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Water, Life Appeared On Earth Earlier Than Previously Thought, Study Shows

It’s a well-known fact: 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered in water. What scientists haven’t been sure of is when, exactly, oceans first …

Pictures of the Week 1.1.15

'Detoxing' has been debunked. Maybe it's time to debunk that

A few years ago, probably the most irritating thing about New Year’s Day was running into people who couldn’t resist telling you about their January detox plans: how they’d decided to spurn alcohol for a month, eat only raw foods, undergo a juice cleanse, subsist entirely on superfoods or expel …

Wellness

Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Healthy Eating

Brent turns lower, falls towards $57 as supply glut fears prevail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global benchmark Brent crude oil closed down nearly a dollar a barrel Friday after a day of choppy trading despite expectations of new investments in the new year, as strong mid-day rallies in crude fizzled.<p>A motorist holds a fuel pump at a Gulf petrol station in London in this …

New Year’s Eve stampede leaves shock and confusion in Shanghai

Little Huang could not imagine a better place to bring in 2015 than Shanghai’s Bund riverfront, where he could stand amid restored 1920s art-deco buildings and watch an elaborate laser-light show illuminate the sky. He arrived at about 8.30pm on New Year’s Eve with three friends, when the crowds …

China

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

<b>Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested.</b><p>A US team were trying to explain why some tissues were millions of times more vulnerable to cancer than others.<p>The results, in the journal Science, showed two thirds of the cancer types …

Cancer

Happy New Year! From Sydney to NYC

Forget the Resolutions; Try a Few Declarations

Want a “more perfect” you? Look to those who sought a more perfect union.<p>I know, I know. You haven’t gotten around to even thinking about New Years …

Google Doesn't Want To Go It Alone With Driverless Cars

Google doesn't want to be the next Ford.<p>The Internet behemoth, bent on building the first fully-automated cars, said Friday that it plans to partner with traditional automakers when development of its self-driving technology is complete.<p>"We don't particularly want to become a car maker," Chris …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Be Just 10 Years Away

Hyperloop, the ultra-fast tube transport dreamed up by SpaceX founder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, could be ready for passengers in as few as 10 years.<p>In a 76-page report released on Dropbox on Thursday, a new startup called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies laid out plans for building …

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the The Cloud, making us part-robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first – by our free will – to remove itself from the process of …

Toyota Mirai Test Drive, Tesla Drag Race, Cleaner Electric Cars: The Week In Reverse (Video)

<i>Which promise made by electric-car maker Tesla Motors took 18 months to come to fruition?</i><p><i>And what's the 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle</i> …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea still in motion

After teasing the concept in 2012, Tesla CEO Elon Musk released some thoughts on a high-speed transportation project called the Hyperloop in 2013. He then promptly renounced any claim on the idea and said he would not actually build the open source project. The hyperloop didn't die, though, and is …

Clean Maschine: Urban Motor's rakish R80

Every year, 120,000 motorcycles roll off the production line in BMW’s giant Berlin factory. But some of the most interesting Beemers come from a tiny workshop just 15 kilometers to the east, on the banks of the River Spree.<p>That’s where you’ll find Urban Motor‘s Peter Dannenberg, a man who tweaks …

A piece of Australia found under Vanuatu

A tiny piece of ancient Australia has been found under Vanuatu, raising new questions about how continents are made.<p>Geologists thought the volcanic …

Geology

Earth ‘must stop using all fossil fuels by 2100’

Earth should stop using fossil fuels by the year 2100, a shocking new report has claimed.<p>In a devastating assessment into climate change, the report …

NASA Visible Earth: Home

American Greatness 2.0

A week in which private space efforts explode etched the sad reality that the U.S. no longer reaches for the stars.<p>This is a rant. If you are looking …

Space Travel

Chinese probe returns from flight around the moon

California Could Suffer a Fukushima-Style Meltdown

Scientists warned that an earthquake could take out Fukushima. The Japanese ignored the warning.<p>(The Fukushima reactors were damaged by the …

Mammals may have slept through the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs

Talk about a power nap! Research suggests extended hibernation might have saved certain creatures from extinction<p>You’d think that the asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago with enough force to wipe out the dinosaurs would be tough to sleep through. But a new study suggests that the ability …

Sustainable Business News

The latest research shows the world literally has 3 years to make aggressive progress on bringing emissions down.<p>The silver lining beneath Trump's …

Space travel is dangerous. There will be no tourists.

On September 17, 1908, Army Lt. Thomas Selfridge made the fateful decision to get into an airplane with Orville Wright. It made sense for him to go: …

Virgin Galactic crash: the 'right stuff' test pilots who risk their lives to pursue dream of space travel

The enthusiasm of Virgin Galactic's pilots, passengers and Sir Richard Branson for their space dream is infectious, writes Philip Sherwell, who has covered the project for The Telegraph for several years<p>For the test pilots on Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic “spaceline” project, reaching for …

Space Travel

Week's Best Space Pictures: Antares Falls, Mars Mystifies, and the Sun Rises

A sunrise consoles space station crew after the loss of an unmanned Antares supply rocket, with Mars and the stars offering more consolation.