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Giant Impact May Have Created Mars' Moons

Mars may have gained its two tiny moons after an asteroid-size object slammed into the surface of the Red Planet. New models suggest that an object …

Astronomy

Which Is Scarier: Space or the Ocean? Experts Finally Settle the Score

The ultimate question, answered.<p>One day, you’ll be at the aquarium trying to appreciate the Hawksbill sea turtle or a family of otters, and it’ll …

Marine Conservation

How Would We Know If Intelligent Life Existed on Earth Before Humans?

Reptilian menaces called Silurians evolved on Earth before humankind — at least in the "Doctor Who" rendition of the universe. But science fiction …

Neutrons

San Francisco’s Big Seismic Gamble

The city’s building code does not protect its people from earthquakes nearly as much as you might think.

San Francisco

California community calls for help after inundated by tumbleweeds

TUMBLEWEED INVASION: High Desert homes practically buried in tumbleweeds due to fierce winds https://abc7.la/2vk59vP pic.twitter.com/2mYjmXDxZL<p>12 …

Mutated Plastic-Munching Enzyme Accidentally Created During Lab Experiment

A couple of years ago, scientists discovered an enzyme in a waste recycling center in Japan that digests plastic. During a recent experiment to …

Pollution

13-year-old finds Viking king’s massive treasure trove

BERLIN — Hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets linked to the era of Danish King Harald Gormsson have been found on the …

Archaeology

Asteroid impact triggered the rise of the dinosaurs

According to scientists, the era of the dinosaurs ended about 66 millions ago with the impact of a massive asteroid. However, what is less discussed …

Paleontology

Weekend Asteroid Flyby Confirms We're Worrying About the Wrong Space Rocks

An asteroid approximately the size of a football field flew close by Earth only a day after it was first spotted this weekend. This near miss is a …

Asteroids

Tourists find bullet-riddled body on Acapulco beach

Chilling pictures of a man lying dead in the sand in crime-plagued Acapulco encapsulate the brutal violence gripping the once-idyllic tourist hotspot …

Mexico

Supertides Are Pushing All of Earth's Continents Together Once More

The Pacific is shrinking.<p>Earth's crust is made up of fractured slabs of rock, like a broken shell on an egg. These plates move around at speeds of …

Earth Science

Prominent LGBTQ Lawyer Sets Self On Fire In 'Protest Suicide' Of Climate Change

David Buckel, a prominent LGBTQ civil rights attorney, fatally set himself on fire at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York, early Saturday morning.<p>He was 60 years old.<p>In a suicide note left near his body, Buckel said he had used “fossil fuel” to ignite the fire and wanted his death to symbolize what …

LGBTQI

Bathroom hand dryers spraying poop on your hands, study finds

A recent study found bathroom hand dryers are pretty gross.<p>A study by the scientists at the University of Connecticut found hand dryers in men's and women’s bathrooms blew bacteria onto hands including fecal matter.<p>The study, published in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology Journal, stated …

Microbiology

Croatia showcases lovebird storks to draw visitors

<b>ZAGREB:</b> Croatia is trying to attract more visitors to its stunning Adriatic coast by showcasing the enduring love story of a male stork which has …

South Africa

Contact Lenses That Darken in Sunlight Are Going to Give You Some Creepy Alien Eyes

Johnson & Johnson has teamed up with Transitions Optical, the company known for making those glasses that automatically darken when you go outside, …

Johnson & Johnson

Life expectancy varies greatly among states

How long you might live may depend on <i>where</i> you live.<p>New research suggests that if you spend your days on a sunny Hawaiian island, your life …

Obama Administration

Could You Fight Off Worms? Depends On Your Gut Microbes

Our tummies are teeming with trillions of bacteria — tiny microbes that help with little things, like digesting food, and big things, like warding off disease.<p>Those same microbes may have another purpose: waging war against worms.<p>Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis made the discovery …

Microbiology

A man donated 3 amputated toes for a Canadian hotel's cocktail

'Can we have them?' Amputee donates frozen digits to Yukon bar for 'Sourtoe Cocktail' Mmmmm! http://cbc.ca/1.4607223 pic.twitter.com/WFCGIuj3JW<p>40 …

Man warns pet owners after fish tank releases 'second deadliest' poison, hospitalizes 10

At first, Chris Matthews thought a flu bug had hit his entire family last week when they started to feel nauseous and experience eye problems at the same time. But when the family's two dogs started to show symptoms, Matthews knew something was wrong.<p>Matthews had cleaned out the aquarium inside his …

Public Health England

'Zombie Raccoons' Are Traumatizing an Ohio Town

Local cops have responded to more than a dozen calls of raccoons acting "extremely strange."<p>Raccoons exist in this weird pocket of the animal kingdom composed of adorable animals that look cute but are actually mean as fuck. Up to this point, humans and raccoons have reached something of a truce …

Cute

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Black Holes

There's One Letter In The Alphabet That Almost No One Can Write

It’s a letter everyone can read, but a new study finds almost no one can write it.<p>The lowercase letter “g” has two forms: the “opentail” one most people use, and the “looptail” form commonly seen in print and online in fonts such as Times New Roman and Calibri:<p>Researchers from Johns Hopkins …

Johns Hopkins University

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Geology

Teens snort condoms then pull them through mouths in disturbing new trend

Tide Pods are so January.<p>Now teens are taking on an even grosser challenge in pursuit of Internet fame — and this one is making stomachs turn, as it is as disgusting as it is dangerous.<p>The latest challenge involves snorting a condom up one nostril, inhaling, and finally pulling it from the throat …

Trends

No swimming? 11-foot alligator pulled from family's pool

Cars, furniture, critters. You just never know what might be taking up space in one of Florida’s many thousands of outdoor swimming pools.In Sarasota …

Alligator

Arnold Schwarzenegger Declares 'I'm Back' After Waking up From Heart Surgery

Few entertainers so closely mirror their trademark characters as well as esteemed <i>Terminator</i> and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger. …

Heart Surgery

Google Maps is adding a Where’s Waldo? mini-game for the next week

Starting today and continuing on for the next week, Google is bringing <i>Where’s Waldo?</i> to Google Maps. On Android, iOS, and the desktop, you’ll see Waldo pop up in his signature red and white stripes and give you a friendly wave. From there, just tap or click on him and you’ll see the option to play …

Android News

Florida beachgoers discover 'holy grail of shipwrecks' after remains of 18th century ship wash ashore

Part of a centuries-old old sailing ship washed ashore on Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida overnight Tuesday, local officials said.<p>Julie Turner and her 8-year-old son Patrick first came across the ship early Wednesday, Tonya Creamer of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum told Fox News. …

Archaeology

Man’s beer belly turns out to be 30-pound cancerous tumor

Doctors estimated that it took 10 to 15 years for Kevin Daly's tumor to grow to its humongous size.<p>A man who thought he had a beer belly actually had …

Cancer

Chinese space station's fiery crash to Earth is due on Easter Sunday

Out-of-control Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, is predicted to reenter Earth's atmosphere at 11:30am BST (6:33am ET) on Easter Sunday.

Space Exploration