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How To Keep Your Eyes Safe During Next Week's Eclipse
How To Keep Your Eyes Safe During Next Week's Eclipse

Update: The solar eclipse is happening today, August 21, 2017. Amid all the hype surrounding next Monday's total solar eclipse, don't forget the one thing your mom probably told you the most growing up: Do not look directly at the sun. There are ways to celebrate - and even catch a glimpse of - the solar eclipse in action, but there are a few things you need to know before you attend your viewing party.

Elon Musk calls for global ban on killer robots
Elon Musk calls for global ban on killer robots

Tesla CEO, leading artificial intelligence experts call on United Nations for ban on use of killer robots

Drone used to smuggle meth across US-Mexico border
Drone used to smuggle meth across US-Mexico border

13 pounds of drugs seized, worth an estimated $50 thousand

Solar eclipse 2017: What time and where is it, plus the science behind it
Solar eclipse 2017: What time and where is it, plus the science behind it

Later today, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface - with up to 14 states shrouded in complete blackout. What's happening? Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, the spectacular moment will see the Sun, the Moon and the Earth become perfectly aligned in a once-in-a-lifetime celestial spectacle seen from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Beginning at 17:05 BST, we Brits will only be able to see the total solar eclipse on our screens. However, although we won't see a perfect alignment in the UK we will be able to see a...

We don't want AI that can understand us - we'd only end up arguing
We don't want AI that can understand us - we'd only end up arguing

Asking whether machines can really understand us is meaningless.

Love beckons for recovering chimp in Brazil refuge
Love beckons for recovering chimp in Brazil refuge

Marcelino is calling to her, but Cecilia cannot be with him. Luckily she is now in the best place to have her depression treated: the Sorocaba Great Primates Sanctuary. Cecilia came to Sorocaba four months ago from Mendoza in Argentina, after making legal history in a case brought by animal rights' groups.

U.S. farmers confused by Monsanto weed killer
U.S. farmers confused by Monsanto weed killer's complex instructions

By Tom Polansek and Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) - With Monsanto Co's latest flagship weed killer, dicamba, banned in Arkansas and under review by U.S. regulators over concerns it can drift in the wind, farmers and weed scientists are also complaining that confusing directions on the label make the product hard to use safely. Dicamba, sold under different brand names by BASF and DuPont , can vaporize under certain conditions and the wind can blow it into nearby crops and other plants. To prevent that from happening, Monsanto created a 4,550-word label with detailed instructions.

U.S. farmers confused by Monsanto weed killer's complex instructions

With Monsanto Co's latest flagship weed killer, dicamba, banned in Arkansas and under review by U.S. regulators over concerns it can drift in the wind, farmers and weed scientists are also complaining that confusing directions on the label make the product hard to use safely. Dicamba, sold under different brand names by BASF and DuPont, can vaporize under certain conditions and the wind can blow it into nearby crops and other plants. To prevent that from happening, Monsanto created a 4,550-word label with detailed instructions.

Separatist tensions endure in Spain after deadly attacks
Separatist tensions endure in Spain after deadly attacks

Spain appealed for unity after the deadly attacks in Catalonia but tensions between Madrid and Barcelona over the region's separatist drive have endured and have even flared up in the police probe. The regional Catalan government is determined to push ahead with an independence referendum in the wealthy northeastern region on October 1, which Madrid has vowed to stop. The strain in ties has remained palpable in the aftermath of the twin vehicle attacks last week in Barcelona and Cambrils, a seaside resort further down the Catalan coast, that killed a total of 14 people and injured more than 100.

You probably think your dog is cool and yet, can it even shop for groceries?
You probably think your dog is cool and yet, can it even shop for groceries?

There's not much to this post, and yet it is perhaps the most important thing I have ever written. Here is what I know: there is a dog, somewhere (perhaps the Bay Area, California), and that dog is pushing a shopping cart around in a grocery store. The dog appears to be a German Shepherd, and the grocery store appears to be well-stocked. SEE ALSO: Extremely excited pup just can't wait to catch the bus to doggy school You may be thinking, "So what? It's a fluke, the dog just happened to jump up on the cart." Wrong. Exhibit B: Look, that's it, okay? That's all I have for this one. The dog is pushing a shopping cart. It is one of the best things I have...

