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Gingers Without Borders practise exploitation not humanitarianism

The proselytising of a group that wants to provide hair dye to some of the world's most vulnerable people is dangerous and unethical<p>Redheads have received a great deal of criticism in recent years for unethical practices, but the movement Gingers Without Borders has gone almost entirely unmentioned …

7 Gorgeous Space Images From The NASA Archive

Never-before-published pictures of our universe<p>Space fans, try to contain your excitement: NASA has just released some never-before-published images from its archive. These portraits of our universe come from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which launch in 199. NASA explains:<p>NASA's Chandra X-ray …

Both sexes 'ogle' women, study finds

Women are just as likely to "ogle" other women's chests and waists as men, new study finds<p>It's not the greatest surprise that a scientific experiment found that men spend less time looking women in the eyes than they do ogling their waists and chests.<p>However, researchers also found that women do …

Eye Tracking

Kepler Discovers Earth-Sized Mystery Planet

Kepler-78b has a size and density very close to that of Earth. Unfortunately, is surface is about 2000 degrees hotter.<p><b>For scientists who hunt for planets in other</b> solar systems, the "Holy Grail" is to find a rocky, earth-sized world that orbits its star at a distance where it's not too hot and not …

Planetary Habitability

Scientists Prove God Exists? German Scientists Say They Have

Two scientists believe that they have proven that God exists.<p>Analyzing a theorem from the late Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel with a Macbook has …

How Close to the Big Bang Can We See?

Astronomers frequently break the record for the oldest galaxy ever spotted. But how close to the beginning of the universe can they really get?<p><b>As astronomical records go, one is in</b> constant jeopardy: Last week, headlines trumpeted yet another galaxy as the most distant—and therefore oldest—ever …

Universe

Kepler telescope discovers Earth-like planet Kepler-78b - video

Scientists have found the first planet beyond the solar system which is the same size, and has the same proportions of iron and rock, as Earth. Kepler-78b, named after the Kepler space telescope that discovered it, is 400 light years away. It orbits very close to its host star, completing an orbit …

Pocket Spacecraft hopes to launch personalized moon missions

Chances are, most of us will never have the opportunity to walk on the moon, but we might have the opportunity to send a tiny spacecraft in our stead. A Kickstarter project from Pocket Spacecraft wants to launch a moon mission full of personalized space gadgets that would report back to their …

Moon

US doctor returns amputated arm to Vietnamese veteran

An American doctor has arrived in Vietnam carrying an unlikely piece of luggage: the bones of an arm he amputated in 1966.<p>Dr Sam Axelrad brought the skeletal keepsake home to Texas as a reminder that when a badly injured North Vietnamese soldier was brought to him, he did the right thing and fixed …

'Furious' EU Demands Answers After New Report Of NSA Spying

"Senior European Union officials are outraged by revelations that the U.S. spied on EU representations in Washington and New York," Germany's <i>Der Spiegel</i> writes. "Some have called for a suspension of talks on the trans-Atlantic free trade agreement."<p>Their anger follows Saturday's <i>Der Spiegel</i> report …

An Awesome Family Is Sending A Real-Life TARDIS To Space

A Doctor Who-themed satellite got funding on Kickstarter, and will get launched into space at the end of the year. (But can it travel through time, too?)<p>The TARDIS, a time- and space-traversing, police-box-shaped ship from the long-running sci-fi TV show <i>Doctor Who</i>, is really heading into orbit.<p>This …