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This is what sunset looks like on Mars

The Curiosity rover has been sending back data and photos since it landed on Mars nearly three years ago. Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of rocks in those images.<p>But finally, for the first time, on Curiosity's 956th solar Mars day -- April 15, 2015, to all you Earthlings out there -- its Mastcam …

Rare direct image of a super-Jupiter exoplanet

The big, wide universe has a lot of stars. The exact figure is unknown, although estimates put the number somewhere in the region of 70 sextillion. Some of those stars, just like our own sun, have their own planetary satellites. Yet, according to the NASA Exoplanet Archive, astronomers have only …

Lindsay Lohan has no room for community-service error as deadline nears

Lindsay Lohancould learn a little something from Chris Brown -- like how to finish her community service and get off probation already.<p>Lohan was to have completed probation in March, but a judge wasn't cool with her choice of service -- having young people shadow her while she was working on …

Abbott government spends $100,000 on travel to lobby against UNESCO reef listing

The environment department's deputy secretary Kimberley Dripps told the hearing that just under $100,000 had been spent to pay for department staff …

30 Photographs Capturing the End of World War II in Europe

On May 8, 1945, Germany conceded World War II and the world celebrated.<p>On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allied Forces, ending World War II in the West. The next day, parades marched, kisses flew, beer flowed, and the globe erupted in celebration. Though the Pacific theater continued to …

Silverchair's Daniel Johns suffers head injury during Sydney night out

The 36-year-old hitmaker, whose debut solo album <i>Talk</i> is set to be released on May 22, was accompanied by his fashion blogger girlfriend Estelita …

Albums

Bombs detonated as teens arrested over alleged Mother's Day terror plot in Greenvale

A 14-year-old boy in Sydney was also arrested in relation to the "imminent threat", News Corp has reported.<p>Monash University terror expert Greg …

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

6 Books You Absolutely Can't Miss This May

Because nothing raises your badassery quotient like reading.<p>Real life proved more thrilling than fiction this month, with six non-fiction books beating out the competition as our top picks for May. From the story of the five men who took the civil rights movement to space to the memoir of a doctor …

Watch the moon wobble its way through all of 2015 in this NASA video

As the moon orbits Earth, it keeps the same face oriented toward our planet—almost. From our view, this slight variance—known as libration—looks like a wobble that slowly changes our view of the Moon.<p>Thanks to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a satellite that has orbited the moon since 2009, we …

Astronomy

Annastacia Palaszczuk asks Queenslanders to donate to flood recovery

Queensland’s premier has asked the community to dig deep and donate to those whose homes were flooded in an unprecedented deluge that struck the state’s southeast.<p>Those hit hardest are now eligible for a payment of $180 per person or $900 per family after the state government activated an immediate …