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How The World Will End, According To 1939

You will burn. You will freeze. And the moon will explode. Four gruesome apocalypse scenarios from the September 1939 issue of Popular Science.<p>Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. The scientists of 1939 would like to add "moon explosion" and "giant meteor" to that list—and they …

Some Deep-Sea Microbes Are Hungry For Rocket Fuel

It's life, but not as we know it. Researchers in the Netherlands have found that a microbe from deep beneath the ocean can breathe a major ingredient in rocket fuel. The discovery suggests that early life may have used many different kinds of chemicals besides oxygen to survive and thrive.<p>Some of …

Horned ghost crabs change camouflage from day to night

Reporter, BBC Nature<p>Horned ghost crabs change their appearance from day to night for camouflage, a study has revealed.<p>The species <i>Ocypode ceratophthalmus</i> builds burrows on beaches from Japan to East Africa to shelter from predators.<p>Researchers investigating young crabs' defences found they fine-tune …

Zoology

Extend Big Dipper’s handle to Spica

Use the Big Dipper to arc to the star Arcturus. Then drive a spike to the star Spica on these springtime evenings!<p>Tonight … <b>follow the arc to</b> …

Brain scans decode dream content

A team of Japanese neuroscientists has used brain scanning technology to read the content of people's dreams.<p>Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR …

Google Glass SXSW video demonstration now available in its entirety

Last month, Google showed off Glass with a demonstration of its user interface at SXSW, giving attendees an in-depth look at the device and how it …

Watch this: Google explains how to create Glass experiences

Google is taking the mystery out of writing services for Glass. Today, the company posted its SXSW presentation on the topic (video below), in which senior developer advocate Timothy Jordan walks us through a high-level overview of the Mirror API, the interface that developers will use to get their …

Facebook Isn’t Forking Android, They’re Spooning With It

Facebook is absolutely, positively, 100 percent not working on a phone.<p>The first rule of tech news remains intact: when a company says they’re definitely not doing something, it’s as sure a sign as you can get that they will eventually do said thing.<p>“Today we’re finally gonna talk about that …

Seven Ways A Facebook Phone Could Be Highly Disruptive To Traditional Telecom

<i>Update: April 6, 2013 4:40 PST.</i><p><i>I had a chance to correspond with a Facebook spokesperson, and Facebook Home turns out to be more disruptive than it appears. You can read more about how VoIP may be integrated into Chat Heads here.</i><p><i>Update: Facebook Home was announced and, unfortunately for Facebook</i> …

Apple and T-Mobile open iPhone 5 pre-orders, shipping April 12th

Apple and T-Mobile today opened pre-orders for the iPhone 5, a week ahead of the smartphone's official April 12th release. T-Mobile, the fourth largest carrier in the US, becomes the last of the big four operators to offer the iPhone, following behind AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint.<p>Last week, …