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Scientist find that 80 percent of all light in the Universe is missing

According to observations made by the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on board the Hubble Space Telescope, the Universe is <i>missing</i> 80 percent of all its …

5 Visions That Showed Nikola Tesla Was Ahead of His Time

Modern society owes a lot to Nikola Tesla.<p>The Serbian-American scientist's inventions led to the radios and power grids used today. Over the course …

Before You Get Too Excited About The Titanosaur, Listen To This Guy

Science writer Brian Switek responds to the recent discovery of bones that many say are from the largest dinosaur ever. Switek disputes the claim, explaining why a statement like that can't be made.<p>Transcript<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>It was as long as two trucks with a trailer, each …

How Mountains In Our Solar System Compare [Infographic]

Good luck scaling Olympus Mons on Mars<p>Hawaii's Mauna Kea is a gigantic mountain—but it doesn't quite stack up to some of the other landforms in our solar system. Here's a look at our neighbors' most impressive peaks.<p>_This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of _Popular Science.

Climate Change Already Having Wide-Ranging Effects On U.S., Report Finds

People are already grappling with drought, heat, flooding, and sea level rise.<p>When it comes to climate change, the future is now; it no longer makes sense to (solely) talk about potential impacts in the future, since it is already having a wide range of effects in the United States, according to a …

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Thuban is a former Pole Star

Thuban was the Pole Star some 5,000 years ago, when the Egyptians were building the pyramids.<p>Thuban is not a particularly bright star, but it holds a …

Astronomy

Dinosaur dubbed 'chicken from hell' was armed and dangerous

Feathered beast, Anzu wyliei, was built for speed, measured three metres from beak to tail and had long, sharp claws<p>The fossilised remains of a bizarre, bird-like dinosaur, nicknamed the "chicken from hell" by scientists, have been unearthed in the US.<p>The 66-million-year-old feathered beast would …

Hello, Neanderthal! Yes, This Means You.

Their lives were nasty, brutish and short—and so were they, as it turns out. But our close evolutionary cousins the Neanderthals had plenty of …

Canadian disaster-relief team moving ‘incredibly fast,’ Baird says

Ottawa has sent a disaster-response team to help with typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.<p>Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team, known as DART, is made up of Canadian Forces personnel who are trained to respond quickly to humanitarian emergencies abroad. The team's most recent deployment …

Is climate change to blame for Typhoon Haiyan?

The Philippines has been hit by 24 typhoons in the past year but the power of Haiyan was off the scale, killing thousands and leaving millions homeless. Is there even worse devastation to come?<p>Just as the world was beginning to take in the almost unimaginable devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan, …

Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster

A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs," "panic" and "looting."<p>This poison is being …

Philippines Typhoons Disproportionately Kill Baby Girls

Trauma of Philippines typhoon kids

‘Business as Usual, Without Our Roof’: Rebuilding After Haiyan

<b>Correction appended: Nov. 26, 2013, 11:55 p.m. E.T.</b><p>The wind thundered in Annabell Coyoca’s ears. It shook the walls and stripped sheets of metal from …

The Philippines government will limit coastal rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan

Philippines President Benigno Aquino will restrict construction on some of the country’s coastline after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed half a million homes and killed thousands, a move that could dramatically improve the country’s resilience to the next major storm. “Part of the President’s orders is to …

Weather

Philippines disaster relief: what do you want to know?

In the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan, tell us your views about fundraising efforts and what you would like to ask aid workers<p>Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines two weeks ago, is believed to be one of the deadliest in the country's history. The category-five super-typhoon, which whipped up …

The New Space Race: Privatization Drives Competition

Once limited to publicly funded government projects, space travel and exploration is increasingly open to private companies. The much-discussed space …

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

Hair Dryer Cooking: From S'mores To Crispy Duck

Have a hankering for s'mores but not near a fire? Grab your hair dryer. Credit: Morgan Walker/NPR<p>This past year, we've introduced you to some wacky cooking methods. We've made an entire lunch in a coffee maker and even poached salmon and pears in the dishwasher.<p>But a few weeks ago, we stumbled upon …

4 Things to Consider for Space Warfare, Such as How Bullets Fire in Space

As we develop plans for space tourism and, perhaps, colonization in the not-too-distant future, space warfare may also be on the horizon.<p>Here’s a …

Typhoon Haiyan leaves relief groups scrambling amid humanitarian crisis

Devastating storm forces the Philippines to rebuild from the ground up<p><i>Villages in the Philippines' Leyte province have been decimated by Typhoon Haiyan (IEU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection / Flickr).</i><p>Typhoon Haiyan has wreaked havoc across the Philippines, leaving a trail of brutal devastation …

Super Typhoon Haiyan: How intense and how do we know?

The death toll for Super Typhoon Haiyan is expected to climb over 10,000. Here is an in-depth look at the power of Super Typhoon Haiyan.<p>Super Typhoon …

Why Typhoon Haiyan Caused So Much Damage

The deadly typhoon that swept through the Philippines was one of the strongest ever recorded. But storms nearly this powerful are actually common in the eastern Pacific. Typhoon Haiyan's devastation can be chalked up to a series of bad coincidences.<p>Typhoons — known in our part of the world as …

Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam, pushes into China, today

Typhoon Haiyan is about to hit Vietnam and China. Meanwhile, another disturbance could affect the Philippines by the middle of the week. Not good!<p>The …

Incredible images and video of Super Typhoon Haiyan

Death toll is rising as reports trickle in from storm-damaged areas. Video and images here of Super Typhoon Haiyan.<p>Super Typhoon Haiyan, called …