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UK Declares Lobsters, Octopi to be Sentient

The concept of sentience across the animal kingdom is one that is and has been discussed, researched, and debated for centuries. What does it mean to be sentient? How can you tell if a specific animal qualifies as such? How does this affect how we treat and live with these creatures? For certain water dwelling […]

NASA, SpaceX Launch First Ever Test of Asteroid Defense Rocket

We’ve heard about it in science-fiction media for decades; the threat of a space rock slamming into the Earth and killing us all. The defense we have against it? Firing a rocket or missile of some sort into space, slamming into the incoming object, hopefully diverting it onto another path. It’s almost like the idea […]

Maybe Russia Blew Up Some Stuff, Creating “Debris-Generating Event” in Space

Maybe a Russian anti-satellite weapons test happened over the weekend. Sure, that doesn’t seem too alarming, until you realize it happened IN space. And that it was possibly responsible for a “debris-generating event,” which may have additional consequences. To be fair, US Space Command did not confirm (nor deny) the “debris-generating event” was caused by […]

Woman Burned in Yellowstone Hot Spring Attempting to Save Dog

How far would you go to save the life of your dog? It’s not a happy question to ask, nor is it one that you could probably formulate an answer to right away. What we think we might do versus what we actually do are two drastically different scenarios. It’s also one that Laiha Slayton […]

Technological Sorcery Helps Pull Drinkable Water From the Air

In “Star Wars,” one of the most important materials on the planet of Tatooine is water. The desert planet is so barren that special machines are built just to harvest any kind of moisture out of the air and condense it into water. Owen Lars, Luke Skywalker’s uncle, was a farmer working the moisture vaporators, […]