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Unconscious skydiver rescued by friends mid-air

The moment a skydiver was knocked unconscious during a 12,500ft jump has been caught on camera.<p>James Lee collided with another diver moments after they jumped from a plane at a skydiving site in Wiltshire.<p>He was rescued by quick-thinking friends, who grabbed hold of him and deployed his …

The U.S. Government Once Fracked Oil Wells Using Nuclear Bombs

Oil and gas fracking is big business in America, with more than two million hydraulically fractured wells across the country producing 43 and 67 …

Oil & Gas Industry

Distant quasar lights up cosmic web like a neon sign

The filaments of the cosmic web are difficult to see visually. They consist primarily of dark matter and intergalactic gas and dust, none of which …

Noah's Ark Blueprints Found—4,000-Year-Old Detailed Instructions

Irving Finkel, British Museum curator and author of “The Ark Before Noah,” has found a 4,000-year-old tablet that describes the materials and …

Halton Arp - obituary

Halton Arp was an astronomer who faced scientific exile after daring to question the Big Bang theory of the universe’s creation<p>Halton Arp, the award-winning American astronomer and protégé of Edwin Hubble, who has died aged 86, wrote a widely-used text, the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies (1966); yet in …

Stephen Hawking Says There Are No Black Holes

The physicist offers a new theory that allows energy to escape.<p>Stephen Hawking has a big announcement. No, it's not that aliens exist or that humans won't survive another 1,000 years on Earth. The physicist claims, in a paper posted online Wednesday, that the idea of an event horizon—the point of …

Dwarf planet Ceres is spewing water into space

Scientists have speculated for decades that Ceres — the planet-like heavenly body embedded in our solar system's asteroid belt — might contain water, still considered a rarity in our solar system. They haven't been sure, though, until now: researchers at the European Space Agency and the …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …