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Company Plans To Make Paper Towels And Diapers Out Of Jellyfish

Gird thy loins with jellyfish, child.<p>In many places, like beaches in Israel, there are too many jellyfish, nourished by rising ocean temperatures and acidity. Besides stinging swimmers in that country and worldwide, they can cause other thorny problems, like recently clogging the intake pipes of a …

The Navy Just Turned Seawater Into Jet Fuel

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Foodini Machine Promises to 3-D Print Dinner

Spending hours in the kitchen may be a thing of the past once the fabulous Foodini goes on sale.<p>The sleek silver machine uses 3-D printing technology …

'Big Brother' watching potential oyster thieves

DEAL ISLAND, Md. — A sophisticated radar and camera system installed along the Chesapeake Bay is acting as another set of eyes for Maryland Natural Resources Police who have tracked watermen poaching oysters from state sanctuaries since the system went online Oct. 1.<p>And officers already have won …

Turkey Unblocks Twitter Following Court Ruling

Turkey has reinstated access to Twitter following an order from a constitutional court ruling that the ban breached freedom of expression, according to Reuters.<p>The ban was reportedly lifted on Thursday afternoon following a ruling earlier in the day, Reuters said, citing an official in the Prime …

Fruit flies fitted with tiny backpacks to save farms

<i>(Credit: CSIRO)</i><p><b>The CSIRO is putting RFID sensors on Queensland fruit flies to study their behaviour in the hopes of saving Queensland's crops.</b><p>What do …

The Final Fight of Nelson Mandela's Life

Six years after retiring from a political career, Nelson Mandela called a news conference in January 2005 at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, …

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Liberals Are Going to Hate the Senate's New Student-Loan Deal

Students will pay interest rates based on the government's own cost of borrowing while Washington keeps earning profits.<p>After lots of late-night wrangling, the Senate appears to have struck a bipartisan deal on student loan interest rates, some of which doubled earlier this month. What's more, …

On World Population Day, Unpacking 9.6 Billion by 2050

How do demographers devise projections for global population?<p><b>As of Thursday, which the United Nations has declared World Population Day, there are 7.2 billion people and counting on planet Earth.</b><p>By 2050, demographers from the United Nations project that the population will reach 9.6 billion.<p>But …

The Microsoft reshuffle further consolidates CEO Steve Ballmer’s power

Microsoft announced sweeping changes today to its corporate structure, eliminating the many division presidents the company once employed to focus on software and devices. In a memo called “One Microsoft,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the move is aimed at consolidating its sprawling units under …

Gas prices expecting another surge soon

Unrest in Egypt and declining U.S. inventories are driving wholesale prices up. Pump prices will soon follow.<p>Gas prices are heading up again.<p>Rising crude oil prices and a fall in U.S. supplies are driving wholesale gas prices up sharply. That has yet to be fully reflected at the retail level.<p>Prices …

Ruling opens immigration system to gay couples

Homeland Security, which oversees visa applications, is reviewing the rulings.<p>WASHINGTON - Gay and lesbian couples will for the first time be able to secure green cards for their foreign spouses after the Supreme Court struck down a section of federal law that denied federal benefits to legally …

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10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

This Pillow Glows When Your Long-Distance Partner Goes To Bed

Romance is complicated just by itself, and when you add distance to the equation things rarely get easier.<p>This is where Pillow Talk comes in.<p>Pillow Talk is an Internet-enabled pair of pillows that talk to each other anywhere in the world. When your long-distance paramour is sleeping, your pillow …

Taste Receptors Found In Mouse Testicles. Tasticles?

Organoleptic receptors where you least expected them.<p>Researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center made a startling discovery while investigating the sense of taste in mice: not only do mice have taste receptors on their testicles, but any attempt to remove these taste receptors results in …

Meteor shower and dancing planets to grace July night sky

Science News<p>Summer planets, constellations and a late-month meteor shower should combine to make July a skywatching treat, weather permitting.<p>The Delta Aquarid meteor shower graces the night sky at the end of July, and during the month, the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shine, pointing …

Microbes to be 'last survivors' on future Earth

<b>The last surviving creatures on Earth will be tiny organisms living deep underground, according to scientists.</b><p>Researchers used a computer model to assess our planet's fate billions of years from now.<p>They found that as the Sun becomes hotter and brighter, only microbes would be able cope with the …