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20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

A Man Extracted a Pimple With a Carpentry Blade And Things Went Horribly Wrong

This is why you should not mess with pimples.<p>There's something viscerally satisfying about bursting a juicy pimple, even though science recommends …

2017 January 22 - SpaceX Falcon 9 to Orbit

<b>SpaceX Falcon 9 to Orbit</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Tim Shortt, Florida Today<p><b>Explanation:</b> Birds don't fly this high. Airplanes don't go this fast. The …

Space Exploration

Blue Straggler Stars Suck the Life Force of the Young

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Universe

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Biology

Why Is It Taking So Long To Figure Out Planet Nine?

<i>We have the mass and orbital parameters of a large planet in the outer solar system. Astronomers don’t seem to care?</i><p>Nothing short of caring deeply can cause astronomers to publish such a burst of papers on an as-yet theoretical planet, too distant to have already been captured by our numerous …

When Tesla Takes to Water

Unlike Tesla cars, the all-electric Tesla Model Y yacht is a self-sustaining design that charges itself… with a little help from the sun and sea, …

6 Science Discoveries Worth Celebrating in 2016

This year brought us a nearby alien world, a gem of a dinosaur find, and a cosmic detection that may open a new era of astronomy.<p>Colliding black holes, dinosaur parts in amber, potentially life-friendly planets: The year in science has at times felt almost cinematic in scope.<p>Get caught up on some …

Germany threatens to fine Facebook over hate speech

BERLIN (AP) — German officials are stepping up their criticism of Facebook, saying the social network is doing too little to stop hate speech and …

Wisdom, the world's oldest known seabird, is expecting ... again

The world's oldest known seabird is expecting — again.<p>Biologists spotted the Laysan albatross called Wisdom at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge this month after she returned to the island to nest.<p>She was incubating an egg at the same nest she uses each year with her mate. Wisdom, believed to …

'Mythical' sea blob finally spotted a century after its discovery

A mysterious sea blob that looks like a psychedelic Slinky has finally been spotted, more than a century after it was first described.<p>The translucent, sea-dwelling invertebrate, called <i>Bathochordaeus charon</i>, was identified recently off the coast of Monterey, California, by scientists using a …

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Astronomers Have Discovered an Unexpected Object Orbiting Our Galaxy

Surprise!<p>Scientists have discovered a hidden dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way - and it could change our understanding of how dark matter holds …

Universe

This astronaut's video from the International Space Station shows us the first 360-degree view of Earth EVER

If we do say so ourselves, the view of Earth from the International Space Station is pretty dang spectacular.<p>That’s why most astronauts and …

That Massive Earthquake Really Just Ripped New Zealand Apart

A drone captured the huge gash created by the magnitude 7.8 quake.<p>Stunning new video taken by a drone shows just how powerful the magnitude 7.8 …

New Zealand

Mysterious blue sphere spotted zooming past Sun by NASA satellite

This 'UFO' was first captured by NASA'S SECCHI STEREO HI1 satellite on November 15.<p>A set of photographs taken by a NASA satellite apparently depicts …

Selecting the right house plant could improve indoor air

Indoor air pollution is an important environmental threat to human health, leading to symptoms of "sick building syndrome." But researchers report …

Biologists Just Spotted The Cutest 'Stubby Squid' Ever in The Deep Sea

We can't breathe.<p>You know what's almost as good as finding a bright magenta, googly-eyed stubby squid just chilling by itself 900 metres deep in the …

Zoology

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Tesla Investigating Second Reported Crash In Autopilot Mode

This crash occurred a day after Tesla revealed the first autopilot fatality.<p>A Tesla Model X crashed into a guardrail and flipped on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and the motorist told police he had activated the car's autopilot feature, according to The Detroit Free Press.<p>The two people in the car …

ISIS Attacks Spike Even As It Loses Ground at Home

You almost can hear the clock ticking: can the U.S. destroy ISIS before it launches more major terror attacks inside the U.S.?<p>The good news is the …

Islam

New photo of a back-lit Pluto reveals possible cloud on the dwarf planet

A newly-released image taken during New Horizons' flyby of Pluto shows the back lit dwarf planet in a detailed new light.<p>The photo, captured just …

Scientists think they know how water ended up on the moon

A new study concludes that asteroids probably carried water to the moon about 4.5 billion years ago, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications.<p>Back when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked the moon, we didn't even know the water existed.<p>It's only present in small …

Scientists unveil the strange and wonderful creatures living in the Mariana Trench

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are providing people with a unique insight into life at the deepest part of the Earth's oceans.<p>A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) fitted with a camera is currently scouring parts of the Mariana Trench, feeding back real-time …

NOAA

SpaceX rocket launches satellite, then lands on ship at sea

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Friday to put a communications satellite into orbit, then made a swift return landing on an ocean platform, a live webcast showed.<p>It was the second successful landing at sea for entrepreneur Elon Musk’s …