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Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet

While NASA is mostly known for studying the outer reaches of our solar system, it's trained countless satellites on Earth, giving scientists a cornucopia of data about our changing planet.<p>But sometimes, science and art aren't so different. In November, NASA's Global Climate Change Group released …

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Sheryl Sandberg Warns Of #MeToo Backlash Against Women

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg warned Sunday morning about the potential for women to wind up on the losing end of what seems like a watershed moment in feminism.<p>The <i>Lean In</i> author is cheering women on, but she writes in a lengthy Facebook post<p>, “I have already heard the rumblings of a backlash.”<p>…

Sexual Harassment

4 Ways to Eliminate Negative Emotions

For most people, negative emotions feel like a scary monster under the bed. You try to ignore the monster by hiding your face under the covers, but …

Self-help

'I am not naturally magnetic': can you learn how to be charismatic?

From politics to business, charisma is the 21st-century must-have. But what is it – and can you really turn a shy type into a George Clooney?<p>It is a Tuesday afternoon and I am sitting in the hairdressers, having both my usuals: a short back and sides and a mild attack of awkwardness. Apart from the …

Body Language

Scientists discover roundest object ever spotted in universe

A distant star some 5,000 light-years from Earth has attained a newfound status as the roundest natural object ever discovered in the universe.<p>While still not a perfect sphere, Kepler 11145123 is only about 4 miles bigger at the equator than at the poles, according to a new study. That is …

Universe

Physicists Have Discovered a Second State of Liquid Water

Second State<p>The more we learn about the world around us, the more it keeps surprising us with how little we actually know. Case in point: water. The …

Chemistry

What It Means to Live in a Holographic Cosmos - Facts So Romantic

When you look in the mirror, the image you see looks a lot like you—not exactly the same, because when you raise your right hand, your mirror-self …

Physics

Pluto’s ‘icy heart’ may have tilted the dwarf planet over

And that may mean Pluto has a subsurface ocean<p>Pluto’s most iconic feature — its “icy heart” — may have been responsible for tipping the dwarf planet over. Scientists believe the 600-mile-wide region of frozen plains known as Sputnik Planitia gained enough mass over the years, causing Pluto to tilt …

Solar System

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MH370: New Theory Suggests Crash Was An Act Of Heroism NOT Hijacking

This puts a very different slant on things.<p>An intriguing new theory into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has suggested it was an …

Airplanes

O'Hare engine explosion on Boeing 767 poses puzzle for investigators

The nearly catastrophic explosion of an engine that caused a fire on an American Airlines Boeing 767 just short of takeoff in Chicago on Oct. 28 occurred when a specific part that had never before failed broke into pieces.<p>The breakup of a heavy metal disk that rotates in the engine core reveals a …

Historic Boeing 747-400 rolls across streets to museum | CNN Travel

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — It was just a short trip across two streets, really.<p>Except it involved one of the biggest passenger airliners in the world.<p>There we were early Saturday morning — perhaps 200 aviation enthusiasts, Delta employees, news media and curious onlookers excited to see how Delta Air …

Delta Airlines

China's new J-20 stealth fighter stirs up questions

<b>GUANGZHOU</b> Two unfamiliar looking jet fighters roared across the clear blue sky over Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, shortly after 10 a.m. on Nov. 1, …

Boeing 737 makes crash-landing at Mexico City airport

Landing gear collapses on Magnicharters plane, say authorities, causing scare but no injuries for 144 passengers and crew<p>The landing gear collapsed on a Boeing 737 as it landed at Mexico City’s international airport, authorities have said.<p>Emergency crews rushed to the runway after the plane’s …

Mexico City

The Real Reason Why There's A Tiny Hole In Airplane Windows

Courtesy of Salvator Barki/ Getty Images<p>It turns out that itsy bitsy hole in the bottom of your airplane window is actually a very important safety feature. It's all-too-easy to let your mind wander when you're confined to a tiny box of space while hurtling 40,000 feet in the air at hundreds of …

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British Airways plane crash-lands at South African airport

BA-badged jet operated by Comair, a South African airline, skidded along runway on wingtip after landing gear collapsed at airport near Johannesburg<p>A British Airways-badged passenger jet is stuck on a runway in South Africa after its landing gear collapsed on arrival.<p>Flight BA6234 became stuck on …

Airplanes

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Self-help

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Public Health

Looking at Food Porn Makes You Hungry, Says Obvious Study

Is scrolling through an Instagram feed populated with aioli-slathered burgers, glistening bowls of pork belly-filled ramen, and glossy hot fudge-topped ice cream sundaes making you fat? A new scientific review suggests that excessive viewing of so-called "food porn" might contribute to people …

Oxford University

5 Hearty Salads That Are Outrageously Delicious

Salads don't always need to be starters or sides. These crave-worthy salads will take center stage at meal time -- and no one will leave the table hungry, I assure you.<p><b>1. French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese</b><p>Earthy French green lentils, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy vegetables make a hearty and …

The 11 Most Beautiful Mathematical Equations

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/R.T. Wohlstadter<p>Slide 1 of 23<p>Introduction<p>Mathematical equations aren't just useful — many are quite beautiful. And many …

Physics

Hilarious New Health Condition called "Donald Trump" Posted Online Goes Viral

Tumblr user Obvious Plant (aka Jeff Wysaski/PleatedJeans) is known for conducting some pretty clever pranks in which he “plants” fake signs around …

Exclusive: Boeing and GE Warned About Airplane Engine That Exploded

A British Airways flight in Las Vegas was nearly destroyed last week in an takeoff accident—the same kind that the FAA warned about.<p>A British Airways …

The best of Britain's great outdoors

My eyes used to glaze over at the very mention of the word geology. But it is the furnace in which the priceless asset of our National Parks was forged. Look at a geological map of Britain and you will see one of the most complicated geologies of a land mass our size anywhere in the world. And it …

15 of the world's most terrifying airport runways

From a Caribbean island where the runway ends right at a popular beach to a runway made entirely of ice in Antarctica, here are 15 of the most terrifying airport runways around the world.

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Does our sun have a name?

You’ve probably heard star names, such as Polaris or Betelgeuse. But what about our star? Does the sun have a name, and if so what is it?<p>Although …

National Geographic Travel