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$40bn to save Jakarta: the story of the Great Garuda

Forget Venice. The fastest-sinking city is the Indonesian capital, parts of which are dropping at 25cm a year. Can an outlandish plan for a giant seawall and luxury waterworld city in the shape of a mythical bird save Jakarta from drowning?<p>With her hand stretched upward, the elderly storekeeper in …

Scientists propose new theory about how Earth got its moon

'We’re still discovering surprisingly basic things about the earliest history of our world,' researcher says<p>The moon is incredibly important to the …

Hubble Reveals Observable Universe Contains 10 Times More Galaxies Than Previously Thought

The universe suddenly looks a lot more crowded than previously though thanks to a deep sky census by Hubble and major observatories.

Hubble Space Telescope

How many galaxies are out there? “It boggles the mind"

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Thought the universe was crowded with 100 billion to 200 billion galaxies? Try one trillion or even two trillion galaxies and …

Astrophysics

1,000 Alien Planets! NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Hits Big Milestone

NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered its 1,000th alien planet, further cementing the prolific exoplanet-hunting mission's status as a …

Universe

Dazzling Images of the Brain Created by Neuroscientist-Artist

The brain has been called the most complex structure in the universe, but it may also be the most beautiful. One artist's work captures both the …

Spinal Cords

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

A research team from Australia has pushed quantum computers closer to fruition, but a former NSA director warns that the technology could break encryption<p>Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director …

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Animal Senses

1. Think of the term <i>alligator skin</i> as a compliment: It’s extraordinarily sensitive to minute changes in vibration, which helps locate prey.<p>2. …

Sun’s magnetic field about to flip

This reversal happens every 11 years and is tied to the sun’s cycle of activity, now near its peak. The effects of the reversal will ripple …

Heavy atoms help give black hole jets their power

Jets of a black hole known as 4U1630-47 contains heavy particles, such as iron and nickel. It helps explain why black hole jets pack such a …

Hubble eXtreme Deep Field

Except for a few bright stars, every speck of light in this image is an entire galaxy.<p>Except for a few stars – bright and easily recognizable because …

Astrophysics

Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy

Robot craft will reveal how Milky Way began and warn Earth of asteroid collisions<p>European scientists are preparing to launch a probe that will transform our understanding of our galaxy. The spacecraft, called Gaia, will carry the world's biggest, most accurate camera which it will use to pinpoint …

The Largest Discovered Structure in the Universe Contradicts Big-Bang Theory Cosmology (Weekend Feature)

This LQG challenges the Cosmological Principle, the assumption that the universe, when viewed at a sufficiently large scale, looks the same no matter …