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New clues into the existence of dark matter

For Chris Hadfield and other astronauts aboard the International Space Station, the high-energy particles that come flying at them from deep space and pass through their equipment and their bodies like subatomic bullets are a hazard and a menace.<p>For scientists, they are cosmic gold.<p>Now researchers …

Dark Matter

The Dark Side of Google Glass

As Google pushes the boundaries of innovation, it becomes harder to foresee whether it is doing so in ways that will conflict with its motto "Don't …

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The Suspects - Houston, TX

The Suspects learned to stop worrying and love the SKA... and tomorrow, so can you.<p>We're celebrating 20 years of The Suspects in 2013!

Antwerp, Belgium with the Scheldt river like lightning sparking up the city.

E A R T H S T E V E on Twitter: "Listening to this fat old white lady at Subway complain about 30 cents. I kinda hope she chokes on her footlong #eatfresh"

☧Sacerdotus™ on Twitter: "During a Good Friday procession, a random child ran up to help the guy playing role of #Jesus. #catholic #trcot"

Tonight's Finale: Italy, heel and toe.

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Global Secular Humanist Movement

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Living Compass

Brain scans decode dream content

A team of Japanese neuroscientists has used brain scanning technology to read the content of people's dreams.<p>Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR …

Italian Archaeologists Find Pluto's Gate to Hell

Italian archaeologists, led by Francesco D'Andria from the University of Salento, believe they have found Pluto's Gate in southwestern Turkey.</i> …

Magic mushrooms' psychedelic ingredient could help treat people with severe depression

Drugs derived from magic mushrooms could help treat people with severe depression. Scientists believe the chemical psilocybin, the psychedelic …

Can we grow a stronger-than-steel 'wonder material' to save the world?

Nanocellulose produced from humble algae holds promise for manufacturing, medicine, and the environment<p>It’s stiffer than Kevlar, thinner than paper, and in a few years, it may be mass-produced using only sunlight and water.<p>Scientists in the US this week announced a new, and potentially …

Affordable brainwave sensors could make typed passwords obsolete

There's little doubt that the traditional password is in danger of being replaced — much has been written about its vulnerabilities and flaws, and organizations like DARPA and Google are hard at work looking for alternatives. Biometric sensors like the fingerprint scanner are one option, but some …

New space probe data gives us a 'high fidelity' simulation of how the Big Bang sounded

Though the Big Bang took place long before anyone was around to observe it, we've known for years what it might have sounded like. As the universe expanded, scientists believe it produced waves of sound that echoed through the dense plasma and hydrogen that then filled it. These waves are obviously …

Born to die: how self-destructing electronics will transform medicine, war, and more

These 'transient electronics' will disappear completely once their job is done<p>Right now, electronics are built to last. Soon, however, their lifespan might be more fleeting — courtesy of burgeoning research into "transient electronics," or devices meant to serve a specific function before …

Yes, Your Mind Can Control Your Body Temperature

Tibetan nuns prove the physical effects of spiritual activity.<p>You don't have to look far to find the (mostly) positive and surprisingly powerful effects of meditation. But one of the more unexpected effects was just recently published: Tibetan nuns can change their core body temperatures with a …

Hints of Human Language Heard in Lip-Smacking Monkey Talk

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.08.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:09 pm. 2:09 pm<p>Sounds made by a little-known monkey …

Watch Rich People Earn More Money Than You In Real Time [Infographic]

How much Kobe Bryant and others make in a minute compared to a minimum wage worker.<p><i>CNNMoney</i> has published an awesome visualization by artist Bård Edlund showing how much various people make in one minute. On the chart (and quickly moving past it) are Kobe Bryant and Exxon Mobil Corporation CEO Rex …

Reduced Guilt? Chocolate Gets A Healthy, Fruity Makeover

Chocoholics, rejoice!<p>British scientists have developed a new fruit-juice-infused chocolate that they say has up to 50 percent less fat than the regular stuff. And it's tasty, too.<p>The scientists, led by University of Warwick's Stefan Bon, created the hybrid chocolate using a blender to generate …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …


US navy laser cannon shoots down drone during testing - video

Footage released by the US navy shows a powerful laser cannon shoot down a drone aircraft during testing. The new weapon, known as the Laser Weapon …

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