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Octopuses on MDMA act high just like HUMANS

Yet, just like humans, on MDMA , the normally grumpy octopus becomes friendly and sociable. This allows researchers to study complex cognitive behaviors, "with...


What is robotic skin?

She said robotic skins enable "robot design on-the-fly". Even though they designed the robotic skins with no specific task in mind, they have many possible ...


Elon Musk unveils the name of SpaceX's first private passenger

SpaceX made this announcement at the rocket factory of the company, also adding that Yukasu Maezawa is the right person for the job. Elon Musk announced ye...


Spider Sex Party Covers Greek Beach in 1000-Foot-Long Web

The lagoon in Aitoliko, Western Greece , is now shrouded in webs, burying vegetation in a mass of spider silk, filled with mating spiders and their young . Ju...


The Cost of Space Force

President Donald Trump's idea to form a Space Force is a "bold idea", but the United States already has control over the space above planet Earth, Air Force S...


Scientists Find Real-Life Version Of ‘Star Trek’ Planet Vulcan

This month, a team of astronomers announced they've discovered a (real) planet for 40 Eridani A. Has the planet Vulcan been found? HD 26965 also has a 10.1-...


Spiders Take Over Greek Beach, With Vast Web Spanning 1,000 Feet

The cloudy web stretches over an abandoned boat, trees and rows of vegetation in photographs published to Facebook by user Giannis Giannakopoulos. "It's nat...


100 evacuated from flooded N. Carolina town

Corner Donnie Grimsley said Friday morning that he's still working to contact the victim's family before he releases the name. As rivers swollen to record lev...


Spiders Cover Shores Of Greek Town With 1,000-Foot Web

Footage taken by local Giannis Giannakopoulos shows the web completely cloaking trees, bushes and shrubberies near a lagoon. She said the web was caused by th...


Elon Musk tweets new images of SpaceX's forthcoming BFR spacecraft

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the trip will take four or five days. The identity of the passenger has been a mystery, but Elon Musk's rocket company will re...


Going off-road in the search for dark skies

The Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept supports this project by helping astronomers conduct follow-up observations of the universe from hard-to-reach, so-called "...


Scientists have discovered the strongest material in the universe

This high density causes the material that makes up a neutron star, known as nuclear pasta , to have a unique structure . This means that matter in neutron ...


Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

Trump returned his gaze to the vessel, which was white with brown accents and balanced at a precarious, accidental angle. When storms such as Harvey, which ...


Huge spider web covers 1,000ft of land

The warmer climate conditions in western Greece have led to a freaky phenomenon. The freakish sight was the work of spiders from the genus Tetragnatha - other...


Carolina rivers still swell as Florence death toll reaches 33

President, and our people are still reeling", as farmers lose crops, roads remain blocked off and residents lose their homes. Augustin Dieudomme looks toward ...


Trump to visit North Carolina as governor urges residents to be patient

Harrowing police scanner audio provides details of the efforts to save the women, who could be heard talking as rescuers scrambled to save them. "Lot of money...


Japanese billionaire revealed as SpaceXs first Moon traveler

He is best known elsewhere for paying a record $110 million a year ago for a 1982 painting by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. Presumably, the Japanese billiona...


Scientists Claim Global Warming to Cause More Intense Hurricanes

Georgia Tech climate scientist Kim Cobb looks not just at basic physics but all the peer-reviewed studies that especially link climate change to wetter stor...


Donald Trump Jokes with Storm Victim After Boat Lands in His Yard

After submerging North Carolina with almost 1 metre of rain, the storm dumped more than 16.5 centimetres of rain in the Northeast, where it caused flash flood...


The first science image from NASA’s TESS exoplanet hunter is mind-boggling

The newly released imagery was captured by TESS' four wide-field cameras during a 30-minute session on August 7. It's part of TESS' "first light" image. The c...


Trump handing out warm meals to Florence victims

At least one North Carolina dam has breached so far under the strain of Florence's flooding, but officials say no homes were affected. "The recovery effort will...


New Mexico's Sunspot observatory closed for unspecified security reasons to reopen

Officials were concerned that a suspect in a criminal investigation nearby could pose a threat to employees and nearby residents. The observatory is set to op...


Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face

As the storm barreled down on the Carolinas Friday, the risk of flooding was already high. Florence weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday after blo...


Agreement reached to end 'scallop wars'

French fishermen had accused the British of unfairly catching scallops in the Baie de Seine during the summer, when French boats are banned from doing so becaus...


NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changesVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.

NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) launched Saturday morning , on a mission to measure the planet's frozen reaches with "unprecedented...


Flash Flood Warning as Remnants of Florence Move Through N.H

Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, but it's 90 miles per hour winds and 20-plus inches of rain have left damage and flooding throughout portions of ea...


SpaceX to Send Japanese Billionaire to The Moon in 2023

Maezawa's moon flight is tentatively planned for 2023 aboard SpaceX's forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket spaceship, according to Reuters . No guidance has bee...


Florence death toll rises to 32 as floodwaters linger in North Carolina

But thanks to professional and amateur photographers, you can at least get some sense of the devastation that Hurricane Florence is leaving in its path. By 7 ...


I-95 remains closed by Florence’s flooding

The rain finally stopped and the sun peeked through on Monday, but North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned that dangerously high water would persist for days. "I ...


Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence

The state of North Carolina is accepting disaster relief donations . She recommends that people send money donations to the Red Cross if they would lik...