Life-sized plastic whale to raise ocean pollution awareness

Artists are putting the finishing touches on an 82-foot-long (24-meter-long) blue whale made from discarded plastic that will be on display near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to raise awareness about ocean pollution.

It's good to be rare, for some species

When most people think of rare species, they think of endangered ones that humans have caused to be rare through habitat loss, poaching, climate change and other disturbances. But some species have always been rare—occurring ...

Unistellar's eVscope successfully finds, images asteroid florence

Last week, 5-km asteroid Florence paid Earth a visit—and, using the advanced features of Unistellar's eVscope, we were able to observe it from a location just outside of San Francisco. This, our first attempt to image an ...

Suicide online: Facebook aims to save lives with new actions

The alarming video of a Georgia teenager livestreaming her own suicide attempt stayed up long enough on Facebook Live for sheriff's deputies to find and save her—a repeat phenomenon that has prompted mental health experts ...

Why megaprojects often have megapitfalls

While the new Bay Bridge is finally functional, it stands more as a symbol of dysfunction than anything else. From the start it seemed born under a bad sign, down since it began to crawl—like, if it wasn't for bad luck, ...

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