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#SolarSunday Hubble took this image of Turquoise-Tinted Plumes in a Large Magellanic Cloud http://t.co/IWJUJrEahs

The Ingenious Way the Ancient Egyptians Should Have Built the Pyramids

Thousands of years ago, a minority of ancient Egyptians set a majority to work building some of the oldest human-made structures in the world. It …

Archaeologists Discover 15 Previously Unknown Monuments Buried Around Stonehenge

The mystery surrounding Stonehenge has suddenly deepened -- literally. A first-of-its-kind study suggests that 15 previously undiscovered or poorly understood monuments lie hidden under the ancient stone monument and its surroundings.<p>For the study, researchers used a variety of techniques -- …

We Are the Medieval Ones

<i>The Singularity will be upon us by 2029</i><p>The term singularity describes the moment when a civilization changes so much that its rules and technologies …

Aurora australis filmed from space - timelapse video

Amazing timelapse footage released by the European Space Agency shows the aurora australis being filmed from the International Space Station. The images were taken on 23 July and show an intense green light surrounding the space station. The station can be seen orbiting the planet as normal before …

The mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones has been solved

After decades of guessing, researchers finally caught the rocks in the act<p>On a cracked lakebed in Death Valley called Racetrack Playa, there are a collection of stones, some weighing several hundred pounds, that clearly, mysteriously, move. They leave long serpentine trails behind them in the dirt, …

Earth's Mantle Isn't Quite What We Thought It Was, Study Shows

Maybe we were mistaken about Earth's mantle, the layer of our rocky planet that lies between its core and the thin crust on which we live.<p>For years, earth scientists were convinced that the mantle's entire lower region--which stretches from 400 to 1,800 miles below the surface--was composed of a …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

This insect has nature’s highest-pitched call

The newly discovered ‘Supersonus’ hits the animal kingdom’s highest-pitch call. Why? For love, of course.<p>In the rainforests of Colombia and Ecuador, …

Nike Ad Induces World Cup Fever Without Mentioning the Tourney Once

Nike released a new World Cup ad on Friday, and predictably enough, it's freaking excellent.<p>Let's take a deeper dive.<p>Starring Cristiano Ronaldo, …

Search for Potential 'Planet X' Far From Over

The hunt for the hypothetical "Planet X" has been fruitless so far, but that doesn't mean astronomers are calling it off.<p>A new analysis of data …

Universe

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

Strange Signal From Galactic Center Is Looking More and More Like Dark Matter

The more that scientists stare at it, the more a strange signal from the center of the Milky Way galaxy appears to be the result of dark matter …

Where And How To Sift For Your Own Fossils

A simple tool you can make yourself, and 27 great locations to try it out<p>You don’t need to be a paleontologist or travel through remote canyons to find exquisite fossils. The teeth, shells, and bones of ancient animals could lurk in a creek, quarry, or on a beach near you. Once you find a good …

Big Pic: A Fruit Fly Born In Outer Space

Something seems a little off here…<p>This is a fruit fly, raised in space. Space was not directly what made it furred all over with white, but indirectly it was. The white stuff is fungus, and the fly grew it because after hatching and growing to adulthood in space, it didn't fight off a fungal …

Biology

This Leech Can Survive A 24-Hour Submersion in Liquid Nitrogen

100 percent of the leeches also survived extreme cold (-130°F) for nine months!<p>At first glance there is nothing overly special about <i>Ozobranchus jantseanus</i>, a small parasitic leech of freshwater turtles in East Asia. But throw them into a vat of liquid nitrogen, and they can survive for 24 hours. …

How To Euthanize A Whale

Some beached whales can't be rescued. Four scientists have developed a humane way to end their suffering.<p>Sometimes, whales end up where they shouldn't. When a whale can't be rescued and sent back to sea, it becomes at once a tragedy, an obstacle, and a potential health hazard. Craig Haims, an …

North Carolina

NASA Responds To Martian Life Lawsuit: It's Just A Rock

The space agency released a short statement to _Popular Science _on the litigation.<p>Earlier this week, we reported that NASA was being sued. The allegations? That the space agency had failed to conduct a proper examination of "life" on Mars, which had mysteriously appeared in front of the agency's …

A Secret Solar Eclipse from Outer Space

Call it the eclipse nobody saw. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) got its own private solar eclipse showing from its geosynchronous orbital …

Life and Death of Stars

The Life and Death of Stars<p>Where are Stars Born?<p>Astronomers believe that molecular clouds, dense clouds of gas located primarily in the spiral arms …

The Tiniest Galaxy in the Universe

Astronomers can measure a galaxy’s mass by how stars move within it: The faster they move, the more massive it is.<p>With this knowledge, a University …

Colourful Language: Chameleons Talk Tough by Changing Shade

Humans have been fascinated by the colour-changing abilities of chameleons for a long time. Aristotle himself, the forefather of Western philosophy …

Zoology

New Leap Forward Understanding Origin of Life --The Spontaneous Formation of RNA on Early Earth

Today, genetic information is stored in DNA. RNA is created from DNA to put that information into action. RNA can direct the creation of proteins and …

Obama Administration Moves To Alter Gun-Buying Rules

Federal agencies are proposing new rules for handling gun buyers' background checks, in changes the Obama administration says will "keep guns out of potentially dangerous hands." The changes include a clarification of rules barring firearm possession due to mental health problems.<p>That part of the …

W.H. faces tough contraception fight

As a new round of religion-based challenges to President Barack Obama’s health care law head to the Supreme Court, advocates on both sides of the issue say the administration’s arguments are likely facing a chilly reception.<p>On Friday, the Obama administration urged the court to reject a plea from …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

WW2 bomb blast kills digger driver in Germany

<b>A World War Two bomb has exploded at a construction site near a west German town, killing a man and injuring eight others, police say.</b><p>The explosion occurred after a digger accidentally struck the device during excavation work in Euskirchen in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.<p>The machine's …

Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2014 Will Peak on January 3

The Quadrantid Meteor Shower–the first meteor shower in 2014–started on December 28 and will peak on January 3.<p>The meteor shower will continue …

Astronomy

Never Take a Bad Picture Again

Look Up at the camera<p>As a selfie pro, <b>Rihanna</b> knows that a slight stare up at the camera is the quickest way to a sexy smoulder. It also raises your …