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Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Mysterious Spider With Blood-Red Fangs Found in Australia

A scientist peeked under a rock and found an unusually colored mutant of a venomous funnel-web spider.<p>Until Mark Wong recently flipped over a rock in Tallaganda State Forest in New South Wales, Australia, it had been just another day of looking at spiders. Then, the ecologist spotted the burrow of</i> …

Falling Up: Why Former Googler Alan Eustace Broke the World Free-Fall Record

Meet the pioneer of what might become balloon-based space tourism<p>Last year, Alan Eustace, a computer scientist who previously worked for Google, made history with the world’s highest freefall -- a plunge from 135,890 feet. He was lifted into the stratosphere by a massive helium-filled balloon, …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]<br>Turtle Tumble is a fun little puzzle game that is a variant of mini golf. You must complete levels and help Ollie find his family! It’s a simple game with Google Play Services, easy mechanics, and tons of content that is totally free to unlock if you have the …

Spotify Introduces Video Clips, Podcasts, And Activity-Based Playlists

Spotify has just unveiled the newest version of the product at a media event here in New York City.<p>Alongside the introduction of new media types, such as podcasts and videos, the service will also serve up playlists that are more personalized and relevant to what you’re doing at the time.<p>“Music is …

South America's largest city is almost out of water

Imagine this: São Paulo, South America’s largest city and economic hub, running out of water by June. That's what Brazil's federal government predicted just weeks ago.<p>The region is in its worst drought in 80 years. The reservoir that supplies half the city is just over 10 percent full. The …

Brazil

Drones Sacrificed for Spectacular Volcano Video

SAM COSSMAN, EXPLORER AND FILMMAKER:<br>It’s a glimpse into the center of the Earth. It’s like listening to the heartbeat of the planet. The physiological effects are significant in that you have every force down there trying to kill you.<p>I wanted to share Marum Crater that’s located in the island …

Samsung teases that the 'Next Galaxy' is borderless and metal

Samsung's teasers for the Galaxy S6 (or whatever it might be named) are getting decidedly less cryptic. The company's latest hype video for the new smartphone promises that "borders will disappear" and "metals will flow" -- if there was any doubt that the next Galaxy is ditching the S5's …

More favorite photos of February 20-21 planets and moon

Wonderful photos of Venus and Mars, and the waxing moon, after sunset on February 20-21, 2015! Thanks to all who posted at EarthSky Facebook or …

Astronomy

Google and Mattel Create a Virtual Reality View-Master

Remember the View-Master? A few weeks ago, rumors started circulating that Google and Mattel might be bringing an updated version of the stereoscopic toy to market, and now it’s finally arrived.<p>The new View-Master supports Google’s Cardboard virtual reality platform virtual reality platform, which …

Bill Cosby and drugging: My 34-year-old secret

EXCLUSIVE: I’d known about his dark side since that night in 1981. I had no idea what to say about it — until now<p>“Did I ever drug you?” Bill Cosby joked when I entered his dressing room at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California, in February 2005. He was performing at the venue, and it was …

Update: Shia LaBeouf Says He Was Raped During His "#IAMSORRY" Art Installation

LaBeouf makes the claim in emails surrounding a bizarre new silent interview.<p>As part of a fascinating new collaboration with <i>Dazed</i> writer Aimee Cliff, Shia LaBeouf sat in a room with her for an hour and said nothing. (Neither did she.) Both wore GoPro cameras on their heads, recording each other and …

Shia LaBeouf art show collaborators speak out about his alleged rape

Two artists who collaborated with the actor Shia LaBeouf on an art project called #IAMSORRY have spoken out about his alleged rape during the performance earlier this year.<p>In an interview with Dazed magazine, LaBeouf wrote that a woman had raped him during one performance of the piece at a Los …