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Timetraveler App Allows You To See The Berlin Wall Story In Augmented Reality

Metaio and Timetraveler Augmented announced the Timetraveler application today. Using Augmented Reality (AR), smartphone and tablet owners can view historical content about the Berlin Wall, in and near the locations where it used to stand. Content includes historical film footage, reconstructions …

Blue whales of California are back to historical levels, study finds

Good news, whale lovers: A new analysis suggests that there are as many blue whales living off the coast of California as there were before humans started hunting them to near extinction 110 years ago.<p>Today, there are roughly 2,200 blue whales who range from Mexico in the south to Alaska in the …

Nighttime Lights Reset Birds' Internal Clocks, Threatening Dawn's Chorus

Brighter nights shift hormones and other biological cues for mating, singing, and finding food.<p>Streetlights and the light from shopping centers, stadiums, and houses turn night into day, a "loss of night" that is shifting the internal clocks of birds worldwide. Now, scientists are trying to …

Meet Dreadnoughtus, The 'Astoundingly Huge' Dinosaur Discovered In Argentina

Say hello to <i>Dreadnoughtus schrani</i>, a newly discovered dinosaur that was so formidable, it was named after a battleship that prowled the seas during the early 20th century.<p>"It is by far the best example we have of any of the most giant creatures to ever walk the planet," Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, a …

Why Flappy Bird Was So Addictive

The massively popular game, now pulled, was driven by masochism<p><i>Flappy Bird,</i> a mobile game designed by an obscure independent game developer from Vietnam named Dong Nguyen, has been available through Apple and Android's app stores since last May, but it's only been in the past couple weeks that it's …