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Inventor Develops Synthetic 'Leaf' That Produces Oxygen

Julian Melchiorri, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, claims to have developed a silk leaf that could create oxygen for space travel as well as …

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Methane release likely caused mystery crater on Yamal peninsula

A science team measured methane concentrations up to 50,000 times standard levels inside the crater.<p><b>UPDATE July 31, 2014.</b> Stories are popping up fast …

Where Life Is: The Search for a Planet Like Ours

The hunt for Earth-like planets is hampered by funding issues, but scientists still believe.<p>Residents of the Pacific Northwest sometimes refer to the region as “God’s Country,” not for the ceaseless rain that soaks the land from October until May, but for those few glorious summer months when the …

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Astronomers have discovered a rocky planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size. This discovery has planet …

Paul Nicklen: Swimming With Monsters

An assignment that calls for photographing surfers—from underwater—demands that a few survival techniques are learned first. After all, thousands of people, even experienced surfers, have drowned in the pounding surf of Hawaii’s coastline.<p>As an experienced ice diver with hundreds of immersions in …

Lost Egyptian City Thonis-Heracleion Revealed After 1,200 Years Under Sea

The city, also called Thonis, disappeared beneath the Mediterranean around 1,200 years ago and was found during a survey of the Egyptian shore at the …

Venezuelan Lightning Storm Lasts 180 Days A Year, 10 Hours A Night In The SAME PLACE

Witness the Catatumbo everlasting lightning storm. This is, apparently, the single biggest generator of tropospheric ozone in the world.<p>This …

The Revolutionary Quantum Computer That May Not Be Quantum at All

<b>Google owns a</b> lot of computers—perhaps a million servers stitched together into the fastest, most powerful artificial intelligence on the planet. But …

Giant Ant Colony Excavated, You Won’t Believe What They Build Underground

This abandoned ant colony revealed how genius these tiny creatures are.<br>Ants live underground – we usually see a relatively small exit on the surface. …

Lost Camera From 2012 Shipwreck Returned With Photos Intact

Paul Burgoyne thought he'd lost a set of precious photos forever after he was rescued from a shipwreck off Vancouver Island in 2012.<p>"We spread my mom and dad's ashes in Lake of the Woods, Ontario. That was a group of family photos from that event," he told the CBC.<p>But thanks to a team of university …

9 Things You Never Knew About The Shawshank Redemption

DID YOU READ<p>Frank Darabont’s 1994 drama, based on a Stephen King novel, is one of the most critically acclaimed prison movies of all time. But there …

London's Iconic Shard Skyscraper Was Just Hit By Lightning And The Images Are Surreal

The Shard, a famous skyscraper in London, was hit by lightning on Thursday during a storm.<p>Weather Channel meteorologist Tim Ballisty and others have been tweeting out an intense-looking photo originally posted on the Twitter feed of London company AIA Worldwide.<p>Check it out:<p>Here's another …

Another 12 Mind-Blowing Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

Assuming you've already powered through our previous collection of 12 mind-blowing documentaries to watch on Netflix, we've pulled together another set for your non-fiction viewing pleasure. Please binge-watch accordingly.<p><b>"Shenandoah"</b><p>In depicting the story of four high school boys who murdered a …

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15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Inflation picks up as U.S. consumer price index rises 0.3% in April

The cost of living climbed in April at the quickest pace since last summer, a sign that the economy may be picking up speed.<p>The consumer price index rose 0.3% last month, the biggest gain since June, the Labor Department said Thursday. Over the last 12 months, the cost of living has jumped 2%, an …

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APOD: Orange Sun Sparking (2014 May 06) Image Credit & Copyright: Alan Friedman (Averted Imagination) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140506.html Explanation: Our Sun has become quite a busy place. Taken only two weeks ago, the Sun was captured sporting numerous tumultuous regions including active sunspot regions AR 2036 near the image top and AR 2038 near the center. Only four years ago the Sun was emerging from an unusually quiet Solar Minimum that had lasted for years. The above image was recorded in a single color of light called Hydrogen Alpha, inverted, and false colored. Spicules cover much of the Sun's face like a carpet. The gradual brightening towards the Sun's edges is caused by increased absorption of relatively cool solar gas and called limb darkening. Just over the Sun's edges, several filamentary prominences protrude, while prominences on the Sun's face are seen as light streaks. Possibly the most visually interesting of all are the magnetically tangled active regions containing relatively cool sunspots, seen as white dots. Currently at Solar Maximum -- the most active phase in its 11-year magnetic cycle, the Sun's twisted magnetic field is creating numerous solar "sparks" which include eruptive solar prominences, coronal mass ejections, and flares which emit clouds of particles that may impact the Earth and cause auroras. One flare two years ago released such a torrent of charged particles into the Solar System that it might have disrupted satellites and compromised power grids had it struck planet Earth. http://www.avertedimagination.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140506 #APOD

Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA

You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- <i>1,000 years</i> ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in many cases according to researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The aptly-named GPS or …

Drones Banned in Yosemite National Park by National Park Service

If you had been planning on taking a trip to Yosemite with your drone for some unique shots of the park, it appears that you have missed your window …

Lightroom for iPad, the Future of Mobile Editing?

Adobe just extended Lightroom’s applications with the launch of an iPad app. Called Lightroom Mobile, it brings a lean set of image editing tools to …

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Geotagged Wildlife Photos Help Poachers Kill Endangered Animals

If you care about endangered animals that are hunted for their parts, here’s something important you should keep in mind: make sure you scrub the GPS …

Astonishing Underwater Pictures Show an Unexplored Cave of Networks of Russia’s Blue Lake

Russia’s Blue Lake found close to the Caucasus Mountains, is one of the deepest kinds of lakes in the world. National Geographic photographer Viktor …

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