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​Here's the truth about the 'Armageddon' asteroid

But despite what you might have read online, this <i>isn't</i> an asteroid on a collision path to destroy Earth, and NASA isn't sending a probe there to try to figure out how to stop it smashing into us.<p>In fact, despite multiple headlines claiming that this is an "Armageddon asteroid," Bennu's likelihood …

All-Level Python Programming Bundle

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>If you’re ready to learn one of the web’s most used back-end languages today’s Daily Deal, the All-Level Python Programming …

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

Mathematics

This Scientist Shot Himself Underwater, And Science Saved His Life

That's dedication.<p>Yesterday we showed you how Norwegian physicist Andreas Wahl plummet off the side of a building in order to demonstrate centripetal …

A Physicist Jumped Off The Side of a Building - Here's The Science That Saved His Life

This is so awesome.<p>To prove a basic property of physics, Norwegian physicist Andreas Wahl tied himself to the side of a building, 45 feet (13.7 …

50 must-have tech accessories under $50

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff that we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>There are a lot of tech accessories out there. Some enhance the functionality of your current hardware, while others just …

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Jupiter Is So Freaking Massive, It Doesn't Actually Orbit The Sun

Whoa!<p>Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun, gas giant, and subject of the Juno mission, is huge. <i>Huge</i>.<p>It's so huge, in fact, that it doesn't actually …

A practical guide to help your kid become an astronaut

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: My 9-year-old has been saying for years (really, since age 5) that she wants to become an astronaut. How can I best guide and support her in pursuing this dream?</i> <i>Answer by Robert Frost, instructor and flight controller at NASA.</i><p>The most important thing is …

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