• UFOlogist claims he’s spotted a gigantic Martian rodent in Curisotiy rover footage

    If there is one thing I cannot imagine doing, it’s obsessively combing over footage beamed back to Earth from NASA’s Curiosity rover to search for signs of Martian life, no matter how ridiculous they may seem. However there’s an entire cult of people on the Internet that spend their days doing just…

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  • These apps use emojis to make you less depressed

    Sharing emotions in a structured way via social media is on the cutting edge of online psychotherapy research, including emojis.

  • Drought-hit India's quest for water hampered by thirsty crops

    By Krishna N. Das and Mayank Bhardwaj RAMPUR, India (Reuters) - Pleas by local Indian officials for farmers to switch from rice to oilseeds and pulses and protect dangerously low water levels are falling on deaf ears, and may be further undermined by government policies encouraging cultivation of…

  • What's The Significance Of AppliedMicro's X-Gene 3 And X-Tend Interconnect?

    The void left by the Advanced Micro Devices X86 server chip "sabbatical" five years ago created a massive opportunity in the server SoC space. It had to be filled with something and that something has primarily been Intel and then ARM-based server chips. ARM Holdings -based servers have been in…

  • Surrounding landscape can contribute to feeling healthy says UK study

    If you want to feel healthier, live somewhere more scenic according to new results from a study carried out by the University of Warwick, UK. Just because a place is green does not compel us to feel better on its own.

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  • 'Thing Explainer' - A Review of Randall Munroe's New Book (Using the Ten Hundred Most Common Words)

    Just one day ago, a new book came to my house: Thing Explainer by the writer of another book called What If. I've written about that other book here. This new book is an effort to help people understand all sorts of cool stuff about the world and how it works using simple words -- in fact, only a…

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    Great Black Friday Deals On Smartphones

    Discounts on Apple smartphones from Target when you sign up with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint.

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  • El Niño rains triggers more soy fungus in Brazil

    By Gustavo Bonato SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The number of Asian soybean rust fungus cases in Brazil has nearly doubled from the previous year due to heavy rainfall in the south triggered by El Niño, according to industry data. "El Niño causes a higher average rainfall in the south, favoring rust…

  • Dow predicts EPA review of herbicide safety resolved soon

    By Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co expects environmental safety concerns about its new herbicide Enlist Duo to be resolved, the company said Wednesday, after the government asked a federal appellate court to pull regulatory approvals while the chemical's safety is re-examined. The…

  • Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space

    Thanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football…
  • Power plant: High-tech photosynthesis

    A Florida researcher has made a remarkable discovery that could be a sustainable energy game-changer.

  • Who Ordered The Extra Large Calamari? Giant Squid Is Caught Off Spanish Coast

    THIS monster from the deep has been caught off the coast of Spain. The 33ft, 330lb giant squid was snared by fishermen aboard the boat Minchos, some miles from off coast of Villaviciosa, a town in the Asturias region of northern Spain. It has been frozen and transported to the labs of the…

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  • Governments take rose-tinted view of climate projections before summit

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Before a summit on climate change in Paris next week, many governments are citing scientific studies indicating that their plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions until 2030 will come within 0.7 degrees Celsius of an agreed 2C (3.6 Fahrenheit) target for limiting…

  • Blue tarantulas may help humans make better wide-angle computer displays

    Tarantulas are furry, they come in way more colors than the capybara, and they're very, very strange — what's not to love! I never did receive one, to my sister's great relief, but I'm still thankful for these amazing creatures.

    The Verge
  • An Architect's Investigation Into Urban Warfare

    Israeli-born architect Eyal Weizman founded his research project, Forensic Architecture, in response to the growing number of civilian conflicts around the world that now take place in cities. "When violence takes place in cities, people die in buildings," he says, "and buildings become evidence."…

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  • First trips into space planned before 2020

    Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson, the respective bosses of Amazon, Tesla and Virgin, all cherish the dream of being part of the space tourism boom by putting paying passengers in sub-orbital flights. Blue Origin, a company headed by Jeff Bezos, uploaded a video this week of its New Shepard…

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  • Tepco Arms Fukushima Crawler With Commercial Smartphone

    The latest crawler robot to be dispatched inside the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was armed with a standard-issue smartphone as its communication and image-taking device.

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  • NASA to test sugary bacteria as space-based power source

    Following its successful harvest of red leaf lettuce, NASA has announced plans to launch genetically engineered bacteria into orbit to see if they can be harnessed by future astronauts as potent survival ...