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Total solar eclipse 2017: How to make a pinhole projector from a cereal box

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:09:00 -0400

If your approved solar eclipse glasses didn't come in time or stores near you are sold out, it's not too late to safely see the eclipse. Using items you can find around the house, you can make a pinh....
Appeals court revives suit over US military base in Japan

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:59:14 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court Monday revived a lawsuit that seeks to block construction of a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan over concerns about its impact on the Okinawa dugong, a....
Danish Authorities Say Missing Journalist Is Dead

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:06:13 -0400

Madsen has changed his story about where Wall was last seen and details around her disappearance.....
Elon Musk and 115 other experts ask the UN to ban killer robots in open letter

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:18:16 -0400

Elon Musk, Google DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman, and 114 other leading AI and robotics experts have joined together to ask the UN to ban the use of so-called killer robots in an open letter pub....
How to tell if you damaged your eyes by looking at the solar eclipse without glasses

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:19:23 -0400

Everyone watching the US solar eclipse today (Aug. 21) was warned again and again: Wear certified protective glasses. But if you forgot to buy glasses, or you left them at home, or your name is Donald....
The Nuclear Tech Breakthrough That Could Make Oil Obsolete

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:06 -0400

Nuclear fusion is on the brink of a major milestone, but the field faces a chronic lack of funding.....
Cloud cover will vary across the US during Monday's total solar eclipse

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:55:00 -0400

Monday's total solar eclipse will come to Americans in varying degrees of visual clarity, according to ABC News meteorologists, who say that the clearest skies are likely to appear in the Northwest in....
Why you should care about China’s VPN crackdown

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:18:34 -0400

Virtual private networks help citizens around the world evade state surveillance – how long until more governments take action?....
Lifesaving smart fabric can detect and neutralize deadly nerve gas

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:05:42 -0400

As part of the fight against deadly chemical weapon attacks, researchers have developed a new smart fabric that is capable of not only rapidly detecting nerve gas, but also of neutralizing it.....
In Mumbai’s nooks and crannies, reseachers are uncovering 1,000-year-old fragments of history

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:07:21 -0400

Through the Salsette Exploration Project, a team of archaeologists and students are documenting the city’s forgotten, pre-colonial cultural heritage.....
Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:07:10 -0400

Monday's solar eclipse is set to star in several special broadcasts on TV and online....
Despite being a space reporter, this total solar eclipse completely freaked me out

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:33:39 -0400

It's really difficult to explain what I just saw.  I'm a space reporter. I know the science: The moon moved in front of the sun from Earth's perspective, blotting out our nearest star&a....
Black hole in a 'bathtub' makes waves for UK scientists

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:07:38 -0400

British-based scientists have recreated the conditions around black holes using a water bath, shedding new light on the extraction of energy from the astronomical phenomenon. Matthew Stock reports.....
Love beckons for recovering chimp in Brazil refuge

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:48:31 -0400

Marcelino is calling to her, but Cecilia cannot be with him. Luckily she is now in the best place to have her depression treated: the Sorocaba Great Primates Sanctuary. Cecilia came to Sorocaba four....
U.S. farmers confused by Monsanto weed killer's complex instructions

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:47:21 -0400

By Tom Polansek and Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) - With Monsanto Co's latest flagship weed killer, dicamba, banned in Arkansas and under review by U.S. regulators over concerns it can drift in the w....
Fairy Tales Are Full of Lies: Unicorns Were Real, Lived with Humans and Weren't that Cute

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:37:07 -0400

New research has found that the Siberian unicorn lived at the same time as prehistoric man....
We don't want AI that can understand us – we'd only end up arguing

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:38:33 -0400

Asking whether machines can really understand us is meaningless.....
Why deep learning won't replace its human counterparts anytime soon

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:16:09 -0400

Deep learning shows more promise every day, but the people that program it will remain essential.....
China’s Bitmain dominates bitcoin mining. Now it wants to cash in on artificial intelligence

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:00:09 -0400

Two years ago, a Chinese chip-design expert named Micree Zhan was reading China’s seminal science-fiction novel, The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin, while wrestling with how to create a new processo....
What to Do With Your Solar Eclipse Glasses Now That It's Over

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:28:27 -0400

You don't have to toss them yet....
Scientists Simulate Neptune's Mythical Diamond Rain

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:01:03 -0400

Researchers recreated the conditions inside ice giants like Neptune and Uranus, proving that long-hypothesized diamond rain is possible.....
You may know more about the brain than most science majors. Take this quiz to find out

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:42:48 -0400

When making decisions about education, management, or other policies, it’s wise to draw on facts about how the human brain works. And chances are that many of the things you think you know about neuro....
This animated globe showing animal migration routes is mesmerizing

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:10:20 -0400

It shows migration routes for about 150 species based on tracking data shared by over 11,000 researchers from around the world. The pink lines follow the movement of animals covering at least 310 mil....
A Thorny Debate in Plate Tectonics May Finally Be Resolved

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:30:00 -0400

“In the grand scheme of things, plate tectonics is a young theory,” says Brian Savage, a seismologist at the University of Rhode Island. “The plate-tectonic theory is 50 or 60 years old. That’s not ol....
To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:03:02 -0400

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat. To get the most out o....
How long will you keep playing? The game knows

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:56:56 -0400

Digital games now know you so well they can predict your behaviour.....
Bill Nye the Science Guy on Fashion’s Obsession With Space

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Why is everyone from Karl to Kanye suddenly inspired by NASA?....
America’s solar eclipse might have been the most watched in history

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:42:07 -0400

See Vox’s collection of photos of the solar eclipse and the people who watched it around the country. Monday’s solar eclipse was truly an American experience, visible as a partial eclipse from all 50....
Recall Alert: Don't Use These Solar Eclipse Glasses

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:13:29 -0400

Recall Alert: Don't Use These Solar Eclipse Glasses....
The Weirdest Marvel Character Origins

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:45:00 -0400

Comic characters are known for sometimes having cliché origins -- lab accidents, childhood traumas, etc. -- but these 5 characters easily steer clear of that.....
How to watch a livestream of the solar eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:45:20 -0400

If cloud cover, work or geography stand in the way of witnessing Monday's solar eclipse, don't despair. There are plenty of other ways to bear witness to the first total solar eclipse to cross....
Millions pour into US towns in path of total eclipse

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:35:36 -0400

On Monday, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the last on the continent to experience it....
Illinois town gears up to become heart of U.S. eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:00:59 -0400

By Elly Park CARBONDALE, Ill. (Reuters) - The small southern Illinois town of Carbondale was revving up on Sunday to become eclipse central on the eve of a total solar eclipse that will traverse the ....
Donald Trump Rejects Advice From Basically Everyone, Watches Solar Eclipse Without Glasses

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:02:35 -0400

President Donald Trump enjoyed the eclipse Monday like millions of Americans. Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, wrote in a White House pool report that at about 2:39 p.m., as the eclipse was r....
Why You Shouldn’t Take A Total Solar Eclipse Selfie

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:34:27 -0400

Eclipse selfies, and selfies with the sun in general, are not wise decisions. Here's why.....
Total Solar Eclipse Watchers Fear the "C-Word"

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:33:00 -0400

It's a real bummer, but not the end of the world.....
Solar eclipse 2017: What time and where is it, plus the science behind it

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:42:25 -0400

In just a few hours, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth&....
Drone used to smuggle meth across US-Mexico border

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:28:39 -0400

13 pounds of drugs seized, worth an estimated $50 thousand....