Maurice Mandujano

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Someone Recut The 'Elf' Trailer As A Thriller, And It’s Terrifying

Buddy isn’t so happy-go-lucky in this version of the movie.<p>“Elf” just got evil.<p>The 2003 fantasy/comedy movie takes a very dark turn in this spoof trailer, which recuts it as a thriller.<p>Instead of being a carefree elf searching for his biological father in New York City, Will Ferrell’s lead …

NASA's New Tool Lets Us Watch Glaciers Melt in Near Real-Time

It's unclear if the new tool will last through the changing administrations.<p>NASA has funded a software tool which will give scientists an unprecedented look at the speed of flowing ice in Greenland, Antarctica and mountain ranges around the world.<p>Built by scientists from the University of Colorado, …

The trolling of Elon Musk: how US conservatives are attacking green tech

Electric-car evangelist is the target of concerted negative online campaign linked to influential rightwing network<p>He is the charismatic Silicon Valley entrepreneur who believes his many companies - including the electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, solar power firm Solar City, and SpaceX, which …

Elon Musk

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

Fossil Fuel Divestment Has Kicked into Overdrive

A movement that began on college campuses to reverse investments in fossil fuel companies is now measuring its impact in the trillions.<p>More than 400 …

Lionel Messi's Rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo Drives Barcelona Star's Success

In the decades to come, football fans will look back at the current period as a blessed era when two of the sport's greatest-ever talents battled each other.<p>Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have swept every prize in European club football since their teenage days with Barcelona and Manchester …

Lost cities: where to pretend you are Indiana Jones

Unearthing lost cities used to be the preserve of machete-wielding, Indiana Jones types, but advances in technology lie behind the most recent discoveries rather any derring-do in the jungle.<p>One of the most groundbreaking recent finds lay hidden in Honduras’ near-impenetrable La Moskitia rainforest …

Researchers have created a self-healing material that works in less than one second

Researchers have developed a new material that can heal itself when punctured, according to an American Chemical Society news release.<p>The material is …

For 3 months in 2015, Tesla did something we've almost never seen before

Take a look at its stock chart.<p>Then draw a line at about March 11, 2013:<p>Tesla's 2010 IPO price was $17. After a bit of a bump, for roughly the first two years of its life as a public company the stock traded flat.<p>Then the stock exploded. Eventually, it would surge to $291 in September 2014 and give …

Tesla

Colonizing The Moon May Be 90 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought

And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study<p>Only 12 people have walked on the moon, and we haven't been back since 1972. But a new NASA-commission study has found that we can now afford to set up a permanent base on the moon, by mining for lunar resources and partnering …

Space Exploration

Keystone XL pipeline decision delayed as administration eyes elections

The Obama administration has put on hold its most contentious environmental decision – whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline – in a move likely to delay any action on the controversial project until after November’s midterm elections.<p>The State Department announced on Friday it would “provide …