Nicole Chumita

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Try Not to Cry While Watching Earth Rise From the Moon in HD

These aren’t renderings, special effects, or a scene from <i>No Man’s Sky</i>. This is actual footage of the Earth and the Moon, as seen by Japan’s Kaguya …

Does Pluto have a hidden ocean? Its 'heart' holds a clue

Pluto's "heart" is spilling its secrets. Scientists using data from NASA's New Horizons mission have found more evidence that there may be an ocean beneath the dwarf planet's surface.<p>The findings, published by Geophysical Research Letters, could shed light on the internal mysteries of this frigid, …

You are Not Living in Reality Because Your Brain Doesn’t Want You To

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy. I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive …

Scientists Identify Gene That Protects Tardigrades From Radiation

They showed it could even work on human cells too...<p>Tardigrades are tough little creatures. The teensy little creepy-crawlies, which average less than a millimetre in length and are also known as water bears or moss piglets, are able to go into a dehydrated state and survive some of the harshest …

'Think Before You Kiss A Baby': Mom Takes To Facebook To Warn Parents

Mom shares pics of baby who got herpes after a kiss from someone with a cold sore<p>New mom Amy Stinton was concerned when her 14-month-old baby, …

Tardigrade protein helps human DNA withstand radiation

Tardigrades, or water bears, are pudgy, microscopic animals that look like a cross between a caterpillar and a naked mole rat. These aquatic …

The Hubble telescope just discovered a relic that changes the way we understand our galaxy

The cluster is called Terzan 5 and Italian researchers have found evidence that it could be the same as the building blocks that made up our galaxy, because of the striking similarity of its stars to the most ancient ones in the Milky Way.<p>Terzan 5 lies 19,000 light-years away from Earth, and there …

Universe

Venus may have supported life before Earth

Venus is a hellhole. Despite being much closer to Earth than Mars, its climate is off-the-charts insane, with average temperatures of 864 degrees F, crushing barometric pressure, and did I mention the volcanoes? It's hard to believe that as little as 750 million years ago, it may have had oceans of …

Scientists Developed a Way to Make DMT Trips Last Longer Than Ever

The new model still needs to be tested, but it could be a game-changer for one of the more intensely hallucinogenic psychedelics there is.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with the Influence.</i><p>Known in drug lore as "the businessman's trip" for its lunch-break-size 15-minute duration, DMT …