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First Asteroid With Rings Discovered

Move over, Saturn—rings aren't just for giant planets anymore.<p>Saturn has rings, of course, and so do the other gas giants of our solar system—Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune—albeit wispier ones than Saturn's.<p><b>But until now it seemed that only giant planets had the gravity to hold on to the billions of</b> …

Amid mixed messages, Malaysia airliner search resumes

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed Sunday, but stormy weather may cause problems, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said.<p>A Chinese aircraft took off at 6:20 a.m. local time (6:20 p.m. ET). Other aircraft, including a South Korean P-3 Orion and a U.S. P-8 Poseidon, …

HIV Disappears in Second Baby

9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT on Wednesday. Starting in 2016, the college entrance exam will take on a whole new format …

Nearly Every Star Hosts at Least One Planet

The vast majority of stars in our Milky Way galaxy host planets, many of which may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study …

Stunning And Amazing: Northern Lights Wow U.K.

The skies above the U.K. went crazy last night. Streaks of green and yellow layered themselves over the horizon, while swatches of red shimmered overhead. The intense aurora borealis was powered by the remnants of a strong solar flare that occurred earlier this week.<p>Britons who stayed up late last …

How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain

A paw on the leg. A nose nuzzling against your arm. Maybe even a hop onto your lap.<p>Dogs always seem to know when you're upset and need extra love, even though they hardly understand a word of what you say. How can that be?<p>Our four-legged friends have a little patch of their brain devoted to …

Supersonic Plane Will Have Livestream Of The Outdoors Instead Of Windows

Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane.<p>A supersonic passenger jet would be exposed to such extreme forces, it would just be easier for the plane not to have windows. That's why the makers of one proposed Mach 1.8 passenger jet—due out in 2018—have decided …

Aviation

Launch a Balloon for Science

Have you got anything going on for April 18 - 21, 2014? If not, you might want to set aside that weekend for some quality balloon time.<p>The Global Space Balloon Challenge (GSBC) wants people from around the world to build and launch their own high altitude balloons. The goal is to launch balloons to …

University of Michigan

Next-generation GPS satellite launched into orbit | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A U.S. Global Positioning System satellite was launched into orbit on Thursday, buttressing a 31-member navigation network in constant use by the military, civilian agencies and commercial customers worldwide.<p>A view of the Delta IV rocket streaking across the sky …

Designing for Knife Storage, Part 1: Blocks and Wall Racks

When I work with clients to organize their kitchens, knife storage is one of the issues we tackle. Everyone has different needs and constraints—but …

Knives

Man Spends $35,000 to Transform Home into Cat Playground

With the help of construction company Trillium Enterprises, one Californian man upgraded his home into an oasis for his eighteen cats. Located in Goleta, California, the $35,000 renovation transformed the ordinary abode by adding colorful, complementing ledges (or “catwalks”) all around the house. …

Cats

Gorgeous LA Sunrise Photo is Collage of 60 Images

Photographer Dan Marker-Moore recently created this stunning collage using 60 photos he had taken over the course of one LA sunrise. Each diagonal line, though barely visible, represents a different image and was taken a few minutes after the image to its left. It's like the City of Angels is …

Photography

Magnificent Street Photographs in B/W this Season – Editor’s Choice

<b>Street Photography</b> and Black and White go hand in hand. Be it capturing the light, or a soulful portrait with great ambiance, or an incredible moment …

Street Photography

Pakistan halts talks with Taliban

Pakistan has suspended peace talks with Pakistani Taliban after attacks against the military by the armed group, the country's the interior minister said.<p>"We have decided not to go ahead with talks for now," Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Pakistani interior minister, told local media in the capital of …

More than 1 in 4 Americans go to work while sick

More than one in four Americans are so afraid of missing work that they head into the office even when sniffling and sneezing, a study says.<p>Many are worried about falling behind on their jobs, missing pay or facing the wrath of bosses who expect them to show up no matter what, according to a survey …

Men Who Vandalized Egyptian Pyramid To Prove Theory Face Charges

Two self-styled amateur archeologists from Germany, who filmed themselves scraping off pieces of Egypt's Great Pyramid in hopes of proving that the ancient wonder was built by people from the legendary city of Atlantis, are now facing possible criminal charges in their home country.<p>During a trip to …

Germany arrests three suspected Auschwitz guards

<b>Three men aged 88, 92 and 94 have been detained by German authorities on suspicion of being guards at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.</b><p>The homes of a number of men were raided in three German states, months after prosecutors investigating Nazi-era war crimes announced they were recommending charges …

Auschwitz

Journalist Sues Police for Doubting His Right to Fly Drones

A drone journalist is suing a local police department in a case that may provide a stepping stone to broader legislation dealing with who has the …

New Highly Radioactive Leak At Fukushima Plant

* Worst radioactive water leak at Fukushima since last August<p>* Utility says water unlikely to have reached ocean<p>* Tepco strongly criticised for reaction to 2011 meltdowns (Adds company quote, radiation measurement, more details)<p>TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear …

Rare Mekong River Dolphins May Become Extinct Because Of A Dam

A rare type of freshwater dolphin is the latest species to face extinction because of humans.<p>In a dire warning this week, the World Wildlife Fund said a new dam planned for Laos will throw the population of Mekong River dolphins into peril.<p>Irrawaddy dolphins, which are already considered critically …

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

1. Google Ngram Viewer<p>2. Google Correlate<p>3. Google Trends<p>4. Google Think Insights<p>5. Google Public Data Explorer<p>6. Full Value of Mobile<p>7. Get Your …

Want to Evade NSA Spying? Don't Connect to the Internet

Since I started working with Snowden's documents, I have been using a number of tools to try to stay secure from the NSA. The advice I shared …

Ten Steps You Can Take Right Now Against Internet Surveillance

One of the trends we've seen is how, as the word of the NSA's spying has spread, more and more ordinary people want to know how (or if) they can …

Information Systems

5 Hacking Myths You Probably Believe (Thanks to Movies)

In movies, the word "hacker" is interchangeable with "wizard." Screenwriters can have a character mutter something about "nodes" or "encryption," …

Hawking: Is He All He's Cracked Up To Be?

Partway through <i>Hawking</i>, a moving new PBS documentary on the life and work of British physicist Stephen Hawking, narrated via voice synthesizer by the …