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Alien And UFO Hunters Believe Anomaly In NASA Image Is A Mothership

Strange things are happening. Or at least, that is what UFO hunters would like to believe.<p>YouTube user, Streetcap1, posted a NASA image, which he …

Paranormal

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

Paranormal

This glorious NYC storm photo has been compared to an impressionist painting

Photographer Michele Palazzo woke up extra early to capture this stunning image of the Flatiron building in New York during Storm Jonas<p>As Storm Jonas battered the US east coast with heavy snow and high winds, one plucky photographer went out in search of the perfect photo.<p>Michele Palazzo’s …

NASA not ready for dangers of deep space, auditors say

American culture and cinema often glorifies space travel, from the heroic early adventurers of “The Right Stuff” to the more recent rescue of Matt Damon’s astronaut character from Mars in “The Martian.”<p><i>[Stirring and amusing, ‘The Martian’ defines what’s best about big movies]</i><p>But the reality is less …

Space Science

Humai Wants To Resurrect Humans Within 30 Years

A new quest to defeat death--or at least make it optional<p><i>Spoilers ahead for those who aren’t caught up,</i>​ but last season of Game of Thrones ended with a true Caesar ​outcome​ for all-around-hero (and potential Azor Ahai) Jon Snow. But unlike Caesar, today HBO teased the ​apparent​ resurrection of …

Singularity

NASA Astronaut's Tweet Sends Alien And UFO Hunters Into A Frenzy

One of Scott Kelly's latest tweets is a causing a stir among alien hunters after they caught sight of something "strange" in the image he …

Paranormal

There's a mission to this mysterious water world that could detect the first alien life

Their spacecraft, called the Europa Multi-Flyby Mission, would orbit Jupiter, taking frequent passes by Europa for a close look at its surface.<p>But there is another important piece of the puzzle that NASA is exploring, and in a recent conversation with US Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), Ars …

Astronomy

First genetically modified salmon cleared to enter human food chain

The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) in the US has approved production of the first gentically modified animal which will enter the food chain before 2018<p>The first genetically modified animal will enter the human food chain within two years after GM salmon was cleared for production in the US, …

Scientists Identify a Piece of Space Debris That Will Hit Earth Next Month: ‘The Show Will Still Be Spectacular’

WT1190F, a less than 7-foot-wide piece of junk, is soaring through space straight toward Earth with a meet-up scheduled for November 13.<p>According to Nature News, this debris named “for an unprintable expression of bafflement,” was considered “lost,” as it was on the far side of the moon. When …

Space

Watch: Trump Says Women Like Burqas Because They Don’t Need to Wear Makeup

While laying out his foreign-policy vision, Trump degraded Muslims and women in one comment.<p>Donald Trump has moved from belittling Muslims to …

We're finally cracking the secrets of what makes us sick

More than a decade after mapping the human genome, and after years of improvements in collecting and sequencing DNA, scientists are figuring out how to get much more use out of these genetic breakthroughs.<p>Our genes help define the characteristics that make us individuals. Just one or sometimes a …

Genetics

If Aliens Exist, Would They Have Sex?

Humans love to ponder whether alien life is out there, and what it might look like. So here's a burning question: Would extraterrestrials have …

There’s a Mystery Machine That Sculpts the Human Genome

Geneticists can’t see this machine, but they can see its works—and they say it might be the key to reshaping the genome.<p>Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters—As, Gs, Cs, and Ts—that it’s easy to forget that they aren’t just abstract collections of data. They exist in three …

Genetics

"Glocker Mom": Israelis Fight Muslim Terror by Buying Guns

After a rash of Muslim Supremacist attacks on Jews in Jerusalem, the mayor urged gun owners to help fight terror by carrying their guns. And Israelis …

Fifth Harmony Has a Powerful Message for Their Latina Fans

But this is good advice for anyone, really.<p>The women of Fifth Harmony are not ones to hold back on anything. In the October issue of<i>Latina</i>, the band got real about feminism, Donald Trump, and whether Fifth Harmony will last forever (spoiler: the band knows they'll eventually break up), and now, …

Meet the Real Sicarios Who Created a Blood Bath Across the Americas

Hitman Gustavo monitors a female member of Medellin based drug cartel Los Sebastianos, as she prepares marijuana, in Comuna 3, a poor neighborhood in …

Mexico City

7 futuristic solar-powered cars will travel 1,900 miles through Australia’s outback

The 46 teams from 25 countries will drive almost 1,900 miles across Australia's Outback in solar powered cars as part of their participation in the World Solar Challenge.<p>The biannual competition requires participants to travel from Darwin, which is in North Australia, to Adelaide, in the southern …

Clean Energy

NASA tests super-engine that will one day take us to Mars (PHOTO, VIDEO)

NASA has just tested its next-generation, RS-25 super-engine that promises to take humans to Mars. Designed for the agency’s 70-ton Space Launch …

The Tribe That Won’t Stop Killing ISIS

Its members have been massacred on several occasions, but ‘The Family of the Tiger’ fights on.<p>ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Forces of the so-called …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Genetics

Elephants almost never get cancer thanks to multiple gene copies

It’s an elephant–sized mystery. Big animals like elephants live longer and their cells have to divide more, so you would expect them to be more …

Epigenetic 'tags' linked to homosexuality in men

Twin study reveals five DNA markers that are associated with sexual orientation.<p><i>Update, 12 October 2015: Since this story was first published,</i> …

Biology

3 scientists just won a Nobel for discovering the genetic mechanisms that explain why we don’t all have cancer

The three scientists, from Sweden, the US, and Turkey, respectively, received an equal share of the prestigious 8m Swedish kronor (£631,000) award for "mechanistic studies of DNA repair." Their research mapped and explained how the cell repairs its DNA in order to prevent errors occurring in …

Genetics

Donald Trump has an ace in the hole for dealing with attacks from his Republican rivals

After Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) released a video criticizing real-estate magnate Donald Trump for his past allegiances with Democratic candidates, Trump had a familiar response at the ready.<p>"Recently, Rand Paul called me and asked me to play golf," Trump said in a statement. "I easily beat him on …

Government

China’s Air Problem Is Worse Than You Think

A new study finds that air pollution kills 4,000 people per day in China.<p>Over the past 10 years of living in and then writing about China, I’ve struck these big three recurring themes:<p>That it is impressive and notable for the U.S. and China to have managed relations as well as they have over the …

China

Apollo 14 astronaut claims peace-loving aliens prevented 'nuclear war' on Earth

From “The Day the Earth Stood Still” to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” to “E.T.,” pop culture is filled with stories about friendly, curious extraterrestrials visiting Earth to learn more about mankind. For Apollo 14 veteran Edgar Mitchell that plotline is less fiction than it is reality. The …

Visually Impressive Shooter 'Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade' Coming This Fall To Android

Fans of Warhammer 40,000 have put up with a lot over the years. The IP has been the basis for a great many mobile games, only some of which have been …