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Remains of 18-Foot-Long Sea Monster Found with Its Favorite Foods

An exquisitely preserved fossil of an ichthyosaur — a dolphin-like reptile that lived during the dinosaur age — found alongside the remains of …

Danish submarine owner Peter Madsen admits to dismembering body of Swedish journalist

Peter Madsen, the Danish inventor, has confessed to sawing off the head and limbs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall and also changed his story about how she died on board his submarine, Copenhagen police said on Monday.<p>Mr Madsen, 46, now maintains that Wall died from carbon monoxide released into the …

Crime

Doctor uses iPhone accessory to diagnose his own cancer

We rely on doctors to take care of us and figure out what’s wrong with us when we’re not feeling 100%, but what happens when a doctor gets sick? …

Cancer

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

In 1985, when Carl Sagan was writing the novel <i>Contact</i>, he needed to quickly transport his protagonist Dr. Ellie Arroway from Earth to the star Vega. …

NASA Twins Study spots thousands of genes toggling on and off in Scott Kelly

When astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after a year floating about the International Space Station, he was noticeably different from his …

Kelvin's "Clouds" Speech

On Friday, April 27, 1900, the British physicist Lord Kelvin gave a speech entitled "Nineteenth-Century Clouds over the Dynamical Theory of Heat and …

What Is a Boson?

In particle physics, a <i>boson</i> is a type of particle that obeys the rules of Bose-Einstein statistics. These bosons also have a <i>quantum spin</i> with …

New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face—a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the …

Surveillance

Chip Stocks to Profit From Your Hyperconnected Life

<i>This column was originally published on Oct. 28. On Nov. 3, reports emerged that Broadcom is prepping an unsolicited bid for Qualcomm, which led</i> …

Internet of Things

Here’s How to Make Climate Change Extra Scary - Facts So Romantic

Thirty thousand years ago, a woolly mammoth in Siberia shed a giant virus. It soon became encased in ice and, for tens of thousands of years, the …

Global Warming

How a Victorian Lawyer from Wales Invented the Hydrogen Fuel Cell

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Let us start, in the …

Green energy vs. coal: A secret campaign to convince Ohioans that wind and solar would kill jobs

<b>By Brad Wieners and David Hasemyer</b><p><i>InsideClimate News</i><p>On March 30, Bill Seitz, a charismatic Republican, took to the floor of the Ohio House to make a …

David Bowie “got it wrong” about space says astronaut Chris Hadfield

Retired CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge — the MC — remarked on an astronaut "admittedly afraid of heights" winning an award named after a hero …

NASA put together a playlist of spooky space sounds for Halloween

It’s almost Halloween, and in order to help get us all into the holiday spirit, NASA has shared a SoundCloud playlist of creepy space sounds. The …

Halloween

Sunscreen Snow Found On Giant Planet Outside Of Earth’s Solar System

Astronomers have discovered an interesting feature on a red-hot, giant planet outside of our solar system. The atmosphere “snows” titanium dioxide, …

SpaceX, OneWeb Detail Constellation Plans to Congress

WASHINGTON — SpaceX and OneWeb say they are within months of launching the first satellites in their competing megaconstellations of broadband …

Space Exploration

NASA Sounding Rocket To Probe The Space Between The Stars

NASA is to launch a sounding rocket for a 15-minute exploration of one of the deep mysteries of space – the intergalactic medium.<p>The cold, dark spaces between the stars and galaxies of the night sky aren’t empty – that’s actually where most of the matter in the Universe is. It’s called the …

Space Exploration

Explorers Will Dive Beneath Antarctic Ice Shelf, Looking for Life

Chill-proofed divers are about to plunge beneath the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica in an attempt to figure out how global warming is affecting the …

Physics is taught badly because teachers struggle with basic concepts

Kinematics describes the motion of objects through numbers, diagrams, words and equations and is taught in schools around the world as part of the …

Teaching

5 Things That Are Almost as Deadly as Smoking, According to Science

And sometimes harder to avoid.<p>Cigarette smoking, one of the least healthy habits out there, is quickly disappearing in the United States. The rate of …

Kate Middleton

Inside Zaha Hadid Architects' Latest, Eco-Friendly Project in Saudi Arabia

The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre is now open<p>Even after the loss of its eponymous visionary, Zaha Hadid Architects continues to churn out unique, shapely structures in the style of its Pritzker Prize–winning founder. The latest? The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research …

Pictures Reveal Life Inside Tiny Futuristic Cubes

Built in 1972, the Nakagin Capsule Tower was the benchmark of Japan’s post-war economic boom. Now, its future is uncertain.<p>On the outskirts of Tokyo’s posh Ginza district stands Nakagin Capsule Tower, an unusual structure that once held Japan’s vision for the future.<p>The building was designed by …

Architecture

Gut bacteria found to have a role in both PTSD and Alzheimer's disease

One of the biggest new areas of medical research in the 21st century is the investigation into the holistic effect of the gut microbiome on the human …

Alzheimer's Disease