Titanic discovery was part of a secret US military mission – CNN

For years, the incredible discovery of the Titanic’s wreckage at the bottom of the ocean in 1985 was thought to have been a purely scientific effort. But Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, said that the expedition was part of a secret US military mission to recover two sunken nuclear submarines on the bottom of the ocean.

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Man using world’s first thought-controlled prosthetic

Two years after surviving a car crash but losing his arm, Junius Moore — the first recipient of DEKA Research and Development’s “LUKE Arm” — will be able to work in his restaurant and play with his 7-year-old son again.

A Very Simple Animation Demonstrating That The Mercator Projection Is A Lie – Digg

The Mercator projection makes landmasses near the poles look way, way bigger than they actually are. If you don’t believe us, just spend a few seconds contemplating this GIF.

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Scientists Have Captured a Giant, ‘Mythical’ Siren Species in Florida

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Salamanders are, by their very nature, slippery creatures. Perhaps none so slippery as the mysterious ‘leopard eel’ – an amphibian spotted intermittently in the waters of Florida over the last few decades that somehow managed to elude scientific st

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Dads Also Pass on Mitochondrial DNA, Contrary to Long-Standing Belief | Smart News | Smithsonian

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A new study, which found paternal mitochondrial DNA in 17 individuals, upends the commonly accepted theory that mtDNA comes exclusively from the mother

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This jumping spider’s milk-like nutritious fluid contains four times the protein of cow’s milk

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The milk-like nutritious fluid contains four times the protein of cow’s milk.

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Rare, Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Discovered Inside International Space Station Toilets

There's Drug-Resistant Bacteria in the Space Toilets, Guys

A rare, antibiotic-resistant bacteria was discovered inside the International Space Station toilet. Luckily, it’s no threat to humans — yet.

Source: Rare, Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Discovered Inside International Space Station Toilets