Israeli Scientists Shoot for Moon with Dishwasher-Sized Spacecraft
It's only the size of a dishwasher and weighs as much as giant panda, but its inventors are hoping this spacecraft will go where no other Israeli vessel has gone before - to the moon.
Scientists Find Dinosaur That Was Scourge of Jurassic Europe
In Europe 150 million years ago, this dude was the biggest, baddest bully in town. Two scientists in Portugal announced on Wednesday that they have identified the largest carnivorous dinosaur ever found in Europe, a 33-foot-long brute called Torvosaurus gurneyi.
Gene Identified for Butterfly Wing Marking Mimicry
To fool predators, some butterflies create wing color patterns that make them resemble their unpalatable cousins. Only recently have scientists been unraveling how they do that, and now researchers have identified the gene that does the trick for an Asian swallowtail.In...
Netflix Phishing Scam Warning: Attempted Identity Theft Recorded
A Netflix phishing scam is being conducted, a top security researcher is warning. Netflix subscribers should be on the lookout for a new phishing scam that tricks customers into calling a fake tech support line and turning over control of their computers.
How Deep Can a Fish Go? Scientists May Have Answer
They may look like guts stuffed in cellophane, but five fish hauled up from near-record depths off the coast of New Zealand are providing scientists with new insights into how deep fish can survive.In a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...
Increased Redwood Poaching Threatens Trees' Future
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.
90 Percent Ice Coverage Breaks Lake Michigan Record
More than 90 percent of Lake Michigan is covered in ice, which is the most in recorded history, in spite of the meltdown last week. According to data from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the other record-breaking years were 1976, 1979, and 1994, CBS...
French Scientist Resurrects 30,000-Year-Old Giant Virus
A 30,000-year-old giant single-celled virus was brought back to life after being preserved in the Siberian permafrost.
DeGeneres Oscars Selfie Crashes Twitter With Record Retweets
Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres's impromptu selfie from the audience set a record for the most-retweeted post ever and temporarily disrupted Twitter Inc.'s service.
During the ABC ceremony, DeGeneres went into the audience and gathered up Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper,...
Apple Launches IPhone Voice Control for Drivers
Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week.The U.S. company's CarPlay makes its debut in Ferrari , Mercedes-Benz and Volvo vehicles at the...
New Calif. Law Allows Teens to 'Erase' Bad Internet Postings
California now requires social media companies to provide ways for young users to delete embarrassing Internet postings. The "erase bill" takes effect in January. It was signed into law this week by Gov. Jerry Brown, Fox News.com reports.
Yellowstone Bison Could Launch New Herds With No Risk to Cattle - Study
Wild bison from Yellowstone National Park that are deemed free of cattle disease could be safely used to establish new herds elsewhere across the American West without posing a risk to livestock, a U.S. Department of Agriculture study concluded.
Apple iPhone 6 Release Moved Up to July, Sources Say
The Apple iPhone 6 will reportedly be released earlier than expected, in July, as opposed to September of October, which is when the smart phone giant usually unveils new products, according to Mizuho Securities analyst Abhey Lamba.
Polar Bears Join Natural Wonders at Google Maps
Google on Thursday added polar bears to the natural splendor people can glimpse from the comfort of their homes at the Internet giant's free online mapping service.
Survey: Americans Would Give up TV Before Internet
Americans have become so enamored of the Internet, they would more readily forgo television than online access, a survey showed Thursday.The Pew Research Center survey released ahead of the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web found 53 percent of US Internet users would...
NASA Announces Mother Lode of New Planets: 715
Our galaxy is looking far more crowded. NASA has confirmed a bonanza of 715 newly discovered planets outside our solar system.Scientists using the planet-hunting Kepler telescope have nearly doubled the number of planets discovered in the galaxy. The figure is now about...
Raise a Glass to O. Oeni, the Bug That Turns Wine from Sour to Smooth
Chateau Paradise or Chateau Rotgut? Why is it that one wine can be exquisitely smooth, and another stomach-turningly tart? Oenologists say the answers are many, but one factor is a germ that helps to lower a wine's acidity.
New Acetaminophen Fear: ADHD Linked to Tylenol Ingredient
Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, has been linked to the development of symptoms generally associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children whose mothers took the painkiller frequently during pregnancy.
Google Glass Facing Driving Bans With States Wary of Cat Videos
Gary Howell has a vision, and it's a grim one, involving a cat. A motorist is driving down the road, wearing his Google Glass. He decides to watch a feline video and breaks into laughter."When you're rolling down the road in a ton-and-a-half of metal at 65 miles per hour,...
Obesity Rates Drop for Young Children as Others Constant
The obesity rate among 2- to 5-year- olds dropped by almost half in the U.S. over the past decade, according to a report suggesting fewer young Americans are now headed for the risk of heart disease and diabetes linked to being severely overweight.Obesity among young...
Avalanche Deaths Spike as Storms Bring Snow, Risks
Skiers and snowboarders rejoiced when a series of storms dumped several feet of snow in the mountains across the West, after what had been a disappointing start for those seeking fresh powder in the backcountry.
But all the new snow and strong winds in the past month have...
Cybersecurity Firm: 360 Million Newly Stolen Credentials on Black Market
A cybersecurity firm said on Tuesday that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access.
The discovery could represent more of a...
Smartphone Giants Want Your Body
Smartphone makers are fighting for space on your wrist and your head; lucrative real estate for a new wave of high-tech devices if only they can persuade you to wear them.Manufacturers unleashed a battery of new wearable devices at the world's biggest mobile fair in...
Samsung Launches Flagship Galaxy S5 Smartphone
Samsung on Monday unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, armed with a fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate sensor to defend its place as the world's industry leader.
3-D Printers Make Human Tissue in Push to Create Livers
3-D printing used to construct everything from art to toys to spare parts for the space station may one day produce human organs at a hospital near you.The 20-year-old technology uses liquid materials that become hard as they print out three-dimensional objects in layers,...
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