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Hubble captures amazing view of Milky Way

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stars upon stars upon stars.<p>In a new image, the Hubble Space Telescope peers into the center of the Milky Way, showcasing the star cluster at the center.<p>According to NASA, the photo contains more than a half-million stars. The star cluster is the densest in the galaxy.<p>Much of the light cast …

Watch A Drone Launch A Rocket

Put a flying thing on a flying thing so you can blast off while you take off.<p>This is a quadcopter that launches rockets. According to Scottsdale, Ariz.-based ukarmy04, the Flitetest forum member behind the project, it's more of a proof of concept than anything else. The body is mostly wood, with …

Pregnant women are doing it wrong

I’ve never been pregnant; I’m a heterosexual male, and barring a sudden major shift in my underlying psychology coupled with a dramatic advancement in gender reassignment surgery, I never will be. I’ve known many pregnant women though. A few years ago I was even married to one, so have witnessed …

Sun meets Taj Mahal

In 1631, emperor Shah Jahan, was grief-stricken when his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died in childbirth. He built the Taj Mahal in memory of her.<p>On …

Chinese moon rover Yutu is in trouble

The little robotic explorer is China’s first on the moon. The Chang’e 3 that carried it set down in December. The rover might not survive the lunar …

KickSat: The smallest spacecraft in orbit

A swarm of 100 tiny satellites is poised to launch into orbit, owned by schoolchildren and space enthusiasts. Richard Hollingham finds out what it took to make these tiny travellers fly, and how they avoid posing a risk to bigger spacecraft.<p>As I type this, there’s a satellite sitting on the desk in …

Asking the right questions

It was French philosopher Claude Lévi-Strauss who once said: "The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions."<p>And he was right. Asking the right questions is the essence of good science. Insightful questions can challenge accepted models, and turn …

British dinosaurs should be everyone’s cup of tea

With a new year comes new dinosaurs: 2014 is barely warm and yet <i>Quetecsaurus</i> from Argentina and <i>Gobivenator</i> from Mongolia have already been named. It seems somewhat inevitable that new and apparently exciting dinosaurs come from Asia, the Americas, or even Australian and Antarctica, but the UK is …

Can flywheel technology drive out the battery from car hybrids?

Consider the hybrid car. Halfway between the traditional motor and the fully electric Nissan Leaf or the Volkswagen e-Up!, they're a nod to green motoring. While retaining a conventional diesel engine, they can harvest kinetic energy from the car's braking motion and use that to power an additional …

Rare Pictures: Snow Leopards Caught in Camera Trap

Endangered big cats photographed in northern Pakistan.<p>The cat's out of the bag—or, should we say, the mountains.<p><b>Notoriously elusive snow leopards have been caught by a camera trap in northern Pakistan as part of a three-year study by scientists with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. The</b> …