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NASA May Have Accidentally Created a Warp Field

“Star Trek” introduced the world outside of rocket science circles to the concept of warp drive – the propulsion system that allowed the starship …

Mapping of Yellowstone magma sheds light on world's supervolcanoes

You know that supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park? The one that, three times in the last 2 million years, spewed enormous amounts of ash over the North American continent? Scientists have discovered an enormous underground reservoir deep beneath the surface and have mapped it out for the …

Geology

Paul Hellyer, Former Canadian Defense Minister, Accuses Governments Of Hiding The Truth About Aliens, Urges Disclosure

A former Canadian defense minister, Paul T. Hellyer, 91, has accused the world governments and leaders of concealing vital information about the …

Aliens have never entered Japanese airspace, says country's defence minister

Japan's air force stands ready to intervene in case UFOs enter its airspace, General Nakatani has told MPs<p>Alien spaceships have never entered <b>Japanese</b> airspace, the country's defence minister has told parliamentarians, after being questioned about a possible aerial invasion by little green men.<p><b>Gen</b> …

Chocolate is Brain Food

Habitual chocolate intake supports mental health.Healthy aging has a lot to do with having a nutrient-rich diet. The focus is usually on healthful …

The Deep History of the Sea’s Bone-Eating Worms

Bones are symbols of death. That makes sense. Before X-rays and CT scans allowed us to look inside ourselves, we’d only see our skeletons after death and decay had stripped everything else away. Not to mention that poison labels, the Jolly Roger, and visages of the Grim Reaper have all reminded us …

Paleontology

China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research<p>China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.<p>In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they …

Genetics

NASA Unveils Spectacular Photo for Hubble Telescope's 25th Birthday

An awe-inspiring landscape of multicolored dust and jewel-like stars has been unveiled as the official image of the 25th anniversary of the Hubble …

The Best and Worst Booze to Drink if You Want to Lose Weight

Drink responsibly.<p>Alcohol can either give you a beer belly or help you uncover your abs. After all, while one <i>Archives of Internal Medicine</i> study …

Alcohol

Photographer takes incredible photos of “frozen” waves

RAY COLLINS IS A COAL MINER in Bulli, Australia, and at the end of his shift, to wash off the grime of the mines, he goes into the ocean and surfs. …

Photography

Utah's National Parks

The rocks of Utah's Colorado Plateau—colorful and relatively easily eroded—compose some of the most beautiful scenery found in North America. See more in this photo gallery.

National Parks

This Easy Veggie Trick Fights Cancer

For the study, researchers from Purdue University served healthy men three different salads: one with no eggs, one with 1.5 scrambled eggs, and another with three scrambled eggs. The men who ate salads with the most eggs increased their carotenoid absorption by three to nine times the normal …

No surprise: A key to infant learning is surprise

Baby play just got a little less random.<p>It turns out that infants are natural scientists, spurred by surprises to test primitive hypotheses, according to a study published online Thursday in the journal Science.<p>Eleven-month-old infants who observed something that defied their rudimentary …

Johns Hopkins University

Time Out Melbourne news

News<p>One of Melbourne's best set designers brings WA mining country to the stage<p>Melbourne-based theatre designer Marg Horwell may have grown up in …

Swimming Pools

Do musicians die young? The truth about the 27 Club

An Australian academic has studied the deaths of 12,665 musicians to see how they died, and what age they were – and she’s found some surprises<p>For whatever grisly reason, people are fascinated by musicians’ deaths. Part of it, doubtless, is the feeling that those who love someone’s music feel they …

Kurt Cobain

The best GPS devices: Action Packed

Until about a decade ago, many of us went trekking with a map in a freezer bag and a compass on a string. Today we have replaced those with a handheld GPS (Global Positioning System) device. Using satellites, these mini-computers with an antenna can calculate your exact position on Earth, marked by …

Gear & Gadgets