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Breakthrough Starshot successfully launch world's smallest spacecraft

The smallest spacecraft ever launched are successfully travelling in low Earth orbit and communicating with systems on Earth, scientists have announced.<p>Known as “Sprites”, the miniature satellites are just 3.5cm x 3.5cm and carry radios, sensors and computers, with each device powered by sunlight …

Universe

The International Space Station has a cute camera drone

The Int-Ball from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency captures video and still images, and it can move autonomously or under remote control from Earth.<p>The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) released images and video Friday from the JEM Internal Ball Camera -- Int-Ball for short -- an …

Drones

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

Resurrecting Ancient Wines That Can Survive Climate Change

A Catalan winery is preparing for the industry’s future by reviving its past.<p>The Spanish region of Catalonia is proud of its traditions. The official language, Catalan, has thrived for centuries, despite the establishment of Spanish as the rest of the country’s official language in the 1700s.</i> …

This ancient one-ton crocodile had steak knives for teeth

Rawr.<p>Move over <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i>: There’s a new prehistoric carnivore in town. Meet the <i>Razanandrongobe sakalavae</i>, an ancient crocodile from Madagascar measuring as much as 20 feet long by 5 feet wide. Razana’s name comes from the native Malagasy for “giant lizard ancestor from Sakalava.” This croc …

Paleontology

The Heat Is On: New Paper Depicts NASA’s Plan For A Lunar Station

The race to colonize our solar system and beyond is in full swing. There’s already an agreement between China and the European Space Agency (ESA) to …

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

Scientists Have Uncovered The Atomic Structure of a Key Alzheimer's Protein For The First Time

This is huge.<p>For the first time, scientists have revealed the chemical structure of one of the key markers of Alzheimer's disease, capturing …

The World’s Biggest Airport Will Open in 2019

The airport will cost $12 billion.<p>Beijing‘s new airport is set to be the world’s biggest, according to Reuters.<p>The Beijing New Airport, opening in …

The US will be unrecognizable by the end of this century

Miserably hot summers are not the worst problem we face in the coming decades. Rising seas, an uptick in hurricanes and wildfires, and more invasive insects are already beginning to transform the United States.<p><i>Ali Sundermier contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

$1.2B George Lucas museum approved - CNN Style

George Lucas

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Italy is giving away over 100 castles for free – there’s only one catch

Italy is giving away more than 100 historic castles, farmhouses and monasteries for free in an effort to breathe new life into its disused public …

Italy

Here's How To Fly Around The World For $1,200

When my friends and clients with Yore Oyster see me flying around the world so cheaply, they always want to know how. Justifiably so—if I saw someone taking $5 flights from Dubai to Manila, or flying from Asia to North America for $75, I’d be pretty curious too. The answer I give them is always …

Asia Travel

Scientists Have Reversed Age-Related Blindness by Deliberately Infecting Eyes With a Virus

Symptoms almost completely disappeared.<p>A small and preliminary clinical trial has found that injecting a common cold-like virus into the eyes of …

This Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Is One in a Billion

He was digging for oil. What he struck instead is far more interesting.<p>Six years ago, a heavy machine operator was stripping away soft sandstone rock …

Dinosaurs were minutes away from surviving extinction, researchers say

If the massive asteroid that smashed into present-day Yucatan hit the Atlantic Ocean or somewhere else, the scientists maintain, the rock would have …

Eating cheese does not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, researchers find

Following a recent surge in reports on the health benefits of cheese, there's more good dairy-related news.<p>New research, which reviewed 29 different …

'Baby Dragon' Found In China Is The Newest Species Of Dinosaur

Meet <i>Beibeilong sinensis,</i> the most recently identified dinosaur species.<p>The name means "baby dragon from China." The dinosaur had massive feathered wings and a birdlike skull. It probably looked most like a cassowary, flightless birds slightly smaller than an ostrich.<p>But the <i>Beibeilong</i> was much …

Dinosaurs

Prince, one year on: what have we learned about the singer since his death?

Prince’s death at the age of 57, a year ago today, was not artfully stage-managed like David Bowie’s. There was no elegant album release to act as the final wave goodbye at the end of a glorious career. Twelve months on, the reasons for Prince’s death, the fate of his estate and the likelihood of …

Synthpop

Submersible drone gives us a peek at what’s hiding under the sea

A drone-sailboat-submarine-Bond villain’s wet dream could be the key to getting an unprecedented look at the world’s oceans — and all it needs is sun and water.<p>The Submaran 10 is a hybrid device created by marine tech company Ocean Aero. It can function both as a sailboat-like water done and as a …

How a Cannabis Expert Sneaks Weed Past the TSA

So you’re about to hop on a plane, but you want to bring your legally acquired medical marijuana product with you on the flight. It’s a very sticky …

Underwater waterfall and 12 other Mauritius must-sees | CNN Travel

Mauritius

An Entire River in Canada Has Vanished in The Space of Just 4 Days

We've never seen this before.<p>For the first time in modern history, scientists have observed an entire river disappear in the space of days.<p>The …

'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn has made up his mind about 'Vol. 3'

Your favorite bunch of a-holes will return, and so will their faithful captain.<p><i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> and <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> writer and …

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We May Be Able to Build a Rocket That Can Go 99.999% the Speed of Light

Theoretical Spacecrafts<p>Theoretical physics often lifts the sanctions we set on our own imaginations. Whether it’s exploring the possibility of warp …

Forget sponges: The earliest animals were marine jellies

One of the longest-running controversies in evolutionary biology has been, 'What was the oldest branch of the animal family tree?' Was it the …

Inside the Willy Wonka Factory for Healthy Foods

The Organic Food Incubator bridges the gap between back-of-the-napkin visions and grocery store shelves.<p>We have coworking spaces in every neighborhood, startup clubs, and members-only houses for laptopping by the pool, but what if your new business idea involves mashing up wild mushrooms or brewing …

New York may become the largest state to offer free public college this year

A $163 billion budget agreement could result in New York becoming the largest state to offer free tuition at all public colleges and universities, …