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What's inside the Most Exclusive Website on the internet?

More than 45,000 people are currently in line to get access to the so-called "Most Exclusive Website" on the internet -- and most of them have no …

Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop "hipster playground" at ODA's new Bushwick apartments

1/11<p>ODA Architecture 10 Montieth Street1<p>Most NYC rooftops afford room for a grill, a few plantings and maybe some yoga, but what about one large …

'Severe' solar storm hits Earth, likely to spark auroras Monday night

<i>UPDATED: This story was updated at 4 p.m. ET on Monday to reflect the newest information about the solar storm's intensity and likely impacts.</i><p>Three …

Magnetism

Strong earthquake hits south of Tokyo; no tsunami danger

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off an island chain south of Tokyo on Tuesday, but officials said there was no danger of a tsunami.<p>Japan's Meteorological Agency said the earthquake measured a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 and was very deep, about 480 kilometers (300 miles) below the ocean's …

The road to Mars: NASA's next 30 years

What will NASA be up to by 2030? The space agency (and even President Barack Obama) hopes it will be close to launching a manned mission to the surface of Mars. But, before that's possible, there's a whole lot of puzzle pieces to fit together. In fact, some of those pieces haven't even been …

Space Science

Volcanoes on Venus May Still Be Awake

Data from the now-defunct European Venus Express orbiter show that volcanoes are erupting on the planet known as “Earth’s Evil Twin.”<p>New research has revealed a major secret about Venus, a planet whose thick shroud of clouds and 900°F surface temperature have made it difficult to study in the past. …

Astronomy

Natural cooling of the Sun will not be enough to save Earth from global warming, warn scientists

There is about a one-in-five chance of the Sun entering the same kind of cooling phase that allowed “frost fairs” to be held on the frozen River …

Climate Change

Nearly Half of the Microbes In New York City's Subways Are Undiscovered Species — NOVA Next | PBS

If you’re going to take the subway, stand—don’t sit.<p>That’s just one pragmatic piece of advice gleaned from recent studies on the urban microbiome. …

Welcome to the Dawn of the Age of Robots

Growing up, I believed that very soon we would all have robots like Rosie, from <i>The Jetsons</i>, cleaning up after us. For those out there who are too young to remember <i>The Jetsons</i>, Rosie is the family's domestically adroit robot maid. After all, why should anyone waste time doing dishes or folding …

Everything that’s new in iOS 9 beta 2

Apple seeded iOS 9 beta 2 to developers today and while there aren’t any groundbreaking new features or drastic improvements, the company did manage to add a bunch of little changes and tweaks across the OS.<p>Most of the improvements are small design changes, but there are a couple really useful …

This Swedish house was designed by two million people — and it's surprisingly attractive

Between January and October of 2014, a Swedish online housing portal called Hemnet, collected data from more than 200 million clicks, gathered from 20% of Sweden's population.<p>The idea was to create the ultimate image of democracy: a home built by the people, for the people.<p>It's called the Hemnet …

NASA Curiosity Rover photographs pyramid on Mars

Written by Dr Michael Salla on June 20, 2015. Posted in Space Programs<p><i>Click image to Enlarge. Click here for NASA Image Source</i><p>On May 7, NASA’s …

Islamic State crisis: 'Mines planted in Syria's Palmyra'

<b>Islamic State (IS) militants have planted landmines and explosives around the ancient Palmyra ruins, according to a group that monitors the war in Syria.</b><p>Activists said it was unclear whether IS had laid the bombs to destroy the ruins or make the site secure from Syrian government forces.<p>IS fighters …

6 myths that prevent people from learning multiple languages

You're probably familiar with the romanticized image of the polyglot. It goes something like this:<p>After attending the recent polyglot conference in Berlin, I can tell you that I didn't meet a single person who comes close to that description (although I'm sure many of us wouldn't mind it).<p>It's true …

Prehistoric paintings on vertical rock face in wilderness photographed and filmed for the first time<p>A British wildlife film-maker has returned from one of the most inaccessible parts of the world with extraordinary footage of ancient rock art that has never been filmed or photographed before.<p>In an …

South America

Asking Apple Watch for the time will get you some well-earned sass

Siri is a pretty handy virtual assistant on your Apple Watch. It can tell you the temperature, convert measurements, send text messages, and do several other things without you having to take your iPhone out of your pocket.<p>The one thing you should never have to do, however, is ask it what time it …

The 16 most expensive cities to live in the world for expats

But, according to consultancy Mercer, there are a number of other places that surpass the main financial centres, due to eye watering inflation and living conditions.<p>In Mercer's 21st annual "Cost of Living Survey," the consultancy looked at 207 cities across five continents and measured the …

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

North Korea claims 'cure' for Mers, Aids and Ebola

North Korea says it has succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed.<p>The authoritarian, impoverished nation announced it has a drug that can prevent and cure Mers, Ebola, Sars and Aids.<p>The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said scientists developed Kumdang-2 from ginseng grown …

North Korea

Three ways we will build the cities of the future from waste

As the global population grows, it is also becoming more city-based with 70% expected to live in urban areas by 2050. It is a trend that has not escaped sci-fi in Hollywood, which reimagines the city of the future again and again, but there are those trying to bring sustainable cities to life in …

Sustainability

Area 51 and extra-terrestrial life both exist, says head of Nasa

Extra-terrestrial life does exist, the head of Nasa has confirmed, but said aliens were not hidden in Area 51.<p>Nasa Administrator Major Charles Bolden told British schoolchildren that he was confident that scientists would find life outside of Earth because there were so many planets that are …

These 10 Countries Already Have Women on Their Currency

The United States lags far behind several other …

iGame

Sorry, San Francisco: Starbucks is closing La Boulange

It’s long been a popular hang for San Francisco pastry lovers, and a meeting spot for Silicon Valley techies, and soon it will be no more. Starbucks …

10 tips to avoid a social faux pas in Japan | CNN Travel

Why Aren't Aliens Calling Earth?

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. The publication contributed this article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Why is a Chinese tycoon building a $50 billion canal in Nicaragua that no one wants?

A Chinese billionaire is building one of the world’s largest engineering projects, a canal in Nicaragua that is three times the size of world’s largest, the Panama Canal, and is estimated to cost at least $50 billion. Of the many Chinese infrastructure projects spanning the globe, the new canal …

China

Finally, humanity gets the tools needed to find life on other planets

Exactly four centuries ago this year, Galileo sent a letter to the Grand Duchess of Tuscany to implore the powers-that-be of the time to accept the scientific fact that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the reverse.<p>It was not a new idea -- the ancient Greek Aristarchus made the same …

Star Trek