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Do you have a favourite number?

Do you have a preference for odd or even numbers? Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, does: "I really like even numbers, and I like heavily divisible numbers," she says in the latest Vogue. "Twelve is my lucky number – I just love how divisible it is. I don't like odd numbers, and I really don't like …

3 Largest Stars in the Known Universe (+Video)

It’s hard not to marvel at the colossal size of stars. The sun is the closest star to Earth, but it’s a tiny one compared to others. The largest star …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

This Is Elon Musk's Hyperloop

Billionaire Elon Musk has announced details of Hyperloop, his mysterious high-speed transportation project. There was some of what we expected, and a few surprises, too.<p>SpaceX/Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has unveiled details on the Hyperloop, his proposed (and until now mostly mysterious) plan …

Dinosaur CAT Scan Shows 3 Different Species Are Actually The Same

Cutting edge imaging technology isn't just helping us tiny humans — it's helping solve a dinosaur identity crisis. Researchers have developed a …

These Abandoned Tanks Are Rusting Mementoes of the Wars of the Past

Swords may be driven into ploughshares when they've finished their fighting, but tanks are often left to rust, in graveyards of military vehicles or …

Crab Nebula: Video shows gas cloud expanding over time.

A thousand years ago—in July 1054, to be somewhat more precise—the light from a cosmic catastrophe reached Earth. A massive star, probably 20 or more …

Astronomers Find Ancient Star 'Methuselah' Which Appears To Be Older Than The Universe

Scientists have discovered an "impossible" star which appears to be older than the universe.<p>The mysterious star Methuselah appears to be between 14 …

This mesmerizing image shows the galaxy Messier 94 (also known as NGC 4736), which appeared historically to possess two quite different rings but was recently discovered that two separate spiral arms, from our perspective, take on the appearance of a single, unbroken ring. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9kmr

A Mission to Europa --NASA Zeroes in On What They'll Search For (Today's Most Popular)

"If one day humans send a robotic lander to the surface of Europa, we need to know what to look for and what tools it should carry," said Robert …

Researchers Believe Russian Meteorite Part of Larger Threat

That Chelyabinsk meteorite from earlier this year might have been a warning shot from space, astronomers this week warned. Scientists studying the …

Three stargazers, located in Holland, Alabama and Michigan, exercised their passion for night sky photography to create a stunning image of Messier 27, also known as the Dumbbell Nebula or NGC 6853. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9l0n "Using narrow band filters and very long exposures, we were able to capture the outer hydrogen and oxygen shell of the M27 nebula, which is not normally visible in amateur images," Terry Hancock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/terryhancock/show) wrote us in an email.

The class of stars that are evolved, massive and rapidly losing mass by means of strong stellar wind are called _____. Test your stellar smarts with this quiz: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9ljl The globular cluster Messier 9 shines in this photo from the Hubble Space Telescope