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A Previously Undiscovered Asteroid Just Came Very Close to Earth

On Saturday, a newly discovered 50-150-foot-long asteroid was spotted. Later that night, it flew by Earth at less than one-quarter of the distance to …

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New mini-moon discovered orbiting Earth

This isn’t April fools day, and we’re not pulling your leg – there is indeed a second rocky companion out in space orbiting Earth – besides our moon. …

Forget what you heard: Jupiter does not orbit the sun

NASA's Juno probe just passed closer to Jupiter than any human-made craft ever. And no surprise, photos confirm that the fifth planet from the sun looks huge up close. <i>Huge.</i><p>It's so huge, in fact, that it doesn't actually orbit the sun. Not exactly. With 2.5 times the mass of all the other planets in …

Australian spooks' email guide banishes MS Word macros, JavaScript

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), the sigint outfit renowned for its “don't be stupid” guide to infosec, has published its latest guidelines …

Black Holes Can Actually Destroy Us From Light-Years Away

Something to look forward to.<p>The Universe is a beautiful, awe-inspiring place... until you remember that most things in it could end life on Earth. A …

Universe

Why are we still building space tech down here on Earth? - ExtremeTech

By on July 23, 2016 at 8:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>These days, engineering for space …

Engineering

Ask Ethan: Are there different types of space and time?

If everything is relative, as Einstein says, then how do cosmologists measure these quantities in ways everyone can agree?<p><i>“A human being is part of a</i> …

Universe

How Fast Is Earth Moving?

As an Earthling, it's easy to believe that we're standing still. After all, we don't feel any movement in our surroundings. But when you look at the …

Universe

Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought

Amsterdam — A FRIEND recently invited me over to see the blackbird that had taken up residence in a potted plant on her balcony.<p>Serenely incubating eggs in the inner city, this bird had little in common with its shy, reclusive ancestors that nested in Europe’s forests. Early in the 19th century, …

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Underwater city was built by microbes, not people

When snorkelers discovered what appeared to be ancient stonework off the coast of the Greek island of Zakynthos in 2013, archaeologists sent to the …

Archaeology

Hubble Captures a Stunning Image of the Pulsating Neutron Star at the Heart of the Crab Nebula

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning image of the pulsating neutron star at the heart of the Crab Nebula. The neutron star is …

Cosmology

Brain disease leads to new understanding of bacterial behavior

Approximately 89,000 people die every year from melioidosis, an infectious disease spread through bacteria from contaminated water and soil that can …

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Juno broke a Guinness World Record: Fastest craft ever

Before NASA’s spacecraft Juno fired its engine on July 4 to slow it and place it in Jupiter’s orbit, the probe was zipping through space at a speed so fast it's hard to comprehend. And now, Guinness World Records has announced that the basketball court-sized spacecraft is a record-holder: it’s the …

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Looking for encounters of the space kind

An artist's depiction of select planetary discoveries made by the Kepler mission. In May the mission announced that it had verified 1,284 new …

How DNA data storage works - ExtremeTech

By on July 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>DNA data storage is a big deal. …

‘Dark streaks’ on Mars give NASA a hint that Red Planet may have water

NASA has examined thousands of “dark streaks” on Mars which might have formed due to liquid water, ice or vapor. The results of the study give …

Study explains why galaxies stop creating stars - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Galaxies come in three main shapes – elliptical, spiral (such as the Milky Way) and irregular. They can be massive or small. To …

A 'Cosmic Miracle': Indications Of Early Forming 'Direct Collapse' Black Hole Seen

Astronomers have been finding some extremely old supermassive black holes, ones that formed when the Universe was quite young. But they were puzzled …

Universe

The Triabrain And Answers Unleashed

Have you ever thought about someone and they emailed seconds later? Can thoughts heal your body? Is the brain able to predict new technology? When I first wrote my HuffPost <i>Lucy</i> movie review, people around the globe commented about what I shared regarding the human brain's power. But that article …

The First Water-Vapor Clouds Have Been Discovered Outside the Solar System

It rains all over the galaxy.<p>A team of astronomers led by the University of California Santa Cruz has found strong evidence of water clouds on a brown dwarf called WISE 0855—the first time that clouds of water have been detected outside the solar system. WISE 0855 is only 7.2 light years from …

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Learning to become a hacker without spending a fortune in questionable-legitimacy training can be difficult and dangerous, but the fundamentals of hacking are now securely available from reliable sources with a great new offer from TNW Deals.<p>The White Hat Hacker Bundle can be yours for however much …