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Journey Through Time: 100 Years of the National Parks

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National Parks

How astronomers could find the 'real' planet Krypton

The search for exoplanets, worlds orbiting stars other than our own, has become a major field of research in the last decade – with nearly 2,000 such …

University of London

Why Do The Tiniest Galaxies Have The Most Dark Matter?

When we look out at the Universe, in any direction and with a variety of methods, we find the same ratios of dark matter to normal matter all over the place: 5-to-1. Whether we’re looking at the fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background, the lensing-to-X-ray ratios of colliding clusters, the …

Universe

Peak Plutonium-238? U.S. Starts Making Nuclear Fuel For Deep Space Missions

In the next two or three years, the U.S. Department of Energy will begin producing small quantities of a material known as plutonium-238 at refurbished federal nuclear facilities in Idaho and Tennessee.<p>When fully operational, the facilities will be able to produce a little more than three pounds of …

Energy

NASA's Mars Announcement Takes Us One Step Closer To Solving The Mystery Around Planet's 'Alien Life'

The latest research from NASA has given us a telling picture of Mars' ability to host life.<p>Four studies, published in the journal Science, describes …

What happens when a 5,000-pound piece of space junk collides with Earth is nothing short of amazing

It is scheduled to re-enter our atmosphere next Friday, Nov. 13 at 2:20 pm ET over the Indian Ocean, about 62 miles off the coast of Sri Lanka.<p>Upon re-entry, WT1190F will put on quite a show as it races through the skies, generating tremendous heat from friction against air molecules in the …

27 Kids Who Totally Nailed This Halloween Thing

Kudos to the kids that dressed up as Michelle and Barack Obama.

Kids

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

The Story Behind New York Magazine’s Powerful Cosby Cover

New York mag’s photography director, Jody Quon, on the cover’s creation and hearing the women’s stories firsthand.<p>By now you’ve likely seen the cover of this week’s <i>New York</i> Magazine. Thirty-five of the 46 women who have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault appear on the cover, dressed in …