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Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle

A vast, interconnected network of ancient cities was home to millions more people than previously thought.<p>Using a revolutionary technology known as LiDAR (short for “Light Detection And Ranging”), scholars digitally removed the tree canopy from aerial images of the now-unpopulated landscape, …

50 amazing tools for developers 2018

Another year has ended and the tooling landscape has become simultaneously more exciting and more complex. There are countless new libraries, …

Web Development

Neutron star collision named biggest scientific breakthrough of 2017

The discovery of two neutron stars violently colliding has been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2017 by the journal Science.<p>Scientists from …

Black Holes

RIP, Cassini: Historic Mission Ends with Fiery Plunge into Saturn

PASADENA, Calif.— And just like that, it was gone.<p>NASA received its last data transmission from the Cassini spacecraft at 4:55:46 a.m. PDT (7:55:46 …

The 9 most cringe-worthy moments in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ history

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns to HBO Sunday after more than six years off the air. A lot has changed in the world since we left Larry (and Leon) in Paris, but it’s a pretty safe bet that the new season of “Curb” will have plenty of awkwardness. In preparation, we put together a list of the …

Stranger Things

Russia and US will cooperate to build moon's first space station

Part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars, the Nasa-led programme will see the two countries working to create a crewed spaceport in lunar orbit<p>Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project …

Space Exploration

When Will Voyager Stop Calling Home?

The twin spacecraft still send data back to the planet they left 40 years ago.<p>Forty years after they left Earth, the Voyager twin spacecraft are still chugging along, logging 35,000 miles an hour as they zoom farther and farther into the cosmos.<p>“I’ve had people ask me, you mean the mission is still …

Space

Here Is the Future of Interstellar Spacecraft

An Early and Very Ambitious Start<p>In 1973, the British Interplanetary Society — now, the oldest space advocacy organisation in the world — launched a …

Space Travel

9 Spectacular Photos From This Month's Perseid Meteor Shower

There's still a few more days to see it for yourself.<p>Last weekend, people in the northern hemisphere experienced the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, when the Earth moves through the trail of debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle. Since the Perseids are one of the brightest and most active …

Astronomy

SpaceX is planning to do something really cool today

<b>UPDATE: Aug. 14, 2017, 1:36 p.m. EDT</b> The launch and landing of the Falcon 9 rocket was successful. Read our post and watch the video of the …

8 Terrifying Things That Will Put Your Life Into Perspective

Hold on tight, we're in for a bumpy ride.

Universe

The Square app’s Twitter account is sparring with somebody named Fart Sandwich

The Square app’s Twitter account is in a social media tiff with an account named Fart Sandwich, and thus far, the mobile payment company is striking …

Social Media

Seven Things To Expect From The 2017 Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, the Moon will pass directly between the Sun and the Earth, creating a solar eclipse. Just like all objects in the presence of the Sun, the Moon casts a shadow in space, extending in a cone-like shape for 378,000 kilometers before coming to an end. But the Earth will be closer …

Salt Lake City

This Is the Highest-Resolution Image of the Volatile Star Betelgeuse

The red supergiant is a ticking time bomb.<p>Unlike other stars, the red supergiant Betelgeuse, some 600 light-years from Earth, is a bulging mass, far …

Universe

How Quickly Are The Pillars Of Creation Being Destroyed?

The Eagle Nebula is a large, active, star-forming region located 7,000 light years away.<p>Near its heart, beside a massive collection of new stars, lie the Pillars of Creation.<p>Imaged in breathtaking detail in 1995, a 20-year follow-up was done, showcasing additional details, larger field-of-view, and …

Cosmology

15 best items for those who are obsessed with outer space

Outer space is a polarizing concept. Some people are terrified, while others can't get enough.<p>Consider this a little tribute to those of you who are …

Space Travel
Universe

The 18 Absolute Best Space Pictures of May 2017

Astronomy

NASA to launch first-ever neutron-star mission

Nearly 50 years after British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell discovered the existence of rapidly spinning neutron stars, NASA will launch the world's …

Space Exploration

Exoplanet Discovery: Researchers Confirmed The Exact Orbit Of Outer Trappist Planet

Researchers now know more about the Trappist-1 exoplanet discovery, specifically the most mysterious Trappist-1h and its orbit. The seven Earth-size …

Elon Musk's SpaceX Can't Afford To Send Humans To Mars, According To Neil deGrasse Tyson

<i>This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool.</i><p>A Harvard graduate, with a doctorate from Columbia and a post-doc from Princeton, Hayden …

See Ceres opposite the sun

Dawn mission specialists maneuvered the spacecraft into a special orbit, so that it could look down on Ceres’ famous bright spots from a position …

Ask Ethan: What Happens When A Black Hole's Singularity Evaporates?

It’s hard to imagine, given the full diversity of forms that matter takes in this Universe, that for millions of years, there were only neutral atoms of hydrogen and helium gas. It’s perhaps equally hard to imagine that someday, quadrillions of years from now, all the stars will have gone dark. …

Black Holes

See the Moon and Jupiter Pair Off in Tonight's Sky!

If your sky is clear early on this evening (May 7), be sure to check out the south-southeast sky a couple of hours after sundown. There, located …

Astronomy

Captured: First 'Image' of the Dark Matter That Holds Universe Together

For decades, scientists have tracked hints of a thread-like structure that ties together galaxies across the universe. Theories, computer models, and …

Dark Matter

Marijuana Goes Industrial in California

SALINAS, Calif. — This vast and fertile valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now California’s marijuana industry is laying claim to a new slogan for the valley: America’s cannabis bucket.<p>After years of marijuana being …

Cannabis

Graffiti Meets Oil Painting in Stunningly Realistic Murals

Artist Ant Carver floods the streets with a new technique.<p>Combining graffiti techniques with detailed oil painting, London-based street artist Ant Carver creates expressive, gestural murals using a rainbow palette of spray paints. An exploration into alternative approaches to street art, Carver's …

Digital Art

A Massive Dead Galaxy Existed Just 1.7 Billion Years After The Big Bang, But No One Knows How

We might be very wrong about how galaxies form.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a massive, inactive galaxy from when the Universe was …

James Webb Space Telescope