Catherine Bridges

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Is There A Giant Life Form Lurking In Our Solar System? Possibly, Say Scientists

What if — just maybe — we find extra-terrestrial life in the oceans of Europa, a little moon circling Jupiter? If we do, says writer Caspar Henderson, don't expect that oceanic alien to be very big. Or very scary. Or even very visible. Nothing like this ...<p>The "top predator" on Europa, Henderson …

The Possible Parallel Universe of Dark Matter

I am a light-matter chauvinist. Don’t snicker; you’re probably one, too. Almost all of us are.<p>We think of ourselves, and the world immediately around …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

5 secrets every smartphone user needs to know

1. Take a screenshot<p>Your friend just made a hilarious typo in their text message and you want to share it with your other friends. Capture it as an image with a screenshot.<p>On an iPhone, press and hold the Home button along with the Sleep/Wake button. You should hear a shutter click. The screenshot …

1963 message in a jar surfaces after Superstorm Sandy

A jar cast into the ocean fifty years ago by a boy during family trip to Seaside Heights, N.J. -- and likely buried in the sand for decades – has surfaced after Superstorm Sandy dug up large portions of the state’s coastline.<p>In 1963, Dennis Komsa cast the glass jar carrying a note, a 1958 nickel …

Russian meteor created new 'dust layer' in stratosphere, researchers say

When a meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February, pieces of the bus-sized space rock hit the ground while its detonation shattered windows, set off car alarms and injured more than 1,000 people.<p>Masked in the chaos, however, was an enormous plume of dust that the Russian …

Egyptian Christians return to worship in church destroyed by Muslim Brotherhood

Copts whose church was one of dozens destroyed by Muslim Brotherhood supporters have returned to the charred house of worship, with their pastor vowing the violence suffered by his flock will make them "better Christians."<p>"This will learn us to be better Christians," said Pastor Sameh Ibrahim of a …