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Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

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How to watch NASA's $1 billion do-or-die mission to Jupiter today

On Monday, NASA's uncrewed Juno spacecraft will end its journey of nearly five years through space and begin a mission to study the planet Jupiter like never before.<p>But first, the spacecraft must lock on to Jupiter in what's called a polar orbit.<p>This is the most dangerous part of the entire Juno …

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Jeff Bezos thinks we need to build industrial zones in space in order to save Earth

It's about solar power.<p>Elon Musk wants us to build human colonies on Mars. Jeff Bezos has a slightly more measured take.<p>Onstage at the <b>Code Conference</b>on Tuesday, the Amazon founder and CEO said that we have to start bringing parts of the industrial economy to space in order "to save Earth."<p>"Let me …

'Space junk' collision a threat for satellites

From flakes of paint to used rocket stages, millions of pieces of man-made space debris are flinging around the Earth at high speeds.<p>It was a concept …

Kepler-62f, An Exoplanet 1,200 Light-Years From Earth, May Sustain Life As We Know It

In 2013, scientists using NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovered a system of five planets locked in an orbit around a star smaller and cooler than …

How Global Warming Will Someday End Life On Earth

<i>Ethan is on vacation. Please enjoy a version of this article that was first published on July 19, 2015.</i><p>We like to think of our planet as perfect for life, having met all the conditions we know of for life to exist, flourish and thrive for billions of years. After all, here on Earth, with our …

Universe

Jupiter moon Europa's ocean may have enough energy to support life

Jupiter's moon Europa might be able to support life even if there's little or no volcanic activity under the satellite's icy shell, a new study suggests.<p>A salty ocean of liquid water is believed to lie beneath Europa's icy exterior. Scientists think this ocean could be habitable, if it harbors the …

SpaceX ‘City on Mars’ Will Be Announced in Mexico

After the historic landing of the Falcon 9 rocket, on SpaceX’s independent drone ship, last Friday, Elon Musk, the CEO, made a rare appearance at …

Space Travel

The Beautiful Birth of a New Star

Welcome to the Universe, IRAS 14568-6304. There’s no catchy name for this particular stellar object, because it’s too new to have been given one.<p>This …

Planet 9 was most likely stolen by our sun 4.5 billion years ago

Through a computer-simulated study, astronomers at Lund University in Sweden show that it is highly likely that the so-called Planet 9 is an …

What is the Great Attractor and its pull on our galaxy?

Around four decades ago, astronomers became aware that our galaxy, the Milky Way, was moving through space at a much faster rate than expected. At …

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A Huge NASA Fuel Tank Will Lumber Through L.A. This Weekend

The 65,000-pound Space Shuttle Program relic has come from New Orleans via the Panama Canal.<p>There are wide loads, and then there are wiiiiiiide looooads. The Space Shuttle fuel tank that will make its way through L.A. this weekend is the latter: 65,000-plus pounds, 154 feet long, and massive enough …

Space Exploration

Antarctic's massive Totten Glacier nearing 'tipping point' in global warming warn scientists

Global warming is threatening to trigger the catastrophic collapse of East Antarctica's massive Totten Glacier and in turn raise sea levels to …

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Mega-tsunamis in Mars's ancient ocean shaped planet's landscape

Mega-tsunamis in an ancient ocean on Mars may have shaped the landscape and left deposits that hint at whether the planet was once habitable, researchers say.<p>The giant waves, thought to have reached up to 120 metres in height as they raced over the land, could have been triggered by two large …

Geology

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Earth's Relentless Warming Just Hit a Terrible New Threshold

The number of climate records broken in the last few years is stunning. But here's a new measure of misery: Not only did we just experience the …

Global Warming

NASA and the author of ‘The Martian’ tell us exactly how we’ll get to Mars

In "The Martian," Matt Damon plays a NASA astronaut who's been stranded on Mars and has to figure out how to survive until the space agency can devise a daring plan to rescue him.<p>But Earth's first manned mission to Mars will share little resemblance to the hit film — not to mention the book it's …

Space Exploration

What would happen if the moon suddenly blew up

It's no spoiler to say that in Neal Stephenson's 2015 novel "Seveneves," the moon is destroyed.<p>That's because the opening line reads: <b>"The moon blew up with no warning and with no apparent reason."</b><p>We don't how the moon would suddenly explode in the real world — it's unlikely. But the way Stephenson …

ESA’s Swarm Mission Is Mapping How the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing

Data reveals it’s changing quicker than we thought.<p>The Earth's magnetic field acts as a shield, protecting us from damaging cosmic rays and harsh solar winds. It's as important to our survival as water and oxygen, yet it's in a constant state of flux. New research presented this week at the Living …

NASA to invest in habitat & deep sleep chamber for Mars astronauts

NASA, long known for its insatiable appetite for innovation has decided to invest in new projects, including building growable habitats and deep …

Ask Ethan: How does dark matter interact with black holes?

If black holes suck everything in and nothing can get out, what does that mean for dark matter?<p><i>“A single day is enough to make us a little larger or,</i> …

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