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NASA’s rover just discovered a rare, metal rock on Mars

It's not everyday that you find a space rock on Mars. But that's exactly what NASA's Curiosity rover discovered on Oct. 27. The rock looks completely different from its surroundings because it's made of completely different materials. NASA decided to investigate further by using the rover's ChemCam …

Space

How the EmDrive works: Inventor of revolutionary 'Star Trek' space thruster reveals all

The global scientific community is up in arms about a controversial space propulsion device, but how does it work?<p>A controversial space propulsion …

Laser-Eyed Device Could Speed Up NASA's Search For Life On Mars

BILI is like radar for biomolecules<p>A device originally designed to scan for toxins, pathogens, and other bio-hazards may one day come in handy on a Mars rover. NASA technologist Branimir Blagojevic from the Goddard Space Flight Center is testing out a prototype of the Bio-Indicator Lidar …

Atoms

Why Science Should Stay Clear of Metaphysics - Issue 40: Learning

Philosophers of science are not known for agreeing with each other—contrariness is part of the job description. But for thousands of years, from …

Ethnography

3tags.org

Forgetting the Past and Looking to the Future

Philippians 3:12-14. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which …

There Might Be an Ocean Under Pluto's Surface

Pluto‘s heart might be hiding an ocean.<p>Two studies published Wednesday by the journal <i>Nature</i> show that the dwarf planet’s surface might have been …

Solar System

World’s Tallest Water Slide Will Be Torn Down After 10-Year-Old Boy’s Death

The world’s tallest water slide will be permanently closed and taken apart after a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on the ride earlier this year, …

Kansas City

Stephen Hawking Gives Humans a Deadline for Finding a New Planet

Humans need to find a new planet within 1,000 years to keep the species alive, Stephen Hawking said in a talk this week.<p>Hawking, the noted …

Singularity

Asteroid That Wiped Out Dinosaurs Turned Earth’s Surface Into Liquid: Study

The asteroid that has been linked to the demise of the dinosaurs likely turned Earth’s surface into a liquid when it hurtled into the planet some 66 …

Paleontology

Schiaparelli Mars probe smashed into planet after ditching parachute

The tiny lander, on a test-run for a future rover that would see if there was evidence of life on the Red Planet, flew into Mars at a breakneck speed …

Space

US, South Korean missile destroyers in fresh show of force to North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US and South Korean navies put on a show of force in the Sea of Japan on Monday, the latest in a string of displays of military might in response to North Korea's testing of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles.<p>Monday's exercises saw the US guided missile destroyer USS Spruance join …

North Korea

3 years jail for $50 gift? South Korea introduces strict anti-corruption law

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> If you're dining with a South Korean public official, don't order the lobster.<p>Top quality beef and liquor may also be off the table, and if you want to send a gift, it may have to be a box of tuna or spam.<p>A new anti-corruption bill, described by some as the strictest ever, took effect …

South Korea

North Korean soldier defects after crossing border

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> A North Korean soldier defected Thursday after crossing the border and entering South Korea, according to a press release from the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.<p>The South Korean military says the soldier crossed the mid-eastern portion of the Military Demarcation Line -- which is …

North Korea

Cyber warfare: Who is China hacking now?

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> It's the nagging glitch in the US-China relationship that was inevitably mentioned during the first US presidential debate this week between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton -- cyber warfare.<p>(Or, as Trump put it, "the cyber").<p>During the debate, Trump questioned whether Russia was …

China

Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee jailed over social media posts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Amos Yee, a Singaporean teen blogger, has been sentenced to jail for controversial religious posts that he wrote and shared on social media.<p>A court found him guilty Thursday of eight charges; six relate to "wounding religious feeling" and two are for his failure to turn up at a police …

Social Media

Japan's Jison-In Temple is devoted to moms and breasts | CNN Travel

Travel

South Korea and Japan sign military intelligence-sharing deal

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> Japan and South Korea, once bitter enemies, have agreed to their closest military cooperation since the end of World War II.<p>The deal, which has been in the pipeline for five years, will allow both countries to share military intelligence directly without using the US military as an …

North Korea

74 killed in China construction collapse

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> A platform built to help with repairs at a Chinese power plant collapsed Thursday morning, killing 74 people, according to Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua.<p>Sixty-eight victims have been identified. Their ages ranging from 23 to 53, Xinhua reports.<p>Two other people were injured, …

China

Marsquakes Could Potentially Support Red Planet Life

Marsquakes — that is, earthquakes on Mars — could generate enough hydrogen to support life there, a new study finds.<p>Humans and most animals, plants …

Scientists discover incredible time capsule of 'fossil stars'

Imagine peering through a dust storm and finding a self-contained live-action scene from ancient Rome or a dinosaur killing field in …

Vanished star may be first known failed supernova

A star that mysteriously disappeared might be the first confirmed case of a failed supernova, a star that tried to explode but couldn’t finish the …

Black Holes

Benchtop Black Holes Help Physicists Glimpse the Quantum Universe — Nautilus

Open this storyin Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with<p>Apple News. It may also be available on the publisher's …

These 63 ancient cosmic objects could reveal one of astronomy's great mysteries

In the aftermath of the Big Bang about 14 billion years ago, when the hot-flowing soup of the universe finally started to cool, the cosmos were a …

Universe

UK ticketholder claims £34m EuroMillions jackpot

If the claim is validated, they will win £34,037,587 and the prize could be paid out when the banks open on Monday.<p>The ticket-holder can then decide …

Scientists Discover Connection Between Full Moon and Earthquakes

Large earthquakes are more likely to occur when there is a full or new moon because of the gravitational pull on tides, a new study …

Astronomy

How We Can Finally Get to Mars

America is taking its sweet time about getting to Mars. In 1969, shortly after the Apollo 11 moon landing, the prediction was that we’d have boots on …

Space Science

North Korea in Crisis as Thousands Remain Cut Off By Floods

Thousands of North Koreans are in urgent need of assistance after devastating flooding wiped out tens of thousands of buildings and destroyed …

North Korea