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Laid Pretty: Five Bird Eggs That Are Beautiful Even Without Dye

Decorated by nature<p>Easter is almost here, and with it, the annual crafting ritual of dyeing, coloring, painting, and otherwise bedazzling eggs with all kinds of designs.<p>Nature also has plenty of beautifully weird egg designs, many with the express purpose of camouflaging the egg from predators. But …

Birds

NASA tests foldable cloth heat shield in Mars entry simulation

Until now, heat shields have consisted mainly of a special phenolic plastics that protect spacecraft entering an atmosphere by ablation. As the …

Syrian troops launch ground offensive backed by Russian airstrikes

Russia also launches rockets from warships in Caspian Sea for first time<p>Ground troops loyal to Bashar al-Assad have launched a major offensive in central Syria backed by Russian airstrikes in an escalation in Moscow’s week-long campaign, which has so far been restricted to bombing runs to soften up …

Middle East

Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface, shown below.<p>But no longer.<p>NASA announced the answer to the conundrum Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water.<p>Most mysterious about these …

Saltwater

The answer to life, the universe and everything

OPEN TO OPINION<p>Where science, philosophy and faith intersect.<p>SCI-TECH<p>| 6-minute read | 01-10-2015<p>Minhaz Merchant @minhazmerchant<p>Total Shares<p>The …

Universe
Space Exploration

Mars Orbiter Spots a Huge Avalanche of Carbon Dioxide on the Red Planet

In another reminder that the Red Planet features a complex and active surface, the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured …