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Nasa records solar flare on sun's surface - video

Images recorded by Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory show a significant solar flare, classified as an X.2.2 flare, on the sun's surface on Tuesday. A bright beam can be seen being emitted from the sun, which indicates a surge in energy. The observatory captures images of the sun for 24 hours a day

Found! Oldest Known Alien Planet That Might Support Life

Space<p>Astronomers have discovered what appears to be the oldest known alien world that could be capable of supporting life, and it's just a stone's throw away from Earth.<p>The newfound exoplanet candidate Kapteyn b, which lies a mere 13 light-years away, is about 11.5 billion years old, scientists …

Weather Forces Delay in NASA's Flying Saucer Launch

Space<p>The NASA vehicle that looks like a flying saucer and is designed to blaze a trail for future Mars landings will have to stay on the ground in Hawaii for at least two additional days.<p>The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, or LDSD, has to be sent up on a balloon from the U.S. Navy's Pacific …

Pluto Mission Leader Challenges Neil deGrasse Tyson to a Planet Debate

Space<p>There's a year and a month to go before NASA's New Horizons probe flies by Pluto, but that rendezvous is already one of the big events for Alan Stern, the scientist in charge of the $728 million mission.<p>He's also pressing for a debate with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson over Pluto's …

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Toothy Fish With Jutting Jaw Confounds Science

The fish's jaw is similar to that of a bulldog.<p>A newfound catfish from India doesn't look so remarkable from the outside, besides its prominent whiskers. Its size--slightly smaller than an average human pinkie finger--is unexceptional. And it is rarely seen, known to live in water deep underground, …

Tonight You Can See Saturn Next to the Moon

On the evening of May 13, as the moon (just one night from full phase) rises in the east-southeast sky, it will be accompanied by a very bright …

Want a Tight Butt That Defies Gravity?

Firm your butt and legs as you torch calories with this dynamic routine—inspired by some of the fittest women around<p>Each day at sunrise, 32-year-old LisaVan Sciver, a full-time ski patroller at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, is on the slopes—some of the most challenging in North America, …

Workouts

Water detected on Saturn’s geyser moon raises hopes of finding alien life

<b>THE FIND</b><p>Scientists working with NASA's Cassini spacecraft have found the strongest evidence yet for an extensive liquid-water ocean beneath the frozen surface of Enceladus, a small, icy moon of Saturn. The moon is believed to have a rocky core, so the ocean would sit atop that core, centred under …

Astronomy

Deep sea creatures shed light on the future of medical imaging

In July, a team of scientists organised by the American Museum of Natural History will dive 300 metres below the Atlantic Ocean's surface about 160km off the coast of New England. Among their goals: to find bioluminescent creatures – such as the dinoflagellates that make their own light, causing …

6 Butt Exercises That Work Wonders

This targeted circuit builds strong glutes to give the appearance of a lifted, sculpted butt.<p>Score a Sexy Rear View<p>1 of 7<p>The wait is finally over. …

Workouts

5 Exercises To Get Rid Of Back Fat

Ready to bring your sexy back... with a sexy back? A strong back is a powerful asset on a woman and a trouble area we oftentimes hear complaints …

7 Hard-Core Oblique Moves

For better posture, lower-back support, and to avoid back pain, it's important to strengthen and tone your obliques (side abdominal muscles). We've …

Skip the Squats and Do These 15 Booty-Sculpting Moves Instead

Squats have their place in strength training, but there are plenty of other butt exercises out there! Mix up your routine, and try out the following …

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Military Dolphins and Sea Lions: What Do They Do and Who Uses Them?

Military-trained marine mammals, including dolphins, can detect underwater mines and intruders.<p>Russian activities in Crimea now include taking over a Ukrainian military unit made up of bottlenose dolphins, according to news reports.<p>It's unclear how the Russian navy intends to use these "combat …

Would you visit the supposedly haunted Hotel Del Salto in Colombia?

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First Look at a Badass Scarlett Johansson in LUCY

Captain America: The Winter Soldier review – eye-popping Marvel spectacular

Gargantuan budgets and (doubtless) equally vast box-office receipts aside, there's little remarkable about this handsomely mounted latest addition to Marvel's ongoing multi-stranded film franchise. Having been revived from deep freeze and forced to adapt to the modern world, Chris Evans's pumped-up …

The Borderlands review – homegrown ghost-hunting creepfest

First published on Sat 29 Mar 2014 20.05 EDT<p>Enthusiasm for yet another DIY handycam/found-footage-style shocker may be all but exhausted, but this homegrown ghost-hunting creepfest has a few well orchestrated tricks up its sleeve. Enlisted to investigate paranormal manifestations in a remote west …