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The New $100 Million Search For Life in the Cosmos

Can you hear me?<p>More than a half-century after the first modern search for communicating extraterrestrial life, humanity’s quest to find intelligent beings in the cosmos is getting a much-needed boost. Today, Silicon Valley billionaire Yuri Milner announced a $100 million project that will scan the …

Astronomy

Earth's best-known climate scientist issues bombshell sea-level warning

The study — written by James Hansen, NASA's former lead climate scientist, and 16 coauthors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields — concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times as fast as previous consensus estimates, resulting in a sea-level rise of …

Three Experiments That Show Relativity Is Real

Having written up three of my favorite experiments demonstrating quantum phenomena, the next logical step is to do the same for the <i>other</i> great theory of modern physics, relativity. Like quantum mechanics, relativity predicts some strange phenomena, but also like quantum mechanics, it’s …

Physics

NASA Releases Stunning Photo Of Earth From One Million Miles Away

“Pale Blue Dot,” eat your heart out.<p>Yesterday, NASA released a photo of the sunlit side of Earth from its Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) camera on board NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft. The photo shows the Western Hemisphere in stunning detail.<p>NASA is using the …

Space

New Pluto pictures show jelly-bean moon and mountains

Newly-discovered frozen peaks on Pluto are taller than Ben Nevis while images of Nix reveal an unusual red spot<p>The latest pictures to be beamed back from the far reaches of the Solar System show a new mountain range on Pluto and the first close up images of two of the dwarf-planet’s smaller …

Off the Grid Villa Tantangan in Bali Constructed With Lush Shrub Roof For Insulation

1/8<p>Villa Tantangan by Word of Mouth<p>As freezing temperatures sweep across the states, we can't help but bundle up and dream about a tropical escape. …

20 ways Bernie Sanders has stood up for civil and minority rights

From fighting segregation to standing against police violence, Sanders has a record of fighting on these issues<p>Over the past few months, one lingering blemish on Bernie Sanders' candidacy for the Democratic nomination is his indifference to racial justice and civil rights issues.<br>But the truth is, …

Why there's record number of switchers from Android to iPhone (again)

Even with a few key differences, iOS and Android are more alike than ever. And with big iPhones available, Android is no longer the only game in town …

Here's your first real look at the sequel to the hottest Android phone of last year

Chinese startup OnePlus is planning to launch its next phone at the end of the month, but we may already have an idea of what it looks like. TENAA, the organization that regulates wireless products in China, just posted photos that show what appears to be the OnePlus 2 from all angles.<p>The device in …

Bell’s Inequality fails as a test of the boundary between quantum and classical world

Quantum theory is one of the great achievements of 20th century science, yet physicists have struggled to find a clear boundary between our everyday …

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Why Aren't We Hearing More About Ceres?

Our nearest dwarf planet doesn't get much attention. It should.<p>Ceres is a strange, strange world. It was first discovered in 1801, and until 1852, it was considered a planet. The discovery of numerous other bodies in its region of space, including at least a couple that were smaller but also …

Native American origins: When the DNA points two ways

This week, two teams of scientists released reports detailing the origins of Native American peoples. Both groups looked at ancient and modern DNA to attempt to learn more about the movements of populations from Asia into the New World, and about how groups mixed once they got here. Both discovered …

The 50 best computer-science and engineering schools in America

The best computer-science and engineering schools in the US are hotspots for elite companies like Google, Apple, Raytheon, Facebook, and Lockheed Martin to recruit new talent.<p>We surveyed over 400 Business Insider readers to find out which engineering schools have the most valuable undergraduate …

College & University

What Will Become Of China's Ghost Cities?

Little did we know that most of that iron ore being shipped to Guangzhou from Rio de Janeiro and Port Hedland, Australia was going to build Chinese cities; cities that would remain vacant for years. China single-handedly topped the phrase “bridge to nowhere” and made ghost cities a euphemism for …

Urbanism

Ten groundbreaking university research projects - Telegraph

University of Cambridge

Nasa releases amazing high-resolution picture of sunlit Earth from one million miles away

Nasa has released the first image taken from its new deep space satellite DSCOVR<p>If Carl Sagan was impressed with the Pale Blue Dot, he would have been equally blown away by this incredible image (launch high-resolution version) of Earth taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Space