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Skywatchers in Chile were star-struck by this incredible lunar halo

Observers at the La Silla Observatory on the border of Chile’s Atacama Desert were studying the stars and constellations last week when they saw something spectacular: A bright lunar halo had formed in front of the Orion constellation and Sirius, the brightest star in our sky.<p>The technical term for …

Astronomy

Jesus' Secret Revelations? Copy of Forbidden Teachings Found in Egypt

The oldest known copy of a text claiming to be Jesus' teachings to his brother James has been discovered in an ancient Egyptian trash dump, scattered …

Theology

RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War

One morning in January 2016, Martin Steltner showed up at his office in the state courthouse building in western Berlin. Steltner, who has served for more than a dozen years as the spokesman for the Berlin state prosecutor, resembles a detective out of classic crime fiction: crisp suit, wavy gray …

Journalism

Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

NASA Destroyed Hundreds of Mystery Tapes Found in a Dead Man’s Basement

More than 300 data reels, some from Apollo-Era missions, were discovered in a deceased Pennsylvania man’s basement, FOIA documents reveal.<p>Just weeks before Christmas in 2015, NASA learned of a tantalizing discovery.<p>In the basement of a deceased Pennsylvania man's home sat 325 magnetic data reels …

Fossilised Protein Has Been Discovered Inside a 195-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bone

This is an incredible discovery.<p>When scientists uncover bones and other hard objects from the ground, they can sometimes find scraps of organic …

'Substantial evidence' the universe is a hologram

International team of researchers carry out observational tests of holographic cosmology.<p>Scientists have found 'evidence' that the universe is a …

The skills your kids should cultivate to be competitive in the age of automation

We’re all getting used to the thought that in a not-so-distant future, competition for jobs won’t just be other humans, it will also be an intelligent robot, self-driving car, or other artificial agent. But in our gut, we know this can’t be the full truth, that there’s a more nuanced story. We at …

Artificial Intelligence

These Spectacular Photos of Waves on Lake Erie Will Blow You Away

After summer ends and vacationers leave the Great Lakes, the water can get a little wild—and these photographs of Lake Erie in action by <b>photographer</b> …

Lake Erie

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Fighting meerkats, a posing leopard and rescued turtles are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Turtles

Features | The Greatest Guitar Riffs In The World (Better Than Sweet Child O'Mine)

Profoundly depressed by a new poll which supposedly “reveals” the nation’s taste in rock riffs, Joel McIver – who is such a guitar geek that he wrote …

The Algorithmic Democracy

AI is changing how we think, debate, and choose.<p>The day before the election, as millions of Americans were feeling confident that the vast majority of the country shared their opinions, a pair of researchers at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute published a paper …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Ways To Tell Your Dogs You Love Them In Their Own Language

Advertisement<p>Pup parents know that our dogs love us deeply, even though they do not express it in the same manner as humans do. Recently, behavioral …

Pets

10+ Of The Funniest Entries From The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and while we‘re waiting for the winners to be announced, …

Wildlife

Hacker Releases Code That Powered Record-Breaking Botnet Attack

The Internet of Things-infecting malware that launched a historic DDoS attack is now free for anyone to use.<p>It's only been a few weeks since hackers hijacked more than 1 million Internet of Things devices to launch a record-breaking Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against the website of …

What Happens if You Eat Mold? - Mold on Food Facts

With the exception of some cheeses and hard salami, you do not ever want to eat mold. In some cases when you come across mold on your food, you can …

Holistic Medicine

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Here's how small the North Korean Internet is

North Korea is the most repressive, secretive state in the world. There’s no free press, no independent media, and scarce few people have access to the Internet. It’s about as close as you can get to George Orwell’s Airstrip One.<p>One brilliant illustration of this is found in North Korea’s DNS …

How To Get Rid Of A Hangover

We’ve all been there. We had too much fun. The morning after (usually the day you’ve got to be at your niece's 2nd birthday or move house) you might …

Wellness

Why Do Humpback Whales Protect Other Species from Killer Whales?

It sounds like something out of a children’s animated film: the whale and the seal, at first put off by their differences, team up and become best …

The Beautiful Faces and Scenes of Pitchfork Music Festival: Day One

We're out here trying to catch Pokémon among all your favorite buzz bands.<p><i>Same.</i><p>Oh baby, it’s that time of year again. You know, when music lovers descend upon Union Park in Chicago to drink excessively (but responsibly) and watch all their favorite buzz bands / former Beach Boys. Day one of the …

Science Just Gave You an Awesome Reason to Get High and Masturbate All Day

The benefits of stoned sex are well-documented. Numerous studies have pointed out smoking weed can have aphrodisiac effects, relaxing your …

Facebook accused of deliberately breaking some of its Android apps

Social network ran experiment to see how long users would wait before giving up and going elsewhere, but people ‘never stopped coming back’<p>Facebook’s habit of experimenting on its customers has again led to anger, following allegations that it deliberately broke its app for a small number of users …

High-flying photographer Vincent Laforet captures the radiant world below him

On the first day of an ambitious yearlong project to photograph 10 cities at night, Pulitzer Prize winner Vincent Laforet leaned out of a helicopter door, 7,500 feet above Manhattan. His first thought was of his children. His second was of how long it would take to fall to his death (41 seconds, …

Giant squid surfaces in Japanese harbor

Rare encounter with a giant squid. First one caught on camera was in 2012.<p>Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded …

The Most Shocking Revelations From Leah Remini's Scientology Tell-All on 20/20

The veil hiding the world of Scientology, the religion favored by celebrities including Tom Cruise and John Travolta, was largely lifted in March after HBO aired its chilling documentary <i>Going Clear</i>. The special portrayed the religion as a ruthless cult that's teachings, beliefs, and practices are …

This Is the Largest Photo of Space Ever Taken

Clocking in at 197 GB and 46 gigapixels, you may have to wait a while on this one ...<p>That image above is just a sliver of a new 46 billion-pixel photo of the Milky Way. It is... vast, to say the least. Astronomers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany spent five years building this image, a …

Milky Way over Morocco

The Milky Way over the top of Toubkal, a mountain peak in Morocco. At 4,167 meters, this point is the highest peak in North Africa.<p>Besancon Arnaud …