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Oumuamua: Why humans should be open minded about life in outer space

Scientists in Hawaii have detected the first object to enter our solar system from the outside. Although they were unable to get a clear look at it before it left, experts say its more likely to be a natural object we're never encountered rather than some

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Trump Is Right About Poor California Forest Management

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

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Lack of sunspots to bring record cold, warns NASA scientist - Ice Age Now

“It could happen in a matter of months,” says Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center. ________________ “The sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age,” wrote Dr Tony Phillips just six weeks ago, on 27 Sep 2018.

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Ozone layer hole will 'totally heal within 50 years' - CNN

The hole in the Earth's ozone layer is expected to fully heal by sometime in the 2060s, climate change experts predict in a new UN report.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Just Smashed Two Records in a Single Day

NASA’s historic mission to “touch the Sun” just reached two important milestones: It now holds the record for the closest approach to the Sun by a human-built object—and also the record for the fastest spacecraft ever sent into space.

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NASA to Host Briefing on November Mars InSight Landing | NASA

NASA's upcoming landing of the first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars will be the topic of a media briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 31 at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Pets & Animals | Animals

The film debut of the Antarctica “headless chicken monster,” a rare sea cucumber — Quartz

Scientists accidentally discovered a deep-sea swimming cucumber in the waters off Australia during a marine conservation project.

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Alum (aluminum sulfate) turns polluted lakes from green to clear. Is it safe?

Aluminum sulfate, or alum, is increasingly being used to fight algae blooms spurred by an over abundance of phosphorus from human activity.

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Science around trauma and memory shifting how police respond to victims

Police are now learning to accommodate include fragmented memories, dissociation and a kind of involuntary paralysis known as “tonic immobility.”

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What if the most powerful nuclear bomb exploded in space

During the Cold War, the US government launched a 1.4 megaton bomb into space. Starfish Prime, as the test was called, was the highest-altitude nuclear test in history. But what would happen if we tried the same experiment with a 50 megaton bomb, like the

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The Universe Has A Speed Limit, And It Isn't The Speed Of Light

Nothing can go faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. But particles in our Universe can't even go that fast.

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Voyager 2 probe may be on the edge of interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2 probe may be close to joining its sibling and entering interstellar space. The vessel has been detecting a five percent increase in cosmic rays...

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

Lasers Reveal 60,000 Ancient Maya Structures in Guatemala - HISTORY

“This is HOLY [expletive] territory,” tweeted one archaeologist about the discoveries.

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Photographing Indigenous Communities Under Threat in the Amazon

With the threat of displacement looming, photographer Charlie Hamilton James set out to showcase daily life with these vulnerable groups.

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Harvest Moon, Hurricane, and More of September's Best Space Pictures

Also see a rare weather event swirl in the clouds of Jupiter, and get a glimpse at an iconic rocket's final launch.

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Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system | Science | The Guardian

Massively elongated orbit suggests object is influenced by theoretical giant Planet Nine in Oort Cloud region

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The ancient earthquake detector that puzzled modern historians

The earthquake detector that existed long before we knew what earthquakes really were.

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Trump administration to review human fetal tissue research | Science | AAAS

Food and Drug Administration contract canceled after pressure from antiabortion groups and lawmakers

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Neanderthals used their hands like tailors and painters | Science | AAAS

Our closest cousins used a precise grip more often than some of our direct ancestors

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Heather Heying: Free Speech on Campus

Heather Heying at the US Department of Justice forum on Free Speech on College Campuses - 9/17/2018. Help support Heather's work on patreon: https://www.patr...

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Japanese Probe Deploys Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe, which has been circling the asteroid Ryugu since late June, has deployed two little "rovers" called MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B toward the space rock's surface.

History | History

Discovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter shows he edited his heretical ideas to fool the Inquisition

Exclusive: Document shows that the astronomer toned down the claims that triggered science history’s most infamous battle — then lied about his edits.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Dickinsonia Is the Oldest Known Animal, Steroids Show - The Atlantic

Scientists have finally confirmed that a weird ribbed oval called Dickinsonia is an animal.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA's New Spacecraft Takes First Photo, Finds First Exoplanet

NASA's TESS spacecraft just took its first photo of the night sky, and researchers using that image have found a planet around another star.

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The Full Moon Has a Denser Electrified Atmosphere

New measurements show what happens to the moon’s thin exosphere when the lunar orb slips into Earth’s protective magnetic bubble.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

First PTSD Study During Warfare By Israeli Researchers Provides Early Symptom Indicators | Health News

Joint research by the University of Haifa and Natal during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 looked at reactions and experiences as the conflict unfolded.

