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This date in science: Definitive discovery of Neptune’s rings

A few days before the NASA spacecraft Voyager 2 skimmed by Neptune in 1989, it acquired images of a faint, continuous ring system encircling the …

These are the 23 most viral cats of all time

Viral in the Internet way, not the illness way...<p>Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have …

A trip down Canada’s Iceberg Alley

It’s been a banner year for iceberg sighting in Iceberg Alley, the area off northeastern Newfoundland where the Titanic struck an iceberg and went …

Mystery Solved: How Snakes Climb Trees

Wildlife<p><b>When climbing a tree, a snake thinks “safety first,” according to new research published Tuesday in Biology Letters.</b><p>Instead of gripping the tree with just enough force to keep from sliding back down, snakes overcompensate and grip with a force that far exceeds what’s necessary. Researchers …

Woe is me (or is it I?) about rules that (or is it which?) are broken

Steven Pinker (10 ‘grammar rules’ it’s ok to break (sometimes), 15 August) is critical, not without justification, of those who draw parallels with Latin usage to construct rules for English grammar. But when he says that if we follow Latin usage we should be saying “Woe is I” he might have chosen …

Your toothpaste’s fluorine was formed in a star

Next time you’re brushing you teeth, think on this: New research suggests that the fluorine in your toothpaste originates from the sun’s dead …

3D-printed implants infused with medicine to enable more effective drug delivery

A great strength of 3D-printing in the field of medicine is the ability to provide low-cost, personalized implants molded to a patient's anatomy. …

Scientists Have Figured Out How Lizards Regrow Their Tails, And That's Good News For Humans

When a lizard loses its tail, it grows back. But how?<p>Scientists have taken a big step closer to answering that question by pinpointing the genes responsible for tail regeneration. And the finding may yield important clues about how to regenerate limbs in humans.<p>For the study, the researchers took a …

The Future Of Urban Planning: Zoning For Drones

How we can make our lives with flying robots not suck.<p>A century ago, as cars first emerged into the world, cities and laws that were designed for horses suddenly had to adapt to a whole new presence in their space. Cities didn’t know how to handle these fast machines, and fatal accidents in the …

Engineers develop damage-detecting 'skin' for airplanes

Modern aircraft require lots of ground checks to ensure they're safe to fly, but researchers at BAE Systems believe they've found new hi-tech way to minimize that down time. Using tens of thousands of micro-sensors, the aerospace giant has developed a new type of "smart skin" that can detect damage …

Superwhite Beetles, Spongy Brain Models And Other Amazing Images Of This Week

Most People Download Zero Apps a Month

There is pretty much an app for everything these days, including one for ordering pot and another for clacking away on a virtual typewriter. Chances are most people have not downloaded any of them. More than 65 percent of smartphone users download exactly zero apps per month, according to …