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Vivid new images and flyby videos of Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is currently orbiting around Jupiter and taking some of the best photos and scientific measurements we’ve seen of the solar …

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

There's a $56 trillion market that could be the biggest in the history of commerce

In a round-up of some of its strongest long-term investing themes, Bank of America Merrill Lynch highlighted one such opportunity for businesses and economic growth: the explosion of the global middle class.<p>"In a world starved for growth, we believe that the answer lies in uplifting the 4.5 billion …


How Solar Energy Is Changing the World Using New Technologies

Credit<p>One of the recent technology trends making waves on the globe right now is the significant use of solar energy systems to generate clean, non-polluting electricity and to also curb other issues that directly affect the environment. Due to different global warming concerns that are depleting …

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece <i>Dr. Strangelove</i> in which Jack D. Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview—and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only …

There will be bedlam: The global energy crisis is only just beginning

Leading oil producers are selling their wares in a market that’s suddenly saturated. Can the world economy survive?<p>Three and a half years ago, the International Energy Agency (IEA) triggered headlines around the world by predicting that the United States would overtake Saudi Arabia to become the …

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?

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Astronaut Scott Kelly Witnesses ‘Rare Thundersnow’ from Space

You can't hear thunder in space but that didn't dampen Scott Kelly's excitement at witnessing the massive storm hovering over the East Coast of the United States from his perch on the International Space Station.<p>"Rare #thundersnow visible from @Space_Station," he tweeted.<p>Thundersnow is just what it …


Are the aliens extinct?

Australian astrobiologists say an early Armageddon on most distant worlds makes advanced lifeforms unlikely. If true, our Milky Way galaxy is a …

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