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The Earth’s age: Billions of years or just thousands?

It’s another in our series of roundly discredited theories, myths, and rumors — ones that have pretty much no leg to stand on, but still, despite …

Creationism

A 23-year-old rapper who refuses to sign a record deal is tearing up the hip-hop world all by himself

Chance the Rapper is the most talented rapper of his generation and a pioneer in the music industry. His latest album, "Coloring Book," released in May, is one of the best-reviewed albums of the year and debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 list. It's the first streaming-only album to chart on …

Disney gator attack: 2-year-old boy found dead

<b>Lake Buena Vista, Florida (CNN) —</b> A 2-year-old boy pulled by an alligator into a lagoon near a Walt Disney World hotel has been found dead, authorities said.<p>An Orange County dive team found Lane Graves' body intact about 1:45 p.m., not far from where he was grabbed Tuesday night, Sheriff Jerry …

Florida

Meet Zenbo, the Asus robot that costs no more than a smartphone

Voice-controlled companion, whose touchscreen face shows its emotions, can entertain kids and control the lights<p>The Taiwanese electronics manufacture Asus has unveiled a home robot called Zenbo that can talk, control your home and provide assistance when needed – all for the cost of a top-end …

Robotics

Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease.<p>The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific …

World's Oldest Person Dies in New York

Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world’s oldest person, died Thursday night at the age of 116.<p>Robert Young, a senior consultant for the Los Angeles-based …

Siblings

Ricardo Lockette retires from the NFL after serious neck injury

Lockette was flanked by his family at the press conference.<p>Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette never fully recovered from the vicious hit he took on special teams last November, and now his career is over.<p>Lockette announced his retirement Thursday at a press conference with his family …

Scientists Discover 3 New Habitable Planets: How Long Would It Take to Get There?

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Neel V. Patel</b><p>Monday's bombshell announcement that scientists found three new potentially habitable exoplanets raised our hopes of finding extraterrestrials more than any discovery beforehand. Now then, can we go there and see for ourselves if there …

Our DNA is 99.9% the same as the person next to us — and we're surprisingly similar to a lot of other living things

Our bodies have 3 billion genetic building blocks, or base pairs, that make us who we are.<p>And of those 3 billion base pairs, only a tiny amount are unique to us, making us about 99.9% genetically similar to the next human.<p>A recent TED talk by physicist and entrepreneur Riccardo Sabatini …

Genetics

How to Enable 2-Step Verification in Gmail

In light of the recent security issues surrounding Meltdown and Spectre, we refreshed this content in January 2018.<p>Security breaches happen. This one …

This biotech firm wants to resurrect the dead -- for science

Philadelphia-based biotech company Bioquark, Inc. is seeking to awaken 20 dead people.<p>Bioquark has been granted ethical approval from an Institutional Review Board at the National Institutes of Health in both the United States and India to complete a clinical trial at Anupam Hospital in …

3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.<p>A Belgian-led team reported Monday that it's discovered three Earth-sized planets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star less than 40 light-years away. It's the first time planets have …

Bald Eagles Caught Eating A Cat In Their Nest On Live Webcam

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania/PixController/YouTubeThe battle between cats and birds rages on.On Tuesday, …

40 percent of former NFL players suffer from brain injuries, new study shows

A study that will be presented at next week’s American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting offers one of the most conclusive pieces of evidence yet of a definitive link between brain injury and playing football.<p>It shows that “more than 40 percent of retired National Football League players … had …

Thousands of radioactive boars are overrunning farmland in Fukushima

Nuclear catastrophe is always an unmitigated disaster. The only beneficiaries, albeit in a perverse fashion, are animals, which tend to flourish in areas humans evacuate. This has certainly been the case for wild boars around Fukushima, which have multiplied so rapidly, they’ve become a problem for …

Nuclear Energy

Proof of Evolution That You Can Find on Your Own Body

DO try this at home.<p>It might sound a little offensive, but your body is a museum, full of ancient relics that no one really needs anymore. From your …

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

Pollution

A Historic Week in Hip-Hop: Kendrick’s New Album Is What Kanye Thinks He’s Doing

The minutes following a surprise album release add up to a truly sacred time that no one talks about. It’s a communal vacuum of pure appreciation, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

These 'Sea-Nomad' Children Can See Underwater Like Dolphins

And the skill can be learned in just one month.<p>If you want proof of how adaptable the human body can be, look no further than the Moken people - a …

Seafloor

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Forestry

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

NASA's Curiosity rover beams home a selfie from a Martian sand dune

NASA's Curiosity rover is checking out some sand dunes on Mars, and like any good traveler in an exotic locale, it has a selfie to prove it.<p>The …

Nick Kasa finds home with Broncos just before Super Bowl

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Last Sunday, Nick Kasa was like any other fan of the Denver Broncos.<p>On Super Bowl Sunday, he'll be one of the Denver …

Humans have made so much plastic it will probably show up in future fossils

Future archeologists aren’t just going to be digging up old bones: Looks like they’re also going to be sifting though old fossilized plastics.<p>A review published (paywall) in the journal Anthropocene this month finds plastic has discernibly changed the surface of the planet since humans began using …

Pollution

The 10 Best Tips For Anyone Who Wants to Work in Science or Engineering

Even Einstein had to start somewhere.<p>In today's world of unlimited possibilities, it's pretty darn hard to know what you want to do when you 'grow …

Here are a bunch of photos of Spurs' Boban Marjanovic's hands making everything look tiny

San Antonio Spurs fans love rookie Boban Marjanovic, and everyone is astonished at how large his hands look in comparison to everything else. So, here are a bunch of photos of Boban’s hands. Once he gets real comfortable in the NBA, good luck scoring on and/or guarding these hands.<p>RAY MCcALLUM’S …

Basketball

I Have Terrifying Large Insects Sting Me, For Science

Here's what I've learned.<p>Over the past 40 years (but in reality since I was five years old), I’ve been fascinated with insects and their ability to sting and cause pain. In graduate school, I became interested in why they sting and why stings from such tiny animals hurt so much.<p>To answer these …

Astronomers Have Found Evidence of Huge Ninth Planet on The Edge of The Solar System

Somebody give Pluto a hug.<p>The astronomer who led the charge to have Pluto demoted to dwarf planet status back in 2005 has found evidence that a huge, …