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America's worst national parks

It’s always fun to come up with rankings for the “best of” travel – and within the majesty of America’s national park system, there is always a spirited competition between the likes of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, and the Tetons, all of which I’ve enjoyed visiting multiple times.<p>But enough of …

Digital Trends’ Top Tech of CES 2015 nominees

Fashionistas have New York Fashion week, car nuts have the Detroit Auto Show, and tech enthusiasts have the International Consumer Electronics in Las …

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …

NASA Kepler Finds Milky Way's Oldest Known Earth-Mass Planets

Intelligent life in our Milky Way Galaxy may have gotten a gigantic head start, say astronomers who confirmed the detection of low-mass, rocky planets around a star that’s at least 11.2 billion years old, or more than twice the age of our own solar system.<p>In a paper recently published in <i>The</i> …

New Milky Way Neighbor Discovered --"May Be a Huge Number of Dwarf Galaxies Out There"

The image above is a negative image of the galaxy, KKs 3, made using the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the Hubble Space Telescope. The core of the …

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

Cure for memory loss could be on the horizon

Breakthrough study could hold the key to ending memory loss and offer a lifeline to Alzheimer's sufferers<p>Birthdays, passwords, colleagues' names. At some point everybody struggles to remember something important.<p>For Alzheimer's sufferers the feeling is a relentless onslaught as cherished memories …

Underskin Digital Tattoos Are The Next Wearable Tech

Wearable tech is becoming more and more popular. With inventions like FitBit and the Apple Watch, society is getting used to having tiny computers on …

Wearable Tech

US reportedly asks China to help curb North Korea's cyberattack abilities

The Obama administration has asked China for help with curbing North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks like the one federal officials say crippled Sony Pictures, according to a published report.<p>The New York Times reports that the White House requested help from Beijing in recent days, but the …

Zap&Go supercapacitor charger juices up in 5 minutes

Zap&Go is a small charger bid as the first graphene supercapacitor charger designed for smartphones and tablets, as well as any similar devices like …

Here's what happens when you enter a black hole

In Christopher Nolan's latest film, "Interstellar," actor Matthew McConaughey dives into a black hole. Although Nolan and the special effects team, guided by a prestigious theoretical astrophysicist, Kipp Thorne, produced one of the most scientifically accurate visuals of a black hole for the film, …

Buying an iPhone 6: One of the Worst Decisions You Can Make

Was it just me or did the hype train feel a bit derailed this year when Apple announced the launch of their iPhone 6? Maybe it’s the fact that every …

Mobile Technology

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

Find Local Deals and Reviews for Restaurants, Dentists, Bars, Spa, Salons, Massage, Events, Services in Your City

Upgrade your favorite coffee-lovers' at-home setup with ideas from this list of 10 coffee accessories.<p>Most spas will try to upsell on your spa …

Mountain-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth, says scientist

A Russian scientist has discovered a huge asteroid '2014 UR116' passes Earth every three years<p>A mountain-sized asteroid which crosses paths with the Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.<p>Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Human foetus cells injected into baby mice to create ‘supermouse’

A 'supermouse' which is four times smarter than normal mice has been created by scientists by an injection of human brain cells<p>The cells from a human foetus have been injected into baby mice to create animals which have brains that are half human.<p>Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical …

The Hunt for Colossal "Quark" Stars --Do They Exist? (Holiday Weekend Feature)

Recent research suggests that neutron stars may gradually transform into 'strange' stars - i.e. in stars made up primarily from the 'strange' quark. …

Supermassive Black Hole Sagittarius A*

I Saw Humans On Mars, Claims A Former NASA Employee

Since a long time, astronomers are busy finding evidence of extra-terrestrial life. And when it comes to finding life on planets other than the …

The last unmapped places on Earth

Have we mapped the whole planet? As Rachel Nuwer discovers, there are mysterious, poorly charted places everywhere, but not for the reasons you might think.<p>In 1504, an anonymous mapmaker – most likely an Italian – carved a meticulous depiction of the known world into two halves of conjoined ostrich …

'Blade Runner' Sequel Will Proceed Without Ridley Scott - Unbound Worlds

I’ve love Ridley Scott’s work. He’s a man of extraordinary vision and imagination, and takes a lot of chances. His creative gambles have been …

Independence Day 2 confirmed, without Will Smith

The sequel to the 1996 sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day is set for release in summer 2016<p>A sequel to Independence Day, Roland Emmerich's 1996 sci-fi epic starring Will Smith, has been confirmed for production by 20th Century Fox.<p>Dean Devlin, producer of the original film – who will retain his …

Single Layers of Carbon Could Make Armor Stronger Than Steel

<i>Materials scientist Edwin "Ned" Thomas, left, dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, and Jae-Hwang Lee hold a polymer encasing bullets, the focus of a previous experiment. (Photo Credit: Tommy LaVergne/Rice University)</i><p>Single layers of carbon just one atom thick can be …

NASA worker claims to have seen humans walking on Mars in 1979

A woman who claims to be a former NASA employee claims to have seen evidence of the most monumental cover-up in space history in 1979 – as she saw …

Poll: Which Sci-FI Planet/Moon Would You Move To? - Unbound Worlds

I finished <b>Golden Son</b> by Pierce Brown several months ago.<p>And loved it.<p>Part of the reason is the civilization that Pierce has created. How mankind has …

NASA Reveals Its Most Amazing View of Jupiter's Moon Europa

A reprocessed picture shows off the amazing colors of Europa, a mysterious ice-covered moon of Jupiter, as they have never been seen before.<p>The original observations were collected by the Galileo spacecraft, which explored Jupiter and its moons from orbit in the 1990s. NASA officials reprocessed …

Astronomy