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Searching for aliens who already know we're here

Astronomers suggest that future searches focus on that part of the sky in which distant observers can notice the yearly transit of Earth in front of …

Astronomy

Check out this 360 degree holiday tour of the White House on YouTube [Video]

360 degree video has taken off this year, and now yet another creation use of the technology is hitting YouTube. Just in time for the holidays, the White House has taken to YouTube to upload a 360 degree video tour of the decked out temporary residence and workplace of the President of the United …

Did the Kepler telescope just find the first signs of alien life?

A recent paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society describes a star more than 1,400 light years away that dims and glows in a strange flickering pattern. A number of theories have been suggested to explain why this might be happening, but one of them has gained outsized …

Aliens

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Delaying Kindergarten Could Benefit Kids' Mental Health

<i>Academic studies can be fascinating ... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.</i><p><b>The Background</b><p>American kids have customarily started kindergarten at the age of 5, but parents and school administrators across the globe are starting …

Mental Health

The major difference between organic and non-organic foods shows up in your pee

While peer-reviewed studies can tell you what compounds you can avoid by going organic, they might not explain what the bottom line is in terms of your health. They certainly cannot tell you whether it's worth a price premium to buy organic foods.<p>Here's what we do know: if you eat non-organic …

San Francisco

This image shows an Einstein Ring

The ring is caused by a near-perfect alignment of two galaxies with respect to Earth. One galaxy is ‘lensing’ the other galaxy’s light.<p>According to …

Power shift in Latin America

The back drop<p>Under the title “Prosperity and Equity: The Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas”, the summit is set to address a myriad of …

25 Incredible European Libraries To Visit Before You Die

“The world is a book, and those who don't travel only read one page.”

No surprise: A key to infant learning is surprise

Baby play just got a little less random.<p>It turns out that infants are natural scientists, spurred by surprises to test primitive hypotheses, according to a study published online Thursday in the journal Science.<p>Eleven-month-old infants who observed something that defied their rudimentary …