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A Teenager Just "Delighted" NASA By Pointing Out a Significant Error in Their Data

A British school student recently contacted NASA to point out that there was an error in data recorded on the International Space Station (ISS), …

University of Oxford

The Sun Is Nearly Spotless, Hinting at Solar Lull

Talk about spick and span! The sun was nearly spotless for more than two weeks this month, a clue that the star may be nearing its next lull in …

Astronomy

Scientists have a new theory on why Earth was completely frozen 700 million years ago — and how it could happen again

Researchers at Harvard University are changing the way we think about Earth's largest glaciation event, "Snowball Earth." Find out how Earth's most chilling event took place.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Parallel Universes and the Truth Behind Them

The possibility of there being parallel universes out there like our own is quite high if you think about it. At a fundamental level, the idea of …

Magical Thinking Won't Get You to Mars. (Washington Please Note)

Who knew getting to Mars could be so easy? After millennia of gazing wonderingly at the Red Planet and more than half a century of firing robot …

Space Science

Stephen Hawking's strange law of entropy is making atoms on Earth act like black holes

A bizarre discovery has revealed that cold helium atoms in lab conditions on Earth abide by the same law of entropy that governs the behaviour of …

Somebody Just Buy the ISS Already

Two hundred and twenty miles above Earth flies the International Space Station, a $70 billion1 engineering marvel that no one has any idea what to do …

Samsung nearly tops Apple in J.D. Power smartphone rankings

The gap between Apple and Samsung is narrower than it has ever been, according to J.D. Power’s 2017 smartphone satisfaction rankings that have the iPhone-maker in the lead by just one point.<p>Apple took the number one spot with a total score of 840. Meanwhile Samsung somehow crept up to the second …

Mobile

Apple explores using an iPhone or iPad to power a laptop

The notion of using a phone to power a computer isn't new -- we've seen companies like HP and Motorola try, and ultimately fail, to make it a reality for years. But that's not stopping Apple from considering the idea. The USPTO issued a patent filing this morning detailing how an iPhone, or an …

Patents

WikiLeaks: CIA tools could infiltrate MacBooks, iPhones

Armed with a fresh set of leaked documents, WikiLeaks said Thursday that the US Central Intelligence Agency has developed tools to infect Apple products like iPhones and MacBooks.<p>The tools, which date from between 2009 and 2013, are unlikely to affect current Apple hardware. They show a spy agency …

Security

Which Airlines Have the Best Pet Policies?

What to know about transporting your most precious cargo.<p>For pet-loving travelers, there is no more precious cargo than a fur baby. But it can be …

Pets

An astrophysicist explains dark matter — the most mysterious part of the universe

Columbia University astrophysicist, Janna Levin, explains dark matter — a mysterious type of material that comprises 84.5% of all matter in the universe. Yet, experts understand very little about it. What is dark matter? Why does it dominate our universe? What role does it play in the formation of …

Artificial embryo shows early potential for medical therapies, not babies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Trying to mimic the early stages of reproduction, Cambridge University researchers cultivated two types of mouse stem cells in a Petri dish and watched an embryo emerge -- one that closely resembled a natural mouse embryo in its architecture, its development process and its ability to …

Genetics