Award-Winning Photo Captures The Grisly Spectacle of Starfish Swarming to Feed

Award-Winning Photo Captures The Grisly Spectacle of Starfish Swarming to Feed

An award-winning photographer has captured the somber moment when dozens of colorful starfish set about devouring a lifeless sea lion on the seafloor in California. Wildlife photographer David Slater captured the haunting photo in the shallow waters of Monterey Bay. The dead sea lion and its compatriots swimming in the background are most likely California … Read more

SpaceX Just Pulled Off Three Launches in 36 Hours

SpaceX Just Pulled Off Three Launches in 36 Hours

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched Germany’s SARah 1 military imaging satellite into orbit on June 18.Photo: SpaceX It was a busy weekend for SpaceX, with the private space company launching three of its Falcon 9 rockets into orbit over a period of three days. SpaceX’s final launch may even have been carrying a classified government … Read more

Gas station manager fired after accidentally pricing gas at 69 cents per gallon – National

Gas station manager fired after accidentally pricing gas at 69 cents per gallon – National

A decimal makes all the difference. A gas station manager in Northern California learned this the hard way when he was fired after accidentally setting the gas price to 69 US cents a gallon, equivalent to approximately 20 cents per litre. According to an ABC affiliate local news station, John Szczecina, the manager of a … Read more

Meet the members of the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection

Meet the members of the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol Hill insurrection holds its first prime-time public hearing on Thursday and is expected to give an overview of their findings from the past year. The hearings are expected to shine a spotlight on the nine-member committee, which features seven Democrats and two Republicans. … Read more

Uber and Waymo Want to Make Self-Driving Freight Trucks a Thing

Uber and Waymo Want to Make Self-Driving Freight Trucks a Thing

Uber and Waymo have put the past aside, and are now in it for the long haul. On Tuesday, the two companies, previously legal foes, announced a new partnership. Together, they’re planning to combine Waymo’s self-driving technology with Uber Freight’s shipping network to help automate long-distance trucking. Although a version of reality where highways are … Read more

California’s Drought Is So Bad, It’s Going to Slash Hydropower

California’s Drought Is So Bad, It’s Going to Slash Hydropower

The Castaic Lake reservoir in Los Angeles County has low water levels. Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) California’s ongoing megadrought—which has already led to water restrictions—is also going to start affecting the state’s ability to generate hydropower. This could raise energy costs for residents and increase emissions, CNN reports. There are already signs of a … Read more

The test run of Netflix’s password crackdown isn’t going well

The test run of Netflix’s password crackdown isn’t going well

netflixPhoto: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Everyone get your tiny violins ready, we have some bad news for Netflix that we really feel, really bad about. Really. We feel sooo bad for Netflix. We’re holding back tears over here, screaming to the heavens about how Netflix doesn’t deserve to be punished and how too many … Read more

Scientists spot rare bronze deep-sea dragon lurking in the twilight zone

Scientists spot rare bronze deep-sea dragon lurking in the twilight zone

An incredibly rare species of deep-sea dragonfish with a shimmering metallic bronze hue has been spotted in the ‘twilight zone’. Marine scientists filmed the highfin dragonfish (Bathophilus flemingi) at 980 feet (300 meters) deep in Monterey Bay, Moss Landing, California. Footage shows the fish elegantly swimming through the water, like a bronze Parker pen or … Read more

Robo-hop! Incredible robot can jump 100 TIMES its own height – and could be used on the MOON

Robo-hop!  Incredible robot can jump 100 TIMES its own height – and could be used on the MOON

Robo-HOP! Incredible robot can jump more than 100 times its own height – and could be used on the MOON to cover distances of 1,600ft in a single leap The robot is just 11.8 inches (30cm) tall and weighs one ounce (30g) It features a rotary motor alongside springs and rubber bands that store energy … Read more

Humans could one day travel to Mars in SOLAR-POWERED spaceships

Humans could one day travel to Mars in SOLAR-POWERED spaceships

Future astronauts could survive on the surface of Mars thanks to solar-powered generators, after scientists find they are more energy efficient than nuclear power. The goal of humans stepping foot on Mars has been forefront of imagination and science fiction for decades – and it looks set to become a reality within 20 years. A … Read more