SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
MANATEES FTW! SEA COWS ESCAPE 'ENDANGERED' STATUS
Dire environmental reports are seemingly everywhere, but today, there's a bit of good news: The roly-poly West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) is doing so well that the species is no longer considered endangered.
MANATEES: FACTS ABOUT SEA COWS
The manatee is a large marine mammal with an egg-shaped head, flippers and a flat tail. Manatees are also known as sea cows.
TECH GIANTS ARE RACING TO BE THE FIRST TO DEVELOP “THE LAST APP”
Recent years have brought some rapid development in the area of artificially intelligent personal assistants. Future iterations of the technology could fully revamp the way we interact with our devices.
COLOR ME SAD: CRAYOLA RETIRES 'DANDELION' CRAYON
Fans of the cheerful yellow Crayola color "dandelion" might be feeling a little blue right now.
SPACEX’S HISTORIC LAUNCH PROVES RECYCLED ROCKETS ARE THE FUTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION
SpaceX made history by successfully relaunching and re-landing a used Falcon 9 rocket booster for the first time today. SpaceX's orbital rocket system is already the most affordable in the world, but reusability could save companies more than $18 million per launch.
NEW THEORY SUGGESTS WE COULD "HEAR" OTHERWISE UNDETECTABLE DARK MATTER PARTICLES
A team of theoretical physicists are suggesting a theory that combines black holes, gravitational waves, and dark matter to discover a hypothetical particle called axions. These, the researchers said, might be discovered using the LIGO.
GRUESOME WASP NAMED AFTER SHAPE-SHIFTING 'STAR TREK' CHARACTER
A group of wasps with a gruesome lifestyle has just gained 15 new members. Like their kin, the newbies make a habit of laying their eggs in developing insects.
FACTS ABOUT HUMPBACK WHALES
Humpback whales are enormous creatures — about the size of a school bus. They are known for their haunting and melodic songs and for breaching the water with amazing acrobatic abilities.
TODAY, SPACEX WILL TRY SOMETHING "POTENTIALLY REVOLUTIONARY" IN HUMANITY'S JOURNEY INTO SPACE
On March 30th, 2017, SpaceX will make a historic attempt to reuse the Falcon 9 rocket for a new space mission. Should this attempt be successful, it could mark the age of an economically viable space industry.
WRONG-WAY, DAREDEVIL ASTEROID PLAYS 'CHICKEN' WITH JUPITER
Astronomers have found a bizarre asteroid orbiting the sun in the wrong direction while playing a risky game of "chicken" with the largest planet in the solar system.