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ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back of Obama-era internet privacy rules. Starting today, you can try out the company's VPN service, which was in beta testing by 10,000 initial users for a year, …

Researchers can now desalinate seawater with the power of the Sun

One of the oldest means of extracting potable liquid from seawater involves distillation, basically boiling the water into steam and then cooling the purified vapor in condensation tubes. Problem is, this method is incredibly power intensive with nearly half of the input energy going towards just …

The Pacific Ocean Is One Step Closer to Being Almost Totally Debris-Free

Cleanup Efforts<p>Human-created pollution is not a minor threat to our oceans, but a massive and worsening issue. The biggest example, literally, is the …

How an Accidental 'Kill Switch' Slowed Friday's Massive Ransomware Attack

Amid a desperate situation Friday in which hundred of thousands of ransomware attacks pelted computers in nearly 100 countries, one stroke of good …

Festival of the Fireflies

Next month is the annual "Festival of the Fireflies" in the Great Smoky Mountains. to get you "fired" up, I thought I would share a video that was …

Nature

One of Jupiter's asteroid 'moons' is orbiting backwards

As a rule, you can safely assume that moons and asteroids will all orbit in the same direction. If they didn't, interactions with their host would likely send them flying off course. However, it's now clear that there are exceptions to this rule: researchers have discovered that an asteroid is …

NASA Finalizes The Design For Their New Z-2 Spacesuit

Boasting patches for increased visibility, 3D-printed hardware ergonomically-designed for each individual astronaut, and much, much more, NASA's Z-2 space suit is the newest evolution in space fashion.<p>Images via NASA<p>The Anthropometry and Biomechanics facility at NASA has revealed details on their …

When Canadian Scientists Were Muzzled by Their Government

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Less than a month into the Trump presidency, and the forecast for science seems ominous.<p>Scientists at federal agencies have been hit with gag orders preventing them from communicating their findings, or in some cases, attending scientific conferences. Social media …

Nasa's Jupiter flyby is a confidence booster

Following last year’s computer glitch, Juno has successfully gathered data on the composition of the planet’s atmosphere<p>Nasa’s Juno spacecraft has skimmed past Jupiter’s north and south pole, returning data on the giant planet and its atmosphere.<p>The flyby took place on 2 February at 12:57 GMT. …

Man asks friends to send him anywhere in the world — here's what happened

Losing your job is never good, but one man turned his layoff into a life-changing adventure.<p>Alex Strand found himself unemployed in December after his company, the camera maker GoPro, shut down his entire division.<p>The 32-year-old media producer, who lives in San Francisco, knew he’d have to look …

Microchips lined with live human cells could save lab rats everywhere

Human Organs-on-Chips are microchips lined with human cells that replicate the way real human organs function.<p>The technology was designed by the Wyss …

Young couple gave up drinking so they could fund epic year long journey around the world

This loved up couple gave up drinking and partying so they could fulfill their dream of travelling the world.<p>Jess Roberts and Nathan Basista, …

Italy crews work through night after avalanche hits hotel

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews who reached the four-star mountain resort on skis found only eerie silence Thursday after a huge avalanche …

Natural Disasters

Elon Musk Just Shared a Stunning Falcon Rocket Launch Photo

Elon Musk just doesn’t sleep. At around midnight Pacific time, the SpaceX CEO posted a picture to his Instagram of a Falcon rocket ready for takeoff. …

Entry is Free to Canada's National Parks in 2017

01 of 06<p>Banff National Park<p>Canada's first national park is arguably also its most beautiful. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, …

National Parks

7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin Built a Hedge Fund's Brain

Richard Craib is a 29-year-old South African who runs a hedge fund in San Francisco. Or rather, he doesn't run it. He leaves that to an artificially …

The feds just gave batteries and rooftop solar panels access to big-time energy markets

Distributed energy will be able to play in wholesale energy markets. That’s a big deal.<p>Given the state of US politics, it’s safe to say that very few people are paying attention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) right now — even fewer than usual, I mean.<p>However, in its quiet and …

Creating the world's largest marine preserve and what it means for fishing, climate research

Last week, an agreement was reached by 24 nations and the European Union to establish the world's largest marine protected area, in the Ross Sea in …

What lies beneath: As earth warms, diseases within permafrost become a bigger worry

<b>FILE - In this July 21, 2011, file photo, an iceberg floats in the sea near Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Island, Greenland. Greenhouse gases more powerful than carbon dioxide are the focus of a global gathering this week in Rwanda, with Secretary of State John Kerry expected to arrive Thursday, Oct. 13,</b> …

Global Warming

Diver may have found 'lost nuke' missing since cold war off Canada coast

Sean Smyrichinsky thought he saw a UFO when he encountered object that may have been abandoned by an American bomber before crash in British Columbia<p>The Canadian navy will be heading to the coast of British Columbia to investigate claims that a diver may have come across “the lost nuke” – a Mark IV …

British Columbia

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If you can never find any good movies on Netflix, try this new service

Netflix's selection of the top movies ever made, at least by IMDB ratings, has gone down in the last two years by a substantial amount. And Netflix is simply not producing quality original films at the same rate it is TV shows (though it is reportedly dropping $90 million for a new Will Smith …

Die Hard

Gigantic rings around exoplanet reversed direction | Cosmos

<b>An exoplanet's huge rings may orbit in the</b> opposite direction to the planet's rotation around its star.<p>Steven Rieder from the RIKEN Advanced …

CERN Physicist's Fertility Algorithm Prevents Unwanted Pregnancy With 99.5% Efficacy

A New Track<p>Back in 2012, a team at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) found the elusive Higgs-Boson particle. While an impressive feat, it does raise …

Higgs Boson

Perfect Lineup of Satellites Finds 'Missing Link' in Aurora Mystery

For the first time, the bright, shimmering auroras that dance across the sky have been directly linked to specific disturbances in Earth's magnetic …

Juno images reveal that Jupiter’s poles are unlike anything NASA imagined

Dipping as close as 2,500 miles above Jupiter’s clouds, NASA’s Juno spacecraft snapped the first images of the gas giant’s north pole, and some of …

Man aims to run in all 59 national parks, looks for friends (and love?) on the way

Many people dream of quitting their office job and going on the run. One man recently left New York City to do just that.<p>Bill Sycalik is taking a long break from ordinary life to run a marathon in all 59 U.S. national parks. The 45-year-old left his management consulting job and Queens apartment in …

National Parks

This BBC documentary is the spookiest thing you'll see today

Since the 1970s, thousands of people across the globe have reported hearing a strange humming sound incessantly pulsating in their ears – and we’re not talking about tinnitus.<p>In fact, some claim the weird sound has persisted for so long that it has started driving them nuts, disturbing their …