Jeremy Sasser

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Earth is a marble in this scale model solar system in the desert

You probably know that our solar system is <i>big</i>. But do you have a grasp on just how big it really is? No.<p>A filmmaker and his buddies went to a dried-up lakebed in Nevada to do just that. The vast expanse of the Black Rock Desert gave the crew the space needed to construct a to-scale model of the …

Black Rock

First In Fish: 'Fully Warmblooded' Moonfish Prowls The Deep Seas

Over decades of studying the oceans' fishes, some species have been found to have partial warmbloodedness. But scientists say the opah, or moonfish, circulates heated blood — and puts it to a competitive advantage.<p>"Nature has a way of surprising us with clever strategies where you least expect …

Fish

Home-Cooked Meals, Comfy Chairs and Netflix on Mars? It Could Happen

There is no Ikea on Mars. There are no takeout joints or Internet cafes either. Getting to the Red Planet might be half the battle, but staying happy and comfortable there is also a serious challenge.<p>Earlier this week, NASA announced it was offering $5,000 for the best ideas on how to improve …

Game of Thrones

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

Aviation

Mars One mission: a one-way trip to the red planet in 2024

The launch date is still a decade away but preparations are underway for the first human expedition to Mars. Here we explain about the mission, Mars spacecrafts and selecting volunteers to establish a colony on the planet<p>From more than 200,000 people who hoped to leave Earth and die on Mars, only …

Space Science

This toothy 'guinea pig' weighed 2,200 pounds - Futurity

Scientists think that the biggest rodent ever may have used its front teeth the way an elephant uses its tusks.

Zoology

The 'Jurassic World' Trailer You've Been Waiting for Is Finally Here

At long last, the "Jurassic World" trailer we've all been waiting for is here... and two days earlier than expected. Watch it below.<p>After long last, we get more details on the story. This time around, Jurassic World is a full-fledged dino-filled safari park, complete with aquatic prehistoric beasts …

The Story Behind Disney's Adorable New Short Film "Feast"

The filmmakers behind the animated short, playing in front of Big Hero 6, explain to BuzzFeed News why Disney is reinvesting in an art form that is guaranteed to lose money.<p>This weekend, audiences who've bought tickets to see Disney's latest animated feature film <i>Big Hero 6</i> are first getting treated …

Berlin Wall: Thousands of balloons released to mark fall

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1122000/1122732_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522397791_b28542543be82f3691eea52af538acfb<p><b>Some 8,000 helium balloons have been released into the night sky over Germany's capital at the culmination of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the</b> …

Europe

Here's Why The Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads

It even extends to print ads and television commercials.<p>That time used to be 9:42. You could see it across various commercials, print ads, and even on Apple's website. The explanation was simple: That's the time in the morning that Steve Jobs announced the very first iPhone in 2007. Around 42 …

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