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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 …

Patients tell more secrets to virtual humans - Futurity

Patients are more willing to disclose personal information to virtual humans, likely because they don't have the capacity to judge.

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 …

Proof We Landed on the Moon is in the Dust

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar landing, which means the Moon hoax theorists are out in full force. And while scientists have refuted the hoaxers most common arguments like how the Apollo flags apparently wave in a vacuum, there’s one interesting way to prove that we did in …

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

The Panoptic Studio captures video from 480 cameras arranged in a giant sphere<p>Motion capture technology has come a long way in the past few decades. Just take a look at Gollum actor Andy Serkis's incredibly expressive performance as a computer-generated simian in <i>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</i>. That …

Andy Serkis

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 …