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This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a beautiful spiral galaxy known as PGC 54493, located in the constellation of Serpens (The Serpent). This galaxy is part of a galaxy cluster that has been studied by astronomers exploring an intriguing phenomenon known as weak gravitational lensing. This effect, caused by the uneven distribution of matter (including dark matter) throughout the Universe, has been explored via surveys such as the Hubble Medium Deep Survey. Dark matter is one of the great mysteries in cosmology. It behaves very differently from ordinary matter as it does not emit or absorb light or other forms of electromagnetic energy — hence the term "dark." Even though we cannot observe dark matter directly, we know it exists. One prominent piece of evidence for the existence of this mysterious matter is known as the "galaxy rotation problem." Galaxies rotate at such speeds and in such a way that ordinary matter alone — the stuff we see — would not be able to hold them together. The amount of mass that is "missing" visibly is dark matter, which is thought to make up some 27 percent of the total contents of the Universe, with dark energy and normal matter making up the rest. PGC 55493 has been studied in connection with an effect known as cosmic shearing. This is a weak gravitational lensing effect that creates tiny distortions in images of distant galaxies. Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt #nasagoddard #galaxy #hubble #darkmatter #space

New research led by NASA researchers has found populations of the microscopic marine plants, phytoplankton, have decreased in the Northern Hemisphere. An analysis using a NASA model in combination with ocean satellite data between 1998 and 2012, showed a 1% decrease of phytoplankton per year. Research: Decadal Trends in Global Pelagic Ocean Chlorophyll: A New Assessment Combining Multiple Satellites, In Situ Data and Models, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center #nasagoddard #science

The Freaky Thing Your Brain Can Do While You're Asleep

It turns out that our brains do way more when we snooze than was once thought -- and a new study suggests we can even identify and categorize words while we're sleeping.<p>"We show that the sleeping brain can be far more 'active' in sleep than one would think," study co-author Sid Kouider, a cognitive …

How to Craft a Compelling Storyline for Your Company

As mentioned in the beginning, the key to a consistent story about your business is that your entire team buys-in on what you’ve defined as your brand.<p>From the beginning, it’s important for the entire team to be involved in the process of creating your brand as well as providing their input on …

Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two Decades of Searching -- This is an artist’s impression of supernova 1993J, which exploded in the galaxy M81. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have identified the blue helium-burning companion star, seen at the center of the expanding nebula of debris from the supernova. "This is like a crime scene, and we finally identified the robber," said Alex Filippenko, professor of astronomy at University of California (UC) at Berkeley. "The companion star stole a bunch of hydrogen before the primary star exploded." SN 1993J is an example of a Type IIb supernova, unusual stellar explosions that contains much less hydrogen than found in a typical supernova. Astronomers believe the companion star took most of the hydrogen surrounding the exploding main star and continued to burn as a super-hot helium star. Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Bacon (STScI) #nasagoddard #Hubble #galaxy #space #star #supernova

Victoria Beckham's Family Sends a Sweet Pre-Show Message

The designer Instagrams a special note from her family as David and Brooklyn sit front row.<p>Sometimes, the only thing a designer needs to quell pre-presentation nerves is a little encouragement from the people who matter most. Today, Victoria Beckham shared a photo on Instagram of a note from her …

Olive Garden: $100 for 7 weeks of pasta

<b>Update:</b> Olive Garden says 1,000 Never Ending Pasta Passes sold out within 45 minutes. It says, however, that its social media team will be doing giveaways up to the start of the annual Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion on Sept. 22.<p><b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story misstated the duration …

Millennials are saying no to credit cards

Debt-fearing Millennials are saying no to credit cards.<p>More than six out of ten Millennials, or 63%, don't have a single credit card, according to a Bankrate survey of 1,161 respondents. That compares to a mere 35% of Americans who are over the age of 30.<p>A tanking economy and mounting student loan …

Jack the Ripper was Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski, book claims

A self-confessed “armchair detective” claims to have solved perhaps the most notorious whodunit ever by claiming to have discovered the identity of Jack the Ripper.<p>Russell Edwards claims Aaron Kosminski, a 23 year-old Polish immigrant who ended up dying in an asylum, was “definitely, categorically …

How to build your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi and a hot glue gun

Buying a Game Boy from Goodwill is something of a risky proposition. It's not so much the $5 it might cost you, but the unknown condition of the 25-year-old handheld.<p>That didn't stop a blogger who goes by "microbyter," who overcame the damage caused by an exploded battery in a secondhand Nintendo …

Fight Club 2 Is Happening

We know because Chuck Palahniuk is breaking the first rule.<p><b>Chuck Palahniuk is making a sequel</b> to the schizo-trippy novel on contemporary manhood that inspired teenaged boys everywhere to fistfight in the name of anarchy. Instead of traditional fiction, the second installment will be a maxiseries by …

Texas Slaying Suspect Was Once Arrested for Domestic Violence

The man charged with slaughtering six of his ex-wife's relatives in their Texas home Wednesday had a turbulent relationship with her and had been arrested for domestic-related charges in 2008, police records show.<p>Ron Lee Haskell, 33, was looking for his ex-wife, Melannie Haskell, when he forced his …

Murder charges in deaths of six Texas family members

<b>A man accused of shooting dead a family of six, including four children, near Houston has been charged with multiple counts of murder.</b><p>Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, gave himself up to police late Wednesday following a chase and a three-hour stand-off.<p>A 15-year-old is also in a critical condition after …

Germany asks intelligence official at U.S. embassy to leave country

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany told the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country on Thursday in a dramatic display of anger from Chancellor Angela Merkel at the behaviour of a close ally after officials unearthed two suspected U.S. spies.<p>People pass the entrance to the U.S. embassy in Berlin …

Ellen DeGeneres congratulates Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling on 'most beautiful baby ever'

The US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has tweeted her congratulations to Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling for the baby the couple are rumoured to be expecting.<p>She appears to confirm Mendes's pregnancy, which has been rumoured since OK magazine in the US reported – via "an insider" – that she is seven …

Piscines Stars

LIFESTYLE VOYAGES<p>L'été, le soleil chauffe et alanguit les corps, suscitant de furieuses envies de fraîcheur... Et des rêves de piscine. Suspendu dans …

Natural Alternatives to Adderall

Try these 7 natural remedies to boost your energy and concentration.<p>One of the first questions I commonly ask my clients is what, if any, prescription medications they are taking. Certain medications can deplete nutrients in the body and cause some major changes in your biochemistry. When …

Manvotional: Aesop's "The Mischievous Dog" Fable | The Art of Manliness

<b>The Mischievous Dog</b> <b><br>Aesop’s Fable</b><p>A mischievous dog used to run quietly to the heels of every passer-by, and bite them without warning. So his master …

The Busy Girl's Guide To Meditating

Research shows that taking the time to find some inner calm can do a whole lot of good. Whatever your schedule, here's how to take a few moments to yourself from Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestselling book Miracles Now.<p>"When women say to me, 'I don't have time to meditate' I …

How to Enjoy Giving a Blow Job, Blow Job Tips for Women

Men's favorite pastime (next to sex or possibly the Superbowl) is getting a blow job. Even better, an unsolicited, impromptu he-didn't-even-have-to-ask-for-it kind of job.<p>Some guys consider it even <i>more</i> intimate than sex; your warm mouth, tongue, and lips can bring him some of the most thrilling …