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Fossilized Hyena Dung Contains Human Hair—and a Small Part of Our Fossil Record

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:38:21 -0700

(image) Perfectly preserved hyena dung has proven that hominins shared a South African valley with warthog, impala, zebra, and more.

This New E. Coli Strain Produces Commercial-Grade Gasoline

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:14:58 -0700

(image) Bacteria have been part of biofuel research for years, but the new strain’s results are unique.

The Milky Way’s Massive Black Hole Last Exploded 2 Million Years Ago

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:45:32 -0700

(image) A mysterious glow outside our galaxy proved to be a “fossil record” of a cataclysmic explosion.

The Astonishing Plan to Blast a Rocket Into a Jupiter Moon, Searching for Life

Sun, 29 Sep 2013 21:02:15 -0700

(image) Travelling close to the speed of sound, a special “surface penetrator” has a specific target in mind.

How an Amazing Printer Creates Objects Several Times Its Size

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:26:43 -0700

(image) Hyperform has successfully created large, complex objects like chandeliers, but an MIT team has an even more ambitious future in mind

A Long-Simmering Debate About Walking on Two Legs, Solved

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:32:45 -0700

(image) The discovery is an important link in the study of human evolution.

So Mars Has Water. Could We Drink It?

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:23:23 -0700

(image) NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered that Martian soil actually contains a small amount of H2O.

This Man Is Growing a Nose on His Forehead

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:41:14 -0700

(image) Here's why.

What Does Caffeine Do to Young Brains?

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:10:08 -0700

(image) Research found adolescent rats fed the human caffeine equivalent of four cups of coffee a day had slower brain development than their water-drinking peers.

Twist: "Lost" Was Supposed to Be a "Real-World" Procedural

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:59:26 -0700

(image) A leaked memo claimed the show would “provide rational, real-world explanations for the seemingly bizarre.”

What Last Weekend’s Equinox Looked Like From Space

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:18:41 -0700

(image) A time-lapse video of multiple satellite images of the seasons changing.

A Historic Handshake?

Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:35:08 -0700

(image) The U.N. General Assembly convenes today, and the question for many is whether Obama will shake hands with new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Obama Mic

Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:20:18 -0700

(image) Obama Mic

How to Get Served at a Bar

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 17:46:47 -0700

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Secrets in a Whale's Ears

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:34:13 -0700

(image) For a new study published in PNAS, researchers hypothesized that the wax buildup in baleen whales’ ears could be a window into their lives.

Using Our Eyes to Improve Signs

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:40:04 -0700

(image) Eye-tracking software helps hospital designers determine the best place for signs—and clarifying their messages.

First Laptop Motion Control

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:11:58 -0700

(image) Already slim in design, the embedded sensor takes up half the space of its external brethren.

Life's Future on Earth

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:47:59 -0700

(image) Researchers used a growing body of detail about planets outside of the solar system to estimate that the Earth’s scrappiest life will hold on for 1.75 to 3.25 billion years.

Our Amazing Touch Ability

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:07:06 -0700

(image) One researcher described it as the ability to distinguish between a house and a car, if you happen to have a fingertip the size of the Earth.

Nintendo’s Patron Saint Dies

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:30:13 -0700

(image) Hiroshi Yamauchi ran Nintendo from 1949 until 2002, presiding over its heyday with the rise of the Nintendo Entertainment System in the 1980s.

Robot Snakes on Mars

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:58:28 -0700

(image) Mimicking various snake species’ behaviors and movements will give the robot a unique ability to interact with its environment.

"Jurassic Park" Science Debunked

Tue, 17 Sep 2013 18:58:30 -0700

(image) Scientists tried and failed to say the magic word.

Dark Side of Moon

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 06:55:15 -0700

(image) Dark Side of Moon

What Happened to Christopher McCandless?

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:31:34 -0700

(image) TNC130913_chris

World's Ugliest Animal

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:07:15 -0700

(image) The group formed to champion “aesthetically challenged” endangered species that don’t have the aww factor of some other threatened animals.

