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Highly active volcano erupts on Indian Ocean island amid frenzy over plane debris

Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.<p>As the volcano spewed red-hot lava high up in the air in Reunion's southeastern …

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …

Large tech companies side with Samsung in its appeal against award for infringing Apple’s patents

In the latest news in the patent case that feels like it will never end, a number of tech giants have taken Samsung’s side in its appeal against the damages it was ordered to pay for infringing Apple’s patents.<p>It’s almost three years since Apple was awarded $1B in damages after a jury found that …

Too much TV could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

It turns out that too much TV might damage your brain and also raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — and that the effects could show up much sooner than previously believed, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education in San …

Nasa releases amazing high-resolution picture of sunlit Earth from one million miles away

Nasa has released the first image taken from its new deep space satellite DSCOVR<p>If Carl Sagan was impressed with the Pale Blue Dot, he would have been equally blown away by this incredible image (launch high-resolution version) of Earth taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Prosthetic pin discovered in ancient Egyptian mummy

7/12/2015 09:00:00 PM<p>Researchers during a routine DNA test on a male Egyptian have made an astonishing discovery after finding a 23cm iron …

'Infinity Symbol' Found at Center of Milky Way

A twisted ring of gas, one that stretches more than 600 light-years across the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, has been discovered by astronomers …

Universe

Why is the Universe So Damn Big?

I love reading io9, it’s such a fun mixture of science fiction, entertainment, and pure science. So I was happy to respond when their writer George …

Spectacular Einstein Ring --"Reveals Secrets of the Early Universe" (Today's Most Popular)

“Such stunning cosmic coincidences reveal so much about nature. Dark matter is not hidden to lensing,” said Leonidas Moustakas of the Jet Propulsion …

Most space charts leave out the most important part — all of the space

Most charts of the Solar System we enjoy are terrible lies.<p>This is because they're not to scale: It's easier to clump everything together so that all of the planets and stars fit neatly into an image stretching only a few hundred pixels. Even charts released by organizations like the European Space …

Earth's best-known climate scientist issues bombshell sea-level warning

The study — written by James Hansen, NASA's former lead climate scientist, and 16 coauthors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields — concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times as fast as previous consensus estimates, resulting in a sea-level rise of …

Al Gore Dreamed Up a Satellite—and It Just Took Its First Picture of Earth

The U.S. Deep Space Climate Observatory just sent back its first view of our home world, and it’s a beauty.<p>One night in February 1998, Vice President Al Gore awoke with a start.<p>He had dreamed of a satellite. It would sit far out in space, beyond the reach of more conventional orbiters, so distant …

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

NASA Releases New Image of Earth

NASA released the first image of Earth from its Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite on Monday.<p>The image shows a sunlit Earth from one million …

New Pluto Photos Contain Multitude of Mysteries

Scientists are stunned at the incredible new images of the surface of Pluto, its largest moon Charon and its farthest-flung moon Hydra, which are …

Solar System

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD

It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which …

Funded Scientists Discover Tenth Planet

A planet larger than Pluto has been discovered in the outlying regions of the solar system.<p>The planet was discovered using the Samuel Oschin …

Can nanotech turn cancer into a chronic condition?

Might we one day pop a nano-pill to stop cancerous cells before they aggregate into tumours or metastases? Julia Ljubimova, MD, director of the …

Nitric oxide released through nanotechnology may be a new way to treat, prevent acne

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Out with the old: teachers reveal the topics they'd rather not teach

From Shakespeare to the reproductive processes of plants, educators talk about the units and texts they would like to see dropped and what must stay<p>A US teacher sparked debate last month when she uttered what some might consider unthinkable; she didn’t want to teach Shakespeare to her students.<p>Dana …

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Models of Sustainability: Sweden Runs Out of Garbage

<b>When Sweden runs out of its own garbage, it offers a service to the rest of garbage-bloated Europe: importing excess waste from other …

Satoru Iwata: The most fun games company boss ever

Forget the financial stuff, Nintendo’s chief will be remembered for his ability to make us smile.<p>The gaming world is in mourning today following the …

Father who posted jokey picture of his T-shirt online making fun at his childrens' school is stunned to be visited by police investigating his 'threatening' message

• <b>Martin Gillingham claims teacher may have told police about joke T-shirt</b>• <b><br>It said: 'If you mess with my kids I will break out a level of craziness that</b> …

From toys in Italy to vitamins in Peru: The bizarre items that are BANNED by customs officials around the world

• <b>Custom officials monitor all items that enter countries by air, sea or land</b>• <b><br>Each country has restricted items, some of which are less than</b> …

31 Fun, Free Things to Do This Summer

<i>By Jeff Yeager, Contributor</i><p>Summertime, and the livin' is easy. And in the summertime, the fun can also be free.<p>Read on to see the 31 free and fun things you can do this summer if you're on a budget.<p>1. <b>Go geocaching.</b><p>"Geocaching" is like a worldwide treasure hunt using a GPS or other mobile device to …