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This is the scariest thing I have seen: The Black Dragons of the Sea

7 hours ago - Black dragonfish (Idiacanthus atlanticus) swim in the subtropical and temperate waters of the Southern Hemisphere, traveling as deep as 2,000 meters (6,562 feet) below the surface of the sea. The unusual species are sexually dimorphic, meaning the males and females look ...

Russia develops fuel for nuclear power generation that produces no radioactive waste

19 hours ago - Russia's 'Breakthrough' energy project enables closed a nuclear fuel cycle and a future without radioactive waste. The first batch of MOX nuclear fuel has been manufactured for the world's only NPP industrially power generating breeder reactors. The first ten kilograms of the ... 1

Humanity in denial: What we're afraid to say about ebola

23 hours ago - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever done. There have been more than 4,300 cases and 2,300 deaths over the past six months. Last week, the World Health Organization warned that, by early October, there may be ... 1

Stringy fields may make the universe swell faster

1 day ago - DARK energy, the mysterious force thought to be responsible for the fact the universe's expansion is accelerating, might come from a series of exotic fields. This notion, which has its origins in string theory, could explain why it was only after galaxies formed that the rate of ...

Sleeping in two segments common in eras before electric lights

1 day ago - Roger Ekrich noticed many old books, including Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales", referenced two periods of sleep being the norm in their era. ...Ekirch somehow rediscovered a fact of life that was once as common as eating breakfast. Every night, people fell asleep not long after ...

Human Spaceflight Launches Will Return to the United States

1 day ago - NASA has just announced that Boeing and SpaceX have been selected to lead the Commercial Crew Program, founded in 2010. Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Dragon V2 will be used to launch humans into Low Earth Orbit and to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral beginning in ...

Planets with oddball orbits like Mercury could host life

1 day ago - Mercury has an oddball orbit—it takes longer for it to rotate on its axis and complete a day than it takes to orbit the sun and complete a year. Now, researchers suggest photosynthesis could take place on an alien planet with a similarly bizarre orbit, potentially helping support ...

Deep Sea Explorers Saw A Creature They Can Hardly Believe Is Real

2 days ago - While there are no shortage of wacky ideas in science fiction about what creatures from other planets might look like, many weird and remarkable creatures can actually be found right here on Earth. Recently, a team from the Nautilus Live expedition piloting a remotely operated ... 2

Divers sure of new finds from 'ancient computer' shipwreck

2 days ago - Archaeologists set out Monday to use a revolutionary new deep sea diving suit to explore the ancient shipwreck where one of the most remarkable scientific objects of antiquity was found. The so-called Antikythera Mechanism, a 2nd-century BC device known as the world's oldest ...

Uncovering Hidden Text on a 500-Year-Old Map That Guided Columbus

2 days ago - Christopher Columbus probably used the map above as he planned his first voyage across the Atlantic in 1492. It represents much of what Europeans knew about geography on the verge discovering the New World, and it’s packed with text historians would love to read—if only the faded ... 1

Massive 5,000-year-old stone monument revealed in Israel

3 days ago - A lunar-crescent-shaped stone monument that dates back around 5,000 years has been identified in Israel. Located about 8 miles (13 kilometers) northwest of the Sea of Galilee, the structure is massive - its volume is about 14,000 cubic meters (almost 500,000 cubic feet) and it ...

Scientists Capture The Sound Of A Single Atom, And Apparently It's A 'D-Note'

3 days ago - What does an atom sound like? Apparently it's a "D-note." That's according to scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, who have revealed in a new study that they've captured the sound of a single atom. "We have opened a new door into the quantum ...

ESA's Gaia Observatory locates its first supernova

3 days ago - Less than two months after it first began repeatedly scanning the sky, the ESA's Gaia space observatory has discovered its first supernova - a powerful stellar explosion that had occurred in a distant galaxy located some 500 million light-years from Earth, the agency announced on ...

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

4 days ago - Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly will throw a water balloon at Bob whenever you throw a water balloon at Molly. Maybe Bob will ...

New research reveals civilization is older than previously thought

4 days ago - What if everything you've been taught about the origins of civilization is wrong? Be it that certain pieces of our history have been intentionally hidden, or that we have yet to discover and realize the true story of our past, new archaeological and geological discoveries are revealing ... 3

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