Andreas Mihaiu

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Saturn's Biggest Moon is Surprisingly Earth-Like — And Scary As Hell

Filed Under Innovation, Cassini, Data & NASA<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Though NASA’s Cassini spacecraft …

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

9 Surprising, Everyday Things That May Be Bad for You

Photo Credit: Shutterstock<p>Slide 1 of 19<p>Bad for You<p>Health risks can sometimes turn up in the most unexpected places. From getting licked by your dog …

Astronomers Find Huge Stars More Common Than Previously Thought

A star-forming region of a nearby galaxy contains more massive stars than scientists had predicted. The discovery, in the so-called Tarantula Nebula, could shake up astrophysicists' ideas about how stars have shaped the universe.<p>Really massive stars are more than 15 or 30 times as massive as our …

Mysterious X-Ray Emission May Reveal Nature of Dark Matter

X-ray light from the Perseus cluster of galaxies may finally reveal the true nature of one of the most mysterious substances in the cosmos: dark …

This Photo Showing the Earth and Moon Together Is Totally Bonkers

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently en route to Bennu, a carbon-rich asteroid that could contain the basic building blocks of life. Late last …

Moon and Regulus on January 4

Around mid-evening tonight – January 4, 2018 – look in the east for the bright waning gibbous moon. Although the star Regulus shines close to the …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Physics

All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common

New research shows that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor. This person lived more than 6,000 years ago and carried a genetic mutation that …

Mass global extinction that wipes out human civilization will begin in 2100, mathematician predicts

A mass extinction which wipes out humanity will be underway by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.<p>By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our …

Climate Change

Yes, humans are still evolving. Here's how you can tell.

Even more evidence that we’re continuing to change.<p>The nice thing about bacteria is that they multiply really fast. This is inconvenient if they happen to infect, but useful if you want to see how evolution works. Put antibiotics on a Petri dish with enough bacteria, and a few days later you’ll …