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The Best Space Photos of 2016

London at midnight, Jan. 30, 2016.<br>Tim Peake—ESA/NASA<p>1 of 32<p>2016 was a year full of new discoveries and beautiful imagery coming from our universe. We …

Space Exploration

Proxima Centauri Just Became Our Gateway to the Cosmos

In this golden age of exoplanetary science the announcement of a planet 30% more massive than the Earth, in an 11.2 day orbit around a low-mass star …

Proxima Centauri

How to set up all your shiny new Apple gear

This time of the year typically means gifts, both giving and receiving them. Surely some of you have gotten a brand new Macbook, iMac, iPhone or iPad (Pro, anyone?).<p>If so, you might be looking at a lovely morning playing with your shiny new toys. But where to start? What essential tweaks, software …

5 Reasons Why Glass-Steagall Matters

The Glass-Steagall Act came up as a major point of disagreement between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton during Saturday's Democratic presidential debate. The Act, which was originally enacted in 1933, separated risky trading and investment from traditional banking activities like business …

Middle-class

Man Is His Own Child’s Uncle, Says DNA Testing

A baby boy born in Washington last year is his own cousin, geneticists found. The child’s father is a genetic chimera—a person who carries two sets …

The 15 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

Astronomy

Why sanctuary cities must exist

Some members of Congress and Republican presidential candidates want to cut off Justice Department grants to so-called sanctuary cities — places like Los Angeles and San Francisco, where, as a moral or practical matter, local law enforcement generally doesn't turn over undocumented immigrants to …

Poor Lifestyle Choices Can Be Passed Onto Future Generations Through DNA

Well, that’s unfortunate.<p>New research has shown for the first time that traces of our poor lifestyles, environmental stressors and trauma can be …

Genetics

5 Napa Valley Wineries We Feel You Really Should Know About - Drink Me

With endless libations in Napa Valley, it can become a bit overwhelming when deciding which winery to visit on your trip. Alternatively, if it’s not …

Napa Valley

Pinot noir 50th anniversary: Beer, bootstraps built Ponzi Vineyards success

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the first pinot noir grapes planted in the Willamette Valley, The Oregonian/OregonLive is telling the stories of …

Wine & Spirits

Ozone-destroying chemical making comeback, scientists find

An ozone-destroying chemical long thought to be on the decline in Earth's upper atmosphere is making an unexpected comeback, an international team of scientists has found.<p>Backed by years of global observations including key contributions from a Canadian satellite, researchers reported in the …

Global Warming

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Mountaineering

Mystery of Runaway Biotech Wheat Called Unsolvable as New Incident is Reported

<i>Correction: This story was updated to reflect that the Southern Agricultural Research Center is affiliated with Montana State University, not the University of Montana.</i><p>The discovery of rogue genetically modified wheat plants growing in an Oregon field last year was officially deemed an unsolved …

Agriculture

Nanosheet burn dressing clings to uneven skin

Even with advances in gels and dressings, burns remain a difficult injury to treat. This applies particularly to parts of the body where the skin …

American Chemical Society

Giant underwater waves show their power

A study reveals the origins of hidden underwater waves that can tower hundreds of feet.<p><i>Internal waves</i> are what scientists call underwater waves that …

NASA is tracking a gargantuan iceberg, escaped from Antarctica

After six months of winter darkness in Antarctica, NASA has re-acquired satellite images of the huge iceberg B31.<p>Winter has lifted from Antarctica’s …