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Did phosphorous from space spark life on Earth? - Futurity

U. LEEDS (UK) — Experiments suggest that unusual phosphorus chemicals from meteorites could have given …

Meteorites

Researchers discover a new farthest supernova from Earth

Ten billion years ago, a star exploded with the intrinsic brightness of 1 billion of our suns, and the signs of its explosion have now reached the Hubble Space Telescope where it caught the eye of observers. Researchers have today announced the discovery of what is now the oldest known supernova of …

Live Chat: What Have We Learned About Dinosaurs Since Jurassic Park?

<b>Update: Due to technical difficulties, this chat has been canceled. Please stay tuned as we will reschedule this chat within a week or two. We</b> …

Super-Realistic Lego Objects And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Some Deep-Sea Microbes Are Hungry For Rocket Fuel

It's life, but not as we know it. Researchers in the Netherlands have found that a microbe from deep beneath the ocean can breathe a major ingredient in rocket fuel. The discovery suggests that early life may have used many different kinds of chemicals besides oxygen to survive and thrive.<p>Some of …

Scientists turn dreams into eerie short films with an MRI scan

A group of scientists from Kyoto has managed to successfully analyze and "record" the basic elements of what people see when they dream. The idea of recording dreams has been a mainstay in science fiction, but also a frequent goal for researchers. As <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> writes, this group designed …

Will we ever… communicate telepathically?

There’s tantalising evidence that technology could one day allow us to transmit thoughts telepathically between two brains. The question is how far can we go?<p>In a lab at Harvard Medical School, a man is using his mind to wag a rat’s tail<b>.</b> To send his command, he merely glances at a strobe light …

The Brain

Best science and technology pictures of the week

The most amazing pictures from the past seven days – featuring cars in flight, an active volcano and an enormous tarantula.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Giant eggs, natural born killers and a musical use for gun parts<p>The universe’s earliest light, zero gravity and a macaque with hayfever<p>Comets, the …

Photos

Should we bring back extinct species? - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — Within 15 years, scientists may be able to revive some recently extinct …

Biological Species

Scientists Can Pluck Images Out Of Your Dreams

A new method can visualize with 60 percent accuracy what you're seeing while you sleep.<p>With just an fMRI, an algorithm, and the internet, researchers from Kyoto, Japan predicted with 60 percent accuracy what a person was dreaming about, <i>Smithsonian</i> magazine reports. The idea, like the process, isn't …

'Green Pea' galaxies overflowing with light - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — Rare Green Pea galaxies discovered by the general public in 2007 …

Galaxies

Did the Real T. Rex Resemble the One in Jurassic Park?

Scientists know much more about Tyrannosaurus rex than they did 20 years ago.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series-stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>No dinosaur is more cherished than Tyrannosaurus rex. The Cretaceous king of the tyrants epitomizes the size, ferocity, and bizarre nature of dinosaurs</b> …

Brain scans decode dream content

A team of Japanese neuroscientists has used brain scanning technology to read the content of people's dreams.<p>Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Christopher Eccleston Officially Out of DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary http://geektyrant.com/news/2013/4/5/christopher-eccleston-officially-out-of-doctor-who-50th-anni.html Is anyone going to miss Eccleston on the 50th anniversary?

Vintage Photo of STAR WARS Cast Out of Costume http://geektyrant.com/news/2013/4/7/vintage-photo-of-star-wars-cast-out-of-costume.html I don't think I've ever seen a group shot of these actors together like this before, so I thought it was pretty cool.

NASA to launch planet-hunting mission with Google-backed satellite

NASA this week announced plans to launch two new projects: a mission to search for new planets, and an International Space Station (ISS) experiment to analyze X-rays emitted from neutron stars. Both are slated to launch in 2017, under the agency's Astrophysics Explorer Program.<p>NASA's Transiting …

Italian Archaeologists Find Pluto's Gate to Hell

Italian archaeologists, led by Francesco D'Andria from the University of Salento, believe they have found Pluto's Gate in southwestern Turkey.</i> …

news from the borders of mental illness

When the psychologist Peter Chadwick explained that he was trying to research psychosis he was given short shrift by one of his patients. "You're …

Magic mushrooms' psychedelic ingredient could help treat people with severe depression

Drugs derived from magic mushrooms could help treat people with severe depression. Scientists believe the chemical psilocybin, the psychedelic …

To crack human brain's code, a search for visionaries | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - To crack the code of the human brain, Cori Bargmann figures it’s best to keep an open mind.<p>William Newsome, a neurobiologist at Stanford Medical School, shown in this undated handout publicity photograph, is one of two co-chairs of a scientific "dream team" making the first …

Shane Meadows: ‘When The Stone Roses fell out in Amsterdam it made me physically sick’

'This Is England' director also tells NME forthcoming film 'Made Of Stone' is not like Metallica's 'Some Kind Of Monster'<p>Shane Meadows director of …

Metallica

23 Must See Netflix Movies (and some TV) for April 2013 (list)

Is it just us, or is this year already flying fast…we’re already four months into 2013! To help slow life down a bit, indulge in some you time by …

Here's what Brendan Rodgers made of the 0-0 draw with West Ham - http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/latest-news/rodgers-on-draw-and-downing

In its various forms, from sticks to pellets to sawdust, wood accounts for about half of Europe’s renewable-energy consumption. In some countries, such as Poland and Finland, wood meets more than 80% of renewable-energy demand. Even in Germany, home of the Energiewende (energy transformation) which has poured huge subsidies into wind and solar power, 38% of non-fossil fuel consumption comes from the stuff http://econ.st/Y2RyNi

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High resolution hypersaturated photo of the moon by Noel Carboni.