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A Russian billionaire just donated $100 million to help find alien life

The hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence received a huge boost today with the news that Russian billionaire Yuri Milner is bankrolling the search for alien life to the tune of $100 million.<p>During an event at the Royal Society in London earlier today, Milner was joined on stage by Stephen Hawking …

Polar Bear Secrets: Starvation is Inevitable, Say Experts

Conservationists and wildlife biologists alike are bound to be disappointed. A new study has determined that 'walking hibernation' - a fabled …

Climate Change

'Invisible' Black Leopard Spots Finally Revealed

Believe it or not, there is no true species of 'black panther' stalking the dark jungles of the world. Often, they are unusual variants of cougars, …

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Pluto flyby: NASA spacecraft sends back more stunning footage of distant planet's mountain range

NASA have released more amazing footage of the Pluto flyby.<p>The stunning video shows a simulated flyover of the planet's 11,000-ft-tall mountain range …

Solar System

20 Convincing Occurrences Of Life Outside Our Solar System - Page 4 of 5

Apollo 11 UFO Sighting<p>Astronauts on the Apollo 11 space mission claim to have seen a UFO keeping pace with their ship on the journey to the moon. …

Nearly 225,000 animals used for scientific tests in 2014

Animal rights group ‘disgusted’ by latest figures on the use of animals in Ireland<p>Mon, Jul 20, 2015, 01:00<p>Almost 225,000 animals were used in …

Administrative Law

25 Waterfalls Every Nature Lover Should Visit Before They Die

There's something about falling water that enchants us humans. Whether it's the smooth sheets of a long-exposure photograph or the raging waters of a moment captured in all its power, one thing's for sure: we. love. waterfalls.<p>This week, our love of falling water sent us on a quest to find 25 of …

Landscape Photography

Models of Sustainability: Sweden Runs Out of Garbage

<b>When Sweden runs out of its own garbage, it offers a service to the rest of garbage-bloated Europe: importing excess waste from other …

America Taking Action To Save This Animal Teetering Toward Extinction

If you're like most Americans, you've probably never heard of pangolins. Yet around the world, they are facing an unprecedented crisis. These …

10 Bizarre Quirks Of Ocean Life Caught On Film

Everybody loves <i>Shark Week</i> and the fascinating glimpses it gives us of the turmoil of life raging beneath the ocean’s tranquil surface. But sharks, …

Black Holes Get Even Weirder with New Stephen Hawking Theory

Black holes may be even weirder than scientists had thought, according to a new paper by famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.<p>The paper, which …

Physics

15 Amazing Ideas to Display Your Indoor Plants

Plants are a sign of life, vitality and freshness. They […]

Plants

Climate Seer James Hansen Issues His Direst Forecast Yet

James Hansen’s new study explodes conventional goals of climate diplomacy and warns of 10 feet of sea level rise before 2100. The good news is, we …

These strange slugs are the bunnies of the sea

But if the slug looked like a different, more commonly-thought-of-as-cute animal, well…<p>Introducing this fluffy-looking creature.<p>This is <i>Jorunna parva</i>, a species of sea slug. Measuring up to a petite 2 centimeters long (0.79 inches), this slug looks quite like a bunny with pointy ears and a fuzzy …

Zoology

Not Seen for 100 Years “Royal Turtles” Crawl Back from Extinction in Asia

14 years ago, conservationists were overjoyed to come across three “royal turtle” nests. The 3–5 females and their mates and offspring were believed …

Turtles

New Horizons craft sends new photos of Pluto's surface, including 'tail'

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- NASA's New Horizons space probe has transmitted new images that depict the surface of Pluto in great detail -- and …