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Melting Arctic Permafrost Could Release Tons of Toxic Mercury

Scientists have found large natural stores of the toxin in the Arctic. It's not clear how much will get into food webs as the planet warms.<p>Scientists have uncovered another hidden threat buried in the icy frozen north—massive natural reserves of mercury, a toxic heavy metal that in some forms can …

Here's what will happen to the Tesla that SpaceX shot into space

Experts predict smooth sailing — and, ultimately, salvage.<p>The Tesla Roadster that rode SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket into space Tuesday afternoon seems poised to overshoot its mark, with company CEO Elon Musk tweeting a diagram showing that the car's current trajectory will take it beyond Mars and …

Roadsters

SpaceX Will Take Your Ashes to Space for $2,490

Elysium Space is paving the way for "memorial spaceflight."<p>Humans are surprisingly creative when it comes to finding ways to celebrate the dead. And …

7 Science-Based Habits That Will Make You Succeed

The secrets to success are accessible to all and rooted in habits--you just need to build that habit muscle to tap into your full power.<p>We all want to know the secrets to success, and often get bogged down with questions along the way: What makes the most successful people out there who they are? …

7 Beliefs That Make Success and Happiness Automatic

Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.<p>1. "Happiness is not something outside of me, but flows outward from me."<p>Most people are chasing happiness. They believe it's on the other side of success. That you must first do or have something before you can be …

The Phoenix Mission on Mars | Exploring the Planets | National Air and Space Museum

To better understand water near the surface, NASA's Phoenix spacecraft landed in 2008. The lander had a robotic arm to dig below the surface and a …

A healthy old age may trump immortality

On the inevitability scale, death and taxes are at the top. Aging is close behind.<p>It’s unlikely that scientists will ever find a way to avoid death. …

Massive planet found within a triple-star system

It defies what researchers thought was possible<p>More than 340 light years away, a giant planet is trapped in a dance with three stars. It’s a unique world, where suns rise and set three times a day, and where one year lasts more than half a millennium. It’s so bizarre that the existence of such a …

Want Your Kids to Be Successful and Happy? Research Recommends This Parenting Style

A new study asks adults about how they were parented to uncover the best way to raise successful kids.<p>When it comes to folk wisdom on how to raise happy and successful kids, we all do the same thing. We look at the families around us and try to identify what's working, and what's not. Then we …

NASA Is Putting SpaceX's Crew Dragon Through The Wringer

Making sure the capsule performs well under pressure<p>In a spacecraft that's built to carry humans, the "pressure vessel" is the part of the structure the astronauts inhabit on their way to the International Space Station. The pressure vessel keeps air in and the vacuum of space out, and maintains a …

Space Exploration

6 Big Questions the Game of Thrones Finale Needs to Answer

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Game of Thrones

Computer simulations point to the source of gravitational waves

Since the first gravitational waves were successfully detected last September by the earthbound Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), scientists have wondered what made them. Today, researchers from the University of Warsaw published a theory suggesting that they were likely …

The antimatter mystery: Annihilation and a universe that shouldn't exist - Science News - ABC News

Antimatter isn't just a great plot device for sci-fi stories. It's at the heart of one of the great mysteries in modern physics — why our universe …

Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Parents are always trying to find the next big trend in parenting--and for good reason, too. They want to know how to be better parents, how to raise healthier and more successful children, how to interact with their kids in this dynamic landscape of advanced technological discovery, and so on. But …

Parenting

Collider Reveals First Glimpse of Higgs Boson at Work

An extremely rare collision of massive subatomic particles could reveal the nuts and bolts of how the subatomic particles called Higgs bosons impart mass to other particles.<p>The Higgs boson particle, which was detected for the first time in 2012, is essentially tossed around like a ball between two …

Physics

Fermi Finds 'Transformer' Pulsar

For the first time, scientists have watched a pulsar transition from a low-energy system to a high one.

19 Healthy Foods You Should Give Your Dog

These are foods we normally wouldn't think to add to our dogs diet. They can be given as snacks, added as a flavor enhancer or made into homemade …

Snacks

After 5-Year Trek, NASA Spacecraft Juno Prepares For Dangerous Final Stretch To Jupiter

Teased in a new Hollywood-style trailer, Juno is scheduled to enter Jupiter's orbit on July 4.<p>Hollywood, eat your heart out: It seems the blockbuster of the summer may belong to NASA.<p>In a dramatic, film trailer-esque video released this week, the space agency detailed its nail-biting final approach …

Astronomy

See The First Videos Back From NASA's Spacecraft Fire Experiment

Where there's smoke...<p>We've gotten a teaser trailer from this week's Saffire I experiment.<p>Earlier this week, NASA ignited a fire inside a special box on the Earth-bound Cygnus spacecraft. The experiment, known as the Spacecraft Fire Experiment (Saffire) is designed to see how fire will spread in …

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Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

Dark Matter

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Researchers discover new property of light with a twist

Light is a fundamental avenue of study in physics, and its properties are well established with steadfast rules and invariable constraints. So, until …

Project Greenglow and the battle with gravity

<b>A handful of leftfield scientists have been trying to harness the power of gravity. Welcome to the world of Project Greenglow, writes Nic Young.</b><p>In science there exists a uniquely potent partnership between theory and engineering. It's what's given us atomic energy, the Large Hadron Collider and …

Physics

Slumbering Supermassive Black Hole Hides In New Hubble Image, Video

An ordinary galaxy hosts an enormous, hidden black hole in a new Hubble view.<p>The newfound supermassive black hole embedded in the elliptical galaxy …

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Spacecraft to seek life on Mars in European-led mission | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - A spacecraft is due to set off for Mars next week on a mission that scientists hope will help answer one of the most burning questions of spacefaring times: Is there life on other planets?<p>The Proton rocket, that will launch the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft to Mars, is lifted on the …

Space Exploration