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Strong Solar Flare Headed Toward Earth

A strong solar flare is barreling toward Earth at 2.5 million miles per hour, but scientists say its worst effects will likely bypass the planet when …

Ancient Species Of Penguin Would Have Been Taller Than Humans

Imagine a human-sized penguin.<p>That might not be far-fetched: A recent fossil find in Antarctica sheds light on an ancient species of penguin that measured at least 6 feet tall and weighed around 250 pounds.<p>(Story continues below.)<p>Carolina Acosta Hospitaleche of the La Plata Museum in Argentina has …

Triple Monster Black Hole Discovered

Sometimes big, bad things comes in threes, including jumbo black holes.<p>The discovery of a trio of jumbo black holes circling the center of a distant galaxy, reported by astronomers on Wednesday, suggests that pairs or triplets of such monsters may be surprisingly common.<p>Astronomers have learned …

Science Shows Why Peeing In The Pool Is Even Yuckier Than You Thought

In the summertime, when the weather is fine, you may have swimming on your mind. A swimming pool dip can cool you off. But some other bodily functions may produce unhealthy chemical reactions. Urinating in a chlorinated pool can lead to small amounts of chemicals that might irritate your lungs, …

Hidden 'Ocean' Discovered Deep Underground Near Earth's Core

We may have another "ocean" to add to the world map -- only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet's surface.<p>A new study suggests that a hidden "ocean" is nestled in the Earth's mantle some 400 miles beneath North America. The hidden reservoir, apparently locked in a blue …

Scientists condemn 'crazy, dangerous' creation of deadly airborne flu virus

Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain that killed an estimated 50m people in an experiment labelled as "crazy" by opponents.<p>US researchers said the experiments were crucial for understanding the public health risk posed by viruses …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

New diabetes statistics show rising tide of disease

Driven by surging obesity, an aging population and doubly high risks among blacks and Latinos, the American epidemic of diabetes has leaped to historic heights in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Diabetes mellitus now afflicts 29 million Americans -- …

Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon

The sun unleashed two X-class solar flares in the span of one hour and 10 minutes Tuesday morning, and there is a good chance that more may be coming soon.<p>Solar flares are big bursts of radiation that come from dark areas of the sun called sunspots. An X-class solar flare is the most powerful of …

Astronomy

A Spaceship For The Sea

This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.<p>Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. Which helps explain the grand vision of the French architect Jacques Rougerie, who’s designed an ocean-going laboratory that …

What Happens To A Human Who Spends A Month Under The Sea?

Fabien Cousteau and his team are setting out to break the record for living in an underwater habitat.<p>On June 1st, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, swam down to the last existing undersea habitat research lab in the world, Aquarius, in the Florida Keys. He'll live there for 31 days, …

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