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We're Pumped Up About Visiting Pluto After Seeing This NASA Video

In July, New Horizons crosses the next great frontier in our solar system<p>Mankind is about to visit one of the strangest places in our solar system. Out beyond Neptune, the Kuiper belt is home to hordes of cold, lumpy worlds—some of which are large enough to have their own moons, but none of which …

Are Limited Lifespans An Evolutionary Adaptation?

Since the time of Darwin, evolutionary biologists have wondered why the lifespans of different species vary so significantly. A new model now …

NASA's 46-Year-Old Floating Poop Mystery

The astronauts on NASA’s Apollo 10 mission in May 1969 paved the way for a pivotal moment in human history, but in the process, introduced an …

Hubble observes one-of-a-kind star nicknamed ‘Nasty 1’

Adventure 101: Climbing in the Colorado Rockies

<b>Rocky Mountain National Park</b> is an ideal alpine playground, complete with sheer rock walls, steep couloirs, and craggy peaks—everything a budding climber needs to cut his or her teeth.<p>Climbing is a surefire way to get intimate with the park. Searching for handholds on a granite slab, swinging an …

Hiking

The 100 Best Fishing Camps

Whether you arrive by floatplane, boat, or truck or with a pack on your back, we’ve found the greatest spots in North America to catch tons of fish, …

Mind Blowing on Twitter: "What If I Told You: http://t.co/RlCJlHwPCs"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>TheMindBlowing</b><p>“@<b>TheMindBlowing</b>: What If I Told You: pic.twitter.com/fskCZ3zTqJ”mr greens class¿? @ayyyyeebruhlmao<p>1 reply …

Will Hubble last another 5 years?

More than five years after a final shuttle servicing mission -- and a quarter of a century since its launch in April 1990 -- the Hubble Space …

Pinnacles National Park

<b>Location: California<br>Established: January 10, 2013<br>Size: About 26,000 acres</b><p>Pinnacles—the newest U.S. national park—is a geologic wonderland of jutting volcanic spires, cliffs, and peaks located in the dense chaparral country of the Gabilan Range in west-central California. A mecca for rock climbing …

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Volcano Erupts in Chile: Pictures

San Francisco Bay Area

10 Stunning Photos From @USInterior

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The Witcher 3's Bigger Than Skyrim World and Magic-Like Card Game Gwent

Over the course of the week we've gone in-depth with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. On Monday we brought you an introduction to franchise's history. On Tuesday we looked at the game's monsters, map, and open-world. And yesterday we featured a sampling of the quests and activities you'll find in Wild …

The Witcher

Why Does The International Space Station Have Such A Weird Shape?

I feel like a parent that was just told their child is ugly. As an engineer, I look at the ISS and think "<i>of course it looks that way, why would it</i> …

Friday features a total solar eclipse, a supermoon and the spring equinox

The moon is about to block our view of the sun. It’s known as a total solar eclipse and on Friday millions of people in Europe, Northern Africa and …

How Your USB Cables Are About to Change Forever

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Hubble's greatest hits: Hubble space telescope images - Telegraph

Hubble Space Telescope

Himalayan Yeti ‘Mystery’ Looks Even Less Mysterious, Scientists Argue

Mystery solved? Not Yeti, but close.<p>A year ago, geneticists reported that RNA extracted from hair samples attributed to the Himalayan Yeti monster, a.k.a. "the Abominable Snowman," were actually most similar to the 40,000-year-old genetic signature of a now-extinct breed of polar bear. They …

Zoology

Astronomers Find a Long-Lost Ocean on Mars

The ancient sea covered a fifth of the planet's surface, to a depth of at least a mile.<p>Astronomers using some of the world's most powerful telescopes have determined that an ocean at least a mile deep covered a significant fraction of the Martian surface four billion years ago.<p>The research, …

7 strange facts about dwarf planet Ceres

On Friday morning, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will arrive at Ceres, becoming the first probe ever to orbit a dwarf planet.<p>Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and the closest dwarf planet to Earth. Dawn is expected to provide a wealth of information about Ceres' …

Astronomy

Moon follows Jupiter April 11-12

Jupiter rises before the moon. Then, as Earth spins under the sky, the moon chases Jupiter for the remainder of the night.<p>Tonight – April 11, 2017 – …

NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf …

Astronomy

NASA has a plan to take the most detailed scans of the world’s forests ever

The increasing amounts of carbon dioxide hanging in our atmosphere — as opposed to being locked up in the world's oceans, soils, and forests — are leading to broken heat records and scary predictions of what our world might look like without ice sheets.<p>To better understand how big a role trees play …

How often does a solar eclipse happen on the March equinox?

A total solar eclipse happened on the day of the March equinox in 2015. When is the next one after this, and how often do we get an equinox-eclipse?<p>A …

NASA Blurred Out Image Of UFO Sighted Near Sun — UFO May Have Destroyed Satellite To Send Warning, Blogger Claims

Prolific UFO hunter Streetcap1 claims he has detected in a recent LASCO C3 photo, a massive UFO with an intricate articulated design near our sun.<p>The …

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

94-Year-Old Who Allegedly Served in Auschwitz Faces 3,681 Accessory to Murder Charges

BERLIN — German prosecutors have charged a 94-year-old man with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served in the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. Schwerin prosecutors' spokesman Stefan Urbanek said Monday the suspect was an SS sergeant who served as a medic in Auschwitz in an SS …

Auschwitz

Teen Dads Pass Mutations to Their Kids

Here’s another reason to discourage teen sex: teenage fathers pass along six times as many genetic mutations to their kids as do teenage mothers.<p>Researchers who looked at the DNA of more than 24,000 parents and their children found that when the father was 20 or younger, the children had many more …

Genetics

If you like HTTP then you'll love HTTP 2.0

An update to one of the web's basic protocols offers faster browsing<p>Most internet users don't consider the protocols that underpin the web anymore than they do the stitching in their socks, but a major update to HTTP — the protocol that lets browsers download websites from servers — will affect …

Noise vs. Nature: How We're Upsetting America's Soundscapes

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shhh! Our noise is taking the luster off America's natural wonders, and it's affecting the wildlife as well. That's according to researchers at the National Park Service and elsewhere who study natural soundscapes to gauge how they're affected by human activity.<p>"Both noise and …

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