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Bugatti Veyron hybrid successor rumors surface anew

If you had told us when the Bugatti Veyron debuted nine years ago that its successor would be a hybrid, we would have responded that you were out to lunch. In fact, we didn't quite believe it two years ago when the rumor first surfaced. But that was all before Porsche, McLaren and Ferrari proved …

Hurricane Science: How Storms Like Arthur Form and Grow

It comes down to warm ocean water and the Earth's eastward rotation.<p>As Hurricane Arthur, the season's first hurricane, gathers strength off the U.S. southeast coast, thousands of Americans who were looking forward to baseball games, barbecues, and beaches are preparing for a windy, water-soaked …

Terrawatch: The crash that splintered Earth's crust

One of the things that distinguishes Earth from other planets is its plate tectonics. But how did this moving jigsaw surface begin? New research suggests that a 3.26 billion-year-old asteroid impact may have kick-started the process.<p>The impact crater has long since gone (recycled by plate …

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Want to Cook Up a Storm While Camping? Here Are the Tools You’ll Need

No eating out of a can of beans for BA staffers. From a wok to a fish spatula, here's what we bring while camping<p>After a long day of hiking, there’s nothing <i>BA</i> Test Kitchen manager and resident adventurer <b>Brad Leone</b> likes more than sitting around the fire, making a meal for friends. <b>This is his mobile</b> …

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APOD: Hubble's Jupiter and the Amazing Shrinking Great Red Spot (2014 May 17) Credit: NASA, ESA, and Amy Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center) et al. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140517.html Explanation: Gas giant Jupiter is the solar system's largest world with about 320 times the mass of planet Earth. It's also known for a giant swirling storm system, the Great Red Spot, featured in this sharp Hubble image from April 21. Nestled between Jupiter-girdling cloud bands, the Great Red Spot itself could still easily swallow Earth, but lately it has been shrinking. The most recent Hubble observations measure the spot to be about 10,250 miles (16,500 kilometers) across. That's the smallest ever measured by Hubble and particularly dramatic when compared to 14,500 miles measured by the Voyager 1 and 2 flybys in 1979, and historic telescopic observations from the 1800s indicating a width of about 25,500 miles on its long axis. Current indications are that the rate of shrinking is increasing for the long-lived Great Red Spot. http://hubblesite.org/news/2014/24 http://spacetelescope.org/news/heic1410/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140517 #APOD

When One Fish Gets Drunk, Its Whole School Swims Faster

One fish, two fish, drunk fish, zoom fish<p>When a single fish gets tipsy, it swims faster than usual. This was already known. But what happens when it is thrown into a tank with sober fish? The fish swims even faster than when it is alone, and, furthermore, the whole school speeds up. The sober fish …

Largest dinosaur? Paleontologists unearth new heavyweight in Argentina

Paleontologists in Patagonia, southern Argentina on Friday announced they have unearthed a 90-million-year-old fossil of what they claim is the largest dinosaur found to date.<p>"It's the largest example ever found," said Ruben Cuneo, director of the Feruglio Museum of Trelew, a city founded by Welsh …

Researchers say they've found the biggest dinosaur ever

Three years ago, a family of rural farmers stumbled across an incredible paleontological site on their land in the Patagonia region of Argentina. The family notified nearby Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio (MEF), and now researchers at the site have unearthed what they believe is the largest …

Alternative Godzilla Movie Posters

A selection of unofficial, alternative Godzilla movie posters by different creative folks.<p>It’s always a pleasure to see how great blockbusters of the …

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art | Colossal

<p>Early last year motion graphics artist and Alexandra Khitrova decided to utilize some of the digital tools she had acquired in her profession to …

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