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June 30th Gets a Leap Second Because Earth's Rotation Is Slowing Down
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, interesting, scientists, time, news )

Denise
- 2 days ago - gizmodo.com
In coordinated universal time (UTC), Earth days are exactly 86,400 seconds long. Scientists have created a second time standard, Universal Time 1 (UT1), based on the EarthâEUR(TM)s precise rotation. When UT1 and UTC drift too far apart, leap seconds are added.
Bizarre Cometlike Alien Planet Is First of Its Kind
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Chandra X-ray Observatory, discovery, Hubble Space Telescope, interesting, nasa, news, science, space )

Kayleen
- 5 days ago - foxnews.com
A newly-discovered warm Neptune-size exo-planet orbiting a red dwarf star 33 light-years away is masquerading as a comet, with a gargantuan stream of gas flowing behind it like a comet's tail. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Comp Beats Man in IQ Test for First Time
Science & Tech  (tags: computer, design, Gizmos, humans, interesting, news, NewTechnology, performance, science, technology, study, tech, world )

Rituraj
- 8 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
In a first, A deep learning machine developed by Chinese researchers has outperformed humans in verbal reasoning questions of an IQ test, for the first time.
Meet Pepper, the Friendly Humanoid Robot   video
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, design, humans, interesting, internet, news, NewTechnology, performance, research, science, society, technology, world, robots, humanoids )

Frank
- 9 days ago - youtube.com
Pepper is a social humanoid robot designed as a companion for the home. It was created by Aldebaran Robotics and SoftBank. Aldebaran's chief marketing officer Laura Bokobza explains Pepper's capabilities and possibilities.
Pepper Robot to Go on Sale to Public in Japan
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, design, environment, habitat, humans, interesting, internet, news, NewTechnology, performance, research, science, society, technology, world, robots, humanoids )

Frank
- 9 days ago - bbc.com
Pepper, the humanoid robot that its makers say can recognise and respond to human emotions, goes on sale in Japan this weekend.
Seven New Species of Tiny Frogs Just Discovered: How Do They Get So Small? (+Video)
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, Brazil, discovery, Federal University of Parana, frogs, interesting, news, science )

Kayleen
- 21 days ago - csmonitor.com
These Brazilian frogs can fit on your thumbnail, have brightly colored poisonous skin, and sing. Researchers believe their tiny size is due to lack of food sources, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
NASA Eyes On Exoplanets
Science & Tech  (tags: nasa, news, NewTechnology, Cosmos, planets, stars, interesting, research, science, space, study, computers, astronomy )

Mari
- 25 days ago - eyes.nasa.gov
NASA computer program that allows you to see all the planets they've discovered around other stars!
No Matter What You Think, Radishes Aren't Actually Spicy
Science & Tech  (tags: news, science, taste, food, radishes, interesting, humans )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - io9.com
Radishes may seem spicy ~ but they're not. They donâEUR(TM)t have any spicy flavor compounds in them, the way chili peppers do. So why do they taste spicy when you bite into them?
Bayer and Co. Have Sued the European Commission to Stop the Ban on Its Bee-Killing
Science & Tech  (tags: GMO, Bayer, Syngenta, pesticides, BASF, ban, Europen Commission, corruption, safety, food, bees business, consumers, corporate, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, farming, news, seeds, biotech company )

Sen
- 36 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Wow. Bayer, BASF and Syngenta are suing the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of bees around the world.
Hang Gliders on Mars: So Crazy It Just Might Work
Science & Tech  (tags: Aerospace Corporation, astronomy, exploration, interesting, Jet Propulsion Lab, Mars, nasa, news, NewTechnology, Planetary Science Institute, science, space )

Kayleen
- 40 days ago - csmonitor.com
An innovative project called MARSDROP would send tiny probes attached to gliders to allow these small robots to explore south polar water geysers, volcanic regions and glaciers on Mars, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Monitoring the Monarchs
Science & Tech  (tags: Monarch Butterflies, gmo crops, Milkweed, endangered, habitat, science, research, study, investigation, interesting, news, ethics, cover-up, usa, abuse, americans )

Mari
- 45 days ago - npr.org
Habitat loss in Mexico and a decline in milkweed plant numbers in the U.S. may be harming the familiar orange and black fliers.
Opah! First Known Warm-Blooded Fish Flaps to Generate Heat
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, interesting, news, NOAA Fisheries, science )

Kayleen
- 46 days ago - csmonitor.com
It's a large, deep-sea fish, found off the coast of Hawaii and west Africa, and the only fish known to be warm-blooded, or endothermic. The opah generates body heat by flapping its fins, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Scientists: Earth Endangered By New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans ~ HUMOR ~ SATIRE
Science & Tech  (tags: Humor, Satire, news, science, research, investigation, discovery, humans, scientists, world, safety, interesting, environment, climate-change, global warming, pollution )

Carrie
- 49 days ago - newyorker.com
(The Borowitz Report) ~ Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.
Andromeda's Vast Halo of Gas May Help Explain How Galaxies Form
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, Hubble, interesting, nasa, news, research, science, space, Space Telescope Science Institute, University of Notre Dame )

Kayleen
- 53 days ago - csmonitor.com
The huge halo of gas surrounding our neighboring Andromeda galaxy could reveal important clues about the formation and evolution of large spiral galaxies such as Andromeda and our Milky Way. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Colorful Galaxy Is Most Distant Ever Found
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, science, research, news, nasa, investigation, humans, discovery, astronomy, galaxy, Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, EGS-zs8-1, cosmology, distant )

Darren
- 54 days ago - theepochtimes.com
A galaxy first spotted in images from NASAâEUR(TM)s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes is one of the earliest ever discovered. Astronomers first identified galaxy EGS-zs8-1 based on its particular colors. They say itâEUR(TM)s more than 13 billion years in the past
 

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