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Der einsamste Wal der Welt

Seit einem Vierteljahrhundert durchstreift ein Wal den Pazifik, völlig allein. Weil "52" anders singt als alle anderen, antwortet ihm niemand. Nun …

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters.<p>For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.<p>Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as …

Daylight Savings Time

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Comic Strips

Fastest Star in the Milky Way Found Zipping Out of Galaxy

It’s blasting away at astonishing speed—and it could help solve a cosmic mystery.<p>This animation shows how one star in a pair could get revved up to high speed when its partner goes supernova. NASA, ESA, and P. Ruiz Lapuente (University of Barcelona); Cut and colored by S. Geier.<p>A star is racing out …

Universe

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Art

Astronomers Find a Long-Lost Ocean on Mars

The ancient sea covered a fifth of the planet's surface, to a depth of at least a mile.<p>Astronomers using some of the world's most powerful telescopes have determined that an ocean at least a mile deep covered a significant fraction of the Martian surface four billion years ago.<p>The research, …

Space Travel

Many Animals—Including Your Dog—May Have Horrible Short-Term Memories

Dogs may forget an event less than two minutes after it happened, according to a new study.<p>The next time your dog happily greets an old friend, remember this: Your pup likely can't remember the last time they met.<p>We often say someone has "a memory like an elephant," or, if it's a forgetful person, …

Wild Panda Population Up Dramatically in China, Government Says

Experts question exact figures but say upward trend is valid.<p>The population of endangered wild giant pandas has risen some 17 percent in just over a decade, the Chinese government reported this week, news that a major wildlife group cites as evidence that the famous mammal, a cultural icon for …

Wölfe in Deutschland 2015: Verbreitung & Gefahren

Anzeige<p>Es sollte ein harmloser Spaziergang werden. An einem sonnigen Freitagnachmittag im Februar geht Anja Nowak mit ihrem Golden Retriever „Sam“ …

Natur

How machine learning will fuel huge innovation over the next 5 years

Machine learning is coming into a golden age, and with it we’re seeing an awakening of possibilities formerly reserved for science fiction.<p>Machine learning (ML) is a computer’s way of learning from examples, and it’s one of the most useful tools we have for the construction of artificial …

Machine Learning

Das Bento Lunch Buch

Das Bento Lunch Buch ist ein illustriertes Kochbuch über die Japanische Lunchbox Was unterscheidet die japanische Lunchbox von unseren westlichen …

Die Schlussstrich-Befürworter

• Eine Studie der Bertelsmann-Stiftung sagt: 81 Prozent der Deutschen möchten die Geschichte der Judenverfolgung "hinter sich lassen".<br>• Gleichzeitig …

Meet the Last Speaker of a Dying Language

Language Learning

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Art

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

Die Ära der selbstfahrenden Autos beginnt | DW | 06.01.2015

Und wieder einmal geht es mit der Technologie schneller als man denkt. Während noch darüber diskutiert wird, ob man selbstfahrende Autos braucht oder …

Digital

Sauerstoff-Rätsel der Urerde gelöst?: Eisen könnte die Sauerstoff-Produktion der urzeitlichen Cyanobakterien ausgebremst haben

Vor drei Milliarden Jahren hätten wir auf der Erde keine Überlebenschance gehabt. Denn die Erdatmosphäre enthielt damals weniger als ein Promille …

Astronomie

Warming up their capybara buns >> photo: http://bit.ly/1BBt5Tm

Rekord-Ausbrüche von "unserem" schwarzen Loch: Hundertfach erhöhte Röntgen-Aktivität im Zentrum der Milchstraße registriert

Das Zentrum der Milchstraße ist normalerweise vor unserem Blick verborgen: Dichte Staub- und Gaswolken verhindern Beobachtungen im sichtbaren Bereich …

Nachrichten

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

Zwei Spiegelbilder der Erde?

Exoplaneten Zwei Spiegelbilder der Erde?<p>Aktualisiert am 06.01.2015-19:16<p>Amerikanische Astronomen haben mit Hilfe des Weltraumteleskops Kepler gleich …