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NASA’s Hubble captures stunning photo that will make you feel insignificant

We go about our lives here on planet Earth — doing our jobs, cashing paychecks, and raising families — and most of the time we don’t question just …

Is Dark Matter Hiding Aliens?

In that case, dark matter could contain real complexity, and perhaps it is where all technologically advanced life ends up or where most life has …

Scientists have a new theory on why Earth was completely frozen 700 million years ago — and how it could happen again

Researchers at Harvard University are changing the way we think about Earth's largest glaciation event, "Snowball Earth." Find out how Earth's most chilling event took place.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

NASA May Send Astronauts Around The Moon On The First Test Flight Of Its New Spacecraft

NASA is considering launching a living, human crew on the first integrated flight of the new Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft currently …

Space Exploration

This Could Be The First Observational Evidence That Our Early Universe Was Once a Hologram

Wha??<p>For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is - or once was - a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require …

Physics

Facebook thinks this picture of a duck is ‘nudity,’ for some reason

Facebook hasn’t done much to curb its disastrous fake news problem, but when it comes to confusing photos of birds, the social network isn’t taking …

Astronomers Say These Strange Signals Coming From Space Are Probably From Aliens

Ever since we gained a sense of our place in the universe, we’ve been waiting for the day when extraterrestrial intelligent life would make itself …

Paranormal

We Were Very Wrong About the Number of Galaxies in the Universe

Using the Hubble Space telescope and other observatories, astronomers have completed the most accurate census of galaxies in the observable universe …

Dolphins recorded having a conversation 'just like two people' for first time

Two dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time after scientists developed an underwater microphone which could distinguish the animals' different "voices".<p>Researchers have known for decades that the mammals had an advanced form of communication, using distinctive clicks …

Black Sea

Internaut day: The world's first public website went online 25 years ago today

On this day 25 years ago the world's first website went live to the public. The site, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a basic text page with hyperlinked words that connected to other pages.<p>Berners-Lee used the public launch to outline his plan for the service, which would come to dominate life …

Tim Berners Lee

How NASA's New Spacecraft Will Fly Closer to Jupiter Than Any Probe Before It

Juno's journey is to one of the most treacherous places in the solar system.<p>To the naked eye, Jupiter is a placid beacon, the brightest thing in the sky besides Venus and the moon. Seen through a telescope, it's a brightly banded world surrounded by a coterie of moons, some of which have water and …

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

NASA Is Building an Internet for the Whole Solar System

As space travel technology has advanced, so too has the technology that allows astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) to communicate …

Hundreds of Genes Spring to Life Up to 4 Days After Death, Scientists Find

Wha??<p>When a person's heart and brain have stopped ticking, and their respiratory and circulatory systems grind to a halt, it’s time to declare death. …

WATCH: Why The Solar System Is Almost Entirely Flat

We don't need all that 3D space.<p>About 4.6 billion years ago, a nebulous cloud of swirling dust and gas came together in very important ways, thanks …

Your Old Victoria's Secret Pushup Bra Could Be a Ticking Time Bomb

Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. 💣 💥 😩<p>Lizz Warner of BuzzFeed was out one night having drinks with a friend when the two of them noticed a small stain on Lizz's shirt. At first, Lizz ignored it, but as the night went on, the stain grew and grew. Lizz was wearing a jacket, so she knew the growing …

Carbon Nanotubes Can't Handle a Space Elevator

According to new research, one flat could ruin the whole thing. Bummer.<p>Alright, space elevator plans are back to square one, people. Carbon nanotubes probably aren't going to be our material solution for a space elevator, because apparently even a minuscule (read: atomic) flaw in the design …

Nanotech

Scientists have found a way to make sure their mutant genetic creations don't spread in the wild

In Ray Bradbury's classic short story "A Sound of Thunder," there is a lesson no doubt heavy on the minds of today's gene-hacking scientists: a man …

Genetics

This Fish Trapped Inside a Jellyfish Is Probably Having a Worse Day Than You

"I've made a terrible mistake."<p>Sometimes life can make you feel like you're going nowhere fast, but spare a thought for this poor fish trapped inside …

Japanese boy left in woods for days heads home from hospital

TOKYO — The little boy whose parents left him alone in bear-invested woods for misbehavior — and went missing for six days — returned home Tuesday with his contrite mother and father.<p>Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka was released from the hospital after going missing for nearly a week in the forests of …

Japan

How Global Warming Will Someday End Life On Earth

<i>Ethan is on vacation. Please enjoy a version of this article that was first published on July 19, 2015.</i><p>We like to think of our planet as perfect for life, having met all the conditions we know of for life to exist, flourish and thrive for billions of years. After all, here on Earth, with our …

Universe

Computers could develop consciousness and may need 'human' rights, says Oxford professor

Advances in artificial intelligence could lead to computers and smartphones developing consciousness and they may need to be given ‘human’ rights, an expert has claimed.<p>Marcus du Sautoy, who took over from Richard Dawkins as Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University in …

Singularity

Thousands of Bees Chased This Car For 2 Days Looking For Their Queen

BEES!!<p>If you've been online today, you might have heard the news about the crazed swarm of bees that chased down a poor woman in a Mitsubishi …