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New research points to the unexpected and dangerous nature of Jupiter

That it has used its massive gravitational pull to divert asteroids and comets from a collision course with Earth.<p>Maybe Jupiter even felt bad when one got through, and doomed the dinosaurs to extinction. But a new study has cast this idea into doubt.<p>The idea of Jupiter as a protector has been …

How to Get a 'Green' Job

<b>Dear Annie:</b> I’m in my last semester of college, and I want to pick a career with a lot of potential for growth. I’ve been reading up on renewable …

Why Don’t We Wipe Mosquitoes Off The Face of The Earth?

It can't be that bad, right?<p><i>This article was written by Mike Jeffries from Northumbria University in Newcastle and was originally published by The</i> …

A simple explanation of Guillain-Barré syndrome, the rare nerve disorder that scientists suspect may be linked to Zika virus

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that causes flu-like symptoms such as fever, joint pain, rash, or red eyes. Zika infections are mild in most individuals except for pregnant women, where scientists have cited a potential link to birth defects such as microcephaly.<p>There have also been reports of a</i> …

Babies see things we can’t: The incredible science behind our evolving vision

Japanese research indicates 3- and 4-month-old children possess a unique sensitivity to variant information<p>Take a look at the red chips on the two Rubik cubes below. They are actually orange on the left and purple on the right, if you look at them in isolation. They only appear more or less equally …

Astronomical milestones of 2015

The New Horizons mission to Pluto might get all the attention, but 2015 had plenty of other amazing space mission firsts — and lasts, as scientists …

Dark matter helped destroy the dinosaurs, physicist posits

<b>Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs</b><br>Lisa Randall<i><br>ECCO, $29.99</i><p>Dark matter. Dinosaurs. Few topics are as effective at grabbing the attention of science …

PCB levels still high in Europe’s killer whales, smaller dolphins

Decades after Europe banned toxic PCBs, the region’s killer whales and three smaller dolphin species still carry high levels of the …

Science puzzles no longer so puzzling

In 2015, researchers solved some head-scratching and mind-bending puzzles.<p>Radio dinner<p>A class of odd radio bursts first detected by the Parkes …

NASA Juno spacecraft adjusts course for July 4 Jupiter arrival

NASA has announced that adjustments had been made this week to the course of its Juno spacecraft, which is on its way to the planet Jupiter. On …

Astronomy

Mummy Identification Still Uncertain Science

King Tut is the only 18th Dynasty pharaoh whose mummy has been identified with certainty, says a new analysis.

Iceman has the world's oldest tattoos

In a battle over which of two mummified guys possesses the world’s oldest known tattoos, Ötzi the Iceman has triumphed.<p>Hikers found Ötzi’s …

2016 February 8 - Light Pillars over Alaska

<b>Light Pillars over Alaska</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Allisha Libby<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's happening behind those houses? Pictured here are not auroras but …

CSIRO climate cuts will cost Australia dear, world scientists warn government

More than 600 climate scientists from around the world have signed a letter to the Australian government protesting against the cuts to climate research at the CSIRO, calling for the lost capabilities to be re-housed elsewhere.<p>As the letter circulates building signatures, Australian scientists …

Climate Change

Meteorite Killed Man at Indian College, Says Chief Minister

By<p>Aditi Malhotra<p>Aditi Malhotra<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@A4iti<p>aditi91<p>Google+<p>aditi.malhotra@wsj.com<p>A man was killed and three others were injured Saturday in what authorities said was a meteorite strike at a college campus in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.<p>An unidentified object left …

Tamil Nadu

Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Willow Creek, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Sunday evening 13 miles from Willow Creek, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:12 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 12.4 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 31 miles from Arcata, Calif. and 33 miles from …

Amazon Prime just brought one of its coolest features to the UK

Just as in the US, Prime Same Day can deliver a parcel to the recipient within six to ten hours, meaning that anything ordered before 12 p.m. will be delivered that evening.<p>Prime Same Day shipping isn't quite as radical as Prime Now, the £6.99 ($10) option to get packages within an hour, but it's …