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Today in science: Earthrise from moon

Click here for a video visualization of events leading to one of the best-known photographs of the 20th century – Earth rising over the moon – as …

Astronomy

NASA lays out long-term vision for astrophysics

A new year is a good time to make long-term plans, and NASA has jumped into the deep end of planning. On 20 December the US space agency’s …

How To Tag a Great White Shark

Why Do Men Have Nipples?

Making Someone Love You: Science vs. the Supernatural

Michael Busby is a Houston-area lawyer who has just filed a lawsuit against self-described psychic Melena Thorn, alleging that Thorn defrauded him of $2,700, which he gave to her in cash with the promise that the money would be "cleansed" and returned to him, at which point he was to put the money …

Her Is the Smartest Movie About Artificial Intelligence In Years

Either Spike Jonze is intentionally coy, or he really doesn’t care, one way or another, about science fiction cliches. That his new movie <i>Her</i> is the smartest, most thoughtful on-screen exploration of artificial intelligence (AI) in years appears to be a happy accident. Jonze didn’t consult with …

Are December’s solstice and January’s perihelion related?

December solstice 2017 was December 21. Earth is closest to the sun for 2018 on January 2-3. Coincidence?<p>Earth comes closest to the sun on January 3, …

Astronomy

Why Earth has 4 seasons

Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case, for Earth.<p>Nearly everyone …

Astronomy

Green Energy Scheme To Burn Beetle-Infested Trees For Electricity

A U.S. Forest Service program tries to make lemons into lemonade.<p>Aldo Leopold described the burning of wood as re-releasing the sunshine the tree depended upon to grow. In his poetry, he touched on a bit of scientific truth: Plants pack in plenty of energy, about half as much as coal. People don’t …

Hope for a Greener Future in 2014

Electronic and nuclear waste, fresh water degradation, and organic agriculture are among the major environmental issues Epoch Times will explore as …

NASA Begins Series of Spacewalks to Fix Coolant Pump on ISS

Carmat's artificial heart finds its way to first human patient in France

The "bioprosthetic" artificial heart from Carmat has been implanted in a human being. The procedure was performed on December 18th at France's Georges Pompidou European Hospital, and the patient is said to be doing well. Carmat says he is currently awake in the intensive care unit and is speaking …

The Week In Numbers: China Lands On The Moon, NASA's Deep-Space Chamber, And More

<b>40 tons</b>: the weight of the door to NASA's Chamber A, a room that recreates the deadly conditions of deep space and, because it can reach 11 Kelvin, is the coldest place on Earth<p><b>4</b>: the number of spiral arms that make up the Milky Way, according to a new study (previous observations give our galaxy …