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Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface, shown below.<p>But no longer.<p>NASA announced the answer to the conundrum Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water.<p>Most mysterious about these …

Saltwater

Nasa and ESA target 'Didymoon' for asteroid deflection test

Nasa and the European Space Agency are working together on a mission that will test their abilities to change the course of an asteroid by hitting it …

Cabinet ministers' email hacked by Isil spies

Intelligence agency investigation discovers extremists linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have been targeting information held by some of David Cameron’s most senior ministers<p>Jihadists in Syria have hacked into ministerial email accounts in a sophisticated espionage operation …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Over 5,000 swimmers rescued from rough water at L.A., O.C. beaches

Lifeguards rescued more than 5,000 people overcome by high surf and dangerous rip currents at beaches in Los Angeles and Orange counties over the Labor Day weekend.<p>In Los Angeles County, the hot temperatures and warm water brought more than 3.2 million visitors to area beaches. Although the sand …

Governor, top lawmakers ready to modify climate change measure as negotiations continue

Facing resistance from even some fellow Democrats, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders were scrambling Tuesday to find a compromise on a controversial bill that embodies some of the governor's most ambitious environmental goals.<p>With the end of this year's legislative session set for Friday, …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Consuelo Wonderland

Lady killer 'Shawshank' escapee 'charmed female prison worker'

Two murderers who escaped from a maximum security jail may have had help from a female prison employee in what was an inside job<p>Two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison may have had help from a female prison worker one of them had charmed.<p>The woman was questioned as a …

Could seaplanes be the future of transatlantic flight? | CNN Travel

Opinion: New tech money is destroying the streets of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The City by the Bay is famous for its steep hills, clanging cable cars, enveloping fog and stately Victorian-era …

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …

Why You Should Stop Multitasking and Start Singletasking

Multitasking is a myth, but there is a better way<p>Multitasking doesn’t work. In fact, it decreases your productivity by as much as 40%. In addition to …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

NASA's New 10-Engine Drone Is Half Chopper, Half Plane

Planes and helicopters have their strengths and weaknesses. Planes are fast and can carry a lot of stuff a long way, while helicopters are slow but …

Manny Pacquiao laments injury after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Manny Pacquiaosaid after his Saturday night loss toFloyd Mayweather Jr.that he was hampered by a sore right shoulder that had been injured in training camp and was re-aggravated in the third round.<p>Pacquiao's performance in the 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 unanimous-decision loss at the MGM Grand Hotel …

Boxing

Dawn Spacecraft Enters Science Orbit Around Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn probe has reached its first science orbit at Ceres, marking the start of the spacecraft's serious scrutiny of the mysterious dwarf planet.<p>…

Why Are These Weird Blue Jellyfish Washing Up on Oregon's Beaches?

Thousands of Velella velella jellyfish, aka "by the wind sailors," have met a stinky end.<p>​In recent days, the Oregon and Washington coastlines have seen an onslaught of strange, beautiful blue jellyfish. Properly known as Velella velella, the creatures are blanketing beaches by the thousands, …

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Pets

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

By Jay Cassano4 minute Read<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health …

Happiness