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The Clouds Of Jupiter Resembles Vincent Van Gogh’s Famous Painting (Photo)

The Clouds Of Jupiter Resembles Vincent Van Gogh's Famous Painting (Photo)

With their sweeping hues of blue and red creating a stunning portrait of spiraling curves, the whirling clouds of Jupiter look like a distant cousin of Vincent van Gogh’s famed The Starry Night painting — at least in this new image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Citizen scientist Amelia Carolina Sparavigna saw the similarities between the real-world snapshot and the ... Read More »

Jurgen Kantner: Body of beheaded German national found in Sulu

Jurgen Kantner: Body of beheaded German national found in Sulu

The Philippines military has found Jurgen Kantner’s body on the island of Jolo. The German national was taken hostage from his yacht on November 5 along with a companion and beheaded by Islamist militants. Troops under Joint Task Force Sulu discovered Kantner’s cadaver on Saturday afternoon at the vicinity of Sitio Talibang, Barangay Buanza in Indanan, Sulu, reported the joint ... Read More »

Facebook introduces ‘Disputed’ Tag for fake news stories

Facebook introduces 'Disputed' Tag for fake news stories

Facebook began slapping a “disputed” tag on stories that its system deems fake on Friday, March 3, US time. Gizmodo first spotted the tag, which was applied to a story from The Seattle Tribune about Trump’s phone being the source of the White House leaks. Facebook also provides links to fact-checking sites that help debunk the original article. Read More »

How will global warming affect polar bears?

How will global warming affect polar bears?

As the Arctic warms faster than any other place on the planet and sea ice declines, there is only one sure way to save polar bears from extinction, the US government announced: decisive action on climate change. In a final conservation management plan, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service singles out climate change-driven sea ice loss as the “primary threat” ... Read More »

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft maneuvers out of Phobos’ orbit

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft maneuvers out of Phobos' orbit

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft in orbit around Mars maneuvered out of the path of Phobos earlier this week after navigators predicted the spacecraft could run into the Martian moon in the near future, highlighting the challenge of tracking an international fleet of Mars probes set to double in size by 2021. The Mars Atmosphere and VolatileEvolutioN (MAVEN)spacecraft has been orbiting Mars ... Read More »

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: Sublimely Sufficient (Watch)

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: Sublimely Sufficient (Video)

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq isn’t one car but three, with a unique choice of powertrains. The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is an alternative propulsion vehicle with a hatchback body style. Available in three different variants, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric, the Ioniq is aimed at the likes of the Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Bolt and Volt, and the Audi A3 e-tron. The ... Read More »

Paleontologists investigate evolution of bipedalism in ancient dinosaur ancestors

Paleontologists investigate evolution of bipedalism in ancient dinosaur ancestors

A new paper from the University of Alberta details a novel theory as to why predatory dinosaurs took up bipedal movement, while their mammal counterparts didn’t. Bipedalism in dinosaurs was inherited from ancient and much smaller proto-dinosaurs. The trick to this evolution is in their tails explains Scott Persons, postdoctoral fellow and lead author on the paper. “The tails of ... Read More »

Rod Stewart clarifies ‘mock execution’ video, claims it was ‘Game of Thrones’ prank

Rod Stewart clarifies 'mock execution' video, claims it was 'Game of Thrones' prank

Rod Stewart has apologized for a video he participated in showing a spoof ISIS-style execution during a recent world tour. Politico reports that the clip first surfaced through a posting on the Instagram account of Stewart’s wife Penny Lancaster — and although it was quickly deleted, it’s since rapidly made the rounds, with all the attendant outrage that comes from ... Read More »

NASA’s Europa mission enters next development phase

NASA's Europa mission enters next development phase

A NASA mission that will send a probe to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa recently passed a critical stage on its long journey to the Jovian system. Europa is one of a handful of locations in the solar system that scientists think could host an environment fit for life. Beneath an ice layer about 10 to 15 miles (15-25 kilometers) thick, ... Read More »

Alberta sisters found alive and well decades later

Alberta sisters found alive and well decades later

Two Canadian sisters who went missing more than 30 years ago have been found safe in the U.S. and reportedly told police officers they didn’t even know they were the subjects of a decades-long missing persons search. Relatives of Anna and Kym Hakze say they last saw the sisters in Edmonton, Alberta, in the mid-1980s. The women didn’t see their ... Read More »