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Einstein predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago; here's why you should care

Great excitement rippled through the physics world on Thursday at the announcement that gravitational waves have been detected after a 100-year …

The Keyboard Waffle Iron

The best wireless exercise headphones

<i>By Lauren Dragan</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>After considering a total of 145 sport-specific headphones and testing 82 of the best-reviewed options, our experts agreed that the JLab Epic Bluetooth is the …

Consumer Tech

7 gifts for a killer living room

Winter is coming. And with it also comes the need to show the loved ones in your life just how much you care for them by spending, spending, spending on gifts. Trouble is, there are just so many options to choose from. What you really need is someone, some outside force to hold your credit …

Living Rooms

36 Gifts for Men That Will Suit Every Type of Guy in Your Life

Whether you call him your dad, your dude, your bro or your bestie, the man in your life is gonna need a gift this holiday — that’s a no-brainer. But what’s not so much of one is what to get him. If shopping for him is a liiiittle tricker than scooping up gifts for mom or a cheap stocking stuffer …

Shopping

The best travel compact cameras in 2018

When you're going on vacation you're going to naturally want to take a camera along with you too, and the one in your smartphone probably won't cut. …

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but possibly not what the …

Microbiology

There's a mission to this mysterious water world that could detect the first alien life

In February, NASA announced that it was investing in a $2 billion mission to Europa — a tiny moon of Jupiter that is one of the most likely places …

Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2015 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have just been announced! Since the contest's inception in 2005, each year the school invites amateur photographers from around the world to submit their …

25 Amazing Photos Of The Hubble Space Telescope To Celebrate 25 Amazing Years!

Paul is a proud Southerner who enjoys long walks in the woods, sweet tea, and watching movies. He’s also an expert pastry chef and will share his …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Here's how long you could survive on every planet in our solar system

We know how long a human being could survive on a summer day on Mars without a spacesuit. (Answer: not long at all.) But what about the other planets in our solar system?<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks it down.<p><i>Produced by Kamelia Angelova, Will Wei, and Alana Kakoyiannis.</i><p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and</i> …

‘I was surrounded by stars, floating without control,’ recalls the cosmonaut who made history 50 years ago on a mission that nearly cost him his life<p>Fifty years ago, Alexei Leonov opened the airlock of his tiny space capsule, which was orbiting the Earth, and stepped into the void. For 12 minutes …

Space Exploration

Scientists Say a Lake's Worth of Water Is Frozen on Mars

Scientists say Mars has thousands of glaciers buried beneath its dusty surface, enough frozen water to blanket the planet with a 3.6-foot-thick (1.1-meter-thick) layer of ice. The glaciers are found in two bands in the mid-southern and mid-northern latitudes.<p>Radar readings from Mars orbiters were …

Magnetism

NASA Chief Scientist Is Sure We'll Find Alien Life Within 20 Years

The truth is out there<p>NASA is certain: We’re not alone in this universe.<p>Speaking at a public panel on Tuesday in Washington D.C., NASA scientists discussed the likelihood of finding organic life in our solar system. Given the surprising number of oceans residing throughout our celestial home, they …

Bionic Leaf Can Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel: Better Than Solar Cells?

Close<p>Solar energy can be converted into a liquid fuel, utilizing a new bionic leaf designed by researchers at Harvard University and the Wyss …

Opportunity Rover on Mars to Hit Marathon Milestone Soon

NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover is about to run a marathon on the Red Planet.<p>Opportunity has now covered 26.094 miles (41.994 kilometers) …

New Horizons: KBO targeted.

Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of <i>Death From the Skies!</i><p>In July of …

Rescued Dog Becomes First Pup to Climb Mount Everest

An abandoned mutt that was found starving in a garbage dump in India has become the first dog to climb to Everest’s Base Camp with his globe-trotting …

World’s First Airborne Wind Turbine to Bring Renewable Energy and WiFi to Alaska

Wind turbines have become airborne! An enormous helium-filled wind turbine will soon float over the city of Fairbanks, Alaska to produce enough …

Lockheed Martin Announces a Major Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, with secret laboratories and futuristic technologies, but it’s real – Lockheed Martin’s …

The Startram Maglev Train Could Make Space Travel Cheaper & More Efficient

Space travel is a costly and inefficient process. Not only does it take a large amount of fuel to send the lightest payload into orbit (the Space …

Report Estimates Enormous Economic Value of Living Elephants

Wildlife<p><b>When a young elephant dies at the hands of an ivory poacher, according to a recent</b> <b>report</b><b>, the commercial loss to the tourism industry is more than $1.6 million–­–the amount the animal would have contributed to the economy had it lived a full and happy life.</b><p>The report, published by the David …

Comet’s Near Miss with Mars on Tap for Sunday

Changing Planet<p><b>A once-in-a-million-year close encounter comes to Mars on Sunday. A comet will zoom past the red planet, and space observers are ready.</b><p>A flotilla of spacecraft will enjoy a ringside seat, precariously close as the speeding mountain-sized snowball barnstorms the red planet and swings …

Queen of the Underworld Sheds New Light on Greek Tomb

Newly revealed mosaic may hold key to unlocking mystery: Who was buried in the massive mound?<p><b>Greek archaeologists have discovered the image of a young, red-haired goddess being swept off to the underworld inside a 2,300-year-old tomb near the ancient site of Amphipolis in northern Greece.</b> …

10 International Street Photographers Who Change The Way We See The World

Think of a city. Of its winding roads and bustling crowds and tall buildings and piling garbage and whatever else. Now look closer. Think of the strange colors that jam up against each other for a brief moment, or the constant and ever-changing potential for violence, or danger, or love. Think of …

The first space photographers

Snapping photos in space wasn’t always so easy. Stephen Dowling discovers how the first astronauts battled radiation and more to take stunning cosmic images.<p>Anyone who learned to take photographs back in the days of film will remember how frustrating it could be. Quite apart from the trickiness of …

Apollo Missions

Beautifully Crafted Insects Made Out of Recycled Paper

Beautiful paper art can take on many forms, including incredible 3D drawings, stretchable stone-like busts, and elaborate hand-cut illustrations. Recently, Belgium-based ad agency Soon used paper as the medium for yet another unexpected product–playful little insects. Each sculpture was handcrafted …