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Watch A B-2 Bomber Refuel And Return To Stealth Mode [Video]

Secret compartments for vital functions<p>Stealth aircraft are defined by their smooth edges and deliberate angles. While this provides a sleek aesthetic, it's not very conducive to re-fueling during flight. Mid-air refueling requires some form of fuel intake valve on the plane for receiving …

Aviation

Car-Size Stingray May Be World’s Largest Freshwater Fish

A giant freshwater stingray caught and released in Thailand provides new insight on threatened species.<p>Scientists working in Thailand’s Mae Klong River made a <i>big</i> find last week: an enormous stingray that they think is a contender for the largest freshwater fish ever documented by researchers.<p>The …

Saturn Moon Just Got More Interesting in Hunt for Alien Life

Particles spewed from its ice-encrusted ocean hint at the same kind of chemistry that might have jump-started Earth’s biology.<p>Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus has tantalized scientists for years as a place where life could exist (in theory), and the case is now stronger with new evidence of hot springs …

Oceans yield 1,500 new creatures, many others lurk unknown | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists identified almost 1,500 new creatures in the world’s oceans last year, including a humpbacked dolphin and a giant jellyfish, and reckon that most species of marine life are yet to be found.<p>The experts publishing their findings on Thursday listed a total of 228,450 marine …

Zoology

Suit Up With These 3 Pieces of Bulletproof Clothing

Just try to keep them in one piece this time, 007<p>If you're a businessperson traveling to dangerous regions--or you are, perhaps, a tuxedo-wearing superspy--you probably want to stay safe <i>and</i> stylish at the same time. That's a tall order, but it's one that can be met with a few pieces of bulletproof …

Coats

Sun Unleashes Its First X-Class Monster Flare of 2015

The sun unleashed its first super-powerful flare of the year on Wednesday, and the intense eruption was aimed directly at Earth, space weather experts say.<p>The monster X-class solar flare, the strongest category of sun storms, originated from a sunspot known as Active Region 12297 and peaked at …

Astronomy

Cyclops Submersible Brings Deep-Water Exploration to the 21st Century

"I wanted to be the first man on Mars, and then I realized all the undiscovered species are here, in the ocean."<p>That's how former jet pilot and aspiring space traveler Stockton Rush came to found OceanGate, a company in the Pacific Northwest that on Wednesday unveiled a brand-new manned submersible …

University of Washington

NASA Testing Out Company's Air Traffic Control System For Drones

Keeping on an eye on your machine when it can't be seen<p>It’s hard to imagine a future of flying robots in a world where every single drone needs a specific human pilot. The FAA’s new drone rules, released earlier this year, offer a lot of promise for the drone industry, but they come with one huge …

Drones

Fenway Is Using Black Sand To Melt Away Monster Amounts Of Snow

Time to throw baseballs, not snowballs<p>Boston is two inches away from setting a local record for the most amount of snow in a single winter. But even with more of the white curse predicted for this weekend, thoughts in the Northeast are slowly turning towards spring. And for Boston, that means one …

Boston Red Sox