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The Legendary Origins of Merlin the Magician

Most people today have heard of Merlin the Magician, as his name has been popularized over the centuries and his story has been dramatized in …

The History and Symbolism of the Celtic Cross

Celtic Crosses dot hundreds of cemeteries across Ireland and Scotland, as well as Wales, England, Europe, and beyond. Few symbols are as recognizable …

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There’s archeological evidence that Amazons really did exist | Toronto Star

Those are the three things most modern people think about Amazons, and those attributes were mentioned in antiquity. The idea that Amazons removed …

The Gods Of Ancient Egypt

Close<p>InfoBarrel > History > Ancient History<p>InfoBarrel<p>The Egyptian civilisation lasted around 4,000 years from 3400 BC 400 AD, an episode unique in …

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You can spot 5 different planets this month — here’s how

Giant Jupiter will dazzle all night long for the entire month, as the planet is now is at opposition to the sun. And if you're awake in the early morning hours, look for the ringed wonder, beautiful Saturn. Skywatchers will also have good opportunities to see Mercury, Venus and Mars this month.<p>The …

How Can Mars Sometimes Be Warmer Than Earth?

Remember a few weeks ago when the weather on Mars was making the news? At the time, parts of the Red Planet was experiencing temperatures that were …

Dark Matter Could Create Halos of Light Around Galaxies

Dark matter might not be totally dark: A new study reports that if dark matter has even a small interaction with particles of light, it could create …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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How far is Betelgeuse?

Finding star distances isn’t easy. Here’s how it’s done, and why astronomers modified the distance estimate to the famous star Betelgeuse.<p>Not long …

How Big Is The Biggest Star We Have Ever Found?

The universe is such a big place that it is easy to get baffled by the measurements that astronomers make. The size of UY Scuti, possibly one of the …

NASA’s Next Space Telescope Promises the Stars—and Planets, Too

Twenty years ago you could count all the known planets in the universe on your fingers and toes and recite all their names from memory. Today you’d …

How would the world change if we found alien life?

In 1938, Orson Welles narrated a radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds" as a series of simulated radio bulletins of what was happening in real time as Martians arrived on our home planet. The broadcast is widely remembered for creating public panic, although to what extent is hotly debated …

Incredible NASA animation reveals the dark side of the Moon

No, not the Pink Floyd album<p>Grainy images of the dark side of the Moon were first revealed in October of 1959, taken by the Soviet Luna 3 probe. Now, for the first time ever, NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio is giving Earthlings a detailed animated visualization of a side of the Moon we don't …

Stunning NASA video shows aurora borealis meeting the sunrise

“All we need now are angels singing”<p>A new video depicts the Northern Lights (also known as the aurora borealis) colliding with the sunrise earlier this week. The video was shot by NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore from aboard the International Space Station and captures the passing lights of …

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

Physics

Inside The 'Europa Clipper' Mission That NASA Is Planning To Send Past Jupiter

Jupiter's moon is the best candidate for finding extraterrestrial life; here's how we're going to get there<p>On Monday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden gave an exciting update on the state of America's space agency, detailing the Obama Administration’s proposal to give NASA $18.5 billion for the …

Astronomy