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Mars as you’ve never seen it before

STUNNING new pictures have been released by NASA showing huge colourful formations on the so-called Red Planet.

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The Biggest Problem With The Expanding Universe

And why it might spell trouble for dark energy as we know it.<p>“That’s all regular matter, just five percent. A quarter is “dark matter,” which is …

Scientists claim breakthrough in hunt for Planet Nine

Scientists working with data captured by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft have identified a region of the Solar System that they say is most likely to …

Supernova Explosion Captured In Video Form For The First Time

It’s virtually impossible to comprehend the scale of a supernova explosion. When a dying star finally explodes into oblivion, the energy emitted is …

Brussels attacks: suicide bombers 'identified as el-Bakraoui brothers'

Ibrahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui blew themselves up at airport and metro respectively, prosecutors confirm, as police hunt surviving suspect<p>Two of the suicide bombers who blew themselves up in the twin Brussels attacks that killed at least 31 people on Tuesday have been formally named by prosecutors, …

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Rights & Freedoms

Most eccentric planet spotted 117 light-years from Earth

Researchers have spotted an extrasolar planet, about 117 light-years from Earth, that boasts the most eccentric orbit ever seen.<p>Scientists from San …

How Does Newton's Cradle Work?

Whether you know it as Newton's Cradle or the Executive Ball Clicker, chances are you've seen the educational desk toy that seems to defy …

World Water Day 2016: Before and after images of Earth's disappearing lakes and seas

World Water Day 2016 will be marked on 22 March. The UN designated day, first marked in 1992 at United Nations Conference on Environment and …

The wonders of Pluto revealed: NASA’s latest findings are a sight to behold

<b>(Sabino Parente, via Shutterstock)</b><p>New Horizons fly-by captures dwarf planet’s haunting beauty and offers new clues of a possible sub-surface ocean<p>Lee Billings<p>March 20, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Last July, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by …

Solar System

Most Planets In The Universe Are Homeless

While we have you…<p>Mass censorship of conservatives and libertarians is exploding. You’ve already seen this with the demonetization and ultimate purge …

Mon-Stars! Cluster of Massive Suns Spotted by Hubble Telescope (Photo)

Some of the biggest and brightest stars in the universe are packed within a single cluster, a new study reveals.<p>Researchers used the Hubble Space …

Universe

Astronomers Catch a Glimmer of Starlight from 'Most Eccentric' Exoplanet

Life on HD 20782 b is hell.<p>Life on Earth has a whole lot of things going for it and many of those things have to do with our planet's proximity to the Sun. We're not close enough to cook but we're also not far enough away to freeze. When astronomers hunt for habitable zone planets or Earth-like …

Scientists Have Created a Painless Patch That Can Control Diabetes Without Injections

This is awesome.<p>Scientists have been struggling for decades to free diabetics from regular insulin injections. One of the main goals has been to …

Black hole smashup generated yottawatts of power

Yottawatt \YOT-ah-wat\ n.: <br>1 million billion billion watts<p>That’s a lotta watts. And a lot more — 3.6 x 1049 watts, or 36 septillion yottawatts — …

NASA Is Going To Burn One Of Its Ships And Ignite A Giant Fire In Space

Because, science.<p>NASA is fighting fire with fire.<p>The space agency is launching the biggest man-made blaze in space. It's the first of a series of experiments in zero gravity designed to address what NASA project manager Gary Ruff calls "one of the greatest crew safety concerns."<p>On Earth, gravity …

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Skywalk: Sailor Alex Thomson nails death-defying kitesurfing stunt

<b>(CNN) —</b> The suited stuntman is at it again -- daredevil Alex Thomson has released a video of his latest vertigo-inducing trick.<p>First he chases his yacht upwind on a kiteboard before hooking himself by rope to the top of his 60-foot racing boat's mast.<p>Using its speed to propel himself, the British …

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Einstein: 'The genius among geniuses'

Albert Einstein, one of the 20th century's most influential thinkers, would have been 139 this week.

Scientists generate a new type of human stem cell that has half a genome

Scientists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

A dream researcher explains where nightmares come from

Dr. Fireman, a nightmare researcher and Chair of Suffolk University's Department of Psychology, has devoted his life to understanding the complex emotional world of dreams. Well, not just dreams — Fireman specifically focuses on nightmares, which he believes are a result of the brain struggling to …

Researchers Have Built The Most Complex Light-Based Quantum Computer Chip Ever

Bring on quantum computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>In a world-first, researchers have created a quantum chip that contains four …

2016 March 14 - Dark Nebulas across Taurus

<b>Dark Nebulas across Taurus</b> <b><br>Image Processing & Copyright:</b> Oliver Czernetz - <b>Data:</b> Digitized Sky Survey (POSS-II)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Sometimes even the dark …

A Deeper Look Into Galaxy Clusters

Galaxies organize themselves in large and often dense groups called clusters. These structures are not only interesting for their size, but also …

Astronomers Discover The Biggest Object in The Universe So Far - The BOSS Great Wall

It's 1 billion light-years long.<p>As if staring up at the night sky didn’t make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the …

You Should Hope To Be As Happy As This Astronomer Watching A Solar Eclipse From A Plane

Total solar eclipses are really cool, but are also rare. So, it isn’t surprising that there are people who board commercial flights just to catch them. They’re called “eclipse chasers,” and they’re the reason why we can watch this incredible video of a solar eclipse, and hear an astronomer freak …

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