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California Wildfires

American Airlines Flights Grounded at Major Airports

American Airlines flights at three airports were ground stopped due to technical issues at the airline, but the issues have since been resolved.<p>The …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Public Health

Here's what would happen if the sun disappeared right now

What would happen if the sun disappeared this very second?<p>The sun is about 333,000 times the mass of Earth and produces the same amount of energy as 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second!<p>Its giant mass makes the sun the dominant gravitational force in the solar system that locks all eight planets …

Astronomy

NASA explains why 'everything we have ever accomplished leads to this moment in time'

If you've ever wondered what drives someone to look up at the sky — or out across the sea — and say: "I want to be out there," NASA's got an answer for you.<p>"It is a drive inside each and every one of us, a drive to wonder, to push the boundaries, and to explore," a NASA video explains. It's just …

Space Science

What stress does to your brain

New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health<p>Stress can be a dangerous enemy for the brain. In fact, it can have serious effects on your brain's ability to operate properly.<p>While stress appears to have originated from our instinctual "fight or …

Blasts Rock Chinese City of Tianjin, At Least 17 Reported Killed

Powerful explosions rocked the Chinese port city of Tianjin on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, officials and state media said.<p>Nine firefighters were killed, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported. It is not clear if the nine were counted among the 17 dead. The broadcaster reported that 283 …

China

The 6 Most Earth-Like Alien Planets

Discovering the first true “alien Earth” is a long-held dream of astronomers—and recent exoplanet discoveries suggest that their dream will come true …

Mystery Solved? Why Pluto's Big Moon Charon Has a Red Pole

The dark red pole on Pluto's largest moon Charon may be some of the dwarf planet's own siphoned-off atmosphere. Images and data captured by NASA's …

Solar System

The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan. It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives.

Atomic Weapons Were Not Needed to End the War or Save Lives<p>By Washington’s Blog / globalresearch.ca<p>Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. …

War

Here's what it would take to colonize the largest planet in the solar system

Just a few videos ago, I blew minds with a "How to" on terraforming the Moon. Once we've developed a Solar System spanning civilization and have claimed mastery over the laws of physics, and have common-place technology which staggers and dwarf our current comprehension of what's possible it should …

Astronomy

Russians despair at food destruction as Moscow says it is having desired effect

Russia’s move to ostentatiously destroy banned food imports at the border has sparked debate in a country where millions live below the poverty line<p>Tonnes of pork tossed into incinerators, truckloads of cheese bulldozed into the ground, and an orchard’s worth of apples buried in a shallow grave. …

In a swipe at Japan, North Korea creates new time zone

North Korea is frequently accused of turning back the clock on human rights, economic development and diplomacy.<p>But on Friday, the impoverished and reclusive nation took the expression to a whole new level.<p>North Korea will adopt a new time zone -- Pyongyang Time -- to cast off the legacy of "wicked …

North Korea

Baltimore hasn't seen this many killings in 4 decades

The 43rd recorded homicide was Jermaine Miller, 18, who took a bullet to his head just before noon the day before.<p>With his death on Friday, this year's total homicides reached 187, far outpacing the 119 killings by July's end in 2014. Non-fatal shootings have soared to 366, compared to 200 by the …

Justice

The 16 Best Funny News Bloopers That Have Ever Happened

I am fine!<p>wordpress.com<p><i>Image Source: wordpress.com</i><p>Well, considering the events and the background, the things that are written on the blue background …

The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath

Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in Silence of …

How to Keep Your Feet from Slipping and Sliding in the Summer Heat

Nothing says summer quite like sweating profusely in record-breaking high temps. To help you beat the sweltering heat, we’ve pieced together a …

spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com

NASA Announced Discovery of Another "EARTH" And Here's What We Know So Far

Aug 25<br>2016<p>NASA Announced Discovery of Another “EARTH” And Here’s What We Know So Far<p>Meet <b>Earth 2.0</b>. NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has been scouring …

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near San Luis Obispo

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon 17 miles from San Luis Obispo, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:40 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 2.5 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 8 miles from Los Osos, Calif.<p>In the last …

San Luis Obispo

What's at the Center of Black Holes?

Produced from the implosion of massive stars, black holes are wells in the fabric of space-time so deep that nothing, not even light, can escape them.<p>…

The Soviet Military’s Eerily Detailed Guide to San Diego

• Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<br>• Date of Publication: 07.18.15. 07.18.15<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>During the Cold War, the Soviet …

Here's how the 'Suicide Squad' cast looks compared to their comic-book counterparts

That also makes it the perfect move.<p>While the trailer for "Suicide Squad" doesn't tell us much, it does show that the movie's basic hook is a great one, and that it leans into it <i>hard</i>: This is a team of some of the worst supervillains in a world where Superman exists, sent on missions where success …

Comic Books

James Holmes guilty of murder in Colorado theater massacre; jury to weigh death penalty

After three months of wrenching testimony — the victims' tales of pain and loss, the careful planning of a meticulous killer — the jury weighing the fate of the Colorado theater gunman needed only 12 hours to decide that James E. Holmes was guilty of 165 counts of murder and attempted murder.<p>The …

John Hickenlooper

In Focus: New Horizons' Crisp Images Shed New Light On The Origins Of Pluto And Its Moons

Eighty-five years after Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto, we’re finally getting an up-close and personal look, thanks to NASA’s New Horizons mission. …

These tiny fish can survive in volcanoes and they’re the stuff of nightmares

No matter how technologically advanced we are, we keep discovering wondrous and frightening new forms of life. Just recently, a team of scientists …

Nature

NASA's New Horizons gives final closeup of Pluto's puzzling dark spots

Pluto, the underdog of planetary science, finally gets its time in the spotlight this week. As the New Horizons spacecraft nears its historic …

Smithsonian

Smithsonian