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It's Coming! Get Ready for the 'Great American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

The year of the Great American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us.<p>On Aug. 21, the moon will completely blot out the sun for observers in 12 states, from …

Quake swarm near the California-Mexico border gets scientists' attention

A swarm of more than 250 small earthquakes have struck since New Year's Eve near the California-Mexico border, causing unease among residents and attention from scientists.<p>The strongest earthquake in the sequence was magnitude 3.9, striking directly underneath the town of Brawley, about 170 miles …

Geology

How your gut's circadian rhythm affects your whole body

We've known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope.<p>Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help keep your gut bacteria happy.<p>The bacteria growing on our skin have also …

I Photographed The Same Lighthouse Throughout Various Seasons

My name is Trevor Pottelberg. I am a fine art landscape photographer from Brownsville, Ontario, Canada. I absolutely love photographing scenes with …

Did Russia Just Test a Weapon in Space?

Vladimir Putin’s regime is asserting itself around the world—and above it, too.<p>Russia isn't done screwing with the United States in 2016.<p>On Dec. 16, …

When JRR Tolkien bet CS Lewis: the wager that gave birth to The Lord of the Rings

Eighty years ago JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis dared each other to write a sci-fi novel. It was a challenge that would lead to the creation of The Lord of the Rings<p>Once upon a time two friends made a wager. "Tollers," one said to the other, "there is too little of what we really like in stories. I am …

Orlando Nightclub Attack Was Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History

Phelan M. Ebenhack—AP<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>Steve Nesius—Reuters<p>Christopher Morris—VII for TIME<p>David Goldman—AP<p>Christopher Morris—VII for …

Hawaii's highest peaks get 2 feet of snow — and more is on the way

Ski season is underway in Hawaii.<p>The island's two highest peaks — Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa — are getting hit with a cold, wet storm that has dumped about 2 feet of snow, and an additional foot of snow is possible when another storm hits the islands later this weekend.<p>National Weather …

Mauna Kea

Eerie portraits of cars in 1970s New York – in pictures

Langdon Clay spent two years in the 1970s roaming the streets of New York at night, photographing parked and abandoned cars, a period when America was producing some of the most distinctive cars ever made. Forty years later the collection has been published in his new book, Cars – New York City …

Italy is having a referendum next week. It may spark a major European crisis.

By Stathis N. Kalyvas<p>Paris Aslanidis<p>With Brexit and the U.S. presidential election, 2016 has already contributed its share of major political upsets. Yet another upset may be in the making. The upcoming Italian referendum on constitutional reform could possibly have disastrous consequences for …

22 Dirty Jokes That Kids Cartoons Somehow Got Away With

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Why Trump scrapping NASA climate funding is bad news for our planet

Advisers to the new US president-elect have promised to slash funding to NASA's Earth division in favor of investing further in space exploration. …

[VIDEO] A mysterious fireball has been sighted in the skies over Florida - IBTimes India

The sighting of this giant, luminous fireball striking through the sky was observed by the people of Alabama and Georgia too.<p>This week has seen a …

The photography contest that will change the way you see the world

Allianz Headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland<p>Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland<p>Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, United Kingdom<p>Baku National Stadium, Azerbaijan<p>Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China<p>‘Forest of Light’, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy

For The First Time, Living Cells Have Formed Carbon-Silicon Bonds

Life - but not as we know it.<p>Scientists have managed to coax living cells into making carbon-silicon bonds, demonstrating for the first time that …

Prisons chief aims to make 'hard time' a rehearsal for home

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When he got his first post as a warden 20 years ago, Kevin Kempf looked around the prison yard and decided everything green had …

Civil Rights

Huge underground ice deposit on Mars is bigger than New Mexico

A giant deposit of buried ice on Mars contains about as much water as Lake Superior does here on Earth, a new study reports.<p>The ice layer, which spans a greater area than the state of New Mexico, lies in Mars' mid-northern latitudes and is covered by just 3 feet to 33 feet of soil. It therefore …

Uniti Sweden unveils super high-tech tiny EV for urbanites

Companies like Tesla have done a lot to advance electric car technology to curb carbon emissions. Now Uniti Sweden is seeking to take electric car …

Tesla Powerwall 2 to be popular in Sweden with new $5,000 incentive to install home battery packs

Even though Tesla made several significant improvements to the Powerwall with its latest generation, and it virtually has no competition as we discussed, it will still only make sense economically in markets with high electricity rates or significant incentives to deploy energy storage – unless …