Billionaire Carl Icahn Resigned As Trump Adviser Ahead Of Critical Story
Billionaire Carl Icahn Resigned As Trump Adviser Ahead Of Critical Story

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who resigned as President Donald Trump's special adviser on regulations on Friday, did so just hours before The New Yorker magazine published a critical article that detailed his potential conflict of interest and questioned whether he had acted illegally.

The eclipse: From ancient paganism to American history, it's been a thing
The eclipse: From ancient paganism to American history, it's been a thing

Nothing reminds us that we are on a celestial island surrounded by the abyss like watching our planet's energy source turn into a gaping black hole.  But don't take my word for it. From occult and pagan lore to American history and yes, Hollywood, solar eclipses have been harbingers of doom, transformation, and revolution since time immemorial.  And can't you just ... feel it? SEE ALSO: 20 questions you're too embarrassed to ask about the solar eclipse At a time when the fabric of American reality appears on the verge of collapse, maybe we can take comfort in the ancient beliefs that an eclipse isn't just a phenomenon. It's a sign. Everyone, particularly the...

How To Watch A Live Stream Of The Solar Eclipse
How To Watch A Live Stream Of The Solar Eclipse

The Solar Eclipse will be streamed online on Monday.

The Sounds of Earth
The Sounds of Earth

In 1977, a pair of phonograph records containing recordings of life on Earth were launched aboard the twin Voyager space probes.

Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis
Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes. The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy's single worst loss at sea. The expedition crew of Research Vessel Petrel, which is owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says it located the wreckage of the Indianapolis on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean, more than 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) below the surface, the U.S. Navy said in a news release Saturday.

Trump Tweets About Boston
Trump Tweets About Boston

"Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!" he tweeted at one point.

Schools in eclipse
Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A fourth-grade class at a suburban Kansas City school erupted in wonder when they tried on their solar eclipse glasses for the first time and turned toward the sun for an eclipse "practice."

Eclipse FOMO got you down? Here are 8 more on their way
Eclipse FOMO got you down? Here are 8 more on their way

The day we've all been waiting for is almost upon us, the day of the great solar eclipse seen cross the country, but ... what happens if you don't see it?  Work, illness, or, worst of all, CLOUDS could prevent you from basking in the glorious shadow cast by the moon passing between earth and the sun, and sharing this historic eclipse with the nation. SEE ALSO: How to watch the total solar eclipse from anywhere on Earth We already know that eclipse FOMO is a thing but what if it comes to pass for YOU? First of all: take a deep breath. There's hope! Because planetary and lunar orbits are so consistent, and thanks to the amount of data that we have, NASA wizards are able to...

From the Moon Landing to Donald Trump
From the Moon Landing to Donald Trump's Alternative Facts-Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories

This article was originally published on The Conversation. One picks up a discarded newspaper and chuckles derisively as she reads about the latest "alternative facts" peddled by Donald Trump. The others soon chip in with their thoughts on the U.S. president's fondness for conspiracy theories.

What a Weather Channel Meteorologist Wants You to Know About the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
What a Weather Channel Meteorologist Wants You to Know About the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

What a Weather Channel Meteorologist Wants You to Know About the Eclipse

How the Solar Eclipse Could Help Us Solve a Mystery About the Sun
How the Solar Eclipse Could Help Us Solve a Mystery About the Sun

Scientists may uncover the secrets of the corona during the total eclipse

Jeremy Hunt mocked for trying to school Stephen Hawking on Twitter
Jeremy Hunt mocked for trying to school Stephen Hawking on Twitter

Jeremy Hunt has taken on famous scientist Stephen Hawking, firing off tweets defending himself against the professor's earlier criticism. Mr Hunt has been mocked and questioned by social media users, who said he is "trying to school the world's most famous scientist on numbers and evidence." In tweets Mr Hunt said: "Stephen Hawking is brilliant physicist but wrong on lack of evidence 4 weekend effect. 2015 Fremantle study most comprehensive ever ... And whatever entrenched opposition, no responsible health sec could ignore it if you want NHS 2 be safest health service in world as I do." Stephen Hawking is brilliant physicist but wrong on lack of evidence 4...

