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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is getting ready to skim Saturn’s rings

The vehicle is about to enter one of its last orbits before it plunges to its death<p>After 12 years of touring the Saturn system, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is about to enter a new orbit — one that will take the probe up close to the planet’s famous rings. These Ring-Grazing Orbits, as NASA is calling …

NASA unveils 'food bars' to feed astronauts on long space journeys

Your average granola bar simply won't cut it for a Mars-bound astronaut.<p>NASA food scientists are in the process of developing a new "food bar" …

The Hottest Cyber Monday Smartwatch Deals

Black Friday is in the past, forget about it, it’s gone. But that doesn’t mean you’ve missed out – the online deals bonanza is still well and truly ongoing.<p>Cyber Monday is here and, as we’re approaching the Holiday Season, there are plenty of wearable tech Christmas bargains to be had.<p>Here are 5 of …

Why Science Now Says That You Shouldn't Trust Your Gut

New research from Harvard and the University of La Verne claims that those who trust their instincts about people are often wrong.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You know a thing or two about people, don't you?<p>You've seen some …

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Harry Potter

Break out the Butterbeer! Tonight, <i>Harry Potter</i> fans will rejoice in celebration of the much-anticipated, long-awaited release of J. K. Rowling’s latest literary foray, <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i>. The script of a new play that is on stage in London now, it picks up the story 19 years after the …

Mars TV series mixes Elon Musk with sci-fi for mission to the red planet

Traveling to Mars and setting up a human settlement is not yet a reality, but a new television series promises to give us the closest view yet of how …

Box office: After strong Friday start, 'Jason Bourne' eyes $60 million opening weekend

Jason Bourne is back — and moviegoers are eager to see him again.<p>With estimated Friday ticket sales of $22.7 million, according to Box Office Mojo, "Jason Bourne" started the weekend in the No. 1 position, putting the Universal Pictures' title on track to make around $60 million through Sunday. …

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: JK Rowling meets cast in new photo

Back in February as the cast and creatives behind <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i> circled up for the first time, the actors bringing the characters …

Watch Stormtroopers Show a Tiny Kylo Ren the Proper Respect

Disney World’s <i>Star Wars</i> exhibit is under the protection of the First Order, so when faction leader Kylo Ren shows up for an inspection, the …

A Parent’s Touch Actually Transforms A Baby’s Brain

The power of touch goes beyond helping parents and children bond.<p>A child wants to be held and touched from the very first day of life. And a parent’s affectionate touch goes a long way, from boosting a newborn’s healthy development to shaping the child’s brain later on, a new study suggests.<p>For …

The Brain

10 holidays that will make you a better photographer

As noon approached and we jiggled across the grasslands back to camp, we crossed paths with a fleet of Jeeps lined-up in military fashion. Bursting from their rooftops were travellers all fixated on a hyena some way off. And it struck me how special it was, just the four of us, having those early, …

Here’s why you probably won’t see any Marvel TV characters in Marvel films

Marvel fans are dying to see characters from the Netflix series like Daredevil and Jessica Jones show up in the movies, but the president of Marvel Television explained why it's unlikely.<p>Speaking before an audience at a panel on the upcoming "Luke Cage" Netflix show at the Television Critics …

TV

Ana from Havana: Cuban-born actress de Armas making waves in Hollywood

Two years ago, Ana de Armas could barely speak English. Which turns out to be a hurdle when you’re trying to become a movie star in America. The 28-year-old Cuban remembers her first meetings with L.A. agents: “I was just nodding like, ‘I don’t know what you’re saying.’ Now I speak English,” she …

'Dragon Hole,' World's Deepest Blue Hole, Discovered In South China Sea

It's more than 300 feet deeper than any other known blue hole.<p>It’s called the “Dragon Hole,” and Chinese scientists believe it may be the deepest “blue hole” on the planet.<p>China’s state-run Xinhua news agency says the Dragon Hole is 987 feet deep ― or more than 300 feet deeper than Dean’s Blue Hole …

South China Sea

‘Elixir of youth’ found in sex hormone – scientists

A team of US and Brazilian researchers have used a synthetic sex hormone to stimulate production of a naturally occurring enzyme called telomerase …

Scientists are one step closer to cracking the cosmic case of a dwarf planet's disappearing craters

