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Awe-inspiring giant sequoia trees are among the largest living things on earth, but the opportunity to experience them is rare. Approximately 75 groves exist, and #GiantForest (pictured here) at #Sequoia #NationalPark in #California is one of the largest groves. Some of the largest trees are in the Giant Forest -- some of which are as tall as an average 26-story building and their diameter at the base exceeds the width of many city streets. Photo of #snow-covered sequoias by Steven M. Bumgardner from earlier this #winter.

Asteroid theory crashes and burns

John Bowler (Letters, 31 December) is puzzled why the European Space Agency keeps saying that 67P is a comet. He claims it is an asteroid and objects to the ESA’s poor science.<p>A few clues. The ESA has access to expert astronomers, and might just know what it’s talking about. The name …

Space

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>What are sinkholes and what causes them?<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in …

Tropical Cyclones

Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

Universe

What 100 Million Stars Looks Like: NASA Releases a 1.5 Gigapixel Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy

NASA has released the largest and sharpest photograph ever made of the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to ours that contains an estimated …

Chart: The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People Throughout History

How does your daily schedule compare to the 24-hour routines of some of the most famous creative individuals throughout history? Podio created the …

EFF takes issue with Apple’s developer agreement, refuses to launch mobile app for iOS

<i>EFF app for Android</i><p>The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released an app for Android devices, but announced today that it has no plans to bring the software to Apple’s iOS platform. The reason, the organization said, is that it simply cannot agree to Apple’s developer agreement.<p>The EFF …

App Store

Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed

<b>(CNN) —</b> French officials are still trying to determine what caused gunmen to attack a satirical magazine in Paris, killing 12 people. But, according to French media, the gunmen yelled, "We have avenged the Prophet!" as they stormed the office.<p>Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine attacked on …

Islam

Suburbs and the New American Poverty

More people with low incomes now live outside of cities, and some areas are ill-equipped to deal with the influx of the poor.<p>NORCROSS, Ga.—Every weekday around 3:15 p.m., a big, yellow school bus stops on Pelican Drive outside Norcross Extended Stay, near the intersection with Best Friend …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter