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Astronomers make a remarkable discovery in the center of the Milky Way

Scientists have found a brand new feature at the center of our own galaxy — a disk of young stars hidden in with the old-timers.<p>Until now, astronomers thought that the bulge at the center of the Milky Way contained only ancient stars. In fact, it seemed that all of that region's star-making …

Universe

'Have you any common sense?' - Putin Rebuts Top BBC Journalist's Biased Questions

<b>Is common sense severely lacking in mainstream Western journalism?</b><p>Russia’s President Putin found himself having to ask BBC journalist <b>John Simpson</b> if …

This fascinating map shows where in Europe couples get married, and where they don't

A bundle of data on Europe's regions from the European Statistical System was released a little earlier this month, and it's crammed with interesting nuggets of information on Europe's social and economic position.<p>One of those is where people are and aren't married in the European Union. Eurostat …

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Robot proteins, immortality, Martian rocks falling from the sky, catastrophic eruptions, and reverse evolution! What more could you ask for?

The World's 2nd-Smartest Man Reveals The 'Brain Drugs' That He Thinks Make Him Smarter

The regimen, he says, makes his brain "work better." If you prevent age-related cognitive decline, then "that's sort of like being smarter."<p>Rosner has an IQ of 192, compared with the average IQ of 100, as ranked by intelligence tests on this list kept by the World Genius Directory.<p>The health nut …

16 Birds You Won't Believe Actually Exist

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Be the first in your family to land on Mars

There’s a good chance I will be the first Pierini to land on Mars. No, I did not win some contest that sends me on a one-way trip to the Red Planet in the name of reality TV.<p>But I did register my name with NASA to have it embedded on a microchip headed to Mars. Now it’s your turn.<p>The process is …

Nasa says the world is not going to end in September

Space agency kills off internet rumour by confirming an asteroid strike will not wipe out humanity in the next few weeks, or years, or decades<p>Good news for those with plans for October and beyond: the Earth will still be in existence.<p>Nasa has confirmed – after rumours swept the internet about an …

Space

China’s First Drone War Is Here

The United States is not exactly happy about Beijing’s drone proliferation. But, in this one case, it’s been strangely helpful.<p>The United States is …

Picky eating linked with psychiatric problems in kids, study finds

That untouched plate and look of disgust on your child’s face at mealtime might be a sign of much bigger issues.<p>Picky eating, even at moderate levels, is linked with psychiatric problems, including anxiety and symptoms of depression in kids, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. It found …

Holistic Medicine

Pentagon Preps for Orbital War With New Spaceplane

The XS-1 could replace satellites lost in battle—fast and cheap.<p>Aerospace giant Boeing just snagged a $6.6 million contract to design a cheap, …

Giant air-sucking machines could be the solution to Earth's scary carbon dioxide problem

Canadian company Carbon Engineering is building machines that suck carbon dioxide out of the air by pulling it through a fluid, where it can either be discarded or recycled to be used as fuel.<p>Trees do the same thing, but the fan machines would ideally be built in areas where you couldn't plant …

No Mr Cameron, jihadists didn't start on 9/11 | War & Conflict

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has delivered his second speech in as many months on the terrorist threat, proposing a top-down reorganisation of British Islam.<p>His new approach will see "moderate" and "reforming" voices sponsored by the central government.<p>This has provoked a mixed response from …

32 Bedazzled Wedding Dresses

Our experts at Style Me Pretty roundup the best bedazzled wedding dresses to wear on your wedding day.<p>Our experts at Style Me Pretty roundup the best bedazzled wedding dresses to wear on your wedding day.

