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The next Ninja Turtle? Green-haired turtle with unique ability added to endangered species list

Cowabunga dude.<p>While striking in both appearance and ability, the Mary River turtle may not be the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, but it is now one of the most endangered species on the planet.<p>Little is known about the behavior or diet of the turtle, which boasts a green Mohawk coming from the …

Endangered Species

Energy storage: the power of cold air

Highview Power Storage is using tried and tested technology to store energy in an innovative way.<p>It cools air down to around minus 200 Celsius, where it becomes liquid.<p>When power is required, the process begins to release that stored energy.<p>This is part of the BBC's Disruptors series. You can read …

Clean Energy

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

Dropping Ice Down a Borehole Makes a Surreal Sound

It's not what we were expecting.<p>It's not shocking that dropping a chunk of ice down a 90-meter borehole into an Antarctic glacier sounds cool, but the actual sound it makes is still totally unexpected. In this video posted on Twitter by glaciologist Peter Neff, we hear a recording of this …

AI experts list the real dangers of artificial intelligence

A 100-page report written by artificial intelligence experts from industry and academia has a clear message: Every AI advance by the good guys is an advance for the bad guys, too.<p>The paper, titled “The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation,” calls this …

Operation Gunnerside: The Norwegian Attack on Heavy Water That Deprived the Nazis of the Atomic Bomb

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>After handing them their …

One of Amazon’s most popular camera drones is on sale for just $90

With nearly 500 5-star review on Amazon, the Holy Stone HS160 Shadow Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera is clearly a fan favorite. In fact, this …

Drones

Box Office: 'Jumanji' And 'Greatest Showman' Rock Out, 'Last Jedi' Tops $615M

In holdover news for Friday, <i>Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle</i> continued to display remarkable staying power, earning another $2.205 million (-23%) to set the stage for a $8.9m (-18%) eighth weekend. So now it’s holding better than <i>Greatest Showman</i>, which will drop a shameful 19% in its eighth weekend. …

Movies

We Just Got More Details on How The Moon Left Earth 4 Billion Years Ago

It was a crazy breakup.<p>That orbiting lump of rock we call the Moon is thought to have been formed by a giant object smashing into Earth's crust, and …

Taco Bell and KFC are teaming up with Grubhub to deliver food to your home

Sometimes, dreams really do come true. On Thursday morning, Yum! Brands — the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut — announced that it will …

New insight into the molecular weapons of the plant microbiome

Like all organisms, plants are associated with bacterial communities in which helpful and harmful bacteria compete for dominance. Among the weaponry …

Microbiology

Quantum Chemistry Solves The Question of Why Life Needs So Many Amino Acids

A flexible approach to life.<p>One of the oldest and most fundamental questions in biochemistry is why the 20 amino acids that support life are all …

Meet the 'odderon': Large Hadron Collider experiment shows potential evidence of quasiparticle sought for decades

In a 17-mile circular tunnel underneath the border between France and Switzerland, an international collaboration of scientists runs experiments …

Physics

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Studies suggest the Y chromosome is on its way out, so what does that mean for the future of the human race?<p>The Y chromosome may be a symbol of …

Genetics

Doomsday Clock Moves Closer To Midnight, We're 2 Minutes From World Annihilation

A panel of scientists and policy experts moved their Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight on Thursday, citing President Trump's rhetoric on nuclear weapons, environmental deterioration due to climate change and a lack of trust in political institutions.<p>"We are very concerned with the …

North Korea

Study uncovering multiple new, unusual bacterial immune defense mechanisms could pave the way toward new biotech tools

Until a decade ago, scientists were not aware that bacteria had complex immune systems - ones that could keep up with the pace of evolution in …

Immune System

Chinese scientists to build laser so powerful it could rip apart space itself

Laser pulse device capable of generating 100 million billion watts of power.<p>Chinese physicists based in Shanghai are to begin construction on a laser …

Never Make This Mistake When Cooking Bacon

Bacon is a very important subject, so I won’t keep you waiting: always start with a cold pan. Whether you like your bacon shatteringly crisp or …

The modern human brain may only be 40,000 years old, scientists say

Homo sapiens, in our most "modern" form, have been roaming the earth for about 200,000 years now.<p>But there's something rather special about the way our brains look today: human skulls are rounder, faces are smaller, and more retracted into the skull. It's different from the way our ancestors …

The Brain

First monkeys cloned in historic breakthrough - could humans be next?

The first monkeys cloned in the same way as Dolly the Sheep have been born, raising fears that it may soon be possible to clone humans.<p>Chinese scientists today announced the births of Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, a pair of healthy macaques who are completely genetically identical.<p>The babies are …

Monkeys

Mercedes-Benz CEO Highlights Major Obstacles to the Self-Driving Car

When wandering through the media days of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, it doesn't take long to figure out this year's main …

Altered Carbon Review: Netflix Spins Up A New Cyberpunk Masterpiece

A lot of the science fiction that's appeared on TV over the years isn't exactly what sci-fi fans would call "hardcore," from goofy procedurals with light futuristic elements to animated comedies like Rick and Morty. <i>Altered Carbon</i> doesn't have that problem.<p>Netflix's latest original show throws so …

Altered Carbon

North Korea Designed A Nuke. So Did This Truck Driver

This year, deep inside a mountain, North Korea detonated a giant nuclear bomb.<p>The weapon was powerful; at least 10 times more destructive than the bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II. The North claimed it was an advanced, thermonuclear design. The test came just months …

North Korea

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of December 4

Mercury retrograde started yesterday, which means you might feel a shift in your vision, or a shift in the terrain you move through. On Saturday, …

Printed Solar Tiles Are Thinner, Cheaper, and Easier to Use

Solar’s the Way to Go<p>Solar panels have become increasingly inexpensive in the past months. However, while a number of large-scale energy producers …

The Anti-Aging Ingredient You've Never Heard Of That Will Transform Yo

Two years ago, non-profit entrepreneur Leila Janah strolled into a small marketplace in Northern Uganda in search of a cure for her parched skin. She came across Nilotica balm, a cold-pressed oil which is derived from the locally grown Nilotica nut. Within hours she found her skin moisturized and …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

10 Things You Might Not Know about Pink Floyd's The Final Cut

On March 21st, 1983, <b>Pink Floyd</b> <b></b>released their 12th studio album, <i>The Final Cut</i>. The record is famous for being the last one to include founding member, …