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Rainbow Clothing You'll Actually Wear After The Parade

Sunday's pride parade in NYC is not only an important celebration of civil rights, but also a chance to day drink and wear rainbows. Sign us up, …

New Video Games Based On NASA Tech Change Gameplay Based On How Stressed You Are

Promising NASA technology rarely stays cooped up at the agency. Over the years, NASA research has spun off into innumerable commercial applications, including everything from better artificial limb technology to improved water purification systems.<p>On June 17, NASA teamed up with innovation platform …

Video game characters modeled after real people

It is common for game developers to base a character’s appearance on an actor or model. Their facial expressions convey authentic emotions that help the story flow more naturally, plus it’s cool knowing a hero you love — or a villain you hate — is real … sorta.<p>Konami hired actresses/models to …

Huge Black Hole At Galaxy's Heart Has A Severe Case Of Gas

Call it a severe case of gas--on a cosmic scale.<p>Data from multiple space observatories show that gas is spewing at very high speed from the supermassive black hole at the heart of a galaxy some 245 million light-years from Earth.<p>The discovery comes as a bit of a surprise. While there's nothing odd …

Fireflies! 12 things you didn't know about lightning bugs

Fireflies make summer magical, but there's more to learn about these bioluminescent beauties.<p>Fireflies are at their most dazzling on a summer …

Nature

The alien brains living on Earth

To look for aliens, most people peer towards the sky. But if you look down, you'll discover they already live among us.<p>These aliens have brains, like we do, but they're mostly inside their arms, and each arm acts as if it has a mind of its own.<p>I'm speaking, of course, of the octopus. This tentacled …

Zoology

Now's your chance to beam a message to aliens

Data will be transmitted to the New Horizons space probe studying Pluto<p>NASA has greenlit an independent effort to upload a crowdsourced message from Earth to the New Horizons space probe, according to Space.com<i>.</i>The project was started by Jon Lomberg, who helped create the human time capsules …

Did Neanderthals Eat Plants? The Proof May Be In The Poop

Neanderthals clubbed their way to the top of an ancient food chain, slaying caribou and mammoths. But a peek inside their prehistoric poop reveals that the meat-loving early humans may have also enjoyed some salad on the side.<p>Researchers excavating a site in southern Spain where Neanderthals lived …

Low-dose aspirin may halve the risk of pancreatic cancer

Potential side-effects such as stomach bleeds may outweigh benefits for people without a family history of pancreatic cancer<p>Taking a low dose of aspirin every day may halve the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to one of the largest studies into the drug's anti-cancer effects.<p>US …

Time standing still: Your amazing experiences

Our article about one man’s extraordinary experience of seeing the world stand still prompted readers to share some of their amazing tales.<p>We told the story about one man’s extreme experience of time warping; when he entered the shower, water droplets seemed to freeze in the air – an experience …

Mind

Astronomers Are Closer to Understanding Dark Matter

Astronomers have come closer to understanding dark matter — one of the most elusive substances in the universe — by using high-energy telescopes to …

Dark Matter

5 myths about the moon

Moon myths, take that! Here are 5 of the most common myths about our moon explained.<p>We have full moons, blue moons, Harvest moons, supermoons and any …

Did eating bugs create our big human brains? - Futurity

Research with capuchin monkeys suggests that learning to survive on hard-to-reach bugs may have spurred the development of hominid cognition.

Baby eagle on webcam is allowed to die: That's today's reality

Baby eagles die. It's nature. But when it occurs on a webcam, it becomes personal. Over the weekend, a chick in a camera-monitored nest in Maine perished, and those watching knew that it was coming.<p>The parents seemed to have abandoned the nest, which held two eaglets. There were calls by the public …

This giant robot is designed to let you juggle cars (for real)

Ex-NASA engineer has a dream to let anyone control a robot that throws VW Beetles into the air<p>Science fiction is filled with giant robots that people can control like extensions of their own bodies. Dan Granett wants to build one for real, as <i>Gizmodo</i> originally reported. Granett, a former technician …

Why can't you remember being a baby? Science explains.

Why don't you remember being a baby? How come you barely remember being a young child? How come a three-year-old can remember things that happened — but will then have no memories of that day a few years later?<p>THE NEW BRAIN CELLS OF YOUNG ANIMALS MAY BE MESSING UP THEIR MEMORIES<p>These questions have …

Physicist suggests speed of light might be slower than thought

(Phys.org) —Physicist James Franson of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has captured the attention of the physics community by posting an …

Video: Dog, elephant, water

Every girl’s fantasy?<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio …

Social Media

Do animals experience emotion like we do? (Think Mr. G and Jellybean)

Mr. G and Jellybean appeared on YouTube a little over a month ago and became viral-video stars. Footage of the reunion of the goat and the donkey -- viewed nearly 6 million times -- was a clear example, some said, of how animals experience emotions, just like you and me.<p>Really?<p>The pair were rescued …

Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

After several weather delays, NASA on Saturday launched a helium balloon carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle high in Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.<p>The craft deployed a novel inflatable braking system on its way back to Earth, but its massive parachute failed …

Every American Killed by Lightning So Far in 2014 Has Been Male

Sometimes Mother Nature can be so sexist.<p>A fisherman knee-deep in a lake, a man lying against a tree, a roofer working atop a car dealership—these are just some of those who were killed by lightning in 2014, a year that so far has seen a 100 percent-male ratio for fatal U.S. strikes.<p>Seven American …

Box Office: 'Transformers 4' Scores $41.6M Friday For Likely $100M+ Debut

The Stanley Tucci/Kelsey Grammar drama <i>Transformers: Age of Extinction</i> scored the biggest single day of the year yesterday earning a strong $41.6 million. That includes $8.75m worth of Thursday previews for the fourth Michael Bay robot-smashing adventure, which also means that the film scored the …