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Octopuses’ Crazy DNA Can Tell Us Some Valuable Stuff About Biology Overall

"They’re ‘the road not traveled’ to intelligence."<p>On a recent grey afternoon, I peered into a tank at Frank Grasso’s wet lab at Brooklyn College in Flatbush. There was a squishy lump of flesh piled into a back corner of the tank, looking at me with one eye. It was an octopus, still unnamed, because …

Biology

How Did Astronaut DNA Become 'Fake News'?

For a brief moment, NASA found itself at the center of a digital misinformation campaign.<p>“After year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly no longer has same DNA as identical twin,” the headline of a story on the <i>Today</i> show’s website, published Thursday, declared. Seven percent of his DNA, the story says, …

Genetics

Nasa astronaut twins Scott and Mark Kelly no longer genetically identical after space trip

Nasa astronauts Scott Kelly and his identical twin brother Mark have shared a lot throughout their extraordinary lives.<p>Born just a few minutes apart, the pair were both US Navy captains, both flew on the Endeavour and Discovery space shuttles, and both spent time on board the International Space …

Astrophysicists Have Built The Most Detailed Simulation of The Universe Ever Created

1 billion light years in a supercomputer.<p>Saying our Universe is a big place is a bit of an understatement. And with recent advances in our …

Gallery: A tour of the Solar System in spectacular new detail

Trailblazing spacecraft have not only returned stunning images for us to fawn over recently, they've returned important observations with great …

Space

How Diverse Personalities Help Animals Survive

Macho bluebirds and timid coyotes—and timid bluebirds and macho coyotes—drive the success of their species.<p>We all know the type—pushy people who elbow their way to the front of the line or cut in on us when we are driving. And then there are those who have less assertive personalities, and happily …

Your Smart Phone is Big Brother in your Pocket. Ditch it.

Big Brother is Watching You<br>(Image by Frederic Guimont ;ChemicalBit at it.wikipedia [FAL],) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Most of us learned …

Earth's Rotation Is Mysteriously Slowing Down: Experts Predict Uptick In 2018 Earthquakes

Scientists have found strong evidence that 2018 will see a big uptick in the number of large earthquakes globally. Earth’s rotation, as with many things, is cyclical, slowing down by a few milliseconds per day then speeding up again.<p>You and I will never notice this very slight variation in the …

Earth Science

Scary 'Slaughterbots' video shows danger of autonomous killer drones

Commentary: An institute backed by Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk offers a graphic warning against machines that decide whom to kill.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When you're smart, you can make decisions all for yourself.<p>That could be a …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA’s Juno snaps gorgeous photo of Jupiter that you won’t believe is real

We’ve had quite a few huge storms here on Earth in recent months, and they’ve done some serious damage, but they’re nothing compared to what’s …

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Does Backflips Now and It's Full-Tilt Insane

Atlas, the hulking humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics, now does backflips. I’ll repeat that. It’s a hulking humanoid that does backflips.<p>Check out …

Robotics

Humans Didn't Outsmart Neanderthals, We Just Outlasted Them

We modern humans feel pretty smug about Neanderthals. It's the story winners often tell themselves about losers: They couldn't cut the mustard, they …

Anthropology

Nasa's Juno probe captures stunning new images of Jupiter

Nasa has released awe-inspiring new images of Jupiter sent back by its Juno probe.<p>A mass of clouds swirling in a huge storm over the planet's …

How an Archer’s Body Changes After a Lifetime of Firing Bows

There comes a time in every novice archer’s practice when their bodies start to change. But rather than grow elf ears and a disdain for grumpy …

See light from a supernova echo off a dust cloud

The Hubble Space Telescopes catches sight of a rare light echo from an exploding star as it ripples like a stone dropped into a lake.<p>Space is full of visual wonders. The Hubble Space Telescope captured a fascinating phenomenon when it documented a rare "light echo" where the light from a supernova …

Universe

The Case for Letting Fevers Run Their Course

Numerous studies over the past few years have shown that taking fever reducers hurts your body’s ability to recover from an illness.<p>Fever isn’t an …

Medicine

This Beautiful Photo of Saturn and Earth Will be Cassini's Legacy

Remembering 'The Day the Earth Smiled.'<p>The NASA spacecraft Cassini ends its mission on September 15, after spending 20 years in space and capturing …

Astronomy

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things | Inc.com

Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's what researchers say.<p>1. Don't tell them they can be anything …

Parenting

Dog Dressed Up as Giant Mutant Spider Makes Unsuspecting Victims Flee in Terror

What would you do if you saw a giant, mutant spider-creature running straight towards you? As shown in the hilarious viral video “Mutant Giant Spider Dog,” most people flee in absolute terror. No need to panic, however; the onslaught of enormous, mutant spiders is not yet upon us. As revealed by …

Pranks

Daily Inspiration #1822

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art