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Jupiter opposition: The planet will be at its brightest on Tuesday night

This week will bring the best opportunity of the entire year for viewing Jupiter in the sky as it will shine bright all night long while it reaches opposition.<p>On the night of Tuesday, May 8, into the morning of Wednesday, May 9, Jupiter will be at opposition. This means that Jupiter will be on the …

Astronomy

Our galaxy's colossal black hole may have huge hidden siblings

New research shows the Milky Way and galaxies like it may contain several supermassive black holes.<p>Astronomers have long believed that a huge black hole lies at the center of most large galaxies, including our own Milky Way.<p>Now the results of a large-scale cosmological simulation are in, and they …

Universe

World’s Oldest Spider Dies at 43

Holy Abe Simpson! The world’s oldest spider, a female <i>Giaus villosus</i> <i></i>living in the hot Australian outback, has died at the age of 43. And it didn’t …

Zoology

Winter wave heights and extreme storms on the rise in Western Europe

Average winter wave heights along the Atlantic coast of Western Europe have been rising for almost seven decades, according to new research.

Climate Change

YouTuber launches garlic bread to the edge of space just to eat it when it lands back on Earth

We've seen a man, a rocket, and so many other things go into space, so why not send some garlic bread as well?<p>YouTuber Tom Scott and a group of …

Bread

Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain.Mount …

Geology

There's a California fault far more dangerous than San Andreas - and it's ready to go off

Everyone knows that California’s San Andreas fault is a ticking time bomb ready to erupt – but a new study shows that another fault right under the …

Your DNA determines whether you're an introvert or an extrovert — here's how to tell which one you are

At some point in your life, you've probably been described as an extrovert or an introvert. It's true that many of us place ourselves in one of those two categories — or somewhere in the middle if you're an ambivert.<p>These labels were coined in the 1920s by the psychologist Carl Jung. He said the …

Psychology

Sand from sandstorms in the Sahara desert turns snow orange in Sochi, Russia

Deserts

Fortnite Streamer Ninja Makes Over $500k A Month On Twitch - Report

Wildly popular Twitch streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins recently set a new record when he streamed Fortnite with Drake. While that proved to be a particularly big moment for Fortnite streaming, it's hardly a one-off success story for Ninja.<p>The streamer recently confirmed a Forbes report suggesting he …

Gaming

Thousands of Californians ordered to evacuate ahead of powerful storm

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Thousands of Californians were told Monday to evacuate their homes ahead of a storm that officials said is likely to pummel a region already devastated by wildfires and mudslides.<p>Robert Lewin, the Santa Barbara County emergency management director, said the area is expecting more …

Weather

By 2100, damaged corals may let waves twice as tall as today’s reach coasts

Structurally complex coral reefs can defend coasts against waves, even as sea levels rise.

The Fish That Makes Other Fish Smarter

By removing bloodsucking parasites, the cleaner wrasse improves the intellectual abilities of its clients.<p>It’s not easy for fish to clean themselves, without limbs or digits to scrub those hard-to-reach places. Fortunately for them, coral reefs come with cleaning stations.<p>At particular sites, an …

Fish

The Meteorite That Killed the Dinosaurs May Have Also Triggered Underwater Volcanoes

The end of the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago was a rough time to be living on Earth.<p>Three global catastrophes occurred nearly …

Ancient virus could be the reason humans can think

An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness, giving you the ability to think for yourself.<p>New research has linked a human gene …

20,000 bytes under the sea

53ce3985-1064-47be-9319-1ec419ded6c1<p>Using AI to map the …

Artificial Intelligence

Whales can mimic human speech, and you have to hear it to believe it

We’ve known for some time that orca whales are incredibly intelligent creatures, capable of advanced social behaviors and coordinated hunting …

Cute

Philippines warns powerful volcanic eruption may still come

LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine volcano which has repeatedly disgorged fountains of lava, ash and molten rock and driven more than 78,000 …

Geology

Snow lies on Sahara Desert dunes near Ain Sefra, Algeria

Deserts