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Nasa's Kepler telescope finds 10 Earth-like planets: 'We are not alone'

Rocky worlds discovered by Kepler telescope are right distance from their parent stars for water to pool on the surface<p>Astronomers have added 219 candidates to the growing list of planets beyond our solar system, 10 of which may be about the same size and temperature as Earth, boosting their …

Universe

Elon Musk's Mars Dream Is Worth Rooting For

This idea is actually more possible than his other moonshots.<p>When I met Tony Martinez, the mayor of Brownsville, Texas, he had a somewhat wacky argument against the border fence that separated the town from Matamoros, Mexico. "We are about to become an interplanetary civilization," he told me. "And …

Elon Musk

Earth-Sized Telescope May Let Us See a Black Hole for the First Time Ever

It’s Albert Einstein’s weirdest prediction — that the universe is sprinkled with massive objects so dense that not even light can escape them. Although Einstein was skeptical the theory was true, it has held for over a century. Today, astronomers are fairly convinced that nearly every galaxy …

Universe

Scientists discovered crystals that defy physics, and we don't know what to believe anymore

Today in your daily dose of science, scientists discovered crystals that defy physics. Prepare to have your mind blown, because we have no idea what …

Scientists Find First Observed Evidence That Our Universe May Be a Hologram

An international study claims to have found first observed evidence that our universe is a <b>hologram</b>.<p>What is the <b>holographic universe</b> idea? It's not …

How an Interstellar Starship Could Actually Explore Alpha Centauri

Last year, Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner hatched an ambitious plan to send a tiny probe to the Alpha Centauri star system. …

Here’s how to get out of a bad mood, according to science

Much like being sucked into a black hole (we imagine), bad moods after arguments can seem like a crushing vortex from which it is impossible to …

Psychology

Long-term space flight gives astronauts extra inches - and back problems

Nasa study suggests spinal changes - often coupled with severe back pain and injuries - caused by lengthy stints in space could blight future Mars mission<p>Astronauts gain a couple of inches in height during long-term space flight, but lose vital muscle mass, according some of the most detailed …

Space Travel

Astronomers have found 'intriguing' shadows in new photos of alien solar systems

The scientists were even able to see "intriguing" shadows cast by clouds of gas and dust in two of the images.<p>The photos could help pop more pieces into the longstanding puzzle of how Earth came to exist.<p>Ask an astronomer how planets form, and she'll say parts of a giant wheel of gas and dust …

Universe

Mitsuku chatbot wins Loebner Prize for most humanlike A.I., yet again

With all the hustle and bustle going on in the world of chatbots at the moment, one crucial event that is very relevant to the future of A.I. has gone relatively unnoticed. If you are interested in chatbots and A.I., you may have heard about the Loebner Prize, which was created by Hugh Loebner and …

Syrian forces prepare corridors out of Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of residents left a formerly rebel-controlled suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus Wednesday, as government and Russian forces prepared to open corridors out of the contested city of Aleppo in the hopes of facilitating an exodus from its rebel-held quarters.<p>Aleppo's …

Middle East

Doctor calls world's first three-parent IVF baby birth 'revolutionary'

A New York fertility specialist, who said he successfully carried out a "three-parent" in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique resulting in a baby boy, called the procedure a "revolutionary approach in human reproduction."<p>John Zhang, medical director of New Hope Fertility Center in New York, …

Genetic Engineering
Space Exploration

FALSE: Scientists Successfully Recreate Tyrannosaurus Rex Embryo From Chicken DNA

CLAIM<p>Researchers in North Carolina have created "the first fully living dinosaur embryo in millions of years" using DNA from chicken skin.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>…

Paleontology

MIT's Fusion Reactor Broke a World Record Right Before the Feds Shut It Off

MIT’s fusion program has fallen on hard times, but that hasn’t stopped it from smashing world records and keeping the dream of limitless, carbon-free …

SpaceX's Red Dragon Will Use Badass New Tech to Land on Mars

SpaceX’s Red Dragon mission to Mars could mark a lot of firsts when it comes to space exploration, but one of the coolest new things about the whole …

Space Travel

This Tiny Camera Takes Pictures Of Space That Would Make NASA Blush

The Tiny1 is a point-and-shoot designed for astrophotography.<p>Ever been out under a beautiful night sky, and tried to take a picture of it with your smartphone or a handheld camera? If so, you know how bad the results usually are: the sky-filling moon in a sea of bright stars reduced to a smudge of …

Astronomy

Fasting slows the ageing process. Sounds unlikely? Here’s the science

A drug that slowed ageing and protected the body from diseases such as cancer would no doubt cause considerable excitement around the world. While there is no such miracle drug, there is a way to trigger these effects in the body without taking any medicine at all — simply by fasting. You probably …

University of Southern California

New 3D Map of the Universe Features a Whopping 1.2 Million Galaxies

The astronomical map you see here doesn’t depict stars, <i>it shows galaxies—</i>1.2 million of them, to be exact, a new record for astronomers. This …

Giant spacecraft arrives at Jupiter on July 4

<b>(CNN) —</b> A spinning, solar-powered spacecraft as wide as a basketball court will arrive at Jupiter on July 4 to study the giant planet and to take the highest-resolution images of Jupiter in history.<p>NASA's robotic Juno probe is carrying seven science instruments designed to help scientists figure …

Astronomy

Google: Symantec antivirus flaws are 'as bad as it gets'

Products from Symantec that are supposed to protect users have made them much more open to attack, according to Google. Researcher Tavis Ormandy has spotted numerous vulnerabilities in 25 Norton and Symantec products that are "as bad as it gets," he says. "Just emailing a file to a victim or …

Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle

Nutrition Articles<p>Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle<p>These are ten foods to include in your diet because they have a superior effect on protein …

Why Haven't We Explored the Ocean Like Outer Space?

The final frontier is right here on Earth.<p>Depending on who you ask, there exists not one—but two—final frontiers of discovery. Deep space has long captivated our imaginations, but the deep ocean, right here on Earth, remains one of the most underexplored places known to humans.<p>Only five percent of …

Seafloor

3tags.org

10 things you should know about sea level rise

Sea level rise has been in the news a lot lately. Recent research has raised concerns about the possible collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and …

Global Warming

Astronomers explain mystery of magnetically powered jets produced by supermassive black holes

A simulation of the powerful jets generated by supermassive black holes at the centers of the largest galaxies explains why some burst forth as …

Universe
Space Travel

Science Confirms: Your Boring Desk Job Is Slowly Killing You

If you think your work is actually making you dumb, you might be onto something.<p>Researchers at Florida State University recently conducted and …