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The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But Netflix can also …

Entertainment

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

The US is facing a choice between the International Space Station and a new deep space rocket

In one corner, we have an international, orbital laboratory that cost over $150 billion to build and operate. In the other, a $23 billion and growing program to develop a huge new deep-space rocket and spacecraft to carry humans to the moon and beyond. Now, they will face off in a Darwinian …

The Worst Climate News in the Age of Trump

By <b>Juan Cole / Informed Comment</b>The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization issued its annual climate report Tuesday, making a full and final …

Sea Ice, Nature, And The Trump Budget

These cuts only make sense if we don’t care about the future world we are leaving to our children.<p>Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum extent on March 7, the lowest maximum in the 38-year satellite record, according to a new report by the National Snow and Ice Data Center. In other words, both …

One of the most troubling ideas about climate change just found new evidence in its favor

Ever since 2012, scientists have been debating a complex and frankly explosive idea about how a warming planet will alter our weather — one that, if it’s correct, would have profound implications across the Northern Hemisphere and especially in its middle latitudes, where hundreds of millions of …

Trump's Anti-Climate Crusade Can Still Be Stopped

In the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has walked away from plans to cut the carbon footprint of our cars. He’s proposed defunding a plan to …

Russia creates 'unstoppable' hypersonic Zircon missile with Navy destroying 4,600mph speed

Kremlin's super-weapon powered by scramjet technology is faster than a speeding bullet.<p>Russia claims to have created a devastating hypersonic missile …

Boeing and Lockheed Could Lose Billions of Dollars of Business This Year

Billions of space-launch contracts come up for grabs in the next few months -- but United Launch Alliance can no longer compete on price.<p>Last week, …

Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1 million weekend travelers

1.1 million people are expected to pass through the busiest international airport as the city marks UAE spring break, Dubai Airports' senior vice president for communications Anita Mehra said.<p>An estimated 260,000 travellers were expected to pass through each day from Friday through Monday. Dubai …

Afghanistan wooed a fugitive warlord, aiming to lure the Taliban, too. Now the deal is stuck.

KABUL — He is a ghost with a blood-soaked past, a man with so many enemies that even his closest aides, trying to orchestrate his return to the Afghan capital he once attacked, coyly insist they have no idea where he is.<p>Six months ago, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar emerged briefly from the shadows, appearing …

Scientists Think They've Traced The Very First Mutations in a Human Life

"Like finding a needle in a haystack."<p>For the first time, scientists have caught a glimpse of the earliest genetic mutations in human …

Where are Earth's largest nature reserves?

Preserving the pristine<p>The United States has some massive nature reserves. The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska, for example, is the …

The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

The FBI Did Wiretap Trump Tower, But Not to Monitor Trump

The FBI has said it did wiretap Trump Tower, though its target was not the building’s owner. From 2011 to 2013, two years before Trump announced his …

This game is teaching particle physics to five-year-olds

Five-year-olds and particle physics don't usually go in the same sentence together.<p>But the guys that made <i>Angry Birds</i> is trying to change that with …

FBI prepares charges against North Korea over Bangladesh heist

US media has reported that the FBI suspects North Korea plundered $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank's account at the New York Federal …

Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Our bodies still hold plenty of secrets, and scientists have just uncovered a doozy: the lungs play a key role in producing blood. Until now, this …

Stem Cells

Trump Announces Return of National Space Council

President Donald Trump signed the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 on Tuesday, and while many celebrated the fact that NASA’s Earth Science …

Donald Trump

Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli

Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, 'Dawn Lord,' was a Mesoamerican god who represented a menacing aspect of Venus, the morning star, and was one of the four gods …

Ancient History

HERA telescope upgrades could reveal the earliest stars

When it first went online in February 2016, the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) radio telescope in South Africa boasted 19, 42-foot-diameter antennas aimed at the "Cosmic Dawn" of the universe. The antennas are designed to detect a specific wavelength of light emitted by hydrogen atoms …

"Blurred Times" in a Quantum World

When measuring time, we normally assume that clocks do not affect space and time, and that time can be measured with infinite accuracy at nearby …

Scientist says there are over 100 planets in our solar system

Most of us grew up learning that there are nine planets in our solar system. Back in 2006 that all changed, when Pluto was demoted from being labeled …

A Country Just Used a Patriot Missile to Take Down a $200 Drone

Serious Overkill<p>In a rather unusual show of force, a U.S. ally shot down a small quadcopter drone using a Patriot missile, according to Gen. David …

Here is why Descendants of the Sun's Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo reunited [PHOTOS]

Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo reunited to celebrate the first anniversary of their popular series Descendants of the Sun.<p>It was reunion time for the …

Exclusive: Immigration judges headed to 12 U.S. cities to speed deportations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is developing plans to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the country to 12 cities to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes, according to two administration officials.<p>How many judges will be …

Let The 10th Doctor Teach You Einstein's General Relativity in 3 Minutes

Who better to explain space-time?<p>On 14 March 2017, the world celebrated what would have been Albert Einstein's 138th birthday. But while all of us …

GCHQ slaps down White House claims of Trump Tower wiretapping claims as 'utterly ridiculous'

Britain's intelligence and security organisation has dismissed claims, suggested by the White House, that it helped Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump as "nonsense" in an incredibly rare public statement.<p>Sean Spicer, Mr Trump's press secretary, repeated a claim on Thursday evening – initially made by …

We Can Now Harness The Tardigrade's Strangest Superpower - And Give It to Other Organisms

Turn them into living glass.<p>Tiny tardigrades - also known as water bears and moss piglets - have many strange properties, including being able to …

US condemns UN report accusing Israel of establishing 'apartheid regime'

Washington's ambassador to the UN has called for the damning report to be withdrawn immediately. The UN secretariat has distanced itself from the …