Science & Technology | Science

See the Power of Storms Across the Solar System

While the tempests of Earth are not to be underestimated, our planetary neighbors can whip up whirlwinds of cosmic proportions.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

A whale of a tale | symmetry magazine

Scientists looking for tiny particles off the coast of Italy stumble upon a much bigger research subject.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Meet The Four-Dimensional Numbers That Led to Modern Algebra

Strange, long-forgotten numbers called quaternions are undergoing a revival in computer graphics, math, and physics.

Science & Technology | Technology

The reality of quantum computing could be just three years away | TechCrunch

Quantum computing has moved out of the realm of theoretical physics and into the real world, but its potential and promise are still years away. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, a powerhouse in the world of quantum research and a young upstart in the fie

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Meet Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the Pioneer Who Found the First Pulsar

When Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered the first pulsar 51 years ago, she revealed a new tool for solving many mysteries of the cosmos.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Hubble captures mysterious nebula in gorgeous new image – BGR

You might think that with so many telescopes at its disposal NASA and the astronomy community at large would have plenty of time to gaze at whatever they want, but space is just so big that even some of the most interesting anomalies in the sky fall throu

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Volcano lights up snowy sky in stunning photo | Fox News

An incredible photo shows the Villarrica volcano in Chile lighting up a snowy sky.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm | Science | Smithsonian

Seminal research reveals that sperm change their cargo as they travel the reproductive tract—and the differences can have consequences for fertility

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Meet the Rosehip Neuron: A Newly Discovered Cell in the Human Brain | Smart News | Smithsonian

The neuron is not found within lab mice, possibly explaining why mouse studies often do not translate to human brains

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Send NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Support As It Battles Epic Dust Storm

While engineers continue to try to revive the Mars rover Opportunity, you can show your support by sending the rover a digital postcard.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station had to plug this hole with their thumb – BGR

Yesterday, Russian space organization Roscosmos and the European Space Agency broke the news that the International Space Station had sprung a leak. That's a pretty big deal for the astronauts who are riding what amounts to a floating science laboratory,

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Spurred by opioid epidemic, new pain drugs may lower the risk of overdose and addiction | Science | AAAS

By slowing action or targeting different receptors, altered opioids or alternatives aim to sidestep abuse

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Study Repressed For Finding Trans Kids May Be Social Contagion

'Rapid-onset gender dysphoria' may be a social contagion linked with having friends who identify as LGBT and internet use, finds a Brown study.

Cars & Motorcycles | Autos

LEGO built a life size, drivable Bugatti from over a million Technic pieces | TechCrunch

In what just might be the wildest thing anyone has ever built from LEGO, the company behind the bricks has built a full-size, driveable model of the Bugatti Chiron supercar. Seriously.

Health & Fitness | Health

98.6 Degrees Is A Normal Body Temperature, Right? Not Quite | WIRED

Fever is a more flexible concept than people assume, as new crowdsourced data helps show.

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

This fix for nerve 'insulation' could prevent MS progress - Futurity

In multiple sclerosis, the immune system damages the myelin sheaths that cover nerves. New research identifies a potential way to rebuild it.

Science & Technology | Science

This bright purple ribbon—named STEVE—is an entirely new celestial phenomenon | Science | AAAS

Once thought to be an aurora, Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement is caused by a “fundamentally different” mechanism

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A Gut--and Liver--Check to Get a Bead on Alzheimer's - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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When did a massive volcano blow this island to bits and rock the ancient world? | Science | AAAS

Revised radiocarbon data help reveal exactly when the Thera volcano blew its top

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NASA shows incredible image of the Sun 'exploding' | Fox News

NASA has unveiled an incredible image of the Sun exploding but fear not – this violent reaction happens on a near constant basis and is nothing to worry about, experts say.

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The neuroscience of religious and spiritual experience

Have you ever wondered what happens in the brain when you believe in God? We take a look at neuroscientific studies that may explain spiritual experience.

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Bilingualism: What happens in the brain?

With the number of bilingual individuals increasing steadily, find out how bilingualism affects the brain and cognitive function.

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This carbon-sucking mineral could help slow down climate change

Magnesium carbonate is formed by naturally sequestering carbon from the air. But it does it very, very slowly. Now scientists have found a way to speed up the process.

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Wheat’s complex genome finally deciphered, offering hope for better harvests and nonallergenic varieties | Science | A

Wheat researchers thrilled to have new help in finding genes and breeding in traits—“It's like walking with a Google map”

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Astronomers Make a Surprising Discovery from 12.5 Billion Years Ago

A team of astronomers has made a surprising discovery: 12.5 billion years ago, the most opaque place in the universe contained relatively little matter.

