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North Korea test-fires two missiles, both fail: U.S.

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired what appeared to be two intermediate range ballistic missiles on Thursday, but both failed, the U.S. military said, in a setback for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of next week’s ruling party congress.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) …

NASA scientist isn't impressed with the new 'Star Wars' droid BB-8

In a video for Wired, Kennedy compares the three droids to NASA's robotics.<p>Kennedy says the physics behind BB-8 make it a flawed robot. While it's easier for it to travel on flat land, it would be "extremely difficult" for it to roll up and over something, inhibiting its movement.<p>As for R2-D2, …

5 Cooking Tips That Could Help Prolong Your Life

Most people know that roasting, broiling, baking and grilling are preferred cooking methods when it comes to cutting calories to achieve weight loss. However, especially when it comes to cooking meats, these high-temperature dry-heat methods may be causing more harm than good.<p>Most people know that …

Weight Loss

Japan probe orbits Venus as NASA sends back images of Kuiper Belt object

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA has given us a glimpse of one of the most distant visible objects in the solar system as Japan's space agency prepares for a close orbit of one of our nearest neighbors.<p>Japan's Akatsuki probe -- the name means "dawn" in Japanese -- was originally launched in May 2010 but missed its …

Solar System

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

‘The Club’ (Feb 5)<p>A Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film (and almost assuredly an Oscar nominee for that category as well), this tense drama …

Science in Short: Vascular Echo – A Lab Aloft (International Space Station Research)

Anyone over 40 who is interested in their heart health can relate to a study that began on the International Space Station last week. As we get …

Space

Tim Peake Spacewalk Begins Aboard ISS As ESA Astronaut Becomes First Official Brit To Fly In Space

Tim Peake has become the first official British astronaut to perform a spacewalk as he took his first steps out into open space. The ESA astronaut …

Radio Telescope Sculpture Turns Movement into Light and Sound

Looking like futuristic alien technology FIELD's 'Spectra-3' turns movement into a stunning audiovisual spectacle.<p><i>Photo: James Medcraft</i><p>Lumiere London 2016 is in full swing, bringing with it various light installations to enhance the city's most famous locations. 30 artworks will be aglow this …

China aims to make first landing on dark side of moon

State media reports Chinese mission to survey previously unexplored far hemisphere in 2018<p>China will launch a mission to land on the dark side of the moon in two years’ time, state media has reported, in what will be a first for humanity.<p>The moon’s far hemisphere is never directly visible from …

David Bowie Is Getting His Own Constellation

The stars look very different today: David Bowie — starman, rock star, man who fell to earth — will have his own constellation, a seven-star cluster …

Ski Patrols Seek to Unionize U.S. Slopes as Wealth Gap Grows

The snowiest peaks in the U.S. are the latest site of pitched union battles, a result of the growing corporatization of the $11 billion ski industry …

The two most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics

A deeply disturbing and controversial line of thinking has emerged within the physics community.<p>It's the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit …

FBI Aware of Terror Threat Claim at WWE Survivors Series Event in Atlanta

U.S. news<p>The FBI said Saturday that it's aware of a terror threat made against a WWE event in Atlanta on Sunday — but with no "credible information," organizers want the show to go on.<p>"While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific or credible information of an attack at this time," …

Survivor Series

Pastor Believes We’re Living in the ‘Last Days.’ And What He’s About to Do Could Make History.

Pastor Greg Laurie has toured the nation and world with his popular Harvest Crusades events — gatherings held over the past 25 years during which he has collectively shared the Christian gospel with millions and led hundreds of thousands to accept Jesus.<p>Known for Laurie’s compelling messages, the …

Things That Happen When You Become A Vegetarian

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Quantum computing breakthrough: Engineers manage to write quantum code to silicon chip

Engineers have been able to successfully write the quantum version of a computer code to a silicon chip for the very first time – a breakthrough that …

John Malkovich and Robert Rodriguez made a film that won’t be released until 2115

Plenty of films set their release dates years in advance. Marvel has its release slate mapped out through 2019, and Pixar has movies scheduled for …

Watch a Bunch of Hilarious Kids Tell Jimmy Kimmel What They're Thankful For

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A Dead Galaxy at the Edge of the Milky Way Is a Dark Matter Bonanza

Triangulum II might have the highest dark matter ratio of any known galaxy.<p>Astronomers at Caltech may have stumbled up the highest dark matter concentration in any known galaxy—and it happens to be just next door.<p>At first glance, there isn't all that much to Triangulum II. With around 1,000 stars …

The US House of Representatives just voted to fence out Syrian refugees

The US House of Representatives, in a 289-137 vote, passed a measure that would make it even harder for refugees from Syria and Iraq to enter the United States.<p>The bill, pushed through today (Nov. 19) by Republican leadership, would only allow refugees from those countries to come in after personal …

Stellar Graveyard Reveals Clues About Milky Way's Ancient Birth

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has peered far back in time, detecting clues about how the Milky Way galaxy came together, shortly after the universe's …

Universe

Stars in distant galaxies found to have a pulse

One of the telltale signs of a dying star is its tendency to pulsate.<p>This behavior has been seen in our own Milky Way but it has been difficult to document in distant galaxies. Now, a team of researchers from Harvard and Yale have for the first time shown that stars that are located tens of …

A Fossil Tropical Forest Is Helping Solve an Ancient Climate Mystery

A team of scientists has unearthed the fossil remnants of a tropical forest on the arctic island of Svalbard, and it could help explain one of the …

Cardiff University

How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …

We're inching toward being able to print a whole human — here's proof

Advancements in 3-D printing - a machine that can layer materials to create three-dimensional objects - have skyrocketed in recent years. But while many associate the technology with pointless, plastic trinkets, researchers and scientists have been hard at work tinkering with the technology to …

Scientists May Have Just Discovered a Parallel Universe Leaking Into Ours

<i>We may have just, for the first time ever, caught a momentous glimpse of a parallel universe bumping against our own.</i><p><i>Scientists say that signals from</i> …

Psychedelic space: Nasa reveals vibrant Pluto and more colourful images of the universe

On 12 November, Nasa released an image (above) to the public which depicted dwarf planet Pluto in an array of vibrant colours. The space agency …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Star Wars: Imperial March sung by toddler caught on baby monitor

As Yoda would say, “the dark side I sense in you.”<p>Jonathan Liu, a writer for GeekDad.com, caught his 2-year-old daughter on a baby monitor singing …

Darth Vader

How the expansion of the universe is affecting galactic speeds

Warp speed galaxies come up when I talk about the expansion of the Universe.<p>Perhaps it's dark energy acceleration, or the earliest inflationary period of the Universe when EVERYTHING expanded faster than the speed of light.<p>Imagine our expanding Universe. It's not an explosion from a specific place, …