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3 Signs You're Wasting Your Time In The Wrong Relationship

<i>By Christine Schoenwald</i><p>For some people, living the single life is amazing and fulfilling; for others, they need to be in a relationship. Sometimes their need is so strong that they're willing to stay in a bad relationship because they're terrified of being alone. They don't see that being on your …

Shades of Grey

Northern lights, blood moons and brilliant stars - in pictures

Some of the best entries so far in the 2016 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. There are two weeks left to enter, and the winners will be announced in September

Astronomy

Watch a Big Green Comet And Its Twin Fly Past the Earth

The larger of the two is continuing to brighten in the night sky. Here's how to catch it.<p>Comet 252P/LINEAR has delighted astronomers in the Southern Hemisphere by brightening more than expected in recent days, and it's on its way to the skies of the Northern Hemisphere. The bright green comet made …

WATCH: This Is What Gravitational Waves Sound Like

The sound of history being made.<p>If, like us, you’re still coming down from the high that is the first direct evidence of Einstein's gravitational …

Gravitational Waves

We've finally found gravitational waves, so can we time travel?

Physicists working with a powerful observatory on Earth announced Thursday that they have finally detected ripples in space and time created by two …

Who Controls Your Mind? (Hint: It's Not Your Brain)

One of the easiest bets to win is to offer a million dollars to anyone who can accurately predict their next thought. It would be foolhardy to accept such a bet. As we all experience every day -- and yet rarely notice -- our thoughts are unpredictable and spontaneous. They come and go at will, and …

Consciousness

2016 January 26 - A Candidate for the Biggest Boom Yet Seen

<b>A Candidate for the Biggest Boom Yet Seen</b> <b><br>Illustration Credit:</b> Jin Ma (Beijing Planetarium)<p><b>Explanation:</b> It is a candidate for the brightest and most …

Cosmology

Most of the matter in the universe is missing, but astronomers think they've found some of it

These things seem to be pretty big - roughly the size of Earth's orbit around the Sun - and they could help to explain where a bunch of missing matter in the universe is, known as the missing baryon problem.<p>The detection of these structures was made by astronomers working at the CSIRO's Compact …

Universe

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness

Stephen Hawking thinks it’s time to ditch this dying planet

The list of things Stephen Hawking is known for is pretty long. He’s a world renowned physicist and cosmologist who has done groundbreaking work on …

A NASA expert has revealed the most realistic renderings of how Earth would look with Saturn's rings

Saturn's Rings are amazing to behold. Since they were first observed by Galileo in 1610, they have been the subject of endless scientific interest and popular fascination.<p>Composed of billions of particles of dust and ice, these rings span a distance of about 282,000 km (175,000 miles) - which is …

Astronomy

Five planets align: how to see this spectacular celestial show

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are visible together in the night sky for the first time since 2005<p>Keen astronomers still have time to see five planets in the night sky, in a rare alignment which has not happened for more than a decade.<p>For the first time since 2005, Mercury, Venus, Mars, …

Brightest ever supernova defies established theory

ASASSN-15lh, the brightest supernova ever seen, is now one of astronomy's most intriguing mysteries.<p>First discovered in June 2015 by the All Sky …

Universe

The search for alien life: How close we really are to solving one of the universe’s great mysteries

The “Fermi paradox” has plagued scientists for generations. At long last, an answer appears to be on the horizon<p>Physicist Enrico Fermi famously asked the question "Where are they?" to express his surprise over the absence of any signs for the existence of other intelligent civilizations in the …

Paranormal

Giant 'alien megastructure': That bizarre-looking star just got a lot weirder

Three months ago, news broke that a giant “alien megastructure” could exist around a bizarre-looking star 1,500 light-years away.<p>While the prospect …

Scientists find evidence of second biggest black hole in Milky Way

MINATO, Japan, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A team of astronomers in Japan have discovered evidence of what they call an "intermediate mass" black hole near the …

Universe

The Universe's Dark Ages May Hold The Secrets To Dark Matter, Inflation, And Even String Theory

The universe might have started with a bang, but once the echoes faded it took quite some while until the cosmic symphony began. Between the creation of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), where neutral atoms formed for the first time, and the formation of the first stars, there were 100 million …

Universe

Most of the universe is missing — here are 5 ambitious experiments that might find the rest

The other 85% of matter is missing. Scientists call this invisible stuff "dark matter" because we can't see it and, so far, no one has directly detected it.<p>We know dark matter exists only because all the matter that we actually can see can't explain the motion of stars and galaxies in the universe. …

Dark Matter

Pluto's haze glows blue in new NASA photos

Pluto's amazing haze layers glow brightly in a new, processed photo taken by the New Horizons spacecraft and released by NASA on Thursday.<p>The new …

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

Black Holes

There's Something Enormous Buried Beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Every week, we’re bombarded with images of dazzling terrains on Mars and Pluto, but there are still geologic wonders to be discovered right here on …

The Purpose Of Meditation — It's Not What You Think

Nico is the son of a friend of mine. We’ve only recently gotten acquainted, but I find his background fascinating.<p>We sit with our coffees in a garden …

What Kind of Technology Could Dark Matter Research Lead To?

Beneath the Black Hills of South Dakota, scientists at the Sanford Underground Research Facility are using a device called a Large Underground Xenon …

Milky Way Grew From the Inside Out

Scientists have made a cosmic growth chart of the Milky Way galaxy, an innovative blending of data collected by the ongoing Sloan Digital Sky Survey …

Milky Way Galaxy

Hunting Uranus, the Solar System's Azure Ice Giant

Amateur astronomers the world over enjoy regular views of Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and even elusive Mercury. The outer solar system planets …

7 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Universe To Put Your Ego In Check

We are, as the saying goes, but a tiny speck.<p>And from time to time, it's important to put things into perspective. Or, as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson would tell you, have your mind blown.<p>Just consider for a moment that while Earth has an equatorial diameter of 7,926 miles, the Milky Way's is …

Universe

5 signs humans have pushed earth into a new geological age

Our environmental impact is indeed profound — there is little debate about that — but is it significant on a geological timescale, measured over millions of years?<p>And will humans leave a distinctive mark upon the layers of rocks that geologists of 100,000,000AD might use to investigate the present …

Earth Science

Monkeys get spiteful when others have more - Futurity

Just like people, some monkeys take an "if I can't have it, no one can" attitude and punish others who get more than their fair share.

Monkeys

NASA probe spots giant 'X' on Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back an intriguing image on Pluto's surface: a big 'X.'<p>There's a big "X" on Pluto, and it marks buried …

This Stunning Single Image Blurs the Line Between Earth and Space

Set 7,900 ft above sea level, on the outskirts of the Atacama Desert, the La Silla Observatory has an amazing view of the night sky. So good, in …