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The Deep Seas Are Alive With Light

Bioluminescence is not rare, scientists have learned. It is so common in the oceans that it ranks as one of the planet’s dominant traits.

'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight

<b>Scientists have created bacteria covered in tiny semiconductors that generate a potential fuel source from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water.</b><p>The so-called "cyborg" bugs produce acetic acid, a chemical that can then be turned into fuel and plastic.<p>In lab experiments, the bacteria proved much more …

University of California

Time Travel Is Possible Through the Whorfian Time Warp

It's the next best thing to a time machine.<p>The long-hypothesized time machine still eludes scientists, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to</i> …

Physics

The most spectacular meteor shower of the year peaks this weekend — here's how to watch

Right now, Earth is plowing through a cloud of tiny bits of comet dust, turning the rice-grain-size debris into what many call shooting stars.<p>Known as the Perseid meteor shower, this recurring astronomical event is easily the most watched — and beautiful— shower every year.<p>The Perseids in 2017 is …

Gigantic dinosaur finally has a name of its own

He who must be named.<p>This morning, the titanosaur on display in the American Museum of Natural History received an official scientific name—<i>Patagotitan mayorum</i>. The announcement accompanied the publication of a study describing the titanosaur as the largest dinosaur yet discovered at over 120 feet …

The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole is Proving Einstein Correct

As if he needs it.<p>Sitting at the center of the Milky Way galaxy lies a supermassive black hole named Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), possessing the mass of …

Black Holes

Newly Named Titanosaur Was the Largest Land Animal Our Planet Has Ever Seen

Four years after six specimens were discovered in Argentina, scientists have finally given a name to what is now considered the largest animal to …

Humans came from distant galaxies, along with everything else in the Milky Way

Humans are formed from matter that flew billions of miles from another galaxy, according to a new study.<p>Much of the stuff around us and spread …

Universe

Edited Embryos Mean U.S. Scientists Have Passed a Major Milestone

By now, most of us know what CRISPR gene editing is. At the very least, we have heard of this revolutionary technology that allows us to alter DNA — the source code of life itself. One day, CRISPR could allow us to delete genes in order to eradicate genetic diseases, add in new genes in order to …

Genetics

Trump Bans Transgender People Serving in the Military

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday a ban on transgender people serving in the military, reversing U.S. policy in a series of tweets.<p>"After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......Transgender …

Donald Trump

History of The Center

A dream born in the wake of the 1969 Stonewall riots was fulfilled when the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center Inc. took title to 208 West …

Yahoo says Verizon buyout delayed but still on

Marissa Mayer says Verizon's deal for Yahoo has been pushed into the second quarter. Meanwhile, the company's earnings show it may go out on a high note.<p>Yahoo, dealing with questions around two massive hacks, said Monday it's pushing the timeline of its expected $4.8 billion buyout by Verizon from …

Scientists want to give the world a second chance at Caspian tigers

Or at least something close<p>Caspian tigers once roamed all over Central Asia, ranging from modern day Turkey to northwestern China. The huge cats stalked through tall reeds and shrubbery, hunting boar and deer. But in the first half of the 1900s, hunting and poisoning decimated the subspecies, and …

Wildlife

Yahoo under SEC investigation for keeping the lid on data breaches

Yahoo may have just gotten a new name, but its past mistakes keep coming back to haunt its future. The Wall Street Journal reports the company is currently under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for delaying its massive data breach announcements for years.<p>Following reports …

Financial Regulation

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Microbiology

Google rolls out Instant Tethering for your Android devices

The latest version of Google Play Services comes with a feature that can ensure all your devices are always online. Austrian journalist Andreas Proschofsky has posted a screenshot on his Google+ account showing a new feature called "Instant Tethering." So long as you use one Google account for all …

Android Nougat

Um, Ryan Reynolds just assembled the coolest superhero team ever so please get on this, Hollywood

The role of superhero is not new to Ryan Reynolds. From Green Lantern to Deadpool, Ryan has had a lot of different super powers throughout his acting …

Comics

Nepal earthquake expected, but infrastructure not ready

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saturday's deadly earthquake in Nepal was the "big one" experts have been expecting, based on the region's history and geology.<p>The magnitude-7.8 earthquake centered less than 50 miles from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, toppled homes and historic buildings, and killed more than 2,500 …

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

Albert Einstein

Why Is Nobody Using Android 5.0 Lollipop?

Google’s dashboard that tracks the versions of Android OS being used has been updated with numbers from January 2015, and it shows Lollipop’s non-existent impact on Android devices. Version five of Mountain View’s mobile operating system has not even gathered the minimum 0.1% of usage to show up in …

Android News

#ThanksMichelleObama: Students criticize school lunches - CNN.com

United States First Lady Michelle Obama has made reducing childhood obesity a focal point of her time in the White House.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.<p>Some of the …

Swamps, scorpions, civil war: A journey along the Nile | CNN Travel

PETA criticises man for being eaten alive by anaconda

PETA has attacked naturalist Paul Rosolie for 'tormenting' the giant snake for a Discovery Channel programme<p>A TV show commissioned by the Discovery Channel in which a man is apparently eaten by an anaconda has been heavily criticised by animal rights supporters.<p>Eaten Alive, which airs in the US …