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Earth's orbiting observatories and their literally awesome images

While the Voyager 1 probe, launched in 1977, cruises into interstellar space (the farthest man-made object from Earth) and missions like New Horizons capture snaps from the outskirts of the solar system, we've been keeping the heavy hitters close to home. Massive space telescopes that scan the …

Astronomy

NASA spies strange lone 'pyramid' on dwarf planet Ceres

The closer we get to Ceres, the more perplexing the dwarf planet grows. NASA's Dawn spacecraft has found several more bright spots as well as a pyramid-like peak jutting out of the frigid world's surface.<p>The discovery is painting an increasingly complex portrait of one of the biggest "fossils" from …

Schizophrenia may be the price of our humanity

Research suggests the disease is linked to changes in brain size on the evolutionary road from ape to man<p>Bret Stetka<p>June 28, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Plenty of us have known a dog on Prozac. We have also witnessed the eye rolls that come with the …

Dylann Roof’s racist manifesto: A funhouse mirror reflection of right-wing American politics

<b>(AP/Charleston County Sheriff's Office)</b><p>Some of Roof’s online rantings are completely nuts — but the roots of some of his ideas are queasily familiar<p>Scott Timberg<p>June 23, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>The manifestoes of madmen are not typically reliable places to find insight into contemporary politics or …

Calling Dylann Roof a 'terrorist' doesn't erase the privilege of his race | Yassir Morsi

You can call a white man a terrorist, but will he then be treated to the racial and religious scrutiny normally reserved for Muslims? Of course not<p>White men can stray, be violent, indulge in excesses – even murder – without having us publicly label their race responsible. It is a privilege, …

Evolution study shakes up understanding of when continents connected

6/12/2015 03:30:00 PM<p>A long-standing fact widely accepted among the scientific community has been recently refuted, which now has major implications …

Supercomputers surprisingly link DNA crosses to cancer

Supercomputers have helped scientists find a surprising link between cross-shaped (or cruciform) pieces of DNA and human cancer, according to a study …

NASA Gets Best View Yet of Mysterious Bright Spots on Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has snapped the best-ever images of the dwarf planet Ceres' bright spots, but the strange features still have researchers …

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What's a Ghost Moose? How Ticks Are Killing an Iconic Animal

As New England winters get warmer and shorter, ticks are driving a worrisome decline in a species that's crucial to the region's economy.<p><b>EAST MOXIE TOWNSHIP, Maine—</b>Lee Kantar crouches over a dead moose calf and pulls a clump of hair from its straggly shoulder.<p>A few days earlier, the sickly …

Contemporary Holiday Escape in Portugal: House of Four Houses by PROD

Located in Penafiel, Portugal, <b>House of Four Houses</b> was envisioned by <b>PROD</b> for a small family. Each of the four persons living here is represented by …

Living Rooms

Form follows function at Shanghai's new bioclimatic Natural History Museum

Perkins & Will took a biomimetic approach to the new Shanghai Natural History Museum, a sprawling 479,180 square-foot facility with three unique …

Alien Life on Oily Exoplanets Could Have Ether-based 'DNA'

In the search for life beyond Earth, scientists have justifiably focused on water because all biology as we know it requires this fluid.<p>A wild card, …

Nepal's "Living Goddess" Probably Didn't Cause Its Giant Earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal — When the centuries-old temples and monuments started crumbling one by one in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square three weeks ago, there was one that stood unscathed: an 18th-century temple that is home to Kumari, Nepal’s living goddess.<p>“There is not a single crack or damage in the house,” …

Kathmandu

What People Around the World Dream About

An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik<p>The first thing I learned is: Everybody flies.<p>Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires.”<p>“I think when I …