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NASA finds that Pluto has blue skies and surface water ice

Move over Mars, NASA's just confirmed that Pluto, everybody's favorite Kuiper belt object/celestial punching bag, not only has expansive fields of water ice on its surface but blue skies as well. Granted Pluto has neither the thick atmosphere nor global oceans that the Earth does, so the "blue sky" …

The FBI issues warnings about an email scam that's stolen more than $1.2 billion

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) put out a pair of warnings in recent weeks regarding a fraud scheme that involves email, wire transfers, checks, and international business. The target of these schemes are businesses that work with foreign suppliers and those that perform wire transfer …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

The magic of cinema unlocked one man’s coma-bound world

An Alfred Hitchcock film helped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling, says Tom Stafford.<p>If brain injury steals your consciousness then you are in a …

The Brain

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Astronomers find star with three super-Earths

Astronomers said Thursday they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf star—one of them likely a volcanic world …

New Bionic Contact Lenses Could Make Glasses Obsolete

This could be the end of glasses.<p>Your eyesight may be about to get a huge boost if a new bionic lens makes it to market. Invented by an optometrist …

Scientists Have Developed an Eye Drop That Can Dissolve Cataracts

A whole lot better than surgery.<p>Researchers in the US have developed a new drug that can be delivered directly into the eye via an eye dropper to …

Watch This Robotic Insect Jump On Water

It’s one small jump for a water strider, one giant leap for a robot. Researchers have developed a robot inspired by how a water strider jumps on …

Robotics

This Dutch Windwheel Holds 72 Apartments And Could Power an Entire Town

This looks awesome.<p>Two years ago, researchers from Deft University of Technology in the Netherlands came up with a design for a windwheel that could …

RSA ANIMATE: The Divided Brain

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Researchers discover a 40.000 year old bracelet made by an extinct human species

Researchers have confirmed the discovery of a 40.000 year old bracelet made by an extinct human species in Siberia, Russia.<p>It is one of the most …

Anthropology

Students Invent a Condom That Changes Colour if You Have an STI

Brilliant.<p>High school students in the UK have come up with the idea of a condom that changes colour when it comes into contact with the pathogens …

Philae comet lander wakes up, says European Space Agency

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1173000/1173679_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534529670_5a3872d6d516257d4a37ca0a8d6d6747<p><b>The European Space Agency (Esa) says its comet lander, Philae, has woken up and contacted Earth.</b><p>Philae, the first spacecraft to land on a comet, was …

Space

700,000-Year-Old Horse Found in Yukon Permafrost Yields Oldest DNA Ever Decoded

The frozen remains of a <b>horse</b> more than half a million years old have reluctantly given up their genetic secrets, providing scientists with the oldest …

Scientists find way to create supersized fruit

When Spanish explorers first brought domesticated tomatoes to Europe 500 years ago, the fruit was already gigantic compared with its olive-sized wild …

Tomatoes

Lil Bub Decoded: 'LilBubome' Studies Genes of Famed Internet Cat

If you love cats, and love the Internet, there's a good chance you're already familiar with Lil Bub, the cute and unique cat at the center of a veritable media empire. You may have even seen her movie.<p>Her short stature, protruding tongue, and extra toes (a condition known as polydactylism) have …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Spanish Researchers Are Developing Bladeless Wind Turbines

Birds, rejoice!<p>A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless has come up with bladeless wind turbine technology that seeks to provide more energy for …

Live Science

Giza treasure<p>Archaeologists working at the Giza Pyramids have made several new discoveries that shed light on life at the time the pyramids were …

Scientists discover first warm-bodied fish

Researchers have discovered the first fish that can keep its entire body warm, much like mammals and birds. The opah, or moonfish, lives in deep, …

Scientists Are Turning Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

The world needs this.<p>By inexpensively turning salt water into drinking water using sustainable solar power, a team from MIT in the US has not only …