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8 Ways Jellyfish Are Awesome And Terrifying

Awesomely terrifying, or terrifyingly awesome?<p>The jellyfish is a fascinating creature. Floating lazily along in the ocean current resembling plastic bags, the gelatinous zooplankton seem to do little more than add a colorful glow to our aquariums and occasionally give swimmers a reason to urinate …

2013: An incredible year in space

From an inspired cover version to one probe’s giant step for humanity, we look back at 2013’s most important space moments.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in amazing design<p>The year in wildlife<p><b>Want more space galleries...</b><p>Best space images of October<p>Best space …

FYI: Did Dinosaurs Get The Flu?

Investigating diseases of prehistory<p>It’s very hard to figure out when the influenza virus first started making animals sick. Studies of the history of major human epidemics suggest the flu has been around for at least a thousand years. “The certainty diminishes as we go further back into the past,” …

The Most Amazing Images NASA Took of Earth From Space This Year | WIRED

NASA's fleet of satellites and its astronauts aboard the International Space Station took a slew of incredibly beautiful images of Earth this year. …

Virus grows a temporary tube to inject DNA - Futurity

During an infection a certain type of virus forms a tube-like structure to deliver DNA. The tube dissolves when the job is done.

Your help needed for new research on zombie ants

A fungus takes over the ants’ brains – makes them do things they normally wouldn’t do – then kills them. You can help fund new research on these ants.<p>…

Experimental Tool Uses Light To Tweak The Living Brain

<b>Listen · 4:34</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>When President Obama announced his BRAIN Initiative in April, he promised to give scientists "the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action."<p>An early version of one of those tools already exists, scientists say. It's a …

New island in Japanese waters

As of December 24, 2013, fresh lava was still pouring from a submarine volcano, building the new island.<p>NASA Earth Observatory reported this week on …

Astronomy

Element of the week: ununoctium

This element's dubious origins launched a scandal in the world of nuclear physics.<p>This week, we meet the last element that has been synthesised so far. This element is ununoctium, which has the temporary atomic symbol, <b>Uuo</b> and the permanent atomic number, <b>118</b>.<p>This element probably a non-metallic …

Japan gets Okinawa approval for U.S. Marine base move | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - The governor of Japan’s Okinawa on Friday approved a controversial plan to relocate a U.S. air base to a less populous part of the southern island, but said he would keep pressing to move the base off the island altogether.<p>Protesters shout slogans during a rally against the …

Beirut bomb kills Lebanese ex-minister who opposed Assad | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Former Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in a massive bomb blast on Friday which one of his political allies blamed on the Shi’ite Hezbollah militia.<p>The attack in Beirut killed five other people and threw Lebanon, which has …

UN admits it was caught off-guard by South Sudan violence

The United Nations has said that it was caught off-guard by the violence in South Sudan.<p>Violence erupted earlier this month between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those backing his former deputy Riek Machar.<p>The UN estimates that at least 1,000 people have been killed.<p>Hilde Johnson, UN …

Bank robberies fall 90pc as new security outsmarts thieves

Number of robberies at UK high street branches falls from 847 in 1992 to just 66 in 2011, British Bankers Association (BBA) figures reveal<p>It could be end of the swag bag and black and white stripey top. Bank robberies, the mainstay of Hollywood thrillers and adventure books, have fallen by 90pc in …

Hydrogen Car: Pros, Cons, Costs

Epoch Times is taking a look at each of the major options for green driving. Hydrogen cars are not currently sold commercially, but some will be …

Most fascinating city car of 2013: Toyota i-ROAD

Toyota’s i-ROAD is hardly the first attempt at a leaning three-wheel runabout.<p>Mercedes-Benz unveiled its functionally similar F300 Life-Jet in 1997, and General Motors displayed the very clever Lean Machine way back in 1982. But the i-ROAD city car – Toyota calls it a personal mobility vehicle – is …

Lamborghini Huracán sees red

With its new Huracán, Lamborghini is about to unleash a new kind of fury on Ferrari’s all-conquering 458 Italia.<p>Powered by an even meaner development of the all-aluminium, 5.2-litre V10 from the outgoing Gallardo, the mid-engine Huracán is tipped by Lamborghini to blast from zero to 62mph in a …

NASA's next robot rover squishes like a child's toy

Super Ball Bot benefits from a bouncy design<p>In order to land on the Martian surface, NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity went through seven minutes of terror: it plummeted from the sky at 13,000 miles per hour, with only a supersonic parachute and a set of rocket motors to keep it from becoming a crater. …