Gerald Vanwormer

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The Latest: Watchdog group says it will sue President Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>8:20 p.m.<p>A legal watchdog group says it will file a lawsuit alleging that …

Donald Trump

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

Watch NASA test-fire the most powerful rocket booster ever built

In the coming decades, NASA is planning to lasso an asteroid and eventually launch a manned mission to Mars thanks to the firepower of its new Space Launch System, which is basically the polite name for what would be better called "this kick-ass new monster we built."<p>While the SLS and its huge …

Electrifying secrets behind killer eels

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES (Reuters and Vanderbilt University) - Researchers have started to unravel the mysteries of how eels hunt, shock, and kill their prey. The findings come at the end of a nine-month study of the way in which the electric eel uses high-voltage electrical discharges …

Biology

These Jerboas Look Like Real Life Pokemon

Jerboas are technically desert dwelling rodents who live primarily in Northern Africa and Asia, but let's face it- they might actually be the cutest …

A Chimera Apple And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Dust Storms

Facebook's DeepFace aims to see you for who you really are

Facebook is working on artificial intelligence software called DeepFace that is capable of matching faces in images with nearly the same accuracy as humans.<p>The social network's DeepFace system uses a 3D modeling technique to detect faces, and crop and warp them so that they face front, a method …

Google paints Vancouver sky with giant web browser

Google's creative director Aaron Koblin and artist Janet Echelman have collaborated to create an interactive sculpture called <i>Unnumbered Sparks</i> that …

Google’s Konami Code Easter Egg Unlocks ‘Cheat Mode’

The Konami Code strikes again. Go to a Google search bar and using voice, search for “Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right.” And just like that, you’ll have unlimited free Google searches.<p>Of course this is tongue-in-cheek. It’s just the latest hidden gem discovered within Google’s …

This Is A 3D Printed Kayak

Ever wanted to buy a boat but couldn’t swing the cost? Well, print one. That’s what the guy behind Grass Roots Engineering did.<p>The kayak consists of 28 separate sections joined together with machined bolts and a bit of silicon. It’s water tight and actually floats. It took 42 days to print at a …

Elon Musk Is About To Launch The Heaviest Rocket In Existence — And Yes, It Can Reach Mars

Put another way, this one ship has the liftoff thrust equivalent of <i>15</i> Boeing 747s tied together and running at full power.<p>Only one other rocket has been heavier than the Falcon Heavy will be, SpaceX claims. That was NASA's Saturn V ship, which carried the Apollo and Skylab missions into space from …

Space Travel

Flawed diamonds pick up on tiny magnetic fields

Flawed but colorful diamonds are among the most sensitive detectors of magnetic fields known today, allowing physicists to explore the minuscule …

Almost snack time for our galaxy’s supermassive black hole

Telescopes around the world are turning to our galaxy’s center, to watch our Milky Way’s supermassive black hole consume a gas cloud.<p>Astronomers have …

Far More than a Hole in the Ground

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p>The simulator at the Meteor Crater Museum really did look like that—complete with arcade game buttons that allowed you to end worlds. Earth, the Moon, and Venus were the available targets for …

Geology

Radar Will Scan NYC Park For A Buried Luxury Bomb Shelter From 1964

We want to believe.<p>Is the Underground Home still underground? The New York City Parks Department doesn't think so, but others do. The home, built as an exhibit for the 1964-1965 World's Fair held in New York, has ardent fans who think it's still buried underneath the city's Flushing Meadows-Corona …

Everything You Need to Know About Dream Chaser, America's Next Space Plane

Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president and head of SNC's Space Systems, has a better than front-row seat for America's historic private space movement—he's a player on the main stage. Sirangelo heads one of three companies that is designing spacecraft to bring humans into orbit for NASA.<p>You …

Invisibility cloak makes cat and fish vanish

Leaf me alone: ancient insect blended in with foliage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sometimes it is better not to be noticed.<p>A fossil stick insect referred to as Cretophasmomima melanogramma, in Inner Mongolia at the Jehol locality, a site from the Cretaceous period (L), and a plant fossil, Membranifolia admirabilis (R) are pictured in this handout photo …