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Archaeologists found thousands of hidden structures in the Guatemalan jungle — and it could re-write human history

Using state-of-the-art laser technology, archaeologists uncovered over 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, including foundations for houses, military fortifications, and elevated causeways.<p>Archaeologists could barely contain their excitement about the …

Archaeology

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Neuroscience

The Circadian Clock in Your Nose

When people tell you, “wake up and smell the roses,” they might be giving you bad advice. Your sense of smell may fluctuate in sensitivity over the course of 24 hours, in tune with our circadian clocks, with your nose best able to do its job during the hours before you go to sleep, according to a …

Sleep

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

Some Assembly Required: New Space Telescope Will Take Shape After Launch

The next generation of great space telescopes is heading into its final round of ground tests. The nearly $9 billion James Webb Space Telescope will replace the aging Hubble Space Telescope. It's designed to provide unprecedented images of the earliest stars and galaxies that formed in the universe.<p>…

Telescopes

Physicists Claim that Consciousness Lives in Quantum State After Death

Does quantum mechanics predict the existence of a spiritual “soul”? Testimonials from prominent physics researchers from institutions such as …

Earth - A natural wonder lost to a volcano has been rediscovered

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>In the early hours of 10 June 1886, Mount Tarawera, a volcano on the North Island of New Zealand, erupted with astonishing force. The explosions may have been heard as far afield as …

Geology

Einstein's weirdest prediction is true, and will soon radically transform our understanding of the universe

NASA<p>Have no doubt: Gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of space-time, are real and undulating across the universe at incredible speed — …

Releasing millions of GM mosquitoes ‘could solve zika crisis’

Releasing GM mosquitoes in Brazil has seen populations of infectious insects fall by 90 per cent<p>Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes should be released into countries affected by zika to bring the current crisis under control, scientists have claimed.<p>Thousands of babies have been born with …

Huge Moroccan concentrated solar plant poised to to be world's largest

Morocco turned on its colossal solar power plant in the Sahara Desert this week, beginning the first phase of a project that is intended to provide …

Wacky Weekend: Bizarre Bugs

The world is filled with some pretty wild bugs! Scientists have identified over a million species of insects and spiders so far. Check out this gallery of some of the strangest creepy-crawlies ever found.<p>The spike-headed katydid doesn’t just appear to wear a crown; its body is covered in armorlike …

Awesome Art Picks: Colossus, Kylo Ren, Batman, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Robotic Sculptures Will Cross the U.S.-Mexico Border

Artist Chico MacMurtrie's new installation "invites the public to rethink the notion of borders in a globalized world."<p>Chico MacMurtrie's <i>Border Crossers</i> are sculptural statements that bridge borders, both physical and symbolic. MacMurtrie plans to install <i>Border Crossers</i> at a range of significant …

Art

How did we miss Planet 9? — Bob McDonald

New planet is dim and takes 12,000-20,000 years to orbit sun, so seeing it is like finding needle in haystack<p>While scientists are excited about the …

Chemistry: Four elements added to periodic table

<b>Four chemical elements have been formally added to the periodic table, completing the scheme's seventh row.</b><p>They are the first to be included in the table since 2011, when elements 114 and 116 were added.<p>The first true iteration of the table was produced in 1869 by the Russian chemist Dmitri …

Chemistry

If something big enough hits Earth now, say ‘bye-bye’ – Rosetta mission astrophysicist

Sooner or later some big enough space body will inevitably hit our planet, astrophysicist Matt Taylor told RT’s SophieCo show. By that time we had …

The Hottest Space Porn of 2015

We got up close and personal with a bunch of beautiful space rocks this year.<p>If 2014 made space look easy, 2015 made it look hot.<p>Thanks to boundary-pushing missions that have taken us closer than ever before to a bunch of photogenic space bodies and increasingly high resolution imaging …

Solar System

10 web design trends that ruled 2015

Another practical trend popularized by the mobile movement, card layouts display a wealth of content in a clean, organized manner attuned to browsing. Each individual card contains all the relevant information a user needs to know, usually:<p>Enticing image<br>• Title<br>• Description (or relevant tags)<br>• Control …

Got a new smartphone? Here's how to get the best out of it

From privacy to backups and the best apps – here’s a guide to get you started with that new smartphone<p>If the holiday season has been kind enough to bestow upon thee a shiny new smartphone, here’s what to do to get the best out of the first few hours and set it up right.<p>Sort out your sim<p>First things …

Apps

Photo Essay: Kentucky’s Creation Museum

A walk through an alternate history.<p>The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky that lets visitors experience a version of the Earth's history in which dinosaurs roamed in the Garden of Eden.<p>You may remember the Creation Museum as the location of the infamous debate between pop scientist Bill Nye …

Faith

CIA Museum's spy gadgets

A fly on the wall.CIA Museum<p>CIA operatives may not use jetpacks or laser-powered watches, but they do have a few tricks up their sleeves.<p>At the CIA Museum in Washington, DC, you can get a glimpse of the gadgets used in past spy missions.<p>The agency has declassified 600 out of some 20,000 objects …

Robots

Neil deGrasse Tyson just pointed out a huge problem with the BB-8 droid from 'Star Wars'

StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter on Monday, December 21, to deliver his first impressions of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."<p>The new droid in the movie, BB-8, has stolen everyone's hearts, but Tyson pointed out that the robotic ball would have had some trouble keeping up with …

Star Wars

Two planets beyond Pluto?

New calculations by astronomers in Spain and the UK suggest that not one, but two unknown planets might exist in our solar system, beyond Pluto’s …

How Hubble Brought Color to the Universe

This April the Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 years old. While Hubble has helped astronomers make important scientific discoveries, it’s most famous …

Telescopes

‘Star Wars,’ Science Fiction and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Strange World of Clutch

By<p>Michael Calia<p>Michael Calia<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@michael_calia<p>Google+<p>michael.calia@wsj.com<p><b>Clutch</b> is independent and weird, which isn’t usually the formula for longevity in the music business. Yet, the hard-rock band, which puts out its own albums and tours on its own terms, will soon …

Science Fiction