Zarina Colon

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See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

It’s a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country’s most visited websites.<p>An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires–but we already kind of …

Google Earth

An alien world dripping with water? Scientists see possibility of life

Scientists have found the shredded remains of a large, water-rich asteroid raining down on the embers of a dead star, 170 light-years from Earth.<p>It is the first time that scientists have found a mix of rock and water in a solar system that is not our own. The discovery also suggests that hundreds …

Science

Life on earth 'began on Mars'

Geochemist argues that seeds of life originated on Mars and were blasted to Earth by meteorites or volcanoes<p>Evidence is mounting that life on Earth may have started on Mars. A leading scientist has claimed that one particular element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been …

APOD: M2-9: Wings of a Butterfly Nebula (2013 Sep 15) Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA - Processing: Judy Schmidt http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130915.html Explanation: Are stars better appreciated for their art after they die? Actually, stars usually create their most artistic displays as they die. In the case of low-mass stars like our Sun and M2-9 pictured above, the stars transform themselves from normal stars to white dwarfs by casting off their outer gaseous envelopes. The expended gas frequently forms an impressive display called a planetary nebula that fades gradually over thousand of years. M2-9, a butterfly planetary nebula 2100 light-years away shown in representative colors, has wings that tell a strange but incomplete tale. In the center, two stars orbit inside a gaseous disk 10 times the orbit of Pluto. The expelled envelope of the dying star breaks out from the disk creating the bipolar appearance. Much remains unknown about the physical processes that cause planetary nebulae. http://hla.stsci.edu/ http://www.nasa.gov/ http://www.esa.int/ http://www.geckzilla.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130915 #APOD

New Cosmic Mystery: Butterfly Nebulae Align

Wildlife<p>This mosaic shows a selection of stunning images of butterfly-shaped planetary nebulae taken by Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 6302: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; NGC 6881: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 5189: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team …

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Sandy Hook Elementary School Thanks The World At Newtown Labor Day Parade

Students carrying a 90-foot long American flag led the 52nd annual Labor Day parade down Newtown's Main Street.<p>The Newtown, Connecticut Labor Day parade has been a town institution since 1962. It's the largest parade in the state and features over two hours worth or marchers.<p>When parade organizers …

Guns

Firefighting felons: Hundreds of inmates battling the Yosemite blaze

They swing the same Pulaskis, buzz the same chainsaws and face the same dangers.<p>But 673 of the wildland firefighters battling the ferocious blaze around Yosemite National Park have something that other hotshot crew members do not: a prison identification number.<p>They're part of California's …

North Korea's Kim reportedly has ex-girlfriend, 11 others executed

A North Korean firing squad last week executed a former girlfriend of leader<p>Kim Jong Unand 11 other entertainers for allegedly violating laws banning pornography, a South Korean newspaper reported Thursday.<p>The report by Chosun Ilbo, an English-language newspaper of a Seoul media conglomerate, …

North Korea

US intelligence spending has doubled since 9/11, top secret budget reveals

US spending on intelligence has doubled since 9/11, with the National Security Agency and the CIA taking the biggest share, according to the top secret budget leaked by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.<p>Details of the $52.6bn request for 2013 by America's 16 spy agencies were revealed by the …

Scientists confirm existence of new, super-heavy element 'ununpentium'

A heavyweight contender for the periodic table<p>Swedish scientists have confirmed the existence of a new super-heavy element, temporarily dubbed ununpentium for its position at the 115th spot on the periodic table. First proposed by Russian scientists back in 2004, the new element was created by a …