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Tiny blackpoll warbler flies 3 days non-stop in record migration

Scientists have figured out how a tiny songbird called the blackpoll warbler mysteriously vanishes from most of Canada each fall.<p>It turns out that …

Four Visions Of The Future From DARPA’s Latest Report Card

Like a science fair for the next century’s wars<p>Yesterday, DARPA released their latest vision for the future. As the far-seeing technological eye of the Defense Department, DARPA’s had its hand in everything from the launch of stealth fighter jets to the birth of the Internet. So when they predict …

DARPA

6 vegetarian animals we never suspected would have a taste for blood

Not so cute and cuddly after all<p>Lorikeets are cute, colorful parrots that typically eat pollen and nectar. But some populations have also developed a taste for flesh. The species’ carnal appetite was discovered when a birdwatcher in Australia set out minced meat for omnivorous and carnivorous …

Habitats

Earth Has A Layer No One Knew About

Just like onions and cartoon ogres<p>Our perspective of Earth tends to be very shallow--literally. Everything we experience, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountain peaks, only skims the top of the outermost layer of the Earth, the crust, which is about 4 miles thick under the …

Geoscience

Researchers Find The Gene That Makes Us 3D

DNA that helps you stand up to gravity<p>The children’s book series <i>Flat Stanley</i> chronicles the adventures of a world-traveling 2D boy. Now a team of researchers might have found the gene that Stanley was missing (you know, if he had been real). It's the YAP gene, and it helps regulate organ size, as …

Biology

2015 Galpin-Fisker Mustang Rocket heads to production

The Henrik Fisker-designed, carbon-fiber-bodied, Galpin-tuned Mustang officially goes into limited production.<p>The Henrik Fisker-designed, carbon-fiber-bodied, Galpin-tuned Mustang makes its debut in production trim at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours 'dElegance. A 725-hp supercharged variant will be …

Garry Winogrand: the man who defined street photography

In the decades following the Second World War, Garry Winogrand, a towering figure in the history of street photography, portrayed New York – and the rest of America – in an innovative and widely influential new way<p>During the 1950s and 1960s the photographer Garry Winogrand stalked the sidewalks of</b> …

Street Photography

Returning Astronauts, Snowshoe Art, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Vladimir Putin's spokesman denies rumours of ill health

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has dismissed rumours circulating online that the leader is in poor health.<p>Dmitry Peskov told Ekho …

Why Is Canada Winning The Drone Race?

In the push to get commercial drone operations off the ground, America has fallen far behind.<p>For one shot in the upcoming movie <i>Age of Adaline</i>, starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford, a camera drone hovered at 2 feet off the ground, then soared up to 125 feet. The dramatic shot wouldn’t have been …

Boeing And Saab Give New Life (And New Bombs) To Aging Rockets

Old weapons don’t fade away, they just get repurposed<p>There is a certain order to the universe of war: soldiers fight, ships sail, and bombs fall from the sky. A new project by Boeing and Saab upends the notion of what bombs can do, turning an old bomb made for airplanes into an artillery weapon …

Military

Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon, has ocean lurking below: NASA

The largest moon in the solar system harbours a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA …

Lamborghini design boss talks carbon fiber, performance

Filippo Perini gives us the rundown on what's new at Lambo.<p>Filippo Perini is Lamborghini's head of design, and the Aventador Superveloce that debuted in Geneva is his latest project. We caught up with him at the show to discuss not only the company's design process, but also the innovative …

CIA spent years hacking iPhone, the Intercept reveals

CIA researchers have worked for years to break the security protecting Apple phones and tablets, investigative news site The Intercept reported …

Alberta bighorn killed in highway crash sets world record

For the second time in a row, an Alberta ram has set a world record for the size of its horns.<p>The bighorn sheep died in a highway crash near …

National Parks

A Battery-Powered Saw Rips Through A Car Door [Tested]

We try out the first cut-off saw that runs on batteries<p>Ask any stonecutter or fireman about the most important tool in their arsenal, and they’ll likely tell you it’s the cut-off saw. Designed to slice through steel and stone, cut-offs are the workhorse of many job sites—and they have an engine to …

Kublai Khan And The Mongols Were Terrible Polluters

Their ancient silver mines are still poisoning farmland in China<p>Though the heyday of the Mongol empire was well over 700 years ago, the legend of the mighty Khans persists to this day, recorded in popular culture and, maybe, pollutants.<p>A new study published in <i>Environmental Science and Technology</i> …

A DeLorean in the California night defines timelessness

Geoff Ombao's DeLorean inspired him to quit corporate life and pursue his dream of designing cars.<p>The DeLorean DMC-12 inspired an entire generation of car enthusiasts as the silver lightning bolt that propelled Marty and Doc through so many time-warping adventures.<p>But more than just a set prop in a …

All Original: 21K Mile 1971 Nissan Skyline 1800GL

This 1971 Nissan Skyline 1800GL (chassis KPC10013207) is a factory short nose, four cylinder powered car that’s listed as an all-original, one prior …