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This Dwarf Planet Might Have More Fresh Water Than All Of Earth

And it's actually (relatively) nearby<p>This is poor, unfortunate Ceres. Discovered in 1801, it was at first called a planet, then soon classified as an asteroid, and recently as a dwarf planet, not quite qualifying for real planet status despite residing in the solar system's asteroid belt. But now …

Astronomy

Watch! Origami-inspired robot assembles itself in 4 minutes

It's alive! Using some paper, a circuit board and the plastic used in Shrinky Dinks, a team of researchers has designed an origami-inspired crawling robot that folds itself into working order in about four minutes.<p>These transformer-like paper bots, described in the journal Science, could offer a …

Invertebrate populations have dropped by 45 percent in the last four decades

"The richness of the animal world of our planet is being seriously threatened by human activities."<p>Much has been said about the loss of bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian species around the world. By current estimates, at least 322 species have gone extinct in the last 500 years. And researchers …

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Jurassic fossils may mean that feathers were all in the family.<p>Almost all dinosaurs were probably covered in feathers, Siberian fossils of a tufted, two-legged running dinosaur dating from roughly 160 million years ago suggest.<p>Over the past two decades, discoveries in China have produced at least …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Forestry

Comedy vs. anti-science: 10 amazing videos that show how humor can make a difference

<b>Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Stephen Colbert (AP/Brad Barket/Jack Plunkett/Dave Allocca)</b><p>From Colbert and Oliver to Sarah Silverman and Louis CK, comedians are torching anti-science activists with aplomb<p>Sarah Gray<p>July 6, 2014 3:29pm (UTC)<p>In the latest version of America's long-running culture wars, …

Mercedes' semi-autonomous truck lets its driver relax on the highway

If you've ever driven a highway on a major trip, you know how monotonous it can get -- and it only gets worse for big rig operators, who may spend every day on those uneventful roads. Mercedes-Benz may eventually let those long-haul drivers make better use of their time, though. It just recently …

Fungus, Climate Change Threatening Big Part of Global Coffee Supply

Between too much moisture in Central America and too little in Brazil, coffee can't catch a break.<p>For nearly six years, a fungus that's commonly known as rust has killed so many coffee trees in Central America that scientists have speculated the region could lose up to 40 percent of its coffee crop.<p>…

Seabirds Can Spy Fishing Boats From 7 Miles Away, Scientists Find

Study is first to examine "halo of influence."<p>A type of seabird can zero in on fishing boats from a distance of about 7 miles (11 kilometers) away, a new study says.<p><b>Northern gannets, North Atlantic seabirds with a 70-inch (178-centimeter) wingspan, likely use their binocular vision to determine the</b> …

Newly Discovered Wasp Plugs Nest With Cork of Ant Corpses

Here’s a great home security tip from nature: if you don’t want people breaking into your house, stuff your hallway with corpses. Ideally, use the corpses of dangerous and foul-smelling people.<p>For specific hints, you need to travel to the forests of China. There, Michael Staab from the University …

Cosmic Cannibalism Reveals How Galaxies Grow

Changing Planet<p>The Umbrella galaxy takes its name from a mysterious feature (seen at left), which has now been found to be debris from a tiny galaxy that was shredded by gravity. Courtesy of R. Jay Gabany<p><b>The largest telescopes in the world have spied a Milky Way lookalike, some 62 million</b> …

Found: Earth-like planet in two-sun system. Are there more?

Astronomers have spotted an Earth-like planet orbiting a single star in a two-star system, roughly 3,000 light-years away.<p>The newly found world is the second Earth-like planet to be observed in a compact binary star system, but its discovery suggests there may be just as many planets in two-star …

Study: Left alone with their thoughts, people choose electric shock

"The mind is its own place, and in it self / Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n," John Milton wrote in "Paradise Lost." It seems the English poet was at least half right.<p>In a new study, people who were asked to spend a few minutes alone with their thoughts disliked it so much that they …

Psychology

'Nothing is ever dry down here. Ever.'

Sixty feet below the sea, in the world's only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the Aquarius stay sane?<p>What Houston is to space stations, a turquoise two-storey home in Key Largo is to Aquarius, the world’s only underwater …

Can we take something positive from the Facebook furore?

Between the high-profile cases of fraud and bitter arguments about replication, psychology has had a bit of a rough ride over the past few years. What the discipline didn’t really need was another public fiasco highlighting questionable research practices. Unfortunately, a study published in PNAS …

Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth

Is our species evolving into something new? Gaia Vince makes the provocative argument that humanity is transforming, and it is already having a huge effect on life on our planet.<p>In Ancient Greek mythology, the Earth Goddess Gaia had nine titan sons, who attempted to control not just the Earth, but …

Ann Coulter gets red-carded

There’s one person — and maybe the only person — who was not happy about the United States’ run in the World Cup: Ann Coulter.<p>Before the U.S. team fell to Belgium on Tuesday, the conservative columnist was getting kicked around — even by her fellow travelers on the right — for her anti-soccer …

Outrageous Entries From The Beard & Moustache Championships

These days, beards are the international symbol of the hipster.<p>Growing in their kilometres, these wiry rugs of goodness hang off men (and some …

Smile And Wave

Ever since seeing the woven stools at Target earlier this year I've wanted to try my hand at making something with the pretty rope selection from …

Nesting: Colored Kitchen Cabinets

We've been living in full renovation mode around here. Every day there is a new project going on around here. I'm not gonna lie. I love this phase! …

Tag: DIY

The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)<p>by Justine Hand<p>The New Rusticity: 11 DIY Ways to Use Branches …

DIY Idea: Make a Reclaimed Wood Planter Wall

Move over, wallpaper. Take a hike, paint! There's a new accent wall treatment in town -- and it's green from head to toe.<p>Reclaimed, up-cycled …

Green Living

Make It: DIY Hidden Bookshelf Storage

A secret, perfectly concealed, spy-like storage spot: how awesome is that?! I would have <i>loved</i> something like this as a kid--it was always a battle to …

HomeMade Modern EP8 $5 Bucket Stool

The $5 bucket stool epitomizes exactly what we are trying to do at HMM. The stool is durable, simple to make and aesthetically pleasing. It looks …

DIY

Captivating Close-Up Portraits of Rare Bengal Tigers

As founder of The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.), exotic animal trainer Dr. Bhagavan Antle has a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with a number of Bengal tigers on a daily basis. As a result of this direct contact, he has developed an extensive portrait …

Wildlife

75 Healthy, Energy-Packed Breakfast Recipes

Think way, way beyond avocado toast.<p><b>We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day</b> (or at least the first meal, anyway), so it can’t hurt to start things out with a tasty little bundle of healthy energy. From next-level toasts (think beyond avocado) to savory porridges, ingenious …

Leaf-Imprinted Clay Necklace

I love trees, which you frequent readers already know. Nature is so beautiful. I was thinking over the weekend about some nature-inspired jewelry, …

Hang Artwork with Aluminum Pop & Soda Tabs

It's common to come across artwork or mirrors that are missing the necessary hardware to make hanging easy. There are a few options — like those …