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Astronomers Are Watching an Interstellar Object That's Appeared in Our Solar System

Where did it come from?<p>Up until now, all asteroids and comets we've seen have originated in our own Solar System.<p>But a few days ago astronomers …

Combined Shape

It goes without saying that all dogs are <i>adorable</i><b>.</b> But as anyone who’s spent two minutes with a beagle knows, some breeds are just a little goofier than others. So, when it comes to obedience and training, which dogs are the leaders of the pack?<p>25 PHOTOS<p>25 of the smartest dog breeds<p>See Gallery<p>25 of …

Pets

Sun-like star may have devoured 15 alien planets

A distant sun-like star may have devoured a dozen or more of its own Earth-size planets, new research shows.<p>Researchers named the star Kronos, after the Titan of Greek mythology who ate his own children out of fears they'd dethrone him, according to a statement from Princeton University. Kronos …

Quantum Weirdness of Light Was Just Confirmed by Shooting Photons Into Space

Einstein is still wrong on this one.<p>Quantum physics' two-faced nature has been put to the test over and over again, and every time it's still damn …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Confirm Light's Crazy Quantum Mechanical Properties in Space

Here’s the thing about quantum mechanics: it works on Earth, but how do we know that it works elsewhere—like in space? That requires testing it over …

Just 10 River Systems Contribute Up to 95 Percent of Plastic in Oceans

For decades, we've known that the plastics we throw away — empty water bottles and grocery bags, for instance — pollute our oceans. Every year, about …

Pollution

Not one, but two super eruptions formed the colossal Yellowstone caldera

According to new research, the colossal caldera of the Yellowstone supervolcano was created by not one, but two powerful and closely spaced eruptions …

Geology

Oceans could rise as much as six feet within the century, so say goodbye to the coast

The effects of human-prompted climate change are varied and unpredictable, and we’re already starting to see some of the effects. Mankind is making …

Origins of Mahayana Buddhism

The "Great Vehicle"<p>For nearly two millennia, Buddhism has been divided into two major schools, Theravada and Mahayana. Scholars have viewed Theravada …