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Congressman Divulges Unreleased Study to Win Support for Life-Hunting Mission to Jupiter's Moon Europa

A mission that would sample plumes of gas shooting off of Jovian moon Europa appears to remain on track for a 2022 launch, after a meeting of the …

12 Photographs Mainstream Archaeology Does Not Want You to See

Conventional archaeology propagates the notion that the further we look back into history, the more archaic the civilizations we see and the more …

Archaeology

Houston Anthropologist Claims Irrefutable Proof That Recorded History is Wrong

Evidence Found Across the Globe of Highly Evolved Human Species from before the Ice Age, Demand Scientific Recognition of our Past that Depicts …

London's Lost Castles and Fortifications - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

When we place the words “castle” and “London” in the same context, we generally think of the Tower of London as the only fortress in defence of the …

Why a rumor about the discovery of something Einstein predicted 100 years ago is going viral

Right now, the rumor is just that. The scientists to which the rumor refers work at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and told Business Insider that there is no basis for such a claim, yet.<p>"We are still taking data, and we won't finish analyzing and reviewing results …

This Battery Won’t Make Cars or ‘Hoverboards’ Catch Fire

For all those consumers with battery-powered devices, Stanford may have good news: a battery using spiky nanoparticles that doesn't ignite and keeps going.<p>They’re supposed to be fun, but self-balancing scooters—often called “hoverboards”—have caught fire while people were riding them. They’ve been …

Clean Energy

There's Something Very Strange Lurking In The Space Between Galaxies

In the starless void of intergalactic space, there are clouds of cosmic gas as old as the Milky Way. They produce no visible light, and they barely …

The Surprisingly Old Physics Of Wireless Charging

My smartphone–the one I amazingly didn’t lose off the roof of my car– was getting on in years, so last week, I picked up a new one, pictured above. It’s a Droid Turbo, and among the various gadgets I got with it is a wireless charger. While this is distinctly less efficient than plugging it into a …

Physics

SpaceX Will Attempt to Land a Rocket on a Drone Ship This Week

One month after making history, SpaceX aims for a repeat.<p>Just one month after making history with its successful touchdown of an orbit-capable first …

Scientists Create World's Most Expensive Material, Valued at $145 Million Per Gram

They just sold the equivalent of one-third the weight of a human hair for $32,000.<p>If your life’s ambition is to become very, very rich, consider …

Iceman’s Gut Holds Clues to Humans’ Spread into Europe

The frozen mummy may have died with a wicked stomach ache from H. pylori bacteria, which also help date a migration wave from Africa.<p>A new DNA analysis of the stomach contents of Ötzi, the famous 5,300-year-old ice mummy known as the Iceman, has found that his gut contains a strain of infectious …

Anthropology

Black hole near Earth 'burps' gas

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have long been known for "destroying" matter, with scientists usually referring to them as "eating" gas and stars. This reputation may be about to change.<p>Astronomers noticed two gigantic waves of gas being "burped" by the massive black hole at the center of NGC 5195, a small …

10 amazing ancient forests around the world

Getting back to nature can be like going back in time, especially if you wander through one of these woodlands—all amongst the oldest on Earth.<p>Some are old growth, meaning they haven't been molested much by people, while others are forests that have been regenerating on the same land for time …

What We Learned About Alzheimer’s in 2015

Alzheimer’s continues to be one of the deadliest, costliest, and most complicated diseases—but science might be getting closer to finding its</i> …

Best space photographs of 2015

Astronomy

Exoplanets renamed after scientists, gods and the undead

Arion, Taphao Kaew, Poltergeist and Tadmor are just some of the new official names given to distant planets and their alien suns by the International …

Congress wants to give NASA $19.3 billion next year, even more than Obama asked for

That's also $1.27 billion more than the agency received last year<p>NASA, the perennially underfunded space agency, woke up to a nice surprise this morning: Congress wants to give the agency more money than it asked for. Republican leaders in Congress released a massive budget proposal for the 2016 …

This Flying Car Just Got Approval to Move Into Test Mode

The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized flying car company Terrafugia to start testing out prototypes of a flying car that could some day …

NASA satellite images: Which are the most polluted countries in the world?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and Europe are among the world's largest emitters of nitrogen dioxide -- but both have also shown the most dramatic reductions in these emissions between 2005 and 2014, according to new global NASA satellite maps.<p>Nitrogen dioxide is a yellow-brown gas that is a common …

Pollution

Kremlin launches manhunt for Siberian slaughterer dubbed 'Russia's Jihadi John'

Interpol notice put out for Anatoly Zemlyanka after he appears in grisly beheading video<p>The Kremlin has issued a global "wanted" notice for a man dubbed Russia's "Jihadi John" after his appearance in a grisly Syrian beheading video.<p>Anatoly Zemlyanka, from the remote city of Noyabrsk in Siberia, …

Russia

Can Hobby Lobby Buy the Bible?

In just the past six years, the evangelical owners of Hobby Lobby have amassed one of the world’s largest private collections of biblical antiquities. Why?<p>In November 2017, the Museum of the Bible will open in Washington, D.C., two blocks from the National Mall. Like many of the city’s other …

What is the purpose of the Universe? Here is one possible answer.

The more we learn about the universe, the more we discover just how diverse all its planets, stars, nebulae and unexplained chunks of matter really …

Dark Matter

NASA Is Now Accepting Applications For New Astronauts

Start filling out those forms<p>If you've ever dreamed of being an astronaut, today's the day! NASA just posted the coolest job listing ever, and anyone with the right qualifications can apply to be an Astronaut Candidate. Awesome.<p>Those qualifications are pretty strict. In order to apply, you have …

This AI can draw alphabet characters as well as a human can

Today's most sophisticated AI systems rely on learning from tens to hundreds of examples, whereas humans can learn from a few or even one.<p>Not only that, but humans have a richer understanding of concepts, which we use for imagination, explanation, and acting.<p>But now, a team of researchers has …

Surviving Winter in the Middle Ages

In 2013, a medieval reenactment group set out to see what it would be like to survive a Russian winter in the Middle Ages. They selected one of their …

NASA shows off their humanoid robot that they want to send to Mars

NASA released new footage of the humanoid robot they want to send to Mars.<p>The robot, named Valkyrie, is being tested for its ability to handle the red planet's rocky terrain and hope it can also assist future astronauts with lifting heavy objects.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Lamar Salter. Original reporting by</i> …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

NASA knows how to build the Death Star, but a real life BB-8 is physically impossible

NASA has figured out how it would be possible to construct the planet-evaporating Death Star and fan-favourite droid R2-D2 from Star Wars, but they …

Elon Musk, Amazon Create Artificial Intelligence Research Center

Several technology giants have banded together to invest $1 billion to research artificial intelligence, an increasingly important technology used in …

Reaching for the Stars

Space Science News home<p>Reaching for the stars<p>Scientists examine using antimatter and fusion to propel future spacecraft<p><b>April 12, 1999</b>: …