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How It Works: Inside The Machine That Separates Your Recyclables

Moving paper away from plastic so you don't have to<p>The most annoying aspect of recycling—and one of the biggest hurdles to its widespread adoption—is having to separate paper, glass, and plastic before they hit the curb. New recycling machines are changing that. With single-stream recycling, …

Would You Like Flies With That?

As a courtesy to bug-phobes, some of the more lurid images in this post will be hidden until and unless you press this button.<br>SHOW<p>Sometimes, spiderwebs catch more than just insects: They also ensnare pollen grains, dust and fungal spores. But orb weavers, which carefully husband their resources, …

Zoology

Martian Rover “Spirit” Turns 10

It’s been ten years since NASA’s Spirit rover first touched down on the surface of Mars. Spirit would go on to redefine the Red Planet and inspire …

This African Fish Can Catch and Eat Flying Birds

There were rumors that the African tigerfish could catch and eat flying birds, but it hadn't been proven until now.<p>Birds sometimes eat fish. This we know. In my mind's eye I can picture a bald eagle majestically scooping a salmon from the water. But this ain't that. This is about fish eating flying …

Go Deep Into the Amazon With Scientists Unraveling a Creepy Mystery

<i>Editor’s note: This is the second of three posts describing our reporting trip to a remote research station in the Amazon rainforest. Read the …

‘Sweden’s Atlantis’ at Bottom of Baltic Sea: 11,000-Year-Old Settlement Uncovered

A team of divers led by Södertörn University archaeology professor Björn Nilsson has uncovered artifacts from what could be the oldest known …

Archaeology

I Always Thought of Shrimp as Seafood, but After Seeing This Video...I Think I Have a New Favorite Animal

Nature has a way of wowing you. Its beauty smacks you on the head like a 200-pound mallet. Its hues are so gentle and so complete that no human …

Seafood

Here's Why Scientists Are Shooting Rockets at an Aurora

The best way to study the Northern Lights? Travel to Alaska with a big rocket loaded with scientific instruments.<p><b>Update</b>: Success! In the wee hours of this morning, on the seventh night of the mission's second launch window, Marilla Samara's team launched their rocket into an aurora. Data coming …

LEGO Announces Ghostbusters Ectomobile Set

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>If the LEGO CUUSOO sets keep going the way they are, a whole lot of geeks are going to start going broke. Following on the …

WATCH: Breathtaking New Video Of Felix Baumgartner's Record Jump

You might recall Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner's 2012 jump from a 24-mile-high balloon capsule, a height of 127,852 feet. He broke not only an altitude record, formerly set by a U.S. Air Force pilot, Col. Joe Kittinger, in 1960, but also a record for speed of descent, breaking the sound …

450-mph Pompeii-type volcano blasts created exquisite dinosaur fossils

In the northeast of China, at the Yixian and Jiufotang formations, scientists have discovered thousands of exquisitely preserved fossils of plants and birds, dinosaurs and mammals. Together they make up the Jehol Biota -- an ecosystem, preserved in ash, that dates back nearly 130 million years.<p>Some …

New Species of Giant Jellyfish Washes Ashore in Tasmania

The <i>Sydney Morning Herald</i> reports that a new species of giant jellyfish was found washed up on a beach in Tasmania. The large 1.5-meter diameter …

NASA Probe Finds Newly Formed Crater On Mars

Take a close look at the stunning image above showing a newly formed impact crater on Mars: The blue streaks of material, known as ejecta, radiate 9 miles from the 100-foot crater, according to NASA.<p>The picture was taken from orbit by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Nov. 19. The same area was …

Found: The Oldest Known Star In The Universe

Astronomers announced yesterday that they've spotted a child of the very first stars.<p>Astronomers announced yesterday that they discovered the oldest known star in the universe. They believe the star is from the second generation of stars ever to form.<p>Stefan Keller, an astronomer at the Mount …

So, Turns Out Crocodiles Can Climb Trees

Crocodiles can climb trees. And they do it well, too: Some of the toothy reptiles have been spotted as high as 32 feet up a tree.<p>That's not somewhere …

Crazy ants cover themselves in acid to heal wounds after battle

A new study shows that tawny crazy ants — also known as <i>Nylanderia fulva</i> in Latin — use secretions of formic acid to detoxify wounds sustained in battles with venomous fire ants. The crazy ants, currently sweeping across the southern United States, secrete the acid from their abdominal glands. …

Alien Earths: why life on other worlds would be far weirder than us

And you thought your planet was strange<p>Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system, and with …

Birds and dinosaurs - one of the great fossil connections

Recent questions over the activities of creationist organisations in the UK, and a public debate in the US have stirred up a host of stories on both sides of the Atlantic over the evidence for evolution. Naturally the same old series of canards, false claims, out of date ideas and profound …

Electrify Any Bike For Extra Pedal Power

Upgrade your old two-wheeler.<p>Who wants to be a sweaty mess after biking to work? “No one,” is the answer FlyKly is banking on. The start-up has created an electrified rear wheel that can retrofit onto almost any bike. Pedaling becomes effortless, and co-workers will thank you.<p>Motor<p>The 250-watt <b>motor</b> …