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NASA's Kepler Spacecraft In Emergency Mode, 75 Million Miles From Earth

NASA has declared an emergency after discovering that its planet-hunting Kepler Spacecraft, now millions of miles away, is not operating properly.<p>NASA mission operations engineers learned that the spacecraft had switched into emergency mode during scheduled contact on Thursday, the agency announced …

Universe

New Dubai tower 'to surpass' world's tallest building Burj Khalifa

<b>Developers have announced plans to build a new tower in Dubai to surpass the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest building.</b><p>Emaar Properties has not announced the height of the proposed tower, saying only that it would be "a notch" taller than the Burj Khalifa's 828m (2,717ft).<p>The $1bn …

Architecture

See Astonishing True Color Photos of the Moon

The Chang'e 3 lander captured the four images for this mosaic of the Yutu rover driving southward on Dec. 23, 2013.<br>The Science and Application Center …

Space Science

The Fashion for Kris Jenner's Role in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

It's been 22 years since O.J. Simpson was on trial for the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman, and yet the story continues to captivate today. On February 2, FX will premiere the first episode of *The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story *, a miniseries that delves deep into the so …

Celebrity News

Antarctic Fungi Survive for a Year in Mars-Like Conditions on Space Station

Fungi and lichens like those living in the most extreme environments on Earth may be able to survive on Mars, according to an experiment conducted on the International Space Station. The discovery is encouraging to scientists who hope to find traces of recent — or even current — life on the Red …

Space

Elon Musk says the Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX successfully landed is 'ready to fire again'

SpaceX's reusable Falcon 9 rocket successfully made it back to Earth last month, touching down gently at Cape Canaveral after traveling out of our atmosphere, into space, and back again. Now, SpaceX boss Elon Musk says, the rocket is ready for another mission.<p>In an Instagram picture, posted a few …

Elon Musk

San Bernardino may change minds on police use of surplus military equipment

Images of police in armored vehicles and tactical gear confronting protesters in Ferguson, Mo., led to a backlash against what critics have termed the militarization of law enforcement.<p>After last week's mass shooting in San Bernardino, SWAT officers were hailed as heroes for using similar equipment …

Here's Why Rich Chinese Are Selling The Yuan

IMF thinks highly of the Chinese currency, the yuan or Renminbi. Very highly. That’s why it decided last week to include the yuan in its basket of reserve currencies.<p>That should have set up a race among wealthy Chinese investors to sell other currencies to buy the yuan. Right?<p>Wrong! Quite the …

China

Spacecraft Makes Deepest Dive Yet Through Alien Geyser

Close encounters of the cryovolcano kind, in photos<p>The geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus are one of the most intriguing features in our solar system. Spouting 125 miles high, these cryovolcanic plumes may provide insight into the giant ocean inside the icy moon--as well as any organisms that may …

Ancestor of all apes might not be what scientists expected, new fossil shows

One man's trash heap is a scientist's treasure trove. A fragmented skeleton dug out from a Spanish landfill may force scientists to redraw their theories on the ancestor of humans and all other apes.<p><i>Pliobates cataloniae,</i> described in the journal Science, reveals that the common ancestor of humans, …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Russia forgot to send toothbrush with first woman in space

Dr Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, realised she did not have her toothbrush upon reaching orbit<p>It’s happened to the best of us. You open your suitcase only to find you have forgotten to pack your toothbrush.<p>But while most of us could pop to a nearby shop, spare a thought for Russian …

Space Exploration

Shiny new metal can't hide questions about technology's impact on future of car industry

A sense of impending disruption hangs over all the shiny new cars at this year's edition of the Frankfurt International Motor Show.<p>The potential impact of automated driving and of extensively connected cars has pushed aside electric and low-emission vehicles as the major theme in just the two years …

Low resting heart rate linked to 'future violent or anti-social behaviour'

A Scandanavian study suggests that adolescents with resting heart rates of 60 beats per minute or below are up to 39 per cent more likely to become criminals in later life<p>New research has suggested that boys with lower resting heart rates during childhood and their teenage years are more likely to …

Sociology

Oil Slips in Volatile Action After Fed Decision

Global oil futures fell Thursday, resuming their slide after a brief spike following the Federal Reserve's announcement that it would leave U.S. interest rates unchanged.<p>Economists saw about a one-in-four chance of a rate increase. The dollar eased ahead of the announcement. A weaker U.S. currency …

Japanese Lawmakers Brawl As Contentious Military Bill Advances

Japan's ruling party pushed forward bills allowing the military to fight overseas for the first time since World War II, Reuters reported.<p>The move had been highly contested, with both opposition leaders and protesters rallying against the legislation. In the days leading up to the legislative …

Human Rights

Business Travelers Began Returning to First Class in 2015

Business travelers want to fly in luxury, and stay in expensive hotels, even if their corporate travel policy doesn’t allow it.<p>More than two-in-three …

Tourism

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Surf's up? Saturn's icy moon Enceladus hides a global ocean

Since NASA's Cassini spacecraft spotted plumes of water spewing out of cracks in Enceladus' surface roughly a decade ago, Saturn's icy moon has captured the imaginations of scientists and layfolk alike who wondered whether liquid water – and how much of it – could lie hidden beneath the frigid …

Why oil prices have scraped the bottom of the barrel

Predicting the oil-price path is so difficult because both demand and supply are subject to countless unfathomable factors<p>Only a fool or a liar claims to know where the oil price is going. I like to think I’m neither – although some may disagree.<p>While predicting the future path of crude is almost …

Saudi blames Mecca Grand Mosque crane collapse on high winds

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — High winds were to blame for the toppling of a massive crane that smashed into Mecca's Grand Mosque and killed at least 107 people ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage, the head of Saudi Arabia's civil defense directorate said Saturday.<p>The disaster during a …

Saudi Arabia

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40 free things to do in Los Angeles

1. Abbot Kinney First Friday Art Walk<p>It’s easy to get lost in the sidewalk chalk, reflective statues, and kinetic sculptures. Best part? Snagging …

Birds

An Ode to Virginia Bates' Vintage Emporium

We unravel the opulent legacy of the bygone London boutique<p>When <b>Virginia Bates</b> closed the doors of her magnificent vintage emporium <i>Virginia</i> in 2012, …

Rafael Nadal reveals all for Tommy Hilfiger

Winner of 14 Grand Slams, Rafael Nadal's latest triumph is as the face of Tommy Hilfiger Underwear, modeling the latest collection in this first …

Lakme Fashion Week: Three hottest trends you should follow this season!

Fashion is constantly changing with the seasons and that’s what makes it so exciting. As the Lakme Fashion Week is happening in Mumbai, we see …

Fashion Week

50 Cute New Ways to Wear Black and White

There's nothing chicer—or easier—than styling an outfit that's purely black and white. Both bold and classic, black-and-white combinations are understated enough to work for any...