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'We’re Gonna Do What International Law Says We Can Do.' Aboard the USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea

Crowned with a giant disc-shaped radar — the captains all call it their “eye in the sky” — the E-2C Hawkeye early warning aircraft is typically one …

China

A newly discovered duck-like dinosaur had a neck like a goose's and claws like velociraptors'

Birds are the modern incarnation of dinosaurs.<p>But some birds live in ways we haven't observed in the dinosaur kingdom. Ducks, for example, alternate between water and land habitats, able to take advantage of both.<p>Until now, that hadn't been seen in dinosaurs, but the discovery of a duck-like …

Paleontology

Neil deGrasse Tyson Brilliantly Trolls Flat-Earthers With 1 Hilarious Image

Neil deGrasse Tyson has something he’d like the flat-Earthers to see.<p>Or rather, it’s something they’ll never see... and neither will anyone else, at least not in the real world.<p>The astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York took to …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the "Study of Mathematically …

Education

24matins.uk

News<p>Palestinian mourners in the Gaza Strip on Saturday buried their dead, including a journalist, after Israeli troops killed nine during the …

Trucking

The Secrets of Unkillable Tardigrades Found in Their DNA

They can survive freezing temperatures close to absolute zero, pressure six times greater than what's at the ocean floor, hundreds of times the radiation that would floor a human, and the vacuum of space.<p>Tardigrades, sometimes referred to as water bears, have a mythical toughness. The eight-legged …

'Lost continent' found under Mauritius | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Found -- one lost continent, hiding underneath a tropical holiday destination.<p>It might sound implausible, but deep at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, a research team, led by South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, has found pieces of an ancient continent.<p>The lava-covered piece of …

Indian Ocean

Found: Guts of 470-Million-Year-Old Sea Creature

Spectacular trilobite fossils from Morocco are helping scientists piece together how these insect-like animals moved and ate.<p>In a rare find, scientists have examined guts, legs, and gills from an animal that was preserved for nearly 500 million years. The ancient soft parts are offering new …

Astronomie: ESA zeigt Video mit zwei Millionen Sternen und ihren Bewegungen - Engadget Deutschland

Die ESA hat ein faszinierendes Video im Rahmen der Gaia-Mission veröffentlicht, in dem die Bewegung von zwei Millionen Sternen für die nächsten fünf Millionen Jahre berechnet und animiert wurden. Wer weiß, wie es in fünf Mio. Jahren auf der Erde aussieht und ob es sie überhaupt noch gibt? Die …

Vietnam

EmDrive: Has the 'impossible' technology started a new space race between US and China?

The controversial EmDrive space propulsion engine technology is said to function without any rocket fuel and aid astronomers in space travel much …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

99 million-year-old dinosaur tail found in chunk of amber bought at market

A chunk of amber on sale in a market was found to contain a dinosaur tail, complete with feathers.<p>Lida Xing from the China University of Geosciences in Beijing found the specimen in Myitkyina, Myanmar. The seller thought the tail was a type of plant and hoped it would be bought be a jeweler or …

Paleontology
Chemistry
Chemistry

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets