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Archaeologists think they’ve proven Santa was real, and they have his bones

Santa season is here, and on December 25th many young children will be tearing open gifts they believe were dropped off by an incredibly efficient …

On Yom Kippur, remembering Mosul's rich and diverse past

On Yom Kippur each year, as Jews around the world pray for atonement, the biblical Book of Jonah is read in its entirety.<p>Jews recall the story of how …

Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz shot dead by police

<b>University police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, sparking an inquiry.</b><p>Police encountered Scout Schultz, 21, outside a campus dormitory in Atlanta after a call about "a person with a knife and a gun" late on Saturday.<p>Video shows Schultz refusing to obey …

Law Enforcement

If You Buy Just One Tech Stock, Make It This Apple Supplier, Jim Cramer Says

Jim Cramer says that if you're going to buy just one tech stock, make it components maker Broadcom (AVGO) -- a key supplier to the latest iPhones …

Investing

NASA's Hubble spots "pitch black" planet lurking beyond our solar system

WASP-12b orbits a Sun-like star 1,400 light-years from Earth and is "black as fresh asphalt"<p>NASA's Hubble telescope has discovered an exoplanet that …

Where to buy your eclipse glasses before the total solar eclipse on August 21

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

The hell of Apollo 1: Pure oxygen, a single spark, and death in 17 seconds | Ars Technica

"I heard them scream get me out of here. And then there was dead silence on the pad."<p>On a gray January afternoon in Houston, Walt Cunningham leaned …

Space Exploration

Something mysterious is killing 11,000 nearby galaxies

New research published January 17, 2017 by a global team of researchers focused on 11,000 relatively nearby galaxies and asked why their gas — their lifeblood for the formation of new stars — is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale. The answer, according to these scientists, relates …

Universe

Scientists use mathematical calculations to PROVE the existence of God

Two computer scientists say they proved that there is a holy supreme force after confirming the equations.<p>In 1978, mathematician Kurt Gödel died and …

Organisms created with synthetic DNA pave way for entirely new life forms

E coli microbes have been modified to carry an expanded genetic code which researchers say will ultimately allow them to be programmed<p>From the moment life gained a foothold on Earth its story has been written in a DNA code of four letters. With G, T, C and A - the molecules that pair up in the DNA …

Genetics