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Gaining a better understanding of the seas through citizen science

Wildlife<p>Co-authored by Erica Cirino<p>Twice a day, every day, Kera Mathes hops aboard a ship that sets off from Long Beach Harbor in California. As education specialist at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, she helps visitors aboard the ship identify the animals they see. Mathes also supervises …

Science

A contagious brain disease has hit Norway’s reindeer, and scientists are afraid of it spreading

Norway takes its reindeer seriously. Europe’s last remaining wild mountain reindeer (<i>Rangifer tarandus tarandus</i>) live in central and southern Norway. So the country’s veterinarians are naturally worried after finding a reindeer that died of a deadly and contagious brain disease—the reindeer version …

Brain Disease

Court tosses Kansas case that tried to challenge science education guidelines

Group claimed new science education violated separation of church and state.<p>A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss …

Education

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

Milt Pappas, Cagey All-Star Traded for Hall of Famer, Dies at 76

Milt Pappas, a cagey right-hander who won more than 200 big league games but whose most memorable, if unlucky, legacy is that he was traded for the future Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson in what has been considered one of the most lopsided exchanges in baseball history, died on Tuesday at …

Baseball

Prince, an Artist Who Defied Genre, Is Dead at 57

Prince, the songwriter, singer, producer, one-man studio band and consummate showman, died on Thursday at his home, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minn. He was 57.<p>His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed his death but did not report a cause. In a statement, the Carver County sheriff, Jim Olson, …

Al Gore

Why Connected Camps ROCKS for Minecraft After School

Our daughter Rachel is an avid Minecraft player. Last summer we paid to enroll her in the Connected Camps (@connectedcamps) online summer Minecraft …

Education Technology

Play 'Minecraft' in a Movie Theater With Super League Gaming (Sponsored)

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>This is a pretty slick idea – setting up a <i>Minecraft</i> server and projecting gameplay on a movie theater screen, letting teams of …

Microsoft financials: Minecraft 's doing better as Xbox revenues falter

Today Microsoft released its financial results for its third quarter of 2016, the three-month period ended March 31, 2016.<p><i>Minecraft</i> sales drove up …

High-tech scalpel makes brain surgery less risky

The "smart scalpel" developed by a researcher named David Oliva Uribe in Brussels, Belgium doesn't look or even work like a conventional scalpel. It has no edge, has a sensor-rich sphere at the tip, and instead of having the capability to cut people open, it can differentiate between cancerous …

Obama questioned on LGBT rights, Black Lives Matter in London

<b>London (CNN) —</b> London's diversity was on full display Saturday during a town hall discussion hosted by President Barack Obama, who faced questions on gay and transgender rights and offered advice to the Black Lives Matter movement during his second day in the British capital.<p>Speaking at the Royal …

Black Lives Matter

Stretch yourself – by Paul Sanders

<b>by Paul Sanders</b>There are many times that using a wide angle or telephoto lens just won’t get the results you want. They’re either too wide or too …

Landscape Photography

Twitch is handing out deodorant at PAX East

Photo credit: Dave Oshry<p>Big gaming conventions are generally pretty fantastic things—gatherings where people of all stripes can come together to …