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The World's Best Destinations for Beginner Scuba Divers

There’s something about that first real dive trip that just can’t be topped — the underwater world takes its hold on you and never lets go. For those …

Scuba Diving

This Mesmerising NASA Footage Set to a 'Sound of Silence' Cover Will Give You Chills

Hello darkness, my old friend...<p>The vast majority of humanity can only imagine what it's like to spend your days travelling around the planet and …

Tiny Fossils Reveal That Human Ancestors Could Be Crushed With Your Thumb

These little guys were smaller than a mouse.<p>About 42 million years ago, minuscule primates, about half the size of a mouse, once lived in tropical …

Research

A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth

A long time ago in a galaxy far away—NGC 4993, to be exact—two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show.<p>After billions of years …

Universe

Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It

<i>Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate,</i> reads the gates to the <i>Inferno.</i> “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying …

Science

NASA Launch Could Be Colorful Light Show for Viewers

As dawn is about to break on Sunday, June 11, those living along the East Coast from New York City to North Carolina could be treated to a …

Scientist Discovered a Catfish Gene, When activated in a Rodent Brain, Can Sense Electromagnetic fields

Scientist in Baltimore has discovered a catfish gene that, when activated in a rodent brain, can sense electromagnetic fields. There are numerous …

NASA to create colorful artificial clouds with rocket launch

East Coast residents in the United States will have the chance to catch a colorful sky in the early hours of Sunday morning as NASA launches a sounding rocket that will create artificial red and blue clouds.<p>The clouds may be visible along the Atlantic Coast stretching from North Carolina up to New …

Cosmology

This slow-motion footage of lightning striking a building is completely fascinating

In an unprecedented feat, a team of Brazilian researchers has managed to capture high-speed video of lightning striking a building. We know, we know …

'Baby Dragon' Found In China Is The Newest Species Of Dinosaur

Meet <i>Beibeilong sinensis,</i> the most recently identified dinosaur species.<p>The name means "baby dragon from China." The dinosaur had massive feathered wings and a birdlike skull. It probably looked most like a cassowary, flightless birds slightly smaller than an ostrich.<p>But the <i>Beibeilong</i> was much …

A New Gene Therapy Cure Just Treated Its First-Ever Patient

by Karla Lant May 8, 2017 Health & Medicine 10005<p>Rarefied Cures<p>This March, child with severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) became the second …

Gene Therapy

The Dark Ages Provide Clues for New Antibiotics

Scientists look to medieval history in the search for new medicine.<p><b>By Erin Connelly, University of Pennsylvania</b><p>For a long time, medieval medicine has …

University of Pennsylvania

Newly discovered 'super-Earth' may be the 'most exciting exoplanet'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last year, researchers have found nearby exoplanets that could potentially support life, like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets. Now, a "super-Earth" has been found 39 light-years away, according to new research in the journal Nature.<p>Researchers believe it may be one of …

Scientists Have Found a New Way to Get Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

Set proteins to "kill".<p>A newly discovered mechanism causes cancerous cells to kill themselves off, and researchers say it could be particularly …

New ‘4D’ Adidas shoes are catered to your weight

Back in the 1990s all it took to sell shoes was a celebrity — typically a sports star — to give them a half-hearted endorsement. That’s it. These …

Shoes

Novel Treatment Extends the Life of Organisms by 37%

An Unlikely Cure<p>While the practice is certainly unappetizing, consuming the poop of the young might extend life, suggests a study at the Max Planck …

Biology

Scientists Have Created an Artificial Organ That Can Pump Out Cancer-Fighting T-Cells

Meet the bionic thymus.<p>Scientists have developed an artificial thymus, an organ crucial to the human immune system, that could produce special …

Scientists Found a Good Use for Surplus Sperm

A team of German scientists were wondering how to deliver medications into the female reproductive tract and realized, hey, why come up with …

Cancer Cells

The Most Advanced Hiking Pack Ever Made Is Here (Finally)

To be honest, 90 percent of multiday backpacking packs are ill-fitting, restrictive and cheaply made. But Arc’teryx finally made its new Bora AR 50 …

Camping

NASA: We found 7 Earth-sized planets just 40 light years away

During a news conference in Washington DC Wednesday, NASA revealed that, using the Spitzer Space Telescope, they've found seven new Earth-sized planets orbiting a star just 40 light years away from us. What's more, three of those exist within the "Goldilocks zone" which could be habitable for …

PS4 Pro's Boost Mode Is Proving to Be Quite the Beast

4.50: How the PS4 Pro should've been, minus 1 USB port. Even the original models get HDD support. What a time to be a PS4 owner.<p>@Vincent294 do you …

The Best Scuba Diving Fins of 2017

There's nothing quite like diving with a pair of powerful fins that are comfortable and fit like a glove. Our 2017 scuba diving Gear Buyers Guide …

Shareably

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Nike's LeBron Soldier 10 Rolls Into 2017 With Four New Colorways

Once a soldier, always a soldier.<p>Although LeBron James has been seen wearing his upcoming signature model in the Nike LeBron 14 recently, King James’s 10th Soldier silhouette has receive positive feedback from basketball fans, especially since he led the Cavaliers to a NBA Championship last season. …

Watch Chris Pratt Make Gutting a Fish Look Charming

Only Star Lord could add levity to a proper fish-filleting technique tutorial.<p>You already know <b>Chris Pratt</b> is a delight from his roles as human Labrador retriever Andy Dwyer in <i>Parks and Recreation</i> and Star Lord Peter Quill in <i>Guardians in the Galaxy</i>. Here, he faces his greatest challenge yet: turn a …

Chris Pratt

Ghost Shark Filmed For The First Time

A spectral appearance with milky eyes and a pale, patchwork-like skin.<p>Scientists believe the elusive and mysterious ghost shark has been captured on …

Fish