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The Seven New Earth-Like Planets Discovered By NASA, Ranked

Big news, folks. NASA has discovered seven new Earth-like planets orbiting a star outside our solar system. A new record! And according to the scientists who released the report, three of them are even located in what they refer to as “the inhabitable zone.” New planets, here we come! Maybe. …

Undoing extinction – let's talk about the mammophant in the room

Don’t book your tickets for Pleistocene Park just yet: de-extincting mammoths is a nice thought experiment that’s overstayed its welcome<p>De-extincting mammoths is back in the news this week. It’s been a few years so it was time for a return to science-fiction-land, much to the undoubted chagrin of …

Extinction

Indian cricketer becomes first man to hit 300 runs in T20 match off just 72 balls

An Indian cricketer has become the first man in the world to score 300 runs in a Twenty20 match.<p>21-year-old Mohit Ahlawat hit a triple-century for …

Evolution on a Galactic Scale

On a clear night, you can make out the band of the Milky Way in the night sky. For millennia, astronomers looked upon it in awe, slowly coming to the …

New 'dwarf planet' found in the outer reaches of our solar system

Our solar system may have a brand new dwarf planet, orbiting in the region beyond Pluto in the Kuiper Belt.<p>Called 2014 UZ224, the object is said to …

Apparently we have more than 5 senses — THREE more, according to science

Growing up, we all learned that our wonderfully complicated human selves are equipped with the ability to hear, smell, taste, feel and touch. …

SDO witnesses a double eclipse (w/ video)

Early in the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun. SDO …

Why you're stiff in the morning: Your body suppresses inflammation when you sleep at night - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

New research published online in The FASEB Journal, describes a protein created by the body’s “biological clock” that actively represses inflammatory …

NASA's New Game Lets You Drive a Mars Rover and Search For Water

NASA has unveiled a free game that lets players try their hand at driving the Curiosity Mars rover.<p>Curiosity landed in the Gale Crater on the Red …

Liquid metal breakthrough hints at shape-shifting Terminator T-1000 robot future

Remember the feared T-1000 (or Prototype Series 1000) assassin robot from James Cameron’s 1991 movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day? A milestone …

Nanotech

‘Smart clothes’ of future will auction themselves on eBay if they are not worn

‘Smart clothes’ which contact charity shops or eBay when they are not worn regularly could be hanging in wardrobes within a few years.<p>Academics at Birmingham City University are developing a ‘connected wardrobe’ in which forgotten items will text owners to remind them that they are gathering …

99-Million-Year-Old Bird Wings Found Encased in Amber

Finding ancient bugs trapped in amber is a relatively common occurrence, but the recent discovery of two ancient bird wings fossilized in Burmese …

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Scientists Just Showed You Can Hack an Offline PC by Listening to Its Fans

Uh oh.<p>If you really want to make sure your computer doesn't get hacked, disconnecting it from the internet is a good place to start – but that 'air …

Today in science: Egypt’s first meteorite

It was the first meteorite in the Egyptian record. Years after the event, scientists concluded through various tests that it came all the way from …

The Future Is Now: Let’s Go To Mars!

Whether we consider stories, video games, movies, TV shows, comics, songs, RPGs, or symphonies – No one could debate that we Earthlings have a planet …

Geek

Tiny Falcon 9 Rocket Lands Successfully In Backyard Pool

Meet Falcon 0.9<p>The key to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is not how it goes up, but what it does when it comes down. Built around a reusable first stage, the rocket puts objects in space and then lands safely back to earth on a floating drone platform. Or at least, it’s supposed to. While the real rocket …

Miniature

Need to Focus? This Startup Promises It Has the Perfect Music for You

The founders of Brain.fm use sound frequency to zap your mind to attention.<p>Distractions have never been more ubiquitous than they are today: social media apps, text messages, web browsers, pop-up ads, email, and messaging platforms, not to mention the offline stresses of everyday life. If only you …

A "Starshade" Could Help NASA Find Other Earths Decades Ahead of Schedule

Can a next-generation NASA space telescope take pictures of other Earth-like planets? Astronomers have long dreamed of such pictures, which would …

The strawberry full moon makes this summer solstice a super rare thing

<b>This year the heavenly bodies seem to have conspired to sweeten the pot with an event we haven’t seen in 70 years.</b><p>The summer solstice isn’t a rare …

Earth Has a Second, 'Mini' Moon, Says NASA

Three's company.<p>Sometimes you’re a planet who’s been with a moon for a few eons, and it all becomes a bit too… <i>familiar.</i><p>Things started out with a hot …

More than 1,000 physicists just proved Albert Einstein wrong again

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of ripples in the fabric of space called gravitational waves. He didn't believe we could ever hear them; he thought they'd be too quiet.<p>But scientists have just proven Einstein wrong a second time.<p>More than 1,000 physicists recorded the …

This is how a large fire spreads in space

NASA's Saffire-I experiment aims to study flame behavior in microgravity<p>Earlier this week, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo capsule, which has been attached to the International Space Station for the past few months, was filled up with more than 4,000 pounds of trash and released from the station out …

Behold, Rolls-Royce’s truly bizarre self-driving car

Ultra-luxury automaker Rolls-Royce debuted its self-driving concept car this week, called the 103EX, and it looks, well, odd. It's nearly 20 feet long and 5 feet tall, and has some — interesting — features.<p>See for yourself:<p>The futuristic-looking vehicle seats two passengers on a silk-covered sofa …

Autonomous Cars

An Astronaut's View: Photos From 6 Months in Space

The sun reflects off of Earth as night approaches, April 5, 2016.<br>Tim Peake—ESA/NASA<p>1 of 17<p>Tim Peake, the European Space Agency's first British …

Elon Musk Wants To Build And Launch Satellites To Fund A Mars Colony

Launching little spacecraft to pay for big spacecraft<p>A colony on Mars. It’s the fantasy of pretty much all space entrepreneurs these days. Bas Lansdorp famously dreams of establishing a permanent human settlement on the red planet by 2025, and NASA is working hard on the Orion capsule and Space …

Space Travel

Oh 'SMAP'! New NASA Satellite Will Help Predict Drought, Climate Change

Digging up dirt on soil moisture across the globe<p>When it launches on January 29, a new satellite’s mission will be simple: to measure one of the most important but least recognized sources of water on Earth. NASA’s SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) will measure soil moisture across the globe. …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Watch for These Top 5 Sky Events of 2015: Eclipses, Comets, and Planets

Lunar eclipses and the innermost planets will take center stage in the heavens.<p>Stay tuned, stargazers—the year ahead offers many heavenly delights, including a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potentially surprising comet.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here …

Climate change, extinctions signal Earth in danger zone: study | Reuters

OSLO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - - Climate change and high rates of extinctions of animals and plants are pushing the Earth into a danger zone for humanity, a scientific report card about mankind’s impact on nature said on Thursday.<p>An international team of 18 experts, expanding on a 2009 report about …

Climate Change