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London Heist: Images Show Suspects in Easter Weekend Safety Deposit Raid

British police have released new images showing a crew of jewelry thieves in an "audacious" multi-day heist in London over Easter weekend.<p>They're asking for the public's help in identifying the trio — although their faces are obscured by either hard hats, caps or balaclavas. They appear to be …

See How 50,000 Species Evolved With This Beautiful, Swirling Timeline

That at least is how it appears in a new evolutionary timeline. It’s based on research that documents the development of more than 50,000 species, …

Biology

Survival for some endangered species hinges on 'Frozen Zoo'

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm …

San Diego Zoo

Here's what will happen to Earth when our galaxy collides with the Andromeda Galaxy

An epic war is coming: A gruesome battle between two, gigantic galaxies will be well underway in just a few billion years, and one of the contenders is our home, the Milky Way.<p>Right now, the Andromeda Galaxy is racing toward the Milky Way at a speed of 250,000 mph— fast enough to circle the Earth …

Universe

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many surprising …

Prehistoric grave may be earliest example of death during childbirth

Archaeologists say they've made a grim discovery in Siberia: the grave of a young mother and her twins, who all died during a difficult childbirth about 7,700 years ago.<p>The finding may be the oldest confirmed evidence of twins in history and one of the earliest examples of death during childbirth, …

Study: The world’s cities are being increasingly plagued by heat waves

<b>(Konstantin Sutyagin/Shutterstock)</b><p>Over four decades of global warming, the world’s major urban areas are feeling the heat<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>January 30, 2015 8:09pm (UTC)<p>If you're in the half of the world's population currently living in a city, climate change is affecting you where you live.<p>More heat …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

Mental Disorders

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Art

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived Auschwitz show their identification numbers.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/26/1422280529297/87c46f20-f20a-46e4-81ed-e0170d19ce79-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived …

Auschwitz

Warp Drive and 'Star Trek': Physics of Future Space Travel (Op-Ed)

<i>Marc G. Millis</i> <i>headed</i> <i>NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project</i> <i>and took an early retirement to continue this work as part of the interstellar</i> …

Nasa has released the most mind-blowing picture of space. Seriously. Holy cow.

Look what the folks at NASA/ESA just did.<p>They've released the most incredibly detailed panoramic picture from the Hubble Space Telescope of one of …

Andromeda Galaxy

Watch This Short Animation About The Smartphone Apocalypse

London-based animator Yukai Du’s new short film, <i>Way Out</i> plays like a <i>Left Behind</i> for techies. In the animated short, whimsically stylized people are enraptured by their phones, small yellow lines from screens illuminating their faces wherever they go. Before long, the technophilia becomes goes …

Asteroid That Hurtled Past Earth Has a Miniature Moon

An asteroid that hurtled past Earth at a distance of 745,000 miles on Monday brought along a surprise — a small moon that scientists detected orbiting the larger space rock.<p>Scientists using NASA’s Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California, grabbed a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86 during …

Watch Four Disney Artists Paint One Tree

“The artist always has something to say. He doesn’t paint men, landscapes, or furniture, but an idea.”- The Art Spirit by Ryerson Margery A. and Henri Robert.<p>As parts of Walt Disney’s creations come out of the vault, some kind souls have taken it upon themselves to upload some old goodies on …

Walt Disney Company

5 Sky Events This Week: Blue Giant, Crab Nebula, and Jovian Shadows

Seven Sisters stand revealed, while Io, one of Jupiter's moons, plays hide and seek.<p>Venus snuggles up with Neptune for stargazers this week, while the moon points to the remnants of an ancient stellar blast. Backyard astronomers, meanwhile, confront the challenge that comes from a Jovian moon's …

Blizzard of Nor'Easters No Surprise, Thanks to Climate Change

More extreme storms are expected to fall on the Northeast as climate changes.<p>TV meteorologists may be calling it Winter Storm Juno, but climate scientists have a different name for the "once-in-a-century" blizzard that's expected to blanket the U.S. East Coast from New Jersey to Maine starting on …

How to “trick” people into caring about nature

M. Sanjayan talks to Salon about why conservation is in our own self-interest<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>January 25, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>The first reason to watch the premiere episode of "Earth: A New Wild," the new nature documentary hosted by M. Sanjayan, is the baby pandas. Fourteen baby pandas, to be exact, …

Proof Of Life On Mars? New NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Photo Shows Ancient Coffin

A new Mars Curiosity Rover photo has alien hunters buzzing about the existence of life on Mars once again. YouTube researcher Martian Archeologist …

UFOs

Why we need to address population growth's effects on global warming

Earlier this month, Pope Francis made news when he said that not only was climate change real, but it was mostly man-made. Then, last week, he said that couples do not need to breed "like rabbits" but rather should plan their families responsibly — albeit without the use of modern …

How We Came To Recognize The Sun As The Center Of Our Solar System

The Sun-centered model of the solar system was first proposed more than a thousand years before Copernicus. Read more...

Nuclear scientists: The end is near for humanity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years …

Climate Change

Death By A Thousand Cuts: Earth Enters The ‘Danger Zone’

Last week, climate researchers at both NASA and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that 2014 was the planet's warmest …

Climate Change

These Are the World's Deadliest Cities

Four U.S. cities are on a list of the 50 most dangerous in the world, according to a new report from a Mexican NGO.<p>Read more here.

San Pedro Sula

Ocean heat content is climbing so quickly that the tracking chart 'broke'

The past two weeks have brought new signs that global warming is not only continuing, but may in some respects be accelerating. Three independent …

Life on Mars: ‘Spaceman’ spotted repairing Mars Curiosity rover

UFO experts have sensationally claimed that this photo, which they say shows a human engineer working on the Mars Curiosity Rover, could be proof of …