Tim McDaniel

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Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

With its punky green mohican the striking Mary river turtle joins a new ZSL list of the world’s most vulnerable reptiles<p>It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals.<p>The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the …

Zoology

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Microbiology

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Isn’t What You Think it Is

It’s not all bottles and straws—the patch is mostly abandoned fishing gear.<p>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world’s largest collection of floating trash—and the most famous. It lies between Hawaii and California and is often described as “larger than Texas,” even though it contains not a …

Pollution

Never-Before-Seen Mineral Found Inside a Diamond

Calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is thought to be the fourth most abundant mineral on the planet, but until recently, it had never been observed …

Stratolaunch Rocket-Launching Airplane Could Carry a New Space Shuttle

In a new book, Paul Allen said he hopes to use the biggest plane in the world to launch a reusable space shuttle.<p>The twin-fuselage Stratolaunch airplane, with the longest wingspan in the world, is designed to carry as many as three rockets up to altitude and then drop them so they can launch …

Moment robodog fights off human owner to escape laboratory

This is the moment a robotic dog used brute strength to overcome a human's attempts to stop him escaping from a laboratory room.<p>The bizarre - and slightly terrifying - clip features robotics company Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot, which has four legs, a long trunk and a peculiar extendable claw …

Man who 'vapes' cannabis says his brain tumour has 'almost completely disappeared' thanks to the drug

A man diagnosed with a brain tumour and given just two years to live says his brain tumour has almost completely disappeared after 'vaping …

Yale

8 Things We Now Know That Happen (and That Don't Happen) When We Legalize Marijuana

The great social experiment that is marijuana legalization is now five years old, with six states already allowing legal marijuana sales, two more …

Want To Make $75,000 A Month And Quit Your Day Job?

Have you ever wanted something so bad you can taste it? You know what I’m talking about. It’s like the “burning desire” Napoleon Hill told us about in his business classic, <i>Think & Grow Rich</i>.<p>Maybe it’s something you wanted for so long, but life got in the way. The desire faded away and never …

Entrepreneurship

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Super strong American Gorilla Glue skunk weed is selling fast on UK streets

<b>A super-strength strain of American skunk weed called Gorilla Glue is now for sale on Britain’s streets.</b><p>The skunk is named after the best selling US …

The iPhone of Drones Is Being Built by This Teenager

With the millions he's raised, his flagship product might become one of the most game-changing drones in the air.<p>This story appears in the September 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>His drone,</b>he believes, will be revolutionary. It will come equipped with artificial intelligence so it can …

Drones

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

India

Will Las Vegas Be 'Amsterdam on Steroids'? Door Opens for Pot Lounges

What happens in Vegas will still stay in Vegas — but perhaps no longer behind closed doors, at least when it comes to pot.<p>Earlier this week, Nevada's Legislative Counsel Bureau gave the green light for marijuana to be permitted in public places, as long as patrons are of legal age. Citing a lack of …

Cannabis

Drones and Robots Are Taking Over Industrial Inspection - MIT Technology Review

Avitas Systems, a GE subsidiary based in Boston, is now using drones and robots to automate the inspection of infrastructure such as pipelines, power …

Machine Learning

Smoking cannabis at home could get you evicted, housing providers warn

Tenants are being warned that they could face eviction if caught smoking cannabis inside their own homes.<p>As part of the ‘Use it? Lose it!’ campaign …

Does music give you goosebumps? Your brain could be wired differently, study suggests

This small piece of research provides interesting insight into how we experience emotion<p>We all love listening to our favourite songs, but is there a …

Humanity

Amphibious drone travels underwater and in the air

Drones are often referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs for short. Well, a team at Johns Hopkins University has created a UAAV – an …

Fish

The Asteroid That Just Came Close to Earth Is So Huge It Has Its Own Moons

That's just all kinds of amazing.<p>Asteroid Florence flew by Earth last week, skimming at a distance of 7 million kilometres (4.4 million miles). It's …

What the Rich Won’t Tell You

Over lunch in a downtown restaurant, Beatrice, a New Yorker in her late 30s, told me about two decisions she and her husband were considering. They were thinking about where to buy a second home and whether their young children should go to private school. Then she made a confession: She took the …

Income Inequality

Seven new smart home gadgets to revolutionise your home

<b>Smart-home technology is one of the fastest-growing tech sectors, so we were certain we’d see some brilliant and bizarre new gadgets at the IFA tech</b> …

Smart Homes

California-Based MARS Parachutes Could Save Your Drone's Life - The Drive

This California Company's Parachutes Could Save Your Drone's Life<p>The 'MARS Parachute' is easily packed and strapped onto your drone, and …

Drones

Jupiter's vividly glowing auroras have a mysterious power source

Electrons fired at up to 400,000 volts<p>For the first time ever, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has spotted electrons being fired down into Jupiter’s atmosphere at up to 400,000 volts. That’s an enormous amount of energy that gives rise to the planet’s glowing auroras. These incredibly high voltages, …

Astronomy

Congress Puts Cannabis Industry On High Alert, Blocking A Vote

Congress has once again put the cannabis industry on pins and needles. On Wednesday night, the U.S. House Rules Committee blocked a floor vote to keep in place the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment (formerly known as Rohrabacher-Farr). This amendment blocks the Justice Department from using federal …

Cannabis

Automation replaced 800,000 workers… then created 3.5 million new jobs

These days, it’s tough to avoid newspaper headlines warning that artificial intelligence is coming for your job. The problem is that, often, the only thing these oversimplifications get right is that there is in fact an important connection between automation and work. What’s surprising is how many …

Hurricane scientists have never seen an image like this before

For the first time in modern history, three hurricanes in the Atlantic are lined up in the most dangerous of ways, according to Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center.<p>The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued advisories on Hurricane Irma (currently located north of …

Weather

This zero-emission boat will make its own hydrogen fuel and sail around the world

‘Energy Observer’ is a unique boat, covered with solar panels, which produces its own hydrogen-based fuel.<p>It set sail from France, where the …

A Plasma Rocket Engine May Get Us To Mars In 40 Days (Elon Musk, Are You Listening?)

Born the son of Chinese and Costa Rican parents and with just $50 in his pocket, Franklin Chang Diaz came to the U.S. to do his undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut and later, his graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the time, the 18-year-old had no idea …

Space Exploration

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

Mobile Technology