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Kepler Telescope Discovers Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

A nearly Earth-size planet orbits in a star's habitable zone, detected by NASA astronomers.<p>Red sunshine, seas, and maybe aliens? Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope today report the closest thing yet to another Earth, a world in a habitable orbit around a red dwarf star …

Scientists Discover Evidence of a New Type of Matter: the Tetraquark

The recent identification of a long-theorized particle provides strong evidence of a new form of matter.<p>Scientists working on the Large Hadron …

Cel Damage HD out on Tuesday for all PlayStation platforms

<i>Cel Damage HD</i> will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on Tuesday April 22, according to Sony.<p>The Finish Line Games' cel-shaded vehicle combat game was previously slated for a general spring release. Priced at $9.99, it is a cross-buy title, meaning that purchasers pay once …

Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

Gravitational waves detected in the aftermath of the Big Bang suggest one universe just might not be enough.<p>Bored with your old dimensions—up and down, right and left, and back and forth? So tiresome. Take heart, folks. The latest news from Big Bang cosmologists offers us some relief from our …

Dwarf planet discovery hints at a hidden Super Earth in solar system

Astronomers have increased the size of the observable solar system after spotting a 450-km wide object orbiting the sun.<p>The lump of ice and rock circles the sun at a greater distance than any known object, and never gets closer than 12bn kilometres – 80 times the distance from Earth to the sun.<p>If …

Crows' reasoning ability rivals that of seven-year-old humans

New Caledonian crows are as good at reasoning as a human seven-year-old, claim researchers.<p>The scientists subjected six wild crows to a battery of tests designed to challenge their understanding of causal relationships. The "water displacement" tasks were all variations of an Aesop's fable in which …

Primordial gravitational wave discovery heralds 'whole new era' in physics

Scientists have heralded a "whole new era" in physics with the detection of "primordial gravitational waves" – the first tremors of the big bang.<p>The minuscule ripples in space-time are the last prediction of Albert Einstein's 1916 general theory of relativity to be verified. Until now, there has …

Why Earth has 4 seasons

Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case, for Earth.<p>Nearly everyone …

Strange Signal From Galactic Center Is Looking More and More Like Dark Matter

The more that scientists stare at it, the more a strange signal from the center of the Milky Way galaxy appears to be the result of dark matter …

The Top 10 South Park Episodes

Here's another Top 10 list, m'kay?<p>With over 250 episodes under its belt, South Park is one of the most successful and long-running TV comedies -- …

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

Open Source Software

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

DIY

What would happen if Earth stopped spinning?

Our planet's rotation goes almost unnoticed in our day-to-day lives, but what would happen if it stopped spinning altogether? Or span in the opposite direction?<p>Earth rotates at around 1,670 km/h, but how important is this rotation to our lives? If this stopped suddenly the effects would be …

Vitamins ‘effective in treating ADHD symptoms’

<b>Vitamins and minerals could be useful for treating ADHD, research suggests.</b><p>Adults with ADHD given supplements for eight weeks had a "modest" improvement in concentration span, hyperactivity, and other symptoms, a small-scale study found.<p>A wide range of nutrients, including vitamin D, iron and …

ADHD

Scientists film how the brain makes memories for the first time ever

For the first time in history, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have captured how our brain makes memories in …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Immunotherapy

Where Did the Ex-Confederate Leaders Go After the Confederacy Was Defeated by the Union?

<i>"It represents the five inhabited continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colors are those that appear on all the national flags</i> …

Birds and dinosaurs - one of the great fossil connections

Recent questions over the activities of creationist organisations in the UK, and a public debate in the US have stirred up a host of stories on both sides of the Atlantic over the evidence for evolution. Naturally the same old series of canards, false claims, out of date ideas and profound …

Ice Age Infant’s Genes Show That Native Americans First Came From Asia

Toward the end of the last Ice Age, a baby boy, a year and a half old at most, was buried with great ceremony in central Montana, his body covered …

Footprints discovery makes Norfolk even more exciting

<b>Name:</b> Norfolk<p><b>Age:</b> Inhabited since the ice age.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Flat. But exciting!<p><b>It is, isn't it?</b> <b>The brilliant golden sands of Holkham, the wild, bleak beauty of the salt marshes, the timeless joys of the Norfolk Broads!</b> <b>People can be so hillist.</b> No, I mean the exciting archaeological finds that have …

Alien Earths: why life on other worlds would be far weirder than us

And you thought your planet was strange<p>Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system, and with …

Ichthyosaur Birth Preserved in Fossil

The birth of an ichthyosaur is preserved in a 248-million-year old fossil. The ichthyosaur was an ancient marine reptile that lived during the …

Fossil Shows Triassic-Era Sea Creature Gave Birth On Land

An extraordinary find of a fossil of 250-million-year-old air-breathing sea creature shows that it must have given birth on land, not in the sea as long assumed.<p>The fossil is of a mother chaohusaurus, which is believed to be a genus of ichthyosaur, who died giving birth. It shows the baby birthing …

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Research on an ancient fish hints at how modern faces evolved

A new study by French and Swedish researchers sheds light on the evolution of the face as we know it today, all thanks to a long-gone fish. 410 million years ago, a tiny fish called the Romundina evolved separate left and right nostrils that were behind its lips, a feature that was halfway between …