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The Seventh Next Gen GPS Satellite Is Now In Orbit

On August 1, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched an Air Force GPS-IIF satellite in the orbit. This is the seventh GPS-IIF satellite launched into orbit of a planned constellation of 12 satellites. This satellite is the third launched in 2014, with one more launch planned …

The Robo-Scorpion is Coming and No One is Safe

Backyard Brains, the company that created the RoboRoach, has been tinkering with the scorpion. Because that's safe.<p><b>The folks who brought us the giant</b>, smartphone-controlled cyborg cockroach are back—this time, with a wired-up scorpion. Be afraid.<p>Backyard Brains, a small Michigan-based company …

If you can run for 5 minutes a day, you may add years to your life

People who jogged or ran for as little as five minutes a day reduced their risk of premature death by nearly one-third and extended their lives by about three years, according to a new study.<p>Researchers examined the exercise habits of more than 55,000 adults in the Dallas area who were monitored …

This Fall, Watch a Comet Buzz Mars

In October, Comet Siding Spring will buzz Mars at 125,000 miles per hour, and close enough for the comet's tail of gas and dust to envelop the planet.<p><b>Comet Siding Spring hails from the Oort</b> Cloud, a spherical cloud of icy, dusty objects at the very edge of the Solar System. But this fall, it will …

Why is the speed of darkness faster than the speed of light?

Michael Stevens explains why darkness moves faster than light in this new episode of Vsauce. I usually find these explainers interesting because they …

Mars rover's long-distance running hailed by Nasa

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, according to Nasa.<p>Since arriving on the red planet in 2005, the solar-powered robot has journeyed across 25 miles (40 kilometres) of Martian terrain. That surpasses the …

Is it bad to bottle up your anger?

Feeling angry? Let it all out, punch a pillow, blow off steam, but don’t keep it in, right? As Claudia Hammond discovers the evidence is far more complicated.<p>How often have you heard the advice to not to keep any anger in for the sake your health? There’s a common notion that suppressing your anger …

Women, antibiotics and the Longitude Prize

Across the world many leaders are speaking out about the challenges our global society faces as antibiotic resistance grows and our medical arsenal to defeat infection shrinks. In the last few months the World Health Organization (WHO), David Cameron and Sally Davies (the UK’s chief medical …

Wildly misaligned planet-forming disks in binary star system HK Tau

There’ve been hints in the past that this type of misaligned system exists, but this is the cleanest and most striking example, astronomers …

Solar System

Perseid meteors versus the supermoon

Which is brighter – Perseid fireballs or a supermoon? You’ll find out as the year’s biggest, brightest full moon arrives as Perseid meteor shower …

Octopus mom protects her eggs for an astonishing 4-1/2 years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If someone were to create an award for “mother of the year” in the animal kingdom, a remarkably dedicated eight-limbed mom from the dark and frigid depths of the Pacific Ocean might be a strong contender.<p>A deep-sea octopus (Graneledone boreopacifica) is shown on a ledge near …

Will it be a hit or a bomb with the public? Read the brain waves

To predict a large population's likely response to something--a product, politician or policy--political consultants, marketing gurus and advertising execs have long favored the focus group. Ask a small segment of the target audience what it thinks about something, the formula goes. Tweak …

Rain of asteroids melted early Earth, boiled its oceans, study shows

When you look up at the moon's pockmarked face, you're actually staring at Earth's early history. The rain of asteroids that pummeled the lunar surface hit our planet too — it's just that erosion and plate tectonics blotted out the evidence. In fact, no rocks anywhere in the world survived to tell …

101 Geysers Spotted Erupting From Saturn Moon

Changing Planet<p>Dramatic plumes, both large and small, spray water ice and vapor from many locations along the famed “tiger stripes” near the south pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Courtesy NASA/JPL<p>Erupting from fractures, 101 geysers dot the surface of Saturn’s frozen moon, Enceladus, report NASA …

Life after a face transplant

Over the past decade, face transplants have started returning normality to the lives of people who have been severely disfigured, but even now the surgery still holds a great number of severe risks — including death. Looking at the current state of the surgery, <i>GQ</i> profiles one of the people who have …

Consume, Consume, Consume With The False Promise Of Happiness!

Victor Lebow an economist, retail analyst and author, wrote a very pertinent account of modern consumerism in his 1955 paper, “Price Competition in …

Moms teach babies the smell of fear

Anxious mother rats give off an odor that teaches their newborn babies to be afraid.<p>Researchers studied mother rats who had learned to fear the smell …

Malaria experts bid to stamp out disease before parasite becomes drug resistant

Some of the world's leading malaria experts are advocating a radical plan to try to stamp out the disease before resistance to the newest and best drugs used to treat it grows too widespread.<p>Malaria parasites resistant to the artemisinin drugs, which have been key to strategies for controlling the …

16-foot Waves Measured in Arctic Ocean Where There Was Once Only Ice

Reduced sea ice allowed the buildup of huge waves in the Beaufort Sea.<p>Sixteen-foot waves are buffeting an area of the Arctic Ocean that until recently was permanently covered in sea ice—another sign of a warming climate, scientists say.<p>Because wave action breaks up sea ice, allowing more sunlight …

The States People Want To Get The Hell Out Of [Infographic]

Survey says: people want to leave Illinois.<p>Gallup is out with a new poll and accompanying map measuring responses to this question: "Regardless of whether you <i>will</i> move, if you had the opportunity, would you <i>like</i> to move to another state, or would you rather remain in your current state?"<p>Big insights …

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, televisions, radio broadcasts, hospital equipment, electric pumps and water supplies.<p>On that day an "extreme solar storm" did …

Flight Risk

Is Earth headed for its sixth mass extinction?

Earth’s biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life—but it may be reaching …

Feeling powerful increases how much time you think you have

A new study titled "Power and Time Availability" by the University of California Berkeley has found that the more power you possess, the more time you feel like you have at your disposal. The study asked a few hundred people, some primed as "bosses," and others as "employees," to fill out surveys …

Tropical Fish Cause Trouble as Climate Change Drives Them Toward the Poles

Newly arrived species mow down vegetation and upend local communities.<p>Marine ecologist Adriana Vergés emerged from a scuba dive in Tosa Bay off the coast of southern Japan last week and was amazed at what she'd seen: A once lush kelp forest had been stripped bare and replaced by coral.<p>The bay is …

If Dogs Feel Jealousy, It May Run Deeper In Us Than We'd Thought

Dr. Christine Harris co-authored a study that examined whether dogs exhibit jealous behavior, hoping to see if jealousy is an emotion unique to humans. Audie Cornish asks Harris: Does it take complex cognitions to trigger the emotion?<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Earlier this week, we saw a small …