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Anh buộc tội đối tượng tình nghi sát hại nữ nghị sỹ

Lễ tưởng niệm nữ nghị sĩ Jo Cox tại thủ đô London, Anh ngày 16/6. Ảnh: EPA/TTXVN<p>Tuy nhiên, động cơ giết người của tên này vẫn chưa được làm rõ.<p>Trong …

19 impossibly detailed views of Earth from space at night

Nothing makes me feel more connected to the rest of the human race than seeing the Earth from space at night.<p>National borders vanish, and rivers of light unite our towns and cities into a single glowing tapestry.<p>Just look at this incredible view of Europe, sparkling with artificial light:<p>Er, wait a …

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Why don't we ever see the far side of the moon?

NASA this week released photographs of the far side of the moon, providing a lunar perspective we rarely get to see. The images were snapped by the …

Strange crablike object spotted on Mars

Captured by NASA, the image shows a crab-like object on the surface of the red planet.<p>Since emerging online, social media has been abuzz with users …

Kepler helps astronomers discover a new class of planet: the “Mega-Earth”

Kepler helps astronomers discover a new class of planet: the “Mega-Earth”<p>Kepler 10-c is a newly discovered exoplanet 17 times more massive than the …

Put a Heart on It! Flipboard Likes Go Public

There’s a new way to bookmark content and share your favorite stories on Flipboard, and it’s as effortless as a heartbeat—literally.<p>See that little heart on content on Flipboard? Tap on it to easily save the item into your Likes, a new area on your profile. Anytime you want to quickly see what …

The Week in Review: Cecil the Lion’s Death Sparks Outrage

Thirteen-year-old Cecil the lion was one of Africa’s most famous animals before his death earlier month. Zimbabwe officials believe hunters lured Cecil out of his home on Hwange National Park and killed him on July 1. The non-governmental Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force has alleged hunters first …

National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com

Photograph by NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)<p><b>July 21, 2011</b><br>The seething turmoil in our sun's atmosphere is captured in extreme ultraviolet light by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), launched in 2010 to better understand solar activity and its impact on Earth. In this colorized view …

6 Things You Didn't Know Were Invented by NASA

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>NASA deserves a lot of thanks. The space program is the reason we've put satellites in the sky, landed on the moon, and seen <i>Armageddon</i>. But in the constant quest to dominate the stars, the agency has also ended up creating tools and technologies with …

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NASA space telescope discovers Earth's closest rocky neighbor

NASA researchers working with the Spitzer Space Telescope announced on Thursday that they had indeed found the closest rocky exoplanet to our own. It's a tiny burg called HD 219134b that's just 21 light years from Earth in the Cassiopeia constellation, near the North Star. It was first spotted with …

Why 'Earth 2.0' is actually nothing like Earth

Nasa's discovery of Kepler-452b, a planet orbiting around a distant star in deep space, has predictably caused waves of excitement on the internet, …

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Why this beach is glowing like a beautiful night light

SpongeBob's enemy strikes again<p>Plankton are best known for their greatest hits: producing organic compounds, being devoured by krill, drifting aimlessly on the ocean's upper layer. You've read about those ditties so many times, you might think you've seen all plankton have to offer. They don't play …

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NASA’s New Horizons Uncovers Flowing Ice and a Vast Haze on Pluto

Pluto's ice sheets flow like Earth's.<p>The latest discovery of NASA’s New Horizons mission reveals that Pluto is host to flowing ice that have …

Solar System

YOU! DEGRASSE! It's time to make Pluto a proper planet again, says NASA boffin

Those who feel that Pluto has always been a planet and jolly well ought to be one again have received a boost - this time from a top NASA boffin, …

Latest Pics From New Horizons Reveal Flowing Ices And Pluto's Dark Side

A total eclipse of the heart<p>Beamed across billions of miles and a very narrow bandwidth, the latest images from the Pluto flyby were worth waiting for. One reveals the view from New Horizons after it sped past Pluto and looked back to study its atmosphere. “This is our equivalent on New Horizons of …

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A Fossil Snake With Four Legs

Snakes can famously disarticulate their jaws, and open their mouths to extreme widths. David Martill from the University of Portsmouth did his best impression of this trick while walking through the Bürgermeister Müller Museum in Solnhofen, Germany. He was pointing out the museum’s fossils to a …

New Horizons says goodbye to Pluto with beautiful high-resolution photos

Our time with Pluto may have come to end for now, but NASA's New Horizons spacecraft still has a few parting shots for us. The probe sent back these breathtaking photographs of Pluto in even higher resolution, as well as one final image of the planet in silhouette. These are the last images we'll …

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Kepler Telescope Discovers A New Earth-Like Planet

<b>Update:</b> 12:18 p.m. -- NASA's Kepler mission team revealed during a teleconference (above) that an alien planet similar to Earth, named Kepler-452b, has been discovered in the "habitable zone" of a sun-like star. The planet was called a "bigger, older cousin to Earth." Read more here.<p><i>EARLIER:</i><p>NASA's …

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Infographic: Pluto!

Pluto info at a glance, from our friends at space-facts.com.<p>Chris Jones at space-facts.com wrote with word of a new infographic he’s created about …

Solar System

Pulsar punches hole in stellar disk

Two stars in a double system are not playing nice. One star, a pulsar, has punched a hole in the disk of the other, sending debris outward at 7% of …

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …

Watch This Drone Explore Underground Tunnels Beneath London

Like 'Descent,' only without all the lasers<p>Removing pilots from flying machines opens up the earth to brand-new kinds of aerial exploration. One instance, captured beautifully by <i>BBC</i> cameraman John Bontoft, is aerial photography taken inside the tunnels that will house the underground portions of …

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With Tiny Smartphone Spectrometers, Everybody Can Be A Chemist

Find out what’s inside the stuff around you<p>Spectrometers are one of the most important tools in science. By measuring the various properties of light coming from or bouncing off an object, the device can help scientists figure out what paint is made of, or detect the composition of faraway stars. …