ATD-X/X-2/F-3:The X-2 has started its taxi tests. Its maiden flight will not be far behind.Mitsubishi has revealed details behind the planned development of the Japanese stealth fighter.X-2 vs J-31 with an appearance of the F-35 video: J-20: China may have a full squadron of J-20 stealth fighters by the end of 2017. Show More Summary
The world exploded around me. I almost couldn't breathe from the echoing concussions from explosions. I wanted to scream, but didn't have enough breath to do so. I wanted to stand, to run, to flee, but if I moved, I would die. I hadShow More Summary
Next month, the worldwide semiconductor industry will formally acknowledge what has become increasingly obvious to everyone involved: Moore's law, the principle that has powered the information-technology revolution since the 1960s,Show More Summary
If you thought the political scence could NOT get any weirder for the US presidential election, folks, it just did. Anton Scalia, one of the most conservative members of Congress, just died. Its already erupted by some of the candidates (Republican, of course) that the next President ought to fill the seat. Show More Summary
Valentine’s Day is nearly here! Don’t forget to get your significant otter something special—though it doesn’t have to be a rock this big.
The Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force has deployed fighter jets to Incirlik air base in Turkey, a day after the NATO anti-Islamic State coalition meeting in Brussels.Brigadier General Ahmed Al-Assiri, consultant to Saudi Minister of Defense...Show More Summary
What a basket case for this Deep Sea Saturday from our colleagues at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)! This crazy critter is a basket star, in the genus Gorgonocephalus. Its scientific name means “dreaded head” in Greek, a reference to how this sea star’s tangled arms echo a Gorgon’s coiffure of slithering, venomous snakes.
It appears everything is about to spiral out of control. I'd LOVE to be wrong about that, but so many things are coming together in the worse possible way. To be sure, for the civilians on the ground, this has been out of control for a long time and its dumbass commentators like me that use euphemisms that down play the tragedy and devastation. Show More Summary
Precambrian in General: The magnetic field of the Earth has been surprisingly consistent over the course of Deep Time despite the changes happening internally. Eukaryotes appear to have acquired mitochondria late in the process of their...Show More Summary
Ellesmere Island Fossil Suggests Giant Birds Wandered Northern Canada Fossils found in the 1970’s on the remote Ellesmere Island, in the high Arctic suggest that giant, flightless birds roamed this part of the world during the Eocene. In a new study, published this week in the open access scientific journal “Scientific Reports” a single toe […]
Everything Dinosaur Teams up with Papo to Help School Children Thanks to all the dinosaur workshops delivered by Everything Dinosaur, the Cheshire based company has built up a strong reputation for their work in schools. Indeed, over this half-term, Everything Dinosaur has logged up another twenty or so five star reviews from teachers on the […]
Female Bryocamptus minutus, from here. For this week's semi-random post topic, I drew the copepod genus Bryocamptus. Copepods have made an appearance on this site before (see here, here and here), seeing as these minute crustaceans inhabit almost all the world's waters. Show More Summary
OP: sorry. I need to move this to 2355 to make the story work. In 2078, the world ended. Well, not exactly. World War Three broke out and was fought and won. If nobody counts as being able to win. Nuclear weapons arced up and crashed down to the Earth with energies greater than the sun. Show More Summary
I took the short writings I've been doing, formatted them and uploaded them into an ebook. I wanted to make the book cheaper but for some reason, Amazon didn't want me to. Well, I work with what I'm give. I'd appreciate if you picked up a copy.
The worn and weary phrase “There’s more fish in the sea” isn’t just hollow solace for heartbroken saps, but for shark biologists, this means more discoveries of new species. Another year of science closes, giving us pause to review those new species of sharks described in the scientific literature, bringing the total number of known shark […]
Accountability & Traceability: Telling WHO did an attack can be rather difficult and part of the problem with cyberwarfare.Legality:The British GCHQ is legally allowed to hack and conduct cyber attacks. Financial Attacks: HSBC, the British bank, claims to have fought off a cyber attack. Show More Summary
The first inventory of our planet's minerals finds that many arise from biological processes and so may serve as an indicator of life on other worlds
When Darwin got down and dirty with his work on Barnacles (1846-1854), everyone still assumed there was no life at all in the deep sea. Thankfully he lived to see this “azoic” theory disproven by the Challenger expedition in the 1870s, but it would be another century before the world witnessed the glory of hydrothermal vents (and the […]