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China starts key four-day meeting to set tone for rest of President Xi's tenure

China's most senior Communist Party leaders have gathered in Beijing for a four-day meeting that could set the tone for the rest of President Xi …

29 things dogs should never eat

A recent study found Xylitol, a chemical commonly included in gum and sugar-free peanut butter, was deadlier than chocolate to dogs.<p>It made us wonder: what other common foods are dangerous for our pets?<p>We spoke with two vets, Dr. Richard Goldstein of New York's Animal Medical Center as well as …

Insects

NASA Just Detected High-Energy X-Rays in Space That Don't Come From Any Known Source

Whoa.<p>A NASA-funded study has solved a longstanding mystery over the origin of X-rays that permeate space in our Solar System, but in doing so, it's …

Synchronized virtual reality heartbeat triggers out-of-body experiences

New research demonstrates that triggering an out-of-body experience (OBE) could be as simple as getting a person to watch a video of themselves with …

Time in Different Cultures

<b>Attitudes to time</b> may differ between different <b>cultures</b> in often quite significant ways. For example, being late for an appointment, or taking a long …

The 10 Best Modern World War II Movies

The films made in recent years that continue to illuminate specific corners of one of history's darkest chapters.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is</i> …

Adrien Brody

Bulldogs Are Genetic Monstrosities, DNA Study Finds

Bulldogs are abominations of nature, and it’s definitely our fault.<p>When it comes to dogs, few sights are sadder than a tired bulldog, gasping for precious oxygen. You've probably seen one—its watery eyes drooping under folds of skin, while stubby little legs buckle under the weight of its …

Genetics

Scientists Have Found a Weird, Glowing Purple Blob on The Ocean Floor

Ermmm, hello.<p>Strange as it may seem, not absolutely everybody is hunting for rare Pokémon on their phones right now.<p>While the rest of us are glued to …

Two Faraway Planets May Have Atmospheres That Can Support Life

Hubble Telescope will investigate further<p>Two planets in the constellation of Aquarius may have atmospheres that could support life. After using the Hubble Space Telescope to spy on the planets, astronomers have concluded that these worlds don’t have the inhospitable atmosphere of most gas …

59 Years Ago Today, Five Men Volunteered to Stand Under a Nuclear Explosion

This bizarre and tragic bit of nuclear history happened 59 years ago today.<p>In the 1950s, fear of nuclear-armed Soviet bombers led to the creation of the Genie rocket. Fired from an American or Canadian fighter jet, the Genie had no guidance system. It merely had to be aimed at a Soviet bomber and …

North Korea

The pilots who make it rain

A rare group of pilots fly missions into storm clouds, encouraging the rain to fall with formidable flying skills and simple chemistry. Tao Tao Holmes reports.<p>When a cloud-seeding pilot flies inside a storm, it is not a matter of flying from point A to point B: you are trying to get something out …

Weather

Scientists capture most intimate view yet of human conception

Birds do it. Bees do it.<p>But until now, no one has been entirely sure how humans do it – at least at the molecular level.<p>Using high-powered X-rays and sophisticated computer algorithms, two teams of researchers – one based in Canada, one in Japan – have revealed the mysterious connection that allows …

Mental and physical effects of magic mushrooms

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several small studies have linked the psychoactive ingredient in shrooms (which are illegal) with several purported health benefits, including the potential to help relieve anxiety and depression.<p>But, as with any drug, …

Consciousness

Meet the People Building a Medieval Castle Without Using Any New Technology

Two hours outside of Paris stands Guédelon, a castle that looks like it’s from the medieval period, but is actually being constructed right now. …

The Reality of Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

The Brain

Elon Musk is building a supply chain to Mars

SpaceX’s aim to colonize Mars is inspired by the Age of Exploration, but the plans themselves look a lot more like a white board at a global logistics firm.<p>The Elon Musk-led company, which announced in April that it will send an unmanned Dragon spacecraft to Mars in 2018—following years of research …

Space Travel

UFOS GET CRAZY: 'Ten-mile mothership', 'angel by sun' and 'flying saucer obscured by cloud

First up is a "10-mile wide" UFO mothership gliding across the Earth’s atmosphere as seen from the International Space Station (ISS) livestream.<p>Never …

How to spot ISS in your sky

A new map-based feature in NASA’s Spot the Station program makes it even easier to track the International Space Station as it passes over you.<p>This …

Space Exploration

World's most powerful rocket launches US spy satellite into orbit

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket lifted the National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-37 satellite into orbit Saturday from Cape …

Antikythera Mechanism: Mysteries Of 2,100-Year-Old ‘Computer’ Revealed After Decade-Long Research

Scientists and archaeologists have long known that the Antikythera Mechanism — a device that was discovered in an ancient shipwreck near Crete in …

Musk explains his 'cargo route' to Mars

SpaceX chief Elon Musk shed light on his new plan to send an unmanned spaceship to Mars as early as 2018, as part of his quest to some day colonize …

After a Secret Meeting, Scientists Announce They Are Making Synthetic Human Genomes

It's happening.<p>An international group of scientists has just announced their plan to create a synthetic human genome within 10 years - which means …

'Murdered' Russian whistle-blower may have been recruited by British secret services

A Russian businessman suspected of being assassinated while jogging in Surrey may have been recruited as a spy by the British intelligence services, it emerged on Thursday.<p>Alexander Perepilichnyy, who fled to the UK from Russia, collapsed outside his £3 million mansion in Weybridge, in November …

Is this a UFO flying into a vortex?

WE’VE all seen so-called ‘amazing’ footage of UFOs, but a new video blows them all out the water.

Paranormal

Hikers on Caribbean island of Montserrat find ancient stone carvings

The petroglyphs – thought to be 1,000 to 1,500 years old – are the first known of in the British Overseas Territory: ‘They really add to Montserrat’s unique history’<p>Hikers out for a stroll on the Caribbean island of Montserrat have discovered ancient stone carvings that archaeologists believe could …

Does the Moon Sound Like a Bell?

Though the Apollo lunar modules were built for the sole purpose of landing two men on the surface of the Moon, their usefulness didn’t end after ascending from the lunar surface. NASA used the spent spacecraft for science, directing these modules for controlled crashed into the Moon. These crashes …