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Scientists Discover a Key Mechanism That Could Prevent Alzheimer's-Related Memory Loss

It's about blocking the right proteins at the right time.<p>We're seeing some exciting progress being made in the fight against neurodegenerative …

Starving sea lion rescued after being found in San Diego restaurant

A starving sea lion has been rescued after finding its way into the booth of a fancy San Diego restaurant.<p>Experts at SeaWorld were called Thursday morning to The Marine Room, an oceanfront restaurant in La Jolla.<p>Rescuers found an eight-month-old female pup asleep in a dining booth. The pup was …

Scientists discover prehistoric 'Jurassic butterfly'

Scientists have discovered an insect that went extinct for more than 120 million years and featured many of the traits associated with modern butterflies including markings on the wing called eye spots.<p>Known as Kalligrammatid lacewings, paleobotanists for the past century have known they lived in …

Nicole Lovell's death was plotted at a restaurant, official says

<b>Christiansburg, Virginia (CNN) —</b> Two college students sat at a fast-food chain restaurant, not to discuss homework, but allegedly to plot the killing of a 13-year-old girl.<p>Virginia Tech students David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers also allegedly planned how to dispose and conceal the body of …

The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …

UFO footage which sent alien hunters into frenzy 'confirmed' as GENUINE by expert

Mr Jones watched the light for about five minutes in the hope that something would occur that would explain the phenomenon, but noticed no …

NASA discovers icebergs on Pluto

Literally cool<p>Pluto has icebergs, NASA revealed today. By analyzing data and images returned by the New Horizons spacecraft, scientists determined that these icebergs are actually very large. They measure several miles across, and traverse the icy plains region being called Sputnik Planum, which …

Tommy Chong on Why He Supports Bernie: Weed, Basically

He laughs it off, but the last seven months have been rough for Tommy Chong. He’s been battling cancer that recurred in June after three years of …

We're One Step Closer to Creating Hydrogen Gas from Solar Energy

Solar panels of the future could produce clean-burning hydrogen gas in a one-step process.<p>Its one the biggest questions facing the solar power industry today. How do you get a solar panel to supply a reliable, steady supply of electricity—even after nightfall or during cloudy days?<p>One way is to …

Report: Facebook is deleting medical marijuana pages

<i>NJ.com</i> reports that Facebook has deleted the business pages of medical marijuana dispensaries -- three in New Jersey so far as well as a handful of others across the nation -- for violating the site's terms of service. In their place, the dispensaries found note reading "We remove any promotion or …

Kobe Bryant oldest player since Michael Jordan to outscore his age in game

At age 37, Kobe Bryant scored 38 points in the Lakers’ win over the Timberwolves last night.<p>That made Kobe the oldest player to outscore his age in a …

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Before Americans could land on the moon the Soviet Union had to crash land there

Crashing into a planet is seldom a good idea. If you’re trying to travel to another world, you’re likely to land at tens of kilometers per second unless you do something serious to slow down. When Neil Armstrong famously became the first man on the moon in 1969, he piloted a lunar module onto the …

Space Exploration

Earth Is Made Of Two Planets, According To A New Study

New research published in the journal <i>Science</i> proposes a stunning origin story for modern Earth: The planet we thought we knew could actually be made of <i>two</i> planets, which fused together 4.5 billion years ago after a collision that also formed our moon.<p>Astronomers have long suspected that the moon …

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The CIA’s Guide to Taking Pictures of UFOs

Updated for the digital age.<p>It's a stellar time to be someone who knows that the truth is out there, and to trust absolutely no one.<p>Around this time last year, amateur Freedom of Information Act enthusiast John Greenewald, Jr. uploaded 130,000 pages of formerly classified documentation on the US …

Europe Looks Toward NASA's Cargo Plane To Clean Up Space Junk

The Dream Chaser was a crew vehicle contender turned cargo hauling space plane. Now, the European Space Agency wants to use it to retrieve derelict satellites.<p>The Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser lost out on its chance to ferry crew to the ISS before getting a second chance earlier this …

Robotic Comet Lander Philae Says Good-Bye

On a dark stretch of the chilly Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko the lander Philae has begun a lonely and silent vigil. After it landed awkwardly and …

Elon Musk Reveals When He'll Finally Announce His Mars Plan

At least it's progress.<p>SpaceX's Mars ambitions have been no secret, but the company has never laid out a formalized plan. Instead, there have been hints, threads, Elon Musk tweets, and the other breadcrumbs that made it seem like something was in the works. And as Eric Berger at Ars Technica …

Dispelling 5 Myths about Domestic Violence

<b>Domestic violence only happens when someone hits you.</b><p>Physical abuse is the first thing people think about when it comes to domestic violence. However, verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse are just as painful and damaging. Sometimes, even more so. The bruises will heal in about a week, but the echoes …

Domestic Violence

See Astonishing True Color Photos of the Moon

The Chang'e 3 lander captured the four images for this mosaic of the Yutu rover driving southward on Dec. 23, 2013.<br>The Science and Application Center …

NASA's New 360 Degree, Interactive Mars Viewer for Your Phone Is Unsettlingly Good

We tried NASA’s brand new 360 degree Mars panoramic viewer for your phone, and we think it’s about as good a Mars view as you’re going to get right …

Elon Musk says he will reveal how he plans to get to Mars this year

He has hinted at doing so with something called the Mars Colonial Transporter (MCT) in the past.<p>But despite previously saying he would reveal what this is in 2015, nothing materialized.<p>At the StartmeupHK Festival in Hong Kong this week, though, Musk had some encouraging words for would-be …

Space Travel

Another World — Mars' Strange Surface | Space Wallpaper

About this Image<p>What appear to be tiny oases nurturing a variety of trees in a vast pink desert are not, actually. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter …

Mentally Ill Prisoners Are Destroyed By Solitary Confinement

For those predisposed to mental illness, isolation can induce anxiety, depression, distortions, paranoia, even psychosis.<p>When President Obama announced the end of solitary confinement in federal prisons for juveniles and as a response to low-level infractions last week, he cited "devastating, …

When Black Holes Run Out of Gas, They Turn Off the Lights

Some of the brightest objects in the known universe may abruptly go dark at the whims of the black holes that power them, new research shows.<p>A recent …

This rescued shelter kitten can't stop smiling about her new home

This cat is living proof that home is where the heart is.<p>Eleven weeks ago — after a short stay in a shelter — a little kitten, now known as Rey, was …

Effort to dig to the center of the Earth fails

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Researchers have returned from nearly two months at sea having failed to accomplish their goal of drilling to the center of …

Explore Mars In 360 Degrees With Rover's New Interactive Photo

Curiosity captures the Red Planet in all its glory.<p>Experience what life could be like on Mars with this awe-inspiring 360 degree photograph.<p>NASA released the picture taken by its Curiosity Mars rover on Saturday, just a day after dazzling us with a stunning selfie beamed back from the Red …

Tell Canada Goose, 'Ditch Fur and Down'!

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When Ice Melts: Tipping the Scales in the Predator/Prey Arms Race in Antarctica

Changing Planet<p><i>The Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund aims to protect the last wild places in the ocean while facilitating conservation, research, education, and community development programs in the places we explore. This blog entry spotlights some of the exciting work our</i> …