Megan Ebert

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Astronomers find evidence of water clouds in first spectrum of coldest brown dwarf: Difficult spectroscopic observations reveal properties of the coldest known object outside of our solar system

Difficult spectroscopic observations reveal properties of the coldest known object outside of our solar system<p>Since its detection in 2014, the brown …

The most spectacular meteor shower of the year is going to be extra special tonight — here's how to watch

As our planet spins through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet, tiny grain-of-rice-size bits of debris smack into our atmosphere and burn up, sizzling through the sky like shooting stars.<p>The meteor shower runs from July 17 until August 24 this year and will reach its peak in the evening hours of …

Astronomy

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We just broken a record we really shouldn’t have

No, this isn’t an event that warrants celebration. To the contrary, the closer to the beginning of the year this day occurs, the more concerned we …

A Revolution With No Rewind: Galileo’s Daughter and How the Patron Saint of Astronomy Reconciled Science and Spirituality

“Although science has soared beyond his quaint instruments, it is still caught in his struggle.”<p>Like Blake and Beethoven, <b>Galileo Galilei</b> (February 15, 1564–January 8, 1642) lived a life animated by the tragic genius of outsiderdom. It was only by standing apart from his society that he was able to …

Astronomy

7 Clues That You've Really Found Love

<i>Is it love?</i><p>You might think that people who are truly in love automatically know the answer to this question, with no doubt in their minds—and a lucky …

Bacteria Can Show Us When Earth's Magnetic Field Flipped

Like tiny compasses.<p>Most of us take Earth's magnetic field - and our faithful north and south poles - for granted. Like a giant bar magnet, the …

Hurricane Earl Drenches Belize, Takes Aim at Mexico

BELMOPAN, Belize — Hurricane Earl made landfall in Belize with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph early Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.<p>A hurricane warning remained in place for Belize and parts of Mexico, though the storm was expected to weaken as it moved ashore.<p>The hurricane …

Weather

The Economic Collapse In Venezuela Is So Bad That People Are Slaughtering And Eating Zoo Animals

<b>If you were hungry enough, would you kill and eat zoo animals?</b><p>To most of us such a notion sounds absolutely insane, but this is actually happening in …

What it's really like to live with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

I couldn’t sleep last night.<p>I prepared with all the right things: a warm bath, gentle stretching, my mandatory snack — I even sprayed my pillow with …

Yellow River yields clues to Chinese legend of ancient 'Great Flood'

OSLO (Reuters) - The crushed skeletons of children point to an earthquake and catastrophic flood on China’s Yellow River 4,000 years ago that could be the source of a legendary “Great Flood” at the dawn of Chinese civilization, scientists say.<p>A view of the Yellow river near the Lajia site, hit by a …

Series of earthquakes strikes Northern California

A cluster of moderate earthquakes rocked Northern California on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.<p>About 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported about 20 miles east of Janesville, near the Nevada border, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.<p>Within minutes, two more …

Australia's tectonic speed leaves cartographers behind

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia, which rides on the world's fastest-moving continental tectonic plate, is heading north so quickly that map co-ordinates are now out by as much as 1.5 meters (4.9 feet), say geoscientists.<p>"There are tweets coming out saying: 'Hey does that mean my neighbors pool is in …

Why Women Are Smarter Than Men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn't typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that's worth opening this particular can of worms.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), but that …

Emotional Intelligence

Getting to know our new neighbour

<i>Tantalising evidence for another planet in our Solar System was presented early this year. Details on ‘Planet Nine’, however, were scarce. Here,</i> …

Universe

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This Is What Musical Notes Actually Look Like - Facts So Romantic

A few months ago, I sat poolside with friends in Palm Springs. Amid the quiet desert sublime, we reminisced about all the live music we’ve …

David Bowie

Farmers are planting marijuana to clean up the land contaminated by Europe's biggest steel mill

The road into Taranto is dotted with 100-year-old olive trees and low stone houses. The town, in the region of Puglia, is in the heel of the boot-shaped Italian peninsula. "The city between the two seas" straddles the southern Mediterranean, known as the <i>Mar Grande</i>, and a small inlet known as the <i>Mar</i> …

Hemp

If You Don’t Love All Of Her, Let Her Go

If you don’t love her completely, let her go. If you’re happier when she isn’t around, let her go. If you’re more interested in talking to other …

FLIR's thermal camera is out for iOS, Android to follow

That second-gen FLIR One thermal camera we saw earlier this year is now available for iPhones and iPads, with the Android version shipping in July. If the last time you've heard about it was back in 2014, this might come as a surprise, as the first-gen camera was embedded in an iPhone 5/5s case. …

A Spectacular Meteor Shower Starts Next Week - Here's How to Watch

You don't want to miss this.<p>The Perseids, one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, is coming up in just under a month. But you don’t have …

Empowered Living Mind Body Spirit Life Coaching

Spiritual awakening requires you to experience three significant phases of growth to help you evolve from ego based consciousness to soul …

New Trials Are Using Ketamine to Treat Alcohol Addiction

Researchers in the UK and US are running studies to see if ketamine could help prevent alcoholics from relapsing.<p>People looking to quit problematic drinking in the UK could one day have access to a new, quick-acting treatment to help them cope with the difficult first few weeks of sobriety: …

Mysterious Planet Nine May Be Responsible for the Planets' Weird Orbits

New research suggests that the hypothesized Planet Nine may explain why the orbits of the planets don't align with the Sun.<p>Earlier this year, astronomers made a shocking announcement that there may be a ninth planet orbiting in the far reaches of the solar system. Since then, evidence for Planet …

Pimple Cupcakes With Squeezable Heads Are A Thing Now (Unfortunately)

Like cupcakes? Well, that might be about to change when you take a look at these disgusting pimple cupcakes with edible pus-filled centres. You can …

World-First Experiment Finds Our Eyes Are Capable of Detecting Individual Photons

Incredible.<p>Our eyes might be more awesome than we ever imagined.<p>A new experiment has shown for the first time that the human eye is capable of …

Neuroscientists and philosophers debate whether the world exists

You <b>might not think</b> there’d be much <b>overlap</b> between <b>neuroscience</b> and <b>philosophy</b>, but that’s not what philosopher <b>Alva Noë</b> sees. Where philosophers have …

Neuroscience

Two for one: Hubble picks out pair of Earth-sized planets' atmospheres

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of scientists has tracked two planets crossing in front of the same star at the same time -- discovering that these worlds are both rocky and have comparatively thin atmospheres.<p>The findings, described in the journal Nature, lend growing …

Universe