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Drones are revolutionising dinosaur research by mapping giant footprints by air

Drones are revolutionising dinosaur research by mapping giant footprints by air With the Indian Ocean eating away at the rock, the red cliffs of the Kimberley have revealed hundreds of prehistoric footprints.Armed with drones and hand-held laser scanners, scientists are mapping the heavy tracks they left behind.

Hubble spots rogue supermassive black hole ejected from its galaxy

Hubble spots rogue supermassive black hole ejected from its galaxy Most large galaxies like our own Milky Way have a supermassive black hole in the center.It’s so common that astronomers just expect to see the telltale signs of a black hole in the heart of galaxies.

Stephen Hawking gave a speech via hologram. Again.

Stephen Hawking gave a speech via hologram. Again. Cosmologist Stephen Hawking spoke in Hong Kong on Friday — only he wasn't actually present for the speech.The world-renowned physicist actually gave his speech live via hologram for the 90-minute lecture about his life and work.

This unexpected word helps you get through hard times

This unexpected word helps you get through hard times But, without even realizing it, there's something else you do all the time that probably helps dull the pain.A new study published in the journal Science found that using the generic form of the word "you" helps people make sense of and distance themselves from negative emotional experiences.

These scientists turned spinach leaves into beating heart tissue

These scientists turned spinach leaves into beating heart tissue researchers found a way to use the veins of the spinach leaf to build a miniature version of a beating heart muscle.Next, they flowed fluids and microbeads similar in size to human blood cells through the spinach's veiny network.

Powerful cyclone strikes iconic Australian coast

Powerful cyclone strikes iconic Australian coast The storm will likely be the strongest tropical cyclone to strike the country since Cyclone Yasi hit in 2011.ET, Cyclone Debbie had maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour, or 108 miles per hour, with gusts to 155 kilometers per hour.

Good news: science says your cat actually does want to chill with you

Good news: science says your cat actually does want to chill with you New research from Oregon State University, published on Friday in Behavioural Processes, states that cats enjoy human contact more than they like eating.Yep, cats like hanging out with their humans more than they like eating.

This might be the best-ever view of Earth from space

This might be the best-ever view of Earth from space It's a view that very few people will ever get to see firsthand: Legs dangling in free fall above the Earth with nothing but empty space between you and the planet's blue surface 250 miles below.If you're an astronaut on a spacewalk, however, this vertigo-inducing perspective is something you'll need to get used to, and fast.

It's time to let a robot invasion stop the Lionfish explosion

It's time to let a robot invasion stop the Lionfish explosion If fisherman can't catch lionfish en masse, they can't sell them at quantities to food stores and restaurants.On one dive, their boat captain challenged Angle, "Okay, you build robots, build one to go hunt lionfish.

How I Let Disney Track My Every Move

How I Let Disney Track My Every Move It’s also communicating with beacons hidden throughout the park to let Disney know what you’re doing and where you’re going.) I realize that this is something I signed up for—Disney will still let you use paper tickets and avoid MagicBands if you like—but I arrived at the park pretty clueless about the extent to which Disney would be tracking my every move.

Trump White House reveals it's 'not familiar' with well-studied costs of global warming

Trump White House reveals it's 'not familiar' with well-studied costs of global warming It ended up being more revealing than the White House may have intended.Ample reports show that climate change itself threatens jobs and imperils economic productivity.

Elon Musk's SpaceX is betting big on its rocket launch this week

Elon Musk's SpaceX is betting big on its rocket launch this week Elon Musk's SpaceX is about to face one of its biggest tests yet.That booster was brought back to Earth after the launch in April 2016, landing on a drone ship at sea.

Spiders could eat all humans in one year, and this petition wants to make it happen

Spiders could eat all humans in one year, and this petition wants to make it happen The Washington Post either ruined or made your day on Tuesday when it published a bit of an analysis that suggests spiders could eat every human on Earth in one year if they really wanted to.Now musician John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats is petitioning Senator Al Franken to help make that happen.

Is a coconut a nut?

Is a coconut a nut? It might not be so obvious at first glance, but a coconut is technically a fruit, a general nut and a seed.The coconut belongs to a group of fruits called drupes.

Congress Just Gave Internet Providers the Green Light to Sell Your Browsing History Without Consent

Congress Just Gave Internet Providers the Green Light to Sell Your Browsing History Without Consent The House of Representatives voted today repeal rules preventing internet service providers from selling their customers’ web browsing and app usage data without explicit consent.The rules would have required ISPs to get explicit opt-in consent from customers before selling their sensitive data, including web browsing history and app usage data.

New online NASA library offers all your free space porn in one place

New online NASA library offers all your free space porn in one place How about the ideal video of a rocket launch that can be sent as a GIF millions of times over?The space agency just set up a searchable image and video library for every space-based need.

Trump plays the villain in trailer for 'An Inconvenient Truth' sequel

Trump plays the villain in trailer for 'An Inconvenient Truth' sequel The documentary — which debuted at Sundance Film Festival — released its first trailer on Tuesday, and it couldn't be more timely.The order reopens federal lands to coal mining and effectively makes it impossible for the U.

The Mexico Tourism Board made a cloud that rains tequila and we're booking our flights now

The Mexico Tourism Board made a cloud that rains tequila and we're booking our flights now The Mexico Tourism Board and the creative agency LAPIZ have partnered to create a manmade cloud that produces raindrops of actual tequila.It's actually formed by a tequila-based mist held together by a plastic container to help it keep its fluffy cloud shape.