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The US military took these incredible photos this week

The military has very talented photographers in its ranks, and they constantly attempt to capture what life as a service member is like during training and at war. This is the best of what they shot this week:

The impossible just happened in Texas

The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow.<p>Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind …

Scientists found something unexpected in this eerie new image of Pluto

New Horizons, a spacecraft that flew by Pluto in July 2015, continues to stream photos back to Earth from billions of miles away — and each set is more incredible than the last.<p>The following images, released by NASA on Thursday, did not disappoint.<p>Fifteen minutes after New Horizons made its closest …

'Photofucket' devs arrested for selling their pic-stealing app

Years before stolen pictures of celebs hit the internet in a massive bundle, news that Reddit posters were searching for private photos popped up under the term "fusking." As detailed by <i>Buzzfeed</i> in August of 2012, Reddit channels were dedicated to using a security flaw in Photobucket.com to search …

U.S. Department of Justice

Scientists Map Woolly Mammoth Genomes, Which Could Help Bring Species Back To Life

Scientists may be one step closer to bringing the woolly mammoth back to life.<p>In a new study, an international team of researchers has sequenced the genomes of two Siberian woolly mammoths -- revealing the most complete genetic blueprint of the prehistoric beast yet.<p>“This discovery means that …

Here's why scientists think a tiny moon of Jupiter is the most likely place to find alien life

Europa is a tiny moon that orbits the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter.<p>Despite being about a quarter of the size of our planet, Europa has approximately two times as much liquid salt water than Earth, scientists estimate.<p>The vast and deep oceans that lie beneath Europa's outer icy shell …

The UK government wants to get this massive airship back in the air

The Airlander 10 is the largest aircraft in the world, originally designed in 2010 to be used for surveillance and reconnaissance by the US Army. But budget cutbacks and delays grounded the project in 2012, and in 2013 it was bought back from the US by the original design firm, the UK-based Hybrid …

NASA Wants To Send A Nuclear Submarine To Saturn's Moon Titan

Nothing says "we come in peace" like a military spaceplane delivering a nuclear sub<p>There are places beyond the reach of NASA’s current army of robot space explorers. Impressive and capable as Curiosity and other land rovers are, they’d be pretty useless in the liquid hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn’s …

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

Nanotech replaces your torn knee ligament without further pain

As Tom Brady and other athletes can attest, you really, <i>really</i> want to avoid tearing your knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It can't heal up, and the tendon graft used to reconstruct it will likely leave you with permanent pain. Victims may have a much easier time of things if Northwestern …

Rocket attack that killed 10 civilians at Ukrainian checkpoint deals ceasefire blow

An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine killed 12 people on Tuesday, probably dealing the final blow to hopes that a short-lived and shaky ceasefire could take hold.<p>Across Donetsk, the city that Russian-backed separatists call their capital, explosions and the sound of shells whistling …

Russia

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …

ISIS Sympathizers Hijack U.S. Military Social Media Accounts

The official Twitter and YouTube accounts of CENTCOM—the Pentagon branch that oversees American military power in the Middle East—is now an …

Social Media

US military withdraws from three RAF bases

The US military is to pull out of three British bases, including a major airbase that is home to 3,200 personnel and has hosted US Air Force aircraft …

Drug works with omega-3s to prevent diabetes

A new drug prevents and may even reverse diabetes, according to a study with obese mice.<p>The research, published in the <i>Proceedings of the National</i> …

Diabetes

Molecules getting stuck: the strange case of the glass transition temperature

At this time of year it always becomes obvious when the temperature has plummeted, not simply from the ice on the puddles but from the difficulty I have in stretching my coiled-up bicycle lock so I can attach it to a stand.<p>The chain, thick metal encased in plastic, is much more resistant to …

Astronomers Have Discovered Eight Potentially Habitable Planets

Astronomers have announced that they have discovered eight more planets that likely exist in temperature ranges where life could exist.<p>The astronomers began their research path by examining candidates for planets that had been identified by NASA’s Kepler mission. The candidates were analyzed using …

Extrasolar storms: How's the weather way out there?

Orbiting the Earth 353 miles above the ground, the Hubble Space Telescope silently pivots toward its new target. At the same time, flying 93 million …

Universe

US military social media hacked by ISIS supporters, or someone acting like them

The hacked Twitter page of the U.S. Central Command. (Twitter screenshot)<p>Social media accounts for CENTCOM, the U.S. military’s Central Command, …

Social Media