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Interactive Infographic: The Search For Other Earths

Here are all the planets outside our solar system.<p>Astronomers announced they had discovered planets around other stars—the first so-called extrasolar planets—in 1992. Other discoveries came a few years later, one by one at first and then in a steady stream by the mid-2000s. The Kepler mission …

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Shadow Seen! Groundhog Predicts 6 More Weeks Of Cold

Punxsutawney Phil, the "prognosticator of prognosticators" saw his shadow after being roused from hibernation just long enough to make his annual prediction.<p>That means ... six more weeks of winter.<p>The famous groundhog's handler, Bill Deely, made the pronouncement atop Gobbler's Knob in …

Ask Anything: What Does Water Taste Like?

H2-oh-so-tasty<p>For thousands of years, philosophers claimed that water had no flavor. It’s the baseline for the sense of taste, they said—a starting point and null condition. What water is to tongues, darkness is to eyes and silence is to ears. “The natural substance water per se tends to be …

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Nasa orders urgent spacewalks to fix International Space Station problem

Nasa has ordered a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station.<p>Station managers decided on Tuesday to send two American astronauts out as soon as possible to replace a pump that contains a faulty valve. It's a big job that will require at least two or …

The Agony of Motion Sickness

New Research Affirms That Milky Way Has Four Spiral Arms

Our Milky Way galaxy has four arms instead of two, according to just published results of a 12-year study by scientists in the U.K.<p>The findings, published in the <i>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</i>, affirm what astronomers surmised in the 1950s but began to doubt in 2008 after seeing …

NASA to fix ISS coolant system with Christmas spacewalks

Last week, one of the International Space Station's two coolant loops shut down, forcing the six astronauts on board to turn off all nonessential equipment. Now NASA has ordered a series of three spacewalks to repair the broken line. Two American astronauts — Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins — …

Heating Water To 600 Degrees Celsius In One Trillionth Of A Second

A new trick of science could trigger some interesting chemical reactions.<p>It may only work on tiny amounts of water, but it should be the fastest transfer of energy to water on Earth. Scientists have figured out how to heat about one billionth of a liter of water 600 degrees Celsius in one …

Chemistry

Strobe Glasses Give Hockey Players A Performance Boost

One way to improve play? Make training harder.<p>If you're training for a marathon, you might consider hooking on some ankle weights to provide push-back, making the training more difficult but getting you up to speed faster. Makes sense. One thing that makes less sense but still weirdly works? …

Can A Human Fall In Love With A Computer?

Short answer: love conquers all.<p>The film <i>Her</i>, which opens across the country this month, tells a love story between a man and some software. It may seem far-fetched, but researchers say it’s plausible. If so inclined, they could stitch together existing systems into one irresistible romance …

$19 million might produce the first ever image of a black hole

Astrophysicists think there's a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. It's supposed to be four million times more massive than our Sun, but despite its stupendous size, we've never been able to see it. That might soon change. The European Research Council has given 14 …

Carlo Ancelotti: Real Madrid not expecting to sign Gareth Bale from ‘touchy’ Spurs this summer

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says he is not expecting the club to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham this summer.<p>Madrid have been chasing Bale …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a concise, solid grounding in neuroscience… remarkably lucid… balanced and entertaining".) When I …

When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them.<p>So here's a question that may seem too simple: Why?<p>If you ask a psychologist, he or she may tell you …

Newly Discovered Pink Exoplanet on the Lighter Side

Researchers imaged this planet around a sun-like star, but its origins remain a mystery.<p><b>There is a pink exoplanet circling a star very much like our own, 57 light-years away from Earth. But its origins are a mystery.</b><p>In a new study announcing the magenta gas giant, researchers were able to directly …

TED Radio Hour: The Hackers

What if there were a way to hack into your brain and make your life better? Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano is doing just that. He told TED Radio Hour host Guy Raz how.<p>Transcript<p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:<p>Time now for an idea worth spreading from the TED Radio Hour. What if there were a way to hack into your …