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Australia’s crocodile-fish crawled onto dry land first

The first backboned animals to step out of water and walk on dry land were from Australia—not Scotland, as scientists previously thought. Researchers …

Revised Global Warming Records Show No Sign of Long-Debated 'Hiatus'

Environment<p>Global warming has not stopped or even slowed in the past 18 years, according to a new federal study that rebuts doubters who've claimed that that heating trends have paused.<p>Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration readjusted thousands of weather data points to …

Warmer Oceans Are Pushing Marine Life Toward the Poles, Study Says

Environment<p>Rising sea temperatures attributed to global climate change could drive many marine creatures away from the equator, but their move toward the poles promises to put them in peril in habitats that are smaller and less hospitable, scientists say.<p>Two studies published on Thursday in the …

Habitats

Five chemistry inventions that enabled the modern world

Photograph: eye35 /Alamy<p>It’s probably saved your life ...<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/4/1433438875320/b4602d45-1c76-47a3-b882-4eea17cb1b21-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: eye35 /Alamy<p>It’s probably saved your life …

Inventions

How much do oceans add to world’s oxygen?

Most of Earth’s oxygen comes from tiny ocean plants – called phytoplankton – that live near the water’s surface and drift with the …

Will animals need ‘oxygen tanks’ as oceans warm?

Mountain climbers typically carry tanks of oxygen to help them reach the summit. It’s the combination of physical exertion and lack of oxygen at high …

Fish, Crabs Are Losing Homes as Oceans Lose Oxygen

About 20 percent of ocean habitat for Atlantic cod and crabs could be gone by end of century. Other marine life is at risk, too.<p>Atlantic cod, the storied catch of New England’s fishing industry, have little in common with bottom-dwelling rock crab, which are perhaps best known for swiping bait from …

The Interactive Purriodic Table of Internet Cats

The Interactive Purriodic Table of Internet Cats is a fun way to make sure you’re up-to-date on all of the top Internet cat memes! Just in case …

20th Century Death

20th Century Death infographic from Information is Beautiful, visualizes the main causes of death during the 20th century by grouping each cause into …

The Future of Rare Earth Elements

Rare Earth Elements make up a large portion of our high tech equipment and the demand for the elements is only increasing. This infographic, …

Infographics

The meta-frog: CT scan reveals frog inside another frog

Frogs belonging to the genus <i>Ceratophrys</i> have a very particular way of catching their prey. They sit, squatting still and silent, waiting for another animal to cross their path -- then BAM! Out flicks the sticky tongue and down goes the prey into the gullet.<p>The frog actually has a very wide mouth:</i> …

The metal that brought you cheap flights

<b>It made the age of cheap foreign holidays possible, and for years it was what made margarine spreadable. Nickel may not be the flashiest metal but modern life would be very different without it.</b><p>Deep in the bowels of University College London lies a machine workshop, where metals are cut, lathed and …

Processing Power Compared

Share on Twitter<p>Share on Facebook<p>We may (sadly) live in a world devoid of flying cars and personal teleportation devices, but that doesn't mean …

Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay

The US Naval Research Laboratory announced a major breakthrough in materials science on Thursday. After decades of research and development, the NRL has created a transparent, bulletproof material that can be molded into virtually any shape. This material, known as Spinel, is made from a synthetic …

Soldiers could have their bones copied and 3D printed in case of injury

Experts say that soldiers could be scanned before deploying and a 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed if they are injured<p>Soldiers could be scanned before they enter the battlefield and a virtual 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed when they get injured, …

To Keep Bacteria Off Medical Devices, Coat Them In This Slippery Liquid

Back off bacteria, you'll get no traction here<p>With antibiotic resistant microbes on the rise, plenty of researchers are looking into ways of thwarting the stubborn little devils. Scientists are working on everything, from air cocoons and electrical implants, to many other complicated alternatives. …

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

Bionic leg: Golfer becomes first to wear 'Bluetooth' brace allowing him to walk, cycle and tackle the stairs

John Simpson , who has managed sportsmen including Nick Faldo, Greg Norman and Sebastian Coe, becomes first to wear lower limb brace controlled by Bluetooth<p>A man who has been unable to walk since contracting Polio as a young child is able to walk naturally again after becoming the <b>first person to be</b> …

Geologists solve tectonic plate mystery with half a tonne of explosives

Geologists may have finally explained how tectonic plates shift by blowing up hundreds of kilograms of dynamite in New Zealand.<p>Half a tonne of explosive slurry was pumped into a dozen, steel-cased holes spread nearly 100km across New Zealand’s north island.<p>The seismic waves produced by the …

North Island

Ask Us Anything: Can Body Fat Protect You Like A Built-In Cushion?

Short Answer: It Prevents Some Injuries But Causes Others<p>Fat can indeed act as a shock absorber in violent collisions. A 2003 study of car-crash victims found that those with more subcutaneous fat were less likely to suffer abdominal injuries. But the fat-as-airbag principle only goes so far. When …

The "Perfectly Optimized" Page

The “Perfectly Optimized” Page infographic states that there is no such thing as a “Perfect Page”. But don’t be discouraged! Moz.com presents 3 key …

Choosing a Social Media Platform

Released about a year ago, the Choosing The Most Effective Social Media Platforms infographic was published by Edge Media and designed by …

The Graphic Continuum

The Graphic Continuum is a new poster of data visualization styles and methods from Job Schwabish and Severino Ribecca. Available as a printed poster …

The Scary Truth About Your Passwords: An Analysis of the Gmail Leak

Passwords can be troublesome to remember, so we tend to make them short and easy. The Scary Truth About Your Passwords: An Analysis of the Gmail Leak …

Responsive Web Design

When you have your own website, there are plenty of decisions you have to make. The Responsive Web Design infographic from Verve gives helpful …

The Internet Is a Zoo: The Ideal Length of Everything Online

Short, sweet, and to the point! The Internet Is a Zoo: The Ideal Length of Everything Online infographic from a partnership between SumAll and Buffer …

40 Brand Logos with Hidden Messages

Some of the best known logos hide the best kept secrets. 40 Brand Logos with Hidden Messages infographic designed by Oomph! reveals some of those …

When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG Image File Types

Image file types are confusing to many people, but the Know Your File Types: When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG infographic from WhoIsHostingThis? Is here …

The World's Loudest Noises - An Audio Infographic

Loud noises can be unpleasant. But how loud is too loud? The World’s Loudest Noises is an interactive infographic from Air Conditioning Company that …