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Chasing The Mystery Of Spacetime's Local 'Bulk Flow'

For decades, the root cause of our Milky Way galaxy’s “bulk flow” in the direction of the Centaurus and Hydra constellations has retained an air of mystery. Our own star’s motion through the Milky Way is relatively well understood. But a full understanding of the exact forces driving our Local …

Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

Scientists studying the difference between human and chimpanzee DNA have found one stretch of human DNA that can make the brains of mice grow significantly bigger.<p>"It's likely to be one of many DNA regions that's critical for controlling how the human brain develops," says Debra Silver, a …

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

Oil’s plunge below $50 raises new fear in oil patch

North American crude prices plunged deeper Monday, diving below $50 (U.S.) a barrel for the first time since early 2009 and raising new fears about mounting losses in Canada's battered oil industry.<p>The months-long rout in the oil market shows no signs of easing. While producers in Canada, the …

Newton-John says John Travolta a no-show in Vegas

Olivia Newton-John’s Vegas show "Summer Nights" is an official hit. The "Grease" star is announcing she’s extending her show into 2015.<p>“I’m really excited,” Newton-John said. “I really enjoyed being here and doing the shows and sleeping in the same bed every night in this beautiful place, all of my …

Actor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile in interview

NEW YORK (AP) — Former "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins declares he's not a pedophile, and insists he has molested a minor on just one occasion and …

'Sons Of Guns' Star Will Hayden Indicted On Multiple Rape Charges

The former star of Discovery Channel's "Sons of Guns," Will Hayden, was indicted on multiple rape charges Wednesday in Louisiana.<p>An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Hayden, 49, on three counts of rape involving two females, the Times-Picayune reported. The charges against him include two …

McDonald's Set To Phase Out Some Of Your Favorite Items. Wean Yourselves Now.

New Years' resolutions might've just gotten a little easier now that McDonald's has announced it will start phasing out eight menu items at an undisclosed time.<p>Besides holding the distinct honor of being "America's Least Favorite Fast-Food Chain," the company has faced setbacks with menus far too …

U.S. airstrikes kill 3 top ISIS leaders

U.S. airstrikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official tells CNN.<p>Haji Mutazz was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's deputy in Iraq; Abd al Basit was his military emir in Iraq; and Radwan Talib was his Mosul emir. Their deaths resulted from multiple strikes …

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Mysterious Methane Bursts Detected on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has detected bursts of methane on the Red Planet and scientists are suggesting two possibilities - subterranean water …

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SpaceX to attempt rocket landing at sea | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Space Exploration Technologies will attempt to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a sea platform following launch on Friday, company officials said, a vital step to prove its precision landing capabilities needed before it can gain a ground landing license.<p>A Falcon 9 …

Lunar Mission Kickstarter Campaign Meets Its Funding Target

The people have spoken – and they want to drill into the moon<p><i>Lunar Mission One</i>, the team of U.K.-based scientists and engineers hoping to send a robotic probe to drill into the moon, just reached a major milestone in funding. Today, the project’s Kickstarter campaign reached its target goal of …

Why Finding Nemo could be more traumatic for kids than Pulp Fiction

Children’s animated films are hotbeds or murder and mayhem, researchers at University College London have found<p>Children’s films are rife with murder and mayhem and can contain more violence than gory gangster shoot-em-ups like Pulp Fiction, researchers have found.<p>Although cartoons like Finding …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

14 Incredible Meals You Need to Try Before the End of the Year

From fish to French toast, these were our favorite foods of 2014. Eat up if you missed out

Angelina Jolie Hires Cyber Security to Protect Her Kids Online

Her kids have shown that they are more than up to the task of stepping in for her on the red carpet, but like most parents, Angelina Jolie says she’s …

Is there life on Mars? We are tantalisingly close to being able to say: ‘Yes’

Unusual clusters of methane on the Mars could be being produced by biological organisms, Nasa say<p>Since William Herschel spotted polar ice caps on Mars in the mid-17th century, astronomers have speculated that life could exist on a planet which seemed so similar to Earth.<p>But when probes began to …