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King Tut's dagger blade made from meteorite, study confirms

A famous dagger found in the wrapping of Egyptian King Tutankhamun's mummy was made with iron from a meteorite, a study confirms.<p>An analysis of the …

Archaeology

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Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

Cask from the past: archaeologists discover 5,000-year-old beer recipe

Chinese find suggests barley was used for booze before being grown for food - and that beer could have played a role in the development of society<p>Chinese villagers could have been raising a pint 5,000 years ago, according to new research.<p>Archaeologists studying vessels unearthed in the Shaanxi …

Archaeology

What It's Really Like to Be a Pilot

"Once you shut the cockpit door, you don't really ever think about the fact that you're carrying passengers."<p><i>Dina* had been fascinated by airplanes since she was a little girl. So she went to an aviation college and graduated with a degree in aviation business. She then worked for a firm that</i> …

10 Mind-Blowing Scientific Facts About Black Holes

Need to know!<p>Black holes are the only objects in the Universe that can trap light by sheer gravitational force. Scientists believe they are formed …

Black Holes

NASA’s Mars rover has measured something in the air that scientists can’t explain

NASA's Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars, which is usually produced by living organisms on Earth.<p><i>Produced by Emma Fierberg. Original reporting by Jessica Orwig.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Mega-tsunamis in Mars's ancient ocean shaped planet's landscape

Giant waves, possibly triggered by two meteorite impacts, may have shaped Mars’s coastline and could hint at whether the red planet was once habitable<p>Mega-tsunamis in an ancient ocean on Mars may have shaped the landscape and left deposits that hint at whether the planet was once habitable, …

Sea Level

A Mysterious Object Beyond Pluto Is Coming Into Focus

Pluto may be long gone, but NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is by no means finished with the outer solar system. For the second time, New Horizons has …

Scientists just discovered 4.5 billion-year-old rocks that may tell us how Earth formed

The Solomon Islands in the South Pacific and Baffin Island, Canada, might seem as far away as two places could get. However, they now share an earthshaking connection.<p>Richard Walker, a geologist at the University of Maryland, and his colleagues announced that they've found "birthmarks" of Earth at …

Can Quantum Physics Solve Time Travel's Most Famous Paradox?

Maybe you can go back in time and kill your grandfather.<p>If you have ever sat down and thought about time travel for even half a second, you have grappled with the Grandfather Paradox. Of the many mind-boggling questions raised by the specter of time travel, it is probably the most common. What …

NASA Invests In Suspended Animation, Growable Space Habitats, And More

To take us to Mars and beyond<p>NASA wants to put humans on Mars in the 2030s, and it's probably going to take some crazy ideas to get us there. Toward that end, the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program has just announced a second round of funding for 8 crazy, futuristic, brain-tickling …

Scientists have discovered a cell that does something they thought was impossible

Known as the "power house" of the cell, these little subunits within the cell provide the organisms with energy and were thus thought to be essential.<p>But it now seems that actually they might not be that essential, as researchers describe the first eukaryote known that lacks mitochondria.<p>Other …

Everything we know about the iPhone 7

Rumors about the iPhone 7 started emerging even before the iPhone 6s was released last September.<p>Since then, new rumors have been flowing thick and fast — like a lava flow, constantly moving forward and plowing through everything in its path.<p>Some of these rumors are more credible than others. But …

Scientists Found an Asteroid From the Time of Earth's Formation

Scientists have identified an asteroid formed in the inner Solar System at the same time as Earth that has been remarkably preserved, according to …

Astronomy

This newly-found 'Manx comet' is missing its tail. Why?

Tail-free comet: A piece of the early inner solar system – maybe even early Earth – was flung out to the Oort Cloud and has only now found its way …

Astronomy

The ‘Ghostbusters’ Screenwriter Opened Up About The Film’s New Villain And A Potential Multiverse

Despite a multitude of posters, a great trailer, and general promotional information already being available for the upcoming <i>Ghostbusters</i> reboot (including word of a new video game), there’s still very little known about the film’s villain, played by Neil Casey. Hell, we’ve seen more of their hot …

Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Army Wants a Star Trek-Like Universal Translator -- and Wants IBM to Build It

Image source: DARPA.<p>84 invasions.<p>110 "military involvements."<p>Out of 194 countries.<p>In 2014, former television executives Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock set out on an unusual adventure -- to chronicle America's military involvement in every country around the globe, and across nearly three …

Discovery of 4,500-year-old female mummy sheds light on ancient Peru

Archaeologists say the mummified remains, found near one of the oldest cities in the Americas, probably belong to a noblewoman aged 40 to 50<p>Archaeologists in Peru have discovered the 4,500-year-old mummy of a woman buried near one of the most ancient cities of the Americas.<p>Dr Ruth Shady Solís said …

Archaeology

Female Scientist's Metal Foam Can Shatter Armor-Piercing Bullets

First a woman scientist invents Kevlar and now another one is inventing composite metal foam to revolutionize the armor industry.<p><i>Editor's note: This column has been updated to provide attribution to original sources.</i><p>Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at North …

Engineering

“RIP little buddy” death of “police squirrel” mourned in the US

Head bowed a police officer pays his last respects to a dead squirrel which had become a fixture at the police headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.<p>The photograph of the officer, Dave Bowes, apparently mourning the animal, which was posted on Twitter, has since gone viral.<p>Police even taped off the scene …

A Researcher Just Accidentally Developed A Battery That Could Last A Lifetime

Technology Photo credit: A nanowire compared to a human hair. Thai et al./UC Irvine via YouTubePoor battery life is the number one complaint when it …

Scientists Discover a Rare Planet That Has 3 Stars

Scientists have discovered a planet outside of Earth’s solar system that boasts a rare three stars, new research shows.<p>The planet, called KELT-4Ab, …

Astronomy

Cure for HIV and AIDS could be only a few years away after scientists prove they can snip away the virus

A cure for HIV and AIDS could be just a few years away after scientists proved they can snip away the virus from infected cells and prevent the …

Astronomers Can't Rule Out Alien Megastructure Around Kepler Star

Astronomers still can’t rule out the presence of an alien megastructure around Kepler star KIC 8462852 — located nearly 1500 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus. Strange dips in the star’s luminosity over four years of observations with NASA’s Kepler space telescope initially fueled …

Japan and South Korea hit back at Trump's nuclear comments

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> Confused, shocked, bewildered. Just a few of the words used in recent days to describe Japan and South Korea's reaction to some of Donald Trump's latest comments about the region.<p>The front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination stunned two of America's strongest allies with …

'Pandemic' spreads fear effectively

In "Pandemic," a virus that causes brain hemorrhaging and violent outbursts has wiped out 2.5 billion people. A team consisting of a doctor, a navigator, a driver and a gunner leaves behind the relative safety of base camp — through a frenzied ruck of the infected outside the gate — on a mission to …

Star Wars-style lava planet discovered close to Earth

With its 18-hour year, this bizarre lava-world underlines the incredible diversity of planets in our galaxy. And it’s a bit like Star Wars planet Mustafar<p>First they thought it was a water world, a planet larger than Earth covered in nothing but ocean. Then they thought it might be a diamond world, …

Astronomy