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MH370 Search: Barnacles Could Provide Clues to Where Jet Crashed

Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion might help unravel the 16-month mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.<p>Malaysia said on Sunday the piece of debris, a wing surface known as flaperon, had been identified as being from a …

Why have we yet to be enchanted by the internet of things?

One of the leading thinkers in the new computing sector known as the internet of things (IoT) can’t help but look at all the flashy, expensive, feature-packed gadgets on the market today – things like Google Glass or the Apple Watch – and keep coming away with the same thought: too many device …

Internet of Things

World’s largest viper: “Six feet long and vicious”

The four species of bushmaster, found in the rainforests of Central and South America, are the world’s longest vipers. Naturalist Dan Eatherley tells the captivating story of Lecky, “the Mahatma Gandhi of reptiles”<p><b>Name:</b> Lecky <b><br>Species:</b> <i>Lachesis muta</i> <b><br>Dates:</b> ?-1934 <b><br>Claim to fame:</b> Famous specimen of the …

'Buckyballs' Solve Century-Old Mystery About Interstellar Space

Researchers in Switzerland say they've solved a nearly 100-year-old astronomical mystery by discovering what's in the wispy cloud of gas that floats in the space between the stars.<p>Astronomers have known since 1922 that there was some invisible substance in between the stars. That's the year a young …

Meet the pentaquark, just spotted at CERN's Large Hadron Collider

For decades, physicists have looked for the pentaquark -- a type of subatomic particle long theorized to exist but never seen, despite numerous false alarms.<p>This week, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, announced that they had finally found their elusive …

Physics