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Fifteen million-year-old whale skull found near Robert E. Lee's Virginia birthplace

All sorts of debris, both natural and man-made, has washed up on the banks of the famed Potomac River over the years. However, one finding late last month is particularly notable: a 15 million-year-old whale skull. According to <i>The Washington Post</i>, the baleen whale skull emerged from a cliff face in …

Creating the world’s smartest lake

A new collaborative project aims to create the world’s “smartest lake” by installing smart water technology in New York’s Lake George.<p>Rensselaer …

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Shark Week bites: Discovery criticized for hugely misleading documentary

The megalodon was real, but the movie is fake<p>Viewers have rallied around the Discovery Channel's Shark Week for decades over its unabashed love of science and its glorification of violent sea creatures. But this year's event, which kicked off last night with the documentary <i>Megalodon: The Monster</i> …

All Of The Asteroids That Could Potentially End The World

Here's the path of the nearly 1,400 asteroids that would cause "major devastation" if they hit our planet.<p>It's no surprise that NASA is keeping track of all potentially hazardous objects, or PHOs, that surround our planet. If it's closer than 4.6 million miles away and larger than about 350 feet in …

Mars Rover Curiosity's 10 Greatest Hits

The rover landed on Mars a year ago today. Happy Mars-iversary, Curiosity! You've been busy.<p>Mars rover Curiosity landed on the red planet one year ago today, so we here at <i>Popular Science</i> figured we'd take a look back at the journey. It's not an easy trip to summarize, since Curiosity marked a <i>ton</i> of …

10 Inspiring Furniture Makeovers

Feeling creative these days? Me too! It must be all of this summer sunshine and color! I recently came across an article about an inspiring furniture …

Teaser Trailer: Ender’s Game has all of the actiony movie things you require!

Though it threatens to be subsumed by <i>Ender’s Game</i> author Orson Scott Card’s long history of controversial anti-gay stances, his book is considered by many a landmark science fiction novel, and the upcoming movie adaptation from <i>X-Men Origins Wolverine</i> director Gavin Hood is hotly anticipated. It …

Watch Part of the 'Kill Your Darlings' Trailer, With Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg – /Film

There’s a 30-second clip going around today that is being billed as the teaser trailer for <b>Kill Your Darlings</b>, in which <b>Daniel Radcliffe</b> adopts an …

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13 Places You Should Visit In 2013

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.<p>There are vast untouched landscapes that offer incredible outdoor experiences, cities that are experiencing a cultural rebirth, and up-and-coming destinations that …

Sold! First Parcels Auctioned For Future Offshore Wind Farms

A Rhode Island company was the highest bidder in the federal government's first-ever auction for the right to build an offshore wind farm.<p>After 11 rounds, Deepwater Wind outbid two other companies for two patches of ocean off the coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The winning bid was $3.8 …