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Relic - The Robot Who Was Put Out To Pasture

5 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

Relic by Machmigo It was left to rust and rot in a field like a useless old relic, but unbeknownst to most of humanity that giant mechanical marvel made of iron is capable of destroying the entire planet. The giant mech came from another...Show More Summary

Despite Appearances, 3 Reasons for Madagascar, Algeria and France to Be Cheerful in 2015

It seems that things have not been ideal in Algeria, France and Madagascar, yet the Happy Planet Index ranked them quite high on their happiness list.

The Keynesian End Game Crystalizes In Japan’s Monetary Madness

Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, If the BOJ’s mad money printers were treated as monetary pariahs by the rest of the world, it would at least imply that a modicum of sanity remains on the planet. But just the opposite is the case. Show More Summary

Wearable biospheres could allow people to live on other planets

If humans are ever going to survive on different planets in our solar system, we are going to need a steady supply of oxygen, food and water. People have had any number of ideas to solve the problem, but this idea might be the most surreal yet. These bacteria-filled

Engine Swap Hero Puts Toyota Supra Engine In His Aston Martin DB7

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Aston Martin DB7 is one of the prettiest cars on the planet. But the power under the hood doesn't necessarily match the beauty on the outside. Well one Canadian has decided to merge his Aston Martin's beauty with the power of the Toyota Supra's 2JZ-GTE. This is brilliant. Read more...

The climate in 2015: Everything’s coming together while everything falls apart

The planet’s changing climate demands that we summon the energy to leave behind the Age of Fossil Fuel (and maybe some of the Age of Capitalism as well).

Explore Research On The Space Station With This Phone App

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The International Space Station is inarguably a source of incredible photographs of our home planet, but does it actually get any science done? Yes, and if you have a smart phone, NASA has an app to guide you through all of it. Read more...

With Congress in the way, is action against global warming possible?

To the editor: Kudos for your editorial on the disastrous effects of methane on our fragile ecosystem and for pointing out that curtailing these emissions could "buy the planet some time" as we move toward a more comprehensive reduction of greenhouse gases. ("Putting a lid on methane from...

Review: Robotex for Mac, PC and Linux

It’s your job to clear all the undesirable life forms from the planet on which we just dropped you. The post Review: Robotex for Mac, PC and Linux appeared first on AppleTell.

Mathematicians find a cheaper, slower way to get to Mars

Getting to Mars is never going to be cheap. But a couple of mathematicians have figured out how to shave some significant bucks off the price tag. Rather than fly to the red planet when it's orbit brings it closest, the craft will "meet" it on the wa...

Astronaut Gerst’s Earth

Behold our planet in its various beautiful states with astronaut Alexander Gerst’s time-lapses, which he took while he was aboard the International Space Station. Check out his tongue-in-cheek space Halloween pics here.

Just Drink Prosecco

We're just days away from New Year's Eve, which means that amateurs across the planet will be imbibing far more booze than they're accustomed to, and more likely than not, the intoxicating mixture will include a bunch of bubbly. Here's why it should be a cheap bottle of prosecco and nothing else. Read more...

Mysterious Gouges in Martian Sand Dunes may be Caused by Evaporating Dry ice

After the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter began beaming back close-up images of the Red Planet, researchers spotted peculiar features along the slopes of dunes: long, sharply defined grooves (pictured) that seem to appear and disappear seasonally. Show More Summary

Spectacular timelapse shows the International Space Station at work

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst used his 166 days aboard the International Space Station to build an enormous high-resolution time lapse sequence featuring more than 12,000 photos of the planet, the atmosphere and the...Show More Summary

Top travel destinations for 2015

Where should you travel in 2015? If you want to make the most of your budget, consider Tunisia, Samoa or Uruguay. Lonely Planet includes these three spots in its list of best value destinations for 2015. If you're like me and you're too lazy to renew your expired passport, how about Wildwood,...

Professors Plead With Greens to Accept Nuclear Power

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

By Paul Brown, Climate News Network Academics argue that nuclear power is essential to save the planet from climate change, but critics say they seem to have forgotten the danger of a nuclear winter.

‘The Planet That Came for Christmas’, A Stop-Motion Animation in Which Doctor Puppet Saves Christmas

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

“The Planet That Came for Christmas” is a stop-motion animation starring Doctor Puppet (previously), the fan-made puppet form of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor from the television show Doctor Who. The short animation features Doctor Puppet and his companion Clara saving a planet that only appears on Christmas day. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Could Zayn Malik Quit One Direction At The End Of 2015?

Fame and being constantly in the media spotlight has not always come easily to Zayn Malik. When you are one fifth of One Direction, the biggest ‘boy band’ on the planet escaping the spotlight does not come easily. Zayn and his band mates,...Show More Summary

Interview: Rupert Wyatt on Why He Didn’t Set Out to Remake ‘The Gambler’

Following the commercial and critical success of Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011, Rupert Wyatt was hired back to helm the sequel. However, when creative differences caused him to split, he wound up settling on an entirely different kind of movie as his follow-up. Show More Summary

The Book Of Strange New Things Will Blow You Away

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Michael Faber's new novel The Book of Strange New Things pulls a neat trick. At first, you think it's going to be a story about a human trying to explain our culture — and specifically Christianity — to aliens on the planet Oasis. But at some point, you realize it's about the fate of humanity, instead. And that's when it gets really powerful. Read more...

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