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Detailed Poster Shows Everything Taken on Apollo 11

July 20 marks the 47th anniversary of the moon landing, so what better way to celebrate than with an <i>Apollo 11</i>-themed poster? Inspired by a trip to …

Astronaut Jim Lovell Tells How He Dealt With Fear Aboard Apollo 13

Of all the men and women who have been to space, James Lovell is the only one to have visited the moon twice without setting foot on it. Aboard Apollo 8, his crew became the first to orbit the moon on Christmas eve 1968, a scheduled operation. Then, in 1970 on Apollo 13, trouble caused Lovell and …

Space Science

Here's why Juno is taking a deep, dangerous dive into Jupiter's magnetic fields

To accomplish its mission, NASA's new Jupiter probe needs to put itself on the line dozens of times.

Astronomy

I Asked Leading Entomologists: ‘What’s The Smartest Bug In The World?’

Some insects can count, recognize human faces, even invent languages.<p>Honeybees returning to their apiary. (Photo: zlikovec/shutterstock.com)<p>You kind …

Insects

Cancer Cells Can Be Passed Between Individuals And Species

"Widespread phenomenon"<p>Infectious cancer cells found in clams and mussels have proved to be capable of leaping between individuals – and “shockingly” …

Cancer

Hubble discovers a new 'dark vortex' on Neptune

Researchers gazing through NASA's hardworking, time-bending Hubble space telescope spotted a new storm brewing on Neptune last month. As the space agency confirmed today, research astronomers analyzing telescope data at the University of California at Berkeley discovered a new "dark spot" on the …

Baby birds’ brains selectively respond to dads’ songs

The neurons of young male birds are more active when listening to songs sung by dad than by strangers, a new study finds.

Earth's mini Moon has been circling us for nearly a century, Nasa finds

Earth has been followed by a mini Moon for nearly a century – and scientists have only just spotted it.<p>A tiny asteroid has been orbiting us for years …

Leonardo DiCaprio And Maggie Smith Get Caught On The Kiss Cam

Love was in the air on Valetine's Day!<p>Leonardo DiCaprio and Maggie Smith got "caught" on the kiss cam Sunday night at the 2016 BAFTA award show. As the camera zoomed in on the two (who were seated next to each other), DiCaprio got up and gave the 81-year-old "Downton Abbey" actress a kiss on the …

Downton Abbey

They feel it in their flippers, they feel it in their toes: Heart-warming wildlife pictures show love really is all around in the animal kingdom

• <b>Wonderful collection of wildlife photographs perfectly sums up the mood on the most romantic day of the year</b>• <b><br>Two hippos pucker up, and normally</b> …

Ants don’t make decisions on the move

Ants are hard workers, but they’re not multitaskers: They have to stop to think.<p><i>Temnothorax albipennis</i> worker ants typically need a pit stop to …

Biology

This High School Senior Surprised Every Girl at His School With Flowers

#ManOfTheYear.<p>File this under extreme acts of kindness: In honor of Valentine's Day, Hayden Godfrey, 17, handed out flowers to all 834 girls at his high school Thursday.<p>The gift was the result of years of planning. The high school senior from Utah originally had the idea in middle school, after …

Middle School

15 Fast Facts About Cheetahs

You probably know that they’re the fastest land animal in the world, but there’s plenty more to learn about these striking big cats.<p>1. THE FASTEST …

New York Times

Losing our atmosphere? NASA astronaut says Earth looks 'sick and fragile' from space

GETTY•SCOTTKELLY•TWITTERAn image of earth's atmosphere from space and (inset) Scott Kelly<p>US astronaut Scott Kelly spoke of his fears as he prepared …

14 tips for getting into wildlife photography

<b>With stunning nature documentaries currently gracing our screens, wildlife photographer and cameraman Luke Massey gives his top tips on getting into</b> …

Landscape Photography

The silent sun: Eerie image revealed as solar activity remains the quietest it has been in more than a century - and some claims it could even trigger a mini ice age

• <b>We've had smallest number of sunspots in this cycle since Cycle 14</b>• <b><br>This cycle reached its maximum solar activity in February of 1906</b>• <b><br>Low solar activity</b> …

Signs of food allergies may be present at birth

Some babies are born with immune cells primed to cause food allergies, a new study suggests.<p>Umbilical cord blood of Australian infants who developed …

The 10 weirdest planets to have been discovered so far

GETTYJ1407b<p>Described as ‘Super-Saturn’, the planet dubbed J1407B is like one big optical illusion.<p>The celestial body located just 434 light-years …

Universe

Listen to two black holes colliding in deep space

Scientists announced on Thursday that they have detected the telltale "chirp" from gravitational waves produced by a collision between two black …

A New Way to Save the Bees: Have Them Deliver Natural Pesticides to Crops

One of the most persistent and destructive problems in modern agriculture is its heavy reliance on pesticides. The United States alone uses about 1.1</i> …

Honey Bees

Horses can read human faces

The ability of animals to recognize emotion in human facial expression has been debated over the years, mostly because their faces are so different …

Ecology

Petting pets: Animals get loved up for Valentine's Day, in pictures - Telegraph

Asteroid Won't Hit Earth In March, But It's Getting Closer

Do not panic. An asteroid isn't hitting Earth—yet. However, a small asteroid that keeps passing by us is getting dangerously close. You will get an …

Asteroids

Nature notes: Trackers reveal that honeybees forecast the weather to plan their work day

Trackers were placed on 300 honeybees to monitor the impact that weather had on the insects' foraging<p>Honeybees may be able to predict the weather to help plan their productive work day.<p>The results were discovered by Xu-Jiang He and a team from Jiangxi Agricultural University in Nanchang, China, …

A New Poll Confirms Tom Hanks Is America’s Favorite Actor—See the Top Five

In news that will shock no one, The Harris Poll announced that Tom Hanks is America’s favorite actor. Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington, John Wayne, and …

Tom Hanks

Iceman has the world's oldest tattoos

In a battle over which of two mummified guys possesses the world’s oldest known tattoos, Ötzi the Iceman has triumphed.<p>Hikers found Ötzi’s …

Archaeology

14 Huge Facts About Elephant Seals

Extreme divers and polygamous lovers, these “elephants of the sea” are some of the oddest marine mammals alive—which is saying something.<p><b>1. THERE ARE</b> …

Seals

Leonardo DiCaprio is finally going to win that Oscar now, right?

Leonardo DiCaprio’s grueling work in “The Revenant” is paying off. Not only did it win him the Golden Globe for best lead actor in a drama, it also earned him a standing ovation from the audience. That honor wasn’t readily given. Only two others received it — Sylvester Stallone, for his supporting …

Black hole near Earth 'burps' gas

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have long been known for "destroying" matter, with scientists usually referring to them as "eating" gas and stars. This reputation may be about to change.<p>Astronomers noticed two gigantic waves of gas being "burped" by the massive black hole at the center of NGC 5195, a small …

A rare sand tiger shark nursery has been discovered off Long Island

When you think Long Island, perhaps "haven for baby sharks" isn't what comes to mind. But that's exactly what scientists and veterinarians discovered off the shore of New York's Great South Bay, the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium announced this week.<p>The nursery provides sand …