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Got 5 minutes? Learn to see Saturn

June, July and August are especially good months for viewing Saturn in 2017. But you can find Saturn in May, 2017, too, especially when the moon …

Save the Polar Bear—Today Especially

It’s International Polar Bear today, so if you live within shouting distance of the Arctic Circle, hug the closest polar bear. (Actually do not do …

International Space Station Crew Discusses Life in Space with Temple University

Closest, brightest supernova in decades is also a little weird, say astronomers

Analysis of the supernova discovered last month is suggesting to Berkeley scientists that what we think of as ‘normal’ supernovae behavior is …

The world's oldest cheese has been found buried with Chinese mummies

In a finding that puts even the most well-aged cheese to shame, researchers say they've discovered the world's oldest variety — dating way back to 1615 BC — buried with ancient mummies in China.<p>As <i>USA Today</i> reports, the cheese was found in clumps on the bodies of well-preserved mummies (including …

Exclusive: Inside Google's Quest To Bring Polar Bears To You

Every fall, polar bears migrate to the shores of the Hudson Bay and wait, a little longer each year, for the ice to refreeze. Street View collected imagery from their journey across the tundra. Here's why that's important.<p>Two hundred yards from the Churchill Airport in Manitoba, Canada, John Gunter …

Antarctica

Great Lakes are mostly frozen

Ice cover on North America’s Great Lakes reached 88 percent in mid-February 2014, levels not observed since 1994.<p>Ice cover on North America’s Great …

The atomic clocks that keep satellites and your smartphone on time

The US Naval Observatory is home to a set of incredibly precise atomic clocks that record America's official time. Its clocks are relied upon for a vast range of functions, from providing the time on your smartphone lock screen to keeping GPS satellites accurate in their calculations. The clocks, …

See the Double Cluster in Perseus

Tonight, find the gorgeous Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus. It’s a wonderful sight to see, assuming your sky is dark. To see it at this …

The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, review

Michio Kaku's latest is a mind-bending study of the possibilities of the brain<p><b>Quadriplegics move artificial limbs with the mind</b>. Video games are directly controlled by the power of thought. A monkey’s brain connected to the internet can control an avatar on a video screen or a robot half a world …

No new moon for February 2014

In nearly all months, the moon goes through all four major phases – new, first quarter, full, last quarter. February 2014 doesn’t have a new …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most stunning images from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a leopard’s daring escape and a scene with two very different Londons.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Iced-up airliners and a violent Sun<p>Dancing F-16s and a view of the Universe<p>A rocket’s slow crawl and a spectacular volcano<p>A …

Photos

Rise of Venus and Milky Way over Singapore

Photographer Justin Ng told us it has been his dream to capture the Milky Way over light-polluted Singapore. This morning, he finally did it.<p>Check …

Northern Lights display in pictures - Telegraph

Nuclear fusion: The ‘most complex machine ever built’

Our pick of the week from around the web, including the quest for nuclear fusion, the invasion of the taxi snatchers and new uses for Bitcoin.<p>Cognitive science explained<br>Jason Shepherd | The Conversation | 27 February 2014<br>Brisk tour of current research. There may be effective treatments for …

Video: How wolves change rivers

Do yourself a favor and watch this video on how wolves change rivers. It will make you happy.<p>When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National …

A Strong Sex Life Helps Couples Cope With The Trials Of Aging

Health problems can put a strain on a marriage at any age. But as we get older, chronic illnesses can make it even tougher to keep the spark alive.<p>Scientists at the University of Chicago have uncovered one way couples can offset the stresses of illness and aging: more physical intimacy.<p>Couples who …

Fast ice: rescue from Antarctica - video

After a month aboard a Russian research ship, <b>Alok Jha</b> and <b>Laurence Topham</b> found themselves trapped in the grip of the ice – and an international row over whether the expedition should have been there in the first place<p>Published: 28 Feb 2014<p>The dramatic rescue of 52 people from a ship in the …

A Waterwheel That Picks Up Floating Trash

Down, dirty, and wet<p>This spring, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will become home to the first permanent waterwheel-powered trash interceptor. With energy from the Jones Falls River current and solar panels, the floating device sweeps litter up a conveyor belt and straight into a Dumpster for easy …