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End of the Rainbow? New Map Scale is More Readable by People Who Are Color Blind - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Science & Technology | Physics & Cosmology

The Big Bang Wasn’t The Beginning, After All – Starts With A Bang! – Medium

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time…

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

This Colorful New Seahorse Is the Size of a Grain of Rice

Researchers have discovered a tiny new species of pygmy seahorse that inhabits the boulder-strewn coasts of Japan.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Nasa probe will still be circling Sun at end of Solar System, say scientists

Nasa's new solar spacecraft is so indestructable that parts of it will be circling the Sun until the Solar System ends, eight billion years from now, scientists have said.  The US space agency launches its Parker Solar Probe on Saturday, which will trave

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Today the Parker Solar Probe Is Named for Him. 60 Years Ago, No One Believed His Ideas About the Sun. - The New York Tim

Eugene N. Parker predicted the existence of solar wind in 1958. The NASA spacecraft, scheduled to launch on Saturday, is the first named for a living person.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA wants you to build your own Mars rover - CNET

The Jet Propulsion Lab's DIY Curiosity rover costs billions less than the real thing.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The Mysterious Bronze Objects That Have Baffled Archeologists for Centuries | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Psychology | Psychology

Scientists Explain Why You Can't Stop Going Back to the Same Places | Inverse

In a study released last week in Nature "Human Behavior" a team of mathematicians explain that at any given time people regularly return to a maximum of 25 places. They say that it's not necessarily the same 25 places, but when you begin going t

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Blood moon: Photos of the lunar eclipse taken by astronaut in space - Business Insider

German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who lives aboard the International Space Station, used his camera to take stunning photos of the total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, from orbit on July 27, 2018.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

What Is the Most Massive Star?

The most massive known star is R136a1, more than 300 times as massive as the sun.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Underground Lake Found on Mars? Get the Facts.

The 12-mile-wide reservoir could solve a Martian mystery—and offer a new target in the hunt for extraterrestrial life.

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Watch Live: Longest 'Blood Moon' Eclipse of the Century

The record-setting lunar eclipse paired with an extra-close Mars will soon have sky-watchers seeing red.

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Using DNA to identify deceased US troops - CNN

North Korea has turned over what they say are an initial 55 cases holding remains believed to be of US troops killed during the Korean War.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Milky Way's Black Hole Provides Long-Sought Test of Einstein's General Relativity - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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"Traveling" Brain Waves May Be Critical for Cognition - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Global Warming Linked to Higher Suicide Rates across North America - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday, and it will transform the moon into a reddish orange color for more than 100 minutes, according to NASA. The eclipse won't be visible from North America, Noah Petro, a scientist for the NAS

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Saturn’s moon Titan looks absolutely incredible in new infrared images – BGR

NASA's Cassini orbiter is dead. It's been dead since late last year, having completed an extended mission and a series of daring dives through Saturn's iconic rings, and ultimately found itself slamming through the planet's thick atmosphere where it was e

Science & Technology | Fun Science Stuff

12 Of The Saddest Science Facts Of All Time

It's lonely spacecraft and abandoned animals all the way down. I'm so sorry.

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Curious Kids: If an insect is flying in a car while it is moving, does the insect have to move at the same speed?

If the insect wants to stay right in front of your nose, it must fly forwards just a little bit when the car is speeding up. But when the car is at constant speed, it only needs to hover.

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Astronomers have found a new crop of moons around Jupiter, and one of them is a weirdo - The Verge

Ten more moons have been confirmed to orbit around Jupiter, bringing the planet’s total known satellite count to 79. That’s the highest number of moons of any planet in the Solar System.

News | National News

Here's what we know about Lockheed Martin's mysterious SR-72 - Business Insider

In 2013, Lockheed Martin announced development of the the successor to the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.

Psychology | Personality

Do You Like ‘Dogs Playing Poker’? Science Would Like to Know Why - The New York Times

A growing number of psychologists are focusing their studies on aesthetics and the question of why we like what we like.

Psychology | Personality

This Is Your Brain on Fatherhood | Science | Smithsonian

What clownfish stepfathers and Dad-of-the-Year foxes teach us about paternal neurochemistry in the animal kingdom

Science & Technology | Science

Ethylene-gibberellin signaling underlies adaptation of rice to periodic flooding | Science

Deepwater rice varieties grow taller when flooded, in a growth response driven by the plant hormones gibberellin and ethylene. This keeps the leaves above the water. Kuroha et al. identified the genes underlying this phenotype, which encode a component of

News | Interesting Stories

Swift Gene-Editing Method May Revolutionize Treatments for Cancer and Infectious Diseases - The New York Times

Scientists report that they have discovered a way to tweak genes in the body’s immune cells by using electrical fields.

