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These award-winning science images show the world in ways you've never imagined

Every day, scientists work to understand the aspects of the world that are completely unknown to the rest of us. Some study the way blood vessels provide oxygen to an African Grey parrot, others follow tiny bobtail squid that light themselves up while hunting for shrimp, and others try to …

Obama’s Legacy? The Imperial Presidency That He Passes On To Trump

To paraphrase the Bard, the evil that he did lives after him, the good will be interrèd by the Republicans.<p>LONDON—President Barack Obama cut his …

Call of the wild: can America’s national parks survive? | Lucy Rock

America’s national parks are facing multiple threats, despite being central to the frontier nation’s sense of itself<p>Autumn in the North Cascades National Park and soggy clouds cling to the peaks of the mountains that inspired the musings of Beat poets such as Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg 60 years …

National Parks

The Growing Risk of a War in Space

The prospect of weaponized satellites launching a Pearl Harbor style attack in orbit is more probable than many people realize.<p>In <i>Ghost Fleet</i>, a 2015 novel by security theorists Peter Singer and August Cole, the next world war begins in space.<p>Aboard an apparently civilian space station called the …

Military

A Simple Blood Test Could Soon Diagnose 5 Deadly Cancers at Once

Scientists identify gene signature that could be a universal cancer biomarker.<p>Scientists in the US have identified a common genomic signature in …

Cancer

Stop Saying 'They're Just Junkies'

<i>Alicia Cook is from New Jersey</i><p>"F*** junkies. It's disgusting. What lowlifes."<p>Thursday morning began like all of my other Thursday mornings. I was at Starbucks. I wanted a Venti Iced Chai Latte because it tastes like Christmas. The line was long; two women in tailored suits and pumps were chatting …

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

Remembering the life of Sheikh Ahmed Deedat | Islam

Sheikh Deedat was a charismatic, self-taught Muslim scholar from South Africa, most famous for engaging Christian evangelists in public debate. In 1986, he debated Jimmy Swaggart and even challenged the late Pope John Paul II to a debate in the Vatican Square.<p>His son, Yousuf Deedat, calls him a …

A Single Gene of Bad DNA May Be the Reason You Vote Republican: New Study - The Ring of Fire Network

A new study has found that genetics play a crucial role in someone’s political leanings, reported <i>Medical Daily</i>. Essentially, one bad piece of …

The scientific breakthrough that could radically transform the way we treat neurological disorders

New research suggests our brains and our bodies are much more closely connected than previously believed<p>Brett Stetka<p>July 29, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>When the ancient Egyptians prepared a mummy they would scoop out the brain through the nostrils …

Immune System

Surprising Countries Where Solar and Wind Are Booming

Energy Snapshot<p>Renewable energy is taking off in both wealthy and developing economies.<p>Top five countries in net electricity generation from solar and wind<p>2005-2012, in billion kilowatt hours<p>SWIPE FOR MORE<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>United States<p>China<p>Germany<p>Spain<p>Italy<p>Top five countries in percentage of electricity …

Renewable Energy

Nasa's New Horizons probe shows Pluto bigger than expected

New Horizon measurements reveal Pluto is roughly two-thirds the size of the moon, and probably holds more ice beneath its surface than previously thought<p><b>Latest:</b> Nasa’s New Horizons probe makes Pluto flyby nine years after leaving Earth<p>A Nasa spacecraft that will hurtle past Pluto on Tuesday at more …

Pluto

What New Horizons Is Looking For On Pluto, And How

After nine years and three billion miles, here’s what we're learning from it all<p>At 7:50am EDT tomorrow, July 14, New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched, will perform the first close-encounter flyby of Pluto and its system of five known moons. During that approach, New Horizons will be …

NASA Could Soon Launch A Giant Solar Sail Beyond Our Solar System

Raise the e-sail<p>We’ve all seen Bill Nye’s Lightsail expedition, but now our friends at NASA are stepping in to take things a bit further.<p>In this year’s round of NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) funding, NASA has funded it’s own Bruce Wiegmann and his team of solar propulsion experts to …

Dark matter mapped in 3-D detail - Technology & science - Space | NBC News

SEATTLE — The most detailed 3-D map of the universe ever made, stretching back over billions of years, provides the best evidence yet that mysterious "dark matter" serves as the unseen scaffolding on which everything we can see is hung, astronomers reported Sunday.<p>The findings are based on years' …

We Now Know What The CIA Really Knew About Iraq. Will We Continue To Blame Obama For ISIS?

We’ve known for awhile that the Iraq war was based on a series of massive lies. The 9-11 Commission Report showed that, along with various …

DNA from ancient skeleton shows ties to Native Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — An ancient skeleton found nearly 20 years ago in a river in Washington is related to Native Americans, says a DNA study that could …

NASA is testing a new Mars lander set to launch next March to study planet's mysterious core

NASA's InSight Mars lander spacecraft in a Lockheed Martin clean room near Denver. As part of a series of deployment tests, the spacecraft was …

Space Exploration

Mission to Mars could make astronauts' skin thinner

A study of ‘astromice’ living on the International Space Station for three months found their skin was 15 per cent thinner in the microgravity<p>Humans are facing a new obstacle on the journey to Mars after scientists discovered the long space flight can make skin thinner, exposing astronauts to even …

Different Species of Human Ancestor Lived Near Lucy, Scientists Say

Lucy and her kin weren't the only human ancestors to live in modern-day Ethiopia 3.3 million years ago, scientists say. They report that a different species, similar but not identical to Lucy's, was living nearby during the same time frame.<p>The study, appearing in this week's issue of the journal …

Extraterrestrial hotspots: the most likely places for alien life

It’s not a conspiracy theory. NASA is on the lookout for alien life, and here are the top places where they’re searching<p>On Tuesday, <b>NASA revealed</b> the nine tools it will use on its 2020s mission to assess the conditions for life on Europa. The moon, which orbits Jupiter, is considered one of the most …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Mars may hold liquid water raising hopes of alien life

Scientists have found the chemical calcium percholate which would suck moisture out of the air and keep water liquid on the surface<p>Mars may hold liquid water raising the chances of finding life on the Red Planet.<p>Although scientists have long known that there is frozen water at the poles of Mars, …

Oldest Neanderthal DNA found in Italian skeleton

The calcite-encrusted skeleton of an ancient human, still embedded in rock deep inside a cave in Italy, has yielded the oldest Neanderthal DNA ever found.<p>These molecules, which could be up to 170,000 years old, could one day help yield the most complete picture yet of help paint a more complete …

23 Stress Hacks That Will Actually Change Your Life

Easy, breezy, life-changing.

Sara Bareilles

April 2015

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

Extrasolar Planets Are, Almost, Everywhere (Op-Ed)

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. The publication contributed this article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …