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2015 WGC Cadillac Match Play results: Rory McIlroy dominates at Harding Park

Jordan Spieth may be "next," but Rory McIlroy proved once again why he is the best golfer on the planet right now. Jordan Spieth's dominance at the Masters left the admiring masses breathless about a new era and the "next" great golf talent. Show More Summary

I Want to Live in this Magical Microscopic Ice World

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The microscopic world loves to deceive us. This image, for instance, looks like an icy landscape on an alien planet, but it’s actually a thin film of wax, sandwiched between two glass microscope slides and illuminated using linearly polarized light. Read more...

Scientists find large water system beneath Antarctica’s dry valleys

The discovery of groundwater in this area may offer a glimpse into past climactic events on Antarctica, as well as clues about the potential for life on other planets. Continue reading ? The post Scientists find large water system beneath Antarctica’s dry valleys appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Astronauts Could Develop Dementia on Mars Journey

The technological challenge of getting to Mars may seem like a huge hurdle but it may be biology that holds humanity back from venturing to the Red Planet. Astronauts could develop irreversible dementia on their journey because their brains are being bombarded with destructive space radiation, scientists fear. Show More Summary

The Amazon is trying to save us: Why deforestation may spell our demise

Research reveals a relatively small number of the jungle's tree species store more than half the planet's carbon

The Empty Quarter Is The Largest Sand Sea On The Planet

7 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is a tiny fragment of the Empty Quarter, a sand sea larger than France. Ar Rub' al Khali is an erg that stretches across four countries, covers most of the Arabian Peninsula, holds half as much sand as the larger Sahara Desert despite being 1/15th the size, and is absolutely gorgeous. Read more...

Facebook Wants To Host Content From Your Favorite News Outlet

According to a new report Facebook is courting some of the biggest news outlets on the planet to convince them to start hosting their content directly on Facebook. This would mean that users wouldn’t have to click through to the news outlet’s website and instead their time on Facebook would increase. Show More Summary

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Launches First Suborbital Rocket

What is it with tech billionaires and space? Something about making a pile of cash in Silicon Valley seems to inspire a pressing urge to get off the planet. Elon Musk’s SpaceX is changing the economics of orbital payloads, and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has opened up space tourism to anyone with $250,000 and a dream. Show More Summary

How Theatre Makes A Difference To An Escaped Child Soldier

9 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“If others can relate to this story, maybe they will begin to dream about peace on Earth, a planet where no child suffers unnecessarily from a war for greed, or a mania for power. It can be. At the least, the spectators may find some level of emotional detox themselves, from whatever ails them.”

Why Are We In Such A Rush To Declare The Anthropocene A Reality?

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“he Anthropocene is a neologism that attempts to pin down a lot of free-floating anxiety about climate change and the myriad ways that Homo sapiens are making over the planet in our own image. It styles humans as a geological force, as powerful as any ‘natural’ one.”

This Is The Next Step In Saving The Planet, According To E.O. Wilson & Sean Carroll

10 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Edward O Wilson made his name by arguing that two apparently disparate things – human society and the natural world – are governed by the same principles. Sean B Carroll made his name by unifying the study of humans and animals, showing that development in both is driven by the same fundamental molecular and genetic processes. Show More Summary

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – selling the Wagoneer, Joe Isuzu, The Seven-Ups

12 hours agoVehicles / Cars :

Jeep Wagoneers of the Seventies might be self-evidently the coolest wagons on the planet, but they apparently didn’t sell themselves when new, as we can infer from this six-and-a-half-minute dealer training video discussing the 1973 Wagoneer and what made it dominantly awesome. Okay, that Wagoneer sales training video might be the most straightforward […]

A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race

13 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

For the first time since 2001, an all-women team is competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, an around-the-world slog through some of the most unforgiving water on the planet.

Roach: “We’d [Pacquiao] love to do it again”

17 hours agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

By Chris Williams: After watching his fighter get schooled for 12 rounds by the best fighter on the planet, trainer Freddie Roach says he would love for Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) to be given a rematch [...] More boxing news on

The Fisherman’s Son

17 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Born and raised at Punta de Lobos, Ramón Navarro found his passion riding the biggest waves on the planet. But his accomplishments in giant surf are just one part of a bigger vision to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean...Show More Summary

Open Thread: Fear of a Jade Helm Planet

According to the Washington Post, RWNJ conspirary theorists were freaking out about Jade Helm 15 a full month ago… The mission is vast both geographically and strategically: Elite service members from four branches of the U.S. military will launch an operation this summer in which they will operate covertly among the U.S. Show More Summary

Astronomers Found a Gas Giant Orbiting Surprisingly Close to a Tiny Star

Astronomers watching a small red dwarf star 500 light years away were surprised to notice a brief dip in its already dim light. But they quickly identified the source of the change: the darker mass of a planet passing between the distant star and our vantage point on Earth. Read more...

Two Leading Biologists Discuss The Next Step In Saving The Planet

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Edward O. Wilson made his name by arguing that human society and the natural world are governed by the same principles. Sean B. Carroll made his name by unifying the study of humans and animals, showing that development in both is driven by the same fundamental molecular and genetic processes. Read more...

Apparently, Marriage Equality Is Going to Cause God to Send Asteroids to Destroy the Planet

SoundCloud The right wing homophobic fear-mongering over marriage equality is reaching an insane fever pitch these days. They're all going batshit, but End Times loon Rick Wiles may be the nuttiest; he warned on his "Trunews" radio program yesterday that "a sweeping, consuming fire will come across the United States of...

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