Rachael Meyer

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George W Bush and George HW Bush, former Republican presidents, snub Donald Trump

Both George W Bush and George HW Bush, the former Republican presidents, said on Wednesday that they would not be backing Donald Trump for the presidency in a remarkable and unprecedented double snub.<p>George W Bush does "not plan to participate in or comment on" the 2016 presidential race, his …

Scientists have identified only 0.001% of all species on Earth

To figure this out, biologists in the US combined more than 35,000 separate analyses of microscopic and non-microscopic species.<p>This massive compilation of documented life forms covered 5.6 million species sampled from locations across all the world's oceans and land masses (excluding Antarctica), …

Biology

Stressed? Science Says Do These 3 Things Immediately

Need to chill out and calm down? These lifestyle changes are scientifically proven to help.<p>Advice for dealing with stress often boils down to clichés like, "Don't worry, be happy!" or, "Just stay positive." Don't get me wrong, there are some great resources that share how successful people tackle …

Self-improvement

A Man Switched A Helicopter Engine Off Mid-Flight To Prove A Point

Physics Photo credit: SmarterEveryDay/YouTubeIf a plane’s engine fails, you’d think (or like to think) its aerodynamic properties could glide you …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

​Humanoid Robot Diver Visits an Ancient Shipwreck for Its Maiden Voyage

Watch this robotic aquanaut poke around in Louis XIV’s shipwreck.<p>In the autumn of 1664, Louis XIV of France, also known as the Sun King, was expecting his flagship vessel <i>La Lune</i> to return to French shores from its latest expedition to North Africa. But the ship was in bad shape when it came to port …

Robotics

SpaceX Plans a Mars Mission by 2018 - Start Up Your Day Roundup

<i>Looking for the latest headlines in small business, innovation and tech? Our</i> <i>Start Up Your Day</i> <i>recaps are posted every morning to keep you current.</i><p><b>Surged.</b> While some tech companies suffered last quarter<b>,</b> Facebook announced a surge in users and revenue.<p><b>Planned.</b> In a series of tweets yesterday, Elon …

These Photos Taken From Space Look Astonishingly Like Art Masterpieces

See the world like you’ve never seen it before.<p>Since 1999, Japan’s ASTER (short for Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) …

Monster black hole 3 billion times the mass of the sun formed by trio of colliding galaxies - Science News - ABC News

Three colliding spiral galaxies 1.8 billion light years from Earth have produced a monster black hole weighing in at 3 billion times the mass of the …

NASA captures magnificent 4K video of a flare erupting from the sun

A high-definition 4K video of a flare erupting from the sun is just as great as you'd expect.<p>On Tuesday, NASA released a video of a flare that burst …