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Boeing 747s Are Back From the Dead

A funny thing happened to an older generation of Boeing Co. 747 jumbo jets on their way to dusty oblivion in desert parking lots.<p>Instead of being …

What causes multiple sclerosis? Landmark study finds clue

Multiple sclerosis can cause debilitating fatigue, vision problems, impaired balance and coordination, and muscle stiffness. It is usually disabling, …

Man Crashes New Porsche Cayenne Into Dealership During Sales Contract Dispute

And you thought your car-buying experience was bad.<p>Kyle CheromchaView Kyle Cheromcha's Articles<p>twitter.com/@cheromchainstagram.com/kylecheromcha<p>A man …

This one principle will change how you see yourself

“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson<p><b>You are not special.</b><p>Don’t feel sad about it though; it’s not just …

Why Trump is right to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

The case for pulling out of the Iran deal, explained by one of its biggest critics.<p>President Trump just announced that he will reimpose unilateral sanctions on banks that finance Iran’s oil industry, a major move that will irritate European allies and effectively end the 2015 nuclear deal.<p>Trump has …

Were You Meant to Be an Astronaut? Try Passing NASA's Project Mercury Intelligence Test

From left: Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, Christopher Craft of the Mercury Operations Division, Gordon Cooper, Scott Carpenter, John …

Ask Ethan: How Close Could Two Alien Civilizations Get To One Another?

Here on planet Earth, in orbit around the Sun, we’re the only intelligent-life game in town. There might be possibilities for either past life or microbial life elsewhere in the Solar System, but as far as intelligent, complex, differentiated and multicellular life goes, what’s on our world is far …

Universe

Having blood type O almost trebles risk of dying from serious injury, scientists find

Having blood type O almost trebles the risk of dying from serious injury because it does not clot as well, scientists have found.<p>Data from 901 emergency care patients in Japan showed a death rate of 28 per cent for those with type O blood.<p>The death rate of patients from other blood groups combined …

Missing Mexican students were killed, dissolved in acid after mistaken identity: authorities

Three Mexican film students who went missing in March in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, were kidnapped, tortured and killed, and their bodies were dissolved in acid, authorities said Monday.<p>State prosecutors said criminals had confused them with members of a rival gang.<p>The grim news led to …

Mexico

This Neurologist Found Out What Happens to Our Brains When We Die

Only to realise 'Star Trek' had already explained the process in a 1988 episode.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany</i><p>If we had paid closer attention to <i>The Simpsons</i> 18 years ago, the election of Donald Trump might not have come as such a shock. And if German neurologist Jens Dreier had …

Scientists finally confirm that Uranus is surrounded by fart clouds

But the cold would kill you before the smell did.<p>Sometimes science simply confirms what we already know to be true. You know what I’m talking about: researchers will find evidence that losing sleep makes you cranky and bad at your job, that eating lots of vegetables is good for your gut, or that …

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to your face. You talk to it. It talks to you. But no words are said. You say things in your head, like "what street am I on," and it reads the signals your brain …

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you? | Dylan Curran

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

Spying

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …

The universe could end the same way it started — with a big bang

The world could end as abruptly as it began, warn experts.<p>All it would theoretically take is for a fundamental particle — the Higgs boson — to become …

Physics

This Is the Farthest Star Humans Have Ever Seen

The discovery could help astronomers better understand the evolution of the universe.<p>A bright blue giant nicknamed Icarus is now the farthest star humans have ever seen.<p>The supergiant star (officially named MACS J1149+2223 Lensed Star 1) lives more than halfway across the observable universe. It's …

Universe

There will be a double blue moon on Easter Saturday, with 6 superstitions attached to it

If you'd like to achieve some big goals this year, listen up...<p>This weekend, on Easter Saturday (31st April), the UK will get to observe 2018's …

Astronomy

Saudi Arabia's missile defenses look to have 'failed catastrophically' at trying to stop a large Houthi strike

Saudi Arabia's missile interceptors may have "failed catastrophically" in their attempts to shoot down several missiles headed toward Riyadh over the weekend, according to one expert.<p>Seven ballistic missiles launched from the Yemeni Houthi rebel group were intercepted on Sunday, according to the …

Asteroid-bound spacecraft finds signs of life—on Earth

Nearly 30 years ago, the Galileo spacecraft flew past Earth on its journey to Jupiter, prompting astronomer Carl Sagan to develop a novel experiment: …

Space

If You Have 1 Of These 5 Traits You're Probably Smarter Than Average

You can go to school as much as you want, but there are just some things that make you smarter than average that you're born with or are just part of …

Psychology

Is the speed of light slowing down?

Several things in nature go faster than the speed of light, without challenging general relativity.<br>Read More

Speed Of Light

The Air Force just released a bunch of crazy photos of A-10 Warthogs over Afghanistan

The Air Force recently released a bunch of crazy pictures of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs getting refueled over Afghanistan, where the US recently redeployed a squadron of 12 Warthogs.<p>The A-10s were deployed in late January to Kandahar Air Base as part of a new campaign announced in November 2017. The US …

A Star Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago, and Early Humans Likely Saw It

Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, when modern humans were …

Astronomy

Here's which generation you're part of based on your birth year — and why those distinctions exist

The only generation officially designated by the US Census Bureau is the baby-boomer generation.<p>Yet that hasn't stopped demographers from classifying other cohorts into ranges of birth years. Often this is done to better understand how formative experiences such as world events or technological …

Billionaire signs up to be killed, have brain digitally preserved

A Silicon Valley billionaire is paying the ultimate price for immortality: death.<p>Well, that, and a spare 10 grand.<p>Entrepreneur Sam Altman is one of …

Hubble Just Found a "Relic Galaxy," and It's Absolutely Stunning

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a strange kind of galaxy surprisingly close to home.<p>A new study published Monday in <i>Nature</i> reports that …

Universe

Footage of mysterious object above ocean stuns military personnel

Newly released video of a mysterious object streaking over the Atlantic Ocean shows the Pentagon needs to take UFOs seriously, a researcher says.<p>The …

Beware 'Disease X': the mystery killer keeping scientists awake at night

Over two days in early February, the World Health Organisation (WHO) convened an expert committee at its Geneva headquarters to consider the unthinkable.<p>The goal was to identify pathogens with the potential to spread and kill millions but for which there are currently no, or insufficient, …

Elephants Are Strangely Resistant to Cancer - And We May Finally Know Why

The genetic clues could help humans, too.<p>A research team peering into the relatively underexplored "junk" DNA of mammals has found more clues as to …