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NASA's Scott Kelly Grew 2 Inches: The Body After a Year in Space

Kelly, who has spent more time in space than any other American astronaut, reports that overall he “feels pretty good” and now begins what may be a year-long project to monitor his health. One unique advantage he provides to NASA’s doctors is his identical twin brother, Mark, a former NASA …

Space Science

Most powerful Lamborghini ever is already sold out

Lamborghini unveiled a new 770 horsepower supercar with a $2 million price tag at the Geneva Motor Show Tuesday.<p>But if you want to buy one, put your American Express Black Card back in your wallet. Only 40 are being built and they're all already sold, even before the rest of us go to see what the …

Sports Cars

TIME Contacts Secret Service Over Christopher Morris Incident at Trump Rally

TIME said it has expressed concern to the Secret Service following a violent confrontation between an agent and a photographer working for the publication at a Donald Trump rally.<p>The incident — which occurred as Black Lives Matter protesters were being escorted out of the event in Radford, Virginia …

Donald Trump

A German City Just Became The First in The World to Ban Single-Use Coffee Pods

Yes!!<p>There’s a statistic floating around that if you collected all the single-use coffee pods sold by market leader Keurig in a year and lined them …

Scientists believe coffee can help protect from liver disease

There are many health-related drawbacks associated with drinking too much coffee, such as insomnia and irritable bowel syndrome, but scientists believe they’ve uncovered a positive effect. Daily cups of coffee are linked with a reduced risk of cirrhosis liver disease, according to a recently …

Coffee

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Neuroscience

19 of America's most surreal travel destinations

From massive underground caves to rainbow-clad natural formations, the country is teeming with breathtaking spots that leave travelers in awe.<p>We've put together a collection of 19 such sights to visit in the US, from the world's largest gypsium dunefield to shimmering ice caves hidden within a …

National Parks

New 'Bionic Eye' Returns Blind Man's Sight to Him For The First Time in 30 Years

Image: Duke University<p>Larry Hester was diagnosed with a degenerative disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in his early 30s. At the time, there …

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (17 January 2016)

<b>Top picks</b><p>From me at The Atlantic:<p>The Quest to Make a Better Mosquito Repellent<br>• You’re Probably Not Mostly Microbes<br>• Low-Fiber Diets Cause Waves of Extinction in the Gut<br>• How Your Social Life Changes Your Microbiome<p>“Does science set itself up for a fall by appropriating the trappings of myth, legend, …

Daisy Ridley

Pluto probe sends back photos of possible ice volcano

The New Horizons spacecraft might already be heading for a Kuiper belt object farther than Pluto, but it continues to give us a closer view of the dwarf planet. Some of the latest photos it sent back taken during the probe's closest flyby in July 2015 show what NASA scientists believe could be one …

Why picking up bacteria from friends could be good for your health

Chimpanzees who congregated together had more bacteria species suggesting friends passed on helpful microbes<p>Spending time with friends could be good for your health because they are likely to pass on friendly bacteria, scientists believe.<p>A study of 40 chimpanzees in Tanzania found that when the …

Oregon

ISIS executed a journalist, then hacked her Facebook to trick her friends

Islamic State militants hacked the Facebook account of a female journalist they had executed, reportedly keeping her death a secret for months so …

Astronomers Detect Visible Light From Black Hole for First Time

Jan.06.2016 / 8:53 PM ET<p>For the first time, astronomers have seen dim flickers of visible light from near a black hole, researchers with an international science team said. In fact, the light could be visible to anyone with a moderate-size telescope.<p>These dramatically variable fluctuations of light …

Universe

Donald Trump defends Muslim ban call after al-Shabab film

<b>Donald Trump has again defended his call for a ban on Muslims entering the US after it was used in a propaganda video by Somali militant group al-Shabab.</b><p>The Republican presidential hopeful said people had praised his courage in truthfully highlighting a "problem" that others preferred to …

Extremism

Families are taken into custody as push to deport immigrants denied refuge begins

The detentions of at least 11 families across the country marked the first day of an effort by the government to find and deport Central American migrants who sought refuge in the U.S. and stayed illegally, immigrant advocates said Saturday.<p>Unlike a string of immigration raids in the mid-2000s, …

Immigration

See where the US would have nuked the Soviet Union if the Cold War turned hot

This holiday season, while you're spending time with family and friends, why not take a moment to remember how close the world came to total nuclear destruction just a few decades ago? During the 50 years of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union stuck to an uneasy — and sometimes …

North Korea could deploy thermonuclear weapon seven times more powerful than Hiroshima bomb

The 100 kilotons device would fall short of the hydrogen bomb that Pyongyang claims it has "perfected"<p>North Korea could deploy a thermonuclear weapon with seven times the power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 within five years, in a significant leap from Pyongyang's present arsenal, …

North Korea

Russia to ignore international courts

Russia says it no longer feels obliged to enforce decisions handed down by the European Court of Human Rights. Observers are discussing whether …

Report from Zimbabwe: Double sunset

A photo of rare sunset, only seen when the sun is low in the sky and likely a result of reflection by ice crystals.<p>On December 11, 2015, Zimbabwe was …

Astronomy

Scientists announce discovery of Hualianceratops, spaniel-sized dinosaur

Modest dinosaur seen by scientists as forerunner to horned behemoths<p>With their elaborate horns, bony neck frills and bulldozer-like bodies, members of the horned dinosaur group like Triceratops were among Earth's most impressive beasts during the Cretaceous Period near the end of the age of …

Paleontology

Drinking Milk Is Linked to Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Studies have found a connection between the consumption of dairy products and a higher risk of developing Parkinson disease, the neurodegenerative …

Chinese researchers unveil brain powered car

China’s first mind-controlled car has been developed by researchers in the north-east port city of Tianjin.<p>Chinese researchers have developed what they say is the country’s first car that uses nothing but brain power to drive.<p>The research team from Nankai University, in the north-eastern Chinese …

China

Hubble spots faint galaxy with 'natural magnifying glass'

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer have been ridiculously successful at spotting distant objects, but some galaxies are too faint to spot directly. Thanks to gravitational lensing, the space telescopes have found the dimmest object ever from the early universe -- a galaxy that existed 13.4 billion years …

Australia Passes New Law to Strip Jihadists of Citizenship

Australia on Thursday sought to strengthen its antiterrorism measures, passing a bill that will strip Australian dual nationals of their citizenship …

Syrians With Links to ISIS Are in Thailand to Attack Russians, Reports Say

Ten people from Syria with links to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria arrived in Thailand in October to stage attacks on Russians in the …

Officials: California Gunman was in touch with extremists

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — California gunman Syed Rizwan Farook had been in contact with known Islamic extremists on social media, a U.S. intelligence official said Thursday, and police said he and his wife had enough bullets and bombs to slaughter hundreds when they launched their deadly attack …

California

Amazing new images from Mars rover

Awesome views, including some selfies, from the Mars Curiosity rover. The rover is looking across Gale Crater, approaching a large dune with …

Amazing