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This video explains why we could be facing mini Ice Age in 2030

More than a decade ago, Hollywood director Roland Emmerich made a movie called <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i>, which was about the earth experiencing extreme …

10 Ways the Earth Is Trying to Kill You

We call her Mother Earth, our blue-green haven that protects us from a vast, cold and deadly universe. And as of 2015, Earth is the only refuge for …

Pluto Probe Spies Weird 'Dark Pole' on Big Moon Charon (Photos)

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has spotted a strange dark patch at the pole of Pluto's big moon Charon, further whetting researchers' appetites ahead …

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How The Turtle Got Its Shell

The fossilized remains of a bizarre-looking reptile are giving scientists new insights into how turtles got their distinctive shells.<p>Some 240 million years ago, this early turtle-like creature lived in a large lake, in a fairly warm, subtropical climate. But it didn't have the kind of shell modern …

Why Is This Planet Acting Like A Comet?

Scientists catch a Neptune-style orbiter by its very long tail<p>Some planets that are now small, hot, and rocky may have started off as icy giants like Neptune. Orbiting too close to their stars, their gassy shells boiled off until all that’s left is a rocky core. That’s what scientists have thought …

How old do I look? Microsoft's Big Data knows your age

Everyone wants to believe they look younger than they really are, and people hardly care to admit their true age. Well, if you want to guess how old …

World’s most expensive LEGO brick

The Golden LEGO brick was originally given out to LEGO employees with 25 years of experience as a reward, which is made out of 14k solid gold in …

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Finally, an emoji keyboard that’s better than Apple’s

It’s not that Apple’s emoji keyboard is necessarily <i>bad</i>, but it could be better. If you’re a hardcore emoji user, you know that it’s a pain to scroll through and find the perfect emoji in the moment.<p>Maybe you’re looking for the perfect funny face or food item for the conversation. To take your emoji …

Rethinking The Turing Test

Oversimplified competitions encourage computer programs that are snarky rather than intelligent--but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>At a competition in June, a chatbot named Eugene duped a group of human judges into believing it was a Ukrainian teenager. The judges hailed it as the first time a …

Why Orange Juice Tastes Disgusting After You Brush Your Teeth

Finally, an answer.<p>In a handy video, the American Chemical Society has explained why orange juice (and food in general) tastes like soap after you brush your teeth. The basic gist is that a detergent called sodium lauryl sulfate, found within your toothpaste, blocks the sweet receptors on your …

First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study

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DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

NEW YORK (AP) — How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day?<p>Scientists have long known that your DNA …

'Blood Moon' Eclipse To Be Visible Throughout U.S.

If you missed the total eclipse of the moon in April, you might have another chance: On Wednesday morning, the second of four lunar eclipses this year and next will occur.<p>While the eclipse will be visible from all of North America, "If you're in the central or western parts of the U.S. and Canada, …

Chinese Autonomous Tanks: Driving Themselves to a Battlefield Near You?

The US Navy made news this week by announcing a new type of autonomous robotic boat for protecting its fleet, but China is showing that it can play the same game, just on the land.<p>While the the US military has deployed over 12,000 unmanned ground systems in its operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, …

Wednesday's lunar eclipse will create a 'blood' moon

The second — and final — total lunar eclipse of 2014 will occur early Wednesday morning, just before sunrise in the Eastern Time Zone and in the middle of the night on the West Coast.<p>The moon will appear a coppery red, so it's been called a "blood" moon. It'll look red because of all the sunsets …

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OLS-terrein 2015 even benoorden Maasniel

Dat is dinsdagmorgen tijdens een persconferentie bekendgemaakt. Het gaat om een stuk grond van ongeveer 40 hectare even ten noorden van Maasniel.<p>Ook …