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Giant asteroid hurtles towards Earth

A MASSIVE two kilometre-wide asteroid has made a dramatic ‘near Earth pass’, coming within 15 million kilometres – a virtual whisker in space terms.

Asteroids

Physicists Have Caught Signs of a New Particle: The Madala Boson

And it could help solve one of the biggest mysteries of modern physics.<p>Physicists have discovered signals of a new particle in the swathes of data …

The Latest: World Trade Center honors Italy quake victims

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):<p>2:30 a.m.<p>New York City's World Trade Center is honoring the victims of the earthquake in Italy.<p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday directed the building's 408-foot (124-meter) spire be lit in the colors of the …

Natural Disasters

NASA’s new climate model of ancient Venus shows a picture of a habitable world

For a 2-billion-year-long span, ending about 715 million years ago, Venus was likely a much more pleasant spot that it is today. To observe Venus now is to witness a dry and toxic hellscape, where the planet heats up to a scorching 864 degrees Fahrenheit. A super-strong electric wind is believed to …

Astronomy

Scientists Have Discovered Never-Before-Seen Vessels in The Brain

"They'll have to rewrite the textbooks."<p>Scientists in the US have discovered a new series of lymphatic vessels in the body that link the brain to the …

Neuroscience

Scientists Have Found a Worrying Effect That Constant Light Might Have on Our Bodies

Uh oh.<p>These days we're pretty much constantly surrounded by light, with the artificial glow of indoor lighting, street lights, computer screens, …

Excitement Looms as Astronomers Seek to Uncover the Universe With the James Webb Telescope

Space exploration has been a very exciting subject right from the very beginning, and with the advancement of technology going the way it is, …

Hubble Space Telescope

9 Psychology Books Every Leader Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

Scientists found a molecule in space that could help explain the origins of life

What they spotted is called a chiral molecule, and it's the first one ever found in space.<p>Chiral molecules are molecules that come in two different flavors that are chemically the same but structurally are mirror images of each other. Scientists refer to theses molecules as being left-handed or …

Chemistry

How To Harness The Brain Chemical That Makes You Trust Someone

Brain scientists still don’t understand why these simple behaviors release trust-inspiring oxytocin. But they know how.<p>Next time you’re having a fight with your partner try this: Reach out and touch them. Place your hand gently on their knee or their hand. Now, if the fight has escalated to …

This 90-Second Video Will Totally Change The Way You See The World

Africa, wth??<p>We've all looked at enough maps in our lifetime to have a pretty good understanding of the size of the continents and countries that …

Anyone Who Cares About The Oscars Must See This "Loving" Movie

More early awards contenders for 2016 have cropped up: interracial marriage drama Loving and its star Ruth Negga, as well as Adam Driver in another lovely portrait of wedded life.<p><i>Ruth Negga's going to get a Best Actress nomination for this</i>. It's a thought that crossed my mind every time <i>Loving</i> …

Trump fires back at Cameron: 'I'm not stupid, OK?'

If Donald Trump becomes the president of the United States, the country's long-standing "special relationship" with the United Kingdom could sour, if the presumptive Republican nominee's statements in an interview with British television are a reliable indication.<p>During an interview with media ally …

Donald Trump

Year's Best Crime Novels: 2016, by Bill Ott

<b>The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published May 1, 2016 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, …

Books

26 Must-Eat Superfoods With MORE PROTEIN Than An Egg

They might be humble in size, but being packed with healthy fats, minerals, and essential vitamins means the mighty egg can easily anchor a …

Nutrition

“There is just no such thing as God”: A physicist searches for meaning in the natural world

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Only science holds the answers, argues “The Big Picture” author Sean Carroll<p>It is time to face reality, California Institute of Technology theoretical physicist Sean Carroll says: There is just no such thing as God, or ghosts, or human souls that reside outside …

Eleonora Galasso’s Roman recipes: five Italian classics

Bucatini with clams, vegetable tortino and grandma’s custard pie: traditional-with-a-twist recipes from the Italian capital<p>Eleonora Galasso’s <i>As the Romans Do</i> is cookbook as a Technicolor vision of Rome that takes our romantic notions about life in the Italian capital and runs with them. What Romans …

Woman following GPS ends up in a 100-foot-deep lake

Technically Incorrect: An Ontario woman is driving through fog. Suddenly, she's swimming in water.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Some people slavishly follow their car's GPS.<p>When the weather is bad and you can't see much out of your car …

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

Hiking

From Don DeLillo to Julian Barnes, here are the books you should be reading in May

From fiction to non-fiction; returning giants to writers on the rise; the recent Pulitzer-winner to the boys of summer, here’s what the National …

Books