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New clues about how Earth got its moon

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the only world besides Earth that man has set foot on. But we still don't know exactly how it got there.<p>Now, rocks brought back by the Apollo astronauts in the late '60s and early '70s are providing new clues about how Earth got its moon.<p>Many scientists have long theorized that the …

Astronomy

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Super Smash Bros (2014) - guide, hints, tips, tricks

It's been six years since the last Smash Bros game was released, but 3DS owners will be able to take the latest edition out for a rumble as of this …

The past, present, and future of Nintendo

We take you through a visual timeline of the iconic games company.

Retrogaming

It's Not A New F-Zero, But It'll Do For Now

Arriving on the Wii U eShop on December 10, <i>Fast Racing Neo</i> is a futuristic hovercar racer everyone is comparing to <i>F-Zero</i>, because everyone wants a …

Make a Safer Return to the Stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with A-Canceling

Making your way back to the stage after eating a move with massive knockback in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U isn’t easy. Sure, you’ve got a options to …

'Minecraft: Story Mode's' adventures have familiar plots but characters worth rooting for

"Minecraft," the video game that can essentially be anything you want it to be, is everywhere.<p>Everywhere, that is, except in my home. It's on laptop computers, mobile phones and video game consoles, and it's in toy stores, bookstores and even baseball stadiums. A Chicago Cubs-branded spongy bat, …

Minecraft

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

5 Things I've Learned About The World Through Travel

In the last few years, I've had the privilege to travel all over the world, spending time in six continents in over twenty countries. I've learned many things through my world travels not only about myself, but also of the world we live in.<p>Through my world travels, these are the five things I've …

19 Reasons The Nintendo 64 Is The Greatest Console Of All Time

N64 is love. N64 is life.

Retrogaming

The Very Sudden Arrival of Hurricane Joaquin

Just a few days ago, the East Coast was in for some rain. Now, there may be a serious storm.<p>Although science may be capable of proving humanity’s disdain for Mondays, this past Monday wasn’t so bad. The world found out there is water on Mars. Many of us had just enjoyed a supermoon-cum-lunar …

NASA's 'Mars mystery solved' press conference will reveal 'major science finding'

Has Nasa found flowing water on MARS? Space agency poised to announce 'major science finding' from the Red Planet<p><b>Nasa called a press conference for</b> …

Georgia Tech

Mars 'mystery solved': has Nasa found water flowing on the Red Planet?

Has Nasa found life on Mars? Speculation mounts ahead of press conference to unveil "a major science finding"<p>Nasa is preparing to unveil a "major science finding" from its Mars exploration programme, amid speculation it could have found water flowing on the Red Planet.<p>The space agency has scheduled …

Geoscience

How Traveling Solo Destroyed My Dating Life

Up until about a year ago, I would have expected myself to be in a serious relationship right now, and getting engaged in five months, since that's when I'll be turning 28. Year-ago-me would have expected to be getting married by 29, and having a baby by 30, because that's what seemed to be …

10 Most Popular (+ Safest) Countries To Travel Solo

Is that "Travel" Pinterest board reaching an astronomical number of pins? Has another year has passed without that passport even being been touched? There's no time like the present, ladies! If you are planning on embarking on a solo trip or are just toying with the idea, know that you are going to …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

The Coca-Cola company has identified the culprit behind America’s weight problem. And it wants to put the blame on….you.<p>The world’s largest producer …

The Xbox One Just Made A Mockery Out Of Nintendo's Virtual Console

Thanks to the release of <i>Rare Replay</i> today, Xbox One owners will now be able to play seven Nintendo 64 classics on Microsoft's console. Nintendo's …

Retrogaming

Study: People Who Eat Spicy Foods Are More Likely to Live Longer

Thank you, Science.<p>Can't get enough hot sauce? The heartburn is worth it: all that spiciness might just be extending your life. The <i>New York Times</i> reports that a new study links eating chili peppers with living longer.<p>Harvard researchers analyzed a Chinese health study of 485,000 people, who were …

Chili Peppers

Pluto is ‘actually a huge spacecraft, like the Death Star’ – and here’s the proof

Even now, alien beings inside Pluto could be turning huge death rays towards our planet, preparing to blow us into a cloud of interstellar dust.<p>UFO …

What a can of Coca-Cola REALLY does to your body in just an hour

What a can of Coca-Cola REALLY does to your body: Infographic reveals the effects the fizzy drink has in just an hour... from a 20-minute blood sugar …

Diabetes

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

12 Type Of People We Shouldn't Allow To Ruin Our Happiness

We all have toxic people in our lives. You know them – the people who just suck out your happiness, energy, and enthusiasm whenever they are around …

Self-help

Blue Spots On Mars, Tiny Frogs, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

General Hospital

Now NASA lets you go to Pluto without leaving Earth

What does the sun look like from 3 billion miles away?<p>Although you'll probably never head out to Pluto to find out for yourself, NASA has a nifty new …