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Scientists Zone In on Treatment for Chronic Migraines and Headaches

Those who get migraines know how painful and debilitating they can be. In extreme cases, they can take you out of commission for days. One in seven …

Migraines

Watch a bumblebee get pollen from a flower through the power of buzzing (video)

Bees experience forces 30 times greater than gravity as they buzz for pollen — near the limit of human endurance, notes the New York Times in an …

Human DNA found in a Neandertal woman

Humans and Neandertals may have hooked up much earlier than previously thought.<p>Early ancestors of humans in Africa interbred with Neandertals about …

New clues about how Earth got its moon

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the only world besides Earth that man has set foot on. But we still don't know exactly how it got there.<p>Now, rocks brought back by the Apollo astronauts in the late '60s and early '70s are providing new clues about how Earth got its moon.<p>Many scientists have long theorized that the …

Astronomy

Samsung's Galaxy A9 has a 6-inch display and a huge battery

Though flagship smartphones have apparently stopped growing, most of them having 5 to 5.5-inch screens, there's still a market for larger devices, …

Small fish species evolved rapidly following 1964 Alaska earthquake

Genomic technology developed at the University of Oregon helped document rapid evolutionary transformation of threespine stickleback in less than 50 …

Biology

What’s Inside A Jet Engine? These Scientists Are On A Search-And-Don’t-Destroy Mission To Find Out

Dr. Waseem Faidi’s research playground looks an awful lot like a high-tech hospital room. There’s the large white doughnut of a computed tomography …

Imaging

Milky Way's Giant Black Hole Probed Like Never Before

The gigantic black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy is coming into sharper focus.<p>For the first time ever, astronomers have detected magnetic …

Highest-Res Pluto Images Reveal A Complex, Beautiful World

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how difficult it can be to focus on science when the world is tearing itself apart. As this latest terrible chapter is being written into the already overwhelming history of violence on Earth, I worry I might find myself seeking solace from that post’s optimism more …

Solar System

Diply

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So periods are still a major mystery, even to science, #mysteryperiods

Even if your mother told you that menstruation is a beautiful and natural process, by the time you hit your mid-teens, you probably realized that …

New Telescope to Take First-Ever Black Hole Photo

A group of astronomers are meeting this week to plan out an ambitious and unprecedented project — capturing the first-ever image of a black hole.<p>The …

Hole Drilled to Bottom of Earth's Crust, Breakthrough to Mantle Looms

<b>Seeking the elusive 'Moho'</b><p>Scientist said this week they had drilled into the lower section of Earth's crust for the first time and were poised to …

Great Discoveries Channel

Since the Gaia Spacecraft's second massive data drop last week, scientists have released over 30 new research papers in just two days following the …

Distant Black Hole’s Spin Clocked - Sky & Telescope

<b>A new measurement could be the farthest back in time astronomers have ever reached when measuring a black hole’s spin.</b><p>The quasar Q2237+0305 is split …

Universe

We Are Dead Stars

Every atom in our bodies was fused in an ancient star. NASA astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller explains how the iron in our blood connects us to one of the most violent acts in the universe—a supernova explosion—and what the universe might look like when all the stars die out.<p>This video is a …

Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and …

Does God exist? Can science really disprove that?

When science writer Amir Aczel read A Universe From Nothing, by Lawrence M. Krauss, he filled it with notes about everything he disagreed with, and considered writing a book of his own saying why he believes the universe did not emerge out of nothingness.<p>Then Richard Dawkins insulted his …

Week in Tech: 5 must-know things

LOS ANGELES — New ways of watching TV dominated the week's tech headlines, starting with Netflix, the company that streams movies and original shows to your TV set. Thirty-five million subscriber strong Netflix feels comfortable enough about the popularity of its streaming service that it will …

Dramatic rescue footage: Coastguards save people from sinking South Korea ferry

Widespread Encryption Bug, Heartbleed, Can Capture Your Passwords

Some websites running SSL encryption, such as Airbnb, Pinterest, USMagazine.com, NASA, and Creative Commons, among others, were exposed to a major …

Massive Security Bug In OpenSSL Could Affect A Huge Chunk Of The Internet

I saw a t-shirt one time. “I’m a bomb disposal technician,” it read. “If you see me running, try to keep up.”<p>The same sort of idea can be applied to net security: when all the net security people you know are freaking out, it’s probably an okay time to worry.<p>This afternoon, many of the net security …