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An astronaut planning a mission to a distant star shares 'an unpleasant truth I have to tell everyone'

As a species, we have long looked to the stars. They have provided navigational guidance, spurred our imaginations, and inspired us to explore.<p>We are …

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry About The Apocalyptic Theories Surrounding Planet Nine

Did you know that the world is apparently about to end? Several stories, published across the web at the <i>New York Post</i> and <i>Maxim</i>, has the rumors of Doomsday back in the headlines and it’s at the feet of the newly discovered Planet 9. We explained a bit about Planet 9 back in January, explaining what …

Universe

A killer planet is rapidly heading toward Earth

Scientists believe they have discovered a planet, currently unnamed but being referred to as Planet 9. Unfortunately, this might not be great news, …

Humans Should Edit Genes to Survive In Space, Scientist Says (Video)

To brave the conditions of microgravity, thin air and harsh ionizing radiation for any length of time, humans may need to borrow genes from some of …

Scientists Fear Possible Planet X Can Destroy Life on Earth » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

<b>Scientists fear a planet they believe orbits the outer fringes of the solar system could potentially kill all life on Earth.</b><p>Caltech researchers …

Exploding stars leave radioactive clues beneath Earth's oceans

During the past 10 million years, a series of stars in the Earth’s neighborhood exploded, raining a radioactive form of iron onto our planet that left its signature in the material beneath the world’s oceans.<p>The remnants of these supernovae hit the Earth between 1.5 and 3.2 million years ago, …

Universe

Albany Daily Star Gazette

7 days ago<p>Ombre dyeing technique is popular in recent years, but it’s designed to look more natural and …

Solar panels that also use rain for power could change the world forever - Pocket-lint

Solar power is fast becoming a more energy efficient green power conversion source, but mainly in sunny places. A breakthrough with graphene could …

Clean Energy

Bombardments likely enhanced conditions for life on Mars, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> It could be another tantalizing clue in the search for life beyond Earth. Picture this:<p>It's some 4 billion years ago.<p>Earth, and Mars, which formed around the same time in the solar system, have been in existence for roughly 500 million years.<p>Mars is pummeled by gigantic comets and asteroids …

Geology

The DEA will soon decide whether the US should stop treating marijuana like heroin

While 23 states and Washington, DC now allow some form of medical marijuana, weed remains in the tightly-regulated Schedule I category alongside heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and other drugs deemed to have no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Cocaine and methamphetamine are among the …

Cannabis

In ancient DNA, the story of how Native Americans thrived — and then were wiped out

It all began with a tiny, brave band of people who strode across the land bridge connecting Asia to Alaska and into the unknown. Within a few millennia they would conquer the Americas, laying the groundwork for civilizations as varied as any in the world — the prehistoric creators of Clovis points; …

Anthropology

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

Dark Matter

The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …

Astrophysics

Scientists discovered the last lake on Mars, which might be preserving ancient life

Though Mars has no liquid water today, the Red Planet was submerged under vast oceans billions of years ago. And where there's water, there's the potential for life.<p>Scientists suspected that after the oceans evaporated, that was it for water — and life — on Mars. But a recent paper published in the …

Mars Mission

Plate tectonics may depend on 3 key elements - Futurity

A new study argues argues that the abundance of certain elements in the earth dictate whether plate tectonics can happen.

Solar System