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Astronauts Answer All of Your Questions About Bodily Function in Space

It’s a new era for space travel. And if there’s one thing that sets it apart from the previous one, it is the spirit of collaboration that exists …

Astronaut snaps unreal sunset spacecraft photo

The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on a routine resupply mission on Saturday, but a spectacular image of its approach is anything but ordinary. The photo shows Cygnus floating like a giant bee above a wash of dark blue with pinkish-orange streaks created by …

What should you do in case of nuclear attack? 'Don't run. Get inside'

The threats seem to come almost daily now out of North Korea — ballistic missile firings, preparations to test a nuclear bomb and routine bravado. In April, state-owned media in the rogue nation vowed a “super mighty preemptive strike,” one that will reduce the U.S. to “ashes.”<p>On Saturday, …

Chinese and European space agencies in talks to build a moon base

A ‘lunar base’ is a phrase previously used mostly by Bond villains, but the Chinese and European space agencies are discussing creating exactly that in a new collaborative effort. The discussions were confirmed by the ESA’s Pal Hvistendahl, speaking to Bloomberg on Wednesday, and involve working …

Moon

The Failed Experiment That Changed The World

In science, we don’t simply perform experiments willy-nilly. We don’t put things together at random and ask, “what happens if I do this?” We examine the phenomena that exist, the predictions our theories make, and look for ways to test them in ever-greater detail. Sometimes, they give extraordinary …

Now anyone can use Google Duo for audio calling

Google's simple video calling app Duo just got a little more advanced. Google announced that it will bring audio-only calling to Duo users worldwide, after first introducing the feature in Brazil in March.<p>Duo is Google's take on Apple's FaceTime, with some important differences. First, while …

Scientists Can Now Store Information on Single Atoms

Coral reefs might be in more trouble than we thought

A giant die-off suggests our predictions are overly-optimistic<p>Warning: coral reefs might be a lot more sensitive to global warming than originally predicted.<p>As a result of moderate ocean warming amplified by local weather conditions, forty percent of corals in a remote circular reef in the South …

Global Warming

This telescope can see a car on the Moon — here’s what it could find in space

In 2016, the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope achieved "first light" on its new optics system, shooting four lasers into the sky for the first time. Their next telescope can do even more, and has an even more impressive name: the "European Extremely Large Telescope."<p><b>Follow Tech</b> …

Telescopes

This New Phenomenon Squeezes Electrons to Speeds Physicists Didn't Even Know Were Possible

Now entering 'superballistic' mode.<p>Imagine you've got 50 people all trying to squeeze through the same doorway at the same time. That stress-filled …

America's Next Great Space Engine Is Here

Blue Origin builds it, and Boeing and Lockheed Martin will buy it.<p>Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space start-up aims to have a new rocket engine ready for …

Gravity probe exceeds performance goals

<b>The long-planned LISA space mission to detect gravitational waves looks as though it will be green lit shortly.</b><p>Scientists working on a demonstration of its key measurement technologies say they have just beaten the sensitivity performance that will be required.<p>The European Space Agency (Esa), which …

Demonstration

Two animals from totally different species found having sex by scientists

Scientists may have caught two animals from completely different species having consensual sex for the first time.<p>A new paper, titled ‘Interspecies …

Proposed sanctuary off New England would protect coral and marine species — and anger fishermen

A plan that would designate a unique undersea area 150 miles off the New England coast as the nation's first Atlantic marine national monument has been met with immediate opposition from commercial fishermen.<p>Connecticut's congressional delegation and environmental and educational groups want …

Report: Israel and Palestine's Actions Could Derail Two-State Solution

The possibility of a two state solution will become “increasingly remote,” if both Israel and Palestine continue on their current course according to a report released Friday by “Quartet” member nations focused on the peace process.<p>The report points specifically to the Israeli policy of settlement …

German automakers who once laughed off Elon Musk are now starting to worry

It wasn't long ago when the German car industry was still laughing out loud about Elon Musk and his Tesla Motors electric car company.<p>The proud makers of the world's top-selling luxury brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche could not fathom how a small-time, loss-making upstart from …

Automotive Industry

Billions of Cicadas Are About to Invade the East Coast

They heard '90s nostalgia is so hot right now.<p>For a certain brood of cicadas, mating season is just around the corner—and that means the summer months are about to get very loud for many states. Fox News reports that 17-year cicadas are about to emerge in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, …

Shanghai Citizens May Soon Have Their Credit Scores Lowered for Not Visiting Their Parents

For citizens of Shanghai, not visiting their elderly parents will soon have a somewhat strange consequence — a lowering of their personal credit …

Experts Say There’s a Herpes-Alzheimer's Link

Dementia experts are warning that Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by herpes and other viruses.<p>A team of 31 scientists and clinicians wrote an …

The ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ just lost his job

By Yanan Wang<p>, Reporter<p>Nine years ago, Dos Equis was an all but unknown brand. Then the Heineken-owned Mexican beer launched a suave, self-assured campaign with a spokesman possessing those qualities and more.<p>In 2007, Dos Equis introduced us to the “Most Interesting Man in the World.”<p>The persona …

What's wrong with the American diet? More than half our calories come from 'ultra-processed' foods

Researchers who have analyzed America's eating habits say they can sum up what's wrong with our diet in just two words: ultra-processed foods.<p>These foods -- a group that includes frozen pizzas, breakfast cereals and soda -- make up 58% of all calories Americans consume in a typical day. Not only …

Nutrition

Why did the clocks change this weekend? What is Daylight Savings Time and why do we still use it?

<b>The clocks went back this weekend, giving us all a blissful extra hour in bed. From Sandringham Time to why we even have Daylight Saving Time in the first place, here's everything you need to know about the autumn time change.</b><p>When did the clocks go back?<p>This morning at 2am, the UK reverted to …

Disgusting Florida Restaurant Gives Health Inspector the Boot

Plenty of restaurant kitchens are so gross that they're forced to shut down, but one Florida eatery is fighting back against the state's health department. After several violations — live maggots, rodent feces, and more (shudder) — were discovered on multiple visits, the owner of Red Lantern …

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

Diabetes

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