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Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can't Explain Climate Change Today

One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in temperature over its …

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A few fireworks as mystery object falls to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> The long-anticipated arrival of that mysterious object from outer space came and went Friday without alien invasion or planetary destruction.<p>But scientists who orchestrated a rapid response to the recently discovered object declared their effort to be a smashing success.<p>The International …

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Declassified CIA report concluded director led 'cover up' of Kennedy assassination investigation

A declassified CIA report concludes former agency Director John McCone withheld information about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Jr., according to a recent news story.<p>The 2013 report, declassified last fall, concludes that McCone, who ran the spy agency when Kennedy was fatally shot …

Tesla's CTO Wants To Take Batteries To A New Dimension

And inside, instead of multiple dials and switches, a large touchscreen dominates the centre console. Established carmakers have tended to make modest electric vehicles, usually small ones to eke out the range available from their pricey batteries. But it was Tesla, a Silicon Valley startup, which …

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FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

How Would Humans Know If They Lived in a Multiverse?

Some theories in physics give rise to the idea of multiple universes, where nearly identical versions of the known universe exist. But if such a …

Scientists create a supernova in a lab right here on Earth

Scientists at the Vulcan laser lab in the United Kingdom have used three high powered light beams "focused on a carbon rod target not much thicker …

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Mars Efforts Ramp Up

Watch out, red planet—humanity is coming for you. Two major efforts to land humans on Mars have just announced big developments: Nonprofit Mars One has partnered with a major media company to broadcast its astronaut selection process in 2015, while the National Aeronautics and Space Administration …

NASA Is About to Test a Mega-Parachute at the Edge of Space

If the largest ever supersonic parachute works, we'll be a step closer to putting a human on Mars.<p>The key to a successful Mars landing is the same thing that matters in landing on any planet: You have to slow down before you hit the ground.<p>That's why scientists are testing a new supersonic …

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How a sunset might look on Earth's new cousin Kepler-186f

NASA announced Thursday that it has confirmed the first planet beyond our solar system that exists in the habitable zone of its star and is close to the size of Earth, making it the most likely exoplanet yet validated to host life. But the planet, Kepler-186f, orbits an M-class dwarf star and …

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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 …

Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right, Again, Maybe

Cosmologists hope for a field-rocking announcement next week.<p>What's the latest cosmology gossip? According to the Guardian, the field is awash with rumors that next week, American scientists will announce the detection of gravitational waves: incredibly small ripples carrying energy across the void …