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Supersonic Plasma Jets Have Been Detected in Earth's Atmosphere For The First Time

Hitting temperatures of almost 10,000°C.<p>For the first time, researchers have discovered supersonic plasma jets in Earth's upper atmosphere, and …

Diving with sea lions

SEA LIONS are playful creatures when in the water (watch out, they are very territorial and aggressive on land!) and this man got to experience their …

The Earth is not a planet for the same reasons that Pluto is no longer considered as one

Pluto is no longer considered a planet by the International Astronomical Union (ISU), much to the dismay of planetary scientists around the world. …

Oh My God, Look at Saturn's North Pole [Updated]

Recently, Gizmodo space writer Rae Paoletta called Saturn “the golden retriever of the solar system,” and I’m not here to dispute that …

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

Biotechnology

Our Brains May be 100 Times More Powerful Than We Thought

The human brain is so powerful that some intelligent computers called neural networks are patterned after how the human brain works. As such, …

Neuroscience

Uranus Is a Wonderland and We Should Go There

Uranus is tired of being the butt of your jokes—especially that one.<p>You see, Uranus is so sad and so very lonely; despite being discovered in 1781, …

The 25 cheapest cities in Europe for a weekend break

The study looked at the total amount of 12 holiday items, such as a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for two, two nights' accommodation in a three-star hotel, travel and sightseeing costs, a cup of coffee, and a bottle of beer.<p>The Post Office crunched numbers for each city using currency …

European Travel

9 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Entries That Will Leave You Breathless

Whether you dream of the day you might be able to visit something in space or just can't marvel enough at what the universe holds, prepare to feat your eyes on some of the entries for this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.<p>This year's photos are already proving to be just as …

An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found - They Make Blood

Things just got complicated.<p>Researchers have discovered that the lungs play a far more complex role in mammalian bodies than we thought, with new …

Biology

There’s officially a whole new kind of cloud

How many different kinds of clouds can you name? Zero? Great, that means we’re on the same page. Sure you might rattle off some science-sounding …

World Meteorological Organization

Spiral Galaxy Captured in Unique, Gorgeous Edge-On View (Video, Photos)

A stunning new photo captures a unique edge-on view of a large spiral galaxy, revealing remarkable details of the galaxy's star populations and odd …

Space Science

The World's 10 Best Places to Retire

Whether you're just three years into your post-grad life or nearing 59.5 years (the age when you can start withdrawing 401k savings without …

European Travel

Animal Love: How A Shelter Director Is Saving The Lives Of Cats And Dogs

For animals lovers, adopting a cat or dog is easier than ever these days. There are now countless websites through which one can adopt one of these cute, furry creatures. Unfortunately, however, while many of these animals find caring homes, scores of them still end up in shelters, where they are …

Pets

Why the Cassini Spacecraft Will Soon Commit Suicide

It’s been a long, long time since anyone got a look at the Cassini spacecraft—nineteen years, one month and 22 days, actually, depending on how …

Airbnb hosted a night in Dracula's Transylvanian castle onHalloween

Halloween nights don’t get much spookier than this.<p>Earlier this month, Airbnb announced that Bran Castle in Romania, also known as “Dracula’s Castle”, would be listed on its website for the night of October 31.<p>Halloween counter<p>Two brave souls had the chance to spend Halloween in the imposing …

4 Reasons To Travel Solo In A Group

For today's generation, the ability to travel the world is no longer just a luxury, but an achievable reality. Advancements in technology have made it easier to discover more affordable travel opportunities, find the best routes, and even meet new people to travel with. However, the travel industry …

We Spent Winter In New Zealand Photographing The Incredible Night Sky

We are Jake and Jo – astrophotographers based in Queenstown, NZ who spent this last Winter photographing the night sky in some of New Zealand’s most …

Two Undiscovered Dark Moons Appear to Be Hiding Near Uranus

After re-examining data acquired by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, astronomers have detected wavy patterns in two of Uranus’s dark system of …

How to See the Hunter’s Supermoon

The October full moon kicks off the first of three supermoons happening in late 2016.<p>Sky-watchers are gearing up for a super-sized moon that will grace evening skies this Sunday, October 16. The so-called hunter’s supermoon kicks off a lunar triple play happening over the next three months.<p>This …

Astronomy

Astronomers prove 200-year-old theory about why it gets dark at night

A theory that explains why it gets dark at night – dismissed by scientists for 200 years – has been proved right by new research using images from …

The 13 Best Countries for Americans Who Want to Live Abroad

America's classic shut-down line is "Love it or leave it," which, strictly speaking, is a false choice. You can love your country and leave it. Now …

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Colonizing the Moon Just Got a Lot More Dangerous

Bad news, would-be lunar colonists: that dusty, airless space rock you dream of escaping to is apparently swarming with deadly projectiles. According …

Astronomers Just Found a Second ‘Dyson Sphere’ (‘Alien’) Star

Amongst the far reaches of space, there resides a mysterious alien star whose odd variations in brightness and tendency to dim inexplicably have left …

20 of the Most Colorful Cities Around the World

These stunning places are far from drab.<p>Raise your hand if you love rainbows. Okay, that was a trick question: Everyone does. Which is why you'll flip over these towns that are basically physical versions of that gorgeous weather phenomenon.

Travel Through the Galaxies with These Stunning Images From the Hubble Space Telescope (VIDEO)

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and has been sending back stunning hi-res images and critical data ever …

The Elgorts in Africa: Exclusive Images From Sophie, Ansel and Arthur's Breathtaking Safari

Nearly twenty five years after Arthur Elgort photographed Christy Turlington in a now-iconic shoot set in Africa, the legendary lensman returned to the continent with his extended family, including son Ansel Elgort, an actor, and Sophie, a photographer in her own right who documented their …

Elon Musk unveils ambitious Mars colonization plan

On Tuesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled plans for a spacecraft and rocket project that intends to put intelligent life on Mars: human life.<p>In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, Musk announced that SpaceX will develop an interplanetary rocket and capsule …

Space Travel

Cancel your plans: Rare black moon could mean end of world

The black moon will cloak the Western Hemisphere in darkness on Friday and could be linked to the apocalypse.<p>Conspiracy theorists are worried that …

20 Tough Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

We all struggle. We all suffer on the inside. Every day…We worry.<br>We procrastinate. <br>We feel overwhelmed.<br>We feel angry.<br>We feel lonely. <br>We don’t feel …

Loneliness