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20 Amazing Facts About The Human Brain That Will Blow Your Mind

The human body is one interesting machine. There’s so much more to it than meets the eye. And, the brain is one such complex organ that will …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Red-faced Pluto Full of Surprises

Hey, Mars, you’ve got company. Looks like there’s a second “red planet” in the Solar System — Pluto. Color images returned from NASA’s <b>New Horizons</b> …

WATCH: Mysterious Haze Found Over Ceres Bright Spots

A mysterious haze has been appearing in the crater of Ceres. This haze is being seemed to appear at certain time of the day. Some NASA instrument has …

Astronomers discover 'monster black holes'

Discovery suggests there may be millions more 'supermassive' black holes in the universe than were previously thought<p>Five monster black holes that were previously hidden by dust and gas have been uncovered by astronomers.<p>The British-led discovery suggests there may be millions more "supermassive" …

NASA finds glass on Mars, which could help the hunt for alien life

For the first time, a spacecraft orbiting Mars has detected glass deposits inside craters on the red planet — a possible boon in the hunt for signs …

Paranormal

15-Year-Old Boy Discovers New Planet 1,000 Light-Years From Earth

This is Tom Wagg. He’s an avid space buff, and at the age of 15, he achieved something most astronomers can only dream of.<p>He discovered a new planet.<p>According to the U.K.’s Keele University, Wagg was engaged in a work-experience program at the college two years ago when “he spotted the planet by …

Universe

Hypersonic aircraft to go 5 times the speed of sound

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force aims to develop an unmanned flying weapon by 2023 that would travel at least five times the speed of sound and might transform the nature of warfare.<p>"The key thing is, hypersonics go really fast," outgoing Air Force chief scientist Mica Endsley told CNN …

Aviation

NASA is looking for alien life on Europa

“Is there life on Mars?” Perhaps the question is a bit dated. While the past existence of Martian life seems increasingly likely, scientists look …

3 stars, banished from their galaxies, explode in deep space

Three stellar exiles exploded in solitude hundreds of light-years away from their closest cosmic neighbors, it was revealed this week.<p>Supernova — …

Now NASA lets you go to Pluto without leaving Earth

What does the sun look like from 3 billion miles away?<p>Although you'll probably never head out to Pluto to find out for yourself, NASA has a nifty new …

How NASA proposes to cut Mars travel time in half

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — Getting astronauts to Mars will take all the spacefaring expertise the United States can muster, including advanced propulsion …

NASA Prepares 'Flying Saucer' for Take Off

<b>Correction appended, June 4</b><p>NASA will launch a disc-shaped vehicle into space on Wednesday, in order to test a roomier spacecraft designed for …

March 2, 1998 - Rumors of a Strange Universe

<b>Rumors of a Strange Universe</b> <b><br>Credit:</b> P. Garnavich (CfA) et al., WFPC2, HST, NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> In a meeting in California two weeks ago, unpublished …

Death star fires planet-killing beam

In a galaxy far far away — 260 million light years away, to be exact — a titanic event of interstellar proportions is taking place (well, it happened …

Is the Big Bang Cycling Through Hidden Time?

<i>Edward Belbruno is a mathematician and an artist. His paintings are in major collections and exhibited throughout the United States, and he regularly</i> …

Mathematics

The Best SpaceX Photos

In March of 2015, SpaceX released a number of its photos free for public use. Here are some of the best.

Moons of Uranus: Facts About the Tilted Planet's Satellites

The planet Uranus has 27 known moons, most of which weren't discovered until the space age. They range from Titania, 981 miles (1,579 kilometers) in …

The Next 209 Seconds Will Blow Your Mind

Whether you're feeling on top of the world or thinking that life couldn't get worse, one thing is true: Earth--and thus all of its problems and …

How You'll Die On Mars

Many hopefuls have signed up for a one-way ticket to the red planet. But if they aren't prepared, the trip may be a short one.<p>We're on our way to Mars. NASA has a plan to land astronauts on its surface by the 2030s. Private spaceflight companies like SpaceX have also expressed interest in starting …

Space Science

Can Europa Support Life? NASA Picks Tools to Study Jupiter's Mystery Moon

It's likely to be a decade or more before NASA begins an up-close study of Europa, an ice-covered moon of Jupiter that's thought to harbor a habitable ocean — but the space agency has already picked out the scientific instruments for the job.<p>"We're excited about the potential of this new mission …

Mars Curiosity Rover Changes Route -- and Finds Intriguing Rocks

NASA's Curiosity rover Curiosity has found a new route to some interesting rocks on Mars after its original path proved too difficult to traverse.<p>Scientists want the car-size Curiosity rover to check out a "geological contact" where two different rock units meet. Curiosity tried to reach such a …

A big change is happening in drug development, and it could change medicine forever

The efforts will help researchers identify rare genetic mutations by scanning large databases of volunteers who agree to have their DNA sequenced and to provide access to detailed medical records.<p>It is made possible by the dramatically lower cost of genetic sequencing - it took government-funded …

Genetics

Ocumetics Bionic Lens implant promises eyesight that’s better than 20/20

20/20 vision may be the gold standard today, but the introduction of a new contact lens could fundamentally change what we deem to be “perfect” …

IPad Pro

New Finds From Kepler: 8 New Worlds Discovered in the Habitable Zone

A fascinating set of finds was announced today at the 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), currently underway this week in …

Another Earth may be 500 light years away

Some 500 light-years away, a little planet basks comfortably in the heat of its sun. It's probably rocky – as the Earth is – and it's probably just the right temperature to boast liquid water. In other words, it's about as close to Earth as any planet we know of.<p>Unveiled at a recent meeting of the …

5 major threats to biodiversity, and how we can help curb them

The fewer animals we have, the fewer humans we will have.<p>That's why biodiversity is important. The wide variety of species on Earth, whether they're …

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