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Are Astronomers on the Verge of Finding an Exomoon?

For years I have been fascinated by the search for exomoons—that is, moons orbiting planets in other star systems. These worlds are exciting for a …

Universe

The future of renewable energy is in Texas

Renewable energy isn't at a crossroads in the U.S. so much as on a two-lane highway: While the federal government hits the gas on fossil fuels, …

Renewable Energy

Sony a7S II sends 4K video from the International Space Station to Earth

Last December a Japanese rocket brought cargo 249 miles above the Earth to the International Space Station. On that rocket was none other than a Sony …

Google Nuclear Fusion Project Makes Progress Toward Limitless Clean Energy

The engineers at Google Research and an American nuclear fusion company have collaborated to build an algorithm that speeds up experiments in nuclear …

UK to ban sale of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040

Britain said Wednesday it will outlaw the sale of new diesel and gasoline cars and vans from 2040 in a bid to cut air pollution but environmental groups said the proposals did not go far enough.<p>Environment minister Michael Gove announced the move as part of the government's keenly-awaited $3.9 …

Michael Gove

Sono Motors unveils the $18,000 SION solar-powered car

The dream of being able to commute to work in a solar-powered car is finally becoming a reality. Sono Motors just unveiled the SION solar-powered …

Electric Vehicles

3 huge geoengineering projects are under way to save the planet

It’s no longer science fiction to imagine altering the Earth’s atmosphere to try to cool the planet. In fact, several major “geoengineering” experiments are already underway.<p>The scientists pursuing them believe that there’s already too much carbon in the atmosphere — and that to avoid catastrophic …

Climate Change

Half of your body may have formed from a galaxy far, far away

"We are all made of stars" used to sing Moby in 2002 and though science has known it for a while, a new study went as far as to claim half of the …

Astrophysics

Famous Frog Toughie Dies, Sending Species to Extinction

The tree frog's loss warns of other extinctions, says the photographer who featured the animal in his Photo Ark project.<p>And then there were none.<p>Toughie, the world's last Rabbs' fringe-limbed tree frog and a symbol of the extinction crisis, has died at his home in the Atlanta Botanical Garden.<p>The …

The 1940s school that turned photography into art – in pictures

Mentored by the likes of Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Edward Weston, photography students at the California School of Fine Arts explored everything from abstraction to documentary

San Francisco

The Underground City of Derinkuyu Could Shelter As Many As 20,000 People & Reached A Depth of 60m

<i>Map created by Stuart Jackson-Carter</i><p>The cutaway map above shows part of the underground city of Derinkuyu as it would have appeared at its peak …

Trees are dying in the Sierra but the forests aren’t

The trees are dying. The forests are not.<p>This distinction is getting lost in all the angst over the tree die-off in the central Sierra, coastal ranges and other forests of California. Players ranging from the Forest Service to CalFire to Sen.<p>Dianne Feinsteinand other public officials are ignoring …

Back from the dead: extinct wildlife as vintage posters – in pictures

When travelling in New Zealand, Matt Lindley, a London-based marketeer, started thinking about the flightless moa bird, which was endemic there until it became extinct around 1300AD. This gave him the idea for the series Unknown Tourism, which commemorates lost wildlife with vintage-style posters …

Costa Rica

Atauro Island: scientists discover the most biodiverse waters in the world

Conservation International finds 643 species around Timor-Leste island, some of which are believed to be entirely new<p>A small island, a short boat trip from Timor-Leste’s capital, Dili, appears to have the most biodiverse waters anywhere in the world. There is a push for the site to be protected …

Biodiversity

David Hockney interview: 'Your face belongs to other people'

On December 3 2013, I landed at Los Angeles airport and was met by David Hockney’s assistant Jean-Pierre Gonçalves de Lima. He drove us across the city and up into the Hollywood Hills, until eventually, after a long, winding last leg of the journey, we arrived chez Hockney. Almost as soon as I …

Justin Trudeau Gives Snarky Reporter A Lesson In Quantum Computing

Forget the incredible yoga strength, the charming feminist talk, or that glorious hair. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is more than a pretty face.<p>Much more, according to the clip below from a press conference at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario on Friday.<p>When a …

Quantum Computing

China-sized pile of food wasted every year is also a major climate change contributor

Reducing global food waste will also reduce the amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Scientists say that up to 14% of all emissions from …

Mexico

Artist Paints Full Figure on Heidi Klum: 'I Started Fattening Up Women in Magazines' to 'Question Perceptions of Beauty'

Artist Nur Gürel – who has focused her work on manipulating existing images – was looking for inspiration for her next art project, and discovered it …

Celebrity Gossip

Relive SpaceX's rocket launch and landing in GIFs

SpaceX made history today when its Falcon 9 rocket epically landed on a drone ship in the ocean. The feat was not only impressive but also felt like one big sigh of relief. SpaceX has been trying to pull of this ocean landing for the past year and a half. I've watched numerous rockets launch and …

GIF Animations

NASA Just Opened Up Access To 2.95 Million Images Of Earth

For the past 16 years, a Japanese-built instrument aboard a NASA research satellite has been quietly gathering data about Earth's changing surface.<p>Those changes include everything from volcanic eruptions and massive wildfires to the worst North Korean drought in a century. NASA made the data …

New South Wales

When The Sun Brings Darkness And Chaos

I looked at the sun with longing this morning, wondering when its rays would warm up the air. Monday, we had a snowstorm around Hanover, NH, of the kind that must have inspired T. S. Elliot's famous opening words from <i>The Waste Land</i>, "April is the cruelest month..."<p>Of course, the sun is doing its …

Physics

Meet The 'Rocket Girls,' The Women Who Charted The Course To Space

In the 1940s, an elite team of mathematicians and scientists started working on a project that would carry the U.S. into space, then on to the moon and Mars. They would eventually become NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (or JPL), but here's what made them so unusual: Many of the people who charted …

Computer Science

Portraits of New Yorkers Whom the Rest of the City Ignores

Chase Hall's <i>Milk and Honey</i> features 62 pages of intimate portraits of New York City's idiosyncratic and disenfranchised populace—from the homeless to local kids.<p>Chase Hall's aura is essential to his photo work. The photographer has an undeniable charisma that puts others at ease, bringing …

New York City

Ingenious Lightbulb Hack Can Cause Seizures, Spy On 'Air-Gapped' Networks

It’s now a given: the Internet of Things is horribly broken.<p>Connected lightbulbs, though one of the few possibly-justifiable products in the gross melange that is the IoT market, are sometimes contributors to that rank unsecurity. And now researchers have shown just how evil attacks on lightbulbs …

Hacking

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Neuroscience

Bill Nye Is Talking Out of His Ass on Quantum Physics

Traveling back in time? Harvesting energy from black holes?<p>Here is a video in which Bill Nye the Science Guy answers the question, "How will quantum mechanics change the world?"<p>Bill Nye's answer goes like this:<p><i>Tom: Hi, Bill. Tom, from Western Australia. If quantum entanglement or quantum spookiness</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Refugees rescue anti-refugee German politician after car crash

Posted by on Wednesday, January 13, 2016<p><i>Stefan Jagsch in a Facebook photo.</i><p>Less than a week before Islamic State militants bombed Brussels, killing at least 31 people and again raising fears about refugees in Europe, a much more hopeful story — one, perhaps, destined to be forgotten — played out on …

North Africa