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A Helium-Resistant Material Could Finally Usher in The Age of Nuclear Fusion

"We were blown away by what we saw."<p>A collaboration of engineers and researchers has found a way to prevent helium, a byproduct of the fusion …

NASA says it’s hard to ignore the evidence of a ‘Planet Nine’

We might not actually know how many planets are in our solar system — and no, this isn’t a trick regarding Pluto’s status. For years, scientists have …

Astronomy

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it might be 'too late' to recover from climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientist and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said Sunday that, in the wake of devastating floods and damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, climate change had become so severe that the country "might not be able to recover."<p>In an interview on CNN's "GPS," Tyson got emotional when …

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Before It Crashes, Cassini Gave Us This Stunning View Of Saturn's Rings Up Close

Working till the last.<p>In its final three days of existence, the Cassini space probe is ensuring that NASA is really going to miss it by delivering a …

Astronomy

What causes diarrhea after drinking alcohol?

Drinking alcohol is a common activity for people in many countries, yet even moderate drinking comes with a set of side effects.<p>Many people …

Russian tanker sails through Arctic without icebreaker for first time

Climate change has thawed Arctic enough for $300m gas tanker to travel at record speed through northern sea route<p>A Russian tanker has travelled through the northern sea route in record speed and without an icebreaker escort for the first time, highlighting how climate change is opening up the high …

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You Can Search NASA’s Entire Photo Archive on This Easy-to-Use Website

NASA just launched an updated Image and Video Library website that puts the entire NASA photo archive at your fingertips, just one keyword search …

Northern Lights: 11 best places to see the aurora borealis | CNN Travel

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Photos reveal the excavation of a newly discovered Dead Sea Scrolls cave

In the more than 800 documents that make up the Dead Sea Scrolls, there are ancient copies of biblical texts, historical commentaries, hymns, recipes, and more.<p>They provide some of the most detailed knowledge we have about the Second Temple period of history, from about 530 BC to 70 AD, revealing …

Toxic algae bloom swarms Utah Lake, seeps into farm supply

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A huge toxic algae bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening …

Hubble captures spectacular shot of Crab Nebula's pulsing 'heart'

Hubble has captured the Crab Nebula's beating heart in a photograph – a swiftly spinning neutron star known as a pulsar.<p>The Hubble Telescope has …

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

Quantum Physics

The US is selling weapons to nearly half the countries in the world

Figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a monitoring group, showed that even as the total trade in weapons grew by 14 percent between 2011 and 2015, the two largest exporters, Russia and the US, managed to capture even greater portions of the pie.<p>American exports …

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

Russia to exhume murdered Tsar's father to resolve riddle of royal children

Russian investigators say they plan to exhume the remains of Tsar Alexander III, father of murdered Tsar Nicholas II, in the latest twist to authenticate the remains of the slain royal family.<p>Ex-tsar Nicholas II executed: from the archive, 22 July 1918<p>Read more<p>The move, requested by the Orthodox …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Oldest known jawbone from human genus found in Ethiopia

<b>(CNN) —</b> With the discovery of a gray, fossilized jawbone in a remote corner of Ethiopia, a student at Arizona State University may have changed our understanding of our earliest ancestors.<p>The partial lower jaw is the oldest known fossil evidence of the genus Homo, to which modern day humans belong, …

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Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Powerful earthquake rattles large swath of Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook a large swath of Alaska on Thursday morning, knocking things off shelves and causing people to …

Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes near Mammoth Lakes

A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Thursday evening six miles from Mammoth Lakes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:21 p.m. at a depth of 3.1 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 73 miles from Clovis, 75 miles from Sanger and 79 miles from …

Siberian Holes Could Be 'Visible Effect' of Global Warming, Experts Say

There's a scary answer for why Siberia is turning into Swiss cheese: Mother Nature has gas, so to speak, and we gave it to her.<p>That's the preliminary conclusion of scientists who have explored the mysterious holes that began popping up in Siberia beginning last month, some of whom have postulated …

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Seven earthquakes shake Oklahoma two days

On Saturday and Sunday in Oklahoma, there were seven earthquakes. You read that right. Not tornadoes. Earthquakes.<p>The most severe temblor registered 4.3 near Langston, the U.S. Geological Survey site showed, delivering a rumble to Logan County, north of Oklahoma City, according to the U.S. …

7,500 gallons of oil spills in Colorado river

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A storage tank damaged by recent flooding has dumped 7,500 gallons of crude oil into the Poudre River near Windsor, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) reported late Friday afternoon.<p>"At this time we know of no drinking water intakes affected by this …

Antarctic glaciers melting 'passed point of no return'

The vast glaciers of western Antarctica are rapidly melting and losing ice to the sea and almost certainly have "passed the point of no return," according to new work by two separate teams of scientists.<p>The likely result: a rise in global sea levels of 4 feet or more in the coming centuries, says …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

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The tar sands horror story you weren’t supposed to hear

Toxic emissions forced a family out of their home — and Big Oil tried to buy their silence<p>The oil industry was willing to pay big money to keep this one quiet. Instead, ThinkProgress has the heartbreaking story of a family forced out of Alberta by the exploitation of Canada's oil sands (the ones …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …