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300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

Precisely when and where did our species emerge? Anthropologists have struggled with that question for decades, and scattered clues had suggested the …

Astronomers just spotted a planet so huge they aren’t even sure it’s really a planet

Even if you have only cursory knowledge of the planets in our Solar System, you know that Earth is on the smaller end of the spectrum in terms of …

Thousands of Venomous Portuguese Man O’ Wars Wash Ashore in Australia: ‘It Was the Stuff Of Nightmares’

Late last week, an Australian couple stumbled upon a freaky scene in which thousands of Portuguese man o’ wars, also known as bluebottles, had washed …

Nature

Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza

Muon-detecting sensors have revealed a huge cavity hidden within the pyramid – the first major structural find since the 19th century<p>Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious enclosure hidden deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world.<p>The massive …

Archaeology

NASA Twins Study spots thousands of genes toggling on and off in Scott Kelly

When astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after a year floating about the International Space Station, he was noticeably different from his …

Nuclear sub sailors fired after ‘absolutely disgraceful’ parties with a prostitute and cocaine

The British sailors who spend their lives in submarines safeguarding the nation’s nuclear missiles are, without hyperbole, contenders for the most important job in the world.<p>The gravity of their mission is even evident in the names the British Royal Navy gave to the nuclear missile-equipped tubes …

North Korea

Robot becomes first in the world to be given citizenship

<b>Saudi Arabia has made history by becoming the first country to grant citizenship to a robot.</b><p>The humanoid robot, Sophia, told the audience at a …

Walmart is using shelf-scanning robots to audit its stores

The company says it wants robots to carry out tasks that are “repeatable, predictable, and manual”<p>Robots are already a common sight in warehouses (Amazon alone use more than 45,000) but now they’re moving into stores too. Walmart has announced it’s deploying shelf-scanning bots in 50 locations …

Yemen reels under the weight of brutal cholera outbreak – in pictures

With Yemen in the grip of the biggest and most rapidly spreading cholera epidemic on record, an estimated 80% of the population is in urgent need of aid. Clean water and food are hard to come and, with the millionth cholera case on the horizon, the country’s health system is on the verge of collapse<p>…

You Can Search NASA’s Entire Photo Archive on This Easy-to-Use Website

NASA just launched an updated Image and Video Library website that puts the entire NASA photo archive at your fingertips, just one keyword search …

Mummies and More Than 1,000 Statues Found in Egyptian Tomb

It’s been thousands of years since the ancient Egyptians began burying their dead along with their favorite possessions. But time hasn’t dimmed the …

Researchers drag horrifying new species of nightmare monster from lagoon

Scientists are pretty happy about this, for some reason.<p>In watching the giant shipworm <i>Kuphus polythalamia</i> ooze out of its shell like Tim Burton's idea of cake frosting, a few words might spring into your mind. "Science fiction plague," perhaps, or "dear god, why have you forsaken us," or "put that …

How Does Something Come Out of Nothing? A Cosmic Tale

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Pankaj S. Joshi, PhD<p>The question of where the universe came from isn’t solved by pointing to the big bang, because this begs the question of where it came from. In physics creation is often dubbed “something out of nothing,” meaning that the entire observable cosmos emerged …

The Newest XPrize Contest Is The Next Best Thing To Cloning Humans

Tapping sci-fi’s Avatar and Fantastic Voyage, ANA Airlines is sponsoring its own disruption in order to manage it.<p>Imagine donning a special high-tech suit that digitally transports your consciousness to a robotic body in a remote area where you can physically impart your skills and knowledge …

Peter Diamandis

This is the best way to explore America's national parks

You could spend a lifetime trying to cover all of America’s remarkable national parks, and still not feel like you’ve made a dent. Whether you’re marveling at jagged desert spires, peeking inside ancient cave dwellings, or (safely) observing a grizzly bear in his or her natural habitat, you’ll find …

National Parks

NASA figures out where on Mars we should land

A NASA workshop scheduled for February 2017 will help scientists determine a landing site for the Mars 2020 rover. <b>One of the key goals of the mission will be to find a location that might have hosted liquid water, thereby opening up the potential that the planet once supported life.</b> NASA is also …

Science Can’t Save the Earth This Time

Politicians seem to hope we’ll be able to ‘science the s**t’ out of global warming’s consequences at some point in the distant future—but the point …

Climate Change

The 9 Most Anticipated Fantasy Books of 2017

From old favorites like V.E. Schwab to debut authors like Vic James, here's the year in fantasy.<p>Filed Under Fantasy<p>The revolution will not be …

Sorcerer of the Wildeeps Is an Epic Fantasy Unlike Anything You’ve Read Before

We’re living in an exciting era for fantasy literature, with a lot of really interesting approaches to magical worldbuilding. But I’ve still never …

The Ancient City of Knossos Was Three Times Bigger Than We Thought

Researchers from the Knossos Urban Landscape Project have made a sizable discovery: During the early Iron Age, the ancient city of Knossos was around …

This Hypnotizing Illustration Depicts the Entire Known Universe

Just not to scale.<p>What is it like to gaze through a telescope into the heavens? It's a little something like this illustration, which shows the entire observable universe arranged from most distant in the outer part of the circle to our own solar system in the center.<p>It's not a map, but rather a …

Astrophysics

Yellowstone supervolcano: Facts we learned about the active volcano in 2015

We discovered a lot about Yellowstone National Park and the supervolcano it is home to in 2015, including how much prior warning we would have before …

SpaceX landing hailed as giant leap for space travel

When<p>Elon Musk'sSpaceXrocket nailed its historic landing at Florida's Cape Canaveral on Monday night and the enormous dust cloud settled, it was more than an engineering feat hailed around the world.<p>The Falcon 9's landing made deep space travel seem attainable again — not just to aerospace engineers …

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Stephen Hawking

Ancient Mars Had Long-Lasting Lakes, Boosting Chances for Life

Ancient Mars harbored long-lasting lakes, boosting the odds that life could have existed on the Red Planet billions of years ago, a new study …

J.R.R. Tolkien's personal, annotated map of Middle Earth was just discovered

Way before there was Westeros, there was Middle Earth, J.R.R. Tolkien’s huge magical world full of humans, hobbits, and elves. If you’ve read the <i>Lord</i> …

12 Historic Gems From One of the Best Time Capsules Online

The Library of Congress's sprawling newspaper-digitization project just published its 10 millionth page.<p>There are now 10 million pages in the Library of Congress’s massive digitized database of historic American newspapers. The Chronicling America collection amounts to some 74 terabytes of data, …

Library of Congress

World's 20 oldest surviving cities

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Rock art may Memorialize Ancient Contact between Atlantic and Mediterranean

A meeting of the peoples of the European Atlantic coast and the Mediterranean coast may be memorialized in an ancient rock carving of a sailing …

These Utterly Stunning Underwater Portraits Look Like A Dream

These stunning underwater portraits by Lola Mitchell blur the lines between dream and reality, photography and painting. Each woman looks as if she …