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Astronomers Witness a Galactic "Megamerger" from the Beginning of the Universe

It’s easy to take our quiet cosmic neighborhood for granted. Sure an asteroid might graze past Earth every now and then, but the sheer chaos that is …


1,300-year-old bones may reveal secrets of pre-Incan society

Archaeologists are excited at finding the remains of two adults and a baby from a civilization that flourished in Lima from A.D. 100 to 650.


Small, dark and baffling: the top five dark matter candidates

What if the universe we know is just one runty part of a larger, mostly invisible universe, and the only way we can interact is via gravity?<p>This is …

Dark Matter

NASA's Juno spacecraft captures a stunning image of Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot

It’s currently performing its 12th close flyby of Jupiter , and now NASA ’s Juno spacecraft has captured a stunning image of the iconic Great Red …


5 Food Lies That You Shouldn't Believe

There is no one agency in this country regulating all that’s bombarding us surrounding food to determine what “healthy” truly means. That’s why you can’t, and shouldn’t, believe everything you hear or read when it comes to your diet! Below, we’re debunking the top five myths about food you might …

TED Talks

Hubble Just Blew Our Minds Yet Again with These New Photos of a Nebula

Feeling small yet?<p>After 28 years in space, you'd think the Hubble Telescope would have exhausted its ability to completely blindside us with stunning photographs. And then <i>bam</i>, you get this picture.<p>Hubble hitched a ride into space aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990. Now, every …


Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great (r. 871-899 CE) was the king of Wessex in Britain but came to be known as King of the Anglo-Saxons after his military victories over …


How Do Marijuana Strains And Doses Affect Depression And Anxiety? A New Study Looks For Answers

Can marijuana improve symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety, or does it make them worse? As the legalization movement continues pushing forward, that topic is becoming one of the more hotly debated among many, and researchers are trying to find answers. A new study conducted by scientists from …


One of The Most Frightening Climate Change Predictions Seems to Be Already Happening

Oh no oh no oh no...<p>Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic …

Global Warming

Ancient Maya 101

The Maya: They’re considered one of the most advanced civilizations to have existed in the Americas before the Spanish conquest. But who exactly were the ancient Maya people and what led to the collapse of their civilization?<p>As early as 1800 B.C., the Maya had begun settling in established villages …


What’s in a name? A brief history of baby name trends from the Anglo-Saxons to today

From biblical names like Noah to those inspired by flowers or cities, personal names in Britain have changed massively over the centuries, reflecting …


A 340-million pixel starscape from Paranal


NASA Celebrates Hubble's 28th Birthday With Incredible Video Of Lagoon Nebula

The video has been released to celebrate the space telescope's 28th birthday.<p>NASA has shared a new and dazzling video tour of the Lagoon Nebula as …


New imaging combo shows how cancer cells move - Futurity

A technique for viewing cancer cells could offer new insights into how cells operate and adapt to different physiological environments.

Cancer Cells

No Way Out? Aliens on 'Super-Earth' Planets May Be Trapped by Gravity

"Super-Earth" planets are giant-size versions of Earth, and some research has suggested that they're more likely to be habitable than Earth-size …


Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

As more states legalize marijuana, there's growing interest in a cannabis extract — cannabidiol, also known as CBD.<p>It's marketed as a compound that can help relieve anxiety — and, perhaps, help ease aches and pains, too.<p>Part of the appeal, at least for people who don't want to get high, is that CBD …


Portraits of John Clem, Who Was 12 Years Old When He Became a Civil War Hero

Johnny Clem was a soldier in the service of the United States for most of his life. He was born on August 13, 1851, in Newark, Ohio. His actual name …

World History

Cancer, mutations and the facts of life

If you live long enough, you get cancer. But without our mutating, blundering cells, we’d never have made it out of the primordial soup…<p>Bob Weinberg of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been one of the world’s foremost experts on cancer for nearly five decades. Back when I was a wee …


8 vitamins and supplements that are a waste of money — and could even be dangerous

Vitamins and minerals are essential to health, but that doesn't mean megadoses will keep you out of the hospital or make you live longer. Some may be harmful. In most cases, it's preferable to get these nutrients from a balanced diet. High doses of certain vitamins and minerals may be appropriate …


The Complete Timeline of Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies, From 'Iron Man' to 'Infinity War'

Here’s every single thing that happened across the 19 MCU movies to get you ready for “Avengers: Infinity War”<p><b>The beginning of time:</b> The Big Bang …

Marvel Universe

Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty International for peaceful protest

Organization gives former San Francisco 49ers star ambassador of conscience award for kneeling at games to protest racial inequality<p>Amnesty International on Saturday honored Colin Kaepernick with its ambassador of conscience award for 2018, lauding the NFL quarterback’s peaceful protests against …

Amnesty International

Space Photos of the Week: Light a Candle for Hubble, Still Gazing Strong

This week we celebrate the birthday of the Hubble Space Telescope. Believe it or not, it has been in Earth’s orbit studying the cosmos for 28 years. …


How to recycle your used and unwanted gadgets

You're probably used to sorting your garbage into bins: green for paper, or blue for plastic and glass. But when it comes to electronics, we're still used to selling those off or tossing them into the trash heap. Unfortunately, our gadget addiction has real consequences for the planet, making it …


The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.<p>Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but it was only in the 1960s that scientists realized the scale of the volcano - it's 44 miles across - and not until the 1980s did they grasp that this …


Ask Ethan: Could The Universe's Missing Antimatter Be Found Inside Black Holes?

One of the greatest cosmic puzzles in our entire Universe is why there’s so much more matter than antimatter. The laws of physics, as far as we can tell, only allow you to create or destroy matter and antimatter in equal amounts. Yet when we look out at the stars, galaxies, and large-scale …


LA history 101

New to Los Angeles? Here are 13 defining moments in the city’s history<p>Moving to a new city can be hard, especially an unwieldy, disjointed, sprawling metropolis like Los Angeles. One thing that helps ties all Angelenos together? Talking about things we know!<p>We talk over long, unemployed brunches, …


31 of the Best Images From Cassini’s Mission to Saturn

After 20 years of exploring our cosmic neighborhood, NASA's Cassini spacecraft fell toward Saturn in 2017, burning up in the planet's atmosphere on …


Planet Earth doomed to become ‘hellish’ death world like Venus, Nasa researchers fear

We love to grumble about life here on Earth, but it’s basically the nicest place in the known universe.<p>But it could one day follow in the footsteps …


Did neolithic man practise surgery on cows?

Archaeologists in Champ-Durand, France, have found a cow skull with a small round hole cut into it<p>A stone age cow skull boasting a hole the size of a biscuit has been hailed as a first by archeologists, who say the gouge is the earliest evidence of either a veterinary attempt or animal …


The Historical King Arthur

The legends surrounding King Arthur and his knights have charmed and intrigued people for centuries and their popularity continues in the present …

Ancient History