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What Mississippi Swamp Land Looks Like From Space

What Mississippi Swamp Land Looks Like From Space

Here’s a vantage point of the Mississippi swamp land like you’ve never seen it before. The European Space Agency shared a photo taken from its Sentinal 2-A satellite showing what the lush swamp land looks like from space. The red color filling the photo is the vegetation in the area…

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Ig Nobel Prize Celebrates the Silliest in Science

Ig Nobel Prize Celebrates the Silliest in Science

The bizarre method of unboiling an egg cracked the top spot at this year’s Ig Nobel awards celebrating the silliest breakthroughs in the world of science. The chemistry award went to the team that discovered a chemical recipe for partially unboiling an egg. While it sounds silly, this breakthrough could…

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Earth's Record Streak of Record Heat Keeps on Sizzling

Earth’s Record Streak of Record Heat Keeps on Sizzling

Earth’s record-breaking heat is sounding an awful lot like a broken record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that August, this past summer and the first eight months of 2015 all smashed global records for heat. That’s the fifth straight record hot season in a row and the…

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Video of Thai Navy Cadets Smashing Phones Stirs Criticism

Video of Thai Navy Cadets Smashing Phones Stirs Criticism

When the Thai military says cadets can’t bring phones to training, they mean it. A video clip that has ignited social media in Thailand this week shows what happened to some officers-in-training who broke that rule. The video, dubbed “Soldiers Must Endure,” shows a row of uniformed naval cadets with…

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Agency Nixes Proposed Rafts Where Walrus Can Rest off Alaska

Agency Nixes Proposed Rafts Where Walrus Can Rest off Alaska

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declined for now to create artificial floating platforms for Pacific walrus that come ashore in Alaska because they lack summer sea ice. The agency’s decision came in response to a suggestion by a wildlife advocacy group to place experimental rafts over a prime…

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Tech Disruption Hangs Over Automakers at Frankfurt Show

Tech Disruption Hangs Over Automakers at Frankfurt Show

A sense of impending disruption hangs over all the shiny new cars at this year’s edition of the Frankfurt International Motor Show. The potential impact of automated driving and of extensively connected cars has pushed aside electric and low-emission vehicles as the major theme in just the two years since…

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Navy to Limit Some Training That Harms Whales in Pacific

Navy to Limit Some Training That Harms Whales in Pacific

The Navy agreed to limit its use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California in a settlement with environmental groups approved Monday. A centerpiece of the agreement signed by a federal judge in Honolulu includes limits or bans on…

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New York to Be Main Testing Ground for Vehicle Safety Device

New York to Be Main Testing Ground for Vehicle Safety Device

The city will be the main testing ground for a smart device installed in vehicles to warn motorists of impending dangers and congestion, the U.S. secretary of transportation announced Monday. Secretary Anthony Foxx said New York will receive up to $ 20 million to develop the so-called connected vehicle technologies…

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Conservationists Push for Atlantic's 1st National Monument

Conservationists Push for Atlantic’s 1st National Monument

Undersea ravines deeper than the Grand Canyon , submerged mountains rising thousands of feet from the ocean floor and forests of kelp and coral would become the first marine national monument in the Atlantic if conservationists have their way. The proposal to protect a pristine ecosystem undamaged by heavy fishing…

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Schumer Wants to Keep Drones Way From Airports, Major Events

Schumer Wants to Keep Drones Way From Airports, Major Events

Drone manufacturers would be forced to implement technology to keep the unmanned crafts away from airports and possibly events like parades and major sporting contests under a proposal Sen. Charles Schumer plans to introduce this week. Schumer said he would introduce an amendment to a bill that funds the Federal…

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