Is Obama behind the Ebola outbreak? Are planes poisoning us? Is Lady Gaga part of an evil Illuminati plot? The five conspiracy theories you won't believe people believe The best conspiracy theories are
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For starters, wagging isn't always a sign of friendliness. Nothing is more of a telltale sign of happiness than, well, a dog's wagging tail. It's a main method of communication for man's best friend—but
NASA just released a collection of sound effects from both this world and deep, intergalactic space into the Public Domain. They are now available for all of us to enjoy and perhaps use to make music.
Maybe you've seen videos of astronauts playing with floating blobs of water, but how about a video shot from inside the watery blob? That's just what we have here in a new video (above) posted on YouTube
A glimpse into the birth of solar systems At the very center of the image above is the sun-like star HL Tau, surrounded by rings of dust and gas. You may never have heard of HL Tau, but this picture will
A 15-month-old female gorilla was fatally injured at the San Francisco Zoo when she became trapped under a closing hydraulic door, the zoo said Saturday. The zoo staff was moving animals from their enclosures
Space / Updated Nov. 7, 2014 / 11:49 PM GMT If you want to learn about the science behind a blockbuster movie like "Interstellar," astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is your man. Tyson's the one who pointed
The Uruguayan president Jose Mujica says he has received a million-dollar offer to buy his blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, which has become a symbol of his austere lifestyle. The man once nicknamed “the president
Space / Updated Nov. 5, 2014 / 6:13 PM GMT Christopher Nolan's sci-fi blockbuster, "Interstellar," is winning kudos for its true-to-Einstein depiction of a black hole as well as its off-the-planet exploration
Texas lawmaker steps up a fight over control of research funding. 6 Minute Read The glass-and-concrete headquarters of the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, normally hosts scientists
It’s Halloween again. It feels like it’s only been a year since this blog last clumsily tried to combine science and Halloween in a desperate bid to gain extra traffic from the fleeting society-wide interest
Until recently, electric superchargers may as well have been perpetual motion machines. Thanks to motorsport and advancement in power storage technologies, they're now close to hitting the road. (Photo
Colorful creatures around the world face death. Legend says that salamanders can spit poison and extinguish flames, but even such pyrotechnic powers would not be enough to save them from a new scourge.
The part may be the piece used to repair one of the plane's windows Researchers think they’ve finally found a piece of Amelia Earhart’s lost plane. An aluminum sheet, found in 1991 on Nikumaroro Island,
Christopher Nolan’s epic movie “Interstellar” is set to open next week…but already NASA’s Orion spacecraft is well on its way to making this sort of space exploration beyond the Moon a reality. In the
Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth. The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, to
Just in time for Halloween, an international team of researchers has unearthed fossils from Mongolia with seemingly mismatched body parts: a beaked, humpbacked, ostrich-like dinosaur with incredibly long
The oldest-known evidence of humans living at extremely high altitudes has been unearthed in the Peruvian Andes, archaeologists say. The sites a rock shelter with traces of Ice Age campfires and rock and
Biology is beautiful. There's a new microscope in town and the images it produces are stunning. An international team of engineers and biologists is announcing it's made a microscope that's able to see
It turns out that the comet the Rosetta mission has been chasing for the last decade is a stinker. Literally. Researchers from the University of Bern in Switzerland say that if you could take a whiff the
Space / Updated Oct. 19, 2014 / 9:14 PM GMT / Source: Reuters A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system on Sunday made a rare, close pass by Mars while robotic science probes and telescopes watched.