Pot Tourism in Colorado

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:03:18 -0700

(image) In a new 136-page document, Colorado says pot vendors can’t purchase out-of-state ads or entice tourists with weed. But there’s a loophole.

Removing Bad Memories

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:01:16 -0700

(image) In the study, test animals immediately and permanently lost all drug-related memories while all other thoughts remained inviolate.

How to Seed Jalapeños

Sat, 07 Sep 2013 16:23:56 -0700


Meteorite Has "Ingredients for Life"

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:39:54 -0700

(image) researchers recognized that their work could have implications for enduring speculation that life on Earth came from space.

World Trade Center Timelapse

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:51:16 -0700

(image) EarthCam shows construction of the 2.6-million-square-foot 1 World Trade Center from October 2004 to September 2013.

Famous NASA Craft Lost?

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:37:35 -0700

(image) Deep Impact became famous in 2005 for firing a projectile into the Comet Tempel 1.

Stunning Symbiotic Ants

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:55:58 -0700

(image) Researchers point to the findings as proof that the relationship between some species is far more complex than they seem.

Manmade Indoor Hurricane

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:50:49 -0700

(image) University of Miami scientists are replicating hurricanes in their laboratories to understand how they propel themselves.

Onions Crash India's GroupOn

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:21:14 -0700

(image) Al Jazeera added that GroupOn’s stunt is part of a long line of onion-related activism in the country, including many elections fought on surging onion prices.

Happiest Country in the World?

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:45:15 -0700

(image) According to the World Happiness Report, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland are all among the top 10 happiest countries on earth.

"Cheater's High" Reported

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:28:44 -0700

(image) An American Psychological Association study says that people who cheat feel better on average than those who don’t, as long as they think no one else knows.

The Rejected Van Gogh

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:23:47 -0700

(image) The undisclosed private owners who now hold the painting approached the museum two years ago, and after studying the work, the chief curator says he believes it is “100 percent genuine.”

Stunning Space Test Flight

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:09:32 -0700

(image) Branson said Virgin Galactic was putting the final touches on cabin interiors, flight suits, and other details, and after more test flights later this year will begin commercial suborbital service out of Spaceport America in 2014.

Stark Mars Eclipse

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:12:07 -0700

(image) Mars Eclipse

How to Save a Cruise Ship

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 08:26:36 -0700

(image) A $300 million salvage operation is finally preparing to move the Costa Concordia upright.

World's Biggest Volcano Discovered

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 09:56:36 -0700

(image) Researchers said in the journal Nature that the formation dwarfs the previous record holder, Mauna Loa in Hawaii, and compares to the massive Olympus Mons on Mars.

How Did Dolphins and Bats Get So Similar?

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:42:37 -0700

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Yes, Fracking Leads to Earthquakes

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:46:43 -0700

(image) A new investigation published in Geophysical Research Letters confirms that the project in Pennsylvania and Ohio led to seismological instability.

Gravity: Best Space Movie Ever?

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 09:15:47 -0700

(image) Cameron consulted with Cuarón to combine live-action footage shot in a special LED-lit "light box" with digital bodies, industrial robots, and custom rigging to simulate the zero-gravity shots.

Real Gangs in "GTAV"

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:25:51 -0700

(image) "Just go find the real terrifying people and say, ‘Can you come in here, please?’ "

Is Your Heartbeat Your New Password?

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:19:02 -0700

(image) Neat, huh? That is, if it actually works.

Incredible Fossil Scans

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 08:37:32 -0700

(image) The British Geological Survey says its online collection of 3-D fossil scans is the first of its kind.

Is Moon Glow Real?

Tue, 03 Sep 2013 08:40:01 -0700

(image) Noted by the NASA moon landers and the Apollo astronauts in the 1960s, the glow first seemed to be thin rings of light that hovered a few meters above the moon’s surface.

Frog Hears With Mouth

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 08:33:46 -0700

(image) The Gardiner frog, an inhabitant of the isolated rain forests of the Seychelles islands that split from the continental mass more that 50 million years ago, may possess an ancient evolutionary mechanism for sound perception.

The New Pixies

Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:13:58 -0700

(image) Black Francis begs “Indie Cindy, be in love with me” on the band’s new single.

