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The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Cracking, And That Could Raise Ocean Levels By 200 Feet

We’ve already talked about the Arctic and how climate change is melting the North Pole at worrying speed — it could raise the ocean by 20 feet. But if the West Antarctic Ice Sheet melts along with it, that could raise ocean levels by 200 feet, which would be more than enough to drown most coastal …

Google Earth update shows how climate change has morphed our planet

The revised timelapse feature lets you see glaciers receding and sea levels rising in even sharper detail.<p>In 2013, Google released Google Earth Timelapse, an interactive viewer that lets users see satellite images of Earth from 1984 to the present, giving a rapid timelapse look at how human …

London's 'walk the Tube' map reveals the real distance between stations

Londoners know it, but not all visitors do: sometimes it's quicker to walk than take the tube. The official London Underground map — designed by Harry Beck in 1933 and arguably the most recognizable transit map in the world — is a masterpiece of compressed design, but this can also make it …

Congress's Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Jane Goodall on Science, Spirituality, and Our Highest Responsibility as Human Beings

Legendary British primatologist <b>Jane Goodall</b> (b. April 3, 1934) is celebrated not only as humanity’s greatest expert on chimpanzees but also as a remarkable mind that bridges the rigor of science with the sensitivity of spirituality. In a passage from her altogether fantastic 1999 exploration of …

Boeing just patented a jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions

With airplane makers constantly on the lookout for new and more efficient ways to power their products, this laser engine is the latest idea cooked up by the engineers at Boeing.<p>Modern airliners such as the Boeing Dreamliner are powered by multiple turbofan engines. These engines deploy a series of …

Meanwhile in the Future: Extreme Body Modification

We all want to be our best selves. But what if you could add almost anything to your body and mind? A camera here, an exoskeleton there. This is the …

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NASA Is Seriously Considering Terraforming Part of the Moon With Robots

The robots shall inherit the moon<p>Announced yesterday, NASA is moving ahead with funding to study several ambitious space research projects, including one that would transform an inhospitable lunar crater into a habitat for robots — and eventually, human explorers. Located on the moon’s South Pole, …

Reddit Moderators Are Locking Up The Site’s Most Popular Pages In Protest

Hell hath no fury like a Reddit moderator scorned. And boy are they pissed right now.<p>Reddit, the site that is often billed as the front page of the internet, is going through a serious revolt right now. The moderators behind a number of the most popular subreddit pages on the site — which are …

Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.<p>A Soyuz-U rocket blasted off flawlessly from Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad in …

Tupperware's Ripcord-Based, No-Electricity-Required Food Processor

For those of you that cook: Does this look useful, or gimmicky?<p>I cook three nights a week out of necessity and I hate it. I am a horrible cook. The …

Somalia reached 'tipping point,' can secure peace, U.N. official says

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Somalia has made “remarkable” progress in the last two years and has reached a “tipping point” where it can secure peace, the chief United Nations official in Somalia said on Thursday.<p>Philippe Lazzarini spoke to reporters in Nairobi as he stepped down after …

Adidas Knit These Sneakers Entirely From Ocean Plastic Trash

The sample shoe was made from illegal gill nets dredged up from the ocean by the nonprofit Sea Shepherd. “It’s a fishing net that was spanning the …

'Hunger Games' Actress Angel Giuffria Talks Life As A Cyborg

Plus, the future of bionic limbs<p><i>Hunger Games</i> actress and self-proclaimed “cyborg,” Angel Giuffria, just upgraded to one of the most advanced prosthetic arms on the market.<p>The bebionic3 is 30 percent smaller than typical prosthetics and has a ton of new grip patterns that Giuffria can cycle through. …

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Netflix hit with 'cloud tax' as Chicago targets online consumers

Chicago is marking Independence Day this year with fireworks, hot dogs – and sweeping new tax rules that require companies to collect a 9% levy every …

26-Year-Old Frida Kahlo’s Compassionate Letter to 46-Year-Old Georgia O’Keeffe

“I would like to tell you every thing that happened to me since the last time we saw each other, but most of them are sad and you mustn’t know sad things now.”<p>There is something uncommonly heartening about bearing witness to the virtuous cycle of support and mutual appreciation between two creative …

A probe zooming to Pluto just sent home a mesmerizing timelapse gif

Looking good, Pluto.<p>NASA's New Horizons probe is starting to get a clearer view of the dwarf planet and its five moons as it speeds through space …

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Scientists Create Holograms that you can Touch

A scientist flicks on a switch. Like magic, a small, delicate image of a fairy appears, suspended in the air. The scientist then reaches out to touch …

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Scientists Emerge After Eight-Month 'Trip to Mars'

NASA— JPL-Caltech / Cornell University<p>NASA—JPL-Caltech / Texas A&M / Cornell<p>NASA—JPL-Caltech / Cornell University<p>NASA—JPL-Caltech / Cornell / USGS / …

Apple is allowing ad blockers on iPhones—but they will block a lot more than ads

The big Apple news this week isn’t about music or watches or iPads or payments. It’s about ads: Apple is allowing developers to block advertisements from the forthcoming version of its mobile browser, Safari, for iOS 9.<p>Apple<p>The new Safari will allow developers to make extensions that block ads or …

'The spirits don't like what they did' – Malaysians voice anger at naked prank

Residents in the Malaysian city where a group of tourists are being held after posing naked on the country’s highest mountain have spoken of their anger at the stunt.<p>Four western tourists, including a 23-year-old Briton, Eleanor Hawkins, appeared on Wednesday handcuffed and dressed in purple prison …

Reddit in revolt over anti-harrassment policy enforcement

Reddit is revolting -- or at least, some of its users are. After the popular discussion forum banned five subreddits for infringing its …

How To Be Your Own Mentor

If you’re facing a tough decision, your own inner wisdom might be as good as anyone else’s advice<p>Having trouble finding the right mentor? Here’s an idea you might not have tried: tapping your <i>own</i> wisdom.<p>In her 2014 book, Playing Big, coach and speaker Tara Mohr advocates dialing down your inner …

Carbon Nanotubes Were An Ancient Superweapon

There’s a reason why we call it the “march of progress” instead of the “moonwalk of progress.” Technology is meant to move steadily forward, but …

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Here's Where We'll Build Our First Space Mines, According to the Miners

There’s gold in them thar’ space rocks, say the miners of the future. There’s also platinum, rare earth elements, and even water. Mining in space may …

Mercedes or Mazda? Alliances Change the Face of Auto Industry

Autos<p>When the new iA comes to Scion showrooms later this year, it will mark the first time Toyota’s youth-oriented brand has offered a sedan.<p>To bring it to market, Scion sought some help, largely repurposing a 4-door model developed by smaller Japanese automaker Mazda. Toyota also will use the …

Intimate Family Photos Reveal the Lives of Famous Artists

Curator Merry Foresta has spent the last few years collecting one-of-a-kind snapshots of famous artists from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art. These images feature world-renowned artists in a natural setting, where their guard is down and they are simply living in the moment. More than …

Twitter reportedly eyeing $1bn Flipboard acquisition

Social network and magazine app have been in talks since the beginning of the year, according to reports<p>Twitter is discussing the possibility of acquiring the social media aggregation app Flipboard at a valuation of more than $1bn, according to reports.<p>Twitter’s chief financial officer Anthony Noto …

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