Jason Bostic

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Beware: Tourists Are Getting Arrested For Taking Risky Volcano Selfies In Hawaii

More than 40 people have been arrested on Hawaii’s Big Island for violating no-entry zones designed to protect the public from the devastation …

David Ige

Crayfish becomes online hero by detaching claw to escape boiling soup

A crayfish who sacrificed its own limb to survive a boiling pot of spicy soup at a restaurant in China has become an online hero.<p>Footage shows the crustacean gripping one of its own claws before detaching it and making a break for freedom, with others inside the pot destined for diners’ plates.<p>The …

Trading

How bike-share companies protect their fleet against vandalism, abuse

It can be tough out there as a bicycle in a bike-share fleet, endlessly unlocked via an app, pedaled around and then left behind before the whole …

San Francisco

If you walk 500 miles from Vienna, you could visit 30 different countries

Grab a map and take a good look at how compact Europe is as a continent. It’s worth doing as a reminder that within this small continent there are 48 …

HyTech Power may have solved hydrogen, one of the hardest problems in clean energy - Vox

The “hydrogen economy” may be a thing after all.<p>It is an odd twist of chemistry that there is fuel embedded in the most common substance on earth: water.<p>Hydrogen — the H of H2O fame — turns out to be something of an all-purpose element, a Swiss Army knife for energy. It can be produced without …

From greenhouse gases to plastics: New catalyst for recycling carbon dioxide discovered

Imagine if we could take CO2, that most notorious of greenhouse gases, and convert it into something useful. Something like plastic, for example. The …

University of Toronto

'Battery' that bottles sunshine could bring a new solar revolution

Solar energy is clean, abundant, and irritatingly inconvenient: It doesn’t work at night or on cloudy days. You can convert sunshine into electricity and store it in a battery, but that’s complicated and expensive. And much of the time, what you really want isn’t electricity but heat for tasks like …

Clean Energy

I Went To A Clothing-Optional Resort With My Partner & I Felt Closer To Him Than Ever Before

A few months ago, I received an invitation to write a piece on the travel trend of clothing-optional resorts by going to <i>three</i> with my partner: Desire …

Riviera Maya

How to Clean a Sheet Pan

This time of year, when roasted vegetables and festive cookies happen by the bushel, sheet pans deserve a round of applause. Whether you line with …

Country Lifestyle

Funding ban lifted on research that makes viruses more deadly

Research that involves modifying certain diseases to make them more deadly will again be funded by the US government, writes Sara Reardon for Nature. …

MERS

Stanford study suggests electrical jolts could zap away destructive impulses

You know you want it. Just one more piece. That extra bit of pudding will be calling your name come Christmas Day, and you know it'll be hard to say …

The World's Loudest Fish Is Now a Victim of Its Own Unique Talent

Each year, over a million Gulf corvina swim to their spawning grounds along the Colorado River Delta. These fish are famous for their loud, …

Very Merry Cranberry Christmas Crepes

These beautiful, festive crepes make a joyous Christmas morning breakfast. They are stuffed with cream cheese filling and served with a generous …

Breakfast

Dubai's Most Expensive Hotel Opens

Related: Bulgari Dubai, Dubai<p>After Milan, Bali, London and Shanghai, Bulgari now has a fifth hotel in Dubai which has just opened and it’s a cracker! …

Scientists Observe Earth's Mysterious Hum on the Ocean Floor

Even in the absence of giant earthquakes, this planet is still emitting a quiet hum. Researchers have measured it at the ocean’s depths.<p>Scientists …

Low and Slow: Warm & Cozy Dinners Perfect for Winter Weekends

On gloomy, grey winter weekends, where the sun hides behind blankets of clouds, I let myself hide under cloud-like blankets. I leisurely sip my coffee and open a million tabs (give or take) while catching up on my growing list of newsletters. At some point, I meander to the kitchen to make a pot of …

This Burmese Python Caught in Florida Is 17 Feet And We Just Can't Deal

Nope, nope, nope.<p>More than 17 feet (5.2 metres) long and weighing more than 130 pounds (60 kg), with more rows of sharp teeth than you ever cared to …

All You Need To Know About This Weekend's Vote To Change The Democratic 2020 Primary Process

A year and a half ago, Sanders and Clinton forces formed a commission to make the Democratic primary more fair. This weekend, members of the commission voted on recommendations to reduce the number of superdelegates, change the caucus process, and set new rules at the DNC. But that doesn't mean the …

Want to Short Bitcoin? The Time to Take Action Is Now

Bitcoin is going wild Thursday, Dec. 7. But if you're not buying the rally, now could be the time to place your short bets.<p>The digital currency has …

Shocking footage shows a pipe spewing blood into public waters — and it's totally legal

Shocking footage taken by Tavish Campbell shows an underwater pipe spewing fish blood into a public water channel in Canada. For now, the practice is totally legal. Watch Tavish's full video here. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This pipe is dumping blood into public water in British …

The Blatantly Obvious Trick for Pan-Greasing I Just Realized

As an avid baker, I've tried greasing my cake/cookie/candy pans in almost every way imaginable: using softened butter, baking spray, butter-then-flour, a slick of oil, parchment paper, or nothing at all. Most of these methods work just fine (but if I need an absolutely fail-proof pan, I go with …

Watching 25,000 Dice Neatly Arrange Themselves Shouldn't Be This Fascinating

Such a satisfying physics trick.<p>It's the simplest trick in the pantry - pour sugar into a jar, run out of space, then tap the jar on a table to pack …

Quantum Physics

Supermoon will be visible for the only time in 2017

For the first and only time in 2017, a visible supermoon will illuminate the sky starting Sunday night.<p>The supermoon will seem 7 percent bigger and 16 percent brighter to the naked eye, wrote Gordon Johnston, a program executive with NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft system. The moon will appear largest …

Supermoon

11 Beautiful Things to See in Peru That Aren't Machu Picchu

While Machu Picchu may get all the attention, Peru is filled with plenty of other incredible ruins and natural wonders that are more than worthy of a …

South America

7 Athletes Who've Made Most of Their Money Outside of Sports

For these athletes, when one game ends, the next is just starting.<p>It's no secret that pro athletes can make millions on the playing field or in the …

World's Deepest-Living Fish Found Five Miles Beneath the Sea Surface

The oceans’s deepest point is <i>Challenger Deep,</i> a chasm <i></i>almost 11000 meters (36,200 feet) below the surface. Few fish species can stand this dark, …

A 100-year-old US riot only now being talked about

<b>It's almost 100 years since 19 African-American soldiers were executed following a violent mutiny in Texas. Why is the US only now coming to terms with what happened?</b><p>For decades, no name appeared above the grave of Corporal Jesse Moore, only the number seven.<p>The figure corresponded to noose number …

Can You Find the Perfectly Camouflaged Snow Leopard Hidden on This Mountainside?

There’s a good reason it’s so difficult for photographers and film crews to capture the elusive snow leopard in the wild. The animal’s not only a …

Wildlife

The battle for control of data could be just starting

Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon happily take our data in exchange for convenience, lower prices or free services, but individuals and businesses are beginning to understand the value of controlling their data instead of simply handing it over to the world’s largest technology companies. …

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

Physiology