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'Fast Radio Burst' Spotted Live in Space for 1st Time

For the first time, a burst of radio waves hundreds of millions of times more energetic than the sun was caught red-handed as it slammed into the …

At last, NASA's spacecraft bound for Pluto starts collecting data

Let the data collection begin!<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has finally started the first science phase of its mission to get up close and personal with the dwarf planet Pluto.<p>The journey has been epic -- 9.5 years across more than 3 billion miles of space -- the longest distance to a primary …

2 planets may lurk in solar system beyond Pluto, study says

There is evidence of at least two planets larger than Earth lurking in our solar system beyond Pluto, a new analysis of "extreme trans-Neptunian objects" reveals.<p>After studying 13 of these "extreme trans-Neptunian objects," or ETNOs, the obits of these objects are different from a theory that …

Age of stars is pinned to their spin

<b>Astronomers have proved that they can accurately tell the age of a star from how fast it is spinning.</b><p>We know that stars slow down over time, but until recently there was little data to support exact calculations.<p>For the first time, a US team has now measured the spin speed of stars that are more …

Universe

Sony's prototype headphones put a digital running coach in your ears

Tech giants across the world are having to do something they probably never thought they'd have to: cook up a wearables strategy. Sony's is still very much in flux, but until now it's mostly centered around gadgets that go on your wrists and -- in one crazy case -- a pair of Google-esque smart …

It's National Adoption Month: 20 surreal photos of foster kids at play

November is National Adoption Month in the U.S., and photographer Rob Woodcox is helping foster kids act out their dreams in real life. As a former …