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Flowing Water On Mars

Mars is drier than the most arid deserts on Earth, yet scientists now know it harbors liquid water just beneath its surface. Images from the HiRISE …

Russia accuses U.S. of bombing Aleppo; U.S. officials deny it

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> As battles continue to rage around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, so too does the war of words among two far-away countries involved in the fight -- Russia and the United States.<p>The defense ministry for Russia, which has been lambasted for its own airstrikes in support of a …

Middle East

'El Chapo' has been moved from cell to cell 8 times since Friday capture

Mexico's government is moving Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman constantly from cell to cell inside the maximum security prison where he is being held, the same lockup the elusive drug lord escaped from through a tunnel six months ago.<p>Government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said Guzman has been moved eight …

NASA Planetary Defense Office set up to save Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> This has got to be the coolest job in the world.<p>NASA has set up a Planetary Defense Coordination Office -- to defend the Earth from asteroids and comets that get too close for our comfort.<p>The department, which includes the position of Planetary Defense Officer, is managed by the Planetary …

10 stunning space missions you've never heard of

Introduction<p>2015 has been a great year for space exploration. Astronomers landed the Philae probe on a comet, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Dark Matter

NASA: Earth’s magnetic poles are ‘switching’ with catastrophic consequences for humanity

NASA•GETTYThe Earth's magnetic field (left) would be gone, leaving us at the mercy of solar flares<p>The US space agency confirmed fears that we may be …

Black Panther Becomes Marvel's Most Powerful Hero

Big things are brewing on Battleworld.<p>Secret Wars #6 and several key tie-in issues hit stores today, and they dropped some pretty big twists as …

Mars Attack! Musk clarifies plans to ‘nuke’ Red Planet

Billionaire Elon Musk has spelled out how he plans to create temporary suns over Mars in order to heat the Red Planet. Dismissing earlier comments …

Airbnb has spent more than $8 million fighting a proposed law in San Francisco

The housing rental site has put up more than $8 million to fight a ballot initiative that would put strict restrictions on the city's short term rentals, according to campaign contribution filings.<p>In comparison, the largest contributor to the opposition's campaign is a hotel labor union that …

San Francisco

Black hole is 30 times bigger than expected

<b>(CNN) —</b> This shouldn't be possible. Researchers say they've detected a supermassive black hole at the center of a newly found galaxy that's far bigger than current theories allow.<p>The research was done by astronomers at Keele University and the University of Central Lancashire and will be published …

Homo naledi, a new species of human, discovered in a cave in South Africa

Scientists find fossils of our ancient relative, who had surprisingly human-like features, in a remote cave near Johannesburg<p>Early humans buried their dead in caves, scientists have found, after discovering a new species hidden in a burial chamber.<p>At least 15 skeletons of the species - named Homo …

Icy Jupiter Moon Throws a Curve Ball at Formation Theories

Scientists studying data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft have found that Jupiter's moon Amalthea is a pile of icy rubble less dense than water. …

AMD splits out its graphics chips into the Radeon Technology Group

AMD has effectively split its graphics chip unit into a separate business internally called Radeon Technology Group on Wednesday, nine years after it …

Shock Mars Pictures: Has a dinosaur been found on the Red Planet?

GETTYImages showing a "dinosaur head, alien, and space craft" have been found<p>So-called alien researchers scour through images beamed back by Nasa's …

Here’s How Microsoft Will Release Windows 10

After some general market confusion and bad headline writing, Microsoft this morning detailed how it will roll out Windows 10 to testers, consumers, and large-scale customers.<p>First, scale: Microsoft said in its blog post this morning that there are now 5 million Windows Insiders, up from 3.7 …

What Are The Chances Nintendo's 'Star Fox' Actually Comes To Wii U In 2015?

Yesterday, Microsoft revealed that they were delaying Quantum Break to 2016, joining Sony and Nintendo who have also pushed back high profile games to next year. Nintendo in particular saddened many fans when they said that we would not see the new Zelda in 2015, even if many suspected that would …

Son Finds His Late Dad's 'Ghost' In A Racing Video Game

This is lovely, strange, and wrenching all at the same time. A teenager whose father passed away when he was just six had pulled out an old Xbox game …

How To Engineer Humans To Save The Planet

How about giving people patches that would make them allergic to meat?<p>Just in case you were looking for some ideas for your next dystopian novel… in a new feature, the BBC reports on ideas for combating anthropogenic climate change by engineering humans to use less resources.<p>How about giving people …

Virtual reality gaming could reemphasize a kinder, gentler form of play

Increasingly the big-dollar mainstays of gaming have become over-the-top Michael Bay or Quentin Tarantino affairs, packed with explosions, non-stop set-pieces and endless violence.<p>But that could be changing thanks to the immersive power of virtual reality.<p>I had another chance to check out Sony's …

10 Exoplanets That Could Host Alien Life

Photo Credit: PHL @ UPR Arecibo, ESA/Hubble, NASA<p>Slide 1 of 22<p>Introduction<p>As of April 2014, the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog lists 21 planets that …

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis pairs with Google to make smart contact lenses a reality

Well that didn’t take long.<p>Just yesterday, former Google X director Babak Parviz announced he was leaving Google to work for Amazon.<p>Since he’s left, …

Google and Novartis to Collaborate on Smart Contact Lens for Diabetics

Google is teaming up with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis – specifically its Alcon eye care division – to bring its smart contact lens to market. Originally unveiled in January, the futuristic lens analyzes the user’s tears to consistently monitor blood glucose levels.<p>Google[x], the team …

Deep-space radio waves 'heard' at opposite points on Earth

A brief burst of radio waves from deep in space has now been picked up and "heard" by astronomers on opposite sides of the Earth.<p>Before you SETI enthusiasts get too excited, it's important to note that there's little reason to believe that the bursts -- only a tiny fraction of a second in duration …

Google Is Hiring A Team Of All-Star Hackers To Fix The Internet

Now, Google is taking another measure to make sure hidden internet vulnerabilities don't get out of hand with an effort known as Project Zero.<p>Project Zero is a new team of well-staffed security researchers at Google, according to the company's official blog.<p>The initiative gets its name from the …

Heartbleed Bug

Top 10 Star Mysteries

Photo Credit: ESO/L. Calçada<p>Slide 1 of 22<p>Starry, Starry Night<p>For many stargazers, the night sky might look like a backdrop of very similar twinkling …

How To Make Your Own (Floating!) Concrete Boat

Rock the boat using the physics of buoyancy<p>The Greek polymath Archimedes is said to have solved the mystery of buoyancy in a bathtub. Even if the story is apocryphal, his principle isn't: If an object weighs less than the water it displaces, it won't sink.<p>Even concrete can float. Materials …

Hollow Earth conspiracy theories: the hole truth

For centuries, Hollow Earth conspiracy theorists have tried to prove that there’s a whole other world beneath our own. But first they need to find the way in...<p><b>Late at night, on October 4 2002, a strange guest appeared</b> on a cult American <b>radio</b> show. Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell had a reputation …