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This ancient arachnid had a long, whippy tail - Futurity

An arachnid found in amber looks like a spider with fangs and silk-producing spinnerets. But it also has something no living spider has: a tail.

Zoology

Apple’s self-driving cars could use routes others have traveled

Apple has been working on some sort of autonomous car for a while now. The system — apparently an add-on to existing vehicles — has been seen in a research paper back in November. More plans appeared in a presentation by Carnegie Mellon professor of AI Ruslan Salakhutdinov this month. Now, …

F-15s scramble to intercept unresponsive aircraft over restricted airspace over West Palm Beach

Two F-15s caused a ‘sonic boom’ as they raced from their base in Homestead, Fla., Friday to intercept an unresponsive general aviation aircraft that flew near Palm Beach during a stay by President Trump at Mar-a-Lago.<p>The jets flew at supersonic speeds and residents were startled by the loud boom, …

NASA Releases Most Detailed Photos of Saturn’s Rings Ever Taken

NASA just released the highest resolution photographs of Saturn’s rings yet. About 1.2 billion kilometers )(746 million miles) away from Earth, …

14 underrated 2016 movies you HAVE to binge before the year is up

We’re in the last month of the year and it’s time to make some “Best of” lists. We saw SO many 2016 movies that were A+ amazing.<p>Some of these 2016 …

The ExoMars spacecraft’s crash landing may have been caused by a computer glitch

Europe and Russia’s ExoMars lander may have suffered a computer glitch during its descent to Mars last week, ultimately causing it to crash-land into the planet’s surface, <i>Nature</i> reports. As the lander fell, the mysterious software bug may have caused the vehicle to think it was closer to the ground …

Jupiter Spacecraft Detects Problem, Turns Off Camera

LOS ANGELES — A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter has hit another snag.<p>The space agency said Wednesday that Juno detected a problem, went into safe mode and shut off its cameras and instruments hours before it was supposed to pass over Jupiter's dense cloud tops.<p>Juno rebooted its onboard computer …

Astronomy

The government stopped funding the search for aliens — and this astronomer says that’s a big problem

The SETI Institute uses large radio telescopes to scan the universe for signals of intelligent alien life. Although the organization has existed for decades, it still has yet to find anything that proves we are indeed not alone.<p>However, SETI senior astronomer Seth Shostak believes the search has …

Chamber of secrets: Ancient Egyptian pyramid defense ‘machine’ protected pharaoh’s tomb from within

The reproductions of the early anti-burglary mechanism offer an insight into some of the mysteries surrounding ancient Egyptian tombs.<p>The digital …

Some Guy Stole a Human Brain and Used the Fluid to Get High

Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Long was busted after stealing a human brain, nicknaming it "Freddy," and then soaking his weed with the formaldehyde​ to give it an extra kick.<p>A Pennsylvanian man apparently trying to whip up some homemade Spice was busted getting high off embalming fluid from a stolen …

Could Zika be the next HIV?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thirty-five years ago, alert physicians in the United States spotted a new disease, caused by a virus that had been in circulation, unnoticed, for decades in people, and millennia in monkeys.<p>The virus had hit pay dirt, racing through the gay sexual revolution where one man might have sex …

Public Health

Zika Outbreak Could Last 3 Years, Scientists Estimate

The Zika virus outbreak spreading through the Americas could go on for three years, according to a new study published in the journal …

DNA from ancient skeletons suggests farming was invented multiple times in the Fertile Crescent

Scientists have discovered an ancient population of farmers from the eastern part of the Fertile Crescent, and their existence is a strong sign that agriculture was invented more than once, a new study says.<p>Bones and teeth from four human skeletons clearly show that these people were eating …

Dinosaurs More Likely Cooed Than Roared

Do you hear that sound? It’s 65 million years ago and there’s a dinosaur calling out through the wilds. But it’s not a roar. Instead new research …