Why Ex-Smokers Gain Weight

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:11:22 -0700

(image) Writing in PLos One, researchers noted that subjects seemed to gain weight even if their caloric intakes remained the same, but why?

Evangelical 'Modern Family' Mishap

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:32:52 -0700

(image) Sehorne, who claims he hasn't owned a TV for 35 years, was horrified to learn the photo is from a show that positively portrays a gay couple.

Super-Enhanced Broccoli

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:25:38 -0700

(image) A special breed of standard broccoli bred a wild relative from Sicily shows signs of preventing arthritis, a study said.

Greenland Mega-Canyon

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:21:04 -0700

(image) A newly discovered canyon lying beneath a 4-million-year-old ice sheet in northern Greenland appears to be at least 750 kilometres long and up to 800 meters deep.

Are We From Mars?

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:34:33 -0700

(image) The theory has intrigued scientists and armchair astronomers since it was first floated, even though most of the evidence has been largely debunked.

Syrian Hackers Ready for U.S. Strike

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:33:26 -0700

(image) The pro-Assad hackers said they were prepared to go after government sites in the event of a strike.

Murray Gershenz Dead

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:40:05 -0700

(image) Often credited simply as “Elderly Man” or “Grandpa,” Gershenz became known only in the last decade for roles in movies like The Hangover and numerous TV appearances.

Track New England Sharks

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:35:16 -0700

(image) Scientists tracking the phenomenon might give a touch of reassurance to weary beachgoers with a new project called the OCEARCH Global Tracker.

North Korean Singer Executed

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 09:27:30 -0700

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Human Mindmeld Achieved

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 09:13:15 -0700

(image) Still only capable of reading simple brain patterns, the researchers hope to develop more sophisticated mind-scanning techniques and increase their pool of test subjects.

Pat Robertson AIDS Rant

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:18:15 -0700

(image) Pat Robertson’s staff hasn’t had a very good week.

Mind-Reading Brain Scans

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 06:48:07 -0700

(image) A Netherlands research team employed functional MRI imaging to record activity in the brain's visual cortex while subjects viewed the handwritten letters B, R, A, I, N, and S.

Reagan’s Son Says The Butler Is “Simplistic and Dishonest”

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:07:47 -0700

(image) Michael Reagan writes that framing Reagan’s apartheid decisions as racially motivated is “simplistic and dishonest.”

Instagram Banned Tags

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:28:25 -0700

(image) The things you can and can’t search on Instagram are often arbitrary and puzzling.

Apple iPhone Swaps

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:54:29 -0700

(image) Apple is evidently concerned that just 20 percent of iPhones trade hands in Apple Stores—and that could mean the company is missing out on a valuable chance to induct more iPhone users into the full cult of Apple.

Eminem's New Album

Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:09:22 -0700

(image) The single, produced by Beats founder Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin, seems to find Eminem back in his boisterous early sound.

"Walking" Shark Found

Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:14:21 -0700

(image) “Walking” sharks wriggle their bodies and push with pectoral and pelvic fins to move through the water.

We're Wired for Empathy

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:43:31 -0700

(image) Because we tend to become more like our friends the more time we spend with them, our brains are hardwired to place ourselves in their shoes.

Sinkhole Swallows Trees

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:04:32 -0700

(image) In Assumption Parish, La., a 24-acre sinkhole prompted the evacuation of 350 rural residents last year. The video above shows why.

Highest Paid on TV

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:28:07 -0700

(image) She averages $900,000 per work day.

Aging Genes From Mom?

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:16:58 -0700

(image) Scientists know aging occurs as cells are damaged throughout life, but new research published in Nature shows that breakdowns in the mitochondrial DNA of lab mice appears to play an important part in the process apart from environmental stresses.

Detailed Gravity Maps

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:23:54 -0700

(image) Where are we lightest and heaviest?

ESPN Coming to Web?

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:28:31 -0700

(image) ESPN’s president wouldn’t say what Web service the network is considering, but the proposed setup sounds like a nice fit with the Internet-based products Apple and Google are reportedly developing.

