Marsel Saadeh

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This short documentary shows how astronomers hope to find the next habitable planets

Trying to discover habitable planets isn't just for science fiction anymore<p>Just a couple of decades ago, the very idea that there were other planets orbiting stars throughout the universe was something that belonged to science fiction. However, recent research has shown not only are there other …

Universe

NASA works to wake up Curiosity as mission gets two-year extension

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has been cleared for another two-year extended mission to study the Red Planet – if it can wake up. Since July 2, the …

Kenyan Muslims Protect Christians After Terrorists Attack Bus

A group of Kenyans traveling by bus refused Islamist terrorists demands that they identify themselves as either Christian or Muslim in an act of …

Decision to force out Marine who sent warning ahead of insider attack upheld

By Dan Lamothe<p>, Reporter<p>A senior Navy Department official decided Monday to force a Marine Corps officer out of the service for his handling of classified information, three years after he was first investigated after sending a warning to deployed colleagues about an Afghan police chief whose …

Military

On Ukraine’s front lines, U.S.-supplied equipment is falling apart

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>, Reporter<p>The United States has delivered more than $260 million in nonlethal military equipment to help the government of Ukraine in its fight against a Russian-backed insurgency, but some of the U.S.-supplied gear meant to protect and transport Ukrainian military forces is …

Russia

Saudi Arabia Is Set to Behead 50 Men on Terrorism Charges

Authorities in Saudi Arabia are preparing to behead 50 men convicted on charges of terrorism, the BBC reported.<p>The individuals sentenced to death …

Final Assembly Of The James Webb Space Telescope Has Begun

The first mirror segment has finally been installed on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), marking a milestone in the construction of the next …

100 Years of General Relativity: Why Einstein Still Stands

Despite numerous challenges to the theory, it remains foundational<p>One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein redefined what gravity is, overthrowing his own hero Isaac Newton.<p>Newton had imagined gravity to be a force like any other that pulls on things to get them going. But Einstein wove …

Physics

Physicists Can Now Achieve Quantum Entanglement at Room Temperature

Quantum entanglement—the process though which particle’s states become inextricably linked, despite being nowhere near each other—is usually carried …

Physicists Prove That Spooky Action At a Distance Is Real

Entanglement is one of the strangest aspects of quantum mechanics, whereby two subatomic particles can be so closely connected that one can seem to …

If France wants to succeed against Islamic State, it should study the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan

The wisdom of the U.S. decision to keep troops in Afghanistan on a semi-permanent basis will be long debated. What is beyond debate is the brilliance of the post-9/11 invasion, which holds lessons for the French people following the massacres of Nov. 13 in Paris and the similarly appalling loss of …

Special Forces

Is there such a thing as a photographic memory? And if so, can it be learned?

<b>Alan Searleman, a professor of psychology at St. Lawrence University and co-author of the college textbook Memory from a Broader Perspective,</b> …

Without Einstein it would have taken decades longer to understand gravity

It was 1905, and Albert Einstein had just turned theoretical physics on its head by publishing a paper on what later became known as special …

France seeks U.S.-Russia unity in coalition against Islamic State

President Obama publicly vowed to "redouble" U.S. efforts against Islamic State hours after the terrorist massacres in Paris, but officials offered few details as to what he meant.<p>That could change when French President Francois Hollande visits the White House on Tuesday as part of a trip to create …

Hollande hopes for U.S.-Russia unified front for 'vast coalition' in ISIS fight

<b>(CNN) —</b> French President François Hollande has called for a "vast coalition" to fight ISIS, but he acknowledged Wednesday a significant potential roadblock -- not all the players needed for this unified front currently trust each other.<p>"I know well that not all countries share the same interests, …

Paris Attacks: Who Was the Woman Killed in Terror Raid?

The woman killed during an anti-terror police raid in suburban Paris on Wednesday has been identified as a 26-year-old daughter of a Moroccan immigrant.<p>Hasna Aitboulahcen, 26, has described herself in the past as a cousin of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader of the Nov. 13 terror attacks …

Putin Blasts Syria With New Stealth Missile—and Shows the World He Can Strike From 1,700 Miles Away

It wasn’t that long ago that the U.S. Air Force seemed to be the only one capable of attacking from half a continent away. Then came Russia’s …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop is going to be expensive — but it's doable

Setting aside the technical issues involved in actually building the Hyperloop, one critical factor in whether the system will ever be constructed is its cost. Because the system is theoretical right now, cost estimates are going to vary widely, but it is possible to come up with a reasonable …

High-speed Rail

The awkward moment when Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin met at the UN General Assembly

Rarely have two world leaders been so visibly uncomfortable in one another's presence, but that doesn't mean Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have nothing to talk about<p>Constructive. Business-like. Surprisingly frank.<p>Those are the diplomatic euphemisms Vladimir Putin used to describe his meeting with …

WATCH: FREE MOVIE Lloyd Pye: Where Did We Come From?

Lloyd Pye attempts to answer the ultimate question that our ancestors and we have been asking for years, where did humans really come from? This very …

What happens in your brain when you sleep?

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body, …

Forget the James Webb, a future high-definition telescope could probe life on exoplanets

The James Webb Space Telescope will be Earth’s premier space observatory for the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. However its …

Efficient Genome Editing on Your Desktop

February 25, 2015<p>Efficient Genome Editing on Your Desktop<p>In-silico tools for efficient genome editing<p>The discovery of restriction endonucleases and …

Scientists Have Found a Reset “Button” For Our Body Clock

And it could let you switch off jet lag and insomnia.<p>Canadian scientists have discovered the molecular switch that resets and synchronises our …

Putin: 'No Regrets' Over Crimea Annexation

In a new documentary in Russia, President Vladimir Putin says that the annexation of Crimea just over a year ago was justified and righted a historical wrong.<p>In the film titled <i>The President,</i> Putin denies that the importance of the Black Sea peninsula is not strategic. "It's because this has …

US set to revive propaganda war as Putin’s PR machine ‘undermines’ Baltic states

Pressure grows from Congress to counter slick Russian media that erodes support for Nato<p>Russia’s sprawling propaganda network may have failed to persuade much of the world that Ukraine is run by Nazis, that Crimea was annexed in a popular uprising and/or that Germany is a failed state. But the …

Orion's historic step towards Mars, the discovery of an 'Earth twin' and 3D printing in space: Nasa reveals its highlights of 2014

It was a year of historic missions tinged with sadness at tragic accidents in the world of apce.<p>Nasa today revealed it's highlights of the year from …

Space Science