James Belcher

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This Hypnotizing Illustration Depicts the Entire Known Universe

Just not to scale.<p>What is it like to gaze through a telescope into the heavens? It's a little something like this illustration, which shows the entire observable universe arranged from most distant in the outer part of the circle to our own solar system in the center.<p>It's not a map, but rather a …

Universe
Nikki Haley

How Mars is slowly killing its biggest moon

The Night Sky in January 2016: Phobos, the larger of the two Martian moons, is on a path to destruction<p>Phobos. It means fear. With a seven-mile diameter, it is the innermost and biggest moon of Mars. Our impressive Nasa picture shows a world so small that a jumping astronaut would be propelled into …

Watch Venus brush past Saturn this weekend

Welcome to 2016! The early morning sky is where the action is this first week of the year. We were out early this Monday morning as skies cleared …

4 New Superheavy Elements Verified

Chemists and physicists have begun 2016 heavy with resolution—superheavy, in fact. Two days before 2015 came to end the guardians of the periodic …

Chemistry

Marine arrested in New Year's slaying of Texas college student

<b>(CNN) —</b> A U.S. Marine was arrested Tuesday at his base in an Arizona city near the Mexican border, some 1,100 miles from where he allegedly shot and killed a 20-year-old college student who'd just rung in the new year.<p>Eric Jamal Johnson was taken into custody in Yuma "for killing Sara …

Track Down
Republicans

Smart fridges, thin TVs and more: All the news from the biggest day at CES

On Press Day at CES, a long line of companies crowd the stage with product reveals and news about their latest tech innovations. Here's what you need to know.<p>CES veterans know the busiest period of the show is the day <i>before</i> it actually opens. Press Day, as it's called, is filled with back-to-back …

Free Shipping

Ronda Rousey, coming off a stunning loss, will host 'Saturday Night Live'

Ronda Rousey's mainstream appeal hasn't been weakened by her upset loss in November.<p>The mixed martial arts star will host NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on Jan. 23, the show announced Tuesday. The musical guest will be Selena Gomez.<p>The previously unbeaten Rousey was stunned by a second-round knockout …

Nikki Haley

US launches airstrikes in Afghanistan after deadly firefight, evacuations

A team of U.S. special operations forces who suffered one casualty while fighting the Taliban in Southern Afghanistan on Tuesday were pulled out of the area a short time ago, a senior defense official told Fox News Wednesday.<p>A QRF or quick reaction force consisting of dozens of U.S. military …

Afghanistan
Guns
North Korea
Guns

Navy leader says 'nukes' essential to US survival

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his blueprint for a stronger Navy, the sea service's new top boss, Adm. John M. Richardson, is blunt about what he thinks matters most: nuclear punch.<p>Battling terrorists is today's problem, but in looking toward a farther horizon, Richardson wants a Navy built to counter …

Military

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is reportedly cutting iPhone 6s production by 30%.</b> That's according to a new report, suggesting a significant weakness in demand for the new device.<p><b>2. Analysts think Samsung will launch a smartphone with a foldable screen this year.</b> Samsung has been looking into foldable-screen technology …

Apple Watch

Apple reportedly decreases iPhone orders from suppliers

Apple is scaling back its orders for iPhones, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, forcing its Chinese suppliers to lay off staff as they ready themselves for lower sales of Apple's flagship smartphone. People familiar with Apple's supply chain told the <i>WSJ</i> that the company has cut order forecasts for …

Wall Street

Colorado girl charged with plotting to kill high school classmates | Reuters

DENVER (Reuters) - One of two 16-year-old girls accused of plotting to kill classmates and staff at their Colorado high school last month was formally charged as an adult on Tuesday with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, prosecutors said.<p>Sienna Johnson appeared in Douglas County Court to …

Columbine High School

North Korea says it has tested a hydrogen bomb

<i>This is a developing story.</i><p>North Korean state media says that the country has just conducted a hydrogen bomb test.<p>“This test, which relied 100% on our wisdom, our technology and our power, we have proved the accuracy of the technological resources behind our newly developed test hydrogen bomb. We …

North Korea
Corruption

Look at These Bacteria Moving Like Electrons Around an Atom

A team of researchers from MIT and Cambridge University has discovered that when bacteria are made to flow through a lattice, they synchronize and …

Andromeda galaxy scanned with high-energy X-ray vision

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has captured the best high-energy X-ray view yet of a portion of our nearest large, …

Cosmology

Florida man who killed 3 women scheduled for execution

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Oscar Ray Bolin was first found guilty of murdering three women nearly 30 years ago. In the decades since, every one of the verdicts delivered by juries in three separate trials was reversed at least twice by appeals courts, although ultimately he was convicted again in each …

Crime

Scientists use battery tech to harvest energy from movement

The idea of getting free energy from activities we do every day, like walking, has proven to be a pipe dream -- not that companies haven't tried. However, MIT scientists have tapped a new way to generate energy from bending that could actually make it feasible. Rather than using mechanical …

Too Tolerant of Terror?

The November terrorist attacks in Paris heightened concerns across the Channel. London has already endured its own experience of Islamist terror, in …

Netanyahu, Rabin and the assassination that shook history

With new waves of violence unfolding between Israelis and Palestinians, and US-Israeli relations already emerging as a 2016 campaign issue, FRONTLINE begins the new year with Netanyahu at War.<p>This special two-hour documentary by filmmaker Michael Kirk tells the inside story of the complicated …

Israel

Hands On With LG's New 'Signature' OLED 4K TVs

If you want to see just how mature – and seemingly secure – LG’s OLED business has now become, check out the brand’s new ‘Signature’ G6 TV range.<p>Here we have OLED TVs self-consciously designed to offer a truly premium experience as flagship models at the top of genuine range of OLED TVs for 2016 …

Televisions