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180-million-year-old relative of vampire squid unearthed at newly-discovered Jurassic fossil bed

Researchers have stumbled across a treasure trove of fossils from the Early Jurassic period in south-west Alberta, Canada, including a relative of …

Earth - There is one animal that seems to survive without oxygen

In 2010, it seemed that biology textbooks would have to be rewritten. At the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, in one of the most extreme environments on Earth, one research team found evidence of an animal able to live its entire life without oxygen.<p>Not one of the other million or so known animal …

Beautiful scene shows universe is growing quicker than we knew

Gravity's effect on light has shown the universe is growing at an accelerated rate.<p>Isn't this image glorious? It looks like five super-bright stars in a cluster, forming a cross. They actually aren't stars at all; in fact, it's only one object.<p>What you see is a phenomenon sometimes called an …

The Cassini Probe Returns Yet Another Stunning Close-Up Of Saturn

🌑😲🌑😲<p>NASA’s Cassini probe has returned yet another stunning close-up of Saturn’s atmosphere, after beginning its death-defying journey through the …

Why are we more likely to get cancer as we age?

<i>This article is part of our series on older people’s health. It looks at the changes and processes that occur in our body as we age, the conditions</i> …

Parts of you stay alive after you die

After you die, parts of your body try to live.<p>A crazy new study, published Wednesday in Open Biology, found that even after death is declared, a …

Research

Exploring Orion's Wonders Using Mobile Astronomy Apps

Every year at this time, the evening sky is dominated by the eye-catching constellation Orion, the hunter, and his famous three-starred belt. The …

Scientists Suspect 2015 Earthquake Caused Mount Everest To Shrink

Scientists believe the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest, may have shrunk due to the recent 2015 earthquake in Nepal. This has kicked off an effort to reach the peak of Mount Everest to determine just how tall the world’s highest mountain sits. Initial satellite data suggests that the peak …

New Method for Measuring Milky Way Shows it’s Much Lighter Than We Realized

A new method has been devised for measuring the mass of the Milky Way galaxy. It’s more accurate than previous methods and confirms that our galactic …

Scientists Have Unlocked the Code That Turns Genes On and Off

Human Initiator<p>A DNA sequence code critical to our understanding of how human genes are turned on and off has just been unlocked by a team of …

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

This Jupiter Photo Is Unbearably Gorgeous

This unbearably gorgeous image of Jupiter was taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft back on December 11 and was just shared by NASA on Thursday. From a …

How Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future

It took 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution to bring us here. Generations of stars had to live and die to create the heavy elements; small proto-galaxies had to merge together to create the Milky Way; interstellar gas clouds had to collapse and form new stars with rocky planets around them; …

Universe

Did Scientists Actually Turn Hydrogen Into a Metal?

The more scientists achieve the same result, the more robust that result is. On the flip side, there’s reason to be skeptical when a single group …

The Universe Is Expanding So Fast It Could Rip Galaxies Apart, New Research Suggests

Fortunately, it won't happen for trillions of years.<p>How fast is the universe expanding? It’s one of the greatest puzzles of modern physics. But now a …

The Science of the Snake Bite

High-speed cameras take the rattlesnake strike out of the lab and into the natural world<p>It’s not hard to find rattlesnakes in the New Mexico desert. …

Why do some people deny science? Blame a fear of math.

<b>To the editor:</b> I am a retired engineer and I defer to no one in my skepticism. Before a theory is accepted as valid, it must be able to predict measurable test results, evidence that is replicated independently by unbiased, independent observers. ("Psychologists ask: What makes some smart people so …

Scientists find brain hormone that triggers fat burning

Biologists have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut. Their findings in animal models could have implications …

The First Human-Pig Hybrid Embryo Has Been Created in The Lab

A big step towards lab-grown organs.<p>For the first time, researchers have successfully grown human cells inside early-stage pig embryos in the lab, …

Put People on Mars by 2033—for the Good of the Nation

Could America be the first country to put humans on Mars? Should it be? And is it a race we can win?<p>WIRED OPINION<p>About<p>Norm Augustine is the former …

Space Exploration

Scientists have finally figured out what caused the largest volcanic eruption in human history

Now, scientists may have worked out what triggers them to blow in a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.<p>The Toba eruption was the largest volcanic eruption witnessed in history, which covered 2,800 cubic kilometers of the surrounding area in volcanic ash, causing enormous amounts …

8-Layer Taco Salad Recipe

By: EatingWell User<p>Not Mexican enough This recipe doesn't have enough heat or spice. If I make it again it will have cumin, onion, garlic, and maybe …

We Tried the Crazy Microwave Potato Chips Hack and Here's What Happened

Yes, your microwave can actually "fry" potato slices with almost no oil. Who knew?<p>If you've been devoted enough to your resolution to actually cut …

Food

Potato and Parmesan Soup, A Soup-er Star

Look to this creamy, comforting dish to get you through the winter.<p><i>Courtesy Gavin Schmidt, The Morris, San Francisco</i><p>One of San Francisco’s hottest …

San Francisco

11 Classic Comfort Foods With A Twist

What beats your favorite comfort food on a cold day? How about a new and improved version of it? From Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto to BBQ Turkey Meatloaf, these cozy, creative recipes will keep you warm all winter long.<p><b>1. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto</b><p>…