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Pagan Federation Ireland Wonderfully Destroys US-American Bigots

This actually happened a year ago, but is somehow going viral now. I don’t know why, and I have to admit to some curiosity over that gap. But that’s …

Make News Better

Each app has its own community of people who gathered around a topic they are passionate about.<p>Post links, polls or ask questions to create a …

First UK baby with DNA from three people could be born next year

Clinics set to apply to offer treatment to help women with mitochondrial mutations after regulator gives green light<p>The first British baby made with the DNA of three people could be born next year after the UK’s fertility regulator gave the green light for clinics to seek licences for the procedure.<p>…

At this rate, Gen X might never get to be president of the United States of America

Donald Trump’s election marks the fourth Baby Boomer in a row to inhabit the Oval Office. At the end of his four years in office, Trump’s election will mean 28 straight years of control for his generation—32 if re-elected.<p>Thirty-two years seems like a long time for a single generation to dominate …

Political Science

U.S.'s Longest Cat-Proof Fence Protects Endangered Birds

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park makes a bold conservation move.<p>A five-mile-long fence was recently completed in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park to protect the federally endangered Hawaiian petrel from feral cats. It’s the longest cat-proof fence constructed in the U.S.<p>The petrel, or ‘ua‘u in …

How to Photograph a Supermoon

Whether you’re using your best camera or your smartphone, photographers offer tips on how to shoot the bigger than usual moon.<p>A supermoon is upon us again. The phenomenon occurs when the moon travels to lunar perigee, or its shortest distance from Earth. This, combined with being fully lit, makes …

No Man's Sky Lets You Explore a Universe-Sized Universe

If you budget just one second for each planet in Hello Games’ imponderable <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, you’ll still spend 585 billion years visiting them all. In …

No Man's Sky

Earth's 6th mass extinction has begun, and there are no signs that humans will be spared

Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival of a species.<p>While this is not a straightforward exercise, research so far indicates that the odds are not in our favor.<p>Limitations of diversity<p>Life on Earth can be traced …

ISS astronaut takes the most epic 'Star Trek' selfie ever

International Space Station astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti may have just out-nerded all astronauts before her with the most epic sci-fi selfie ever.<p>…

Scientists to Senator Ted Cruz: NASA needs to study Earth

The largest group of Earth scientists has sent a letter to Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, making the case that NASA needs to continue studying …

Asteroid that zoomed past Earth has own moon

An asteroid that traveled unusually close to the Earth Monday was orbited by a smaller asteroid moon, NASA has discovered.<p>The small natural satellite …

Data shows human pressure on Earth reaching critical level

Using 24 key social, economic, and environmental indicators, our friend Félix Pharand-Deschênes has created a dashboard that shows how human pressure …

Tranquil Photos of the Sky Seamlessly Meeting the Ocean

Amalia Lages recently took some stunning photos while on an extended boat ride emanating from the Abaco Cays back to Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island …

Storm Chaser Captures Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Clouds Rolling Like Ocean Waves

“Undulatus asperatus” is a cloud formation proposed in 2009 that roughly translates to “roughened or agitated waves.” These dark and stormy clouds …