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The First Water-Vapor Clouds Have Been Discovered Outside the Solar System

It rains all over the galaxy.<p>A team of astronomers led by the University of California Santa Cruz has found strong evidence of water clouds on a brown dwarf called WISE 0855—the first time that clouds of water have been detected outside the solar system. WISE 0855 is only 7.2 light years from …

Celebrate Ubisoft's 30th anniversary with free downloads of classic titles including Splinter Cell

As part of Ubisoft’s 30th Anniversary celebrations they have decided to start handing out gifts ( though we’re sure that it’s supposed to be the …

Astronomers capture supermassive black hole as it eats passing star

<b>(CNN) —</b> A star, caught in the grips of a supermassive black hole.<p>The immense gravity slowly strips the stellar material from its parent, forming a disc of gas around the black hole as it converts gravitational energy into electromagnetic radiation, producing a bright source of light visible on …

Universe

Good fats can cut risk of death by 27%, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've long known that "bad" fats aren't the healthiest choices in our diets, but the latest news from Harvard is lethal: Eating too much saturated or trans fat can increase your risk of dying.<p>The silver lining? You can reverse some of that risk by making healthier fat choices.<p>"This study is …

Nutrition

20 Years after Dolly the Sheep Led the Way—Where Is Cloning Now?

It was a glorious day in the hills above Edinburgh, Scotland, when old friends and scientific colleagues Ian Wilmut and Alan Trounson set off on a …