Angie Schmidbauer

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The Dogs of America Were Not Descended From Wolves, Scientists Reveal

There's no longer such a thing as an all-American dog.<p>In the 15th century, Europeans brought war, slavery, and diseases to the New World. They also …

Anthropology

Mysterious 'Oumuamua' space object has finally been identified

Astronomers say the cigar-shaped interstellar visitor isn't an asteroid, but a comet.<p>When astronomers first spied a weird cigar-shaped object speeding past the sun last October, they could tell from its path that it had come from another star system — but they didn't know exactly what it was.<p>Now …

Astronomy

Mammals Go Nocturnal in Bid to Avoid Humans

Humans, it turns out, can annoy more than just one another. In fact, some animal populations are escaping their Homo sapiens cohabitants by sleeping more during the day, a new study finds.<p>Mammals across the globe are becoming increasingly nocturnal to avoid humans’ expanding presence, according to …

Research

Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars

Exploring Mars<p>Two landmark discoveries reveal organic carbon on the red planet, shaping the future hunt for life on Mars.<p>Day to day, it’s easy to lose sight of an astonishing fact: Since 2012, humankind has been driving a nuclear-powered sciencemobile the size of an SUV on another planet.<p>This …

Astronomy

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry marry as millions watch

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, emerged from St George’s Chapel, Windsor after a wedding ceremony that dusted down royal tradition and injected gospel energy.<p>The couple served up many surprises, including the bride’s dress, and the fact she would be making a …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

'Ballistic blocks' shoot from Hawaii volcano, may mark start of violent eruptions

VOLCANO, Hawaii (Reuters) - "Ballistic blocks" the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.<p>Such eruptions, last seen …

Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A story

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In a story May 12 about West Coast volcanoes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hawaii was part of the "Ring of Fire," a Pacific Ocean area prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to subducting tectonic plates, and that the eruption of Kilauea had experts …

Washington State

What's the Difference Between Magma and Lava?

And why do some volcanoes explode and others only ooze? It all comes down to their gooey centers.<p>Hawaii's Kilauea volcano keeps erupting with syrupy lava flows, serving as a fiery reminder of nature's destructive power. But as the ongoing eruption captures headlines, a question might occur to you: …

Geology

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Genetics

New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

Sources: Vegas killer paid cash for property and privacy

<b>Mesquite, Nevada (CNN) —</b> He seemed so ordinary, just another house-hunting retiree, when he strolled with his girlfriend into the sales office of the Sun City development in late 2014. The agents had just what Stephen Craig Paddock was looking for -- a 2,000-square-foot, two-bedroom stucco rambler …

Real Estate

Restorers battle to fix thousands of pieces after last year's quake

More than 4,000 earthquake-damaged artefacts are being brought back to life at a warehouse in central Italy.

Laura Dern Reviews the New Twin Peaks: David Lynch "Blew My Mind"

Laura Dern may be one of the few people on the planet right now who knows more about <i>Twin Peaks</i> than you do. Not much, but just enough to be able to render something of a review. In a recent interview with <i>W</i>'s Lynn Hirschberg, Dern described the experience thusly: "What I know is he blew my mind in …

wears

How ‘Twin Peaks’ Got Lost, and Found Its Way Back

At the start of the second season of “Twin Peaks,” David Lynch and Mark Frost’s feverish, paranoid murder mystery, a man’s hair goes white overnight.<p>Granted, this man, Leland Palmer, has had a rough time of it lately: He can’t stop singing songs from 1950s musicals; his teenage daughter, Laura, was …

TV

Amazon's "Echo Show" raises privacy concerns

Amazon's newest addition to its digital home assistant, Alexa, is the Echo Show, which can hook users up to video calls, nursery camera footage, …

You can finally buy Amazon's new Echo speaker with a touchscreen

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p><b>** Amazon's Echo Show starts shipping today, June 28, 2017, and you can order yours now. **</b><p>Amazon has just released the latest member …

Here’s how Amazon’s Echo Show works

Amazon just unveiled a brand new Echo device — I would even call it the second generation Amazon Echo. In many ways, it works like the original Amazon Echo. But there’s a screen and a couple of nifty new features.<p>As you can see in Amazon’s own video at the top, the main feature is going to be video …

Smart Homes

Five highlights from Amazon’s Echo Show announcement you may have missed

Amazon just formally revealed the Echo Show, its newest Alexa-infused product that, for the first time, adds a screen to the mix. But in the flood of information about the new device, chances are you might have missed a few of the more interesting details about the screen touting virtual</b> …

Scientists think they finally know how Antarctica was formed, and it contains 'an interesting lesson' about our future

Still, it's remained a bit of a mystery how the ice sheets on the continent came to be.<p>About 34 million years ago, the Antarctica ice sheets formed very rapidly, which has puzzled scientists. There are two main competing theories for its creation, both of which are based on global climate change …

This Epic Short Film Reveals What Life Will Look Like Once We've Conquered The Solar System

The future of humanity.<p>If the state of the world is getting you down right now, and all you want to do is escape these Earthly shackles, take comfort …

Astronomy

Your life really does flash before your eyes before you die, study suggests

Your life really does flash before your eyes when you die, a study suggests - with the parts of the brain that store memories last to be affected as other functions fail.<p>Research on those who have had "near death" experiences suggests that the phenomenon rarely involves flashbacks in chronological …

Biographies

Astronomers have filmed 4 planets orbiting an alien solar system

Located about 129 light years from Earth in the direction of the Pegasus constellation is the relatively young star system of HR 8799.<p>Beginning in 2008, four orbiting exoplanets were discovered in this system which — alongside the exoplanet Formalhaut b— were the very first to be confirmed using …

There’s a wrong and a right way to talk to your dog, according to science

Dogs are special. Every dog owner knows that. And most dog owners feel their dog understands every word they say and every move they make. Research over the last two decades shows dogs really can understand human communication in ways no other species can. But a new study confirms that if you want …

Pets

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

How Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future

It took 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution to bring us here. Generations of stars had to live and die to create the heavy elements; small proto-galaxies had to merge together to create the Milky Way; interstellar gas clouds had to collapse and form new stars with rocky planets around them; …

Universe

Organisms created with synthetic DNA pave way for entirely new life forms

E coli microbes have been modified to carry an expanded genetic code which researchers say will ultimately allow them to be programmed<p>From the moment life gained a foothold on Earth its story has been written in a DNA code of four letters. With G, T, C and A - the molecules that pair up in the DNA …

Genetics

The first photos from a revolutionary new weather satellite are gorgeous

The first photos taken by a new, revolutionary weather satellite orbiting Earth show our planet in a stark new light.<p>The high resolution photos …

The last time Earth was this hot was 125,000 years ago

Proving once more that climate change is a runaway problem, scientists discovered that the earth is the hottest it’s been in 125,000 years. The last …

Movie Review: A Dog's Purpose..An Everlasting Film

Have you ever had to put a dog to sleep? A cat? A pet? Then <i>A Dog's Purpose</i> is for you. And a box of Kleenex. A dog's love is unconditional. <i>A Dog's Purpose</i> directed by the talented Lasse Hallstrom demonstrates this. This is the story of four dogs who talk. And share their view of their owners and …

Scientists Just Discovered a Brand-New Type of Galaxy

We've never seen anything like this before.<p>Scientists have discovered a rare type of galaxy some 359 million light-years away from Earth, with a …