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Web activists unleash Grumpy Cat on Comcast

Net neutrality advocates buzz cable giant with a plane towing an image of the frowning feline

China announces first-ever ban on ivory sales

The one-year ban is aimed at snuffing out consumer demand in China, which has driven rampant poaching of African elephants

See Google's plans for its spectacular new campus

The Internet giant's bold design emphasizes movable buildings, nature, and lots and lots of glass

Science explains why we can't agree on the color of this dress

Experts weigh in on the the confounding visual effect that has divided the world into team blue/black and team white/gold

Infamous ‘revenge porn’ kingpin asks Google to remove ‘unauthorized’ pictures of him from searches

published less than 1 hour ago
It looks like one of the Internet’s biggest scumbags is trying to exercise his “right to be forgotten.” Ars Technica reports that Craig Brittain, the former proprietor of a “revenge porn” website, has filed requests under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to have Google remove 23 links that contain accounts of his past actions, including a link to an FTC press release describing its settlement with him. Brittain says that the offending links contain “unauthorized use of photos of me and other ... more


Who's behind the chemical-laden water pits in Kern County?

published about 5 hours ago
Who's behind the chemical-laden water pits in Kern County?
One thing is clear for officials who discovered hundreds of illicit oil wastewater pits in Kern County: They have years of work ahead of them to ... more

Dot Earth Blog: CNN’s Bill Weir Explores the World’s Threatened Wonders

published about 8 hours ago
Dot Earth Blog: CNN’s Bill Weir Explores the World’s Threatened Wonders
In a CNN series, a seasoned foreign correspondent and noted filmmaker explore the cutting edge of fast-forward environmental and cultural change.

Op-Ed Contributors: Libraries of Life

published about 15 hours ago
Op-Ed Contributors: Libraries of Life
Specimen libraries are vital for biology. So why are museums being forced to cut their funding?

A cause for pause? Scientists offer reasons for global warming 'hiatus'

published about 21 hours ago
A cause for pause? Scientists offer reasons for global warming 'hiatus'
It's been dubbed both a "pause" and a "faux pause," and it's ignited debate among climate scientists and their critics.

China Bans Import of Ivory Carvings for One Year

published 1 day ago
A Chinese official said the moratorium would allow the government to evaluate if a ban helps protect African elephants.
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Rarely Seen Images From Space Including the ‘Best Selfie Ever’

published Mon, Feb 23 2015 16:56 GMT
More than 700 vintage photographs from the early days of space exploration are to be auctioned Thursday.

On Third Try, Deep Space Climate Observatory Launches

published Wed, Feb 11 2015 17:44 GMT
The observatory took off on a SpaceX rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on a mission to provide early warnings of solar storms before they reach ... more

Val Fitch, Who Discovered Universe to Be Out of Balance, Is Dead at 91

published Tue, Feb 10 2015 19:57 GMT
Val Fitch, Who Discovered Universe to Be Out of Balance, Is Dead at 91
Dr. Fitch shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics for work that helped explain why the collision of matter and antimatter has not destroyed everything ... more

Launch of Solar-Storms Satellite Is Postponed Again

published Tue, Feb 10 2015 18:22 GMT
High-level winds on Tuesday prevented the launch of the Deep Space Climate Observatory, which is to serve as a warning system for solar storms.

‘GoreSat’ Is Set to Launch on SpaceX Rocket

published Sat, Feb 07 2015 17:29 GMT
‘GoreSat’ Is Set to Launch on SpaceX Rocket
The Deep Space Climate Observatory, a 1,250-pound satellite intended to serve as a sentinel for solar storms, is to lift off Sunday from Cape Canaveral.