How different animals see the world around them

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Recent scientific research has revealed how animals see the world around them and many possess dramatically different “sights” than humans. For instance, the brain of the dragonfly processes the images it sees so fast, it appears to be in slow motion and pigeons are capable of detecting more subtle color gradations than the most complex…

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Scientist observe and photograph record-breaking meteorite impact on Moon

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On September 11, 2013, Spanish astronomers spotted a meteorite with a weight of nearly 1,000 lbs crashing into the surface of the Moon. Astronomers say the record-breaking impact would have generated a flash of light bright enough to be seen from Earth. The strike was recorded by the Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS),…

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Rare photographs of unusual animals before they became extinct

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When we think of extinct animals, species which are no longer living, we tend to envision dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, and saber tooth tigers. What you may not know is that several species, some quite unusual, have only recently been wiped out. In fact, some extinct animals ceased to exist after the 1820’s when photography was…

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Can you spot the hidden snipers in these pictures?

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Driven by the increasing range and accuracy of firearms, camouflage designers have been researching and exploiting optical illusions since World War I and German artist Simon Menner proves that our eyes can often deceive us. Check out the photo montage below and see if you can spot the sniper hidden in each of the landscapes.

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Why some ISPs are throttling Netflix and what you can do about it

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It’s no longer just a theory – despite their denials, major ISPs are ignoring net neutrality rules and throttling Netflix bandwidth and Netflix has the proof in hand which they provide through their publicly-available monthly statistics reports. Here’s how to find out if you’re being throttled by your ISP, why ISPs throttle network traffic from…

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400 Gbps DDoS attack on Monday smashes Spamhaus DDoS record

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CloudFlare announced late last night that a 400 Gbps DDoS attack against an unnamed entitym smashed the record set last year during the Spamhaus incident in which a sustained 300 Gbps attack was launched against a European organization who maintains a blacklist of spam-related ISPs. Effects from the attack were especially strong in Europe which…

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