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Mass global extinction that wipes out human civilization will begin in 2100, mathematician predicts

A mass extinction which wipes out humanity will be underway by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.<p>By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our …

Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists

Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists.<p>The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they can burrow their way through cell linings when activated.<p>In one test conducted at Durham University the …

Jennifer Lawrence Is Losing Her Mind in This Insane Mother! Trailer

The Darren Aronofsky film looks even scarier than we thought it was.<p>If you thought that first horrifying teaser for <i>Mother!</i> was insane, feast your eyes upon the new full trailer. Plot details for <b>Darren Aronofsky’s</b> mysterious film, starring <b>Jennifer Lawrence,</b> <b>Javier Bardem,</b> <b>Ed Harris,</b> and <b>Michelle</b> …

'Ghost particles' detected interacting with atom's nucleus for first time

Neutrinos are some of the most common particles in the universe, but they're also some of the most mysterious. They have (almost) no mass and no …

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Jupiter is so big it does not actually orbit the sun

But each time I read it to her — sometimes three or more times a day — I furrow my nerdy brow at this line: "Of all the planets that circle the sun, giant Jupiter is the biggest one."<p>The gas giant is indeed the largest planet in the solar system, weighing more than twice the mass of all the other …

When you watch the eclipse, keep an eye out for diamonds in the sky

It’s from a ray of sunshine peeking through a lunar valley.<p>The Moon isn't just some big round rock: it has mountains and valleys. And during a total solar eclipse, you can actually see the sunlight cutting a path through that lunar terrain.<p>As you may already know, a broad swath of the United States …

Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals the biggest misconceptions people have about the universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains some of the biggest misconceptions we have about the universe.<p><i>Darren Weaver contributed to an earlier version of this video.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook<p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio program hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, where comic co-hosts,</i> …

Hubble Hits Jackpot: Images Capture Ultrabright Galaxies via Cosmic Magnification

A glittering jackpot of ultrabright galaxies bursting with star formation has been revealed in a series of stunning images taken by the Hubble Space …

Astronomers detect strange radio signals from deep space

The Earth is under constant barrage by radio signals from space. Typically they just come from mundane sources like our own satellites, your 'garden …

Workers without pensions should embrace risk in their RRSPs

If you're not part of a workplace pension plan, you're likely facing a retirement challenge. Employer pensions – whether they are group RRSPs, defined contribution plans or the Cadillac of all pensions, defined benefit plans – are the backbone of retirement savings for many Canadian workers.<p>But …

Want to Get Away? This Remote Island Needs a Caretaker

If you could use a break from the world, perhaps a prolonged stay on a remote Australian island is right up your alley. The Tasmania Parks & Wildlife …

12 trips everyone should take in Europe in 2017

Europe is always a good idea.<p>However, some places might be a better idea than others next year.<p>We've put together the ultimate European bucket list for 2017. From celebrating Finland's independence to jetting to Bordeaux on a brand new high speed train, here are 12 trips everyone should take in …

In The Next 5 Billion Years, The Sun Will Expand 100 Times Over – Destroying All Life On Earth

A newly discovered star sheds light on how ours will evolve.<p>In the next five billion years, the sun will expand to one hundred times its current …

5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

This week’s haul includes a rocket engine that breaks the laws of physics, a look at the serious side of putty, and astronauts who are about to go …

The 30 Cheapest Places To Travel In 2017

Time to start packing your bags: 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for budget travel. The dollar is enjoying historic highs — meaning your money goes much further in many destinations around the globe — and according to an American Express Global Business Travel report, airfares are expected …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

'Aliens' live among us, say researchers

These creatures do not fall into the category of animal, plant or human and yet they exist alongside us on Earth.<p>The search for aliens has been one …

This season's best ski and snowboard festivals - and how to book

From igloo raves to après-fuelled laughter, there's not a welly or soggy tent in sight at these winter mountain festivals - and some of them are free to attend, all you need do is get to the resort and buy a lift pass.<p>Best for fans of Eurovision, large festival sites<p>Rock the Pistes<p>Two countries, …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …