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The Charming Doodles Charles Darwin’s Children Left All Over the Manuscript of ‘On the Origin of Species’

From fish with legs to carrot cavalries, an endearing testament to the human life of science.<p>In contemplating family, work, and happiness, Charles Darwin proclaimed: <i>“Children are one’s greatest happiness, but often & often a still greater misery. A man of science ought to have none.”</i> And yet he and …

Cambridge University

Water Ice on Ceres Boosts Hopes for Buried Ocean [Video]

A bright spot drifting in the dark Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter, the dwarf planet Ceres becomes more intriguing the more astronomers learn …

A Laser Cloak Could Shield Earth From Aliens

The answer is always lasers<p>Both science fiction and some really smart people (such as Stephen Hawking) have cautioned against trying to contact aliens. What if the aliens' vast technological superiority allows them to destroy Earth or enslave humanity? That's why current efforts to find alien life …

'Root of all evil' found in the brain by scientists

The part of the brain which switches on before aggressive behaviour is anatomically known as the ventrolateral part of the ventromedial hypothalamus.<p>The ‘root of all evil’ has been discovered by scientists who found that a distinct part of the brain fires up before premeditated nefarious acts are …

You can now make VR goggles out of Coca-Cola cardboard packaging

Coca-Cola is entering into the virtual reality game, not with immersive videos of that sweet bubbly brown soda, but with cardboard VR goggles.<p>The …

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See Astonishing True Color Photos of the Moon

The Chang'e 3 lander captured the four images for this mosaic of the Yutu rover driving southward on Dec. 23, 2013.<br>The Science and Application Center …

Earth is actually two planets, scientists conclude

The early Earth was mixed with a baby planet called Theia following a head on collision 4.5 billion years ago, scientists have found<p>Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.<p>Initially it …

Comet found spewing booze out into space

Earlier this year, astronomers from the Paris Observatory observed a comet in our Solar System spewing large amounts of ethyl alcohol, the same type found in alcoholic drinks, into space as it passed close by the Sun. The comet — aptly named Comet Lovejoy — spat out the equivalent of "500 bottles …

Astronomy