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Evidence of an Alien Ocean Found in Defunct 1990s Spacecraft Data

The Galileo spacecraft might have accidentally run through the sprinkler of Europa’s plumes.<p>Water is the foundation of all life on Earth, which is why scientists are always on the lookout for ocean worlds that might have sprouted their own alien creatures. In our solar neighborhood, Jupiter’s moon …

Aliens May Well Exist in a Parallel Universe, New Studies Find

Should the search for alien life in our universe come up empty-handed, it might be worth checking in on a neighboring universe instead.<p>According to a …

Rare Planetary Alignment Confirms Universal Insignificance

Nostradamus foretold it in a Quatrain. Mashallah ibn Athari confirmed it for the caliphate. Vashistha vetted it in Vedic. There will be an alignment …

A 3-Mile-Wide 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid Will Fly by Earth on Saturday. Here's How to Watch

If you caught the Geminid meteor shower earlier this week, stay tuned for another celestial phenomena on Saturday night: 3200 Phaethon.<p>On Dec. 16, a …

We asked a physicist: Why can’t we put metal in the microwave?

<i>In Food Science, Dave McCowan from the University Of Chicago’s Department Of Physics answers our confounding questions about the mysterious world of</i> …

Meet Android Oreo’s all-new emoji

The newest version of Android (Oreo, officially) doesn’t bring a ton of new stuff to the mobile operating system, but it does overhaul something near and dear to most smartphone user’s hearts: Emoji. Google has done away with its “blob” style smileys in favor of more traditional-looking (I guess?) …

New waterproof, Bluetooth earphones hit all the right notes

Another day, another earphone promising to fit correctly, feel comfy and deliver great audio quality. Altec Lansing may have the trifecta with its new In-Ear Sport Earphones.<p>Soft rubber ear hooks, called Freebits, are included with these waterproof, Bluetooth earphones that flex to fit the inside …

Consumer Tech

Explore the Interconnected World of Mathematics in One Condensed Map

If diving into the beautiful, complicated world of math sounds intimidating, physicist Dominic Walliman is here to be your guide. In his video, …

Japan's experimental mission to clean up space junk ends in failure

An experimental effort to remove five decades worth of space junk orbiting Earth has met with failure due to technical problems. A Japanese team …

Soccer ball recovered from Shuttle Challenger now on Space Station

HOUSTON — A soccer ball that was on the ill-fated launch of the space shuttle Challenger has made it to orbit 30 years later, thanks to a shared connection between one of the fallen astronauts and the current commander on the International Space Station.<p>NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, the commander …

What Lies Ahead for Earth's Shifting Continents Just Might Surprise You

Roughly 1,000 kilometers east of Madagascar lies the small tropical island of Mauritius. Seemingly adrift in the Indian Ocean, it’s home to the extinct Dodo, rolling fields of sugarcane and — according to new research — three tiny crystals that date back 2.5 to 3 billion years. Oddly, that’s …

Noble Gas Helium, An Inert Element, Could Have Stable Chemical Compounds, Scientists Predict

Helium is commonly known as the lighter-than-air gas that allows balloons and airships to float, and of course, for the temporary “Donald Duck” voice …

The Strangest Eclipse Fact Of All: The Moon's Shadow Isn't A Circle

The Earth is nearly a perfect circle, and when the Sun strikes it, it casts a shadow. That circle, during a perfect alignment between the Earth, Sun and Moon, is visible on the lunar surface, and what we see lines up exactly with what we expect: a near-perfect circle. The Moon, too, is nearly a …

Astronomy

Stop yelling at your kids right this instant

If you want your child to do well at school, stop being so hard on them.<p>Children exposed to harsh parenting are more likely to have poor outcomes at …

Tomb of ancient general and princess discovered in China

Archaeologists have discovered the tomb of an ancient Chinese general and his princess who were buried 1,500 years ago with more than 100 mysterious figurines.<p>Zhao Xin, a general in China’s Northern Qi dynasty (550 to 577), was buried with Princess Neé Liu in 564, according to sandstone …

Why is the sky blue? A parent's guide to common questions kids ask

If you're a parent, your child has likely asked you a question that caught you off-guard. Whether it was about death or sex or why Grandpa smells …

You Don't Have to Be Good at Math to Actually Be Good at Math

Does it make you happy?<p>We know that we’re more inclined to perform something well <i>if</i> we actually enjoy whatever it is. But few things in life are as …

Mathematics

A pole reversal: Scientists discuss an anomaly in the Earth’s magnetic field

The strength of Earth’s magnetic field has been decreasing for the last 160 years at an alarming rate<p>The Earth is blanketed by a magnetic field. It’s what makes compasses point north, and protects our atmosphere from continual bombardment from space by charged particles such as protons. Without a …

Frito the dog is on a mission to have the best sibling puppy play date ever

This will be the fluffiest. Reunion. Ever.<p>Frito, who was adopted from Texas Humane Heroes in Leander, Texas, in October 2015, is on a quest to …

Cute Animals

Fret Zealot, A Guitar Learning System With LED Lights That Show Exactly Where Your Fingers Go

Fret Zealot is a unique guitar learning system that uses full spectrum LED lights embedded in an unobtrusive fret add-on directing the player’s …

Guitar

Zen Philosophy Reveals How to Overcome Your Insecurities With 5 Simple Rules

5 ways to use mindfulness and zen philosophy to help overcome insecurities<p><b>1) Accept everything about yourself.</b><p>Focus on every part of your body and …

NOAA's New Satellite Reveals Earth in Stunning Detail

NOAA's new weather satellite sent back its first images and the Earth has never looked sharper.<p>22,300 miles above the Earth sounds like a long way, but from that distance the GOES-16 satellite is able to capture high-resolution images that are allowing us to see our planet in clearer detail than we …

Weather

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Everyone needs a go-to recipe for chocolate cake. Maybe you volunteered to bring dessert for a dinner with friends, or you’ve got weekend guests, or …

Want the Courage to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone? Try This One Simple Trick. | Inc.com

<i>The material in this post is adapted from my new book</i> Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence​ <i>(launching January 24, 2017 with Penguin Random House).</i><p>We often feel helpless in situations outside our comfort zone. But what I've …

Penguin Random House

Is Your Emotional Intelligence High or Low? Here Are 10 Ways to Find Out | Inc.com

One of my favorite topics to write about is emotional intelligence in leaders. I say this because a culture of high leadership EQ will produce dramatic results.<p>On the flip side, low leadership EQ can be toxic and lead to a lot of drama that will disengage workers and put a monkey wrench in your …

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

Let's Face It, You Just Can't Get A Black Cat

Just the worst.

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

Quantum Physics

7 cool ways to reuse an old laptop

Everything old is new again. That applies not just to bell-bottoms and cassette tapes (seriously, tapes are staging a comeback), but also your old tech.<p>You've already learned how to repurpose an old tablet; now let's focus on that laptop you've kept in the back of your closet these many years. Even …

Linux

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