This Enigmatic Dinosaur May Be the Missing Link in an Evolution Mystery
This Enigmatic Dinosaur May Be the Missing Link in an Evolution Mystery

A bizarre-looking dinosaur discovered by a young boy in Chile may be the missing link showing how members of one major dinosaur lineage evolved into a completely new dinosaur group, a new study finds. Researchers in the United Kingdom say the species, dubbed Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, explains how some theropods, mostly meat-eating, bipedal dinosaurs, evolved into the herbivorous, long-necked ornithischians. Previously, it was unclear how the "ornithischian group just suddenly appeared and became this well-adapted herbivorous group," said the study's co-lead researcher, Matthew Baron, a doctoral student of paleontology at the University of Cambridge in England.

Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation
Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said. The launch of Japan's third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version of the U.S. global positioning system (GPS) to offer location information used for autopiloting and possible national security purposes. "With the success of the third satellite, we have made another step closer for having signals from four satellites in the future," Masaji Matsuyama, minister in charge of space policy, said in a statement.

Who are the white nationalists and Antifa: Part 1
Who are the white nationalists and Antifa: Part 1

For the past six months, ABC News' "20/20" traveled the country tracking political violence and following extremists.

White nationalist Richard Spencer, Antifa member Lacy MacAuley confront each other: Part 6
White nationalist Richard Spencer, Antifa member Lacy MacAuley confront each other: Part 6

Spencer blames Antifa for most of the violence between the groups, while MacAuley refused to condemn that Spencer was punched in the face.

Scientists remotely hacked a brain, controlling body movements
Scientists remotely hacked a brain, controlling body movements

Imagine someone remotely controlling your brain, forcing your body's central processing organ to send messages to your muscles that you didn't authorize. It's an incredibly scary thought, but scientists have managed to accomplish this science fiction nightmare for real, albeit on a much small scale, and they were even able to prompt their test subject to run, freeze in place, or even completely lose control over their limbs. Thankfully, the research will be used for good rather than evil... for now. The effort, led by physics professor Arnd Pralle, PhD, of the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, focused on a technique called "magneto-thermal stimulation." It's...

Psychology of Hate: What Motivates White Supremacists?
Psychology of Hate: What Motivates White Supremacists?

The sight of torch-wielding, chanting white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, jarred the country over the weekend, a national distress that only deepened when a counter-protester died and 19 others were wounded in a car attack there on Saturday. An alleged white supremacist, James Alex Fields Jr., has been charged in that attack. White supremacy - the view that white people are racially superior - and neo-Nazism are nothing new, of course.

Star That Survived Supernova Is Flying Through Milky Way
Star That Survived Supernova Is Flying Through Milky Way

This little star might have survived a supernova explosion, but the blast sent it flying through the Milky Way galaxy.

Asian carp found near Lake Michigan got past barriers
Asian carp found near Lake Michigan got past barriers

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - An adult Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway near Lake Michigan this summer began its life far downstream and apparently got around a series of electric barriers intended to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes, officials said Friday.

Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses
Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years.

Powerful Laser Lets Scientists Study What the Inside of Planets Are Like
Powerful Laser Lets Scientists Study What the Inside of Planets Are Like

It just got souped up by a factor of three.

Surprising discovery: Smog may help slow down global warming temporarily
Surprising discovery: Smog may help slow down global warming temporarily

The particulates found in air pollution may have kept temperatures lower, according to scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

19 celestial school supplies for all the space cadets out there
19 celestial school supplies for all the space cadets out there

Attention all stargazers and wannabe astronauts alike! It's back-to-school season, and that means it's time to come inside and get that homework…

Penguins Recorded Videos of Antarctica, and the Results Are Incredible
Penguins Recorded Videos of Antarctica, and the Results Are Incredible

See the Arctic from a penguin's point of view.

Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid N.Korea tensions
Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid N.Korea tensions

By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - The top U.S. general restated Washington's "ironclad commitment" to the security of its close Asian ally, Japan, on Friday amid regional tensions over North Korea, telling his counterpart in Tokyo that "an attack on one is an attack on both of us". Fears about North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs have grown in recent weeks. Pyongyang has said it was considering plans to fire missiles over Japan toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, although North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have delayed the decision.

