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China has more internet monitors than soldiers

China has two million people working as online monitors, according to a report (link in Chinese) last week by state news publication, Beijing News—a new estimate that reveals the breadth of the country’s massive online censorship and surveillance systems. The monitors, who scour online comments and …

Comparing Wild Tomatoes To Supermarket Tomatoes For Delicious Genes

A complete genomic look at wild and domestic tomatoes might help us combine their strengths for an ultimate tomato.<p>Hot-house tomatoes, like you might find at the supermarket in February, are beautiful, perfect, deep red fruits...with no taste at all. Wild tomatoes and heirlooms are expensive, …

NASA probe finds new zone at doorstep to interstellar space | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Reports last summer than NASA’s long-lived Voyager 1 space probe had finally left the solar system turned out to be a bit premature, scientists said on Thursday.<p>Rather, the spacecraft, which was launched in 1977 for a five-year mission to study Jupiter and …

Tips For Surviving A Mega-Disaster

The U.S. is ready for tornadoes, but not tsunamis.<p>That's the conclusion of a panel of scientists who spoke this week on "mega-disasters" at the American Geophysical Union's science policy meeting in Washington, D.C.<p>The nation has done a good job preparing for natural disasters like hurricanes and …

NASA's IRIS probe launched to study the Sun's mysteries

"Ignorosphere" no more<p>At 7:27PM PT on Thursday, an L-1011 jet dropped an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket 39,000 feet in the air. After a brief five-second freefall, the rocket burst to life, heading for the upper reaches of our atmosphere. Ten minutes later, after the three stages of the launch …

Why three-parent babies are the way forward

Three-parent babies will likely spark concerns over the creation of 'designer babies'. But Michael Rimington, a practising infertility specialist, explains that while there is DNA from three people in the child, the genetic characteristics of the baby are those of the natural mother and father.<p>The …

Genetics

What Happens When Stars Collide?

In this case, you get a newly observed kind of pulsating star.<p>It sure would be interesting to watch two stars run into each other — from a safe distance, of course. One can imagine there would be quite the titanic battle going on between their competing gravitational forces, throwing off gas and …

Shutdown: Closed Bridge

Click to Largerizerize<p>Bah, phooey! I’ve been trying for an hour to write some sort of pithy text to accompany this wonderful picture that I found, …

Haunting Photographs Of Abandoned Mental Hospitals Will Make Your Skin Crawl

<b>Brooklyn-based photographer Jeremy Harris</b> ventures into abandoned asylums to capture the architectures before the buildings got demolished.<p><b>His …

Abandoned water cooling towers in Russia

Here are some water cooling towers standing abandoned near Vladivostok, Russia, photographed by urban explorer mikesiman. <b><br>SEE ALSO:</b> More abandoned …

Divers explore a sunken shipwreck in the Red Sea http://t.co/rJK2a9Nker

Joe Braun Photography - The Ruins of Michigan Central Station

MICHIGAN CENTRAL STATION<p>1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11<p>Opened in 1913, Michigan Central Station (aka "Michigan Central Depot") is one of the most majestic …

Grand Central Station

San-Zhi - The Abandoned Pod Village in Taiwan

San Zhi, Taiwan is an abandoned vacation resort on the northern coast of Taiwan. It was built in the early 1980s, but construction of the futuristic …

This Jaguar Graveyard Is Hauntingly Beautiful

When I was younger (and arguably less intelligent) my friends and I dabbled in a bit of ‘urban exploring’ to supplement our automotive thrills. We’d …

Real Estate

Remnants of a nuclear plant #exploringtheforgotten #thesouthern1800

The Crumbling Chaos of Abandoned Amusement Parks

Even in the best of times, amusement parks are chaotic, occasionally ugly, and full of danger. But when they are abandoned, they become tragic too. …

ABANDONED DISNEY: River Country [Part 4]

We present the fourth part of our River Country series. Rumors continue, as they have for years, about what will happen with the River County land. …

Historic Apollo Moon Rocket Engines Raised From Deep Ocean

When the giant Saturn V rockets that propelled Neil Armstrong and his colleagues to the Moon had done their brief but fiery job, they were simply left to tumble through the atmosphere. They then fell, discarded, into the Atlantic ocean, where all those millions of dollars of cutting edge tech bits …

Director Rian Johnson’s Full-Length Spoiler: A Downloadable “Looper” Commentary Track

Some movies benefit from repeat viewings. The time travel genre seems like an especially ripe candidate for double-dipping–since the ending of such movies often alters one’s perception of everything that came beforehand, it’s tempting to go back and see how the logic holds up. In the case of the …

A Prison Fit For Supervillains And Other Amazing Images From This Week

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Earth and Sky Photo Gallery

See earth and sky images from expansive clouds to beautiful mountains, and buy prints from National Geographic.

National Parks

Impulsive murderers are less intelligent than calculated killers, says study

People who murder impulsively lack the intelligence of calculated murderers, according to a new study.<p>Impulsive murderers are more likely to have impaired brainpower or disabilities than premeditated murderers, scientists say.<p>Strategic killers are almost twice as likely to have a psychological …

Element of the week: neptunium | video

This week's element is neptunium, which has the atomic symbol <b>Np</b> and atomic number <b>93</b>. Neptunium was named for the planet Neptune, the next planet away …

Dead as a dodo? There's life in this old bird yet

Malgosia Novak-Kemp lifts the lid and there in the shoe-box-like container, nestled on a bed of tissue paper, are the grizzled remains of a …

Nasa launches Iris mission to explore solar energy - video

Nasa launches its Iris spacecraft from California on Thursday on a mission to discover how the sun creates its outer atmosphere or corona and the …

Cliff House on Big Sur Coast, California, USA

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …