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2016 March 23 - The Great Nebula in Carina

<b>The Great Nebula in Carina</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Damian Peach/SEN<p><b>Explanation:</b> In one of the brightest parts of Milky Way lies a nebula where some …

Cosmology

Beautiful photos show signs of 'runaway' stars in the Milky Way

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Runaway stars speeding through the galaxy aren't exactly easy to find, but luckily, they leave some clues that space-based …

Look At This "Burping" Black Hole

Apparently it's not just humans that suffer from gas.<p>The black hole is part of a small galaxy called NGC 5195, around 25 million light years from Earth, which is in the process of merging with the bigger Whirlpool spiral galaxy you can see in the image above.<p>Looking at data from NASA's Chandra …

Doctors come together and call for ban on prescription drug commercials

Listen, I love watching baseball or football in my living room with my three-year-old playing about just like the next guy. I love when I hear the …

This Is the Largest Photo of Space Ever Taken

Clocking in at 197 GB and 46 gigapixels, you may have to wait a while on this one ...<p>That image above is just a sliver of a new 46 billion-pixel photo of the Milky Way. It is... vast, to say the least. Astronomers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany spent five years building this image, a …

A scientist found a bird that hadn’t been seen in half a century, then killed it. Here’s why.

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Justin Wm. Moyer<p>, Reporter<p>For Christopher Filardi of the American Museum of Natural History, there is nothing like the thrill of finding a mysterious species. Such animals live at the intersection of myth and biology — tantalizing researchers with the prospect that they may …

Conservation

Wonderful solar halo over Croatia

High above Earth, tiny ice crystals create halos by refracting and reflecting the light of the sun or moon.<p>Zlatko Orbanic in the city of Pula in …

Astronomy

Review: 'The Martian' is just the movie space travel needs

You get the impression that Ridley Scott read Andy Weir's 2011 hit sci-fi survival novel <i>The Martian</i> -- with its detailed descriptions of chemical …

Grand jury releases horrifying details of a fraternity event that led to murder charges

Prosecutors in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, where the alleged hazing took place, recently posted the full grand-jury presentment with details of the allegations involving the death of 19-year-old Chun Hsien Deng, who went by Michael.<p>Deng — a pledge member of Baruch's Pi Delta Psi chapter, an …

Crime

General Leading Anti-ISIS Campaign Denies Manipulating Intelligence

Analysts at U.S. Central Command have accused their superiors of painting a rosier picture of the fight against ISIS than actually exists.<p>WASHINGTON — The general leading the United States' campaign against ISIS on Wednesday told senators that he had in no way ordered intelligence reports changed …