And yet, when NASA's Dawn spacecraft arrived at Ceres in March 2015, scientists found that the dwarf planet was surprisingly smooth. For some reason, some of the biggest craters had been leveled.<p>This left scientists with a huge cosmic mystery: What happened to Ceres' missing craters?<p><b>The mystery of</b> …

Museum Of Ice Cream Delivers A Scoop Of Science, But Only If You Ask For It

New York pop-up exhibit is somewhat vanilla<p>Ice cream is a scientific marvel. Under a microscope it's a psychedelic arrangement of fat globules, air pockets, liquid and ice crystals. It takes a precise method of mixing, pressurizing, aerating and freezing to get its creamy texture, and its flavor …

Ice Cream

Zika is spreading in Florida. Here are 9 facts to calm you down.

With Zika moving through nearly every country in the Western Hemisphere over the past year and a half, it was only a matter of time before the virus made its way to the continental US.<p>At the end of July, health officials announced that a handful of Zika infections had originated from mosquitoes in …

4 Ways Successful People Learn More

Successful people never stop learning.<p>Most people are inherently inquisitive. I spend a lot of time talking with our team about the value of curiosity. But over time, we can become set in our ways. Sometimes it seems easier to shrug off a new concept or task that appears difficult than to invest …

Suicide Squad: Will Smith Batmobile freakout reenacted on Tonight Show

When Ben Affleck rolled up to the <i>Suicide Squad</i> set in the Batmobile, even Will Smith couldn’t keep it together. The actor, who plays DC villain …

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Is Releasing 250,000 More Tickets

Harry Potter fans who haven’t yet scooped up tickets for <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i> will soon get another chance: 250,000 more tickets will be …

CP violation or new physics?

(Phys.org)—Over the past few years, multiple neutrino experiments have detected hints for leptonic charge parity (CP) violation—a finding that could …

Scientists map human brain in more detail than ever before

Scientists are still using a 100 year-old map to identify 83 known regions of the brain, but that's about to change. A team from Washington University in St. Louis, working with the Human Connectome Project, has plotted 97 new areas of our gray matter, bringing the total to 180. The updated map …

Nintendo shares plummet after investors realize it doesn't actually make Pokémon Go

Nintendo shares have skyrocketed since <i>Pokémon Go</i>'s release and instant transformation into global cultural phenomenon, but they fell dramatically today after investors realized that Nintendo doesn't actually make the game. Nintendo put out a statement after the close of trading on Friday pointing …

The Dallas police chief told protesters to apply for police jobs. Now, job applications have tripled.

After Black Lives Matter demonstrations erupted in Dallas three weeks ago, Police Chief David Brown told protesters one way that they could fix problems they see in law enforcement.<p>Get a job.<p>“We’re hiring,” Brown said at a news conference. “Get off that protest line and put an application in. We’ll …

Law Enforcement

Rats, Possums and Stoats Beware! New Zealand Goes to War Against Invasive Pests

New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key on Monday announced a program to make the Pacific Ocean nation “predator free” by 2050, ridding its islands …

Afghan youth arrested over possible role in Ali Sonboly's Munich killings

German police arrested a 16-year-old Afghan youth on Sunday on suspicion of a connection to the killing of nine people by an 18-year-old gunman in Munich, authorities said.<p>The youth was under investigation for possibly having failed to report the plans of the gunman, who later shot himself, and may …

Four killed in crash involving Dallas Cowboys tour bus

Four people were killed in a highway collision with a Dallas Cowboys tour bus Sunday afternoon about 50 miles south of Las Vegas, according to multiple reports.<p>The accident happened on U.S. 93, a few miles south of Dolan Springs, Ariz., according to KSNV News 3, a Las Vegas television station. …

The Latest: China issues White Paper asserting soveriegnty

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on an international tribunal's ruling on the case filed by the Philippines against China's claims in the South …

China

A genetic link between red hair, freckles and skin cancer

Whether you call them gingers, the devil's spawn or just-plain sexy, be sure to call redheads out of the sun because along with their fiery tresses comes a powerful propensity to develop melanoma, a particularly deadly form of skin cancer.<p>And now, scientists are beginning to uncover why redheads — …

Mutations