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The 50 Scariest Movies of All Time

From classic jumps to psychological horror, these films might just keep you awake at night.<p>What makes a scary movie scary?<p>If you glanced at what's come out in the past 20 years, you might think it's the amount of diced body tissue flying around the screen. Horror has always depended on shock value …

The True Story Behind The Lost City of Z

<b>Warning: spoilers for The Lost City of Z follow.</b><p>Since he disappeared in the Brazilian jungle in 1925, the British explorer Percy Fawcett has inspired …

University of Florida

House Democrat Fact-Checks Science Committee’s Climate Nonsense

Rep. Don Beyer calls on experts to correct the bad info pushed by the Republican majority.<p>WASHINGTON — Fed up with the anti-science nonsense that now dominates hearings of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, vice ranking member Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) has launched a project to make it …

Astronomers Found an Enormous Object Orbiting at the Edge of Our Solar System

Didn’t See You There<p>It’s no Planet Nine, but the planetary body astronomers have found at the far edge of our solar system is a notable discovery …

Universe

Trump's Border Tax Could Be a $23.3 Trillion Headache

Image source: Michael Vadon, Flickr.<p>As was to be expected in going from the Obama administration to the Trump administration, we've seen a number of notable changes during Donald Trump's first two weeks in office. For instance, Trump has signed off on legislation to ease the burdens of the …

The Average Credit Card Limit in America, by Credit Score

Image source: Getty Images.<p>It's probably an out of sight, out of mind thought for most Americans, but credit scores can play an important role in numerous aspects of day-to-day life.<p>Your credit score, sometimes referred to as your FICO score, is normally associated with your ability to get a …

Want to Increase Happiness and Avoid Burnout? Science Says Do These 3 Simple Things

While anyone can do them, one may just start a riot.<p>Happiness was a hot business topic in 2016, and something tells me it's not going away in 2017.<p>The research that has come out over the last several years published in books by positive psychology researchers like Shawn Achor, MartinSeligman, Tal …

Happiness

The Top 10 Horror Films We Can't Wait To See in 2017 - Bloody Disgusting

This year was an awesome one for horror. Will 2017 be even better?<p>The end of the year is a time to look both backwards and forwards, reflecting on …

At Least 21 Transgender Americans Have Been Killed in 2016, Say Advocacy Groups

On Sunday, vigils will be held in several cities to remember the transgender people who died in acts of violence this year. According to advocacy …

LGBTQI

Donald Trump Is Making the Republican Party Fall Back in Love With Deficits and Debt

The Republican Party has spent so much time railing against debt and deficits for the past eight years, it’s easy to think that this issue has always …

Forget the Big Bang, our universe may have formed from a Big Bounce

The universe is in a constant state of expansion and the general consensus is that this began as a ‘Big Bang’ – the universe bursting into existence …

Tethys Tops Saturn

Photojournal: PIA20488<p><b>July 11, 2016</b><p>An illusion of perspective, Saturn’s moon Tethys seems to hang above the planet's north pole in this view from …

BLACKROCK: Here's where the opportunity is in the second half of 2016

My colleagues and I mention a few in our recent BlackRock Investment Institute publication "Global Investment Outlook: Q2 2016." Here's a quick look at four in particular to consider before the second half.

Mars By 2018? SpaceX And NASA Announce A New Space Project

Its name will be "Red Dragon." And if the latest partnership between SpaceX and NASA works out, the privately funded craft will land on Mars to collect scientific data — possibly within the next two years. The plan is to use the Dragon capsule, but without a human crew.<p>"SpaceX is planning to send …

Space Travel

This website lets you book private jet rides that are cheaper than some commercial flights

Stratajet bills itself as "the world's first online private jet marketplace," using technology to pull up real-time prices and availability for aircraft, much like Skyscanner or Expedia except for private jets.<p>Though it's not the only private jet booking website online, it's the first to let users …

End of the line?: The last cormorant fishermen of Guilin, in pictures

Easy Ways to Stay Fit While Traveling

Somewhere between long plane rides, indulgent meals and an uptake in alcohol, traveling can really take a toll on your fitness level. With this in mind we asked the travelers of travel website Trippy.com how they stay fit while they're seeing the world.<p>"Resistance tubes: Occupy very little space in …

Pavlof Volcano in Alaska erupts

Huge ash plume caused airline re-routings. Falling ash, volcanic lightning and lava fountaining from summit. By Tuesday morning, eruption was …

Could our sun emit killer superflare?

Solar eruptions from our sun are nothing compared to eruptions from some other stars – so-called ‘superflares’. Two scientists say our sun could also …

Earth Science

Watch Orbital's Cygnus spacecraft reach the ISS this morning

Run out of <i>Daredevil</i> episodes to binge but still can't sleep? Take a peek live while the ISS captures its largest delivery ever, riding aboard an Orbital Cygnus spacecraft (like the one shown above during a delivery in December last year). NASA TV will kick off its livestream at 5:30AM ET., and the …

Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess Remembers Keith Emerson: ‘He Was My Idol’

<i>As the music world mourns the death of Emerson, Lake & Palmer keyboardist Keith Emerson, Dream Theater keyboardist and friend of Emerson Jordan</i> …

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ExoMars launch: second time lucky for Beagle 2 scientist heading back to Red Planet

ExoMars launch: British scientist Manish Patel lost his life's work when Beagle 2 lost contact in 2003 so he has his fingers crossed for lift-off on Monday<p>As excuses go, claiming to have lost your PhD project on Mars might be considered about as plausible as ‘the dog ate my homework.’<p>But British …

Off-shore oil drilling in the Arctic is still far too risky

When oil executives look at an offshore drilling rig, they see money. Environmentalists, though, see a disaster waiting to happen. The Obama administration should have listened more closely to the latter before including in its 2017-2022 drilling plan a proposal to allow three new offshore leases …