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Solar Storms Cause Huge Auroras On Jupiter

Northern lights<p>The northern lights here on Earth might seem otherworldly, but the ones on Jupiter are truly out of this world.<p>In a study published in <i>Journal of Geophysical Research – Space Physics</i>, researchers announce that they have observed the effects of a solar storm on Jupiter's aurora, the …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google is about to test something secretive across all of the US — and it sounds exactly like its Project Loon balloons.</b>The company has asked the FCC for a license to test experimental radios starting on January 1st.<p><b>2. Raspberry Pi has launched an insanely small and cheap new computer.</b> It's …

Project Loon

The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine's history.<p>Other Readers' Choice Awards include the world's best cruise lines, hotels, spas, and airlines, all of which you can check out here.<p>Keep scrolling to see a …

National Parks

46-Gigapixel View of Milky Way is Largest-Ever Image of Space

Space is big, but it's never been quite <i>this</i> big. This composite image taken by astronomers at Germany's Ruhr-Universität Bochum is, they claim, the largest image of space to date. It shows a long swathe of the Milky Way, photographed piece by piece over a period of five years from the university's …

Cosmology

How Did The Halloween Asteroid Sneak Up On Us?

Fortunately it's not headed for Earth<p>Earth is getting a very large trick-or-treater this Halloween.<p>On October 31, an approximately 1,300-foot asteroid will hurtle by at about 1.3 times the distance of the Moon. It'll likely be our closest encounter with such a huge space rock until 2027.<p>The timing …

General Relativity: 100 Years Old And Still Full Of Surprises

Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning<p>In 1913, Albert Einstein had stalled in his efforts to construct his general theory of relativity. He pleaded with his friend Marcel Grossmann for a mathematical boost: “Grossmann, you’ve got to help me, otherwise I’ll go …

Physics

Neanderthals ‘kept our early ancestors out of Europe’

Ancient teeth found in China suggest Homo sapiens was outwitted by its rivals<p>The discovery of a hoard of ancient human teeth in a Chinese cave has forced scientists to reconsider our species’ relations with our closest evolutionary cousins, the Neanderthals. The find, revealed in the science …

Anthropology

Why Humanity's Survival May Depend on Colonizing Mars

After decades of space exploration and countless movies on the subject, why exactly does Mars continue to inspire such high levels of cultural and scientific fascination?<p>Both the red planet and NASA are coasting on a wave of newfound popularity, taking center stage in big-budget Hollywood …

Milky Way over Morocco

The Milky Way over the top of Toubkal, a mountain peak in Morocco. At 4,167 meters, this point is the highest peak in North Africa.<p>Besancon Arnaud …

Andromeda Galaxy

Are These 7 Superfoods Actually Super?

Kale, chia seeds, seaweed: these trendy superfoods have garnered a lot of buzz for their health benefits. But are any of them actually a “magic bullet” nutrition solution? We get to the bottom of it.<p><b>Tyler MacNiven</b>, <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s grub guru and food explorer, just debunked the myths surrounding the …

Crumble is the comfort recipe of the season | Ruby bakes

Put an autumn coat on your baking with these easy crumble recipes. Have fun experimenting with different toppings and ingredients in renditions both sweet and savoury, like this classic apple pudding and a squash and spinach casserole with a crumbly topping...<p>You don’t need someone like me to tell …

Has Nasa's Kepler Telescope spotted signs of alien life?

Scientists say a swarm of objects around a star look like 'something you would expect an alien civilisation to build'<p>A star with unusual behaviour spotted by the Kepler Telescope could be explained by alien activity, scientists have said.<p>KIC 8462852, a star 1,500 light years away from earth, has …

13 Amazing Hotels Under $100

Don't get us wrong—Jetsetters love a luxury stay. But we also know how to score hip digs without breaking the bank. Siobhan Reid cashes in on 13 …

What caused this weird mound on the moon?

A huge mound near the moon’s south pole appears to be a volcanic structure unlike any other found on the lunar surface.<p>Mafic Mound stands about 800 …

Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus Is Covered In Tiny Cracks

New views of the moon's secrets<p>The Cassini mission, which has been giving us close-up looks at Saturn and its moons for more than a decade, has made its latest flyby of Enceladus, bringing us Earthlings our closest look yet at the moon's northern region. On October 14, the probe soared about 1,142 …

‘Alien megastructure’ could explain mysterious new Kepler results

Strange signals from a distant star are defying natural explanation. There is a remote chance that they could be from an ‘alien megastructure’<p>There’s a new mystery in the universe and it goes by the name KIC 8462852. It is a star approximately 1500 light years away from the Earth, and displays a …

Is Space Mining Legal?

A controversial bill would give companies the right to own natural resources in space, and it may pass in the Senate by the end of September<p>If mankind is ever to become an interplanetary species, our outward expansion across the solar system probably can’t be fueled by NASA funding alone. Why did …

Could alien life exist in huge ocean beneath Saturn’s moon Enceladus?

A huge ocean has been found under the icy crust of Enceladus and all the signs suggest it could harbour alien life<p>The hunt for extra-terrestrial life in our galaxy moved a step closer after Nasa said a huge ocean lies beneath the frozen crust of Saturn’s moon Enceladus.<p>Scientists said that the …

Tag: DIY

The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)<p>by Justine Hand<p>The New Rusticity: 11 DIY Ways to Use Branches …

Awesome week for auroras

Bright auroras reported at high latitudes over both the northern and southern ends of Earth this week.<p>A stream of solar wind struck Earth’s magnetic …

Opera Mini for Android update saves data without wrecking websites

To date, Opera Mini's data saving on Android has been an all-or-nothing affair: either you visit heavily compressed websites with altered layouts, or... you find another browser. You won't have to make that binary choice going forward, however. An updated version of Opera Mini introduces a "High" …

Brazil Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos and get wallpaper of Brazil (including Rio de Janeiro, Carnaval, the Pantanal, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Brazil

Remembering Michael Jackson's Style Legacy on His Birthday

Today, we celebrate the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who would have turned 59 years old. The 13-time Grammy winner first garnered attention as the …

Why physicists are so excited about ‘neutrino effect’

In reality, science is often about finding that some detail of the universe works the way we had already predicted, and for scientists that’s pretty …

Liquid water elsewhere in our solar system?

If so, where are we likely to find it? Could we ever get to it? Would we be able to drink it? A planetary geoscientist explains.<p>Science fiction …

Astronomy

Macedonian police fire stun grenades to disperse migrants

Migrants clash with police near Greek border day after country declares a state of emergency<p>Macedonian special police forces have fired stun grenades to disperse thousands of migrants stuck in a no-man’s land near the Greek border, a day after declaring a state of emergency on its border in an …

Mapped: The countries with the most trees

It's International Day of Forests, a global celebration of trees and woodland. But which countries boast the most? The map below shows the world according to percentage of forest area, as recorded by World Bank Open Data.<p>Unsurprisingly, the tropical lands of South America, the Caribbean, Africa, …

Here’s What Happens Inside You When a Mosquito Bites

The video above shows a brown needle that looks like it’s trying to bury itself among some ice-cubes. It is, in fact, the snout of a mosquito, searching for blood vessels in the flesh of a mouse.<p>This footage was captured by Valerie Choumet and colleagues from the Pasteur Institute in Paris, who …

The Stairway to Space-saving

The challenge: convert a loft in a private home into a bedroom with a study that includes a large bookcase (on a small budget!). The answer: a hybrid …