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Controversial software claims to tell personality from your face

A start-up says its face-recognition tech can identify people's personality type from photos – and spot terrorists, paedophiles and poker players in crowds

Three Different Types of Sedimentary Basins IDed From NeoProterozoic China

Neoproterozoic sedimentary basin evolution in southwestern Tarim, NW China: New evidence from field observations, detrital zircon U–Pb ages and Hf isotope compositionsAuthors:Zhang et alAbstract:Sedimentary basin evolution is intimately...Show More Summary

How much sleep do you really need?

We are used to hearing that 8 hours is the magic number – here's the truth

Feedback: A quantum mystery – where do missing teaspoons go?

Plus trees that smell of manure, vomit, and worse, passive aggressive laundry labels, a lawn fish, a cucumber snake, and more

Hyundai Wins Contract for Next South Korean Aegis Destroyers

South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has awarded a contract to design a second batch of three Sejong Daewang (KDX-3)-class guided-missile destroyers to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the company confirmed to IHS Jane's on 26 May. link.

Russia Claims There was a Near Miss Between a US Spy Plane & Two Commercial Flights

According to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defense, a U.S. spyplane flying over the Sea of Japan, in international airspace, near Russia’s eastern border, was involved in two near collisions with passenger planes in a matter...Show More Summary

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Green Velociraptor

Papo Green Velociraptor Video Review Those clever people at JurassicCollectables have made a video review of the new for 2016 green Papo Velociraptor dinosaur model that we sent them.  In the brief video, it lasts a little under ten minutes, the narrator discusses the history of Papo Velociraptor model production and compares and contrasts the […]

Lander rocket exhaust effects on Europa regolith nitrogen assays

Lander rocket exhaust effects on Europa regolith nitrogen assaysAuthor:LorenzAbstract:Soft-landings on large worlds such as Europa or our Moon require near-surface retropropulsion, which leads to impingement of the rocket plume on the surface. Show More Summary

What do the decameter-scale polygons in the lower Peace Vallis fan of Gale crater mean?

Origin and significance of decameter-scale polygons in the lower Peace Vallis fan of Gale crater, MarsAuthors:Oehler et alAbstract:Decameter-scale polygons are extensively developed in the Bedded Fractured (BF) Unit of the lower Peace Vallis fan. Show More Summary

kirstenmarieezy: Explored the aquarium with Jamila yesterday!...

kirstenmarieezy: Explored the aquarium with Jamila yesterday! My favorite part was watching these beautiful jellyfish swim together #montereybayaquarium #teamkirstla #jelly #typicalpicture (at Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Orbital ATK Working With USAF to Build EELV Class, Liberty-like Rocket

Orbital ATK on Tuesday unveiled plans for a new rocket to compete against United Launch Alliance and Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies for missions to launch U.S. military and commercial satellites.Orbital's Next GenerationShow More Summary

Cow Embryos Reveal New Type of Chromosome Chimera

I’ve often wondered what happens between the time an egg is fertilized and the time the ball of cells that it becomes nestles into the uterine lining. It’s a period that we know very little

US Navy Testing 32 MJ Railguns

The US Navy is gearing to take its futuristic Railgun out of the lab where it has been tested for to past eight years. In the next biennium, these mighty weapons will be tested in open firing ranges and eventually at sea, where the futuristic...Show More Summary

How to unlearn misspelled words in OS X

Your application identified a misspelling. You right clicked on the underlined word. You accidentally chose “Add to Dictonary” or equivalent instead of the corrected word. Now, your spell checker is stupid. What do you do? You google around for a solution, find one, and sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn’t. In the Apple OSX…

High Drama at UN Climate Change Meeting

This is a press release that just came across my desk that I thought would be of interest to you. High-drama at low-key follow up to UN Climate Change Agreement in Paris Bonn, Germany – United Nations climate change negotiations today concluded their first session since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December last…

Ami-, Ami-termes

Soldier of Amitermes, copyright Alexander Yelich. I've referred before to my enthusiasm for termites, those wonderfully weird sociable scions of the cockroach clan. For today's post, I'm looking at one of the larger and most widespread...Show More Summary

An abalone can be pretty hard to pry off a rock. Just ask a sea otter! But if there’s a handy...

An abalone can be pretty hard to pry off a rock. Just ask a sea otter! But if there’s a handy rock nearby? Good luck abalone! Tip: If you find an abalone shell with a big hole in it washed up on the beach in Monterey Bay, there’s good...Show More Summary

Our first (second) Atlantic Tropical Storm?

Thursday, May 26, mid day: Last year’s Atlantic Hurricane season was a bit odd, and produced a storm that happened days after the technical end of that year’s season. So, they put it in this year’s season. That was Hurricane Alex. Yesterday, the first important looking disturbance in the 2016 Hurricane season, which technically starts…

Atlantic Hurricane Names: 2016

With Hurricane Season starting in a few days, I thought I’d post a list of the names that will be used this year. Alex Bonnie Colin Danielle Earl Fiona Gaston Hermine Ian Julia Karl Lisa Matthew Nicole Otto Paula Richard Shary Tobias Virginie Walter Alex, of course, was already used as a name, since a…

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