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Humans Blamed for Extinction of Mammoths, Mastodons & Giant Sloths

The latest volley in a long-running debate over why woolly mammoths, giant sloths, mastodons and cave lions died out worldwide suggests that humans …

Anthropology

Human space program review recommends U.S. focus on Mars

(Reuters) - The United States should abandon its “flexible approach” to human missions beyond Earth, set Mars as its ultimate goal and open the door to China among other potential partners, a review of the human space flight program said on Wednesday.<p>The National Research Council report, …

How A Scientist Of Psychedelics Became The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy'

The man known as the "godfather of ecstasy" has died at the age of 88. Scientist Alexander Shulgin rediscovered a chemical known as MDMA, which was eventually adopted as the club drug ecstasy. Rick Doblin, the president of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and a friend of …

Two ancient worlds found just 13 light-years from Earth

Scientists have discovered two ancient planets orbiting a strange old star right in our stellar backyard.<p>One of the newly found planets is perhaps five times the mass of Earth, and astronomers believe it is the right distance from the host star to potentially sustain liquid water on its surface. …

An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals

A lab just off Florida's Miami River has become the base for an unusual lifesaving operation.<p>A group of scientists there is on an urgent mission to save as many corals as it can before the marine creatures are destroyed as part of an underwater excavation of Miami's shipping channel. The channel — …

Harvard confirms century-old book is covered in human skin

Harvard owns a book that's bound in human skin. It's sure of it, too. One of its curators announced today that tests on a book titled <i>Des destinées de l’ame</i> (<i>Destinies of The Soul</i>), which was published sometime in the 1880s, have confirmed with 99.9 percent confidence that it's been bound in human …

Found! Oldest Known Alien Planet That Might Support Life

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be the oldest known alien world that could be capable of supporting life, and it's just a stone's throw away from Earth.<p>The newfound exoplanet candidate Kapteyn b, which lies a mere 13 light-years away, is about 11.5 billion years old, scientists say. …

Universe

Mars or bust, says new report on NASA human space exploration

If NASA is to make great strides in its human spaceflight program, it needs to go big or go home -- and get to the Martian surface, says a new congressionally mandated report.<p>But the 285-page report from the National Research Council goes on to say the agency won't succeed unless it does so in a …

Space Science

NASA Reveals Unprecedented Image of Deep Space

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>NASA revealed today one of the most colorful and comprehensive composite shots of deep space, a work …

3,000-Year-Old Pants Found in Chinese Grave

Archaeologists have discovered what they think is the world's oldest pair of pants - dating back over 3,000 years.<p>The woolen pants were found in a grave in Yanghai, in China's Xinjiang region. The fabric has been carbon-dated to some time between the 13th and the 10th century BC, according to a …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Bad news. In 2018, moonlight will obscure the Delta Aquarid’s nominal peak in late July. Good news! The Delta Aquarids will still be flying at the …

outerspace

Spacewalking astronauts complete crucial repair job

Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.<p>The two Americans on board, Rick Mastracchio and Steven Swanson, hustled through the urgent repair job, swapping out the computers well …

Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.<p>NASA scientist …

Why Habitable Exoplanets Might Mean Humanity Is Doomed

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler 186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler 186f is special …

Asteroid Strikes (Even Big Ones) Are More Common Than We Thought

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Asteroid researchers revealed that 26 asteroids hit earth over a span of 13 years, a figure that is …

Will nuclear-powered spaceships take us to the stars?

In the 1950s, rocket scientists dreamed of atomic-powered spaceships. Now these far-fetched designs might help a new generation explore the cosmos.<p>Project Orion has to be the most audacious, dangerous and downright absurd space programme ever funded by the US taxpayer. This 1950s design involved …

Nuclear Energy

Milky Way's structure mapped in unprecedented detail

Astronomers are one step closer to solving a longstanding mystery — just what our Milky Way galaxy looks like.<p>It may seem odd that a comprehensive understanding of the Milky Way's structure has so far eluded researchers. But it's tough to get a broad view of the galaxy from within.<p>"We are fairly …