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Sub That Made Deep-Sea History Damaged in Highway Fire

The submarine once belonged to director James Cameron, who says it will dive again.<p>A submarine that made history with a trip the bottom of the Mariana Trench was laid low this week on a Connecticut highway.<p>The sub, the <i>DEEPSEA CHALLENGER</i>, was damaged by a fire on a flatbed truck while in transit …

What Is the Smallest Thing in the Universe?

The answer to the enduring question of the smallest thing in the universe has evolved along with humanity. People once thought grains of sand were …

300-Year-Old Spanish Shipwreck Holds Million Dollar Treasure

Divers found gold in part of a Spanish fleet that was obliterated during a hurricane 300 years ago.<p>Shipwreck divers have announced quite the anniversary present for the flagship of a 1715 Spanish treasure fleet, the <i>Capitana</i>: 52 gold coins, 40 feet of gold chain, and 110 silver coins and buttons all …

Obama wants to build an exascale supercomputer by 2025

The White House is getting serious about supercomputers. Today, President Obama issued an executive order establishing the National Strategic Computing Intiative — essentially a federal strategy for making sure America leads the field in supercomputers. The order points to implementations in …

Quantum Computing

Nokia just unveiled the ultimate camera

As the BBC reports, the spherical OZO camera is equipped with eight lenses and eight microphones. This allows it to record 360 degrees of both stereoscopic 3D video and sound, creating true panoramas with accompanying audio.<p>The content that OZO creates can then be used with playback devices such as …

Virtual Reality
Automation

UK Is Leading The Way To Becoming A Global Bitcoin Hub

In many countries, when it comes to regulating bitcoin companies, it’s still mostly a work in progress. Some governments want to restrict bitcoin quite a lot, while others are adopting a more favorable stance. The U.K. has been the financial hub of Europe for decades now, and it looks like it plans …

Bitcoin

Apple To Release New Apple TV In September, Report Says

Rumor has it that Apple should soon release a new version of its set-top box as well as a new streaming service for TV content. According to a new report by BuzzFeed, Apple was supposed to announce the new Apple TV at WWDC, but it was delayed for a September launch.<p>The current Apple TV was released …

Smart TV

Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs

Researchers conclude they are 99 percent certain that hormone-altering chemicals are linked to attention problems, diabetes, other health problems.<p>Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is likely leading to an increased risk of serious health problems costing at least $175 billion (U.S.) per year …

Fastest Star in the Milky Way Found Zipping Out of Galaxy

It’s blasting away at astonishing speed—and it could help solve a cosmic mystery.<p>This animation shows how one star in a pair could get revved up to high speed when its partner goes supernova. NASA, ESA, and P. Ruiz Lapuente (University of Barcelona); Cut and colored by S. Geier.<p>A star is racing out …

'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists

Scientists found the Myanmar Jerdon's babbler alive and well during a recent expedition.<p>A bird thought to have gone the way of the dodo decades ago has been rediscovered in Myanmar (Burma), scientists reported Thursday.<p>A team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society stumbled upon the bird, a …

Birds

Stunning Nighttime Pictures of Chilean Volcano Erupting

Villarrica erupted earlier this week with a bang, spewing lava bombs and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people.<p>Villarrica, one of Chile's most active volcanoes, awoke with a vengeance this week, launching lava bombs and an ash cloud thousands of feet into the air. The nearby towns of Pucon …

Leaky Vaccines Enhance Spread of Deadlier Chicken Viruses

Over the past fifty years, Marek’s disease—an illness of fowl—has become fouler. Marek’s is caused by a highly contagious virus, related to those that cause herpes in humans. It spreads through the dust of contaminated chicken coops, and caused both paralysis and cancer. In the 1970s, new vaccines …

Your Shot: Rice, From the Paddy to Your Plate

If you’re not a rice farmer, chances are you give little thought to how the grains accompanying your curry, gumbo, or stir fry ended up on your plate. But humans have been growing rice for thousands of years on mountaintops, hillsides, and plains across the globe. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, …

With Extinction Clock Ticking, White House Proposes New Elephant Protections

Changing Planet<p>By Peter LaFontaine<p>There are millions of elephants in the United States, but you won’t find them roaming Yellowstone.<p>Instead, they spend their days gathering dust in silver cabinets, getting smacked by cues on pool tables, and hanging on walls as trophies from far-flung hunts.<p>We’re …

Why Do Glowing Sharks Glow?

