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The Seven Most Incredible Telescopes In Existence

The biggest, smallest, and most robotic stargazing tools.<p>When China completes its newest telescope project in 2016, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), it will have a dish nearly half the size of a country (OK, only the world's smallest country, Vatican City, but …

Nanosponges In Your Blood Could Soak Up Infections And Poison

Mice who got nanosponge injections survived lethal doses of toxins.<p>A newly invented "nanosponge," sheathed in armor made of red blood cells, can safely remove a wide range of toxins from the bloodstream. Scientists at the University of California-San Diego inoculated some mice with their …

Footage reveals how insects use their bodies to hover

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/970000/970739_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518108669_24bbd083975b357692178d42233c8f59<p><b>Super slow-motion footage of a moth in flight has revealed how the insects use their bodies to hover.</b><p>The moth moves its body by pivoting …

Insects

The 5 Most Badass Things Ever Done in Space

Astronauts happen when test pilots fly enough to literally level up, and cosmonauts are so tough, they can use diamonds as chewing gum. Humanity …

Space Exploration

Senator Harry Reid

Many of you have inquired as to why I voted against the Manchin-Toomey background checks legislation, even though I fully support it. Good question. …

Big Bang Didn't Need God, Stephen Hawking Says

PASADENA, Calif. — Our universe didn't need any divine help to burst into being, famed cosmologist Stephen Hawking told a packed house here at the …

Physics

Home - Paul Revere House

Visitor Information<p>Find everything you need to plan your trip to the Paul Revere House.<p>Education<p>Book your school or group reservation. We have …

2013 April 18 - Star Factory Messier 17

<b>Star Factory Messier 17</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope, <i><br>Color data:</i> Wolfgang Promper, <i>Processing:</i> Robert</b> …

TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter

After kinda re-reading a few things and thining bout other crap, i finally found a good addenum to my favorite Q "what advice do you have for …

'Crackpot' science and hidden genius at physics meeting

<b>A bit of advice, should this ever come up: be wary of dubious physics theories. They can lead to murder.</b><p>In 1952, Bayard Peakes submitted a 33-page manuscript to a publication of the American Physical Society (APS).<p>Peakes had an unusual idea. He didn't believe electrons existed, and he had what he …

Physics

What will the night sky look like over the next 7 billion years? This series of photo illustrations shows the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, as it will unfold over the next several billion years. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/42kl Below, in about 3.9 billion years, the sky is ablaze with new star formation, which is evident in a plethora of emission nebulae and open young star clusters.

PlanetSide 2 Advanced Mobile Station Mk.3 (NC)

Violence and terror: What's the difference?

Wednesday is the third day in the ongoing investigation into uncovering who is behind the Boston Marathon bombings. We know that 62 people still …

Chart of the Day (via All In with @chrislhayes)

Supercomputers Calculate Structure Of Bones On The Molecular Level

Bone fibers contain an odd couple of gooey protein and crystallized mineral.<p>Like the best of statesmen, bone is both strong and a little bit flexible. That's because it combines a soft, gel-like substance (collagen) with a stiff, strong one (mineral hydroxyapatite). Now, one team of engineers say …

Hooray! We are pleased to announce SPACE.com has been selected as an Official Honoree in The 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Science category. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/4362 "The Webby Awards honor work that sets the standards for the online community, so we're thrilled to receive this distinction," said Tariq Malik, Managing Editor of SPACE.com.

The 6 biggest players in the CISPA debate

At long last, Congress is about to vote on the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).<p>CISPA’s stated intention is to …

Surveillance

Obama on Senate gun vote: 'A shameful day'

WASHINGTON — An angry President Obama criticized a minority of the Senate on Wednesday for helping defeat a proposal to expand background checks on gun purchases.<p>"It came down to politics — the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections," Obama said in …