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How Do Galaxies Actually Form?

It's a bit of a mystery, but here's what we know.<p>Galaxies. We look at them in the sky, we live in one, but where did they all come from? How did they get here?<p>This video from MinutePhysics gives an overview of everything we know about how galaxies form:<p>[youtube …

Astrophysics

Stars in distant galaxies found to have a pulse

One of the telltale signs of a dying star is its tendency to pulsate.<p>This behavior has been seen in our own Milky Way but it has been difficult to document in distant galaxies. Now, a team of researchers from Harvard and Yale have for the first time shown that stars that are located tens of …

Astrophysics

Scientists have discovered a cell that does something they thought was impossible

Known as the "power house" of the cell, these little subunits within the cell provide the organisms with energy and were thus thought to be essential.<p>But it now seems that actually they might not be that essential, as researchers describe the first eukaryote known that lacks mitochondria.<p>Other …

Biology

Trump slams Romney ahead of Salt Lake City speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump lambasted Mitt Romney on social media Thursday morning ahead of the 2012 GOP presidential nominee's highly anticipated speech on the state of the 2016 presidential race.<p>Trump kicked off the social media tirade late Wednesday night, posting a Facebook video accusing the former …

Mitt Romney

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Iowa caucuses: Ted Cruz wins; Clinton declares victory

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton declared victory early Tuesday morning in a razor-thin contest against Bernie Sanders in Iowa. But Democratic party officials have not yet declared a winner.<p>"Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Caucus," the Clinton campaign said. "After thorough reporting -- and analysis -- of …

Government

Who won the ratings race: Fox News or Donald Trump?

Donald Trump's counter-programming stunt succeeded in stealing viewers from Fox News' Republican presidential debate.<p>Thursday night marked the second lowest rated GOP debate of the season. And Trump was the most-talked-about candidate without even being there.<p>Trump, who had refused to attend the …

Donald Trump

Apple boss Tim Cook clashes with US government over encryption

White House tech summit reportedly saw Apple’s CEO call for a ‘no backdoors’ policy when it comes to communications encryption<p>Apple chief executive Tim Cook has challenged the US government to adopt a policy of “no backdoors” in its approach to the encryption technology used by his company and …

Privacy

We went to a cat café and it was way more than just petting cats and drinking coffee

Cat cafés have been popping up all over the world, from Tokyo to Paris to New York City.<p>The concept originally started in Asia, where many apartments don't allow pets. Cat cafés presented those people with the opportunity to enjoy some quality time with cats that they otherwise wouldn't have had on …

Pets

Experts scramble to defend and denounce US dietary guidelines on eggs

The US government has removed suggested caps on cholesterol consumption in a victory for an egg industry keen to dissociate its product from heart disease<p>The egg lobby won a major victory this month, though it was a quiet one. Nearly 30 years after the supreme court ruled that egg producers could …

Plans for underwater 'oceanscraper' revealed - CNN Style

Written by Tom Jenkins, CNN<p>Sebastian the Jamaican red crab may have preached the virtues of living "Under the Sea" in Disney's "The Little Mermaid," but so far humans have failed to come round to the crustacean's way of thinking.<p>Indeed, the future of human habitation, whether through choice or …

CNN

Landmark Study Identifies Key Brain Difference In Autism

Scientists linked differences in neurotransmitter activity to hypersensitivity in individuals with autism.<p>Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have identified, for the first time, a link between the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and symptoms of autism -- a finding that may pave the way for …

Viewers' Guide: Spotlight on Trump, Cruz at GOP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nine leading Republican candidates for president are meeting for their first debate in more than a month in the shadow of terrorist attacks that refocused the race on keeping the country safe.<p>Donald Trump remains the front-runner just seven weeks before the first votes are …

Republicans

North Korea digging new nuclear-test tunnel, satellite photos show

Images dating from October and early November show addition of fourth tunnel at test site Punggye-ri, say US researchers<p>Satellite photographs from October and early November indicate North Korea is digging a new tunnel for nuclear testing, a US research institute said on Wednesday.<p>A report on 38 …

Where's This Painting? 30 Years After Its Theft, Nobody Knows

Thirty years ago, one of the most valuable paintings of the 20th century vanished. It wasn't an accident and it wasn't some elaborate movie heist. It was a simple theft — and it's still a mystery.<p>It was the day after Thanksgiving in 1985. Staff at the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson …

Artists

Fear of violence palpable on both sides of Israel-Palestine divide

Stabbing attacks against Jewish Israelis have tapered off the past two days, but buses in West Jerusalem remain half empty, sidewalks are nearly deserted and the only crowds are outside stores selling pepper spray.<p>Fear in Israel has been palpable this month as seven Jewish Israelis have been killed …

Video Shows Passengers Boo as Woman Booted From American Airlines Flight

An Oregon woman says she was booted from an American Airlines flight for no good reason as other passengers hollered and booed.<p>The moment was captured on cellphone video on Sunday. The footage shows Tiana Fough, 27, sobbing and pleading with a flight attendant to let her stay on a …

American Airlines

Don't Play These Gas Price Games on Your Next Road Trip

Rick Hudnett recently pulled into a Chevron station near his home in Orlando. He wishes he hadn't.<p>The $2.41 price per gallon was a few cents lower than average, so he assumed he had found a bargain. And he did, except for one teensy detail. When he swiped his credit card, Hudnett saw that the rate …

Ancient finds, modern laws: U.S. investigates doctor over 30,000 artifacts

In one photograph, Dr. Jonathan Bourne crouches over an ancient wooden bow sticking out of a melting glacier in the High Sierra. In another picture, he is digging the bow out of the ice with a rock.<p>The photos of Bourne, an anesthesiologist at Mammoth Hospital, appeared on a hiking-club website — …

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