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What are gravitational waves? Ripples across the universe.

<b>Correction:</b> A earlier version of this story referred to Kelly Herbst, a physicist and astronomy curator at the Virginia Living Museum, as he. Herbst is a woman. This story has been updated.<p>By Harrison Smith<p>Harrison Smith<p>Obituary writer<p>Email Bio Follow<p>You probably heard the news last month: …

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Alien Non-Believer Spots 'UFO' In Bristol

Bristol got a taste of UFO-fever over the weekend after a resident happened to capture an image with an unidentified flying object<p>Fiona Powell was …

Physicists find signs of four-neutron nucleus

The suspected discovery of an atomic nucleus with four neutrons but no protons has physicists scratching their heads. If confirmed by further …

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

Cosmic 'signal' found in data collected in 1920s

A 50-year-old puzzle about the movement of our Solar System, and maybe the origin of life, may have been solved thanks to data collected in the 1920s.<p>…

NASA Planetary Defense Office set up to save Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> This has got to be the coolest job in the world.<p>NASA has set up a Planetary Defense Coordination Office -- to defend the Earth from asteroids and comets that get too close for our comfort.<p>The department, which includes the position of Planetary Defense Officer, is managed by the Planetary …

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Regent Park: A look back through the years at Canada's oldest social housing project

On January 1, 1947, the voters of Toronto decided that the city should undertake Canada's first redevelopment project. Regent Park rose from the rubble of what was once the south part of Cabbagetown. During the 1930's, south Cabbagetown was one of Toronto's worst slums and was targeted by Toronto …

There's Something Enormous Buried Beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Every week, we’re bombarded with images of dazzling terrains on Mars and Pluto, but there are still geologic wonders to be discovered right here on …

Grand Canyon

Could just two people repopulate Earth?

The last man on Earth is a common trope in fiction – but what if it actually happened? How many people would it take to save our species?<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The alien predators arrived by boat. Within two years, everyone was …

NASA releases stunning Ceres close-up images

NASA has released stunning images of Ceres that show the dwarf planet’s surface in incredible detail.<p>The space agency’s Dawn spacecraft took the images near its current altitude of 240 miles from Ceres, between Dec. 19 and Dec. 23 last year.<p>Scientists are now studying a fascinating image of Ceres’ …

From mind melds to 'the dress,' here's what we learned about the brain in 2015

From a viral photo that changed how we see the world to studies of how the brain changes as we age, here are some of the biggest discoveries we made about the brain this year:<p>Star Trek fans had cause to rejoice this summer, because scientists created what some have referred to as the first "mind …

Researchers discover new form of contagious cancer

A new form of contagious cancer has been discovered by scientists. Not only does it mean such cancers are not as rare as originally thought, …

UFO Hunters Claims '800-Year-Old Mobile Phone Dug Up In Austria' Proves Aliens Visited Earth

UFO researchers believe planet earth was once visited by aliens because of an "800-year-old mobile phone that has been dug up in Austria."<p>While the …

‘Alien structures’ on Mars being ‘covered up by Nasa’ in new photos UFO experts claim

<b>The ‘experts’ claim the structures were built by aliens who constructed them in such a way as to hide their presence from visitors.</b><p>Are these grainy …

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This scientist scanned his brain 2X a week for 18 months

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for a year and a half, Russell Poldrack started off his day by climbing into an MRI machine and scanning his brain …

German plasma success raises nuclear fusion hopes

<b>A German nuclear fusion experiment has produced a special super-hot gas which scientists hope will eventually lead to clean, cheap energy.</b><p>The helium plasma - a cloud of loose, charged particles - lasted just a tenth of a second and was about one million degrees Celsius.<p>It was hailed as a …

Is there a SUPER EARTH on the edge of our solar system? Controversial study says there may be a mega-planet orbiting our sun

Astronomers believe they have discovered two of the most distant objects ever found in our solar system.<p>One of the objects, they say, could be a …

That 'alien megastructure' 1,500 light-years from Earth is awfully quiet

The search is just the beginning of a much grander experiment for Doug Vakoch and his team at the new organization called SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) International, not to be confused with the SETI Institute.<p>For background: earlier this year, Yale postdoctoral graduate student …

Gene editing: where medical dreams and ethical nightmares collide

Imagine being able to remove a genetic mutation from an embryo so a child does not develop a devastating condition such as Huntington's disease.<p>Imagine modifying a gene so someone infected with HIV does not develop AIDS.<p>Imagine altering the genes of pigs so they can grow human organs that can be …

Genetics

Paleo Profile: Mexico’s “Bird Mimic”

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>North America has been a dinosaur hotspot for a century and a half. The Bone Wars of the 19th century, the Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush of the early 20th, and the continuing profusion of new species and specimens all rely on the fossil riches held in the Mesozoic rocks …

Museum calls in National Guard to airlift rare baby dinosaur fossil

This is what happened when the New Mexico Army National Guard used a Black Hawk helicopter to airlift a never-before-seen baby dinosaur fossil<p>This was something that had never been seen before — the full skeletal remains of a baby Pentaceratops, a plant-eating dinosaur with large horns that once …

Journey Into the Unknown: Family Confronts Gigantic UFO

On June 29, 2015 an Army sergeant and his family took an unexpected detour through the night fog, encountering a colossal UFO, investigative reporter …

Scientists find odd bright spots, could be another universe bumping into ours

Scientists believe they have found proof of parallel universes, a phenomenon that they have long been theorizing about. Astronomers have detected …

NASA astronaut who walked on Moon says UFO crashed in Roswell and aliens WERE found

GETTYEdgars<p>Former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell was one of six key players involved in the release of a new 'smoking gun' image said to show one of …

Apollo Project photographs contain 'mind-blowing' evidence of alien life, UFO spotters claim

Earlier this week, the world was astonished when NASA released incredible new pictures of the Apollo moon missions.<p>But no-one was more excited than …

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Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes versatile, industrial-inspired lighting that won't break the bank.<p>The two Toronto curators behind this showcase for innovative …

Lauren Conrad: My husband was the first person I could think about marrying

Despite her ultra-romantic style and the recent addition of a bridesmaid dress collection to her Paper Crown fashion line, Lauren Conrad reveals her very grounded take on marriage in the April issue of Redbook magazine.<p>Thanks to "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills," LC's fans have seen a few of her …