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China plans to launch carbon-tracking satellites into space

BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to launch satellites to monitor its greenhouse gas emissions as the country, estimated to be the world's top carbon emitter, steps up its efforts to cut such emissions, official news agency Xinhua said on Monday.<p>News of the plan comes as more than 150 world leaders …

Sunday treat in store as supermoon meets total eclipse

Rare arrangement of Earth, moon and sun has not occurred since 1982 and will not happen again until 2033<p>The moon will loom large and turn coppery red on Sunday night as its closest approach to Earth coincides with a total lunar eclipse.<p>The rare arrangement of the Earth, moon and sun has not …

The magic of cinema unlocked one man’s coma-bound world

An Alfred Hitchcock film helped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling, says Tom Stafford.<p>If brain injury steals your consciousness then you are in a …

The Brain

Ridley Scott reveals when 'Alien' will finally connect with 'Prometheus'

Still looking for answers from Ridley Scott's alleged "Alien" prequel movie "Prometheus"? Wondering what the milky crossfit aliens have to do with the Xenomorphs and future alien battler Ellen Ripley? Well, get comfortable, because there will be many more "Prometheus" movies before the prequels …

Could alien life exist in huge ocean beneath Saturn’s moon Enceladus?

A huge ocean has been found under the icy crust of Enceladus and all the signs suggest it could harbour alien life<p>The hunt for extra-terrestrial life in our galaxy moved a step closer after Nasa said a huge ocean lies beneath the frozen crust of Saturn’s moon Enceladus.<p>Scientists said that the …

Ten of America's Best Farmers Markets

The ten must-see farmers markets you should add to your bucket list.<p>We love visiting farmers markets—and judging by the photos you share with us …