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NASA Spotted an Object 3.3 Billion Miles Away From the Sun

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured the closest-ever look at a small object in the solar system’s distant Kuiper Belt, the ring of icy bodies and …

Australia plans to kill two million feral cats. Before you get mad, hear them out.

It’s open season on wild cats Down Under.<p>Over the next five years Australia will slaughter two million feral felines as part of a plan to protect …

Hillary Clinton: Life Lessons From the Benghazi Testimony

Yesterday, when my daughters and I came home after school, I put on the live stream of Hillary Clinton testifying before the Benghazi hearings.<p>I'm not sure if they were 6, 7 or 8 hours into grilling Hillary Clinton yet, but at that particular moment, a Republican congressman was shouting at her. My …

Two more women accuse Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two more women accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct on Friday, and their attorney Gloria Allred said she has been contacted by even more women who are prepared to say the same.<p>Attorney Gloria Allred (C) stands with two women who have accused actor and comedian Bill …

Bill Cosby

‘Burn her’: Women in Papua New Guinea tortured for witchcraft (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

A video posted online shows four naked women in Papua New Guinea being tied up, burned and tortured for witchcraft and sorcery. The attackers claim …

Permafrost warming in parts of Alaska 'is accelerating'

<b>One of the world's leading experts on permafrost has told BBC News that the recent rate of warming of this frozen layer of earth is "unbelievable".</b><p>Prof Vladimir Romanovsky said that he expected permafrost in parts of Alaska would start to thaw by 2070.<p>Researchers worry that methane frozen within …

Global Warming

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will be eighth chapter of saga, says J.K. Rowling

The saga of Harry Potter will get an eighth chapter, and it will take the form of the previously announced stage production titled "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," which will tell the story of an adult Potter and his youngest son, Albus.<p>J.K. Rowling, the author of the "Harry Potter" series, …

Film Industry

NSA advisory sparks concern of secret advance ushering in cryptoapocalypse

Once elliptic curve crypto was viewed as a savior. Now its future looks doomed.<p>In August, National Security Agency officials advised US agencies and …

Information Security

An Alaskan tunnel yields clues to Earth's fragile permafrost

Time travel in science fiction novels is tricky if not completely unpredictable. But it is possible to at least peer into the past as some climate scientists in Alaska are doing.<p>Scientists are actively trying to understand what's happening to the Earth's permafrost, the frozen layer of organic …

FDA Homeopathy Regulations: The Cruelty of False Hope

On November 9th, the FDA will be closing public comments on the issue of whether or not to regulate homeopathic medicine so that it falls in line with FTC truth in advertising guidelines. In other words, claims need to be supported by evidence. I don't know when or what the final decision will be …

‘Spooky’: the 1,300ft-wide asteroid to hurtle close to Earth on Halloween

TB145, a medium-sized chunk of rock and ice could that cause ‘continental-scale devastation’, will fly by at a distance slightly farther away than the moon<p>A large asteroid discovered only weeks ago will tear past the Earth on Halloween, Nasa has announced, estimating that it will come closer than …

Astronomy

Astronomers Unveil a 46-Gigapixel Photo of the Milky Way That Took 5 Years to Make

Last year, NASA released a 20-gigapixel photo of the Milky Way that was made up of over 2 million infrared photos. Back in January, NASA published a …

Omm ... Clinton Goes Zen, Tries Meditation To Get Through Epic Hearing

<b>This post was updated at 11:10 PM on October 24, 2015.</b><p>Passing through a human crush of reporters at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, Hillary Clinton entered a hearing room where she displayed a kind of unearthly stamina, as the only witness during a hearing that spanned 11 hours. How, you might ask, did she …

Government

A major scientific organization just refuted NASA's 99.9% prediction that an earthquake will hit LA before 2018

When the news of this disturbing statistic hit headlines, the US Geological Survey took action. Established in 1979, the USGS has major offices across the country that focus on policies related to Earth sciences including risk from earthquakes and damage from fracking.<p>In a rare event, the …

Scientists are days from finding out if that mysterious star could actually harbor aliens

For the last week, Vakoch and his colleagues at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute have been pointing the ground-based Allen Telescope Array in California at the enigmatic star with one goal in mind.<p>"We're trying to rule out the hypothesis that maybe it's intelligence out …