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Space Colonies Will Start Out Like the Wild West, Grow Family-Friendly

As humans explore other worlds, the colonies they develop may change over time. While the first settlements may rely on individuals, as the outposts …

Milky Way galaxy is being pushed across the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is being pushed across the universe by a large unseen force, according to new research. Although it may not seem like a friendly gesture, the newly discovered Dipole Repeller is actually helping our galaxy on its journey across the expanding …

President Obama's Space Legacy: Mars, Private Spaceflight and More

A lot has changed in the fields of spaceflight and exploration since President Barack Obama came to power eight years ago.<p>The moon is no longer an …

The new space race: Private moon launches by Dec. 31

A new race to space is on this year — a private-sector one, among the five finalists in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition.<p>To stay in the race, each …

Space Exploration

10. Rise Of The Dragon Riders

Game of Thrones is limitless. There's no end to the list of potential corpses, nor is there a barrier to any subject. If it's grisly and shocking, …

TV Series

Using pig skin, Harvard team shows that living cells can make lasers

It turns out hog skin is good for more than a crunchy chunk of pork rind. Doped with dye, pig-skin fat cells can also shoot out tiny laser beams, a …

Native American origins: When the DNA points two ways

This week, two teams of scientists released reports detailing the origins of Native American peoples. Both groups looked at ancient and modern DNA to attempt to learn more about the movements of populations from Asia into the New World, and about how groups mixed once they got here. Both discovered …

skunkbear: The past is packed with monsters! Behemoths by the dozen! Let’s meet these fossils! (and their less colossal modern cousins) Earth’s ancient history is full of giant versions of modern animals. Evolutionary forces (competition for resources, changes in climate) pushed these species to become incredibly large. And I’m not just talking about giant dinosaurs - there were huge mammals and marsupials too. A lot of these giants lived in the Pleistocene, an epoch stretching from around 2.5 million to 11,000 years ago. Mysteriously, the extinction of many of these animals coincides with humanity’s arrival as a dominant predator. Watch a video / listen to a poem about these prehistoric monsters. Illustrations by Mary McLain I love me some prehistoric megafauna… We can thank some of these extinct giants for the evolution of the avocado. Don’t believe me? Watch this

The past is packed with monsters! Behemoths by the dozen!<br>Let’s meet these fossils! (and their less colossal modern cousins)<p>Earth’s ancient history is …

Here's the disturbing psychology of how doctors get through their day

Attending Surgeon: "Intern, what's the story on this patient?"<p>Resident Intern (replies sheepishly): "This patient is a 51-year-old with a left breast lump, and 17 out of 20 lymph nodes positive for cancer, returning to the operating room."<p>Attending Surgeon (in a very matter-of-fact tone): "Oh, …

6 Surprising Heart Disease Signs You Need To Know

Before a heart attack happens, get to know the subtle signs that indicate an increased risk of heart disease.<p><b>SPECIAL FROM</b><p>Did you know that 400,000 Americans still die every year of heart disease? “We are improving but it is still a common problem,” says Gerald Fletcher, M.D., American Heart …

People power: the volunteers behind dementia research

<i>New figures from the National Institute of Health and Development released today shine a light on dementia research and the growing number of</i> …

‘Vapers’ face heightened cancer risk, experts say | Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Experts on cancer are of the opinion that the habit of smoking liquid nicotine or electronic cigarette may lead to deadly …

The Joker's on Us

The DC Universe has been busy of late, what with finishing next year’s “Dawn of Justice: Batman vs. Superman,” the first live-action film to feature …

Why We're All Glued to Empire: Behind the Scenes of TV's Runaway Hit

<i>The stars of TV’s hottest hip-hop drama, its creator Lee Daniels, and the musician The Weeknd step out in sensational style.</i><p>For those of us who lived through that time in the mid-nineties when hip-hop was still dangerously real enough to get you killed at a <i>Vibe</i>-magazine party (Biggie Smalls) or at …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Upcoming DC Movies

• 56%<p>PG-13<br>• 148 min<br>• Action<p>June 14th, 2013<p>A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to …

Justice League

Strong PS4 and Xbox One sales up 50% versus PS3 and Xbox 360 - NPD report

Sony's PlayStation 4 was once again the best-selling console in the US in July 2015, according to the latest data from The NPD Group. Microsoft and …

5. Doctor Octopus Tries To Kill Peter Parker (Despite Needing Him For Information) - Spider-Man 2

In Spider-Man 2, the evil villain - that is, Doctor Octopus - sets out to find and kill Spider-Man, who he blames for the accidental death of his …

Hero Blend #70: The State Of The Comic Book Movie 2015

With the release of Josh Trank’s <i>Fantastic Four</i> in theaters, the comic book movie season for 2015 has officially come to a close. It’s been a very …

'Haunted' hospital off limits to ‘ghost hunters’

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza has said youngsters and ' ghost hunters' are prohibited from entering the …

The new Predator movie's 'fresh perspective' will reinvent the franchise

It’s been a little while since we heard anything new about Shane Black’s forthcoming <i>Predator</i> movie, but according to producer John Davis, it’s still …