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Andromeda smash-up: distant galaxy is rushing towards Earth at one million mph - with no hope of deviation

Is this a space invasion? It does indeed resemble one. In fact it is a splendid Nasa photograph of a Geminid meteor shower:<p>Such events are caused when fragments of dust often far older than Earth crash into our atmosphere at tens of thousands of miles per hour, each causing a mini-explosion. This …

Andromeda Galaxy

Up Close and Personal (11 Stunning Animal Portraits)

Danish photographer Morten Koldby has taken the most impressive animal portraits I have ever seen! Staring at us straight in the face, from point-blank range, these wild animals look as if they're demonstrating a wide range of emotions.<p>Kolby captures a unique perspective and by doing so gives us a …

Photography

Giving back on vacation

When the two Whitaker teens talk about their holiday trip to Tanzania two Christmases ago, it's not the animals they saw on safari that proved the most memorable, as amazing as the elephants and giraffes were.<p>It's how they helped a small unofficial orphanage, Pambazuko, acquire a van, which …

Middle School

15 of the World’s Most Romantic Islands

8. Harbour Island, Bahamas<p>Source: Shutterstock / Dave Allen Photography<p>Like an Easter egg come to life, the pastel colors that paint the landscape on …

British Columbia

The 7 Least-Visited Islands?From Antigua and Burmuda to Montserrat

Caribbean islands are already readying themselves for their annual onslaught of winter visitors. And while certain destinations never fail to draw travelers in the hundreds of thousands, there remain a number of under-the-radar locales that offer everything from picturesque capitals to hikes in …

Dominican Republic beaches -- these 10 have you covered | CNN Travel

Dominican Republic

8 Gifts for Travel Enthusiasts (mostly under $100)

<b>The Official Gifts for Travel Enthusiasts guide– there’s something for everyone with a passport.</b><p><b>LuMee Cases for smart phones.</b> The LuMee case will …

19 ways travel can change your life | CNN Travel

CNN

Why Gratitude Makes You a Happier Person

<i>“Stop pitying yourself, people have it worse, you should be grateful.”</i> You’ve probably heard this before, and it’s some of the most cliché, unhelpful …

Happiness

Wow! Milky Way Glows Over New Zealand in Stunning Photo

The Milky Way becomes a midnight rainbow across the sky in the stunning panorama.<p>This image was taken by astrophotographer Amit Kamble from the …

New Zealand

Astronomers are freaking out over this newly discovered Earth-sized planet — and for good reason

The exoplanet, dubbed GJ 1132b, is about the size of Earth and lives in a solar system roughly 39 light-years from Earth, a team of scientists reported in the November 12, 2015, issue of the journal Nature.<p>Furthermore, the exoplanet is the closest rocky Earth-sized exoplanet ever discovered, by far.<p>…

17 Goals For a More Organized Life

Nothing is better than a home that is easy to navigate with belongings that are even easier to find. Don't forget about your office, too — there are plenty of ways to keep your space neat for the most productive of workdays. Check out all of our resolutions for systemization, and get to …

NASA has released an image of mysterious earthworks its has spotted in Kazakhstan. The 8,000-year-old site in the Turgai region covers a massive area of land, where hundreds of mounds are arranged to form distinct shapes. According to The Weather

NASA has released an image of mysterious earthworks its has spotted in Kazakhstan.<p>The 8,000-year-old site in the Turgai region covers a massive area …

Halloween fireball: Bright meteor over Europe.

Saturday night (Halloween) at around 19:00 local time, a smallish bit of cosmic debris entered Earth’s atmosphere and burned up over central Europe. …

The Space Station Turns 15, Reaching a Remarkable Milestone

You probably don’t remember what you were doing on Nov. 2, 2000, but astronaut Bill Shepherd and cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev likely …

Patagonia’s controversial new national park

The creation of the Parque Patagonia conservation area – the brainchild of a billionaire US couple – is a step to creating one of the world’s largest national parks. But what’s the hiking like?<p>“Pain?” asks Jorge Molina, my hiking guide. Yes, there is a little pain, but it’s too late for cold feet. …

South America

What Happens If An Astronaut Floats Off In Space?

In short: he's in trouble.<p>In the film <i>Gravity</i>, which opens this month, two astronauts are on a spacewalk when an accident hurtles them into the void. So what would actually happen if you went, in NASA's terminology, "overboard"?<p>NASA requires spacewalking astronauts to use tethers (and sometimes …

I tried a startup that claims to make 86% of users happier — here's the science behind it

My initial happiness level.Happify.comHappify, a startup "experience" that claims to help people improve their emotional well-being through research-backed activities and games, has created a lot of buzz since its launch two years ago.<p>In 2014, the New York Times called it "perhaps the most …

Reserve an hour and a half every day to focus on your goals

<i>This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter</i> @Globe_Careers <i>or join our</i> LinkedIn <i>group.</i><p><b>Reach your goals in 90 minutes a day</b><p>If today and every other day seems to …

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

Einstein Is Right About General Relativity — Again

Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity has been proven right again — and this time, physicists have pinned down just how precise it is: Any …

A portrait of our solar system - Science News - ABC News

Meet the family - these amazing images of our solar system have been captured by many space missions over the past few decades.<p>The Sun<p>Sun taken by …

Halloween Fireballs Will Blaze in the Sky Through November

During the next couple of weeks, there is a fairly good chance that Earth will encounter a swarm of unusually large space particles, capable of …

Chasing Wormholes: The Hunt for Tunnels in Space-Time

Science fiction literature is full of stories in which tunnels in space-time — known as wormholes — are used for time travel. How much fact lies …

Physics

Europa: Facts About Jupiter's Icy Moon and Its Ocean

Europa is one of the Galilean moons of Jupiter, along with Io, Ganymede and Callisto. Astronomer Galileo Galilei gets the credit for discovering …

Astronomy

The 40-30-20-10 Rule Of Time Management

The underlying concept behind every piece of time management advice you’ve ever received is that you should spend more focused time on what matters most and less or no time on distractions from what matters most. The trouble is that that choice is rarely black and white but, rather, filled with all …

Time Management

Astronomers just saw a black hole do something shocking

Black holes are some of the most mysterious, frightening, and — paradoxically — brightest objects in the cosmos.<p>In particular, supermassive black holes, which can outweigh the sun millions of times, sometimes flare with powerful bursts of X-ray light that can rival the energy output of hundreds of …

Brace yourselves, climate change is coming: These 41 areas could be subject to untimely natural disasters

Rising surface temperatures due to climate change could ultimately rearrange the planet’s ecosystems<p>Rising surface temperatures due to climate change could have grave consequences for human life. An international group of scientists has pinpointed 41 specific places around the globe where abrupt …

8 remarkable discoveries that make this beautiful moon of Saturn the most compelling place to detect aliens

But it is a very special moon, unlike any of the other 59.<p>Since 2004, when NASA's Cassini spacecraft began orbiting Saturn, scientists have made some remarkable discoveries about this distant, icy world.<p>Not only does Enceladus contain a vast underground ocean beneath its icy surface, but it could …