Danka Połomska

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Understanding the Christmas Attacks on Xbox, PlayStation Networks

What is a "denial of service" attack, and what's the point?<p>If you unwrapped a new Xbox or PlayStation game console on Christmas, you probably know by now that Microsoft’s and Sony’s respective online networks have been struggling since yesterday …

Methane on Mars: does it mean the Curiosity rover has found life?

Nasa’s announcement of the discovery of methane – which on Earth comes largely from life – has sparked speculation<p>The results are certainly tantalising. From time to time, Mars belches out clouds of methane, a gas that on Earth comes largely from life. When animals and other organisms eat food they …

Flip Down Memory Lane: The Year in Review

In 2014, we saw countries unite to fight mass disease and terror. Ebola ravaged African countries and spread to the United States. ISIS attacked …

This week has been one giant party for astronomy nerds (and the rest of us), with the European Space Agency managing to land a craft on the surface of a comet. Yesterday, the E.S.A. released...

This week has been one giant party for astronomy nerds (and the rest of us), with the European Space Agency managing to land a craft on the surface …

America’s public lands, like #Yosemite #NationalPark in California (pictured here), are some of the best places for stargazing. Joseph Taylor (@joe__taylor) captured this stunner of the endless #MilkyWay galaxy floating above the granite monoliths -- Washington Column and #HalfDome

Elated scientists show off latest pics from historic Rosetta comet mission

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists who pulled off a huge achievement in space exploration showed numerous black-and-white images Thursday of where they think the Philae probe landed on a comet 310 million miles from Earth.<p>Many at the European Space Agency have gone without sleep in the last few days, nervously …

Here's How We'll Touch Down On A Comet This Week (We Hope)

The Rosetta mission is about to land where no spacecraft has ever landed before.<p>About 31 million miles away from Earth, the Rosetta spacecraft is circling a rubber ducky-shaped comet and getting reading for touchdown. On November 12 at around 4 a.m. EST, the orbiter will release the Philae lander, …

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Sharks and Ladders: A Photographer Gets a Lift

Picture Stories<p>A few years ago Thomas Peschak’s photo editors at <i>National Geographic,</i> Kathy Moran and David Griffin, told him that in order to get more original perspectives he should stop using his zoom lens so much, and instead just move himself.<p>He took the advice to heart, knowing that the …

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Watch Live Sunday: Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Leaves the International Space Station

A Cygnus cargo spacecraft will undock from the International Space Station on Sunday (July 15), and you can watch it live in the window above, …

Two British holidaymakers die in Cyprus beach accident

Harry Bernard tried to rescue Christine Sugarhood from sea in Paphos resort but died after trying to revive her<p>Two British friends have died after one of them got into trouble in rough seas off the south coast of Cyprus and the other collapsed after trying to rescue her.<p>Holidaymaker Harry Bernard, …

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Lost in Space: Half of All Stars Are Rogues Between Galaxies

As many as half of all stars in the universe lie in the vast gulfs of space between galaxies, an unexpected discovery made in a new study using NASA …

Dwarf Planet Pluto: Facts About the Icy Former Planet

Pluto, once considered the ninth and most distant planet from the sun, is now the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system. It is also one of …

To Europa! Mission to Jupiter's Moon Gains Support in Congress

Scientists who want to explore Jupiter's ocean-harboring moon Europa have some allies in high places.<p>Several influential congresspeople are among …

Orbital Sciences to Stop Using Suspect Russian Rocket Engine After Explosion

The commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences said today (Nov. 5) that the investigation into the explosion of its Antares rocket last week is …

'WireLurker' malware attacks iPhones via Mac OS X

A U.S. security firm has found that iPhone and iPad users in China are facing the threat of a new virus that attacks their mobile devices via Mac desktop and laptop computers.<p>The virus jumps from Mac OS X to the mobile device via a USB cable, says Palo Alto Networks, the U.S. firm that discovered …