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10 animals with the longest life spans

There are tortoises alive today that were 25 to 50 years old when Charles Darwin was born. There are whales swimming the oceans with 200-year-old …

Night sky from Antelope Canyon in Arizona

The night sky through the high walls and narrow opening of Upper Antelope Canyon in Arizona.<p>Sergio Garcia Rill captured this beautiful image from …

What’s a Blood Moon?

Nowadays, 4 totally eclipsed moons in a row are called Blood Moons. Why? We don’t know for sure, but the answer may lie in a 2013 book by 2 Christian …

Astronomy

How to watch a total eclipse of the moon

Are you planning on watching the September 27-28 eclipse outside? Here are some tips.<p>A total lunar eclipse is one of the most dramatic and beautiful …

Even A Very Weak Signal From The Brain Might Help Paraplegics

A report that four young men who are paralyzed below the waist were able to move toes, ankles or knees when their lower spine was electrically stimulated was hailed as a breakthrough.<p>But it's hard not to be skeptical about anything labeled a medical breakthrough these days, and that's especially …

A Peek Beneath A Mummy's Wrappers, Powered By CT Scanners

John Taylor, the curator at the British Museum, discusses how CT scans and imaging are used to discover information about mummies.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Did you hear the one about the mummy who went to the hospital? Don't get all wrapped up trying to figure out the punch line, this is no …

Opinion

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What the internet will be like in 2025

But the other half of respondents were sceptical to the point of pessimism.<p>One of the 1500 respondents, a PhD candidate participating in civil …

Moon waxing toward total eclipse

As seen from around the world, the moon is waxing toward full. On the night of April 14-15, those in the Americas will see a total lunar eclipse.<p>Have …

Australia Declares Homeopathy "Useless"

Then again, Australia still thinks it's a good idea to cull sharks.<p>Australia's main medical group, the National Health and Medical Research Council, has concluded that homeopathy is "useless." The ruling came in the form of a 300-page report, in which doctors and other health professionals reviewed …

Viewing Guide: Watch Moon Turn Red During Total Lunar Eclipse

Here's how to watch next week's rare total eclipse of the moon.<p>The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years will grace the skies on Monday, and it's all the more rare because it will be visible above the entire Western Hemisphere.<p>During the overnight hours of April 14-15, skygazers there …

Sound Waves Sculpted On Walls And Other Amazing Images From This Week

The remarkable self-organization of ants

<i>Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent division of SimonsFoundation.org, whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research developments and trends in mathematics and the physical and life sciences.</i><p>Give a colony of …