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Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis

Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis.

Um, Where Did This Little Orphan Planet Come From?

"I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do."<p>How do planets—ours, and the others that stud the universe—actually form?<p>Our current, best knowledge posits that planets emerge from the formation of stars. Through a process like this:<p>A star and its planets form out of …

It All Began in Chaos

<b>The dust speck had been plucked from the tail of a comet more than 200 million miles away. Now, under an electron microscope in a basement lab at the</b> University of Washington, its image grew larger, until it filled the computer screen like an alien landscape. Zooming in on a dark patch that looked …

Astronomy

Why all we knew about planets is wrong

We thought we knew how planets form, but the discovery of hundreds outside our Solar System changed all that, even what type of world can house life like ours.<p>Up to only a couple of decades ago the perception of our Solar System was so simple. Every planet is unique: Saturn has its spectacular …

Astronomy

Saturn eclipsing the Sun, imaged by the Cassini Spacecraft on July 19th, 2013

Saturn eclipsing the Sun, imaged by the Cassini Spacecraft on July 19th, 2013. Saturn’s rings and moons are brilliantly illuminated, and Venus, the Earth, Moon, and Mars are visible in the background, more than a billion kilometers away. At the time the image was taken, thousands of people on Earth were waving at Saturn as part of “The Day the Earth Smiled”. Full Resolution (9000x3500)

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

Cassini Photo: Stunning New Views of Saturn’s Hexagon Storm

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>NASA this week released the highest-resolution view yet of the unique, six-sided jet stream circling Saturn’s north pole—known as “the hexagon.” This movie (click image to run), made from images obtained by Cassini’s imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in color …

Astronomy

Curiosity Finds A Former Lake On Mars

Was it home to life? It could have been. Meanwhile, the search for organic compounds continues.<p>Once upon a time, in the lowest part of Gale Crater on Mars, there was a lake about the length and width of one of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York. It was fed by rivers that ran into it. If you stood …

Watch Disney's FROZEN "Let It Go" Musical Sequence

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Asteroid Chase Storyboard Breakdown Video

ZeroLemon Note 3 10,000 mAh extended battery now available for $59

The Galaxy Note 3 is already a great option if you’re looking for a long-life smartphone that can take you through a day of heavy usage without breaking a sweat.<p>But the 3,200 mAh battery on the Note 3 is <i>puny</i> compared to the tablet-like 10,000 mAh delivered by ZeroLemon’s new extended battery pack. …

Gear & Gadgets

Listen to Michael Jackson’s isolated vocals for “Man in the Mirror”

Michael Jackson has been pretty busy since his death in June 2009, thanks to a litany of posthumous projects. Whether it’s Timbaland’s mysterious …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

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More Clues to Life in the Oceans — on an Alien Moon, That Is

Europa<p>The search for life beyond Earth has generally focused on places that are as much like our home as possible. That’s why the Kepler space …

A Surgeon’s Review Of Google Glass In The Operating Room

Dr. Pierre Theodore of UC San Francisco has completed a three-month trial of using Google Glass during surgery.<p>For a little over three months now, Dr. Pierre Theodore, a cardiothoracic surgeon, has been using Google Glass in the operating room. Although he’s tapped the functionality during …

Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There’s water in them thar planets – five massive “hot Jupiters” spied by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …

Universe

Encounter of the first kind: Rosetta on track for historic comet landing

Hundreds of millions of miles away and 10 years after launch, a European spaceship could be on the brink of discovering how life appeared on Earth<p>At precisely 10am GMT on 20 January next year, a tiny electronic chip inside Europe's Rosetta spacecraft will flicker into life. The robot probe will …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

10 'Star Wars' Characters Who Should Get Their Own Spinoff Film

While we can expect that film December 2015, there are also a number of "Star Wars" spinoff films in addition to the three already planned.<p>While fanboys contemplate the next sequel's plot, no one's really sure what the spinoffs shall entail either.<p>We're rounded up ten characters we'd like to see in …

Han Solo

Fate Of Comet ISON Unclear Hours After Its Encounter With Sun

Watch Comet ISON's approach to the sun (NASA Video).<p><b>Updated 11:30 p.m. ET: 'My Best Guess ... There Is Something Left'</b><p>Scientists Thursday said that ISON, a comet formed at the birth of the solar system, apparently did not survive its encounter with the sun. Hours later, they weren't so sure.<p>At …

EA developing open-world Star Wars game

EA Canada is developing an open-world Star Wars game. That's according to several job advertisements spotted by Superannuation at Kotaku today. It would be the second major open-world Star Wars game, following MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.<p>An animation director job posting from October says EA …

Star Wars Battlefront

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

Biggest Virus Yet Found, May Be Fourth Domain of Life?

Pandoraviruses opening up new questions about life as we know it.<p><b>Scientists have found the biggest viruses known, and these pandoraviruses have opened up entirely new questions in science—even suggesting a fourth domain of life, a new study says.</b><p>Each about one micron—a thousandth of a millimeter—in …

Biology