Joe Toohey

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Iceland gets away with killing dozens of huge, endangered whales. Here's why.

Icelandic whalers have spent much of July ripping back the skin of 65-foot long endangered fin whales in preparation to butcher their meat.<p>Earlier …

Whales

Every Tiny Speck of Light in This Image Is a Galaxy

To help us grok the immensity of the cosmos, the European Space Agency has released a remarkable image of space in which every point is an entire …

Universe

The military is building a space plane. Now it looks to have an engine up to the task

A new generation of GPS satellites is set to launch into orbit later this year. As with other national security missions, a roughly 200-foot-tall rocket will blast the massive satellite to space, fulfilling a contract worth more than $80 million.<p>But as nations develop technology to disable or shoot …

Aviation

A 'super telescope' has captured an astounding image of the massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy

An astounding image of the massive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way has been captured by a super telescope in South Africa.<p>The clearest image yet of the centre of the Milky Way galaxy has been released from South Africa's shiny new radio telescope, MeerKAT.<p>This $330 million (R4.4 billion) …

Universe

Home to Quinoa and Açai Berries, Peru Has a New Superfood

Peru has a knack for introducing superfoods to the rest of the world. Its rich geography, which includes portions of the Andes Mountains and the …

South America

Cat that looks eerily human-like creeps out Twitter users

Twitter user Candice Russell started an interesting conversation on the social network after sharing this video of a cat on Tuesday.<p>#TNWTechSupport …

Twitter

Warner Bros. wants to build a $100-million aerial tramway to the Hollywood sign

Residents of the hilly neighborhoods surrounding the famed Hollywood sign — the symbol of Los Angeles’ signature industry — have long blamed the attraction for worsening traffic, parking nightmares and disruptive tourists.<p>Now one of the movie and television business’ biggest players, Warner Bros., …

Urban Design

Elon Musk says SpaceX is building a ‘kid-sized submarine’ to rescue trapped soccer team

Made out of a Falcon 9’s liquid oxygen transfer tube<p>Just days after engineers from SpaceX and the Boring Company traveled to Thailand to assist with the rescue of a soccer team trapped in the Tham Luang cave complex, CEO Elon Musk says that they are working on a “tiny, kid-size submarine” …

Tesla

Boeing's planned hypersonic airliner could fly from NYC to London in two hours

The ultra-fast plane would be capable of flying five times the speed of sound.<p>Boeing has unveiled plans for what could be the world’s first hypersonic airliner, a sleek, futuristic-looking craft that the Seattle-based company said would be capable of flying five times the speed of sound, or about …

Aviation

DARPA's Amazing Reconfigurable Wheel Tracks Go From Wheel To Track In Two Seconds Flat

The experimental technology looks to solve one of the biggest conundrums of mechanized warfare.<p>Youtube Screencap<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's …

Carnegie Mellon University

World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one …

University of Michigan

Nobody Wants Elvis Presley's Sad Old Airplane

About a year ago, my colleague David Tracy discovered that a 1962 Lockheed Jetstar once owned by Elvis Presley, <i>the</i> Elvis, was for sale and “as swanky …

Music

The Really Surprising Thing People Get Wrong In Retirement — and 4 Steps to Overcome It

Is it possible we're spending too little?<p>Saving money can be difficult. But spending it? That part was supposed to be easy for retirees who’ve spent …

Retirement

Kilauea eruption: As many as 700 homes destroyed on Hawaii's Big Island

Loading...<p><b>PUNA, BIG ISLAND, HAWAII</b> -<p>Hundreds of homes have been destroyed and thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate over the past month …

Florida pet owners wary of deadly toads after heavy rains

Loading...<p>Recent heavy rains across Florida are good for yards and snapping droughts, but they also set up a possible lethal hazard for pets, WPLG …

Pull Quote

Culture & Exploration<p>While trapped inside Mexico's Sistema Huautla by torrential flooding, cavers and scientists discovered new connections—expanding the map of the Western Hemisphere's deepest cave.<p>Katie Graham was trying to escape the cave she’d been trapped inside with her teammates for the past …

Costa Rica

Amazon Map Tracker lets you follow your package delivery in real time

The feature is rolling out to more users now<p>Amazon Map Tracker, a feature the company quietly introduced last month, has started expanding to more users in the US, as noted by <i>Android Police</i> and confirmed by <i>CNET</i>. The feature gives you a real-time map of your Amazon package delivery as it’s in …

Johns Hopkins using high-tech computers to treat more people and predict patient volume

On July 25, 2017, Rodney Matthews had gotten off work and was headed to a day spa to buy his wife a birthday gift. He was checking out when he …

These Uber Air ‘Skyport’ concepts look straight out of Star Wars

For both eVTOL and speeder bikes alike<p>If Uber is to get its “flying taxi” service off the ground, it will need dozens of launchpads and landing sites on rooftops around cities as a supportive infrastructure. At the ride-hailing company’s second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles, six …

TV shows

A Criminal Gang Used a Drone Swarm To Obstruct an FBI Raid

And that’s just one of the ways bad guys are putting drones to use, law enforcement officials say.<p>DENVER, Colorado — Last winter, on the outskirts of …

French museum discovers half of its collection are fakes

A state-owned French art museum has discovered that more than half of its collection consists of worthless fakes and experts fear that other public galleries may also be stuffed with forgeries.<p>An art historian raised the alarm after noticing that paintings attributed to Etienne Terrus showed …

New species of 'exploding ants' discovered in Southeast Asia

Fifteen new species of “exploding ants” – including one entirely new to science – have been discovered in Southeast Asia, Gizmodo reported, citing the results of a survey published Thursday in the science journal ZooKeys.<p>These new species, dubbed “Colobopsis explodens” are capable of rupturing …

The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.<p>Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but it was only in the 1960s that scientists realized the scale of the volcano — it's 44 miles across — and not until the 1980s did they grasp that this …

New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction

Over the past 125,000 years, the average size of mammals on the Earth has shrunk. And humans are to blame.<p>That's the conclusion of a new study of the fossil record by paleo-biologist Felisa Smith of the University of New Mexico.<p>Smith studied fossils going back 65 million years, when dinosaurs died …

Research

The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.<p>On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, …

Pollution

The 5 Foods You Should Eat Every Day, According to a Harvard Professor (One Is, Oh, Very Difficult)

I couldn't eat one of these every day. I just couldn't<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Think about the things you ingest every single day.<p>Coffee is likely one. Chocolate is surely one, if you have any taste.<p>What else? Cereal? …

Nutrition

Stalled poop train stinks up Alabama town

This story smells - and not in a good way. For months, a "poop train" - full of, well, human poop - has been sitting in a rail yard in Parrish, Ala., stinking up the town and driving outraged residents to compare the pungent stench to rotting animal carcass.<p>Third grader Shelby Cain describes the …

5 Stunning Natural Wonders You Can See in the U.S.

For some travelers, a trip is not complete without a big “wow” moment: a superlative spectacle, an eye-popping natural wonder, a death-defying feat. …

Cameras might soon bust drivers who use iPhones

Cameras that automatically give tickets to speeders are old news. So are red-light cameras. Now Australia is exploring using cameras to ticket motorists who are on their cell phones while driving.<p>Australia might become the first country to legalize using photographic evidence alone to enforce …

Watch NASA dummies crash test flying and falling vehicles

These NASA crash test dummies take a beating to keep people safe<p>This week, NASA’s Langley Research Center published a video of the crash-test-dummies whose horrifying accidents make air and space travel safer for their human counterparts.<p>The dummies keep humans safer by giving scientists key data …