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Transport Giant Maersk Is Splitting in Two

Rocked by low freight and oil prices, Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk (amkby) will split into separate transport and energy divisions under a …

solar powered pipe desalinates seawater into drinkable fluid

<b>this massive solar powered pipe proposed for the 2016 land art generator initiative by khalili engineers intends to desalinate seawater into</b> …

Santa Monica

Astronomers Have Discovered a Massive 'Ghost Galaxy' That’s 99.99% Dark Matter

It’s been hiding from us for decades.<p>Astronomers have found a nearby galaxy that's roughly the same mass as the Milky Way, but somehow contains less …

Foodpanda is selling its Indonesia business and rethinking the rest of Southeast Asia

Foodpanda, the food delivery startup backed by Rocket Internet, is selling its operations in Indonesia and evaluating its presence in the rest of Southeast Asia as part of a push towards profitability.<p>Multiple sources close to the company told TechCrunch that its business in Indonesia, the world’s …

Star caught exploding after long hibernation

In 2009, astronomers watched as a star suddenly and unexpectedly brightened.<p>This brightening event, which happened in the V1213 Centauri star system, …

Zebra finches sing to eggs to prepare babies for global warming

This could be one way birds learn to survive the heat<p>Zebra finches program their offspring to prepare for global warming by singing to eggs before they hatch. In especially hot areas, finch parents make a special call to incubating eggs, basically telling them it’s really hot outside and they …

Meet Niku, the Weird Object Beyond Neptune That Nobody Can Figure Out

Something strange is happening at the outer reaches of the solar system.<p>An object beyond the orbit of Neptune is acting oddly, violating the traditional rules of orbit, and scientists can't quite explain it yet. The trans-Neptunian object, or TNO, has been nicknamed Niku, a Chinese word for …

Never mind the Gucci, here's the fish oil: China's shopping army reboots Australia retail | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - In 2013, student Na Wang began shipping fish oil capsules to China from Sydney to help pay the rent. Now, she’s in business, part of a growing army of Chinese shopping agents sending Australian food and diet pills home to feed rampant demand.<p>Chinese "daigou" shopping agent Na …

China

Saudi Arabia is losing the oil price war

When a nation is unable to provide food to its migrant workers, it says a lot about their financial condition.<p>The oil price crash has forced the oil-rich Kingdom to introduce austerity measures, and delay payments to already cash-strapped contractors.<p>"It looks like austerity has hit hard and more …

Oil

TechJect’s Dragonfly micro UAV flies like a bird and hovers like an insect

The TechJect Dragonfly is the culmination of four years of research and development at Georgia Tech, assisted by US$1 million in funding from the …

'Flamboyant' New Sea Slug Needs a Name

An Australian museum wants your help in naming a newly identified nudibranch.<p>A "photogenic and flamboyant" new species of sea slug has been found in …

Zoology

Oil: When 1 = 3 Million Barrels

This week's EIA-reported inventory buildup was 1.1 million barrels.<p>The 3-yr average summer drawdown is 2.2 million barrels.<p>That makes last week's …

Oil

The ‘Proton Radius Puzzle’ Is Very Real, New Experiment Confirms

How big is the proton — the positively charged particle found in atomic nuclei?<p>At first glance, this seems like a straightforward question that …

Object in weird orbit beyond Neptune

ASTRONOMERS are confused by the recent discovery of a mystery object orbiting around the sun in an opposite direction to the rest of the planets.

Universe

Physicists Claim that Consciousness Lives in Quantum State After Death

Does quantum mechanics predict the existence of a spiritual “soul”? Testimonials from prominent physics researchers from institutions such as …

Paradox nation: Norway, a climate leader making money on oil

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norway wants to get rid of gasoline-fueled cars, plans to become carbon neutral by 2030 and spends billions on helping poor …

Oil & Gas Industry

Solar cell sucks up CO2 and spits burnable fuel out the other side

Recreating a plant's ability to use sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into fuel, something known as artificial photosynthesis, is one of the holy …

Clean Energy

Iran's global banking problems deepen with rise of Trump, Brexit | Reuters

LONDON/ANKARA (Reuters) - Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and the rise of U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump have paralyzed efforts by Western governments to encourage already highly reluctant international banks to do business with Iran.<p>A currency exchange dealer counts U.S. dollar …

South Asia

There's a Super Weird Reason This Star Flashes Every 2 Minutes

Don't blink.<p>Astronomers think they might have finally solved a stellar mystery that's been puzzling scientists for more than 40 years - why a strange …

The Internet Had A Photoshop Field Day With NASA's Unbelievable Photo

Will the real moon please stand up.<p>This week, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio posted to Twitter a magnificent photo that shows the moon passing between NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory and Earth.<p>“Almost unbelievable that this is a real photo,” Mastracchio wrote.<p>The internet responded by having …

Photo Manipulation

Breakthrough solar cell captures carbon dioxide and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts …

Chemistry

NASA discovers the 'loneliest' star in the universe

In a galaxy far, far away from any known celestial object, a young star is going through a tremendous yet incredibly lonely growth spurt -- much like you did in middle school.<p>No, actually -- even NASA is calling this star the "loneliest" in the universe.<p>"The unusual object, called CX330, was first …

Universe

Big Oil lost one engine when energy prices plunged, now the second is sputtering

If Big Oil was a two-engine airplane, you could say it’s been flying on a single engine since energy prices crashed in 2014. Now, the second motor is …

An oil price dilemma: The world may just need less fossil fuels to get by

<i>This is part of a series exploring climate change regulation and how it affects companies globally.</i><p>This is not supposed to happen: a sharp rise in stocks of gasoline in the middle of the summer vacation period. The United States is the world's biggest gas consumer and this is the time when the …

A deep-sea camera just discovered a mysterious purple blob

Deep off the coast of California, a mysterious purple light emerged from a crevice in the seafloor.<p>Was it a living orb? A sack filled with ferocious …

Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Times are tough for Chesapeake oysters.<p>For one thing, they used to be bigger. "If you look at what people were saying back in the 1600s and 1700s about oysters, people had to cut them in half before they could even eat them," says Denise Breitburg, an ecologist with the Smithsonian Environmental …

Anthropology

Did Arabic Scholars Discover Evolution in the Ninth Century?

One thousand years ago, when the United States of America did not exist and Oxford and Cambridge were backwaters of ignorance, the light of human reason shone brightly in places like Tunis, Cairo, and Baghdad. During the Abbasid caliphate for much of the 8th through middle 11th centuries, and also …

Forget What You Heard: Jupiter Does Not Orbit The Sun

Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, gas giant, and subject of the Juno mission, is huge. <i>Huge.</i><p>It's so huge, in fact, that it doesn't actually …