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The moment Welsh surfer rides one of the biggest waves on the planet

A Welshman has described riding the biggest wave he has surfed in 24 years in a European surfing destination that rivals California and Hawaii.<p>Glyn …

Aquatic Sports

Pictures of the Week 11.27.14

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real time world statistics

World Population<p>retrieving data...Current World Population<p><b>World Population:</b><p>has reached 7 billion on October 31, 2011.<br>• is projected to reach 8 billion …

Picture of the Day: Deer Oh Deer Oh Deer

DEER OH DEER OH DEER<p>Photograph by Renatas Jakaitis<p>In this perfectly timed photo by Renatas Jakaitis, we see what appears to be a three-headed fallow …

Rough diamond hints at vast quantities of water inside Earth

A small, battered diamond found in the gravel strewn along a shallow riverbed in Brazil has provided evidence of a vast "wet zone" deep inside the Earth that could hold as much water as all the world's oceans put together.<p>The water is not sloshing around inside the planet, but is held fast within …

El Bufadero en Invierno 3

Pictures of the Week 1.24.14

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Powerfully Dramatic Landscapes by 23-Year-Old Shane Hawk

Whether we are watching or not, the sun rises every day and sets every evening. On a regular basis, 23-year-old photographer Shane Hawk turns his eye towards the sky to document the daily magic that takes place overhead. Based in California, Hawk began photographing with just an iPhone. He has …

Landscape Photography

The World's First Supersonic Business Jet Will Reach The Market In 2021

This year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Las Vegas was full of droll announcements on charter services and meager sales reports. It was a refreshing surprise, then, to see Aerion Corporation out in full regale, pitching a whole new evolutionary step in the private …

The Largest Discovered Structure in the Universe Contradicts Big-Bang Theory Cosmology (Weekend Feature)

This LQG challenges the Cosmological Principle, the assumption that the universe, when viewed at a sufficiently large scale, looks the same no matter …

In The Hospital Of The Future, Big Data Is One Of Your Doctors

From our genomes to Jawbones, the amount of data about health is exploding. Bringing on top Silicon Valley talent, one NYC hospital is preparing for a future where it can analyze and predict its patients’ health needs–and maybe change our understanding of disease.<p>The office of Jeff Hammerbacher at …

Alien planet 11 times bigger than Jupiter found in bizarre, massive orbit

An enormous alien planet — one that is 11 times more massive than Jupiter — was discovered in the most distant orbit yet found around a single parent star.<p>The newfound exoplanet, dubbed HD 106906 b, dwarfs any planetary body in the solar system, and circles its star at a distance that is 650 times …

Vast Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor, Scientists Say

Massive reserves of “freshwater” are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world, including off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.<p>This is the conclusion of a new study by a team of Australian scientists that appears in this week’s issue of the journal, …

Human DNA Is Not A Document, It's An App

Yesterday, scientists at the University of Washington announced what they characterized as an important breakthrough in our understanding of the nature of DNA. Led by genome scientist Dr. John Stamatoyannopolous, the team discovered evidence of a “second code” written into DNA. This code controls …

A peacock feather at 50-times magnification

<b>A peacock feather at 50-times magnification</b><p>Feathers in birds and their ancient ancestors serve several purposes, including insulation, flight, and display. As feathers evolved from single barbs to the more complex patterns seen today, their functions became equally nuanced. They trap air to provide excellent heat insulation, possess intricate shapes to enhance lift and reduce drag during flight, and come in a prism of colors due to pressures of sexual selection. Some species of birds also have …

From Galileo to Google: How Big Data Illuminates Human Culture

Muhammad Ali stands over Sonny Liston after knocking him out in the first round of their 1965 fight. Ali turns 72 today. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Muhammad Ali stands over Sonny Liston after knocking him out in the first round of their 1965 fight. Ali turns 72 today. (Neil Leifer/SI)

1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti

1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti

Concorde

Concorde

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Litre Roadster

Looking back. #northandeast

Straight and narrow. #northandeast