Final Nixon Tapes

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:04:08 -0700

(image) The Nixon presidential library has finally released all of the Nixon tapes, and they do little to bolster his legacy.

High Heel Foot Scan

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:06:52 -0700

(image) Researchers in London hope new tech will transform the way doctors diagnose and treat foot and ankle problems—and influence the way shoes are designed in the future.

Strange ‘N Sync Nostalgia

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:00:08 -0700

(image) Inexplicable excitement broke out online after Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick were spotted in the VIP section during Justin Timberlake's Miami concert with Jay-Z.

Lab-Created Lightning

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:37:54 -0700

(image) One of nature's most enigmatic phenomena is ball lightning, orbs of electrically-charged plasma that zip around generating hyperbolic reports of fairies and UFOs from some observers.

GLAAD Worried About Movies

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:05:47 -0700

(image) GLAAD singled out Javier Bardem’s villain in Sony’s Skyfall, welcoming such a high-profile queer character but lamenting that the role relied on stereotypes of bisexual people as “duplicitous or unbalanced.”

Global Internet Access?

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:12:14 -0700

(image) Unlike more fanciful projects like Google’s wi-fi balloons, aims to introduce a series of small fixes that could add up to changes big enough to bring affordable Web access to the 4 to 5 billion people who currently don’t have it.

The War Criminal Lawyer

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:17:57 -0700

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Connecting All Your Things

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:24:54 -0700

(image) Since the devices do not actually create their own signals, no power source is required.

Most Successful Mammal

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:34:44 -0700

(image) Found in China, the fossil is of an early miltituberculate, a lineage of rodent-like mammals that proliferated for approximately 120 million years

Real Terminator Robots

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:10:21 -0700

(image) The T-1s stood 7 feet tall and weighed about 3,500 pounds.

Global Russian Meteor Dust

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:33:06 -0700

(image) The globe-spanning belt was still visible for months after the explosion and could affect cloud formation.

Prince William Interview

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:40:23 -0700


Japan Volcano Erupts

Sun, 18 Aug 2013 12:11:46 -0700

(image) Japan Volcano

Rare Swimming Apes

Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:09:09 -0700

(image) Both apes use movements similar to the human breaststroke, whereas most mammals use more of a doggie paddle.

Area 51 Is Real

Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:45:58 -0700

(image) A newly declassified report claims the CIA base was originally intended to test the government's U2 spy plane, used in covert missions during the Cold War.

Queen of Vine

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:09:08 -0700

(image) With more than 2 million followers, one actress seems to be everywhere on Vine.

Anti-Paparazzi Law

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:23:41 -0700

(image) The testimony is in support of California Senate Bill 606, a law that would define paparazzi harassment of children.

Turkeys Have Wingmen

Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:09:38 -0700

(image) A new study in Plos Genetics says that male turkeys of the same clutch compete all winter until a victor is crowned as mating season begins, leaving the dominant male with a crew of subordinates.

Ancient Board Game Mystery

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:49:59 -0700

(image) Forty-nine pieces sculpted from stone include pigs, dogs, pyramids, and various other shapes that come in shades of green, red, blue, black, and white.

WWE Star Comes Out

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:17:44 -0700

(image) Speaking with Young at LAX, TMZ asked if he felt that a gay wrestler could succeed in the WWE. Young's reply caught them by surprise.

Lab-Grown Beating Heart

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:44:33 -0700

(image) Researchers have created complex laboratory-grown human heart tissue that actually beats on its own.

Nazis and a Carrot Myth

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:20:11 -0700

(image) Carrots are certainly good for your eyes thanks to vitamin A, but why do people think they can actually improve your night vision?

Real Mona Lisa?

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:39:33 -0700

(image) Exhumed skeletons may help determine once and for all if Lisa Gherardini inspired the Mona Lisa.

Oprah Racism Fallout

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:10:37 -0700

(image) Winfrey said she specifically didn’t bring up details because she only mentioned the incident as an example of enduring racism.

Toliet-Powered Mobile Charger

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:57:09 -0700

(image) The project hopes to come up with fuel cells that can be mass produced for the developing world.