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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is a Beautiful Cyclone of Pure Death

While the swirling winds of hurricanes down here on Earth are terrifying in their own right, they don’t have <i>anything</i> on the most terrifying storm in …

Astronomy

Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle's Genes

What makes a group of animals genetically similar to each other?<p>Traditionally, scientists have thought that animals living near each other are more likely to have things in common genetically. Another explanation is that animals living in similar environments — like high altitudes or hot …

Zoology

What Stephen Hawking Taught Me

How could someone write a history of time? And how could that person possibly make it brief? Time is a dimension; it is the fabric of reality. …

With the Galaxy S9, Samsung hopes the sequel lives up to the original

Barcelona<p>At a press event on the eve of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+.<p>The Korean tech giant took a year off from unveiling new hardware at the expo in 2017, still reeling from the fallout of its Note 7 …

Genes remain active after death

<b>Cells continue to function even after an individual dies.</b><p>That's according to a scientific study published in Nature Communications.<p>Analysing post-mortem samples, an international team of scientists showed that some genes became more active after death.<p>As well as providing an important dataset for …

Woman receives reduced sentence after getting sterilized

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman convicted of using a counterfeit check has received a reduced sentence after getting medically sterilized at the suggestion of the judge.<p>U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot showed leniency to Summer Thyme Creel, 34, during her sentencing Thursday because she had …

Criminal Sentencing

Elon Musk just sold $5 million worth of flamethrowers

Apparently, there's a large market for flamethrowers with tunnel boring company branding out there. We know because Elon Musk's Boring Company has …

Elon Musk

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 …

Breakthrough in restoring vision: Genes from algae could cure blindness

Blindness can be treated by inserting algae gene into people's eyes.<p>An innovative gene therapy, which has been invented by a French biopharma …

The first American CRISPR trial in humans will target cancer

A First in the U.S.<p>CRISPR is currently humanity’s most effective and efficient gene-editing tool, and the technology is no longer just limited to …

NASA is ready to ditch Earth and colonize Mars

NASA has its sights set on Mars. The space agency is making plans for humans to colonize the red planet, including a way to grow crops. The first …

Neuroscientists Have Followed a Thought as It Moves Through The Brain

We didn't think it was possible.<p>A study using epilepsy patients undergoing surgery has given neuroscientists an opportunity to track in unprecedented …

Xbox One tips and tricks: Unlock the secrets of your Xbox One with these tips

Whether you’re an Xbox One beginner or an Xbox pro, these tips will make the most of your Xbox One<p>Microsoft’s Xbox One has had a tumultuous past. On …

These Stills From "The Office" Are Even Funnier Than The Show Itself

"Walk away, bitch."

NBCUniversal

Promiscuous female sea turtles may save their species from climate change

<b>SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—</b>Sea turtles, like other reptiles, don’t have sex chromosomes; instead, their sex is determined by the temperature of the …

ASUS can turn three screens into one seamless gaming display

The most interesting accessory ASUS brought to CES this year isn't high-tech at all. In fact, it doesn't even require power or software to operate. The ROG Bezel-free Kit is for gaming fans with multi-screen setups, and it promises to eliminate the gaps where those monitors meet, essentially …

Bitcoin Is Taking Over the World

<b>Ugh, bitcoin:</b> Business news websites now have cryptocurrency indexes on their homepages. People are selling luxury homes and cars and only accepting …

Trading Stocks on Facebook Messenger Is Becoming a Big Thing

Investors now have more options for how they trade stocks: Facebook (FB) messenger.<p>TD Ameritrade launched a bot in October allowing its investors to …

Inspired by origami, scientists build artificial muscle that lifts 1,000 times its own weight

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have developed a variety of origami-inspired artificial muscles that can lift up to a thousand times their own weight — and yet be dexterous enough to grip and raise a delicate flower.<p>The devices, described in the …

Robotics

JFK's Only Grandson Is Grown Up and Looks Exactly Like Him

Stepping out with Caroline Kennedy on his arm at the 2017 Met Gala, you will be forced to do a double-take until you figured out who he was. No you …

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet

Alien landscapes on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are human-made …

National Parks

Tiger Woods finds his rhythm, shoots solid 69 in return to competitive golf

NASSAU, Bahamas — On the fourth hole of his latest comeback, the Tiger Woods of old showed up when he chunked a short chip shot.<p>Moments later, the Tiger of old showed up again when he buried a 20-footer for par on the same hole and uncorked the first fist pump of his comeback.<p>While Woods called his …

Golf

Scientists create bacteria that can build rare molecules

Bacteria have been engineered to create molecules out of boron and carbon that wouldn't otherwise exist in nature, writes Sam Lemonick for Forbes. …

Biology

Elon Musk bids to build Chicago travel pods

<b>Elon Musk's infrastructure firm, the Boring Company, will compete to build a new transport link in Chicago.</b><p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel is exploring options for a high-speed link between O'Hare Airport and the city centre, and is considering an underground link.<p>Mr Musk tweeted that the Boring Company would …

Elon Musk

Donald Trump's secret? There is no secret

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US government is set to shut down on December 8 unless Congress can pass a bill -- and President Donald Trump can sign it -- to fund the government beyond that date.<p>Which is why it made perfect sense that Trump was scheduled to meet with the four top congressional leaders -- …

Donald Trump

As Bitcoin tops $10,000, Elon Musk denies he is its creator

One of the biggest stories of 2017 has been the surge in the price of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency touted as an alternative to gold and other investments. For years, many have wondered who the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, is, to no avail.<p>One person it's not? Elon Musk.<p>In a …

Harrison Ford becomes real-life hero

Harrison Ford is living up to the heroism of some of his fan-favorite characters like Indiana Jones, Han Solo and more. On Sunday, the star reportedly helped a woman who crashed her car on a California highway.<p>According to TMZ, which first reported the story, Ford was driving in Santa Paula, on …

California Marijuana Club Caught Pretending to Be a Church

A California marijuana club posing as a fake church was unmasked this week after police seized more than $20,000 worth of weed products from the …

California

US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.<p>Navy officials were faced with an unusual controversy after residents of Okanogan County, Washington noticed a sky drawing many said looked like male genitalia …

Military

Genetically Engineering the Natural World, it Turns Out, Could Be a Disaster

For the native species of New Zealand, European settlement was particularly cruel. The country has no endemic land predators, so many of its birds …