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Earth - Asteroids are not the only threat to life from space

We are here by the skin of our teeth. Evolution could well have turned out differently, and the fact that it did not may well be down to freak, chance events. Life on Earth has faced a string of accidents, weird situations and outright catastrophes, from sudden ice ages to collisions with asteroids …

Oakland fire toll at 36; DA promises 'thorough' probe

<b>Oakland, California (CNN) —</b> The search for answers continued Tuesday in Oakland as city, state and federal agencies sifted through wreckage in one of the city's deadliest building fires on record.<p>Bucket by bucket, investigators painstakingly removed debris from inside the …

Astronomers just discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe hiding behind the Milky Way

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest known structures in the universe.<p>Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies.<p>"I …

Universe

Disease Is Spreading Through Our Oceans Like Never Before, Report Finds

We are "sleepwalking into a nightmare".<p>An international investigation into the health of the world's oceans has found that rising global temperatures …

Scientists Found an Asteroid From the Time of Earth's Formation

Scientists have identified an asteroid formed in the inner Solar System at the same time as Earth that has been remarkably preserved, according to …

The Original Poke Cake Is The Most Delicious Thing Ever

Because three milks > one milk.<p>By Alison Roman<p>Serves 8–10<p>FOR THE CAKE:<p>1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>¾ tsp. kosher salt<p>¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>6 large eggs<p>1 ¼ cups sugar<p>¼ cup whole milk<p>½ tsp.vanilla extract<p>FOR THE SOAK AND ASSEMBLY:<p>½ cup evaporated milk<p>½ cup coconut milk<p>1 can …

Scientists discover 8000-year-old tiny hand prints in ancient cave were NOT made by humans

Anthropologists probing the discovery of tiny 8000-year-old hand prints in an Egyptian cave say they were not made by human hands.<p>Explorers stumbled …

A Harvard psychologist reveals the quickest way to boost confidence when you're nervous

Her theory: Stand like Wonder Woman for two minutes before a big meeting or event, and your confidence will spike — as if by magic.<p>Four years later, the Harvard psychologist has released a book on the virtues of changing your posture to change your attitude.<p>It's called "Presence: Bringing Your …

Self-help

Sinking states: the islands facing the effects of climate change

Global development professionals network,Climate change,Least developed countries,Kiribati,Marshall Islands,Tuvalu,Sea level,Oceans<p>As sea levels rise, communities living on the most vulnerable Pacific Ocean islands must make a decision: relocate or stay and face the rising tides

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

We have the first confirmed footage of the mysterious space junk WT1190F burning up in Earth's atmosphere, and it's amazing

Earlier this morning a piece of space junk called WT1190F entered Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated. Here's some of the only confirmed footage of the spectacular event we've seen:<p>This footage was collected by a team of scientists working with SETI, the United Arab Emirates Space Agency, the …

El Niño 'is here, and it is huge,' as officials race to prep for winter

El Niño continues to gain strength in the Pacific Ocean, climate experts said, with unusually wet conditions expected to hit California between January and March -- and perhaps into May.<p>The latest forecast increased the urgency for both government agencies and property owners to prepare for …

Weather

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars .<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes .<p>Lisa …

Dark Matter

A giant asteroid flying past Earth on Halloween is the least of our nightmares

Although 310,000 miles away may not sound close, the giant space rock is zooming by only a little farther away than the moon is from the Earth — close enough to spot with an amateur telescope, says NASA . It's also important to remember the 1,300-foot-wide asteroid, called 2015 TB145, is moving …

Asteroids

Final kiss of two stars heading for catastrophe

Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), an international team of astronomers has found the hottest and most massive double star with components so …

Scientist under attack after he kills bird that took decades to find

Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA<p>A curator holds a stuffed juvenile great auk, which became one of the most famous victims of the drive to find ever-more exotic …

Birds

See Impact Craters On Earth From Space

The Shoemaker Impact Structure in Australia (previously referred to as Teague Ring and renamed in honor of the late geol<p>... VIEW …

Earth is on brink of a sixth mass extinction, scientists say, and it’s humans’ fault

A vast chunk of space rock crashes into the Yucatan Peninsula, darkening the sky with debris and condemning three-quarters of Earth’s species to extinction. A convergence of continents disrupts the circulation of the oceans, rendering them stagnant and toxic to everything that lives there. Vast …

Biodiversity

NASA Preps Mission To Search For Life On Europa, One Of Jupiter's Moons

The celestial body with the greatest potential for life in the solar system may not be Mars after all. Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, is believed to have an ocean just beneath its frozen crust -- and some scientists think it may have just the right ingredients for life.<p>Now, NASA is getting ready …

Astronomy

Scientists Solve Decade-Long Mystery of Greenland's Disappearing Lakes

Geoscientists have solved a decade-long mystery by explaining how some of the large lakes that sit atop the Greenland ice sheet can drain billions of gallons of water in a matter of hours.<p>In 2006, Greenland's North Lake, a 2.2 square-mile (5.6-square-kilometer) supraglacial meltwater lake, drained …

Pluto and Its Moons Are Weirder Than We Thought

Increasingly it looks like Pluto is its own, fascinating thing.<p>In a teleconference today, astronomy professor Douglas Hamilton cracked that the "dwarf" in Pluto's title of "dwarf planet" should be seen as an honorific. After all, we have eight planets already; increasingly it looks like Pluto is …

Spotify Just Discovered That Heavy Metal Is More Popular Than Pop Music

Spotify recently revealed that metalheads are the most loyal music listeners. Why are people so surprised?<p>Every diehard metalhead alive and breathing knows that A. heavy metal is the law, and B. other genres pale in comparison, but it's always nice to see some quantifiable data to that effect, …