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Earth - The unexpected ingredient necessary for life

From microbes to marsupials, life abounds on Earth. But even if you stripped the planet of all its inhabitants, Earth would still "live".<p>Its molten core churns, generating a magnetic field that envelops the planet. Erupting volcanoes spew gases and pave new lands with fresh lava. Earth's surface is …

Earth Science

Clinton campaign rips the Trump Foundation over alleged 'illegal campaign donations'

Nearly two weeks after the GOP presidential candidate alleged that Clinton was running a "pay-to-play" scheme during her time in the US State Department, the Clinton campaign is now ripping Trump for the same thing.<p>The new development comes after The Washington Post reported that the Donald J. …

WATCH: Your Tears Are as Unique (And Beautiful) as Snowflakes

*Cries*<p>Do you know what your tears look like at a microscopic level? Dutch artist Maurice Mikkers does, and he's been looking at hundreds of them. It …

Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced

Hubble Space Telescope

Distant planet has four suns

Were it possible to see the skies from this world, the four parent stars would look like one small sun and two very bright stars visible in the …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Earth Science

Ditch the cigarettes to see comet Lovejoy, says astronomer

Glowing green comet Lovejoy is making its closest approach to Earth at the moment<p>Stargazers hoping to catch a glimpse of comet ‘Lovejoy’ this weekend should ditch the cigarettes, an astronomer has advised.<p>The glowing green comet is making its closest approach to Earth at the moment, proving amateur …

Texas Has Bipartisan Grassroots Support To Reform Pot Laws

<b>0</b> Flares Filament.io <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>Looking across the nation, the backers of cannabis reform have a reason to be optimistic. However something seems to be …

Nasa researches Star Trek warp drive for future space travel

Nasa scientists are developing a Star Trek-style “warp drive” that may eventually allow spacecraft to travel to the stars faster the speed of light.<p>Dr Harold White, a physicist at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre, is conducting research to create a warp in space and time.<p>These so called “warp bubbles” …

The ESA lander is phoning home, now watch a GIF of it landing on the comet

The European Space Agency has just announced in a series of tweets that it has regained contact with the Philae lander and is receiving data from the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The lander's chaotic touchdown had left it partially shrouded in darkness and receiving less solar energy …

Rosetta mission: Philae goes to sleep on comet as batteries run out

The Philae lander sitting on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has run out of power after a successful last-ditch attempt to nudge it into better sunlight apparently came too late to charge its batteries and keep systems up and running.<p>Mission controllers for the Rosetta mission had said on Friday …

Philae comet lander alien ‘cover-up’ conspiracy theories emerge

Probe landing attracts allegations that 67P is not a comet but alien object kept secret by Nasa and European Space Agency<p>Rosetta mission’s Philae lander: follow latest developments<p>On Wednesday afternoon, the European Space Agency made galactic history when their Rosetta Mission successful landed …

Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which …

No, you can’t fly over a rainbow – that would break the laws of physics

Reports that a passenger photographed a rainbow from her plane are mistaken. The colours are caused by polarisation<p>Scientists can rest easy. Colourful “rainbow” pictures do not break the laws of physics.<p>The airline passenger Melissa Rensen, from London, Canada, took the photographs out of an …

What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …