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Feeding the gods: Hundreds of skulls reveal massive scale of human sacrifice in Aztec capital

The priest quickly sliced into the captive's torso and removed his still-beating heart. That sacrifice, one among thousands performed in the sacred …

This ancient Chinese tomb held a royal, her extinct ape — and a warning

A long-forgotten species of ape has been found buried in a 2,300-year-old tomb. It's a type of gibbon, which scientists named <i>Junzi imperialis</i>. Gibbons are the smallest apes, chatty and as lanky-limbed as Kermit the Frog. They're also more closely related to humans than they are to any monkey.<p>And …

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A Star Photographer Breaks Down The Rules For Epic Landscape Pictures

Humans love photography. There is a natural human drive to capture images of those things we find beautiful or emotionally impactful. We fill albums and frames with pics and keep them where we can reflect on the images as we move through our days. We pay to enter galleries and museums full of …

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Jon Stewart Creating Animated News Parody Series for HBO

The former Daily Show host will use simple animation to comment on news in real time.<p>Last fall, Jon Stewart signed a production deal with HBO, as …

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Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

Biology

Harvard Research Shows How the Cerebellum Regulates Thoughts

In 1504, Leonardo da Vinci made wax castings of the human brain and coined the term <i>cerebellum</i> (Latin for “little brain”) to describe two small brain …

Women fall in love more easily with men who are good storytellers

Everyone loves a good story, but can a good story lead to love?<p>Storytelling is a fundamental form of communication, and research has demonstrated the power of narratives to change minds and influence behavior.<p>For example, personal narratives are often used in advertising and health campaigns, and …

Gender

They're 400,000 strong and the Pentagon sees them as an emerging threat

The Pentagon, the world's largest user of drones, has posted a new policy on signs outside the mammoth five-sided building: No Drone Zone.<p>The signs, complete with a red slash through an image of a quadcopter drone, reflect America's growing concern about the proliferation of the small, inexpensive …

Drone racing: Nascar in the sky

The United Arab Emirates already appeals to fans of horse racing. Now, the rich Gulf state wants to be known for a different type of spectator sport: drone racing.<p>Beginning Friday, 32 pilots will race in the inaugural World Drone Prix, whipping their remote-controlled aerial vehicles around a …

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

Dark Matter

Star Wars steals the show in Parrot and MyMiniFactory 3D printable drone design challenge

Mar 19, 2016 | By Kira<p>The votes are in and the winners have been announced in <b>Parrot and MyMiniFactory’s 3D printed Drone Accessory Design Challenge</b>. …

This drone claims to be the world's smallest

A drone and controller combo so small it can fit in your pocket? That's the promise of Wallet Drone, a new mini-quadcopter and controller/docking station combo on Indiegogo that's no bigger than a typical wallet.<p>The idea of a mini-quadcopter isn't new -- there are several such devices already …

Gamified drones will be one of the biggest toy trends of the year

NEW YORK — Drones have been a hot but controversial topic in the tech space for quite some time, but following the trend of whatever's popular among …

Miniature fuel cell to keep drones aloft for over an hour and phones charged for a week

Drones are being utilized in everything from parcel delivery to search and rescue, but their limited flight times are restricting their ability to …

Drones revolutionize ecological monitoring

Lead author Jarrod Hodgson, who carried out the research while at Monash (and who is now at the University of Adelaide), explained how the research …

Drone Nearly Hits Passenger Jet in Los Angeles

A drone nearly hit a passenger jet preparing to land in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.<p>The Los Angeles <i>Times</i> reported that a Lufthansa A380-800 jet …

A security expert said he could hack into San Francisco's $35,000 police drones from a mile away

Unfortunately, that notion is something of a reality — at least according to one hacker who says he's capable of commandeering a very expensive, very high-tech quadcopter from over a mile away.<p>On Wednesday's RSA security conference in San Francisco, security researcher Nils Rodday revealed a number …

San Francisco

This 3D Printed Drone Can Wait Underwater And Launch From The Sea

Release the CRACUNS!<p>Under the sea, it lay dreaming. The body, printed from machines, sealed carefully, still functioned. It survived one month under water, then two. The salt did nothing to stop it. It simply was, a waiting state of being. And then, with a flick of a switch and a sent command, it …

Unmanned Aircraft

Pentagon Reveals It Used Drones Over The United States

For totally lawful purposes, it assures us<p>Drones are built for spying. Slow, high-flying, and able to stay in the air sometimes for a full day, they’re most often used by the American military abroad, hunting for insurgents and trying to track the movements of terrorist networks. Yet all that …

Don't Want Drones Over Your Home? Try NoFlyZone

If you’re worried about drones flying over your home, there’s a new option besides scanning the sky and picking them off with a BB gun.<p>NoFlyZone lets you establish a geofenced perimeter over your property and a number of drone hardware and software firms have already said they’ll comply.<p>So far, the …

No Fly Zone

Battle of the drones: the little guys taking on the tech giants

Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Guardian<p>Former musician Alex Hardy makes drones for Hollywood; a client in the Gulf wants to use one as an aerial platform for his …

Why are millennials so anxious? | Rose Bretécher, Ronnie Joice and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Anxiety seems to be a common complaint among Generation Y. Our writers discuss contributing factors such as underlying instability around housing and careers<p>For me anxiety is uncertainty – the physical and emotional sensation that something bad might happen, out of my control. Young people feeling …

3 Most Common Conceptual Mistakes Screenwriters Make

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Filmmaking

The GOP’s entire identity is based on a lie: How the Obama presidency exposed Republican deficit delusions

<b>(Jewel Samad)</b><p>For six years, Republicans have pilloried Obama for out-of-control spending. But there’s one big problem with that<p>Bob Cesca<p>October 16, 2015 6:50pm (UTC)<p>Following the first Democratic debate, Fox News and the broader conservative ecosystem erupted in a coordinated effort to paint the …

Colorado's best scenic drives

Colorado has 25 nationally designated Scenic & Historic Byways, and a number of mind-blowing drives that didn’t make the list, but should definitely make yours. Some will take all day and have you discussing the blows of history and time; others are short hops to lonely mountain passes that are …