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NASA's 17 Apollo Moon Missions in Pictures

Photo Credit: NASA/Discovery Films/ThinkFilm.<p>Slide 1 of 33<p>The Apollo Program<p>The Apollo program placed humans on the moon for the first time. The …

Space Exploration

Earth's Magnetic Field Is Weakening 10 Times Faster Now

1 / 2<p>Earth's magnetic field<p>Earth's magnetic field connects the North Pole (orange lines) with the South Pole (blue lines) in this NASA-created image. …

Scientists create 3D model of massive star eruption

Astronomers have developed a 3D model of the Homunculus Nebula, a giant cloud of gas and dust ejected by the binary system Eta Carinae during its 19th century outburst<p>An international team of <b>astronomers</b> has developed a 3D model of a giant cloud ejected by the massive binary system Eta Carinae …

Scientist find that 80 percent of all light in the Universe is missing

According to observations made by the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on board the Hubble Space Telescope, the Universe is <i>missing</i> 80 percent of all its …

Milky Way is about half as massive as Andromeda galaxy, say astronomers

Dark matter makes up 90% of the matter in both systems, the study finds.<p>Our Milky Way galaxy is less massive than astronomers previously thought, …

Universe

Solar storm: A massive 2012 CME just missed the Earth.

In July 2012 the Earth dodged a bullet. Or more accurately, the bullet was misaimed. But had it hit, we’d have been in big trouble.<p>Phil Plait writes</b> …

Astronomers Happen Upon The Most Distant Lensing Galaxy Ever Discovered

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted an elliptical galaxy 9.6-billion light years from Earth that is so colossal, its gravity …

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 …

Happy birthday Hubble: 25 years of wonder and awe - video

The Hubble space telescope, which has captured images of stars coalescing out of glowing clouds of dust, peered back more than 10bn years to study the early universe, pinpointed the remnants of supernovae explosions and helped physicists uncover some of the cosmos's deepest secrets, turns 25. Happy …

New Ebola Drug Matches Epidemic Strain in West Africa

A tweaked version of an experimental Ebola drug can save monkeys already sick with fever from the virus, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The drug is matched precisely to the strain of Ebola that’s ravaged West Africa. It’s infected more than 26,000 people and killed more than 10,000 of them in the …

Hyper-accurate atomic clock won't lose a second in 15 billion years

Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe.<p>But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly accurate. So accurate in fact, that it can detect tiny changes in the speed of its ticks …

Physics

Lana’s Sawshark

Range and Conservation<p>Lana’s sawshark has only been documented as occupying the waters around the Philippine Islands, though researchers think it's …

Fish

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

New Horizons’ first color pic of Pluto

New Horizons spacecraft is now only three months away from its historic sweep through the Pluto-Charon system in mid-July. First image in …

Solar System

Why the Cheryl birthday problem turned into the maths version of #TheDress

Confused by Albert, Bernard and Cheryl? This is why mathematicians were too

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters

Sandro Miller’s photo series with John Malkovich honors different photographic masters.<p>Already as a teenager, Sandro Miller wanted to become a …

11 Simple Inventions That Could Change The World

We have a tendency to lionize mankind's mind-bogglingly complex inventions. It's why we teach our children about the Alexander Graham Bells and Thomas Edisons of the world, and scour the Internet for every little iPhone rumor we can find.<p>But sometimes, it's the simple technologies that truly change …

Never Do Laundry Again With These 4 Gee-Whiz Gadgets

Clean towels in seconds! A global design competition reveals our shared frustration with smelly socks.<p>Hoarding stacks of quarters and schlepping bags of dirty laundry may soon be footnotes in the history books, if product designers can realize their visions for better fabric care.<p>This year the …

The Ghostly Beauty Of Abandoned Soviet Ruins

British photographer Rebecca Litchfield specializes in finding beauty in ruined architecture. For her latest book, <i>Soviet Ghosts</i>, she took a trip through the abandoned and decaying buildings of Eastern Europe, from eastern Germany to Chernobyl to Estonia.<p>Her eerie photos, devoid of signs of recent …

Wrist Power!

When you’re on the go and need some extra juice for your devices, an external battery is your best friend. That is, if you’ve remembered to pack it. …

Sand Creatures Suspended in Midair by Claire Droppert | Colossal

<p>For her latest photographic series titled Sand Creatures, Rotterdam-based photographer Claire Droppert hurled clumps of sand through the air and …

Olivers Apparel

Balancing versatility with simplicity, San Francisco-based Olivers Apparel sets out to inject a bit of sophistication in the fit and styling of men's athletic apparel. Their very first offering, the All Over Short combines the athletic capability of gym shorts with the aesthetics of casual …

How Ray-Ban And Oakley Could Bring Google Glass To The Masses

Google has announced a partnership with Luxottica, makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley eyewear among others, for the future of its Google Glass platform. The partnership will milk Luxottica’s “design and manufacturing expertise,” and it will eventually bring more style choices to Glass.<p>This is important …

A tour of Cape Town, World Design Capital 2014

Forget fancy galleries – in Cape Town, 2014 World Design Capital, the most exciting work is in the townships and once-grungy inner-city areas<p>Standing on a dusty road in Gugulethu township on the outskirts of Cape Town, our tour guide, James Fernie, leaves none of our group of tourists in any doubt …

The Syrian refugee children of Zaatari camp – in pictures

This week, it will be three years since civil war broke out in Syria. To mark the event, Save the Children commissioned Giles Duley to photograph those Syrian children living in Zaatari (a refugee camp located in the north of Jordan) many of whom were born since the conflict started. Duley lost …

Runaway star creates bow shock as it speeds through galaxy

Kappa Cassiopeiae speeds through the galaxy at 1,100 kilometers per second. It creates this bow shock, which is about 4 light-years ahead of its star.<p>…

Cosmology