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Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

How an app might help screen kids for autism

A new video analysis tool may help spot early signs of autism. The software, which is currently under development as a tablet application, tracks and …

New Supernova Study Reveals Mystery About The Death Of Massive, Super-bright Stars

There are massive and extremely bright stars in the universe that were long suspected by astronomers to die spectacular, explosive deaths, and a new …

Fossils Found In Alps Suggest Deep Sea Played Key Role In Evolution Of Marine Life

Ancient fossils now reveal that the deep sea may be the origin of many lineages of sea creatures found closer to the surface, such as a number of sea stars, sea urchins and snails, researchers say.<p>These new findings suggest the deep sea has played a much greater role in producing and preserving …

Yes, College Students, Hookahs Are Bad for You

The cultural cred of a hookah bar may come with a side of pancreatic cancer.<p>It was the first night of college, in that uncomfortable expanse after everyone finished arranging their Target "Dorm Collection" lamps but before anyone had splintered into permanent friend units. A group of us sat in the …

Study: Pesticides Cause Colony Collapse Disorder in Honeybees

Pesticides are the probable cause of massive colony collapse disorder (CCD), a new study from Harvard’s School of Public Health claims.<p>On the rise …

Study confirms that Neanderthals and humans got it on

The genetic similarities between certain human populations and Neanderthals are striking. Indeed, many researchers think the Europeans and Asians inherited between 1 and 4 percent of their DNA from Neanderthals, yet scientists have struggled to demonstrate with a high degree of certainty that these …

Rebel Toy Company Launches New Quest to Turn Princesses Into Engineers

NEWARK, California — When GoldieBlox tried to launch its line of engineering and building toys for girls, VP of Sales and Marketing Lindsey Shepard …

How Earth got its tectonic plates

If you've ever felt the earth shudder beneath your feet during an earthquake, you're no stranger to the effects of Earth's ever-roaming tectonic plates.<p>While scientists have linked the movements of these rigid, puzzle-piece slabs to our planet's most violent events -- quakes, tsunamis, volcanic …

Is Planet Earth Under New Management?

A hundred million years from now, when we're all dead and gone, a team of geologists will be digging in a field somewhere ...<p>... and they will discover, buried in the rocks below, a thin layer of sediment — very thin, about the width of a cigarette paper, says British stratigrapher Jan Zalasiewicz. …

The ‘first’ giant panda and how it ended up in Paris

Name: Père David’s panda<br>Species: <i>Ailuropoda melanoleuca</i><br>Dates: 186?–1869<br>Claim to fame: Syntpe<br>Go visit: Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris<p>Pandas are such a common sight in today’s busy world (cute pandas, sneezing pandas, Kung Fu pandas, humans dressed as pandas) that it’s hard to imagine a …

There Are Huge Reserves of Live-Saving Fresh Water Below the Oceans

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in Australia have identified vast meteoric groundwater reserves (VMGRs) of freshwater …

15 Non-Traditional Christmas Tree Ideas

Christmas is a traditional holiday but this doesn’t mean everything about it has to be traditional as well. You can be imaginative and make this …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

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Australia’s Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

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See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Artists use surveillance technology to explore extent we are monitored

Trevor Paglen’s They Watch The Moon is an eerie image of distant towers, dishes and yellow lights. Included in Trace Recordings: Surveillance and Identity in the 21st Century at UTS Gallery, the image is cast with the greenish hue of a night vision scope, and depicts an NSA listening station sited …

The World Has Lost an Unbelievable Amount of Forest Since 1999

Inspirational women for a girl to look up to - in pictures

Photographer Jaime Moore wanted to mark her daughter's fifth birthday but before switching on the camera, she came up with an alternative to dressing up as a princess – the dream of most girls of her age

China to ease one-child policy

China takes a new step to loosen its one-child policy, allowing millions more parents to have two children<p><b>China</b> has taken a new step to loosen its one-child policy, in a move that will allow millions more parents to have a second child if they wish to.<p>In the first comprehensive set of reforms under …

Investors see legal marijuana as growth industry

It looks like any other business conference — lots of suits, name badges, a long line to the buffet — except that the 700 people who each paid $599 to be in this conference hall south of Seattle are in an industry unlike any other: marijuana.<p>The people at this meeting aren’t Cheech and Chong. …

4-D Printing Means Building Things That Build Themselves

<i>In our</i> Weekly Innovation series<i>, we pick an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Got an innovation you think we should feature? Fill out our form.</i><p>The advent of 3-D printing brought on a number of innovations worthy of news coverage. Printers have created …

Boy is His Own Grandfather?

A little boy referred to in case studies as “Sam,” showed convincing evidence that he is the reincarnation of his grandfather. Sam was 18 months old …

3 ‘Modern’ Inventions That Existed Millions of Years Ago: Nuclear Reactor, Telescope, Clothes

Evidence exists pointing to prehistoric civilizations as advanced as our modern civilization—or perhaps more advanced.<p>Such evidence could turn our …

Countdown Begins For India's Mars Orbiter

If all goes as planned tomorrow, India will be the fourth country to reach Mars.<p>India's first interplanetary mission is only hours away from liftoff. The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission is scheduled to launch at 2:36 p.m. India Standard Time (just after 4 a.m. East …

Rare hybrid solar eclipse wows world

A rare solar eclipse that began as a "ring of fire" and transformed into a spectacular total eclipse of the sun amazed skywatchers from North America to Africa on Sunday, and we've got the photos to prove it.<p>The Nov. 3 celestial event was a rare hybrid solar eclipse, which began over the Atlantic …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

Here’s why Motorola’s Project Ara for modular phones exists (and could succeed)

Want to build your own phone with modular blocks of functionality? That may not sound appealing until you think of the possibilities. You can upgrade …