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Wisconsin girls to be tried as adults in Slender Man attack

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled Wednesday that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please …

The coolest NASA missions happening right now — and the most exciting ones yet to launch

We hairless apes, gifted with powerful brains and wanderlust through chance (or fate, depending on who you ask), had figured out how to safely launch three humans into the heavens atop a shining tower of explosives.<p>The first two planted a flag, gathered some samples, gazed at the view, took a phone …

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10 Disturbing Alien Abductions

Donald Trump's Running Mate Has Some Truly Strange Views on Modern Science

While Donald Trump’s conservative pedigree may still be in doubt, his choice for running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, is a well-established …

'Absolutely Wrong': Bill Nye the Science Guy Takes on Noah's Ark Exhibit

Days after white doves and shofar horns christened the opening of a new Noah's Ark attraction in northern Kentucky, the land-anchored ship welcomed a conspicuous and curious visitor: Bill Nye “the Science Guy.”<p>The bow-tied man of science — openly skeptical about the exhibit from the time it was …

Bill Nye

NASA's solar observatory does a space-flip, delivers nauseating sun GIF

Twice a year, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory does a good impression of a well-trained dog and performs a perfect 360-degree roll on command. The SDO takes an image of the sun every 12 seconds and it continues to do so during the maneuver. That's why we now have a stomach-flipping GIF showing the …

Astronomy

The world's biodiversity has decreased below 'safe' levels

Our planet is losing so many species that we might be putting ourselves at risk. New research shows that across half of the Earth’s land surface, biodiversity — all the different animals, plants, and other species that make up an ecosystem — has dropped below a threshold that some scientists …

Fresno police release video in Dylan Noble shooting

Fresno police released an "extremely disturbing" body cam video of officers fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old white man who appears to refuse repeated sharp commands to drop to the ground and hold his hands up.<p>Dylan Noble was shot and killed June 25. Fresno police chief Jerry Dyer intended to …

Law Enforcement

The Computer Program That Helped NASA Land on the Moon Is Full of Jokes

Computer programmers aren’t generally known for their roaring senses of humor, but a newly rediscovered piece of space history suggests that maybe …

Blue Ridge Mountains

New Type of Black Hole Spotted in the Early Universe

A bright galaxy in the early universe likely contains a mysterious kind of black hole that had previously existed only in theory, a new study …

Take a first look at the iris scanner on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 could easily be the most leaked device of all time; in the past weeks and months, we’ve come to know seemingly everything that Samsung managed to pack in this beast of a device, and yet more leaks keep coming.<p>The much rumored iris scanner has been “confirmed” a number of times …

Science group warns of shortcomings in U.S. missile defense

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. missile defense system to counter attacks from rogue states like North Korea has no proven capability to protect the United States and is not on a credible path to achieve that goal, a science advocacy group said on Thursday.<p>The ground-based midcourse missile defense …

Electricity generated with water, salt and a three-atoms-thick membrane

Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add to their existing array of solar, wind, and hydropower: osmotic power. Or more …

Juno mission returns first image of Jupiter and its famous Great Red Spot since going into orbit

The US space agency's Juno space mission to solve the mystery of what lies beneath the swirling storm clouds of Jupiter has sent back its first imagery since going into orbit.<p>Nasa on Tuesday released a picture taken by the spacecraft of the huge gas giant, showing a sunlit section of the planet …

The Man Who Woke Up From a Coma With Memories of Another Person’s Life

Most of the time, when memory conflicts with reality, it’s in the little things: Your keys are somehow on the floor even though you <i>know</i> you left them …

Bacterial Wind Turbines Could Power The Nanobots Of The Future

Computer model suggests a way to generate tiny amounts of power for tiny machines<p>Wind farms are getting bigger and bigger, producing more and more power as they grow. But sometimes, bigger isn't always better.<p>In a paper published in <i>Science Advances</i> researchers describe a mathematical simulation of …

Obesity link to brain structure in explosive medical study

Overweight people are less intelligent than people who are do not have weight problems , a provocative study claims.<p>Overweight men and women have less grey and white matter in key areas of the brain, it suggests. They also have greater impulsiveness and "altered reward processing", the study …

Meet The Man Who Lives Normally With Damage to 90% of His Brain

The father of two lives a normal life.<p>A French man who lives a relatively normal, healthy life - despite damaging 90 percent of his brain - is …

NASA’s Juno probe beams back its first images from Jupiter’s orbit

Here they are: The first images from Juno's orbit around Jupiter. After a stunning orbital entry on July 4 — the probe, which had been traveling at upward of 125,000 mph, managed to slow down and enter orbit within a second and a centimeter of its target — Juno's instruments are back online.<p>Juno is …

Astronomy

Saturn's moon Titan could have the right chemistry for life, research suggests

by Rachel Feltman<p>Titan, Saturn's aptly named largest moon, is exactly the kind of place we want to visit: NASA describes it as "one of the most …

Astronomy

A scientist spent 6 months alone in a dark cave to study the effects of extreme isolation

On Valentine's Day in 1972, geologist-turned-researcher Michel Siffre was about to find out.<p>He kissed his wife goodbye and descended a hundred feet to the aptly named Midnight Cave in Texas. He did not emerge for six months.<p>Those months of isolation and sensory deprivation had a profound effect on …

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2016 July 11 - Aurorae on Jupiter

<b>Aurorae on Jupiter</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble<p><b>Explanation:</b> Jupiter has aurorae. Like Earth, the magnetic field of the gas giant funnels charged …

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The U.S. navy is developing a new weapon: tattooed, backpack-wearing, bomb-sniffing, cyborg locusts | The Star

Locusts came to fame as agents of destruction during the eighth plague of Egypt in the Bible, but some researchers envision a new occupation for the …

Texas Inmates Break Out of Cell to Save Guard Who Suffered Heart Attack

A group of inmates at a Texas jail broke out of a holding cell last month to save a guard who had suffered an apparent heart attack.<p>The guard had …

Crime

Scientists Find First Instance of Water Clouds Outside Our Solar System

A cloudy day here on Earth might be a sign for gloom, but elsewhere in the universe, to behold one is a scientific achievement.<p>In this case, a team …

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