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Scientists Discover ‘World’s Northernmost Island’ Off Greenland’s Coast

Researchers say the tiny island in Greenland – roughly 30 metres across – was exposed by shifting pack ice

A Bad Solar Storm Could Cause an 'Internet Apocalypse'

The undersea cables that connect much of the world would be hit especially hard by a coronal mass ejection.

With Nothing Able to Eat Them, Cane Toads Are Eating Each Other

It's creating an evolutionary pressure to grow fast.

Zoom Dysmorphia Is Following Us Into the Real World

Eighteen months of using front-facing cameras has distorted our self-image – and a new study reveals that the effects aren't going away easily

Could You Have Stopped Chernobyl?

...or would you have needed a PhD for that? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It would appear the inaugural post caused some (off-LW)...

Why the US Military May Reveal a Top Secret Space Weapon

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Google Could Pay Apple Nearly $15 Billion This Year to Remain the Default Search Engine on iOS

By now it's no secret that Google has been paying a hefty price to be the default search engine on Apple devices. Not only that, but regulators...

Why Are Hyperlinks Blue?

The internet has ingrained itself into every aspect of our lives, but there’s one aspect of the digital world that I bet you take for granted. Did you ev

Origins of SARS-CoV-2: Window Is Closing for Key Scientific Studies

Authors of the March WHO report into how COVID-19 emerged warn that further delay makes crucial inquiry biologically difficult.

Rebranding Chernobyl

A team of Ukrainian graphic designers has created an ever-changing image that captures the evolving aftermath of nuclear disaster.

Why the Changing Colour of Our Streetlights Could Be a Danger for Insect Populations

The increasing prevalence of white LED streetlamps spells worrying population declines for insects like moths.

Does Technology Have a Soul?

As computers increasingly come to take on the qualities we once understood as distinctly human, we keep moving the bar to maintain our sense of distinction.

A Combination of Failures: Why 3.6m Pounds of Nuclear Waste Is Buried on a Popular California Beach

The San Onofre nuclear power plant shut down years ago – but residents and experts worry what will happen with the waste left behind

These 7 "Star Trek" Technologies May Soon Become Reality

7 "Star Trek" inventions that could quickly become reality, and will let humans one day boldly go where we've never gone before.

Chemistry Explains Why the Most Underrated Part of Coffee Is So Important

Researchers from Ohio State University presented new work at the American Chemical Society fall meeting revealing the chemistry behind good coffee.

A Hidden Arctic Cave Holds Secrets About Our Past and Future

For half-a-century scientists have wondered what clues this enigmatic Greenland cave might hold. Now they're about to find out

What Does Full FDA Approval of a Vaccine Do if It's Already Authorized for Emergency Use?

While emergency use authorization gets vaccines out to the public more quickly, it doesn’t skip any steps that full approval requires.

The US Military May Soon Declassify a Secret Space Weapon

The primary goal US military leaders have is deterring attacks on its satellites.

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Finds a Changing Landscape

What Is Multiverse Theory?

Do we live in a multiverse? Maybe, maybe not.

Could Your Next Lawyer Be a Robot? The Legal Community Thinks So

DoNotPay works in a fairly simple manner—you tell its chatbot what your problem is, such as appealing against a parking fine, and in return, it will suggest what it thinks is the best legal...

The Mysterious Origins of Universe's Biggest Black Holes

They are the biggest black holes in the known Universe, billions of times more massive than our Sun, but little is known about how these monsters form and grow so big.

High-Speed Camera Captures a Water Jet’s Splashy Impact as It Pierces a Droplet

A study by MIT and University of Twente researchers involves firing small jets of water through many kinds of droplets, using high-speed cameras to capture each watery impact — similar to the...

How Climate Changed During the Paleocene-​Eocene Thermal Maximum

Fifty-five million years ago, Earth’s thermostat shot up—and life dramatically changed. Here’s what history can teach us about our modern temperature surge.

Ripples in Saturn's Rings Reveal the Planet's Giant, Slushy Core

Saturn’s core is an unexpectedly immense mixture of ice, rock, and gas, surprising scientists who are trying to figure out how the planet formed and evolved to the enigmatic world we see today.

A Major Einstein Theory Was Just Proven Right, 106 Years Later

In 1905 Albert Einstein wrote four groundbreaking papers on quantum theory and relativity. It became known as Einstein™s annus mirabilis or wonderous year.

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Stunning New Astronomy Museum in Shanghai Is the World's Largest

As a lover of stars and outer space, there's quite a bit of excitement we have around the opening of the world's largest Astronomy museum.

The Endgame for Cryptocurrency

One thing in the past decade the academics failed to appreciate is the power of believing. In democracies like the United States, if the power of believing can be maintained long enough, a...

The Secret Lives of Mosquitoes, the World’s Most Hated Insects

While some are a nuisance, others working as nighttime pollinators may be critically important to a functioning ecosystem

At&T Hack of 70M Customer Records Claimed by Credible Source

There has been a claimed AT&T hack of personal data from 70M customers, less than a week after a confirmed hack of tens of millions of...

Elon Musk says Tesla Is Working on Humanoid Robots

You’ll be able to outrun and overpower them, he says

The FBI’s Delta Protocol Warns Startups of Chinese Spying

Here’s the insider threat the FBI has been discreetly briefing VC firms and startups about.

Who Were the 3 Founders of Apple? Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and ...?

Wayne joined Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to found Apple on April 1, 1976. Wayne met Jobs at Atari and provided administrative oversight during Apple's very first days, but sold his 10% share less...

German Chemists Identified Over 7,700 Different Chemical Formulas in Beers

Team combined two mass spectrometry techniques to analyze samples in 10 minutes.

Is It Possible to Recreate Dinosaurs From Their DNA?

Ever since moviegoers saw the first ‘Jurassic Park,’ millions have wondered if scientists could make a dinosaur in the lab.

How the Humble Avocado Went From the Unwanted “Crocodile Pear” to America’s Favorite Superfood

Avocado orchards had carpeted the gently undulating hills around the sacred lake of Pátzcuaro with stodgy green bushes. Here, before the cataclysmic arrival of the first envoys dispatched by Hernan…

Physicists Give Weird New Phase of Matter an Extra Dimension

The new phase of matter behaves like a solid and a frictionless liquid at the same time

The Long Road Ahead for Tesla’s Autopilot

Your five-minute guide to what's happening in tech this Tuesday, from NHTSA's investigation into Tesla's Autopilot to Blue Origin suing NASA.

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