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These 10 space images look unbelievable, but are actually real (pictures)

Moon in front of the Earth<p>Space station and space shuttle<p>Jack-o'-lantern sun<p>Alone in space<p>Amazing aurora<p>Earthrise<p>Spot the airplane<p>Death Star near Saturn<p>Space station transits the moon<p>Red Rectangle in space<p>Bonus image: Startling blue in a field of white

Canada Just Protected A Rainforest Twice The Size Of Belgium

Great Bear is one of the last temperate rainforests on the planet.<p>Environmentalists are hailing the Canadian government's landmark deal to protect 85 percent of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia from logging and development -- an area more than twice the size of Belgium.<p>The agreement, …

Prefabricated Arched Cabins can provide a warm home for under $10,000

Our readers often complain that so many of the cutting-edge sustainable homes we cover are beyond their price range. And it's true. New materials and …

Sustainability

Researchers Are a Step Closer to Creating an Untraceable 'Quantum Internet'

We want it!<p>Scientists are figuring out how to create a 'quantum Internet' that will be totally secure and virtually unhackable. So secure, in fact, …

To oblivion and beyond: art and science at the edge of consciousness

From William Blake’s vision of a soul leaving the body to Goshka Macuga’s creepy somnambulist, a new exhibition explores the mysteries of the mind – but are we any closer to finding the answers Descartes was seeking when he dissected a human brain more than 350 years ago?<p>They hover between worlds. …

Everything you know is a lie: Earth might actually be 2 planets smashed together

Did you always figure that Earth was created when the sun made love to the moon? Me too. It seems we were slightly off base, and we weren’t alone — …

Universe

Benefits of Meditation

Meditation Teacher A friend recently told me about a woman who went to her first weekend-long meditation retreat and, upon her return, began setting …

The Science Behind Daydreaming And How You Can Retrain Your Brain To Focus

Our brains aren’t designed for the type of work we do, which is why we’re always distracted. But two rules can help you retrain your brain.<p>The secret to productivity isn’t getting more things done; it’s getting the right things done. It sounds simple, but the problem is that office workers are …

Drop everything and watch this man’s reaction after his gf is nearly struck by lightning

<b>Here’s an early contender for best reaction of 2016.</b><p>The video shows a couple running across rocks towards water in stormy conditions.<p>The man, who is …

Caring dog breaks out of kennel to comfort crying foster puppies

A dog in a pet motel made a great escape, but only to comfort a few scared puppies that weren't used to the kennel life.<p>Barkers Pet Motel in Saint …

Photographer Sneaks Into Abandoned Top-Secret NASA Base. Here's What He Saw

Pictures of a top-secret base once used by NASA have been captured by a photographer from San Francisco.<p>The Santa Susanna Field Laboratory, a …

New evidence suggests the moon was formed in a head-on collision between Earth and another planet

We already know that the moon was likely forged when Earth crashed into another planet, but previously scientists believed the crash was just a glancing blow.<p>Now new research published in the journal Science suggests a more violent head-on collision.<p>Theia, the planet that Earth crashed into, didn't …

Earth Science

The 5 Ego Traps To Avoid in Meditation

Spiritual Ego<p>With so many people joining the <b>meditation revolution</b> what are some of the pitfalls to be avoided? Generally speaking meditation is meant …

Meditation

Satoru Iwata changed the whole games industry and now leaves it in mourning

The Nintendo president, who has died from cancer at the age of 55, brought in a ‘blue ocean’ strategy that would lead to the industry’s most successful consoles<p>On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.<p>– Satoru Iwata, speaking …

Mesmerizing Astronomy Photos Are The Best Of 2015

If you have ever questioned the enormity and the drama of our universe, these photos will set you straight.<p>The Royal Museums Greenwich in London selected these 17 stunning images, from more than 2,700 entries, to be considered for their annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition. The …

Pluto may reveal secret of Earth's creation

Nasa's mission to fly by the dwarf planet expected to beam back images<p>Pluto could provide the 'missing link' to how planets evolve, a British space scientist has claimed ahead of Nasa's flyby next week.<p>On Tuesday evening, the U.S. spacecraft New Horizons will make a pass of the dwarf planet and …

Space Science

Why Is Our Solar System Missing The Universe's Most Common Planet?

As NASA’s New Horizons mission approaches Pluto, we’re poised to get our best-ever look at an object from the outskirts of our Solar System: formed from the ice-and-rock that was far too distant to get absorbed into our Sun or any of the planets. Already, the photos it’s returning are spectacular, …

Astronomy