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<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission have created perspective views of the Rheasilvia impact basin on the giant …

Hubble has 12 new images of Messier objects, and they're spectacular

Avid comet hunter Charles Messier crafted drawings of various celestial objects and published them as a book, "Catalogue des Nébuleuses et des Amas …

Scientists found a new type of water in diamonds, holy crap

Scientists have found a new type of water known as Ice-VII from diamonds deep in the Earth's crust. This type of ice is about 1.5 times as dense as …

How Fast Can Gravitational Wave Detection Get?

On September 14, 2015, gravitational waves from the smashup of two black holes reached Earth. And for the first time, a scientific instrument was …

Is vitamin D really a cure-all – and how should we get our fix?

Evidence is growing that the ‘sunshine vitamin’ helps protect against a wide range of conditions including cancers<p>Vitamin D is having quite a moment. In the past few months, evidence has been growing that the “sunshine vitamin” not only has an important role in bone and muscle health, but might …

Vitamin D

A Tantalizing Signal From the Early Universe

Astronomers have found evidence of the first stars igniting in cold, dark gas, a detection with huge implications for our understanding of the cosmos.<p>Near the beginning, not long after the Big Bang, the universe was a cold and dark place swirling with invisible gas, mostly hydrogen and helium. Over …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

Rheumatoid arthritis: Scorpion venom compound may halt progression

The Indian red scorpion is one of the most dangerous scorpions in the world. Without treatment, a sting from this creature can kill a human in just …

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by modern humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the …

You could be immortal by 2050

Those are the words of esteemed futurologist Dr Ian Pearson, who believes humans are very close to achieving “immortality” — the ability to never …

How to Get Rid of Redness Around the Nose Without Using Concealer

Our skin has a way of turning against us in the dead of winter—dry rough patches and redness are common complaints. The nose is a particularly …

The Scientific Guide to a Healthier You

Everyone's lives are busy, but it can be hard to track down truly useful health advice. In this special edition of BBC Focus Magazine, experts reveal …

Supercomputer provides black hole breakthrough

Black holes are regions of space-time whose gravitational effects are so strong that even electromagnetic radiation such as light cannot escape from …

US cold snap was a freak of nature, quick analysis finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consider this cold comfort: A quick study of the brutal American cold snap found that the Arctic blast really wasn't global warming …

Climate Change

'Serious gap' in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physics

<b>A mathematical discrepancy in the expansion rate of the Universe is now "pretty serious", and could point the way to a major discovery in physics, says a Nobel laureate.</b><p>The most recent results suggest the inconsistency is not going away.<p>Prof Adam Riess told BBC News that an unknown phenomenon, such …

Here's What Will Happen 10,000 Years From Now, According to Science

We come from the far future.<p>Imagining the future of humanity, our planet, and everything we hold dear in our corner of the cold dark Universe is …

10 Space Facts Guaranteed to Make You Sound Smart at Parties

Hurray for having something to talk about!<p>Do you, like me, suck at interacting with human beings? Do you find yourself darting off to the nearest dog …

What Is Time? A Simple Explanation

Time is familiar to everyone, yet hard to define and understand. Science, philosophy, religion, and the arts have different definitions of time, but …

How scientists are expanding the spectrum for SETI and the search for alien life

BERKELEY, Calif. — Twenty years after the movie “Contact” brought the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, to the big screen, it’s …