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The Mystery of Jupiter’s Swirling Colors Is Finally Solved, Scientists Say

The answer was buried way below the surface.<p>A new study has finally offered an explanation for Jupiter’s trippy colors and unusual swirls. These …

Astronomy

Meet the $27 pen that lets you draw physical objects in midair

Whether or not you have a single artistic bone in your body, we guarantee that you will have an absolute blast with the Canbor 3D Printing Pen. This …

Printing

Spiders fly on the currents of Earth's electric field

Spiders don’t have wings, but they can fly across entire oceans on long strands of silk. For more than a century, scientists thought it was the wind …

This family just moved in to a 3D-printed home

France is famous for its wine, cheese and two-week bicycle race. Now, it's going to be known for shaking up the construction industry with 3D-printed houses.<p>Nordine and Nouria Ramdani, as well as their three children, moved in to 1,022-square-foot, four-bedroom house on June 29, according to Ouest …

Dogs Use 19 Signals to Tell Us What They Want

AnimalsDomesticated<p>These are the gestures our pets use to tell us they want food, toys, and love.<p>AnimalsDomesticated<p>Most of the time, you can tell when your dog wants your attention. Fido might roll over in an attempt to get you to scratch him, or he might paw at your leg when begging for food.<p>A …

A huge meteorite just splashed into the ocean, and scientists want to find it

Residents of Ocean Shores, Washington, were startled on the evening of March 7 when a bright flash lit up the sky and a tremendous boom rattled the …

Meditation app Calm hits a $250M valuation amid an explosion of interest in mindfulness apps

Just a few years ago, it might have been a bit of a challenge to convince investors that a mindfulness app would end up being a big business — but thanks to an increasing focus on mental health from both startups and larger companies, companies like Calm are now capturing the excitement of …

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18 Things I Want My Teenage Son To Know

As we wrap up another school year (7th and 11th grades), I can’t help but feel nostalgia, excitement, sadness and pride, all at the same time with my …

Tesla is now making 3,500 Model 3 cars per week

Tesla has been scrambling to make its goal of producing 5,000 Model 3 cars per week by July, and it appears to be making good progress... although it also has a long way to go. <i>Electrek</i> has obtained a company-wide email from Elon Musk indicating that Tesla is now reliably producing "above 500" …

Antarctica is melting faster than anyone thought, and we're not ready for the sea level rise that's coming

In the future, seas will rise far higher than they are today. The question is whether it happens quickly or slowly.<p>There's enough ice stacked on top of Antarctica to raise seas around the globe by almost 200 feet. While it takes time for major changes to occur with that much ice, Antarctica is …

Christian Louboutin wins ECJ ruling over red-soled shoes

Christian Louboutin has won a key legal case in a long-running battle to protect its signature red soles from copycats.<p>On Tuesday, the European court of justice (ECJ) ruled vanHaren, a Dutch company, had infringed the brand’s trademark by selling a range of red-soled shoes.<p>Louboutin, whose shoes …

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

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These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing.<p>As canine psychologist Stanley Coren …

The $20 billion 'umbilical cord': China unveils the world's longest sea-crossing bridge

<b>(CNN) —</b> As we drive down the eerily deserted Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the murky waters of the Pearl River Delta stretch as far as the eye can see. There is no land in sight.<p>Spanning 34 miles (55 kilometers), this is the longest sea-crossing bridge ever built. Gao Xinglin, assistant director …

Hong Kong

Elon Musk's LA tunnel is almost finished — and he's offering free rides

Elon Musk's plan to beat Los Angeles traffic is starting tosee the light at the end of the tunnel.<p>Musk, founder of the Boring Company, announced late Thursday that the tunneling startup has nearly finished building its first stretch of a Los Angeles tunnel.<p>The tunnel will be a key component of its …

Elon Musk

Monkey can't sue for copyright infringement of selfies, 9th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court decided unanimously Monday that animals may not sue for copyright protection.<p>The ruling came in the case of a monkey that took selfies with a wildlife photographer's camera. The photographer later published the photos.<p>An animal rights group sued, charging the monkey owned …

Nature Photography

Here are Mark Zuckerberg’s notes from today’s hearing

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg pulled off a smooth appearance in a joint Senate hearing today, dodging most questions while maintaining an adequately patient vibe through five hours of varied but mostly tame questioning.<p>The chief executive avoided admitting that Facebook is a publisher or a monopoly, …

Mark Zuckerberg just renounced a core piece of Silicon Valley wisdom — and it could come back to bite Facebook

"I agree we are responsible for the content [on Facebook]," CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a joint session of the United States Congress today.<p>With one short sentence, Zuckerberg rejected a long-time chestnut in Silicon Valley: that platforms aren't responsible for the content posted by users.<p>It's a line …

Silicon Valley

GoPro Appoints Eve Saltman Vice President, Corporate/Business Development and General Counsel

SAN MATEO, Calif.,April 5, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) today announced thatEve Saltmanhas been named Vice President, …

Business Development

Jordan for kids

Children are universally adored in Jordan, so you’ll find that taking the kids adds a welcome dimension to your trip. Children are instant ice breakers and will guarantee contact with local people, especially as foreign families are still something of a novelty.<p>Best Regions for Kids<p>Amman<p>Don't miss …

Jordan Facts for Kids

Most people living in Jordan are Muslim and the official state religion is Islam; yet, several places in Jordan are important to Christians. The site …

Craigslist drops dating ads after new law

<b>Classified advertising website Craigslist has closed its dating ads section in the US, in response to a new bill against sex trafficking.</b><p>The bill states that websites can now be punished for "facilitating" prostitution and sex trafficking.<p>Ads promoting prostitution and child sexual abuse have …

Child Abuse

The Truth About Fake News

When Wikipedia started to take off as a truly credible service some years ago, I believed that finally, the world was racing toward one, glorious</i> …

NASA's Hubble telescope delivers stunning new space pictures

A supercolony of 1.5 million penguins went unnoticed until now

The story of how scientists discovered a massive “supercolony” of Adélie penguins in Antarctica—which they detailed in a study published Friday (March 2)—begins in 2014, with NASA satellite imagery.<p>Heather Lynch, a professor of ecology and evolution at Stony Brook University, in New York, and …

Stony Brook University

Why Do All The Planets Orbit In The Same Plane?

Our Solar System is an orderly place, with the four inner planets, the asteroid belt, and the gas giant worlds all orbiting in the same plane around the Sun. Even as you go farther out, the Kuiper belt objects appear to line up with that same exact plane. Given that the Sun is spherical and that …

Universe

More for few or fewer for more – The Results of a Comparative Study on Pro Rata and User Centric Distribution Models

Jaa →<p>The study commissioned by Finnish music organizations explored the differences between the <i>pro rata model</i> favoring the most listened tracks and …

Royalty Inequity: Why Music Streaming Services Should Switch to a Per-Subscriber Model

Joseph Dimont<i>Volume 69, Issue 2, 675-700</i>Digital music streaming services, like Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal, currently distribute royalties based …

Streaming