There are about 550 species of shark in the oceans. Around twelve percent of them glow.<p>These luminous fish belong to two groups: the kitefin sharks and the lanternsharks. They are little creatures, no bigger than 50 centimeters long, and they feed on small fish, squid, and crustaceans. They also …

Beyond Pluto: Let’s Go See Some More New Worlds

Two weeks ago, Earthlings got their first good look at the splattered, champagne-colored sphere that is dwarf planet Pluto. But it wasn’t just NASA’s 4.1 million Instagram followers, or the 3.4 million people following President Obama on Twitter, or the crowds in Times Square that got a little …

8 bizarre newly discovered deep sea creatures

The last frontier on Earth<p>In many ways the deep sea is the last great unexplored frontier on Earth. Far beneath the sun's reach, down in the darkest …

Zoology

The freak from the deep: Long-nosed fish that lives 3,000ft below the ocean is caught for only the second time ever

• The long-nosed chimaera was snagged by fishermen in the Davis Strait of Canada's extreme northerly province of Nunavut<br>• It is only the second of its …

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in …

Deep sea habitat with centuries-old marine life found off Ireland

NUI Galway scientists mapped rich colony half a mile below sea surface<p>Tue, Nov 19, 2013, 01:00 Updated: Tue, Nov 19, 2013, 08:54<p>Marine scientists …

Deep-Sea Vehicle Nereus Lost 6 Miles Down

A catastrophic implosion likely led to the loss of the only scientific vehicle that could work at such extreme depths.<p>On Friday a deep-sea robotic vehicle named <i>Nereus</i> vanished under the weight of 6.2 miles (9,977 meters) of water in the western Pacific Ocean.<p>Surface debris—spotted the day after …

United Arab Emrates leads way with planned mission to Mars

The ambitions of the United Arab Emirates run high, way above the skyscrapers. The tiny emirate is thinking big and aims to take the lead in space exploration. Or, as they say … the new goal is the planet Mars.<p>The UAE Space Agency was born as recently as July 2014, but it has already presented last …

Why Pluto Lacks Craters, and Why That's So Freakishly Weird

Pluto has been puzzling us with its weirdly smooth surface, but if it’s the first Kuiper Belt Object we’ve visited, how did we know how many craters …

Preview: Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’

Preview: Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’<p>It is the movie many space tech enthusiasts have been waiting for: a <i>big-screen adaptation</i> of Andy Weir’s book “The …

Space Science

Is Obesity a Psychological or Physical Problem?

How does someone become morbidly obese? Are people genetically predisposed to it, or is it a case of nurture over nature?<p>Carl Thompson was Britain's fattest man. Earlier this year, the 910-pound 33-year-old died in his home. It took emergency services several hours to remove his corpse from his …

Mental Health

Back To School: What Students Can Expect To Eat Under New Healthy School Lunch Guidelines

New U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for school lunches are taking effect this fall, as part of a healthy school lunch initiative put forth in January by first lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.<p>Officials are calling for more whole grains and produce -- now …

Flamin' Hot Cheetos Banned From Schools In California, New Mexico And Illinois (VIDEO)

Flamin' Hot Cheetos are a wildly popular snack that literally leaves its indulgers red-handed.<p>And now several schools in California, New Mexico and Illinois have banned the high-fat, high-salt and possibly addictive treat.<p>Some schools in Pasadena, Calif. have even said that if a parent packs the …

Fitness

Hate Working Out? 5 Things That Will Make You Want to Exercise

Heading to the gym can be a drag, but we all know it can be difficult to keep ourselves active without this routine. In fact, the Centers for Disease …