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Why do dead whales explode?

The processes going on inside the carcass in Newfoundland are actually pretty typical<p>A dead blue whale washed up on the shore of an eastern Canadian town several weeks ago, and has been causing quite a stir ever since. Locals tell the media they're worried the bloated, smelly carcass will explode, …

Eastern Arsenal

Popular Science Blogs<p>Monitoring China's growing military might—and what it means for the world. By Jeffrey Lin & Peter W. Singer<p>Eastern Arsenal<p>China's opening a factory to build engines for hypersonic missiles and spaceplanes<p>Reconnaissance and strike capabilities of aircrafts with these engines …

Military

Those glow-in-the-dark roads? They didn't fare well in the first public trials

The pilot project that looks to replace streetlights with video game-esque glow-in-the-dark lane markers in the Netherlands has hit <i>a bit</i> of a snag. If you're in need of a refresher, the lines absorb ultraviolet light during the day before glowing through the night. So far, performance has been less …

Terrawatch: Iron from the sky

Five thousand three hundred years ago, a man was buried in a sandy grave in the Gerzeh cemetery, 70km south of modern Cairo, Egypt. Little is known about him, but it is clear that he was important, because of the valuable grave-goods he was buried with – an ivory pot, a copper harpoon, a stone …

10 GIFs Of Deep-Sea Creatures Encountering A Sub

Never-before-seen images from a recent expedition to the ocean floor<p>For the past three weeks, we've been following an incredible livestream of the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, filmed from a submersible operated by researchers aboard the Okeanos Explorer.<p>The expedition, led by the National Oceanic …

In A Shipping Container In Antarctica, We’re Learning How To Grow Veggies on Mars

Feeding astronauts on a long-term space mission will be no easy feat. One way to hack space horticulture in the absence of the sun? Grow basil, wheat, and parsley under special LED lamps.<p>At the dawn of the Space Age, the writers of <i>Star Trek</i> imagined that the problem of food during long-term space …

Star Trek

The Day When Our Antibiotics Stop Working Is Coming Very Soon

We are close to entering a “post-antibiotic era.” It’s not a place we want to go.<p>It’s hard to overestimate the importance of antibiotics. These drugs have literally been one of the cornerstones of modern civilization, minimizing deaths from all kinds of common infections, and saving society …

Stephen Hawking freaks out about artificial intelligence

The physicist warns we could making the “worst mistake in history.” But Google’s self-driving cars aren’t scary<p>Stephen Hawking, certified genius, is freaking out aboutour Skynet future. In an article for The Independent, the theoretical physicist and author of "A Brief History of Time" warns that …

Scientists Create Element 117, Which Is 40% Heavier Than Lead

Element 117, a super-heavy atom with a long half-life is, according to an international team of scientists, real and ready to take its place on the …

A Skyscraper-Sized Solar-Wind Tower Could Become North America's Tallest Structure

Robot Spacecraft Snaps Uranus Through Rings of Saturn

The robotic NASA spacecraft Cassini has been touring the solar system for 17 years now — and it just caught its first glimpse of one of the most …

A quick roundup of posts that will help keep your decorating budget in check --> http://apttherapy.com/1ueHQtt Big budgets make decorating easier at times, but they aren't necessary for stylish, comfortable, and personalized homes. If you know what you like, have some patience, and aren't afraid to get your hands dirty, it's possible to stretch your decorating dollars and save money. Here are a ton of great ideas on how to outfit your living spaces on a budget:

Table for One? Tiny Bar Set Folds to Seat One to Four

Flexibility is always a key point when you’re furnishing your workspace or entertaining at home. The Quad Mini Bar, or QMB, from designer Joe Warren …

Furniture

28 New Ideas for Your Garden

Update your backyard.<p>Update your front yard or backyard design with shrubbery, gardens, walkways, and more. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

As Global PC Game Revenue Surpasses Consoles, How Long Should Console Makers Keep Fighting?

We’ve established repeatedly that PC gaming isn’t remotely close to being dead or dying, so perhaps it’s time to redirect that argument to consoles? DFC Intelligence owner David Cole tells PCR that revenue from PC gaming has surpassed that of consoles on a global scale. But beyond the claim, there …

18 Things the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Trailer Tells Us About the Game

Activision wasn’t supposed to unveil <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> until this Sunday. But the announcement trailer, starring the inestimable Kevin …

Matt Smith Joins 'Terminator' Reboot in a Mysterious 'Major Role'

Last month, cameras began rolling on Paramount and Skydance's pricey "Terminator" reboot (supposedly entitled "Terminator: Genesis," although this has yet to be confirmed), with a cast in place consisting of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke (no relation), Jai Courtney, J.K. …

Disney Limits Sale of 'Frozen' Merchandise in Theme Parks Due to Overwhelming Demand

After we reported on the fisticuffs and bald-faced lying that was corrupting the normally magical realm of the Disney Store in New York City, largely due to shortages of "Frozen" merchandise, it seems that Disney has taken steps to ensure that such madness is kept out of its theme parks and cruise …

Professor X and Magneto Face Off in a New 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Preview

They were once friends, but now are the bitterest of enemies. In this new clip from "X-Men: Days of Future Past," it's clear that the relationship between Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) is completely broken. For good.<p>As Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) watches on, the …

Hayao Miyazaki: his final bow

Half-hidden in a public park in the Tokyo suburb of Mitaka, the Studio Ghibli museum is not quite Disneyland. It's not at all like it, in fact. The size of a large detached house, it has just 10 rooms and no rides, although you can board a stuffed-cat bus if you're small enough to fit inside the …

All inmates accounted for after deadly explosion at Florida jail

All 600 inmates have been accounted for after an explosion that wrecked a four-story jail in Pensacola, Fla., killing two inmates and injuring 184 people.<p>Two inmates and one staff member remained hospitalized Thursday afternoon. Their conditions were not released by officials. The vast majority of …

Michael Flynn

US immigration rights activists rally to condemn detentions in courthouses

Courthouses are ostensibly sanctuaries of justice, but immigrant rights advocates say undocumented people now fear to enter them lest they end up deported.<p>An apparent surge of detentions last year and early this year at courthouses around the country has fed a perception that turning up for any …

Western Intelligence Suspects Assad Has a Secret Chemical Stockpile

Syria’s ‘declared’ arsenal of chemical weapons is almost gone—but what was left undeclared? And what about its biological weapons? Those have not …

U.S. Offers Help to Find Abducted Nigerian Girls

Following outrage over the shocking abduction of over 200 schoolgirls by terrorists in east Africa, the U.S. State Department on Thursday said they were working with Nigeria to help look for them.<p>"We have been engaged with the Nigerian government in discussions on what we might do to help support …

Africa

Sharia Law Goes Into Effect in Brunei

Flood threats remain, but storm begins to fade, finally

It's almost over.<p>The slow-moving storm system that brought deadly tornadoes to the Plains and the Deep South, and flooding from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast could pop off a few more storms before sliding out to sea, forecasters said Thursday.<p>But, thankfully, the system doesn't appear to have …

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