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New Drone Kit Turns LEGOs Into Flying Machines

Simple repairs, when it bricks<p>LEGOs get knocked down, and then they get put back together again. It’s what they do. Drones, with few exceptions, get put together, and are then gravely damaged beyond repair when they crash. Why not build on the repairability of LEGO bricks when making a hobbyist …

NASA space telescope captures black holes ‘burping’ after eating up stars

For the first time ever, astronomers have documented the process by which radiation is expelled from black holes – a process that many believe holds …

Do Insects Sleep?

Sleep is a necessary part of survival for most animals, but what about for bugs? Do insects sleep?<p>For scientists, sleep is such a rich area of …

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Fidget Cube for restless workers rocks Kickstarter, attracts gobs of money

The Fidget Cube is a cube at heart, but it also has plenty of features designed to keep your fingers occupied when you just can't hold still.<p>Your desk is your sanctuary at work. It's where you sit (or stand) and while away your employment hours. Maybe you're really good at holding still. Or maybe …

Cool Stuff

3 passages from children’s books that capture the warmth and melancholy of the end of summer

There are few seasons that elicit quite so much lyricism from children’s writers as late summer, when the days are just beginning to shorten. Maybe it’s a symbolism thing: The end of summer means the end of childhood and innocence, so late summer leaves you right on the bittersweet precipice.<p>As …

Literature
College Football

5 under-the-radar video games we can't wait to check out this fall

<i>Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer — so this weekend we're previewing the games, movies,</i> <i>music</i> <i>and more that our staff is most excited about</i> …

Virtual Reality

Fish Fraud Is Absolutely Rampant: New Report

There’s something fishy happening in the seafood industry. According to a new report from the ocean conservation advocacy group Oceana, one in five …

Aquaculture

When a rare syndrome renders girls voiceless, tech helps them speak again

When 13-year-old Nathalia Lawlor was born, she seemed perfectly healthy, moving and babbling like any other baby. But at around six or seven months, …

Autism

The Week in Review: The Discovery of Proxima b

There may be another habitable planet, Proxima Centauri b, orbiting our nearest neighboring star, according to findings published by the European Southern Observatory released this week. The discovery reveals the planet dubbed Proxima b is the closest planet to Earth, in the nearest star …

Scientists find Earth-like planet circling sun’s nearest neighbor

<i>(Reuters) –</i> Scientists have discovered a planet that appears to be similar to Earth circling the star closest to the sun, potentially a major step in the quest to find out if life exists elsewhere in the universe, research published on Wednesday showed.<p>The relative proximity of the planet, known as …

We need to stop sanitizing everything and let bacteria back in our lives

Dr. Jack Gilbert wants to make our hospitals dirty.<p>His idea runs counter to hundreds of years of scientific practice. Since a surgeon named Joseph …

Microbiology

Australia Is Having a Giant Goldfish Problem

For decades, Australia’s Vasse River has been victimized by alien invaders: goldfish discarded from home aquariums that are growing large. Very large.<p>…

POKÉMON GO Could Be Made Hands-Free with Smart Glasses in the Near Future

<i>Pokémon Go</i> is forcing an entire generation of kids (and adults) to do something we had phased out of human society: walk around. That’s burden …

Pokémon Go

NASA Has Released 1,000 Weirdly Beautiful Photos of the Landscapes on Mars

The spring equinox of Mars this year is a particularly auspicious time for scientists who study the red planet’s surface.<p>On July 4th, both the …

University of Arizona

The Best Panoramic Photos Taken With Drones

<b>The Top Panoramic Photos Taken With Drones</b><p><b>1st Prize</b>—oseoseyo<p>While drone competitions tend to focus on stationary images or video, SkyPixel’s latest …

Photography

Amazing picture of T-rex lightning shows dinosaur clearly in the sky

Storm watchers have spotted some impressive lightning during a weather event which looks exactly like a Tyrannosaurus rex DINOSAUR.<p>The amazing shots …