200 Million People Could Be Fed With China’s New Strain Of Saltwater Rice

By: Tom Hale/IFL Science  Chinese scientists have developed a strain of super-tough “sea rice” that farmers can grow in salty water, set to spark a rice revolution that could help feed over 200 million people. The rice was developed by the godfather of rice, Yuan Longping, at the Qingdao Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice Research And Development Center…

Veteran Who Stole Truck To Save 30 Vegas Shooting Victims Was Just Gifted A New Vehicle

By: Amanda Froelich/The Mind Unleashed   The night one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, 29-year-old marine veteran Taylor Winston was presented with a choice: he could flee the scene, where 64-year-old Stephen Paddock was firing bullets into a crowd of 22,000 people, or he could stay and help the wounded. Like a true…

Astronaut Scott Kelly Reveals Some Pretty Disturbing Things About His Time In Space

By: Jonathan O’Callaghan/IFLScience  Scott Kelly is one of the most famous astronauts in recent times, having completed a record-breaking year-long stay on the ISS from March 2015 to March 2016. Now the NASA astronaut has a new autobiography coming out, and it provides some rather fascinating details about his time in space. The book is called Endurance:…

Professor Brian Cox Believes Humanity Will Soon Achieve Immortality. Here’s How We’ll Do It

By: Rosie McCall/IFL Science  Humanity has been looking for a way to “fix” our own mortality since, well, forever. In medieval times, there were the alchemists who searched for a universal elixir or philosopher’s stone. In the 20th century, people paid to be cryogenically frozen and now we have companies, like Humaii and Carboncopies, using artificial intelligence (AI) and nanotechnology to enable…

Race Car Driver Gives Up Chance Of Winning In Order To Save A Dog

By: Stephen Messenger/The Dodo “If it happened again today, I would do the exact same thing.” When it comes to winning an automobile race, every second matters. Fortunately, this quick-thinking rally car driver knows that some things matter even more. Carlos Matos abdica da possibilidade de triunfar para salvar cão Posted by Constálica Rallye Vouzela on Thursday, September…

South Korea Just Revealed A “Blackout Bomb” That Can Wipe Out Electrical Grids

By: Kyree Leary/Futurism   South Korea has acquired the technology to develop bombs capable of short-circuiting power stations, leaving the affected area completely powerless. These “blackout bombs” are yet another tool the country has prepared to use against North Korea if the country acts on its threats. BLACKOUT BOMBS South Korea is in the midst of…

This Man Makes Amazing Prosthetic Limbs For Kids In His Garden Shed For Free

By: James Felton/IFLScience  People are praising a man who creates incredible prosthetic limbs for children in his garden shed – for no money whatsoever. Stephen Davis, who was born without a left hand, went years without using a prosthetic limb. When he went to look at options for prosthetics, he was disappointed by the look of the arms…

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