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Laser holograms create 3D-printed objects in seconds, no layering required

How do you create complex 3D-printed objects in seconds, instead of hours or days? A team of scientists and engineers led by Lawrence Livermore …

This Viper’s Spider Tail is Guaranteed to Make You Squirm

In 1968, a group of researchers, known as the Second Street Expedition, were exploring the Zagros Mountains in Western Iran, looking for new types of …

Snake Head Pops Out of Frog's Maw in Mesmerizing Photo

One Last Scream Into The Abysssss from WTF<p>As a hapless snake vanished down the throat of a frog, the last thing it saw was likely a camera's flash, …

Scientists Have Made a Two-Dimensional Material That's Never Been Seen in Nature

Whoa.<p>A team of researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia has reportedly made a 'once-in-a-decade discovery' that will radically change …

Mass global extinction that wipes out human civilization will begin in 2100, mathematician predicts

A mass extinction which wipes out humanity will be underway by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.<p>By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our …

Climate Change

Gassy Cows Warm The Planet. Scientists Think They Know How To Squelch Those Belches

Cattle pass a lot of gas, and the methane from their flatulence and especially, their belches, is an expanding burden on the planet. The greenhouse gas has a warming potential 25 times that of carbon dioxide.<p>Livestock account for 14.5 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, with over half of that …

Cows

The TRAPPIST-1 system had enough time for life to evolve as it is older than the solar system- Technology News, Firstpost

In February 2017, NASA's Spitzer Space telescope discovered <b>seven Earth-sized planets in orbit around TRAPPIST-1</b>, an ultracool dwarf star about 40 …

Universe

Scientists raise concerns about rise of 'ghost trees'

PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. (AP) -- They’re called "ghost forests" -- dead trees along vast swaths of coastline invaded by rising seas, something scientists …

Ecology

Neill Blomkamp's newest experimental film is up on Steam and it's creepy as hell

Three alien invasion films from Oats Studio and <i>District 9</i> director are now on Steam and YouTube — and they’re looking incredibly creepy.<p>Of the three films, the latest, “Zygote,” is by far the most unsettling, featuring a titular creature that will make your skin crawl, and some pretty amazing …

Here’s what NASA could accomplish if it had the US military’s $600 billion budget

NASA has been a household name for Americans since the '60s when it achieved the seemingly impossible, landing humans on the Moon.<p>Since then, NASA has explored other alien surfaces like, Mars and Saturn's moon Titan, as well as flown by every planet in our solar system.<p>It has achieved so much on a …

Space Science

‘Logan Lucky’ Footage: Steven Soderbergh Unleashes A Very Wacky Daniel Craig Performance — Watch

Steven Soderbergh's knack for getting actors to perform way against type is still intact.<p>Daniel Craig is best known for donning the suave looks and …

Siblings

Mike Pence Touches NASA Equipment Labeled 'Do Not Touch', Becomes Instant Meme

Vice President Mike Pence made a big mistake during his tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center yesterday. He touched a piece of critical space flight …

Scientists Map the Receptor That Makes Weed Work

Add marijuana to humans, and you get some fairly predictable results: euphoria, hunger, introspection, anxiety, and a whole panoply of other effects. …

Cannabis

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Keep yourself clean virtually anywhere with this portable shower

The Helio Pressure Shower provides a foot pump system to create pressure inside a water carrier so the hose can spray like a shower head anywhere.

Portable

Rare 'bright nights' mystery solved by Canadian scientists

It's a phenomenon that's been noted throughout history: bright nights when you could read even though there was no illumination from the moon, …

From Trump to string theory and supernovas: five science lectures to expand your mind

Jeffrey Sachs<p><b>Surviving Trump and overcoming climate change:</b> American economist Jeffrey Sachs ponders on some of the greatest threats facing …

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

NASA wants to probe Uranus in search of gas

We hear a lot about Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and that’s because we have extremely fancy hardware floating around and, in some cases, cruising on …

Giant turkeys roamed Australia two million years ago, study finds

Scientists have discovered that Australia was once inhabited by a variety of giant birds – including a kangaroo-sized flying turkey – which roamed the continent more than two million years ago.<p>The finding was based on an analysis of fossils and bones found in 1880 which have long been thought to …

Evolving With a Little Help From Our Friends

A new theory suggests that cooperation between a host and its microbes may be a significant evolutionary force.<p>You could call it Seth Bordenstein’s …

15 best items for those who are obsessed with outer space

Outer space is a polarizing concept. Some people are terrified, while others can't get enough.<p>Consider this a little tribute to those of you who are …

NASA to launch first-ever neutron-star mission

Nearly 50 years after British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell discovered the existence of rapidly spinning neutron stars, NASA will launch the world's …

A controversial trial wants to bring people back to life using stem cells

But in one study expected to launch later this year, scientists hope to use stem cells in a new, highly controversial way — to reverse death.<p>The idea of the trial, run by Philadelphia-based Bioquark, is to inject stem cells into the spinal cords of people who have been declared clinically …

Stem Cells

130 million-year-old skull of unknown marine reptile species found in Russia

The new species has been dubbed Luskhan itilensis, meaning the Master Spirit.<p>Paleontologists have found the remains of an unknown type of …

A Powerful Energy Beam in Space Seems to Exceed the Speed of Light

A Fascinating Cosmic Q-Tip<p>In the Galaxy M87 (which was created when two other galaxies merged), a jet of hot plasma — caused by gas being sucked into …

Sealander’s Little $22,000 Camper Is Also a Boat

The joke goes that Germans are invariably concerned to an extreme degree with efficiency — everything designed in their country is overthought, …

Campers

Lava oceans and ruby rains: Five of the most bizarre exoplanets ever found

There are planets where it rains rocks, planets where the wind whips around at seven times the speed of sound and planets where one year can last …

A 27-year-old who saves 65% of his income shares his 7 best tips for traveling on a budget

More than 10 years later and the 27-year-old's net worth is $170,500 and counting . It's all part of a plan to retire by age 37 , but he's not depriving himself to get there, he says.<p>He's currently earning a salary of $80,000 as a financial analyst in Minneapolis and saving about 65% of his …

Times Square

A 130,000-Year-Old Mastodon Threatens to Upend Human History

In 1993, construction workers building a new freeway in San Diego made a fantastic discovery. A backhoe operator scraped up a fossil, and scientists …