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Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Mind Roamed the Cosmos

Stephen W. Hawking, the Cambridge University physicist and best-selling author who roamed the cosmos from a wheelchair, pondering the nature of gravity and the origin of the universe and becoming an emblem of human determination and curiosity, died early Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England. …

Physics

The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change

<b>Norway is boosting the flood defences of its Global Seed Vault on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard after water entered the entrance tunnel last year.</b><p>The storage facility, deep inside a mountain, is designed to preserve the world's crops from future disasters.<p>Unseasonably high temperatures last …

Global Warming

Trump's intel agencies tell Congress that climate change poses national security threats

Each year the intelligence community puts together a "Worldwide Threat Assessment" report, and it inevitably scares the hell out of Congress and the …

Scientists warn thawing soil could suddenly unleash deadly pathogens unseen in centuries

Humans have fought viruses for centuries. We struck a temporary winning blow with the discovery of penicillin, but now we’re watching bacteria …

Global Warming

Scientists just uncovered some troubling news about Greenland’s most enormous glacier

The largest glacier in Greenland is even more vulnerable to sustained ice losses than previously thought, scientists have reported.<p>Jakobshavn glacier, responsible for feeding flotillas of icebergs into the Ilulissat icefjord — and possibly for unleashing the iceberg that sank the Titanic — is an …

Global Warming

Trump’s Defense Secretary Cites Climate Change as National Security Challenge

Updated (Mar. 16, 2017):Our story on March 13 concerning Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ views on the relationship between climate change and …

National Security

Up to half of the Arctic’s melt might be totally natural

But climate change is still responsible for the rest<p>Scientists have known for a while that the Arctic is melting. The signs are everywhere—from the famed Alaskan Iditarod course being moved multiple times due to lack of snow, to the emergence of starving polar bears with nowhere to hunt.<p>But while …

Global Warming

The EPA's science office just removed the word 'science' from its mission statement

These changes and others have been documented by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI). On March 7, EDGI shared this deletion with the New Republic and Gretchen Gehrke, a member of the EDGI website tracking team, provided some commentary on the change.<p>"This is probably the most …

Scott Pruitt
Climate Change

NASA is giving away these awesome futuristic posters of the cosmos

What would it be like to tour our solar system and beyond?<p>Check out them out below below.<p>You can download the high-resolution PDFs for free here and print them out.

Posters

Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet | Caltech

Caltech researchers have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The object, which the …

National Geographic Travel

This Gear Took Us Around The World

What clothes, computer, ice axe, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site fall back on when he's going to be going up …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Orbital's Antares rocket makes test flight

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/972000/972031_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522351347_baca41a8adc94ca93482f992bae318b2<p><b>A new rocket has launched from the US eastern seaboard to prove its readiness to help service the International Space Station (ISS).</b><p>The …

Space Exploration

Life on Mars to become a reality in 2023, Dutch firm claims

A few months before he died, Carl Sagan recorded a message of hope to would-be Mars explorers, telling them: "Whatever the reason you're on Mars is, …

Fit travel: 20 epic adventures to tackle in your 20s

20. Mountain Bike Lake Tahoe’s Rim Trail<p>There’s no better rush than speeding down a single track on a mountain bike, and if you ask us, the High …

Muscle Man's Protein Pancakes Recipe

We all grew up on pancakes, but once we became more conscious of our physiques, we ditched them. Now’s the time, however, to bring this childhood …