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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 …

Diminutive

Scientists propose new theory about how Earth got its moon

The moon is incredibly important to the Earth. It provides the basis for many calendars and affects the oceans' tides. But how did it get there?<p>It's …

Astronomy

Hubble Finds 10 Times More Galaxies Than Thought

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

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 …

Universe

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 …

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 …

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director says calls for a rethink in how the whole security of the internet is managed.<p>The Australian researchers claim to have developed two new types of quantum …

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 …

Universe

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 …

Black Holes

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 …

Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy

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 more than a billion stars with unprecedented precision and create a 3D map of the …

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 …