80-story wooden skyscraper planned for Chicago

80-story wooden skyscraper planned for Chicago

Architectural firm Perkins and Will, along with engineers Thronton Tomasetti and the University of Cambridge conceptualized a wooden skyscraper to be built along the Chicago River in 2017.
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Russia's floating nuclear power plant starts generating electricity

Russia's floating nuclear power plant starts generating electricity

The floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov has been connected to an electricity grid and successfully produced power for the first time in the Russian town of Pevek.
Neutron star's halo could help explain antimatter near Earth

Neutron star's halo could help explain antimatter near Earth

NASA's Fermi telescope discovered a vast halo around a neutron star that could explain why there is so much antimatter near Earth.
New leaked documents expose questionable OPCW findings on Douma attack

New leaked documents expose questionable OPCW findings on Douma attack

Wikileaks has posted several documents that further exposes the coverup within the OPCW of what really happened during the alleged Douma gas attacks.
Lasers learn to accurately locate space debris

Lasers learn to accurately locate space debris

China-based scientists have developed a way to use laser telescopes and neural network analysis to locate space debris.
World's largest 3D-printed building constructed in Dubai

World's largest 3D-printed building constructed in Dubai

Apis Cor, an American construction firm that specializes in 3D printing, completed the world's largest 3D-printed building in Dubai at the end of October.The building stands at 9.
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US-CHINA-CAMBODIA

China's construction of an airstrip in Cambodia is raising alarms about its military ambitions, according to the New York Times.
Betelgeuse being dimmer does not mean supernova likely

Betelgeuse being dimmer does not mean supernova likely

Astronomers from Villanova University recently published an article noting that Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion has been significantly dimmer in recent months, leading some to speculate it could go supernova.
Taiwan signs US arms deal for advanced F-16 jets: Report

Taiwan signs US arms deal for advanced F-16 jets: Report

Taipei has signed a U.S. arms deal for 66 F-16V fighters while upgrading older models to F-16V standard earlier in December, Taiwan's state run Central News Agency reports on Saturday.
U.S. Navy should seek minelaying capabilities for underwater drone program

U.S. Navy should seek minelaying capabilities for underwater drone program

A retired commander has proposed using the U.S. Navy's Boeing Orca underwater drone offensively in future conflicts.
Twin skyscraper designs unveiled for Brooklyn waterfront

Twin skyscraper designs unveiled for Brooklyn waterfront

Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group and New York-based landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations have unveiled plans for a mixed-use development on the waterfront in Brooklyn, New York.
Satellite imagery spots expansion to missile launcher factory in North Korea: report

Satellite imagery spots expansion to missile launcher factory in North Korea: report

NBC News reports that civilian satellite imagery by Planet Labs has revealed an expansion to the March 16 factory in North Korea's Pyongsong.
Conquistador anchors discovered off Mexico Gulf Coast

Conquistador anchors discovered off Mexico Gulf Coast

Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History have announced that two 500-year-old iron ship anchors have been discovered on Mexico's Gulf Coast.
NASA's Mars 2020 rover successfully completes its first test drive

NASA's Mars 2020 rover successfully completes its first test drive

As part of NASA's preparation for next year's Mars mission, the Mars 2020 rover took its first driving test at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California on December 17.
President Trump impeached, set to face trial in Senate

President Trump impeached, set to face trial in Senate

Donald Trump has now been officially impeached, making him the third U.S. president after Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton to face removal from office.
Volcanic climate change pre-asteroid impact may have contributed to dinosaur extinction

Volcanic climate change pre-asteroid impact may have contributed to dinosaur extinction

A new study published in Nature Communications has found evidence that another event may have contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Easter Island's Moai statues may have fertilized ancient inhabitant's crops

Easter Island's Moai statues may have fertilized ancient inhabitant's crops

Easter Island's Moai[b] stone monoliths might have been created out of the belief they would make crops more fertile, according to new research by the University of California, Los Angeles.
Sloped toilets proposed to reduce long bathroom breaks

Sloped toilets proposed to reduce long bathroom breaks

British company StandardToilet has unveiled a new design in which the toilet is tilted downwards at a 13 degree angle in a bid to reduce the amount of time spent in the bathroom.
NASA selects asteroid target site for spacecraft to sample

NASA selects asteroid target site for spacecraft to sample

NASA has selected a target site for the spacecraft OSIRIS[c]-REx[d] to gather samples on the asteroid Bennu, according to the mission's principal investigator Dante Lauretta.
How Facebook shows consumers ads based on their offline shopping habits

How Facebook shows consumers ads based on their offline shopping habits

Facebook is able to gather data about user shopping habits, both online and offline, in order to serve targeted ads on its platform, according to a new report by Business Insider.
More brain-power for sight needed than previously thought

More brain-power for sight needed than previously thought

Researchers say that the visual world humans perceive is produced by parts of the brain lying outside of the visual cortex, according to a new study published in Current Biology.
NASA reveals plans for antennas on far side of moon

NASA reveals plans for antennas on far side of moon

Space researchers have proposed building a network of radio antennas on the far side of the moon, according to a NASA funded report.
Ocean contains a million times more microplastic particles than previously thought

Ocean contains a million times more microplastic particles than previously thought

A new study from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego suggests that the ocean could potentially contain a million times more microplastic particles than previously thought.
'Impossibly big' black hole not as big as previously calculated

'Impossibly big' black hole not as big as previously calculated

Two new studies have called into question the size of the "impossibly big" black hole named LB-1, according to papers published independently to the arXiv database.
Stressed out plants emit sounds

Stressed out plants emit sounds

New research from Tel Aviv University has found that plants make noise when stressed.For the study, scientists focused on tomato and tobacco plants. They placed plants into three groups.