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Nasa Mars rover finds organic matter in ancient lake bed

Nasa’s veteran Curiosity rover has found complex organic matter buried and preserved in ancient sediments that formed a vast lake bed on Mars more than 3bn years ago.<p>The discovery is the most compelling evidence yet that long before the planet became the parched world it is today, Martian lakes …

Space Travel

Elon Musk Shares Stunning Footage of Comet’s Surface Passing Rosetta

Elon Musk shared an incredible video on Thursday of a rare glimpse at a natural wonder. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta satellite, which …

Space

Scientists Create 'Invisibility Cloak' Inspired by Squid Skin

A new invention could help humans hide from infrared cameras.<p>Humans have long sought ways to disguise themselves, and as technology advances, we have to be more and more creative to do so. The newest experiment in invisibility comes from University of California, Irvine where scientists were …

Prehistoric human footprints unearthed on Canada shoreline

This site has a large, protected beach, which we felt was ​as ​likely to have attracted people to it for many millennia<p>Whether it was a family day out at the beach, complete with prehistoric equivalent of a bucket and spade, we’ll never know, but one thing is for sure: about 13,000 years ago a …

Archaeology

These record-breaking pictures were taken by the farthest camera from Earth

They may not look like much more than blue-green smudges, but the images are record-breakers. The machine that took these photos was farther from Earth than any other functioning camera in existence.<p>NASA released the pictures, captured at the end of 2017 by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager, on …

Watch: Grand Canyon cloud inversion

A full cloud inversion followed by a snowstorm over Grand Canyon National Park in this gorgeous new time-lapse.<p>In this video, filmmaker Harun …

Grand Canyon

Impossibly Tiny Doodles Fill Sketchbook Pages with Surreal Optical Illusions

Artist Visothkakvei creates detailed drawings that go way beyond your average doodles. Armed with a pen and an endless imagination, he fills sketchbook pages with sprawling compositions that are full of tiny, fine-lined elements. Throughout each of his works, motifs of delicate blooms, fancy …

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic 'Bridge' Between Galaxies

Whoa.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that's associated with the vast intergalactic 'bridge' that links our …

Pink Floyd Exhibition in London: Pictures

There Is Sound In Space, Thanks To Gravitational Waves

It’s long been said that there’s no sound in space, and that’s true, to a point. Conventional sound requires a medium to travel through, and is created when particles compress-and-rarify, making anything from a loud “bang” for a single pulse to a consistent tone for repeating patterns. In space, …

Black Holes

How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Biology

Scientists Unfold a New Quantum Theory of Gravity

An area of physics that’s been observed in black holes since the 1970’s, called the entanglement area law, has just been seen in cold helium atoms. …

Titan Has 300-Foot Electrically Charged Sand Dunes

The sand particles on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, can carry an electric charge that allows them to statically cling together in massive dunes and …

Astronomy

Stars Have Been Witnessed Forming in Black Hole Bursts For The First Time

New life in the eye of the storm.<p>For the first time, scientists have observed infant stars being born in the hugely powerful gusts of space wind that …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

The Mysterious Origin of Our Galaxy’s Gold

After long believing that exploding stars forged the coveted metal, researchers are now divided over which extraordinary cosmic event is truly responsible.<p>Across history and folklore, the question of where Earth’s gold came from—and maybe how to get more of it—has invited fantastical explanation. …

Universe

More Than Stars: The Milky Way's Dust Mapped In 3D For The First Time Ever

It’s easy to look at the night sky and find that it’s full of stars.<p>Moreover, the stars cluster together in a great plane spanning the sky, making up our galaxy: the Milky Way.<p>But the Milky Way is more than just stars, it’s also full of gas, plasma, and — most importantly — light-blocking dust.<p>This …

Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes on Ernie Ball: String Theory

Here's the first look at the latest episode of String Theory. This web series from Ernie Ball explores the musical development of various intriguing …

Cooking Bacon in the Oven Is the Easiest Way to Feed a Brunch Crowd

The first time I saw someone cook bacon in the oven was at a friend's lake house. We were a group of 20 or so, and since I got up before 11 a.m., I …

Breakfast

Oscars 2017: Where to Stream the Nominated Movies

Here‘s how you can catch up before the Academy Awards on February 26.<p>Oscar nomination day has finally arrived, and it‘s full of all the standards and surprises viewers were hoping to see. <b>Meryl Streep</b> picked up a record-breaking 20th Oscar nomination, while <b>Viggo Mortensen</b> surprised with his …

New York City has a secret subway line with antique cars — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us.<p>And, occasionally, New …