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Scientists Find DNA Clues That Show How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

Please be wings, please be wings…<p>Evolution never really stops, so it stands to reason that we humans are still undergoing evolutionary changes. Now …

Galileo: UK plan to launch rival to EU sat-nav system

<b>The UK is considering plans to launch a satellite-navigation system as a rival to the EU's Galileo project.</b><p>The move comes after the UK was told it would be shut out of key elements of the programme after Brexit.<p>The UK has spent 1.4bn euros (£1.2bn) on Galileo, which is meant to be Europe's answer …

Armed Forces

Within Decades, Floods May Render Many Islands Uninhabitable

Wave-induced floods—abetted by rising seas—could ruin the water supplies of thousands of islands, a new study claims.<p>For the Marshall Islands, climate change isn't some distant, future danger: It is already wreaking havoc across the Pacific country's more than 1,100 low-lying atolls.<p>Now, a new …

Sea Level

New NASA spaceship will really dig (into) Mars

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA is going to Mars again, this time with the first spaceship dedicated to digging deep below the surface to find out what's shaking on the red planet.<p>InSight is scheduled to launch May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on an Atlas V 401 rocket. The launch window opens at …

6 Ways to Motivate Yourself When You Just Can’t Even, According to Science

Whether it’s hitting the gym three days a week or finally finishing your novel, sometimes the biggest obstacle standing in the way of achieving your …

How To Photograph Flowing Water

One of the very first tricks that aspiring landscape photographers want to learn is how to make flowing water smooth as in the waterfall in the photo …

How to take a picture of the moon that doesn’t look like a tiny, white blob

Taking a good picture of our little satellite pal is harder than it seems, but a little prep makes a big difference.<p>The moon is a photographic tease. It hangs up there in the sky, all big and bright. Then you try to take a picture of it and you get a pathetic white blob floating in a sea of digital …

Mobile Photography

First Alien Star System With Eight Planets Found

The planet, known as Kepler-90i, is one of two discovered by a powerful neural network sifting through NASA data.<p>In a first for astronomy, scientists trained a neural network to sift through scads of data from a planet-hunting telescope, and it found a whole new world.<p>Dubbed Kepler-90i, the …

Machine Learning

New trials show cancer immunotherapy can be incredibly effective—and incredibly dangerous

CAR T continues to show promise for otherwise incurable cancers.<p>In the past decade, immunotherapies have become an increasingly promising way of combatting cancer. Most of them work by hijacking the body’s immune system and employing it to fight disease. But one treatment has arguably shown the …

The world's first "space nation" just launched a satellite into orbit

by Dom Galeon November 17, 2017 Off World 7540<p>One Small Step for Asgardians<p>The Asgardia-1 satellite launched aboard the NASA commercial vessel OA-8 …

Who should be allowed to use CRISPR?

Exclusive agreements with private companies could delay vital research<p>This week saw a resolution to the grueling legal battle between the University of California at Berkeley and the Broad Institute over the discovery of the novel, cheap, and easy-to-use gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. The …