Climate change debate 'dictated by left-wing anti-capitalists', says Amber Rudd

Climate change secretary says she can understand why people see tackling global warming as "cover for anti-growth, anti-capitalist, proto-socialism”<p>Left wing anti-capitalists have dictated the debate on tackling climate change and a Conservative approach is needed to prevent global warming, Amber …

NASA Has Discovered a Planet Similar to Earth

Could this be our first step towards a real life ‘Interstellar?’<p>NASA scientists have just found a planet most similar to Earth. Dubbed Keplar-452b, the planet is 1,400 lightyears away from Earth, and like us, shares a strikingly similar orbit to its own unique star, completing a full cycle in 385 …

Earth - The largest thing in the universe

More than ten years ago, while taking the temperature of the universe, astronomers found something odd. They discovered that a patch of sky, spanning the width of 20 moons, was unusually cold.<p>The astronomers were measuring the microwave radiation that bathes the entire universe, a glowing relic of …

Universe

Earth 2.0: NASA finds planet that matches our own

Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, NASA has said.<p>Named Kepler 452b, the planet is about 60 percent larger than Earth. It could have active volcanoes, oceans and …

Telescopes

NASA Scientists Make Incredible Discovery in Pluto’s ‘Heart’: ‘We’re Still Trying to Understand’

NASA scientists on Tuesday announced that they had made a new discovery in Pluto’s “heart”: a large mountain range.<p>Located next to Pluto’s Tombaugh Regio, a bright, heart-shaped region, experts said the icy mountains appear to be “less lofty” than the peaks discovered last week.<p>Image source: …

Australian scientists set to receive our closest ever images of Pluto

As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft nears Pluto and its moons Tuesday night, a team of Australian scientists will have a front row seat.<p>Part of NASA’s …

Second World War tank and anti-aircraft gun found hidden in basement of villa in Germany

The tank, among the weapons haul discovered hidden in the cellar of a villa in Kiel, took nine hours to remove<p>German soldiers grappled for nine hours with an unusual task: trying to remove a Second World War tank found in the cellar of a villa.<p>Almost 20 soldiers struggled to remove the tank from a …

NASA prototypes a drone aircraft destined for Mars

No, you're not looking at a very sophisticated boomerang -- that may be the first aircraft to fly the Martian skies. NASA has revealed that it's building a prototype for Prandtl-m (Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars), a glider drone that would launch from a descending rover and …

New Details On Wasteful $36 Million Army Facility In Afghanistan Could Threaten Joint Chiefs Nomination

WASHINGTON -- A congressional watchdog on Wednesday provided new details on a $36 million facility in Afghanistan that was regarded as unnecessary by commanders on the ground, and ultimately was never used by the United States. The revelation highlights what's considered one of the biggest wastes …

Robotic news writers are faster, but not necessarily better

Robotic news editors promise to save the trouble of picking and writing news stories (and might put people like me out of work), but are they really ready to replace human writers? Yes and no, if you ask <i>NPR</i>. The outlet held a showdown between Automated Insights' WordSmith news generator and a …

NASA Launches $2.25M Design Competition to 3D Print Habitats for Mars

NASA and America Makes jointly launched a $2.25 million competition to design a 3D-printed home for astronauts on Mars at last week’s Bay Area Maker …

Space Station Flies Over Super Typhoon Maysak

Typhoon Maysak strengthened into a super typhoon on March 31, reaching Category 5 hurricane status on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale. ESA Astronaut …

The Nasa team keeping tabs on intergalactic death rays

A space mission tracking the most violent explosions in the Universe has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Richard Hollingham discovers how Swift has changed our view of the cosmos.<p>You do not want to get in the way of a gamma ray burst.<p>“They’re the most luminous, high energy explosions that …

Universe

'Blood moon' eclipse on April 4 will be the shortest of the century

Only the speediest of skywatchers will have a chance to see the total lunar eclipse rising Saturday: NASA predicts that the total phase of the lunar …

NASA's Opportunity Rover Suffers More Amnesia on Mars

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has suffered another bout of amnesia, less than a week after engineers installed a software upgrade intended to fix the robot's memory issues.<p>The long-lived Opportunity rover began experiencing problems with its flash memory — the kind that can store data even when the …

Mars Rover

21 Amazing Treehouse Accommodations | Travel Away

Take a break from hotels and resorts and get back to nature with one of these amazing treehouse accommodations that combine comfort with the thrill …