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California's chances of having a magnitude-7 or greater earthquake in the next couple days just skyrocketed

A cluster of more than 200 small earthquakes beneath the Salton Sea in Southern California earlier this week has scientists waiting to see if the …

Scientists investigate unidentified radio sources

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers led by Andrea Maselli of the Institute of Space Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics of Palermo, Italy, has conducted an …

All of our astrological signs are wrong, according to NASA

According to “the Astrotwins,” I’m due for some “upstart energy” on Friday “when the annual new moon in Libra kicks off a fresh six month earning cycle.”<p>But the twins, Ophira and Tali Edut, popular astrologers whose work is published by Refinery 29 and Elle.com, among others, <b></b>aren’t only ignoring a …

Zodiac

The World Just Hit This Disturbing Climate Change Metric

Earth has seemingly passed a worrisome threshold for the changing climate this week, according to scientists.<p>The last week in September is often the …

Congresswoman Asks Black Millennials Not To 'Give The One-Finger Salute' And Stay Home On Election Day

Congressional Black Caucus members want young voters to learn more about Hillary Clinton.<p>Black millennials who don’t vote could end up helping Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump win the general election, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said Tuesday.<p>“If they decide to give the one-finger salute …

Hillary Clinton

Elderly Couple In 'Saddest Photo Ever' Finally Reunited... For Good

“They can now be under the same roof for their remaining years."<p>The elderly husband and wife who made headlines around the world after a photo showed them tearfully saying goodbye because they lived in separate nursing homes have been reunited.<p>Wolfram Gottschalk, who has dementia and congestive …

Health Care

These Deep Space Images Reveal a New Type of Galaxy

Hubble’s deep field images have provided the farthest glimpses we’ve ever had of galaxies in spaces. Combining those images with a new telescope view …

The inventor of the origami microscope is a MacArthur genius

Foldscope is an origami microscope made with a single sheet of paper that’s embedded with electronics and lenses. It costs less than $1 to build. Manu Prakash is the inventor of this low-cost scientific tool. He wants microscopes to be as ubiquitous as pencils and plans on shipping one million …

Man who cut out girlfriend's lung while she was still alive sentenced to life in prison

A man who murdered his girlfriend after cutting out her lung while she was still alive has been sentenced to life in prison.<p>Alexander Anthony Clever …

Why Kim Kardashian Took Out a Full-Page Ad in the 'New York Times'

Kim gets political.<p>Kim Kardashian took out a full-page ad in Saturday's <i>New York Times</i> attacking those who denied the Armenian genocide, an event that claimed the lives of more than a million Armenians. Kim's ad in the <i>Times</i> comes nearly six months after <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i> published an ad in …

Do Insects Sleep?

Sleep is a necessary part of survival for most animals, but what about for bugs? Do insects sleep?<p>For scientists, sleep is such a rich area of …

University of California

Clues from prehistoric droughts and arid periods in California show that today’s increasing greenhouse gas levels could lock the state into drought for centuries, according to a study led by UCLA professor Glen MacDonald.<p>The study, published today in the Nature.com journal Scientific Reports, …

A physics genius reveals the smartest way to inspire a child's love of math and science

Theoretical physicist and one of the world's leading string field theorists, Brian Greene came by to discuss how to get kids fired up over science.<p>Greene is the co-founder of the World Science Festival, which has a new initiative called "City of Science" which is a 5-event series. The third event …

Physics

World's largest telescope to be switched on as scientists step up search for alien life

Is Earth finally about to make contact with extra terrestrial life?<p>That is one of the hopes for the world's largest radio telescope, which will be …

Marijuana Could Be the Answer to Curing Alzheimer's Disease, Study Shows

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The statistics associated with Alzheimer's disease are downright depressing.<p>The disease, which typically affects the elderly and is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive function, currently afflicts 5.4 million Americans, and the Alzheimer's Association …

The love story that shocked the world

When an African prince and a white middle-class clerk from Lloyd's underwriters got married in 1948, it provoked shock in Britain and Africa.<p>Seretse Khama met Ruth Williams while he was a student at Oxford University. After his studies, he was supposed to go home to the British Protectorate of …

Love Stories

Aging Cats: Changes, Health Problems, Food, and More

Pets

No More Readers? New Implant May Help Aging Eyes

Fading, close-up vision is one of the more vexing and ubiquitous consequences of growing older. For Cheri Ekstadt of Lakeville, Minnesota, it’s meant buying nine pairs of reading glasses, which she places wherever she might come across something with fine print.<p>“I usually have three upstairs and …

Dad Surprises His Daughter With Different Post-It Note Hidden In Her Lunch Every Day For Past 3 Years

Rob Biddulph is an illustrator with a cause, and that cause is to make his daughter Poppy feel loved every day. To do so, he's been drawing creative …

Meet PichiAvo. This November the acclaimed Spanish street artists will present their first ever major Solo exhibition, right here at Unit London. Excited? We are......

Behind the sugar industry's 50-year mission to axe its link to heart disease

Trust no one.<p>That’s the takeaway of a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which claims the sugar industry in the 1960s launched a campaign in which it paid for nutrition research to downplay evidence linking America’s rising sugar consumption to …

Vox Sentences: President Obama steps in to block the Dakota Access Pipeline

<i>Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions.</i><p>A huge surprise win for the Dakota …

Pietro the Cat rescued from Italy earthquake rubble after 16 days

After Romeo the dog and Gioia the cat, it was time for Pietro, another cat, to be rescued from the rubble of Amatrice, central Italy, 16 days after a …

The photo of a couple using heroin with a kid in the car is horrifying. The reaction is even worse.

People with drug use disorders need our help, not our disdain.<p>The opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic has produced another grisly image: photos of a couple passed out in a car on heroin, with a 4-year-old child watching in the back of the vehicle.<p>The image — posted on Facebook by the local …

'Moana': 10 things to know about Disney's most effects-filled movie ever

Walt Disney Animation Studios heads out to sea with its next computer-generated feature film, called "Moana."<p>It's a coming-of-age story about a girl named Moana, voiced by newcomer Auli'I Cravalho, who sets sail on a mission to save her people. Along the way she meets the mighty demigod Maui, …

Prehistoric skull surgery could help prevent half of brain injury deaths, study suggests

The prehistoric practice of removing part of the skull to relieve pressure in the brain could prevent half of deaths from traumatic brain injury, a new study suggests.<p>Craniectomy, or trepanning, is a controversial technique where part of the skull cap is cut away to relieve dangerous swelling which …

7 Luxury Bathroom Ideas by Famous Interior Designers

Sometimes isn’t easy to find the perfect idea to inspire you to create a stunning and <b>luxurious bathroom design</b>. That’s why <b>Luxury Bathrooms</b>‘ editors …

Interior Design

When You Hit a Brick Wall, Turn to Stone Like Carl Jung

By Jeffrey Davis | Mar 17, 2013<p>Synopsis<p>Carl Jung played with stones during a time of deep confusion. His example illustrates some things we know …

What is the food that can really improve your eyesight?

<b>Many people suffer declining eyesight as they get older, but is there something we can eat to improve it, asks Michael Mosley.</b><p>My eyesight has never been good. I've worn glasses most of my life and as I get older that's a situation that I've only expected to get worse. When the Trust Me, I'm A …

Nutrition