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Rare Spanish Shipwreck From 17th Century Uncovered Off Panama

The cargo ship went down in 1681 with crates of swords, nails, and bolts of cloth.<p>Archaeologists searching for real-life pirates of the Caribbean stumbled on a mysterious shipwreck in 2011. Now after years of historical detective work, they know what they discovered.<p>In 1681, the Spanish merchant …

Shipwrecks

Home-Cooked Meals, Comfy Chairs and Netflix on Mars? It Could Happen

Space<p>There is no Ikea on Mars. There are no takeout joints or Internet cafes either. Getting to the Red Planet might be half the battle, but staying happy and comfortable there is also a serious challenge.<p>Earlier this week, NASA announced it was offering $5,000 for the best ideas on how to improve …

Diets

Chunk of Japanese boat thought to be tsunami shipwreck found in Oregon

A 25-foot-long chunk of fiberglass that likely belonged to a Japanese fishing boat was discovered thousands of miles away from its home on Thursday …

Physicists Warming Up the LHC Accidentally Create a Rainbow Universe — NOVA Next | PBS

After two years of extensive upgrades, the Large Hadron Collider was warming up on March 21 for another round of experiments when a circuit …

The 15 Grossest Things You Might Be Eating

You'll be seriously disturbed by the secret ingredients lurking in your pantry.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and repurposed with permission from Rodale News.</i><p>Unfortunately, gross food has become the norm in most supermarkets, with packaged food ingredient lists reading more like chemistry …

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Miniature

40 Must-See Photos From The Past

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies …

Great Depression

This Incredible Oklahoma Building Design Looks Like A Tornado

Proposed for downtown Tulsa, the corkscrew-like blueprint nods to the region’s weather as well as to the building’s purpose. If constructed, it would …

Bigelow Aerospace Shows Off Its Vision for Expandable Space Stations

Space<p>NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The International Space Station's next module looks like a hot tub wrapped up in bulletproof fabric, sitting on the floor of a Las Vegas warehouse — but when the module goes into orbit later this year, NASA plans to unfold it into the outer-space equivalent of a rec …

This is the spacecraft Lockheed Martin wants to build to support human deep-space missions

Lockheed Martin has unveiled an ambitious proposal for a new spacecraft that would be used to resupply the International Space Station, launch commercial payloads, and support deep-space missions. The craft is composed of two main parts, a servicing vehicle named Jupiter and a cargo container …

She Put an Islamist Chauvinist Pig in His Place

ISTANBUL — The timing was delicious. On the weekend of International Women’s Day, word spread of a forceful female Lebanese anchor putting down a …

Al-Qaeda

Cavers find treasure from era of Alexander the Great in Israel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hen Zakai loves exploring darkness. In his spare time, he lowers himself into the underground world of hidden caves to navigate the nooks and crevasses of a very different environment.<p>Zakai was recently spelunking with his father and a friend, all of whom are members of the Israeli Caving …

How Iran's feminist genie escaped

<b>Iran's 1979 revolution may have put an ayatollah in charge - but for women it had plenty of positive side-effects... in education, in the workplace, and even in the home, discovers Amy Guttman during a ride on the Tehran underground.</b><p>My guide Farah, a tall, slender woman in her late 30s, wears jeans …

Photo of Weasel Riding on a Woodpecker Spawns Hilarious Photoshop Meme

Chances are, you might've already seen this incredible photograph by Martin LeMay. It's the unforgettable sight of a weasel clinging to the back of a woodpecker in midair. LeMay and his wife encountered the two creatures while walking in a park in London. Although the weasel was trying to attack …

Forest tree seeds arrive at Svalbard's 'Doomsday vault'

<b>The Svalbard "doomsday" vault - widely known for protecting global food crop seeds - has accepted its first delivery of forest tree species seeds.</b><p>Norway spruce and Scots pine samples have entered the vault inside a mountain on the Arctic archipelago.<p>The frozen depository opened in 2008 and is …

How Muslim Azerbaijan had satire years before Charlie Hebdo

<b>More than 100 years before militant Islamist gunmen murdered journalists at France's satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, another magazine very similar in style was playing an important role among the Muslim populations of both the Russian and Persian empires.</b><p>Azerbaijani weekly magazine Molla …

Ancient Egyptian Statue Mysteriously Rotates Inside of Locked Display Case at Manchester Museum

video via Manchester Museum<p>Back in February curator Campbell Price at the Manchester Museum reported that an ancient Egyptian statue in the UK …

Russia’s Bear: The old-fashioned plane still thriving

The Tupolev Tu-95 first thundered over Soviet parades in the mid-1950s. Why does this giant, propeller-driven bomber still make headlines nearly 60 years later? Stephen Dowling investigates.<p>It first rumbled into the skies back in the early 1950s, an aerial giant that epitomised Soviet military …

Boeing's Satellite Launcher Gives Rockets A 'Butt Boop'

A cheap, adorable way of getting into space<p>Elon Musk isn’t the only one interested in reusing his rocket launch systems. Now Boeing, a fellow winner of NASA’s Commercial Crew contracts along with SpaceX, just successfully patented a reusable launch system for getting satellites into lower Earth …

Chasing The Mystery Of Spacetime's Local 'Bulk Flow'

For decades, the root cause of our Milky Way galaxy’s “bulk flow” in the direction of the Centaurus and Hydra constellations has retained an air of mystery. Our own star’s motion through the Milky Way is relatively well understood. But a full understanding of the exact forces driving our Local …

Ancient Texas pictograph mystery solved

2/02/2015 04:30:00 PM<p>Among the mysteries of how ancient people created structures to mark the solstice and equinox with astonishing accuracy, this …

How to transfer a picture from a magazine on paper – DIY is FUN

The unusual technique transfer image from page glossy magazine on a sheet of paper or cardboard. If you wish for this methodology you can make …

After 54 years, mountaineers find wreckage of plane crash that killed soccer stars

The discovery of twisted pieces of aircraft fuselage high in the Chilean Andes has apparently ended a 54-year aviation and sporting mystery.<p>Mountaineers say that they have found the wreckage of a plane that crashed more than half a century ago, killing 24 people, including eight members of the …

Bill Gates is the latest brilliant person to warn artificial intelligence could kill us all

Worries about artificial intelligence possibly wiping out humanity aren’t just limited to science fiction writers — plenty of the world’s most …

Singularity

This Video Lets You Travel at the Speed of Light (Sort Of)

<i>Riding Light</i> is a 45-minute short film/animation that attempts to recreate what it would be like to hitch a ride on the back of a photon and travel …

Space

What Happened In The Apollo 1 Fire?

The Apollo 1 fire was the first tragedy to strike NASA. What happened, and how did the agency recover?<p>On January 27, 1967, spacecraft 012 was mated to its service module and Saturn IB rocket, and the whole stack was on the launch pad. At one o'clock in the afternoon, the spacecraft's crew, Gus …

What Congress Needs to Know About War

How can the members of the upcoming 114th Congress and all of their constituents prepare themselves for the weighty decisions of American strategy and war? There seems to be no precedent for the terrorists who run the so-called Islamic State. Cyber attacks are a new and growing threat. Pandemic …

America’s new golden age of black ops: Inside our secret global war abroad

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>The U.S. has already launched missions in 105 countries in 2015 — approximately 80 percent of 2014’s total<p>Nick Turse<p>January 25, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>In the dead of night, they swept in aboard V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Landing in a …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, …

Neutron Stars