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NASA Now Says Ceres Has Lots and Lots of Lights

Will NASA ever settle on one explanation for what the lights on Ceres really are? First it was caught by surprise as the Dawn spacecraft approached …

Life in Space? The Odds Just Went Up

If ever there was a time to disobey HAL, the coolly sociopathic computer that stole the show in both <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> and the <i>2010</i> sequel, it’s …

Scientists made a chicken more like a dinosaur to see how beaks evolved

Researchers are attempting to look into birds' past, figuring out how they evolved from dinosaurs by making modern specimens look a little bit like their ancestors. In a new study, published today in <i>Evolution</i>, researchers describe the process that appears to make birds have a beak instead of a …

People Are Abusing A Facebook Tool Meant To Help People In Nepal

Shortly after the devastating earthquake in Nepal last month, Facebook activated its Safety Check feature, which is intended to let people in disaster-affected areas alert their friends and family that they're out of harm's way. Facebook also turned the feature on this week after another strong …

Meerkat for Android is out of beta on Google Play

Meerkat has not only beaten its Twitter-owned rival Periscope to Android devices, it's also shed its Beta phase according to a Tweet published Wednesday. The Meerkat for Android live streaming video apps operates just as its iOS counterpart does, allowing users to share real-time feeds with their …

The 28 Most Iconic Things That Happened In Britney And Iggy's Music Video

Girls roll up, windows roll down...

Rats try to rescue others in distress, suggesting they feel empathy

Calling someone a rat isn't a compliment about their character – but a new study suggests that maybe it should be.<p>Rats that see another rat …

Cognitive Science

U.S. relay team stripped of 2012 Olympic silver: report

The entire U.S. men's sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay's doping …

Doping

Apple music service will give artists control over what they share

Apple's oft-rumored, Beats-based streaming music service may have more to offer artists than a big wad of cash. Tipsters for <i>9to5Mac</i> claim that the service (reportedly called just "Apple Music") will give artists the freedom to share things beyond their latest songs -- they could post music videos, …