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E-cigarettes: a consumer-led revolution

It has been described as a ‘disruptive technology’ potentially capable of breaking our fatal relationship with tobacco. So the setting for a public debate on e-cigarettes - a museum part-funded by the tobacco industry, in a city home to the global headquarters of one of the largest tobacco …

Public Health

Jupiter in ultra high definition – Nasa video

Nasa’s Hubble space telescope shows never-before-seen details of Jupiter. The high-resolution imagery and maps are the first results from a programme to investigate the solar system’s outer planets. The observations are designed to capture a broad range of features, including winds, clouds, storms …

Astronomy

Chasing Wormholes: The Hunt for Tunnels in Space-Time

Science fiction literature is full of stories in which tunnels in space-time — known as wormholes — are used for time travel. How much fact lies …

'Death Star' Vaporizes Its Own Planet: 1st Evidence

The planet-destroying Death Star from "Star Wars" may be fictional, but a star at the end of its life and only a bit bigger than Earth could be its …

Universe

Rare Merging Stars Spotted, Soon to Explode

<i>Updated</i> | Astronomers peering through the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope have spotted something extraordinarily rare: a double …

Milky Way Glitters in Most Enormous Astronomical Image Ever

A new, insanely massive picture of the Milky Way — 46 billion pixels across — marks the largest astronomical image of all time, researchers say. It's …

See All The Satellites And Space Junk Circling Earth In Real-Time

Makes your junk drawer look manageable in comparison<p>From down here on the ground, space looks like a pristine void. But Earth's orbit is actually crowded with a ton of stuff, from human-made satellites to many smaller pieces of debris whirling around at dangerously high speeds, as the film <i>Gravity</i> …

New Horizons mission: Will it solve these three mysteries about Pluto?

NASA’s New Horizons mission, the first of its kind to explore the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune, is officially in countdown mode as the mission advances …

Mission to Pluto: The Story Behind the Historic Trip

It’s taken nine years to get there, but on July 14, 2015 the New Horizons spacecraft will finally fly by its destination: Pluto. Find out how the …

New Horizons Glitch Won't Affect Pluto Flyby, NASA Says

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will be ready for its epic Pluto flyby next week despite a recent glitch, mission team members say.<p>New Horizons went …

Philae's comet may host alien 'life': astronomers

Astronomers proposed a novel explanation Monday for the strange appearance of the comet carrying Europe's robot probe Philae through outer space: …

Giant Japanese robot will fistfight America's MegaBot

Get set for a live-action version of Transformers, as the company behind giant Japanese robot Kuratas has accepted a duel challenge from upstart US challenger MegaBot. However, it'll only fight on one condition: Combat must be hand-to-hand with no guns. Kuratas has been around for three years and …

Philae comet lander wakes up, says European Space Agency

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1173000/1173679_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524927694_64452dce0d939d050d5454c406dc1e05<p><b>The European Space Agency (Esa) says its comet lander, Philae, has woken up and contacted Earth.</b><p>Philae, the first spacecraft to land on a comet, was …

Space

Column: Jim Harbaugh's 'Summer Swarm' tour could kill two important birds with one stone for Michigan

Michigan

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan targeting versatility (and speed) on recruiting trail, not just positions

Harbaugh and Michigan are recruiting prospects who could wind up playing a different position than they're used to in college, a practice he used …

College Football

New coaches primer: Keys to debuts for Harbaugh, McElwain, more

It’s less than three months until the season starts, and while teams can’t practice right now, coaches are still hard at work preparing for the …

College Football

Column: Camp shows why Jim Harbaugh has found his home as a college coach, in a teaching environment

Harbaugh seemed to be in his element Thursday teaching prospective recruits. And more than that, he appeared to be having the time of his life.

College Football

Michigan Football Recruiting: June is a Crucial Month

Dec 30, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Former coach Lloyd Carr (left to right) interim athletic director Jim Hackett, new coach Jim Harbaugh and former …

College Football

Spectacular photos from space

Look at the Moon every night and its visible sunlit portion gradually changes. In phases progressing from New Moon to Full Moon to New Moon again, a …

Jim Harbaugh's almost a sure thing, but Michigan's 2015 could go 2 ways

Expect immediate improvement from the Wolverines, but a look at this schedule makes this season a wild toss-up.<p><i>Confused? Check out the advanced-stats glossary here.</i><p>1. This is going to be fun<p>The University of San Diego was 37-33 in the six seasons before Jim Harbaugh arrived; the Toreros went 7-4 in …

College Football

The Grand Rapids Press

Grand Rapids

Jim Harbaugh keeping options open in search for next great quarterback

ANN ARBOR -- Just as it was the case with the University of San Diego, Stanford University and the San Francisco 49ers, Jim Harbaugh's potential for …

College Football

Michigan Football: 5 Best Jim Harbaugh Moments at Michigan

Apr 4, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh is seen during the Spring football game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory …

College Football

Surrounded by hype, Jim Harbaugh motivated by reality at Michigan

<i>This story appears in the May 18, 2015, issue of</i> Sports Illustrated<i>. Subscribe to the magazine here.</i><p>Two months after Jim Harbaugh decided to go home, …

College Football

UPDATED: Jim Harbaugh meets with Muslim U-M students upset by 'American Sniper' tweet

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon to reflect details provided by the University of Michigan relating to coach</i> …

University of Michigan

How Jim Harbaugh hired Michigan's Team Mom; Punt, Pass & Pork

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Gwen Bush wasn’t looking for a job in January when she entered the phone number with a 650 area code that she hadn’t dialed in more …

College Football

Mark Richt, Auburn AD respond to Jim Harbaugh's camp invite (Hint: They're not a fan)

Another day, another round of sniping and speculation about satellite camps.

College Football

Looking Through the Rings

In this fabulous close-up, Cassini peers directly through regions of the A, B and C rings (from top to bottom here) to glimpse shadows of the very …

Sorry, Pluto: You're really not a planet

One of the most controversial subjects in our solar system is whether Pluto should be a planet.<p>In 2006, Pluto was officially demoted from "planet" to "dwarf planet." But the debate's flared up again, as the New Horizons probe is set to become the first spacecraft to visit Pluto on Tuesday.<p>Before …

Jon Gruden says Jim Harbaugh's coaching ability speaks for itself

The Monday Night Football analyst spoke on Harbaugh's coaching ability during an NFL draft conference call with reporters Tuesday.

College Football