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Tesla's $13,000 battery could keep your home running in a blackout

published about 8 hours ago
Elon Musk has hinted at device to be unveiled this week, and analyst Trip Chowdhry sees big benefits for those who ‘always want to be connected’ Continue reading...

An engineer has come up with a brilliant new cooler design that beer lovers will adore

published about 8 hours ago
With summer less than two months away, you’re probably thinking about going on some fun outdoor excursions that involve taking some beer with you in a cooler. However, the current coolers on the market are something of a bummer since they tend to be both heavy and unwieldy. Denver-based engineer Scotty Allen is trying to change all that, however, with a brilliant new cooler design that will make bringing beer along with you to picnics and hikes easier than ever ... more

Getting to grips with the placenta's real health benefits

published about 8 hours ago
A project to understand the body's most mysterious organ could help us tackle everything from pregnancy complications to heart disease, says Cathy Spong

Game on: after Marvel’s Avengers, Nintendo’s stars could be next to hit the big screen

published about 9 hours ago
The man behind Avengers: Age of Ultron has hopes of creating another unbeatable movie team with Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong and co Continue reading...

Google's Nexus 7 tablet has been discontinued

published about 9 hours ago
Google's Nexus 7 tablet has been discontinued
It was only a matter of time, but now it's official: the Nexus 7 has left us for greener pastures. The Asus-made tablet was certainly long in the tooth — it first launched in July 2013 — but it remained attractive because Google has consistently kept it up-to-date with the latest versions of Android. Nevertheless, its time has come and gone, and the tablet has been officially replaced by the newer Nexus 9.


Dot Earth Blog: Long-Predicted Death Toll in Nepal Earthquake Reflects Wider Himalayan Seismic Risk

published about 10 hours ago
Dot Earth Blog: Long-Predicted Death Toll in Nepal Earthquake Reflects Wider Himalayan Seismic Risk
The major earthquake that has shattered buildings across Katmandu and killed hundreds will likely produce a vast toll.

U.S. takes helm of Arctic Council, aims to focus of climate change

published about 21 hours ago
Secretary of State John F. Kerry took the helm of the Arctic Council on Friday on behalf of the United States, vowing to protect the ... more

Some Bright Green Lawns in California Require No Water

published 1 day ago
Some Bright Green Lawns in California Require No Water
Some homeowners have installed artificial turf in their yards to cut back on water use, though several environmental groups object to the fake grass.

Drought blamed for upsurge in dengue fever in Brazil

published 1 day ago
Drought blamed for upsurge in dengue fever in Brazil
Brazil's armed forces have joined the battle against an outbreak of deadly dengue fever in São Paulo, South America's largest city, a jump blamed in ... more

Drought blamed for upsurge in dengue fever in Brazil

published 1 day ago
Drought blamed for upsurge in dengue fever in Brazil
Brazil's armed forces have joined the battle against an outbreak of deadly dengue fever in South America's largest city, a jump blamed in part on ... more
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SpaceX Comes Close to Recovering Rocket

published Tue, Apr 14 2015 16:14 GMT
SpaceX Comes Close to Recovering Rocket
In a small step toward cheaper trips to space, a first stage of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket hit its landing target but did not survive ... more

Q&A: A Moon’s Moon

published Mon, Apr 13 2015 14:03 GMT
Q&A: A Moon’s Moon
Is it possible for a moon to have a naturally occurring moon of its own?

National Briefing | West: Hawaii: Work on Giant Telescope Is Paused

published Tue, Apr 07 2015 19:16 GMT
Gov. David Ige of Hawaii said the group building the telescope, one of the world’s largest, had agreed to pause construction to allow interested parties ... more

Out There: Earth, the Marvelous Blue Orb

published Thu, Apr 02 2015 09:03 GMT
The International Space Station, about 250 miles away, allows a view of the planet that shows geology has become destiny.

Orbiting a Blue Marble

published Thu, Apr 02 2015 09:00 GMT
The International Space Station is as far as humans go in space these days, but it is at just the right distance to capture astonishing ... more