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The 2017 total solar eclipse will be livestreamed from 100,000 feet

If you won't be in the path of the total solar eclipse on August 21, don't worry. NASA, in partnership with the two-year-old online video platform …

Solar Eclipse

This tree lures birds with a free lunch and then kills them

Plants in the genus Pisonia don’t appear to be particularly menacing. The trees lack the thorns of acacia, the poisonous fruit of the manchineel tree and the botanical jaws of Venus flytraps. But Pisonia trees, which are found from Hawaii and New Zealand all the way to India, have a dark secret. …

Nature

Here's where you're most likely to run into American wildlife that could kill you

Even when the headlines about wildlife don't involve attacks — a bear is spotted swimming in a backyard pool, for example, or a great white shark is tagged off the coast of Cape Cod — we are still vividly reminded that America is not only our home, but also the home to some dangerous, wild …

Zoology

Little Badger Buries Entire Cow — on Camera

An industrious badger in Utah's Great Basin Desert was caught on camera burying a cow four to five times the little animal's own size.<p>The behavior …

Wildlife

Rezzed 2017: the 12 most interesting games on show at the festival

Hotly anticipated titles demoed at EGX’s indie event range from doomed space-station mystery Tacoma to fish-care sim Megaquarium<p>This year’s Rezzed festival, which returned to Tobacco Dock at the end of last week, felt unconquerable in the best way. Unlike other game expos with their huge show …

Indie Gaming

A Tiny Fish With Terrifying Fangs and Opioid Venom

The fangblenny doesn’t care about your pain.<p>Think about a venomous fang, and you’ll probably conjure up an image of a snake or spider. But perhaps you should also spare a thought for group of unassuming reef fish that are appropriately called fangblennies. They are finger-sized, colorful, and …

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

Augmented Reality

5 Vital Lessons Scientists Learn That Can Better Everyone's Life

Scientific breakthroughs may be rare, but they never take place in an intellectual vacuum. Newton’s recognition that he was standing on the shoulders of giants has never been more true than it is today, where the titans of the past have laid the foundations for our vantage point today. Yet the …

Physics

Africa as you’ve probably never seen it before, courtesy of NASA

It can often be challenging to find alternative viewpoints of Africa. Perceptions of the continent are so colored by decades of stereotyped coverage and biased academic study that it can be hard to sift through the misinformation to understand the reality.<p>Often that search requires taking a step …

Space

Why Is Everyone Talking About VPNs?

Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved a measure that killed an upcoming FCC ruling that would have required internet providers to ask your …

Privacy

Newly Discovered Human-Sized Dinosaur Footprint Is The Largest Ever Found

At 5'9" in length, this enormous Australian specimen has topped the record books.<p>Australian researchers digging in the area known as “Australia’s …

Paleontology

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

Astronomy

How to create pixelart for games #2

Long time no read but here is the second part of my pixelart tutorial. This time I want to focus on shading techniques, some software for creating …

Graphics
Paleontology

Get a close up peek at the wildlife of Mt. Tam

Before the Wildlife Picture Index project, gathering baseline data on mammal populations around Mt. Tam was difficult. Tracking and trapping can be too intrusive for the animals, not to mention too rigorous for park workers.<p>One Tam, a committee of Mt. Tam's land managers who have pledged to protect …

Wildlife

Novice fossil collector stumbles upon new dinosaur species

BILLINGS, Montana — A novice fossil collector's lucky find in a remote Montana badlands more than a decade ago has turned out to be a new kind of …

Real-Life Dr. Dolittle Explains How to Take Selfies with All Kinds of Wild Animals

Allan Dixon is a self-proclaimed "animal whisperer," and if his incredible selfies are any indication, the title is one that’s well-earned. He’s posted many pictures on his wanderlust-inducing Instagram that show him posing with various creatures, both large and small. Some are more photogenic than …

Animals

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Crashed and Sunken Plane

Like something out of the <i>Tomb Raider</i> video game series, this award-winning photograph showcases a fallen World War II Japanese seaplane off the coast …

Photo Contest Honors Animals Who Just Can’t Get Their S**t Together

Wildlife is majestic. Beautiful. Awe-inspiring.<p>Most of the time.<p>Sometimes, though, nature is just plain ridiculous, and luckily for us, we have photographers to prove it.<p>This is the first year of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, a Tanzania-based competition meant to honor the world’s …

Wildlife

Should your pets sleep in the bed with you? A new study's surprising answers

Do you ban your dog from the bed in the hopes of getting a better night's sleep? It may be time to beg your pooch’s forgiveness and invite him in. But only one — and not ON the bed.<p>According to a new study, people with a single dog in their bedroom slept just fine. But when the dog was actually on …

Pets

Humans Evolved to Get Better Quality Sleep in Less Time

<b>Humans sleep shorter, deeper than our closest animal relatives.</b><p>Insomniacs take heart: Humans get by on significantly less sleep than our closest …

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ISPs

Final Fantasy 7's PS4 Port Includes Cheats For Scrubs

During PlayStation Experience 2015, Square Enix showed off the first gameplay trailer for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. As expected, it elicited a response somewhere between euphoria and curmudgeonly party-pooping.<p>The PlayStation 4 port of the Final Fantasy 7 HD PC edition was also given a surprise …

Study sheds fresh light on early relatives of dinosaurs

Because of the checkered fossil record, the exact origin and rise of dinosaurs has long been shrouded in uncertainty.<p>Among the biggest mysteries is just when the earliest relatives of dinosaurs known as dinosauromorphs emerged. Various hypotheses have suggested that dinosauromorphs appeared …

Dinosaurs

NASA scientist isn't impressed with the new 'Star Wars' droid BB-8

In a video for Wired, Kennedy compares the three droids to NASA's robotics.<p>Kennedy says the physics behind BB-8 make it a flawed robot. While it's easier for it to travel on flat land, it would be "extremely difficult" for it to roll up and over something, inhibiting its movement.<p>As for R2-D2, …

Star Wars

Illustrator Takes on 375 Million Years of Avian Evolution

Artist Jane Kim unveils her 243-bird mural at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.<p>Tonight in Ithaca, New York, an unparalleled illustration takes flight. At 7:30 PM EST, artist Jane Kim will unveil <i>The Marriage of Art and Science: A One-of-a-Kind Mural of Birds</i>, the "only mural in the world depicting all …

Birds

Scientists have made the most stable source of light, and it could help us find aliens

In late 2017, a European space telescope called CHEOPS will be launched - short for CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite. It'll hunt for Earth-like …

Space Telescope