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Electricity-Eating Bacteria Are Real and More Common Than We Thought

In the extreme world of bacteria, stunts such as living in hot springs or without oxygen are, like, totally unimpressive. But then there are bacteria …

Reservoir of molten rock under Yellowstone is 2.5 times bigger than thought

If the Yellowstone supervolcano were to erupt today, it would have major, perhaps catastrophic, consequences.<p>Yellowstone National Park and the …

Geology

Patients tell more secrets to virtual humans

Patients are more willing to disclose personal information to virtual humans than to actual ones, likely because computers don’t make judgments or …

Personal Information

What exactly is twilight?

Sure, twilight is that magical time of day that lies between daylight and darkness. Astronomers, the experts on nighttime, recognize 3 twilights.<p>You …

Landscape Photography

Proof we landed on the Moon is in the dust

A less common reply against Moon hoax theorists: the way dust behaves in Apollo videos is proof we landed on the Moon.<p>On every anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar landing, the Moon hoax theorists are out in full force. And while scientists have refuted the hoaxers most common arguments like how the …

This giant dome of cameras can capture your every move in 3D

Scientists build a real Panopticon that captures your every move in 3D<p>The Panoptic Studio captures video from 480 cameras arranged in a giant sphere

Squid Protein Could Help Brains 'Talk' to Computers

Unfortunately it won't allow humans to squirt ink, at least not yet.<p>In the most advanced prosthetics--such as this crazy mind-controlled robotic arm--electronic hardware interfaces directly with nerves and muscles in the human body. But getting living tissue to play nice with a circuit board is …