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Astronomers to peer into a black hole for first time with new Event Horizon Telescope

Ever since first mentioned by Jon Michell in a letter to the Royal Society in 1783, black holes have captured the imagination of scientists, writers, …

Albert Einstein

Daily 2 Cents: I Dream of Aliens -- Woman Issued Death Threats to Stephen Hawking -- Juno Probe Enters Jupiter's Orbit

<b>I Dream of Aliens</b><p><b>Ventura, CA - 2015-03-12 - 8:00PM:</b> I was having a normal dream when it was interrupted by a vivid dream of me on a table surrounded …

Paranormal

The toughest spaceship we’ve ever built

Future missions to Venus need tough new technologies – and an old one.<p>It’s been a long time since anyone tried landing on Venus, one of the most hostile environments in the Solar System. Covered in sulphuric acid clouds, the surface temperatures approach 460 C (860 F) with atmospheric pressure 90 …

Engineering
Astronomy

E.T. phone home: China eyes hunt for alien life with giant telescope

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Sunday hoisted the final piece into position on what will be the world’s largest radio telescope, which it will use to explore space and help in the hunt for extraterrestrial life, state media said.<p>The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is the …

China

Scientists have detected oxygen on Mars — and it could reveal something fascinating about the planet's past

But don't get carried away too quickly — <i>atomic</i> oxygen is very different from the stuff we breathe.<p>But it does affect how easily gases escape the Martian atmosphere, so these measurements will likely help uncover more about why and how the protective gases enveloping Mars eroded over the last few …

Universe

Why is the moon nameless? US man launches petition to change it

An online campaign is gathering signatures and momentum in order to rename the moon.<p>Tad Henderson from Salt Lake City, Utah, is leading the campaign on Change.org called “Name the Moon.” Henderson told The Salt Lake City Tribune that driving home one night it occurred to him that it was “dumb that …

Fast radio bursts: Scientists finally pinpoint the source of the universe’s most mysterious message

Scientists have found the source of the universe’s most mysterious message, tracing it to two colliding stars far away from us.<p>Scientists have been …

NASA has discovered new planet capable of supporting life in case Earth is destroyed on September 28

<b>USA:</b> The Kepler Spacecraft was launched in 2009 with the specific aim of locating exoplanets. That is, planets with similar attributes to Earth and a …

UFO Hunter Spots Crashed 250-Ft Alien Flying Saucer Half-Buried In Antarctica Ice On Google Earth

The online UFO community is abuzz with news of the apparent discovery of the wreckage of a UFO — an alien flying saucer — supposedly stuck in …

Google I/O Developers Conference

Mobile Photography

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars

New measurements from the Gale crater contradict theories that the planet is too cold for liquid water to exist, but Mars still considered hostile to life<p>Mars has liquid water just below its surface, according to new measurements by Nasa’s Curiosity rover.<p>Until now, scientists had thought that …

Fukushima Radiation Found in Sample of Green Tea from Japan

Four years after the multiple explosions and melt-downs at Fukushima, it seems the scary stories have only just begun to surface.<p>Given that Japan’s …

How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

CNN

Top NASA Scientist: We’ll Find Signs of Alien Life ‘Within a Decade’

Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

Astronomy

Scientists issue call for urgent controls on e-cigarette sales to children

Survey shows one in five teenagers in north-west England have bought or tried e-cigarettes and found a strong link to to binge drinking<p>Scientists have called for urgent controls on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes to children after finding high rates of usage among secondary school pupils in …

WATCH: UFO Filmed Over Australia

In April 2010, several mysterious flying lights were filmed over Australia. In the background you can hear commentary from two voices, one male and …

Incense Pointillism – Artist Burns Thousands of Holes into Paper with Incense Sticks to Create Beautiful Landscapes

While traditional forms of pointillism involve adding distinct dots of color in patterns to form an image, Korean artist Jihyun Park does the …

Spring is in the air - and so is a supermoon and solar eclipse

A new season blossoms with a 'purely serendipitous' celestial event<p>Perfectly positioned celestial watchers are in for a triple treat this Friday as …

Pictures of the Week 2.26.15

Why Did Britain Let ‘Jihadi John’ Go Free?

Before he was identified as the ISIS murderer who beheaded Westerners, Mohammed Emwazi was watched by MI5 and even detained en route to Africa.<p>LONDON …

Terrorism

How To Design The World's Biggest Airport Terminal

How do you make an airport terminal that spans 173 acres feel like anything but a monster? Zaha Hadid attempts the impossible in Beijing.<p>Beijing’s new airport is going to be a monster. At 7.5 million square feet, it covers about the same amount of space as 130 football fields put together–all …

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

Space

Here's How Much Plastic Waste Is Ending Up in Our Oceans

This is what we’re up against.<p>Scientists have calculated that 275 million tonnes of plastic waste was generated in 192 coastal countries in 2010 …

What Could Explain the Mysterious Ring in Antarctica?

Ever since its discovery was announced earlier this year, the 3 km-wide ring structure discovered on the of Antarctica has been a source of …

Strange rock containing 30,000 diamonds baffles scientists

Miners unearth rare rock stuffed full of diamonds that has baffled scientists<p>When Russian miners pulled a strange red and green stone out of the ground, they immediately knew it was different to the thousands of tons of ore they process every day.<p>In fact, what workers at <b>Alrosa</b>'s Udachnaya diamond …

Jewelry

Google Maps: Space and UFO Fans Can Now Take a Virtual Tour of Mars and the Moon

Fans of space, UFOs, astronomy and Google Earth satellite photos, rejoice! Google has expanded its Google Maps software to include the option to go …

Maps

Odd Humanoid Figure Spotted on the Moon – July 20, 2014

Remember the 1967 NASA image referred to as "The Shard"? A strange and very large tower type figure that appeared in one still image captured by …

8 US MARINES Disappear in Afghanistan Retrieving an Ancient Flying Machine | Beyond Science

<b>Story Views</b><p><i>A 5000 year old Vimana, an aerial vehicle from ancient India was discovered in a cave in Afghanistan, stuck in a “Time Well” that has</i> …