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Life on Ceres? Mysterious changes in the bright spots still baffle scientists

Bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres continue to puzzle researchers. When recently a team of astronomers led by Paolo Molaro of the Trieste …

Image: NASA's SDO peers into huge coronal hole

After countless fictional scenarios of humans making contact with alien civilisations, you'd think we'd be prepared for actually discovering one. But …

NASA

2016 May 28 - Cat s Eye Wide and Deep

<b>Cat's Eye Wide and Deep</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Josh Smith<p><b>Explanation:</b> The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is one of the best known planetary nebulae in …

International Space Station's inflatable room successfully installed

A second attempt to install the BEAM inflatable habitat on the ISS has succeeded.<p>The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, slated in 2014 for a 2015 …

Space

Scientists have discovered a new trigger for killing cancer cells

Scientists have found a new way of triggering the death of cancer cells, using the body's own cell-clearing function. By harnessing the activity of a …

Water on the moon?

Prior to the Apollo missions to the moon, scientists speculated that volatiles - including water - may have accumulated in permanently shaded regions …

How to watch Mars make its closest approach to Earth in years tonight

If you’re looking for a fun activity to add to your Memorial Day plans, here’s an easy one: look up. According to NASA, Mars will be making its …

Scientists just made big progress in fighting this incurable form of brain cancer

Researchers working on a more effective treatment for brain tumours have achieved such amazing results, they thought there was an error in their …

Cancer

Mars is at its closest point to Earth in 11 years

Mars will be closer to Earth than it has been since 2005 on Monday night, and will continue to appear brighter than usual until 3 June.<p>Keen …

How to Attack the WSOP, Part 9: Outside the No-Limit Hold'em Box

When the <b>World Series of Poker</b> broadcasts first exploded into the mainstream consciousness during <b>Chris Moneymaker</b>’s historic win in 2003, poker fever …

World Series of Poker

Barisieur Coffee-Brewing Alarm Clock

Barisieur, an automatic alarm clock that brews coffee or tea on time.<p>I never knew what I’m actually looking for, but now I know what I miss in my …

NASA releases spellbinding details of Pluto’s surface (PHOTO, VIDEO)

New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) managed to obtain the pictures some 15,850 kilometers from Pluto's surface in July 2015.<p><i>“With a</i> …

Scientists have a new theory on what makes up dark matter

Dark matter and the nature of black holes are two of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics, and now a new theory has linked the two together: Dark matter might actually be composed of a type of black hole.<p>Dark matter, an invisible substance that scientists think makes up 27% of the universe, is a …

Dark Matter

Stunning Spider-Man style skyscraper climb using LG vacuum cleaner suction alone

If you thought vacuum cleaners were boring, think again. LG has strapped two of its cordless vacs to the back of extreme climber Blair-Coyle who …

Domestic Technology

Top-down design brings new DNA structures to life

DNA-origami brings the ancient Japanese method of paper folding down to the molecular scale. The basics are simple: Take a length of single-stranded …

DNA

You Can Beat Almost Anyone at Guess Who? with Some Math Skills

If you weren’t aware, over here at Geek & Sundry, we love to play <i>Guess Who?</i>. And we also love to beat other people at <i>Guess Who?.</i> That’s why we were …

Mathematics

Steps You Can Take To Improve Your Mix Right Now

For me, good sound and its opposite, Dr. Evil Sound, are very personal issues.<p>Good sound really enhances the listeners’ experience, while bad sound, …

Audio Recording

Spotify Will Stream DJ Mixes & Remixes

Post Views: 1<p>Spotify just struck a deal with Dubset that will let users legally stream DJ mixes and remixes from the site.<p>Spotify just announced that …

DJs

World's biggest sponge is as big as a car

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This is the best view of Pluto most of us will see in our lifetime

A new mosaic pieced together by NASA scientists and captured by the New Horizons spacecraft shows off the most detailed view of Pluto many of us will ever see.<p>The high-resolution mosaic shows a huge swath of Pluto as imaged by New Horizons when it flew close by the dwarf planet in July 2015.<p>NASA …

NASA

NASA peers into huge hole in the sun

While you might think the sun has pretty much just one weather pattern – blistering and violent with a chance of radiation poisoning – it can …

NASA

The artist making physics and a conspiracy theory into music

Model. Musician. Nerd. Grrrl. Simonne Jones.<p>Peaches is her aunt. Jared Leto's a fan and so is Jean-Michel Jarre, who sent her to live with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon. She's modeled for Diesel and composed for German theater. She's conducted magnetic resonance imaging studies on mutated HIV …

Physics

This cognitive scientist says the world as we know it is an illusion

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world.<p>Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive is …

Illusion

Does the Moon Sound Like a Bell?

Though the Apollo lunar modules were built for the sole purpose of landing two men on the surface of the Moon, their usefulness didn’t end after ascending from the lunar surface. NASA used the spent spacecraft for science, directing these modules for controlled crashed into the Moon. These crashes …

NASA

Schrodinger's cat is now alive - and dead - in two boxes at once, IRL experiment reveals

Scientists have just kicked the famous Schrodinger’s cat thought experiment up a notch by cutting that poor old hypothetical cat in half, sticking …

Pets