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Scientists reveal they have found the world's oldest color | Fox News

According to a recent study, bright pink is the world's oldest color, having been discovered in rocks that are 1.1 billion years old.

News | News

Israel announces mission to land spacecraft on the Moon

Israel announced on Tuesday that it will launch its first lunar mission in December, with the hopes of becoming the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon in February 2019.

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

Ancient Human Ancestors Had to Deal with Climbing Toddlers

Australopithecus afarensis toddlers had a special grasping toe that helped them hold on to their mothers and escape into the trees, reports a study published today (July 4) in Science Advances.

Pets & Animals | Animals

What happens if someone catches the Loch Ness Monster? - BBC News

Scottish Natural Heritage said it would "dust off" a document prepared almost 20 years ago for such an event.

History | History

The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

How science helped—and harmed—efforts to preserve the U.S.'s founding documents.

Psychology | Personality

Is There Scientific Proof of Psychic Ability?

New research argues that legitimate, statistically significant evidence for psi, or psychic ability, does exist, despite the predominance of criticism and mockery of such studies in the psychology field.

Science & Technology | Science

Can zapping brains reduce violence? Controversial study sees potential

Researchers hailed their results as evidence that increasing activity in the prefrontal cortex can reduce "intentions to commit aggression."

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Astronomers captured the first image of a baby planet

Thanks to European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope, a group of astronomers have taken the first photograph of a planet being formed around a y...

Science & Technology | Science

Are these dots purple or blue? Your answer might not be as reliable as you think | Science | AAAS

When blue dots or threatening faces become rare, people’s concepts of “blue” or “threat” expand

Science & Technology | Science

Physics professor claims we need to 'face the possibility' UFO sightings really are alien craft  | Daily Mail Online

A physics professor from University at Albany, State University of New York and former NASA researcher believes there is 'plenty of evidence to support UFOs'.

News | The News

Newt Gingrich: There are dinosaurs (real ones) outside your window – just look | Fox News

Look outside your window and you will probably see dinosaurs. They are flying, hopping, chirping and perching on trees. You call them birds, but they are dinosaurs.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Medicine of the Future is Here – And It’s Alive! | FTI Journal

The FTI Journal is a quarterly publication from FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua Is a Comet After All

It turns out that 'Oumuamua, our first known interstellar visitor, is a comet after all.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Will Probiotics Ever Live Up to the Hype? - The Atlantic

Changing your microbiome takes more than just swallowing a pill full of bacteria.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism - The Atlantic

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

NASA showcases gorgeous new photo of Jupiter that looks almost too amazing to be real – BGR

Man, Jupiter sure is weird. The gas giant is one of the most-photographed objects in our Solar System thanks to its mesmerizing, swirling cloud tops, but NASA's latest photo of the colossal planet is even more jaw-dropping than usual.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Brain Changes Linked to Sleep Need - Sleep Review

We've all experienced going to bed tired and waking up refreshed, yet how that happens at the molecular level remains a mystery.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA's Curiosity rover takes stunning selfie during massive dust storm on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has taken an incredible selfie image during an unprecedented massive dust storm on Mars.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Three baby planets detected around a faraway star for the very first time - Science News - ABC News

They orbit a star 330 light years away and they're already as big as Jupiter — but these planets are just getting started.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Cryospheric Sciences | Marine Ice Sheet Instability “For Dummies”

MISI is a term that is often thrown into dicussions and papers which talk about the contribution of Antarctica to sea-level rise but what does it actually mean and why do we care about it? MISI stands for M arine I ce S heet I nstability. In this article

Pets & Animals | Animals

500 million-year-old claw-faced sea monster was a killing machine | Fox News

if you could dip your head into the oceans of Earth as they appeared 500 million years ago, you might see what looked like a spiny, disembodied claw cruising through the depths while trying to stuff an unfortunate piece of prey into its circular, fang-fil

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Why It’s Time for the Next Wave of Ocean Exploration and Protection | WIRED

Opinion: Reigniting exploration of the world's oceans is essential to protecting our natural resources and promoting scientific advancement.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

How to stream NASA’s mysterious Mars announcement today – BGR

NASA regularly releases news, scientific papers, and new theories related to Mars, and typically it's with very little fanfare. Scientists have lots of hardware working around the clock to probe the Red Planet's mysteries, and not every minor detail is wo

