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Are drug-carrying drones the future of smuggling? Probably not, DEA says

Are drones the technological drug "mules" of the future?<p>Almost certainly not, say Drug Enforcement Administration officials.<p>On Tuesday a drone carrying methamphetamine crashed in Mexico not far from the San Ysidro border crossing this week, triggering an investigation by Tijuana police and raising …

Border Crossings

Mexican Meth-Smuggling Drone Crashes Near San Diego

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a drug mule<p>In the transitory space between Mexico’s Tijuana and America’s San Ysidro, the drone flew. Six rotors carried it forward, and strapped to its body were six packets of methamphetamine, weighing more than six pounds. Discovered by Tijuana police crashed …

Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught

Frilled sharks are rarely seen denizens of the deep that resemble their dinosaur-era ancestors.<p>With its gaping, tooth-filled mouth and its slender, eel-like body, it’s not hard to see why scientists think the frilled shark may have inspired ancient tales of sea monsters. Looking like something out …

Fish

Translucent Fish Found Alive Deep Under Antarctic Ice

There's something fishy going on here<p>Think of it as finding a very cool Nemo. Scientists announced yesterday that after drilling through 2,428 feet of ice they made a lively discovery—deep under all that ice were many different fish and marine invertebrates, alive and well.<p><i>Scientific American</i>'s …

Antarctica

5 Cool Things We Just Learned About Rosetta’s Rubber Ducky Comet

Even with a missing lander, the mission is sending back primo info<p>The Rosetta mission made history last year, by being the first manmade spacecraft to ever orbit or land on a comet. Things didn't go exactly as planned, though. The lander Philae bounced around and got lost somewhere on the comet's …

Space

Goosebumps And Gas: New Data From Rosetta Probe Describes Comet

Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the hurtling hunk of dust and ice that's being tailed by an Earth-made space probe as it hurtles toward the sun,<p>We're learning more about the comet that a European Space Agency paired up with its Rosetta probe, thanks to a special issue of the journal <i>Science</i> that …

Space

Scientists 'bend' elastic waves with new metamaterials that could have commercial applications

Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered …

University of Missouri