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Dwarf planet Ceres is a really icy place, NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows

Think of an asteroid, and a dry, rocky body may spring to mind. But Ceres, king of the asteroid belt, is helping to throw cold water on that stereotype. Whether frozen in the permanent shadows of its polar craters or mixed into its icy surface layers, water appears to abound on the dwarf planet.<p>Two …

Google did not defame man with photos of him linked to criminals, court finds

Milorad Trkulja sued Google, arguing when terms such as Melbourne underworld criminals were entered, images of him showed up<p>An appeals court has found in favour of Google after a man claimed the search engine had defamed him by publishing photos of him linked to hardened criminals of Melbourne’s …

Michelle Obama on Watching the 2016 Presidential Election: 'It Was Painful'

First Lady Michelle Obama said watching the presidential election this year was “painful.” She spoke to Oprah Winfrey in a farewell interview at the …

Snow, lit by full moon, from space

An Arctic air mass brought snow to the northern U.S. last week. A lake-effect snow followed an earlier snow accumulation. A NASA satellite caught the …

With electoral college vote, Trump’s win is official

By Ed O'Keefe<p>Ed O'Keefe<p>Reporter focused on Congress, national politics and the federal government<p>Bio Follow<p>Donald Trump clinched the presidency Monday as members of the electoral college cast ballots declaring him the victor, a perfunctory conclusion to the most stunning presidential contest in …

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Columbia Business School study finds we ‘accidentally’ break or lose our iPhones to justify upgrades

A study by the the Columbia Business School has concluded that consumers grow more reckless with their iPhones when they are seeking an excuse to upgrade to a new model. The study – jointly conducted by three professors of marketing, psychology and business – was based on both consumer interviews …

A jet stream of liquid iron has been found deep in the heart of the Earth's core

Jet streams are typically associated with weather patterns, storms and the changing of the seasons but they don't just appear in the atmosphere. The …

Too hot to ignore: 2016 is days away from becoming hottest in more than 120 years

<b>FILE - In this July 21, 2011, file photo, an iceberg floats in the sea near Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Island, Greenland. Greenhouse gases more powerful than carbon dioxide are the focus of a global gathering this week in Rwanda, with Secretary of State John Kerry expected to arrive Thursday, Oct. 13,</b> …

Where Is Dark Matter? Fresh Analysis Of Fermi Telescope Data Fails To Reveal Traces Of Elusive Particles

If our eyes could see gamma rays, the sky would never appear dark. No matter where we look, this high-energy radiation is always present, making it …

Islamic State group claims Berlin Christmas market attack

BERLIN (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a truck attack on a crowded Berlin Christmas market that German authorities …

Science explains how Donald Trump's language can change our brains and make us susceptible to fake news

Over the course of his campaign to be president, <b></b>Donald Trump’s words have become increasingly familiar to anyone who heard them. His phrases are catchy: crooked Hillary, lying Ted, lousy president. And it’s also not hard to recall how he feels about trade deals (“the worst”) or the press …

Bizarre Antimatter Emits Same Light As Regular Matter

For the first time, physicists have shown that atoms of antimatter appear to give off the same kind of light that atoms of regular matter do when …

Building a Brain in the Lab

Everything that makes us human is located within 1.4 kilograms of yellowish tissue composing the human brain. It is here that our thoughts develop, …

Largest digital survey of the sky mapped billions of stars

The Pan-STARRS astronomers released two petabytes of data to the public.<p>An international team of astronomers have released two petabytes of data from the Pan-STARRS project that's also known as the "world's largest digital sky survey." Two petabytes of data, according to the team, is equivalent to …

MLB Teams Needing a Big Winter Splash

Desperation can only be born out of an impending deadline. As it pertains to sports, that boundary could be a trade deadline or the beginning of the season.<p>In the case of baseball and this offseason, that's the start of spring training in 2017. But that's only a hard deadline for those teams …

Astronomers Spy NGC 6357 — A Massive Stellar Nursery Located 5,500 Light-Years From Earth

Over 5,500 light-years from Earth lies a massive cluster of stars, gas and dust. The NGC 6357 cluster, which is actually composed of three separate …

Ezekiel Elliott is making a huge donation to the Salvation Army

By Cindy Boren<p>Cindy Boren<p>Reporter covering sports, with an emphasis on politics and national stories<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The NFL let Ezekiel Elliott off the hook Monday, but the Dallas Cowboys running back is sticking to his promise.<p>On Monday evening, No. 21 tweeted that he will, figuratively speaking, …

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Meet the charming ‘ghost octopods’ found among valuable metallic balls on the deep sea floor

By Ben Guarino<p>Ben Guarino<p>Reporter covering biology, genetics, nature, paleontology and the culture of science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Strange things exist 13,000 feet below the ocean surface, such as the lumps of the metal manganese that slowly accrete like pearls along the deep seafloor. In certain places, …

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CERN zaps antimatter with lasers to study its spectrum for the first time

Matter's mysterious twin, antimatter, has become slightly less mysterious, thanks to new research at the CERN particle physics lab in Switzerland. …

Scientists and physicians speak out on Trump

President-elect Donald Trump ran a campaign that left many scientists guessing about his intentions on science policy. After a series of cabinet …

Curiosity's Most Incredible Mars Snapshots of 2016

Since August 2012, NASA's Curiosity rover has been carving a path across the Martian surface, trying to understand more about the environment of the …

Women In Innovation: Exploring Invisible Science

I grew up in a town called Keynsham, between Bristol and Bath in the South West of England. It was a suburban town near two totally different cities. …

Does 'publication bias' affect the 'canonization' of facts in science?

Researchers model how 'publication bias' does—and doesn't—affect the 'canonization' of facts in science<p>Arguing in a Boston courtroom in 1770, John …

Fast Friends - From Genetic Misfits To Video Game Royalty

Fast Friends by Megan Lara<p>When asked about the inspiration for Sonic and his pals character designer Ohshima didn't say anything about real live …

CERN Scientists Observe Antimatter Light Spectrum For The First Time

Antimatter. It should be as ubiquitous in the universe as matter is, but for some reason, it’s not. Trying to understand why this is so has occupied …

Laser pulses help scientists tease apart complex electron interactions

Scientists studying high temperature superconductors-materials that carry electric current with no energy loss when cooled below a certain …

Reindeer antler secrets inspire stronger materials

Reindeer smash their antlers together in mighty battles over territory or mates. The tough material of the antlers resists breaking in spite of these …

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Manhattan Project-sized effort is needed to create artificial Arctic ice 'to prevent climate catastrophe'

Wind turbines could be used to create more sea ice in the Arctic in a massive geoengineering scheme on the scale of the Manhattan Project, scientists …

The pointy-nosed blue chimaera has a huge geographic range

The deep sea is the largest contiguous habitat on the earth, covering two thirds of the earth's surface and averaging over 3.5 kilometers deep. …

How Super Mario became a global cultural icon

THE <i>izakaya</i> has a name, but it cannot be published. Its location is a closely guarded secret. Entry is restricted to members—celebrities, media types …

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