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Curiosity Rover Finds Organics Hidden In Mars’ Mudstones And Methane In Its Atmosphere | Astronomy.com

Astronomy.com is for anyone who wants to learn more about astronomy events, cosmology, planets, galaxies, asteroids, astrophotography, the Big Bang, black holes, comets, constellations, eclipses, exoplanets, nebulae, meteors, quasars, observing, telescope

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Researchers power tiny medical implant from over 100 feet away

Researchers at MIT are working on tiny implantable devices that can communicate and be powered wirelessly. In the future, they could be used to deliver drugs, t...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

How quantum physics can make Israel more secure

The prime minister's freshly announced project recruits some revolutionary technologies and excites scientists

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Study: Weekend Sleep-Ins May Help You Live Longer

There was a 65% higher death rate for people who regularly slept less than 5 hours on all nights, compared with people who regularly slept 6 to 7 hours per night.

Science & Technology | SCIENCE

The Supposedly Physics-Defying NASA Thruster Doesn't Work, New Research Confirms

If you want to send something deep, deep into space, it’s impractical to load it up with lots of heavy propellant. Scientists with their eyes on long-distance space travel have contemplated thrusters that wouldn’t need any propellant at all. The EmDri

Entertainment | Star Wars

Did Han Solo Use A Trick Of Einstein's Relativity To Make The Kessel Run?

As the new Star Wars movie, Solo, premieres, let's look at the physics of how his most famous achievement might actually be possible.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Pigeons Resist Misguided Leaders - NYTimes.com

When a leader tries to take a flock in the wrong direction, homing pigeons still find the right way home.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Fossil find of 33-million-year-old sea lilies in outback WA challenges major palaeontology theory - ABC News (Australian

The discovery of hundreds of perfect little star fossils in a dusty riverbed near Exmouth in north-west WA rewrites the species' history book by millions of years.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Exclusive: Dinosaur-Era Bird Found in Burmese Amber

The 99-million-year-old animal is the most complete bird fossil yet known to science from the amber deposits of Myanmar.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Los Angeles, America’s Future Spaceport - The Atlantic

The city of stars was once a major hub for aerospace. Soon it might be again.

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

Leukaemia triggered by infections like flu and likely to be preventable, says leading cancer scientist in 'landmark' bre

Most cases of childhood leukaemia are likely to be preventable and might be brought on by common infections such as flu, one of the UK’s leading cancer scientists has suggested in a breakthrough that could revolutionise treatment of the disease. Accor

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Graphene 'stimulation' could selectively kill off cancer cells

A chance lab discovery is opening up the possibility for wide-scale improvements in drug screening, application of selective painkillers, and selectively nuking...

Health & Fitness | Health News

Could the DNA of these ‘super seniors’ hold the secret to healthy aging? - The Globe and Mail

A lucky few Canadians are able to stay active and keep their cognition sharp well into their 80s. What’s their secret? Researchers are looking at their DNA to find out

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Quantum drum can vibrate and stand still at the same time - UPI.com

Scientists have built a tiny quantum drum that both vibrates and remains still when struck by a drumstick made of light.

News | News

The Sea Is Rising, but Not Because of Climate Change

There is nothing we can do about it, except to build dikes and sea walls a little bit higher.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Astronomers find fastest-growing black hole in the universe

Researchers discovered a black hole that's growing so fast that it can devour a mass the size of the sun every two days.

Science & Technology | Physics & Cosmology

Taming the multiverse: Stephen Hawking’s final theory about the big bang | University of Cambridge

The theory, which was submitted for publication before Hawking’s death earlier this year, is based on string theory and predicts the universe is finite and far simpler than many current theories about the big bang say. Professor Hertog, whose work has b

Science & Technology | Science & Space

This May Be the Best Evidence Yet of a Water Plume on Jupiter's Moon Europa

The case for a giant plume of water vapor wafting from Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa just got a lot stronger.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Massive wave is largest ever recorded in southern hemisphere [Video]

New Zealand scientists claim a monster wave detected during a storm is the largest ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.

Health & Fitness | Health

The Math Behind the Classic Eye Chart Is Surprisingly Complex | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

News | Interesting Stories

Owner of volcano-eaten Ford Mustang more worried about R2-D2 mailbox

By now, you've probably seen the video. And if you haven't, well there it is above: Mike Hale's silver Ford Mustang being devoured by the ravenous Pele, Hawaii's volcano goddess, and her unstoppable crush of lava. Yet, if you look closely in that video, y