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In Search For Habitable Planets, Why Stop At 'Earth-Like'?

<b>Listen · 3:19</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In their hunt for potentially habitable planets around distant stars, scientists have been so focused on finding Earth-like planets that they're ignoring the possibility that other kinds of planets might be even friendlier to life, a new report says.<p>…

J.C. Penney closing 33 stores, laying off 2,000

J.C. Penney said Wednesday it will close 33 underperforming stores and lay off 2,000 employees as the venerable but troubled retailer continues a sweeping turnaround effort.<p>The company said the closings will save about $65 million a year beginning in 2014. It will take pretax charges of $26 million …

Hubble Reveals Universe's Oldest Galaxies

The new Frontier Fields images show 13-billion-year-old stars.<p>Hubble Space Telescope astronomers Tuesday released views of the oldest galaxies yet seen, about 13.2 billion years old. They offer intriguing glimpses of the chaotic birth of the first stars.<p>The images are the first in a series called …

US sends troops and tanks to South Korea

The United States is to deploy more troops and heavy tanks in South Korea as part of a military rebalance at a time of raised tensions on the Korean peninsula.<p>Forty M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks, 800 soldiers and 40 Bradley fighting vehicles from the 1st US Cavalry Division will be sent on …

Antarctic rescue: how we expressed our heartfelt thanks

We're on the move again. It felt a little strange after 10 days of being stuck in the pack ice. All the familiar sensations from a month ago have come back one by one – the insistent hum of the ship's engine, the rocking from side to side, being surrounded by an endless expanse of rolling water. …

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UFO Sightings in California on New Year's Eve

UFO sightings happened in California on New Year’s Eve, with multiple residents reporting seeing flying objects with bright lights.<p>Terry and Jans …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

New research on King Tut's genitals could point to ancient religious rift

Historians have pored over the remains and mystery of King Tut since the discovery of the long-deceased Egyptian Pharaoh in 1922, and a fresh theory sheds new light on why the ancient ruler was laid to rest in an unusual manner. In unscientific terms, Tut — short for Tutankhamun — was mummified …

10 Awesome Things We Learned About Saturn in 2013 | WIRED

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is still gathering data that is yielding new scientific discoveries nearly 10 years after it began its mission. The team of …

Are December’s solstice and January’s perihelion related?

December solstice 2017 was December 21. Earth is closest to the sun for 2018 on January 2-3. Coincidence?<p>Earth comes closest to the sun on January 3, …

2014 Hall of Fame profile: Mike Mussina

While he doesn't have the rings or hardware to show it, Mike Mussina was one of the more dominant pitchers of his era. Will Hall voters recognize it?<p>It's fitting that Mike Mussina makes his debut on the same Hall of Fame ballot as Frank Thomas, as the two met in Mussina's debut in 1991, with the …

'Bill Nye the Science Guy' to Debate Evolution at Kentucky's Creation Museum

Will Bill Nye deliver the ultimate science smackdown to creationists?<p>Ken Ham, founder of Kentucky's Creation Museum, wrote on his blog that the …

Muting Marijuana's High: Pot Without the Impairment

As legal sales of marijuana begin in Colorado, researchers have discovered a natural hormone that can block the drug’s high.<p>The hormone, known as …

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Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

<b>Higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers.</b><p>The study on 678 children, published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four.<p>The team at the University …

Snapchat to offer security fix in the wake of leaked user data

Snapchat said today it would alter its app to make it harder for malicious users to collect and leak millions of usernames connected to phone numbers. The move comes after a group calling itself SnapchatDB rang in the New Year by leaking 4.6 million partially redacted phone numbers, in a stunt they …

Best of December 2013

Battlefield 4 spotlights EA's inability to launch games, treat players with dignity

There is no sin greater in gaming than wasting the player’s time.<p>We can earn more money, we can buy more games, we can forget about the bad experiences playing certain titles, but time is irreplaceable. Once spent, it can never be returned.<p>If nothing else, <i>Battlefield 4</i> has wasted the time of many, …

Patients deserve the truth: health screening can do more harm than good

There was some good news shortly before the Christmas break: the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee announced an enquiry into health screening.<p>The need for a review is pressing. Screening always sounds good – catch disease early, while it can still be treated – but the reality is more …

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Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Tonight's Meteor Shower: Live, From Space, It's The Quadrantids

It's early January, and that means it's time for the Quadrantid meteor shower to peak. Despite winter weather that might cloud the skies in some areas, forecasters say this year's event is worth getting up for, citing lunar conditions that will darken the night sky.<p>If you haven't heard of the …

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