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This Toilet Vaporizes Poop To Solve Sanitation Problems

Designed for places that don’t have indoor plumbing, the change:WATER toilet sucks the water out of waste so it’s more compact, more sanitary, and easier to dispose of.<p>As the classic tech lore goes, some of the industry’s best inventions started out in a garage. Diana Yousef’s currently sits in a …

Inventions

Science Has Identified a New Sleep Disorder Caused by Sleep Trackers

For some people, sleep trackers are an invitation to insomnia-inducing anxiety.<p>Say you're one of those people who just doesn't seem to be a good sleeper. You're not hallucinating from insomnia or anything, but you toss and turn before falling asleep, wake up frequently in the night, or find …

Sleep

World’s fastest ever delivery drone could deliver medical supplies in U.S.

Zipline is best known for its commercial drone delivery service delivering blood supplies in Rwanda. Now the company wants to step up its life-saving …

Drones

Stanford’s rice-sized implant treats diseases by zapping individual nerves

If you ever dreamed of being a real-life cyborg, researchers at Stanford University are ready and willing to help. They developed a new type of tiny …

Stanford University

This New Device Uses Sunlight to Make Safe Drinking Water Even From The Dead Sea

The world needs this.<p>Using an innovative combination of sunshine and hydrogels, a new device just unveiled by scientists is able to produce clean …

Water

Want solar panels but hate their look? Tesla’s low-profile panels are now working

It’s been a year since Tesla boosted its solar catalog with new panels that blend into your roof with no visible hardware. The low-profile panels …

Solar Power

These Beetles Use Booze-Soaked Trees to Farm Their Food

Ambrosia beetles have a surprising reason for seeking out trees full of ethanol.<p>You probably wouldn't enjoy a home made of alcohol-soaked wood. But for ambrosia beetles, it doesn't get any better.<p>These insects make a living by growing fungal "gardens" in dead, dying, or stressed trees. When trees …

Symbiotic

Greenland's Strange 'Dark Zone' Is Becoming a Huge Problem For All of Us

Here's why you need to know this.<p>There's a Dark Zone on Greenland's ice sheet, and new drone surveys are showing that it's growing ever darker. On …

Global Warming

Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

With its punky green mohican the striking Mary river turtle joins a new ZSL list of the world’s most vulnerable reptiles<p>It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals.<p>The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the …

Zoology

Researchers can now create 3D-printed structures made entirely of liquid

Scientists at Berkeley Lab, in conjunction with the Department of Energy, have devised a way to construct 3D structures completely made from liquid. …

3D Printing

Contagious cancer is killing off Tasmanian devils, but there might finally be hope

This could save the species from extinction.<p>Cancer is one of the few diseases that we don’t think of as being contagious. But that’s not true if you’re a tasmanian devil.<p>Devils are one of the very few unlucky creatures on this planet to carry a transmissible cancer, and they don’t just have …

Biology

NASA’s virtual tour of the moon in 4K will blow your mind

The moon can look spectacular enough from here on Earth, but a just-posted NASA video showing the lunar surface in amazing close-up detail is also …

Grand Canyon

Heat waves over the ocean have ballooned and are wreaking havoc on marine life

Heat waves over the world’s oceans are becoming longer and more frequent, damaging coral reefs and creating chaos for aquatic species. A study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications found a 54 percent increase in the number of days in which heat waves have cooked the oceans since …

Climate Change

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiology

Humans may have a surprising evolutionary advantage: Expressive eyebrows

Scientists still aren’t sure why early humans had such weird skulls—or why we don’t.<p>It’s one of the first things you notice when you look at archaic human relatives in a natural history textbook or museum. Just above the eyes rests an imposing feature, a prominent brow ridge that juts out above the …

Chimpanzees

Finger fossil 'shows humans went east of Africa earlier than thought'

Bone found in Arabian desert dates back 90,000 years, challenging view that we migrated into Eurasia 60,000 years ago<p>A fossilised human finger bone dating to almost 90,000 years ago has been discovered in the Saudi Arabian desert, a find researchers say points to the possibility that our species …

Red Sea

Trump escalates trade tensions with China

President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with China on Tuesday by threatening to slap new tariffs on $50 billion in imported goods ranging from bakery ovens to ball bearings.<p>The action is the latest step in Trump’s trade offensive that aims to punish Beijing for pursuing policies accused of …

China

U.S. Has Been Secretly Watching Russia's Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missiles Crash and Burn

Successful or not, if Russia is test flying these weapons, this means it has been repeatedly crashing nuclear reactors into the ground or the …

'We’re Gonna Do What International Law Says We Can Do.' Aboard the USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea

Crowned with a giant disc-shaped radar — the captains all call it their “eye in the sky” — the E-2C Hawkeye early warning aircraft is typically one …

China

If you’re having trouble sleeping thanks to, well, you know who... you’re not alone...

Despite the dystopian fantasies about nuclear terror and destruction that hit popular culture in the Cold War era and those “duck and cover” drills …

This Is How Heavy Your Weights Should Be If You're Trying to Lose Weight

Strength training is a key part of fitness that shouldn't be ignored, especially when it comes to weight loss. But just because you know you should be doing it doesn't mean you know exactly <i>how</i> to do it yet.<p>If you just don't know where to start when it comes to strength training, Ridge Davis, …

I Took a Shot of Apple Cider Vinegar for a Month and I Won't Stop

What's ACV?<p>More literally, apple cider vinegar is made out of the liquid of crushed apples. Bacteria and yeast are added to it to start fermentation …

This Is Exactly How a Nutritionist Uses Turmeric For Health, So You Can Do the Same

Ever since kale was revealed to be the most super of all leafy greens, health-savvy eaters have been keeping an eye out for the next big thing in nutritious eating. Avocados were the leader in the category for some time, but there's a new hero in the superfood sect that's been around for centuries …

Alternative Medicine

Russian Military Near North Korean Border Launches Live-Fire Air-Combat Drill

Russian jets launched a series of live-fire maneuvers in skies near its borders with North Korea and northern China in the first air drills held in …

LCS Grows Teeth, At Last…

The Littoral Combat Ship is finally about to get the capabilities envisioned for it at the start, 15 years ago, Navy leaders told the annual …

Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has eroded

WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. He said competition with those adversaries has threatened …

National Security

Trump's defense strategy sees China and Russia as biggest threats

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Pentagon now sees China and Russia as "the central challenge" facing the US military, according to the unclassified pages of the Trump administration's new National Defense Strategy.<p>"Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in US national security," …

Foreign Policy

Why the Internet is Going Crazy Over This Mattress

Casper is only three years old and has already developed a cult following — notorious for disrupting the $14 billion mattress industry and completely …

Mattresses

New Pentagon strategy takes aim at Russia, China

The Pentagon’s new defense strategy calls for aggressive steps to counter Russia and China, directing the military to retrain its attention on great-power competition after nearly two decades of focusing primarily on Islamist militants and "rogue" nations.<p>The emphasis of the new National Defense …

Jim Mattis

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Why no one knows anything as the government nears a shutdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> The federal government will run out of money and shut down at midnight. And, right now, no one in Washington has the slightest clue how to stop that from happening.<p>Here's what we do know:<p>The Senate will come back into session at 11 a.m. ET<br>• Sometime soon-ish(?) after that, the motion to end …

Government Shutdown