North Korea threatens 'physical response' to anti-missile system

North Korea's military has said it will make a "physical response" to the US and South Korea's decision to deploy the advanced THAAD missile defense …

Reese Witherspoon Cloned Herself: This Is Real, We Will Not Be Silenced

Friday nights are a great time to kick back, reflect on the week past, and spend quality time with your family.<p>Reese Witherspoon, for example, posted …

With gold and rat heart cells, scientists make a robot stingray

Here's a critter that would be a showstopper in your aquarium: By layering rat heart cells over a gold skeleton, scientists have built tiny swimming artificial stingrays that can be driven and guided by light.<p>These little ray-bots, described in the journal Science, may offer insight into building …

NKorea: US sanctions tantamount to act of war

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that U.S. sanctions on leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials for human rights abuses are tantamount to declaring war.<p>The country's Foreign Ministry issued a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency saying the announcement …

North Korea

Saturn’s moon Titan could have the right chemistry for life

Titan, Saturn's aptly named largest moon, is exactly the kind of place we want to visit: NASA describes it as "one of the most Earth-like worlds we have found to date." It has a dense atmosphere and stable lakes and rivers.<p>Its air isn't breathable (it's almost entirely nitrogen, with a little …

Astronomy

Alton Sterling shooting: Homeless man made 911 call, source says

<b>Baton Rouge, Louisiana (CNN) —</b> A homeless man made the 911 call that brought police to the convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot dead, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Thursday.<p>Sterling was selling CDs early Tuesday outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, …

Law Enforcement

Some of the Very Best Alien Conspiracy Theories

​Gather ‘round, all you truthers, conspiracy theorists, and lizard people, for today is World UFO Day.<p>Gather 'round, all you truthers, conspiracy theorists, and lizard people, for today is World UFO Day.<p>On June 2, 1947, a US Air Force surveillance balloon (<i>or was it???</i>) crash-landed near Roswell, …

Why the Supreme Court's Ruling on Gun Ownership Is a Win for Women

It helps redefine how the courts view domestic violence.<p>On Monday, as the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling on abortion, it also gave women another reason to cheer. In <i>Voisine v. the United States</i>, the Court ruled that a 1996 federal law that bans domestic abusers from owning guns applies …

We could all be animals in an alien zoo, according to a scientist

<b>This may not be the news you want to hear, but a leading astrophysicist is convinced we’re all animals in an elaborate zoo run by aliens.</b><p>And these …

Extraterrestrial Life

Hostage crisis leaves 28 dead in Bangladesh diplomatic zone

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The hostages were given a test: recite verses from the Quran, or be punished, according to a witness. Those who passed were allowed to eat. Those who failed were tortured and slain.<p>The dramatic, 10-hour hostage crisis that gripped Bangladesh's diplomatic zone ended Saturday …

What a 99 Million Year Old Dinosaur Wing in Amber Tells Us

Everything you thought you knew about evolution and dinosaurs is about to get flipped.<p>The world’s two most adorable fossils have been recovered in …

Mounting evidence suggests 'hobbits' were wiped out by modern humans' ancestors 50,000 years ago

It might not yet be enough to convince a jury, but mounting evidence suggests ancestors of modern humans wiped out the world's only known population of hobbits.<p>A race of 3.5ft tall humans - known as "hobbits" - were using stone tools on the Indonesian island of Flores 50,000 years ago but then …

South-east Asia

Dramatic Auroras Light Up Jupiter's Poles

The aurora borealis on Earth is awe inspiring, but the auroras in Jupiter’s atmosphere are a whole other story. Not only do they cover areas larger …

Researchers Spotted Something Very Strange in the Sands of Mars

No, it’s not aliens writing messages in the sand. But there <i>is</i> something weird happening on Mars’ surface—and it’s something that hasn’t been seen …

New species of spider discovered 'next door' at the the borders of cereal fields in Spain - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The image that comes to mind when we think of new species being discovered is that of scientists sampling in remote tropical forests, where humans …