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Christmas tree worms have eyes that breathe, gills that see

Christmas tree worms have eyes “in a really silly place,” says Michael Bok. Which is part of their charm.<p>This widespread marine worm (<i>Spirobranchus</i> …

Mona Lisa discovery: scientist claims secret, second portrait of 'real' Mona Lisa lies underneath painting

Was Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa actually not another Lisa Gherardini? That is the question which has divided the art world this week after French scientist Pascal Cotte revealed the findings of a decade's worth of work: that there is a painting underneath the surface of the Mona Lisa of a totally …

Sperm carries information about dad's weight

Turns out dads are also eating for two. A study published December 3 in <i>Cell Metabolism</i> reveals that a man's weight affects the heritable information …

Why this 8-second video of a soda can has over 628,000 views

There's a Star Wars explanation for the brief viral video of a Coca-Cola can that is entertaining an entire fandom.<p>If I told you there is a video online that is a mere 8 seconds long and shows just a marker and a can of Coke on a desk, you would probably shrug and say, "Well, that's the Internet …

Star Wars

You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie | WIRED

Kathleen Kennedy has heard a lot of movie pitches. For decades she worked with Steven Spielberg, producing <i>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</i>, the <i>Indiana …

Star Wars Battlefront looks like real life with this graphics mod

That didn’t take long, did it? A new mod from Martin Bergman has blown up as it moves the already pretty <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> towards uncanny realism.<p>…

NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures

15 Things You Might Not Know About the ‘Star Wars’ Prequels

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> director J.J. Abrams made a concerted effort to return more practical effects to his <i>Star Wars</i> film and the new trilogy. …

Star Wars

New Pluto photos leave NASA scientists 'reeling'

Pluto baffled scientists, again.<p>New high-res photos of the dwarf planet show a terrain that NASA scientists didn't expect to find. Possible dunes, nitrogen ice flows, mountainous regions, plains and networked valleys show a surprisingly diverse geological history — the complexity resembles Mars …

Solar System

This is the entire Star Wars canon timeline, from ‘The Phantom Menace’ to ‘Episode IX’

When Lucasfilm decided to reboot the <i>Star Wars</i> film franchise, the Expanded Universe was decimated in its wake. Dozens of books, games and comics that …

Unexpected step: Snake ancestor had four feet

The oldest snake fossil on record looks almost like a modern snake, except for one glaring difference: It has four feet, each with five digits, a new study finds.<p>The roughly 120-million-year-old snake, dubbed <i>Tetrapodophis amplectus</i> (literally, four-legged snake), likely didn't use its feet for …

Paleontology

The science of why sugar makes coffee taste so good

Sugar causes caffeine molecules to clump together which takes away the bitterness of coffee and tea<p>Cutting sugar out of the diet proves difficult for most people, but now scientists have shown why it is even tougher to give up in tea and coffee.<p>The University of York has found that sugar does not …

Coffee

Apple Watch sales plummet by 90% since launch week

The Apple Watch went on sale just over two months ago, but it appears that consumer interest in Apple’s wearable has taken a huge dive since launch week.<p>Apple kicked off launch week in April selling an average of 200,000 watches a day, however a new report from Slice Intelligence claims sales have …

Apple Watch

Astronauts on Earth say the funniest things

"Doing great, but gravity is tough!"<p>More than television and more than the web, social media has given us an insight into the work and everyday experiences of astronauts. But just as fun as watching them cavort in low gravity, is looking on as they get used to Earth all over again. Over the past …

Space Science

Darth Vader Strikes in 'Star Wars Rebels' Season 2 Trailer

Thanks to computer animation’s relatively quick turnaround, <i>Star Wars Rebels</i> will already bring us “The Siege of Lothal” on June 20, picking up Season …

Many Apple Watch owners see device as a want, not a need (survey)

The Apple Watch is just now making its way out into the marketplace. Critics like me have already had their say; now real people are starting to get some experience with the new (and potentially revolutionary) device.<p>A recent Wristly survey of 59 Watch owners gives us an early look at how people …

