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Our Closest Earthlike Planet Appears to Be Covered in Water

Oceans on Proxima b could harbor life.<p>Jupiter's moon Europa recently became the best candidate yet for harboring alien life within our Solar System. But in the search for life outside of our cosmic backyard, an Earth-sized, newly-discovered rocky exoplanet has scientists woozy: They've concluded …

This is what emotions look like in your brain

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you think you're letting your mind wander for a few minutes, your brain is actually lighting up with a range of emotions, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at Duke University's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience asked study participants to rest and think about nothing in particular …

Biomarkers

We Can Completely Eliminate Malaria, But Should We?

We can genetically alter mosquitoes to prevent them from carrying malaria, but there are risks. Is it worth it?<p>Malaria is one of the most deadly diseases to ever plague humanity. Just last year alone, malaria caused almost half a million deaths, and that extremely high number is lower than previous …

Will NASA Announce the Discovery of Life on Europa Next Week?

NASA found something on one of Jupiter’s moons, but it’s not telling us what it is yet.<p>The space agency will hold a media conference on Monday to …

Up close with Oakley Radar Pace, the wearable that may help you forget Google Glass

Wearing Google Glass was probably never cool, but that doesn’t mean eyewear can’t still be both intelligent and hip. At least that’s what sunglass …

Scientists Made Beautiful Holograms Using Sound

We’re all familiar with holograms, the projected 3D images created by manipulating light. But can you create a hologram with sound?<p>Actually, yes. …

Six tips that could make you smarter

<b>(CNN) —</b> For years scientists have been looking for ways to enhance our intelligence -- from eating fish oil tablets to playing the latest video games.<p>The jury is out on whether these techniques are truly effective in improving intelligence, but studies have shown that your IQ can change -- so why …

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …