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Study Finds Evidence of Secret Sea

Do you remember the vast ocean Jules Verne wrote about in his novel <i>Journey to the Center of the Earth</i>? Turns out the sea might be more than science fiction fantasy.<p>Scientists have found a mineral that suggests the existence of a massive reservoir buried more than 250 miles beneath our feet. It …

Three Projects That Wage War On Spring

Rally the garden troops<p>Springtime means the return of wildlife and greenery—and annoying chores. Here are a few unconventional devices that nip the season’s nuisances in the bud with military efficiency.<p>1) Tank Mower<p>Electrical engineer Luis Medina wanted to trim grassy lawns that no ordinary …

Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Immunotherapy

A roadmap to end aging

Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease -- and a curable one at that. Humans age in seven basic ways, he says, all …

New Yellow Hypergiant Star Found in the Milky Way

A powerful telescope in Chile has imaged the largest yellow star ever discovered.<p>The star, called HR 5171 A, shines 12,000 light-years from Earth in …

Google vs. Death

Tech<p>Search<p>ImmigrationWhy People Are Wearing White to Families Belong Together Marches<p>ImmigrationThese Celebrities and Public Figures Are Supporting …

Now On Twitter: More Than 300 Australian Sharks

Forget the retweet, meet the shark-tweet.<p>Besides donning swimwear and slathering on sun lotion, visitors to Australian beaches may also want to check Twitter to see if there are any sharks nearby. The government in the state of Western Australia has now fitted 338 sharks, including great whites, …

Western Australia

NOVA - Official Website | Can We Live Forever?

Can We Live Forever?<p>PBS Airdate: January 26, 2011<p><i>NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON</i> (Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History)<i>:</i> Hi, I'm Neil deGrasse …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Environment: News & features

Doomsday Seed Vault's New Adds: "Space Beer" Barley, Brazil Beans

About 20,000 new crop varieties have been sent to the Arctic facility.<p>Beer and whiskey lovers, raise a glass to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which has just taken in 20,000 new crop varieties—including 575 types of barley.<p>The seeds, sourced from more than a hundred countries, arrived this week to …

The real New Atheism: Rejecting religion for a just world

<b>Christopher Hitchens (AP/Chad Rachman)</b><p>Hitchens didn’t think rejecting religion would solve everything. But he knew only reason would give us justice<p>Jeffrey Tayler<p>December 14, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>The ever-polemical atheist author Christopher Hitchens died two years ago this month, yet his incisive, …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Astronomy

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

Tech and Science

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Black hole may have sent star cluster hurtling toward Earth

Scientists believe they’ve found the fastest-approaching object in the universe<p>Ken Croswell<p>March 13, 2014 11:50am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Most of the universe is rushing away from us. It's not that we're particularly repellent; it's just that the universe …

Why Is Google Building A Robot Army?

In short: robotics world domination<p>Looking back, Google’s emergence as a robotics powerhouse seems obvious—and inevitable. First came the scattered hires of roboticists and the release of self-driving cars into Bay Area traffic. Then, the search giant reportedly bought two humanoid HUBO robots from …

Robotics

Stroke survivors lose a month of healthy life for every 15 minute delay

New research published in the journal Stroke, from the American Heart Association, found that reducing delays by just a few minutes could lead to big gains<p>Stroke survivors lose a month of healthy life for every 15 minute delay in receiving a clot-busting drug, a study has suggested.<p>Health experts …

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

It's hard to know where to start with Ray Kurzweil. With the fact that he takes 150 pills a day and is intravenously injected on a weekly basis with a dizzying list of vitamins, dietary supplements, and substances that sound about as scientifically effective as face cream: coenzyme Q10, …

The myth of the HIV-resistant gay woman has been debunked

Cases of HIV transmission between women have long been suspected within the LGBT community, but these have never confirmed by health officials. Unfortunately, this has caused many women to think of sex with other women as an HIV-free sexual sphere. So many were undoubtedly shocked today when US …

Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power

<b>(AP/Adel Hana)</b><p>Exclusive: The polymath looks back with Salon on this year’s NSA revelations and ahead to the earth’s destruction<p>Natasha Lennard<p>December 29, 2013 11:59am (UTC)<p>In his 85th year, political theorist and linguist Noam Chomsky remains a fiercely busy polymath and dedicated activist. …

Alfa Romeo 4C Selected as Pace Car for FIA WTCC Racing Series

The Alfa Romeo 4C will be strutting its stuff when it comes time for the 2014 FIA World Car Touring Championship (WTCC), as the sexy little coupe has been named the official pace car for the upcoming season.<p>Since the 4C was named the “most beautiful car of 2013” at the 29th International Automobile …

Goodyear’s All-New Blimp Is Actually a Zeppelin, and Actually Awesome

Traveling deep into the heart of Ohio isn’t high on our list, given how many <i>C/D</i> staffers associate with a certain Michigan university local to our Ann Arbor offices, but we made an exception to see something truly special: the latest Goodyear blimp. The iconic tire and rubber company unveiled the …

Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

Cannabis

How the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet Could Have Been Hijacked

In the hours after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, the notion that hijackers were responsible seemed far-fetched. Since the 9/11 attacks, …