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This Incredible Ad Was Shot with a Robot Arm, Paint, and Water… No CGI

Step aside awesome Microsoft Surface Studio commercial, this new paint ad is officially the coolest use of robotic filming techniques and practical …

One of the most troubling ideas about climate change just found new evidence in its favor

Ever since 2012, scientists have been debating a complex and frankly explosive idea about how a warming planet will alter our weather — one that, if it’s correct, would have profound implications across the Northern Hemisphere and especially in its middle latitudes, where hundreds of millions of …

Climate Change

5 Animals That Carry Babies On Their Backs

Arachnids can be caring parents, for instance.<p>We humans often tote babies on our back. Usually, though, we wait until after they’re born.<p>Not the toe-biter, or giant water bug. This insect carries its many eggs around on its back, which piqued our curiosity during a visit to the Natural History …

How to survive deadly animal attacks

How Safe Is Your Child Online?

Every February over 1,000 organisations unite to celebrate Safer Internet Day to raise awareness of online safety issues and promote the safe and …

Fleas Hitch Ride on Earwigs to Suck Bat Blood

Weird & Wild<p>Scientists have observed these species' unusual behavior in only one other location, a new study says.<p>In 2006, a team of entomologists trekked deep into the heart of Deer Cave in Malaysia’s Gunung Mulu National Park. They had come to survey the cave’s insects, but the earwigs crawling …

Conservation efforts must include small animals. After all, they run the world

Humans like to think that they rule the planet and are hard wired to do so. But our stewardship has been anything but successful. The last major …

Majestic Owls, Great Lakes, Food Crisis and Other New Science Books

<b>The Enigma of the Owl: An Illustrated Natural History</b><br>by Mike Unwin and David Tipling.<br>Yale University Press, 2017 ($40)<p>With their straight-on stares …

Why Don't Vultures Eat Live Prey?

<i>Why do vultures not take live prey? They are huge and have sharp talons and bills. They are excellent flyers and can soar to great heights. They have</i> …

How unhealthy food ads target poor illiterate people

Food advertising strongly influences the eating choices of adults, adolescents and children alike.<p>But TV and magazine adverts often carry misleading …

Why You Should Never Kiss a Toad

You've probably hear stories about dogs or other animals that died after eating a toad, and maybe you've heard about animals that learned to lick …

How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder

What’s the difference between physics and biology? Take a golf ball and a cannonball and drop them off the Tower of Pisa. The laws of physics allow …

Physicists Calculate Long-Lost Signals Emitted Fractions of a Second After The Big Bang

The hunt for 'oscillons' begins.<p>For the first time, theoretical physicists have calculated the precise frequency of specific gravitational wave …

Scientists Use Invasive Plant to Treat MRSA

In a new study published this week in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>, scientists found that an extract from the berries of the invasive Brazilian …

The Danger of Space Weather and Our Journey to the Heart of the Sun

Valentin M. Pillet, the director of the National Solar Observatory, on how space weather is more important than ever. He is featured in the Discovery …

What Orion looks like as you get farther away from light pollution

What the constellation looks like in the darkest of places vs in cities.<p>Eighty percent of Americans can no longer see the Milky Way where they live.<p>Filmmaker Sriram Murali is here to show themwhat they’re missing.<p>In the following video — which you should do yourself a favor and watch in full screen …

Mining magma: Iceland's geothermal well will use Earth's crust to power 5,000 homes

Mind your step: this is the hottest hole in the world.<p>Situated near the town of Reykjanes in southwest Iceland, the geothermal well goes five …

A rising trend in hacking: locking your files and charging you to get them back

Ransomware attacks, in which hackers hold hostage the files on their victims’ computers, are on the rise. A new report found that each quarter in 2016 saw a significant increase in the number of attacks:<p>“It would be inaccurate to say the threat landscape either diminished or expanded in 2016,” …

Cybersecurity

‘Destiny 2’ still scheduled to launch in 2017, says Activision

During an earnings call on Thursday afternoon, <i>Destiny</i> publisher Activision confirmed that the sequel to the popular first-person shooter is still on …

How to track your sleep using Apple Watch or iPhone with these third-party apps

Sleep tracking has been one the most oft-requested features for Apple Watch, but Apple itself has yet to implement a solution. That hasn’t stopped developers from creating their own watchOS apps for doing it, though.<p>One of the more popular apps for sleep tracking with Apple Watch is called …

The clock is ticking for Spotify

<b>It's amazing to think that just 10 years ago, flat-rate digital music streaming services were a mere gleam in the eye of industry executives.</b><p>It was as recently as September 2007 that Rick Rubin, then co-head of Columbia Records, put forward the idea as a way of combating online music piracy and …

Profit

New Galaxy S8 Leak Supports Samsung's Sneaky Strategy

Samsung is going to drop the ‘S8 Edge’ name on the second Galaxy flagship handset and go with Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ as the handset . That’s the expectation now that the branding of the larger of the two S8 handsets has been leaked by Evan Blass.<p>This another fortuitous leak that will allow …

Mobile

Dozens of cyber attacks target heart of government every month, GCHQ chief warns

Britain's national security is threatened by dozens of cyber attacks every month, a security chief has said, as he warned that hackers are attempting to steal secrets from the heart of government.<p>The remarks from Ciaran Martin, a GCHQ boss, came as Chancellor Philip Hammond said hacks could bring …

Eye tracking technology will change these 4 domains

Thanks to advances and breakthroughs in hardware, software and artificial intelligence, eye tracking technology has progressed immensely in the past year, and is now drawing the attention of tech industry’s biggest players.<p>The acquisition of eye tracking companies EyeFluence and Eye Tribe by Google …

5 Best Apps for Planning Your Next Vacation

When it comes to planning trips, frequent travelers are relying more than ever on their smartphones, not only as a source of inspiration but for …

How Apps Are Helping The Traveller

Travelers are now using mobile applications for researching as well as booking their holidays. With the availability of a well developed travel app …

Expert says we are giving children the equivalent of alcohol for breakfast

That's no big deal if they're eating plain oats, but few kids are. One analysis found that four out of the 10 most popular children's cereals are …

Diabetes