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You Do Not Want To Miss Looking At Jupiter Tonight

Before you catch this month's Full Pink Moon on April 11, you'll want to turn your attention to Jupiter. Tonight, the planet will appear brighter and …

Earth Prepares To Snap First-Ever Image Of A Black Hole's Event Horizon

Perhaps gravity’s oddest prediction is the existence of black holes: regions of space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.<p>Only through gravitational effects, such as by influencing stars, have they ever been seen.<p>X-ray signatures can locate and be used to weigh black …

Black Holes

A 'Great Wall' of galaxies 1 billion light-years wide may be the largest object ever found

As if staring up at the night sky didn't make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the discovery of the BOSS Great Wall, a group of superclusters that span roughly 1 billion light-years across and represents the largest structure ever found in space.<p>The BOSS Great Wall, which …

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Are Listening to These 10 Podcasts

Want to become a better entrepreneur? Start listening to one or all of these 10 podcasts.<p>The rumor mill says Apple and major car manufacturers are in talks to have podcasting be the new "car radio." While I won't speculate, there is no doubting that podcast listenership has grown over the …

15 Beautiful Sapphire Engagement Rings to Make You Say Bye to Diamonds

If you’ve browsed Pinterest or Etsy lately, you’ve probably noticed that sapphire engagement rings are crazy popular — and not just in blue. These days, you can find sapphire colors you didn’t even know existed, from frosty pink to tea green. “Light peach has been a big success for the last few …

Engagement Rings

Will a new species change everything we thought we knew about human history?

About two years ago, scientists spelunked their way through the “Rising Star Cave’’ in Johnanesburg, South Africa, hoping to find fragments of the …

Toxic Algae May Threaten West Coast Marine Economy for Years

Environment<p>A long band of toxic algae blooming off the West Coast of the United States shows no sign of receding months after scientists first observed it, leaving many worried that it will make trouble for local commercial fishing and tourism industries.<p>Some species of algae in the bloom—part of a …

After Hurricane Odile, Cabo San Lucas Rebuilds

Last year, Hurricane Odile nearly destroyed this popular Mexican vacation spot. After months of rebuilding, Cabo San Lucas resorts are ready to welcome guests again.<p>Last September, Category 4 hurricane Odile slammed into Cabo San Lucas and the Baja California peninsula of Mexico, nearly decimating …

For Two Months Each Summer, This French Gypsy Town Becomes the Capital of Art Photography

The Roman city of Arles in Provence (South of France) has wonderful happenings throughout the year, but the one event that would make me move there is the summer photography festival -- a sophisticated pictorial feast.<p><b>Land of Lavender, Music, and Photos.</b><p>The Roman city of Arles in Provence (South of …

Art Photography

Just How Much Could the Sea Rise from Burning Fossil Fuels? A Lot.

New research predicts a stunning meltoff of the Antarctic Ice Sheet if all of the world's accessible fossil fuel is burned.<p>New York City would be swallowed by the ocean. Tokyo and Shanghai, too, would vanish.<p>Sea levels stand to rise by a staggering 164 feet (50 meters) or more if the world goes for …

Physicists discover ring of exotic ‘exceptional points’

Physicists have long known about the existence of unique points where two physical states coalesce into one. They call them “exceptional …

New species of human found

Scientists say they have found a total of 1,550 bones representing 15 individuals. They say it’s the largest fossil hominin find on the African …

Arctida: Russian scientists find two ancient continents existed before Arctic

The modern Arctic turns out to be the third incarnation of an ancient landmass at the top of the world. A group of Siberian scientists has discovered …

The Incredible Network Below Earth’s Volcanos, Seen for the First Time

Seismologists at Berkeley have released a three-dimensional scan of Earth’s interior, detailing for the first time connections between plumes of hot …

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Google's Eric Schmidt Takes Potshot at Apple Music in Artificial Intelligence Op-Ed

AI makes music a "much less elitist taste-making process," according to the Alphabet chairman.<p>Eric Schmidt, the current chairman of Google and soon to be chairman of Alphabet, is very fond of artificial intelligence. This should not be a surprise. Google likes artificial intelligence and likes to …

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NASA's bringing space to your living room with new 4K TV channel

NASA has announced that it’s launching a new 4K television channel in November that will stream ultra-high definition (UHD) footage from the International Space Station and other missions.<p>Teaming up with Harmonic, a company that specializes in video delivery infrastructure, NASA says it will be the …