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Google Now Lets You Create Your Own Street View Experience

Google has unveiled a new way to allow anyone to create their own personalized Street View map of their location. The company states in a blog post that a Street View experience can be created just by using photos taken from either Google’s Photo Sphere technology or a dSLR camera.<p>Often times, a …

Comet ISON: Is It Dead?

Comet ISON finally met the sun, and the encounter ended with a spectacular sight in the skies.<p>But did the comet survive the encounter?<p>Astronomers …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Vast freshwater reserves discovered under the oceans

Scientists have discovered huge reserves of freshwater beneath oceans off of Australia, China, North America and South Africa.<p>An estimated half a …

New observations where stars end and brown dwarfs begin

Georgia State University astronomers say they have found observational evidence for the theoretically predicted break between very low-mass stars and …

Judge Rules Chimps Can’t Be Legal Persons, But Activists Vow to Fight On

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.09.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:39 pm. 6:39 pm<p>Can a chimpanzee be considered a legal …

Lake on Mars could have teemed with microbial life

Minerals identified by Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover suggest lake contained water of low salinity and neutral pH suitable for life<p>An enormous crater near the northern plains of Mars once harboured an ancient lake that could have supported microbial life, Nasa scientists have claimed.<p>The freshwater …

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

Randy Schekman says his lab will no longer send papers to Nature, Cell and Science as they distort scientific process<p>Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and represent a "tyranny" that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a boycott on the …

An Extremely Brief History of Military Submarines

Giant squids, blind crabs and effective atomic destruction all hide underneath the ocean. Far from prying eyes or satellites or reconnaissance planes, the depths of the sea are the most flexible space to effectively hide military power — though it took more than 100 years for the military to take …

10 Smart Science Gifts For Kids

Don't buy your children robots this year—let them build their own.<p>The great thing about children is that they are all huge nerds. The toys on this list will help kids teach themselves about electronics, biology, engineering, geometry, and more.<p>Need more ideas? Check out last year's geeky toy</i> …