Animal

Newly Discovered ‘Monster’ Penguin Was As Tall As an Adult Human

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Fish swam for their lives when they encountered a forbidding, ancient “monster” penguin that would have towered over today’s largest penguin, the emperor, a new study …

Science

This Mathematician’s ‘Mysterious’ New Method Just Solved a 30-Year-Old Problem

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A mathematician has solved a 30-year-old problem at the boundary between mathematics and computer science. He used an innovative, elegant proof that has his colleagues marveling …

Science

‘Mad’ Flat-Earther’s Steam Rocket Launch Grounded by Bad Water Heater Bought on Craigslist

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Flat-Earth proponent, former limo driver and amateur rocketeer “Mad” Mike Hughes planned to launch 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) into the air above the community of Amboy in California’s …

Science

X-37B Military Space Plane Breaks Record on Latest Mystery Mission

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The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane just broke its spaceflight-duration record. At 6:43 a.m. EDT (1043 GMT) today (Aug. 26), the robotic X-37B sailed past the program …

Music

Whatever happened to overnight superstar Susan Boyle?

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  IT was an audition that changed the entertainment industry for ever — and made a humble Scottish singleton a multi-millionaire megastar. But when Susan Boyle …

Animal

Scientists Figure Out Why There Are Black Squirrels All Over the United States

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It has to do with some cross-species courtships. This member of the gray squirrel species has black fur. (Image: © Shutterstock) Biologists from the United Kingdom …

Animal

The Eerily Beautiful Bats of Arizona

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When thirty-five year old C. Hart Merriam came to the Colorado Plateau in 1890 he was already an accomplished zoologist, mammalogist, ethnographer and naturalist. He had …

Science

In a Lab Accident, Scientists Create the First-Ever Permanently Magnetic Liquid

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For the first time, scientists have created a permanently magnetic liquid. These liquid droplets can morph into various shapes and be externally manipulated to move around, …

Destinations

The Trulli cones of Alberobello, Puglia

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The town of Alberobello, in Puglia with its naturally romantic setting, narrow streets and Trulli cones – Apulian dry stone huts –  looks like a town …

Destinations

How to “Be More Japan”: celebrating Japanese traditions at home and abroad

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There’s no doubt that the world has fallen in love with Japan: it’s beautiful landscapes, rich history, quirky pop culture and fascinating mix of new and …