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What Cassini learned about Saturn during its death dive

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although NASA's Cassini mission ended in September, new findings are being released about what the spacecraft "learned" about Saturn and its moons during the final days.<p>After launching in 1997 and reaching the Saturn system in 2004, Cassini spent 13 years exploring the planet and its moons. …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

The World's Most Epic Day Hikes

These tremendous treks don't require an overnight bag.<p>Every trail offers a fresh adventure, whether you meander along a river, through a forest, or into a valley. With these 10 treks from around the globe, you'll take in views of gorgeous landscapes, challenge your abilities, and see a new part of …

Hiking

15 beautiful photographs that will convince you to rewrite your bucket list

NASA wrapped its most famous spacecraft in aluminum kitchen foil — a last-minute move that may have saved the mission

NASA launched its twin Voyager probes four decades ago, one of the most exalted missions in the space agency's history.<p>The Voyager mission explored Jupiter and Saturn more deeply than ever before, surveyed Uranus and Neptune for the first time, then left the solar system. The probes are now …

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Here's What We Used to Think Dinosaurs Looked Like

These forgotten works of paleoart mingled scientific fact and fantasy.<p>Since the first dinosaur fossils were discovered, the public has relied on artists to imagine what the prehistoric world looked like. Today many of the first “paleoart” masterpieces lie gathering dust in museum storage rooms, …

Art

Scientists Just Discovered New Kinds of Cells in The Human Brain

It could help detect brain disease before it occurs.<p>Neuroscientists have discovered a new way to categorise neurons at a molecular level. This will …

Google has a plan to store renewable energy -- with salt

Google parent Alphabet has a plan for storing renewable energy that would otherwise go to waste -- and it involves vats of salt and antifreeze.<p>The plan, code-named "Malta," has the potential to last longer than lithium-ion batteries and be as cost efficient as new hydroelectric plants and other …

Clean Energy

Lammas Is a Time of Sacrifice and Celebration

Summer will not last forever. No matter how we try to deny or ignore it, this fact persists in the back of our sun-addled minds. Yet it is only by …

Seattle

Why Americans Get Conned Again and Again

Their admiration for ingenuity and gumption leaves room for opportunists.<p>For decades, Donald Trump has been compared to the legendary showman P.T. Barnum. Trump himself has publicly embraced being likened to a man described by historians as “vulgar, childish, surely just a little crooked.” His …

Groundhog Day

The largest waterfall that ever existed

It was twice as high and three times as wide as Niagara Falls, making it the largest confirmed waterfall in the planet’s history.

National Parks

Basquiat’s collaborator releases unseen pics of the artist

SAMO© was a pioneering, playful force on the streets of New York in the 1970s: the alias of Jean-Michel Basquiat and high school mate and artist Al Diaz, SAMO© painted poetry throughout NYC. Meaning ‘Same Old Shit’, some of their most famous guerilla slogans included “SAMO© SAVES IDIOTS AND …

When Did The First Animals Evolve? New Study Debunks 1.2-Billion Year Contention

Life on Earth has existed for about 4.28 billion years, meaning it originated less than 350 million years after our planet formed, which is to say …

The rare phenomenon behind this fiery waterfall at Yosemite National Park

It looks like a stream of golden lava, quietly running down the east face of the El Capitan walls in California’s Yosemite National Park.<p>This is one of the national park’s most elegant and spectacular natural phenomenons. Known as the “firefall” of Yosemite, it occurs when the sun shines on …

Ancient Ruins in America Photos

When you think of ancient ruins, your thoughts might wander to the Colosseum in Rome, the Egyptian pyramids of Giza, or the Great Wall of China. After all, these architectural masterpieces were erected in destinations that were once home to massive civilizations thousands of years ago. You might …

Archaeology

The original Brexit: How tremendous ice age waterfalls cut off Britain from Europe

For millions of years, Britain was part of Europe. A high ridge of limestone—now famously exposed as the chalky cliffs of Dover—extended all the way …

The American Northwest: Vintage Color Photos From an Epic Road Trip

Not published in LIFE. Photo made for, but not published in, a LIFE magazine article on the American Northwest, fall 196<p>... VIEW MORE<p>J.R. Eyerman—The …

In Dropping Health Vote, Trump Swallowed Need for a Showdown

WASHINGTON — When Speaker Paul D. Ryan arrived at the White House on Friday to inform President Trump that the health care bill he had made his first major legislative push could not pass, Mr. Trump had one reaction: He wanted revenge.<p>Furious at rebellious Republicans who refused to back the …

Inside the GOP’s Health Care Debacle

Eighteen days that shook the Republican Party—and humbled a president.<p>Donald Trump had heard enough about policy and process. It was Thursday afternoon and members of the House Freedom Caucus were peppering the president with wonkish concerns about the American Health Care Act—the language that …

Steampunk Interior Transforms Bar Into Mythical Underwater Lair

Inspired by Nordic folklore, Romanian design firm The 6th Sense Interiors, released the Kraken in their latest project. Bringing their typical steampunk sensibility, designers Alexandru Tohotan and Zoltan Zelenyak have created unbelievable atmosphere in <i>The Abyss Pub</i>, located in Italy. Taking cues …

Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami

Three years, three months, and 12 days later, Manabu Ikeda's 'Rebirth,' is nothing short of epic.<p>Standing 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide, a great wave crashes into an ornate cherry blossom tree rendered in exquisite pen-and-ink lines in Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda's latest epic drawing, <i>Rebirth</i>. …

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they …

Brain Imaging

This Video Breaks Down the Earth's Geological History

From the formation of continents to the creation of mountain ranges, it took Earth a long time to get where it is today. Leave it to SciShow to …

Rare Photos of Black Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' spotlights moments in the fight against discrimination, focusing on areas of the country where the struggle for civil rights has been ignored by the history books.<p><i>All photos courtesy of Getty Publication</i><p>When it comes to 1960s civil rights …

A Fascinating Timelapse of a Banana Slug Cruising Across the Side of a House

Karl Johanson of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine has created a fascinating timelapse of a banana slug cruising quickly across the side of a house …

Clarence Thomas, And All The Other Heroes Unfairly Excluded From The African-American History Museum

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)<p>The National Museum of African American History is now open, and the early reports are that it is fantastic.<p>But it’s not …

Blue Hot Spring