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Climate change drove mastodons to the brink, humans pushed them over

Climate change played a pivotal role in the extinction of mastodons in North America, new radiocarbon dating of fossils has revealed – though hunting by people may have been the last straw.<p>Mastodons are the relatives of modern elephants and were widespread across North America from 125,000 years …

Pink Floyd: The Endless River review – ‘a good way to call it a day’

By the time Pink Floyd’s <i>The Final Cut</i>, Roger Waters’s “Requiem for the Postwar Dream”, came out in 1983, relations between him and the rest of the group were terrible – keyboard player Rick Wright had even been kicked out and rehired on a salary, for live shows only, at Waters’s insistence. So …

‘I Got This Horrified Phone Call’ And Other Things Christopher Nolan Has Revealed About One Of Heath Ledger’s Final Roles

It might be safe to say that with this current age of multi-character, CGI laden superhero films, we may never get another performance in a DC or Marvel film that was as kinetic and exciting as Heath Ledger’s portrayal of The Joker in <i>The Dark Knight</i>. As his captain in that film, Christopher Nolan …

Jeff Daniels And Peter Farrelly Are Already Talking About ‘Dumb And Dumber 3’

Last night, the big premiere for the long-awaited <i>Dumb and Dumber To</i> was hosted in Westwood, California, and it wouldn’t have really been a grand occasion if Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels didn’t roll up in style. The stars of the sequel that is being released next Friday, 20 years after the original …

Stephen King Goes off on Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING Again

Tom Cruise, Christopher Nolan, and the new anti-CGI snobbery

Tom Cruise is at it again, churning the stomachs of the insurance underwriters for Mission Impossible 5 by performing an outrageously batty stunt: hanging out the side of a giant plane 5000 feet above the English countryside.<p>This follows his other bits of derring-do as permanently rogue agent Ethan …

Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.<p>David Gems, professor of biogerentology, was part of the team looking for answers to big questions about human aging in small, squishy little …

Curiosity rover finds evidence Mars lost its atmosphere 4bn years ago

A mysterious, catastrophic event tore away the atmosphere of Mars, according to the first detailed analysis of the make-up of the air on the Red …

August 2013

DNA enzyme’s speed confirms physics law - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — Scientists have used a protein that unwinds DNA to show that …

Sabre rocket engine could open up access to space as never before | Stuart Clark

Imagine taking off from a runway as you would in a normal aeroplane but flying so high and so fast that when you unclip your seatbelt, you float …

Monument tells tale of Maya 'Snake Queen' - Futurity

WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) — A newly discovered monument reveals the exploits of …

The CIA wants to know how to control the climate

The US Central Intelligence Agency isn't just interested in gathering intelligence on foreign powers and enemies. As it turns out, Langley is also investigating the feasibility of altering the environment to fight the effects of climate change. The CIA is currently funding, in part, a $630,000 …

Robert Downey Jr: from lost cause to highest-paid Hollywood actor

Fifteen years ago, Robert Downey Jr was sleeping on his assistant's sofa, addicted to heroin, cocaine and alcohol, and with only the first of several …

A near miss for a Tyrannosaurus rex: evidence of failed predation

For too long there has been an apparently unending debate about the basic manner in which <i>Tyrannosaurus</i> and its near relatives obtained their food. …

The Prettiest Visualization Of Social Media Chatter We've Ever Seen

Much prettier than a Twitter timeline.<p>To commemorate the launch of 4G services in the UK, artist Brendan Dawes was commissioned to create these beautiful "digital portraits" of 11 cities. Really they're more like "social media user portraits," since that was the data used, though it's not totally …

Hennessey Outlines Four Levels of Pumped-Up C7 Corvette Upgrades

So you think Chevrolet’s latest Corvette is pretty grand, but you want more than its stock 455 horsepower? Pity, the C7 ZR1 won’t arrive any time soon, and neither will the Z06. Mercifully, Hennessey Performance Engineering’s got your back. The tuning outfit has revealed a slew of …

FIDO Would Enable Dog-To-Human Communication

The device would benefit the military, the disabled, doctors, and maybe even you!<p>Three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, including one of the co-creators of Google Glass, are working to develop a new piece of technology attire--for dogs. The project, FIDO (Facilitating …

Watch: AMC Teases the ‘Breaking Bad’ Final Eight With Vague Hints About New Characters Coming Aboard

Watch: AMC Teases the 'Breaking Bad' Final Eight With Vague Hints About New Characters Coming Aboard<p>“Breaking Bad” is becoming almost as opaque in …

2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed! The Incomparable British Luxury Coupe? - Ignition Ep. 75

APOD: The Sombrero Galaxy from Hale (2013 Jul 15) Image Credit & Copyright: Caltech/Palomar Observatory/ Paul Gardner, Salvatore Grasso, and Ryan Hannahoe http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130715.html Explanation: What's going on in the center of this spiral galaxy? Named the Sombrero Galaxy for its hat-like resemblance, M104 features a prominent dust lane and a bright halo of stars and globular clusters. Reasons for the Sombrero's hat-like appearance include an unusually large and extended central bulge of stars, and dark prominent dust lanes that appear in a disk that we see nearly edge-on. Billions of old stars cause the diffuse glow of the extended central bulge visible in the above image from the 200-inch Hale Telescope. Close inspection of the central bulge shows many points of light that are actually globular clusters. M104's spectacular dust rings harbor many younger and brighter stars, and show intricate details astronomers don't yet fully understand. The very center of the Sombrero glows across the electromagnetic spectrum, and is thought to house a large black hole. Fifty million-year-old light from the Sombrero Galaxy can be seen with a small telescope towards the constellation of Virgo. http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/ http://www.sgastrophotography.com/ http://ryanhannahoe.nmskies.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130715 #APOD

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A New Record: The Largest Baby Star, Ever?

Stellar birth cloud 500 times the mass of the sun, study says.<p><b>Astronomers announced this week that they may have discovered the largest baby star ever detected, nestled within a stellar nursery 10,000 light-years away.</b><p>The embryonic stellar monster, known as a protostar, sits at the center of a …

Starwatch: What's the dark matter?

If we could look back at our Milky Way galaxy from deep space then we might view something very like this Hubble image of the galaxy NGC 5754. Both …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

Nanotech

Nokia sales chief says Lumia marketing is still a work in progress (interview)

The Nokia 1020 is the best smartphone camera I’ve ever used. This is something I can say with complete confidence after spending a few hours with the device this week and looking at more of its sample pictures today.<p>But Nokia’s problem so far hasn’t been smartphone technology — it’s been getting …

Kepler spacecraft should pin down 'alien Earth' planets despite glitch

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft should be able to achieve its primary mission goal regardless of whether or not it can bounce back from a recent malfunction, researchers say.<p>Kepler launched in March 2009 on a 3.5-year prime mission to determine how common Earth-like planets are throughout …

Telescopes

Why Microsoft’s reorganization closes the books on an era of computing

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / ToddABishop<p>Nothing ever stays the same. On more than one occasion, it has taken Microsoft, one of the most …

Humans May Evolve To Grow An Endless Supply Of Teeth

In the future, you--like the pufferfish--could have so many teeth that you'll wear necklaces made out of your spares. It'll be weird.<p>The pufferfish is a very curious animal for lots of reasons; it swallows air or water to make itself larger and more threatening, it combines its combining pectoral, …

The quest is to clone a mammoth. The question is: should we do it?

The idea would make headlines around the world and bring tears of joy to the planet's journalists. An adorable baby woolly mammoth, tottering on its …