeed, for every effect there is a cause, …

Could the Universe Be Lopsided?

One hundred years ago, Einstein re-envisioned space and time as a rippling, twisting, flexible fabric called spacetime. His theory of general …

Astrophysics

Prepare for the Two Hottest Years on Record, Report Says

This year and next will likely be the hottest on record, new research suggests, the latest sign that a so-called hiatus in global warming has …

Listen up, Ted Cruz: Here’s what you don’t understand about climate change and science

The Texas senator says the facts don’t back global warming. He doesn’t understand how science assesses facts<p>In 2004, science historian Naomi Oreskes did a survey of abstracts published in the previous 10 years matching the search term “global climate change,” and found that <i>none</i> of them rejected the …

Sea levels will rise, experts warn, and 'it's not going to stop'

Here's one trend California is behind on: rising sea levels.<p>For the last 23 years, ocean levels around the world have climbed by about 3 inches on average, and<p>NASAscientists say the sea will continue to rise as warming temperatures cause ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica to melt.<p>But …

Global Warming

Fire fountains on moon mystery solved

A new explanation for the driving force behind ancient fire fountain eruptions on the moon. Plus … do some volatiles on the moon and Earth have a …

Octopus genome holds clues to uncanny intelligence

DNA sequence expanded in areas otherwise reserved for vertebrates.<p>With its eight prehensile arms lined with suckers, camera-like eyes, elaborate …

Carly Fiorina Shows How to Address the Left on Climate Change

In the political battles over climate change, there are three distinct and relevant questions. First, does mankind have a material effect on the …

Here's where over 90% of the extra heat from global warming is going and the billions of dollars it's costing us

Scientists estimate that as much as 90% of it is heading straight into our oceans, and that has major consequences not only for marine wildlife but for the world's economy.<p>The average surface temperature around the world has increased by roughly 1.08 degrees Fahrenheit over the last 40 years, but …

Climate Change

Earth's Ice Is Melting Much Faster Than Forecast. Here's Why That's Worrying.

COPENHAGEN -- For me it was only after eight years of studying Greenland -- installing and maintaining a network of on-ice climate stations and examining how much snow evaporates from the island -- that I suddenly realized glaciology textbooks needed a major revision. This was 2002. Prior to the …

What the Philae comet lander found

Philae data suggest that organic compounds – which eventually translated into living organisms here on Earth – existed in the early solar system.<p>By …

Space

Verge Fiction: Model Organisms

<i>Verge Fiction is the site's biweekly publication of fictional short stories and book excerpts. Penned by staff writers and guest authors, none of Verge Fiction is real, nor should it be confused with news that regularly appears on this site.</i><p>As for the murders, we couldn't quite tell when they …

App to test eyesight 'as accurate' as traditional sight charts, study suggests

The Portable Eye Examination Kit, or Peek, was found to be as reliable as standard paper-based charts in eye clinics<p>Using a smartphone app to test eyesight is just as accurate as the traditional sight charts, a study suggests.<p>The Portable Eye Examination Kit, or Peek, has been designed and …

Ophthalmology

Add Graphene To Spider Silk To Create The Strongest Fiber Yet

Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade<p>Your move, limpets. Earlier this year, the long-reigning champion of the Strongest Biological Material Competition, spider silk, was usurped by the upstart limpet teeth. But we all knew that the arachnids would not go quietly into the night.<p>In an unorthodox move, …

The father of all humans lived 239,000 years ago

Huge Icelandic study provides insight into the genome of a nation<p>By sequencing the genomes of 2,636 Icelanders — the largest set ever obtained from a single population — researchers were able to identify that genetic mutations play a role in everything from Alzheimer’s disease to liver disease. The …

Genetics

Powerful Solar Storms Ignite Vivid Auroras - NBC News

Astronomy

Google Lunar XPrize Teams To Hold 'Nascar' Race On The Moon

Two of the teams competing in the Google Lunar XPrize have agreed to share a ride to the moon that will end in a race on the Moon’s surface by each competitor’s lunar rovers in a sort of slow motion NASCAR event.<p>Japan’s Hakuto and Carnegie Mellon University spin-off Astrobotic are two of the teams …

Space Exploration

Pebble Time smartwatch launches on Kickstarter

Pebble has launched a new smartwatch with a coloured e-paper display on crowdfunding site Kickstarter, and has already smashed its target<p>Pebble Time, the latest gadget from smartwatch maker Pebble Technology, launched on <b>Kickstarter</b> today and has already smashed its $500,000 target, raising over $4m …

Wearable Tech

US sea level north of New York City 'jumped by 128mm'

<b>Sea levels along the northeast coast of the US rose by record levels during 2009-2010, a study has found.</b><p>Sea levels north of New York City rose by 128mm in two years, according to a report in the journal, Nature Communications.<p>Coastal areas will need to prepare for short term and extreme sea level …

Climate Change