Supermassive Black Holes In Jellyfish Galaxies Are Hungry
Supermassive Black Holes In Jellyfish Galaxies Are Hungry

What makes a supermassive black hole want to eat everything around it? Scientists try to solve mystery at the center of jellyfish-shaped galaxies.

Do's and Don'ts of Viewing the Eclipse-And Not Getting Fuzzy Eyes
Do's and Don'ts of Viewing the Eclipse-And Not Getting Fuzzy Eyes

By that time it might be too late.

Great American Eclipse: Why NASA is Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse with Jet Planes
Great American Eclipse: Why NASA is Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse with Jet Planes

NASA is preparing to study the total solar eclipse on Monday by chasing the path of totality with jet planes. By doing so, the space agency should be able to capture the clearest ever image of the sun's outer atmosphere-its corona. The corona is like a fiery shell of plasma that surrounds the sun, reaching temperatures of over 1 million degrees Celsius.

Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some
Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

WASHINGTON (AP) - While Monday's total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there's a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can't get enough of it.

White Supremacists Are Using Genetic Ancestry Tests For A Creepy Purpose
White Supremacists Are Using Genetic Ancestry Tests For A Creepy Purpose

It's a marketing trope often repeated in viral, feel-good commercials for genetic ancestry tests: If we only knew just how related we all were, even distantly, then prejudice and racism would cease to exist.

S. Africa opposes online rhino horn auction
S. Africa opposes online rhino horn auction

South Africa said Friday it would oppose an online auction of rhino horns due to start next week, as outraged conservationists said the sale would undermine the global ban on rhino trade. The three-day auction by South African John Hume, who runs the world's biggest rhino farm, comes after a ban on domestic trade in the country was lifted three months ago. The government said it would fight Hume's court application to be granted sale permits.

New Magic Mushrooms Discovery Could Reveal How to Make Your Own Drugs
New Magic Mushrooms Discovery Could Reveal How to Make Your Own Drugs

Scientists have long wondered how and why magic mushrooms create psilocybin, a psychoactive chemical that causes hallucinations when ingested. Around 200 types of mushrooms produce psilocybin, and they've been used ceremonially for millennia. Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who synthesized LSD, identified psilocybin as the active ingredient in magic mushrooms and determined its structure in 1959.

Clouds On Brown Dwarfs Move In Mysterious Ways
Clouds On Brown Dwarfs Move In Mysterious Ways

Clouds move in strange ways on brown dwarfs, the things in space that are halfway between a star and a planet.

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Harvard's new self-healing rubber could mean the end of the road for flat tires

Harvard scientists have developed a new type of rubber which, in addition to being as tough as existing rubber, can self-heal in the event that it gets a puncture. Wave goodbye to flat tires!

US experimental attack planes show their might
US experimental attack planes show their might

Fox Firepower: The U.S. Air Force Light Attack Experiment is a groundbreaking event where innovative aircraft undergo a series of trials to determine how they perform in attack roles

'Fatbergs' Are the Scourge of City Sewers
'Fatbergs' Are the Scourge of City Sewers

Please stop pouring grease down the drain.

Lost Art: Babbitt Bearings
Lost Art: Babbitt Bearings

The lost art of babbitt bearings.

How controversial science can make it harder to get an abortion
How controversial science can make it harder to get an abortion

An abortion can be an emotional experience that raises questions about a woman's relationships, past regrets, and future. She might want to confide in someone about these feelings in the following weeks, months, or years.  Abortion opponents have taken that complex reality to a disturbing extreme, with the hope of convincing the public and lawmakers that ending a pregnancy puts many women at significant risk for mental health problems like substance abuse, depression, and suicide.  SEE ALSO: Why 'Handmaid's Tale' costumes are the most powerful meme of the resistance yet To vividly and persuasively make their case, anti-abortion rights activists often point to...

Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal
Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said. Summer has seen a record number of fires and Portugal's Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa has blamed arsonists and human negligence for most of them.

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