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A tiny satellite bound for Mars just snapped a photo of Earth that will make you feel puny and insignificant

• <b>When NASA launched its InSight Mars lander on May 5, it also sent along two small, identical satellites, collectively called Mars Cube One.</b>• <b><br>One of the</b> …

Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen, and it's got a monster appetite

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen in the universe, and they're calling this one a monster with an appetite. It's growing so fast it can devour a mass the size of the sun every two days.<p>Researchers at Australian National University first discovered this …

blackholes

Jack White on Genre-Blending New LP, Lost White Stripes Song, Touring

Before Jack White walked into a New York recording studio, he issued himself a challenge: Spend only three days recording a new batch of songs with a …

Jack White

Jupiter's stripes reveal stunning details in new Juno probe images

The ribbons of multicolored gas that make up Jupiter's atmosphere are on display in two new images from NASA's Juno probe.<p>In one of the new images, the ribbons of gas that wrap around Jupiter's equator are shown in stunning resolution, revealing detailed structures in the clouds. With this level of …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Escape from Alcatraz: Letter claiming inmates survived 'inconclusive'

The U.S. Marshal's Service says handwriting samples were "inconclusive" from a letter sent to San Francisco police by a man claiming to be one of three Alcatraz inmates whose daring breakout from The Rock was the subject of lore and the film <i>Escape from Alcatraz</i>.<p>Legend has it that no one ever …

Crime

Rush: a band who sparked the teenage imagination like few others

Last weekend, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson confirmed what many had suspected for a while: that the band are pretty much done. Neil Peart, the drummer (and for lots of fans, the band’s most beloved member), declared himself retired at the end of their 2015 North America tour, and now Lifeson has told …

South Park

3 Reasons Ripple Investors Should Be Very Worried

Ripple, the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, still has a lot to prove.<p>Investors know that the stock market has been the greatest creator …

Lyosomes and mitochondria chat each other up in cell

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that two key cellular structures, called mitochondria and lysosomes, come into direct contact with …

Bitcoin Price Rises as First Cryptocurrency Ratings Are Released | Investopedia

Bitcoin’s price limbered up slightly from yesterday but still failed to break the $12,000 barrier. According to Coindesk’s index, a single bitcoin …

Canada’s fix to the opioid crisis: Vending machines that distribute prescription opioids to addicts

Among their many differences, Canada and the United States share a common crisis: opioid overdoses.<p>Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, killing more people than the AIDS epidemic at its peak. More than 42,000 Americans died of opioid-related causes in 2016, …

Medicine

Saturn's Biggest Moon is Surprisingly Earth-Like — And Scary As Hell

Though NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was vaporized in Saturn’s atmosphere back in September (RIP), it’s still revealing fascinating insights about the …

Astronomy

Breakthrough brings non-addictive opioid alternatives a step closer

The prospect of a non-addictive alternatives to morphine and other opioids has moved a step closer as scientists say they have cracked a key challenge in developing safe and effective substitute painkillers.<p>Overuse of highly addictive opioids has led to a health crisis across the world, especially …

AI can diagnose heart disease and lung cancer more accurately than doctors

Improved Diagnosis<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) has already proven useful in the healthcare industry, and now, two newly developed AI diagnostics …

Medicine

Coral reefs under siege: Frequency of bleaching has increased almost fivefold since the '80s

The world's coral reefs are under siege from global warming, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>Worldwide, the frequency of severe coral bleaching events has increased nearly fivefold in the past four decades, from once every 25 to 30 years in the early 1980s to once …

Woman receives bionic hand with sense of touch

Fergus Walsh @BBCFergusWalsh on Twitter<p><b>Scientists in Rome have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside a laboratory.</b><p>The recipient, Almerina Mascarello, who lost her left hand in an accident nearly a quarter of a century ago, said "it's almost like it's back …

Luke Skywalker

Largest prime number discovered – with more than 23m digits

At more than 23m digits long, the number is something of a beast. But for mathematicians, the latest discovery from a global gang of enthusiasts is a thing of beauty: the largest prime number ever found.<p>Known simply as M77232917, the figure is arrived at by calculating two to the power of …

Mathematics

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Anthropology

47 New Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

The best new rap, R&B, country, and pop for April, in no particular order.

Lasers may ease pain for 'napalm girl' in AP photograph

More than 40 years later she can hide the scars beneath long sleeves, but a single tear down her otherwise radiant face betrays the pain she has endured since that errant napalm strike in 1972.<p>Now she has a new chance to heal — a prospect she once thought possible only in a life after death.<p>"So …

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Public Health

‘Earth and Space’ Photo Book is Full of Astonishing Vistas from NASA’s Archives

From ancient mythologies to modern science, mankind has trusted that in some essential way, we are bound to whatever it is that lies beyond the …

Trump lifts the veil on his empire

From mega-buck speech appearances to his golf empire, The Donald reveals how he makes his cash.<p>Donald Trump on Wednesday opened the kimono on his business empire, and revealed a whole heck of a lot of assets.<p>Trump made good on his promise to file the financial disclosure required of presidential …

Real Estate

Meet the Osbournes’ Other Daughter, Synth-Pop Artist ARO

Aimée Osbourne can’t get the glitter off her face. It’s a cool spring day, and she has just returned to the swank Tribeca hotel where she’s staying, …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

Sony's super-thin 4K TV arrives this summer

A year after Sony's 4K TV launch, the company is detailing the US launch of a revamped collection with HDR-compatible sets. You can now pre-order six models in Sony's new Ultra HD lineup, with deliveries arriving in May. The line starts off with a 43-inch TV that costs $1,300, and goes up to a …

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Global Warming

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