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Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation' - CNN Style

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Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

We're Way Below Average! Astronomers Say Milky Way Resides In A Great Cosmic Void

If you went to give our cosmic address, you might tell someone that we lived on planet Earth, orbiting our Sun, on the outskirts of a spur of the Milky Way’s spiral arms, in the second largest galaxy in our local group, about 50 million light years from the Virgo Cluster, embedded within the …

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Eating bogies is good for teeth and overall health, scientists conclude

It might be wise to look away now if you are eating or have a weak stomach, but scientists have discovered that ingesting bogies is good for teeth, and overall health.<p>Scientists at a number of universities including Harvard and the University of Saskatchewan and say parents should not discourage …

Surgeon transplants a second head onto a rat, wants to work on humans next

Scientists have transplanted the head of a rat onto the back of another, ahead of a controversial plan to carry out the world's first human head …

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The Failed Experiment That Changed The World

In science, we don’t simply perform experiments willy-nilly. We don’t put things together at random and ask, “what happens if I do this?” We examine the phenomena that exist, the predictions our theories make, and look for ways to test them in ever-greater detail. Sometimes, they give extraordinary …

Physics

Old economics is based on false ‘laws of physics’ – new economics can save us

It is time to ditch the belief that economies obey rigid mechanical rules, which has widened inequality and polluted our planet. Economics is evolving<p>Things are not going well in the world’s richest economies. Most OECD countries are facing their highest levels of income inequality in 30 years, …

Economics

More unmarried couples with children breaking up than married couples for first time, ONS figures show

More families involving unmarried than married couples are breaking down for the first time ever in what campaigners for marriage are calling a "national tragedy", ONS figures show.<p>Analysis of the official figures shows that despite unmarried couples with children making up just one in five of all …

Why Do We Die?

It is tempting to set up religion against science in any discussion of life, death, and purpose. But religion and science are different kinds of …

Biology

Ten weird signs that you are highly intelligent, according to science

In the real world, spotting intelligent people isn’t quite as simple as looking for people who babble gibberish like Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock.<p>…

Astronomers now believe there are more than 2 trillion galaxies in the universe!

A new revelation has been made about the universe, which states that it comprises a minimum of 2 trillion galaxies!<p>A new revelation has been made …

Moon Express has raised enough money for its first mission

Moon Express, the first private company in history to receive permission to travel to the Moon, has successfully raised enough funds to finance its …

Space Exploration

Moon mining company to bring 'precious resources' back to Earth after funding secured

A company hoping to extract the Moon’s natural resources has just completed a $20 million financing round.<p>Moon Express, which is based in Silicon …

Revealed! 97% of human body is made up of stardust!

Stars are made up of almost two dozen chemical elements, but researchers only listed those elements that are considered to be the building blocks of …

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NASA Isn't Getting Back the Priceless Moon Bag It Accidentally Sold

The bag used to collect moon rocks during the Apollo 11 mission was mistakenly sold for only $1,000.<p>A bag used to collect lunar samples during the first manned mission to the moon legally belongs to an Illinois woman who bought it for $995 when it was mistakenly sold during a government auction, a …

Arctic heating up at twice as fast as rest of globe

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world -- triggering a "massive decline in sea ice and snow," according to a new federal report.<p>On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 11th annual Arctic Report Card, which compiles data from 61 …

Global Warming

Bose made earbuds that act like hearing aids

A hearing aide, if you will<p>Bose has quietly launched a new set of around-the-neck earbuds called Hearphones that can apparently augment the sounds of the world around you, something first spotted by a user over at Hacker News. While the company is known for its active noise-cancellation technology, …

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This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Diamond Batteries Made of Nuclear Waste Can Generate Power For Thousands of Years

Nuclear Diamonds<p>Scientists from the University of Bristol Cabot Institute are hitting two birds with one stone, thanks to their lab-made diamond that …

Energy

Cold Fusion Lives: Experiments Create Energy When None Should Exist

Howard J. Wilk is a long-term unemployed synthetic organic chemist living in Philadelphia. Like many pharmaceutical researchers, he has suffered …

Physics

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In 1966, when the moon got its closeup, Earthlings were amazed

Fifty years ago Thursday, Lunar Orbiter II took a picture of a moon crater. When it was beamed back to Earth, the photo's then-unique view made the moon real in a way it hadn't been before — as an actual place, another world that might be a second home for humanity. Seeing the Copernicus crater …

Astronomers Have Discovered One of The Most Massive Objects in The Universe

It was hiding behind the Milky Way.<p>Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest-known …

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An Iconic Physics Experiment Could Unlock a Theory of Everything

The classic double-slit experiment could be the key to uncovering a unified theory of everything.<p>An iconic physics experiment may be the key to unlocking a theory of everything, according to a physicist from the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. The double-slit experiment, which proves …

Quantum Mechanics

Pilot Wave Theory Video Will Make You Totally Rethink Quantum Mechanics

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman has been quoted as saying that it’s safe to say “that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” But even …

Quantum Mechanics

Dark matter now has a 'face' and it could help us finally find the elusive particles

Evidence for dark matter was first spotted in the 1930s, but it wasn't until the 1980s that astronomers started really searching for it. And they're …

Dark Matter

Military weighs mellower marijuana restrictions for recruits

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The military may not weed out recruits who used marijuana.<p>Speaking at City College in New York on Tuesday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a wide-ranging review of recruiting standards and practices to ensure they are not "unnecessarily restrictive."<p>The possible changes, …

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Canadian scientists’ claim of extra-terrestrial life sparks interest

The science community is keeping a wary eye on a Canadian research team's claim of finding possible homes for life in outer space.<p>The researchers from Universite Laval in Quebec City say analysis of some unusual signals has helped them identify 234 potential systems that might be playing host to …

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