Crystal Lubinsky

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Hear me now? 'Strong signal' from sun-like star sparks alien speculation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronomers engaged in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) are training their instruments on a star around 94 light years from Earth after a very strong signal was detected by a Russian telescope.<p>An international team of researchers is now examining the radio signal and its …

Aliens

NASA Probe To Investigate Asteroid That Could Eventually Hit Earth

This asteroid is fascinating, but potentially deadly.<p>NASA is sending a probe to an asteroid that could one day hit Earth.<p>Bennu is a remarkable object …

Vitamin found to delay aging process in organs

An international study, published in the journal Science has led to a promising breakthrough in the field of anti-aging medicine. A vitamin called …

Stem Cells

Braving a 'cursed' temple tourists are too scared to visit

When a student in Delhi dared BBC Pop Up to visit a "cursed" temple after dark, the team wanted to find out more.<p>Local officials in the western state of Rajasthan say tourists are put off visiting the 12th Century Kiradu temple complex because of a local legend.<p>Christian Parkinson and Vikas Pandey …

How To Pick A Lock With Just A Hairpin

Editor's Blog Photo credit: NightHawkInLight/YouTubeWe’ve all seen the movies where a lock is poked around with a hairpin and the door miraculously …

Testing the Multiverse: Beyond the Limits of Science? (Op-Ed)

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

Confronting the Multiverse: What 'Infinite Universes' Would Mean

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "</i><i>Closer to Truth</i><i>," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

Dark Matter

Gorgeous New NASA Image Shows Earth 'Rising' Over The Moon

A reminder that our little planet is pretty dang beautiful.<p>NASA released a stunning image on Friday appearing to show Earth “rising” over the horizon of the moon.<p>The image was captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a robotic spacecraft that has been orbiting the moon since 2009. Usually, …

Every era needs its myth cycle. Star Wars is ours | Matthew d’Ancona

The excitement over The Force Awakens shows how powerfully heroic legends still seize our imagination<p>“That story will never appear on screen again. It’s finished. It’s complete.” So George Lucas told me in an interview 10 years ago: RIP Star Wars. Our meeting was pegged to the release of the saga’s …

Maternal exposure to anti-depressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>National reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A new study provides some of the strongest evidence yet that using an antidepressant like Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft during the final two trimesters of pregnancy may be linked to a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder for the …

Autism

So You're Going To Meet The Pope ... A Primer On The Pontiff

You probably won't be one of the few souls to meet Pope Francis on his visit to the U.S. next week. But hey, it could happen, and if it does, don't you want to be ready?<p>Here's a primer on what you need to know so, at the very least, you'll be well-prepared for small talk <i>about</i> him, if not to</b> …

What a ‘Tree of 40 Fruit’ Tells Us About Agricultural Evolution

The Plate<p>Compass, Mirabelle, Long John, and Early Golden—they’re not a fleet of ships headed for the high seas. These are actually a few of the plum varieties artist Sam Van Aken worked with while creating his “Tree of 40 Fruit,” which as its name suggests, bears 40 varieties of stone fruit, …

You can’t understand Pope Francis without Juan Perón — and Evita

By Nick Miroff<p>Nick Miroff<p>Reporter covering immigration enforcement, drug trafficking and the Department of Homeland Security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>BUENOS AIRES — A few years ago, when he was not yet Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, visited the convent where he …

Buenos Aires

The Inhuman Anthropocene – Avidly

Recently, a study appeared in the journal <i>Nature</i> proposing a previously unsuggested start date for the Anthropocene: 1610 CE. It may seem, at first, a …

Anthropocene

WATCH: This Map Shows How Indo-European Languages May Have Evolved

Here's where our modern languages came from.<p>This fascinating animated map provides one of the best demonstrations we've seen of how modern …

Proportional Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages

“A world of languages” is a fascinating infographic created by Alberto Lucas Lopéz for the South China Morning Post. On his website Lopéz …

Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

Cosmic first: European spacecraft lands on comet

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — Landing with a bounce after traveling 4 billion miles, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully …

Lasers Reveal Underground 'Super Henge'

The mysteries surrounding Stonehenge just got deeper. Literally.<p>Near the prehistoric Stonehenge monument, archeologists have found the buried traces of a "super henge" more than 4,900 feet in circumference. That's about as big around as the Astrodome and Cowboys Stadium combined -- and 14 times …