Apple Watch

Andy Serkis goes back to mo-cap for new Star Wars films

Andy Serkis will play a motion-capture character known as Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it has been revealed.<p>Rumours have been circling ever since Serkis was unveiled as a member of the cast of JJ Abrams’ film in April last year. Now StarWars.com has revealed that, whoever …

Star Wars

Google launches password manager that can log you automatically into apps

One of the new features coming along Android M that Google chose not to highlight during the keynote yesterday is a password manager called Smart Lock for Passwords.<p>Here’s how it works. When you first sign into an app that supports Smart Lock for Passwords, your device will ask if you want to save …

Apps

Apple plans to refresh iOS 9, OS X 10.11 using new Apple Watch font

Apple is currently planning to use the new system font developed for the Apple Watch to refresh the looks of iPads, iPhones, and Macs running iOS 9 “Monarch” and OS X 10.11 “Gala,” according to sources with knowledge of the preparations. Current plans call for the Apple-designed San Francisco font …

Apple

A super-hot super-Earth spotted 40 light-years away

Sientists have found an extreme planet where the atmospheric temperature appears to swing wildly from 1,800 to 4,900 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of a two-year period.<p>Astronomers cannot yet say for certain what might be responsible for these drastic shifts in temperature, but in a new study, …

Astronomy

Radiation In Space May Change Astronauts' Brain Structure

This isn't good news for a future Mars trip<p>Even after 54 years of sending astronauts into space, NASA is still learning about how space conditions affect the human body. Currently, the agency is studying the effects of long-duration space flight on human vision, with its unique twins study. And …

Neuroscience

Honourable Mention - It's In 3D

Despite still being over half a year away, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already treated to a level hype most other films can't even muster on …

You Can Push Google Maps Directions from Desktop to Phone

We all use our smartphones more often than we’d like to admit, but let’s face it: Typing on a full-sized keyboard will always be easier to do than on a handheld device.<p>So when it comes to searching for Google Maps directions, now you can research commute routes ahead of time, then push the …

Google Maps

Circular thinking: Stonehenge's origin is subject of new theory

Whether it was a Druid temple, an astronomical calendar or a centre for healing, the mystery of Stonehenge has long been a source of speculation and debate. Now a dramatic new theory suggests that the prehistoric monument was in fact “an ancient Mecca on stilts”.<p>The megaliths would not have been …

Oxford University

New Dwarf Galaxies Discovered Nearby

Hello, neighbors!<p>Guess who just moved in down the block? In a study published today in the <i>arXiv</i>, scientists announced the discovery of at least nine star clusters orbiting our own Milky Way Galaxy. Three of the satellites are believed to be three dwarf galaxies.<p>“The discovery of so many satellites …

Universe

Samsung breaks records with £45m push behind Galaxy S6

Korean giant throws marketing weight behind crucial new handset in smartphone battle with Apple<p>Samsung is launching a record-breaking £45m marketing barrage to support its new Galaxy S6 smartphone and regain ground lost to Apple.<p>The figure, disclosed by industry sources, is the largest ever for a …

Mobile

Mars once had an ocean bigger than the Arctic

NASA scientists have analysed the water signatures in Mars' atmosphere to determine that the planet once had a primitive ocean bigger than the Arctic Ocean on Earth.<p>The question about water on Mars has shifted from "was there?" to "how much?" According to the latest research from NASA, the answer …

Space Travel

Sorry Samsung, the Galaxy S6 may have a major hardware fault

The Samsung Galaxy S6 may borrow its physical form factor, software design, and, yes, even EarPods from the iPhone 6, but there’s one thing Samsung …

Electronics Industry

The physics of popcorn: Watch the explosion in slow motion

It's one of the most dramatic transformations in science, and it happens in your microwave.<p>Most popcorn lovers take for granted that a simple kernel of corn can metamorphose into a fluffy treat. But to a pair of French researchers, the popping of corn presents a powerful demonstration of how the …

Popcorn