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Phantom 3 Standard – Anyone Can Fly

INTUITIVE, POWERFUL FLIGHT<p>Enjoy the thrill of flight as you speed through the air. Powerful, responsive motors send your Phantom soaring exactly on …

Genetics

Top 10 new species for 2015 (pictures)

Fabulous sea slug<p>Parasitic plant

Zoology

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology

A Human Placenta, the Size of a Computer Chip

The “placenta-on-a-chip” could help scientists understand the notoriously mysterious organ.<p>One of the weirdest things about placentas, if you have to choose just one, is how very little we know about them. For an organ that is so essential to human life—it is the dark, pancake-shaped blob of blood …

Pregnancy

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Release Date, News, and Specs: Surface Pro 4 to be the First to Sport the Skylake Processor, To Be Released this August Alongside WIndows 10?

By Steff<p>Rumors that Microsoft 'Surface Pro 4' will be releasing this year, somewhere around June to October to be released alongside Windows 10; …

To boldly brew coffee where no man has brewed before

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti sips first espresso in space.<br>Photo Credit: Samantha Cristoforetti/Twitter<p>There’s nothing like the smell of …

Coffee

How Apollo 13's Dangerous Survival Mission Worked (Infographic)

On April 11, 1970, NASA launched the Apollo 13 mission to send three astronauts to the moon and mark the third manned lunar landing. The mission …

Space Science

Astronaut Shows How to Use the Space Station Toilet

(Video Link)<p>Samantha Cristoforetti is an Italian astronaut currently on board the International Space Station. She recently made headlines for …

Space

Traffic Around Mars Gets Busy

<b>Fast Facts:</b><p>› Five active spacecraft are orbiting Mars, an increase of two since last summer<p>› An enhanced system warns if two orbiters may approach …

Mars Orbiter

Dogs Exploit The Parent-Child Bonding Mechanism To Make You Love Them

Have you ever gazed into your dog's eyes and sensed a remarkably strong connection – almost as if that little fur ball were your child? The results …

The hypnotic, kinetic wind sculptures of Anthony Howe

Kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe creates abstract, organic sculptures from various metals and polymers. He is based in Eastsound, Washington state.<p>For …

Sculpture

The Little Dipper: Host of the North Star

The Little Dipper is an asterism in the larger constellation of Ursa Minor, the Little Bear. Asterisms are patterns of stars of similar brightness. …

How 3-D printing made the perfect prosthetic legs for Derby the dog

Rapid prototyping and dual-material printing FTW.<p>You should see this dog run. Derby was born with deformed front legs, but recently received a pair of 3-D printed prosthetics, which he is quite good at maneuvering in:<p>3-D printing experts often talk about how helpful printers are for rapid …

3D Printing

2nd Coming of Space

With Apollo we went to the moon, planted a flag and left for good. With the NewSpace industry spinning up, are we set to go back to the moon and …

Brainstorm in a teacup: can epilepsy fuel creativity?

Epilepsy can be very disruptive and debilitating, but can it also spur creativity? If treatments suppress comedic inspiration and this directly affects your job, is it worth it?<p>I’m an epileptic.<p>It’s not how I define myself, but I am writing about epilepsy, so I think pointing out the fact that I am …

DNA study reveals third group of ancient ancestors of modern Europeans

Mixture of hunter-gatherers and farmers was augmented by third wave of migrants, perhaps 5,000 years ago, from north Eurasia<p>Strands of DNA taken from ancient corpses have revealed an unexpected addition to the ancestral roots of modern Europeans.<p>The first <i>Homo sapiens</i> arrived in Europe about 45,000 …

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Bigger is better

Microsoft made good design decisions for the Pro 3. That's important, because prior versions always seemed like interesting placeholders till a more fully realized concept came along.<p>The Surface Pro 3 is a vast improvement over the Pro 1 and 2 -- and that alone is huge.<p>Microsoft nailed the physical …

Gear & Gadgets

Surface Pro 3: Sleek, lightweight and the ‘tablet that can replace your laptop’

Surface Pro 3: Thinner, faster, lighter<p>May 20, 2014<p>Surface Pro 3 has up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life, Surface Pro 3 has all the power, …

LEAKED: Windows 9 Is Coming Next Year And Will Fix A Lot Of Problems With Windows 8

Tech blog Myce has obtained a leaked internal Microsoft document from a source in China known as FaiKee.<p>The document, first spotted on Myce's website by Windows blog WinBeta, lists both Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 as scheduled for a release preview between Q2 and Q3 2015.<p>Here's a screenshot of …

Apps

Comparing Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 to the new Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has announced a successor to the Surface Pro 2. Let's see how the new tablet stacks up against its older sibling.<p>Lighter, faster, stronger -- the Surface Pro 3 is here, and Microsoft wants it to be the tablet that finally replaces your laptop.<p>Of course, we've heard that all before. But at …

Gear & Gadgets

Surface Pro 3 hands-on: thin, light, lovely

Almost a PC<p>By moving from a 10.6-inch form factor with the Surface Pro 2 to a 12-inch screen with the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s tablet feels more like a PC than ever. Really, the only thing differentiating it from a traditional notebook are the strength of the hinge and the weight distribution. …