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Why is the Sun Yellow and the Sky Blue?

Google Teams Up to Put Cancer Genome Research Up in the Cloud

A new collaboration between Google and the Institute for Systems Biology will make data related to the molecular basis for cancer available for researchers all over the world to peruse and analyze. The massive amounts of genetic data forming the Cancer Genome Atlas will be migrated to Google Cloud …

Cancer

The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

Smile, don't slouch. And don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite.<p>But new research shows that your body language does much more than change the way other people see you -- it can change how you see yourself. Psychologists …

Tech and Science

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Science

Antarctic Sea Ice Growth Baffles Scientists - NBC News

Global Warming

Space tourists will change the world, says Sir Richard Branson's head of mission

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Six months that changed aviation forever

War has always spurred technological change, but in the early months of World War I a whole new way of fighting emerged: from the air. A century ago this month, two French airmen made history by becoming the first to shoot down an enemy aircraft. Within weeks, the first rudimentary aircraft …

Aviation

India puts spacecraft into orbit around Mars

India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.<p>Scientists broke into wild cheers as the orbiter's engines completed 24 minutes of burn time and maneuvered …

India's spacecraft inches closer to Mars... and history

India enters Mars orbit on first attempt<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>India's Mars Orbiter Mission entered Mars' orbit Wednesday<br>• India's spacecraft cost $74 million, a fraction of the $671 million spent by NASA's MAVEN<br>• India PM Narendra Modi praises country's efforts<br>• Entering Mars' orbit is complicated, as nearly …

Drunk your water? Now eat the bottle it came in

Edible water container made of gelatinous membranes has been likened in appearance to a jellyfish or a breast implant<p>An edible “water ball” designed to replace plastic water bottles has been shortlisted as one of five ideas that could radically change the world.<p>The product, named “Ooho!”, consists …

Breast Implants

How a planet becomes a magnet

Earth's magnetic field single-handedly protects life on this planet from a deadly case of solar wind-burn. But how does a planet become a …

Neuroscience: The man who saw time stand still

One day, a man saw time itself stop, and as David Robson discovers, unpicking what happened is revealing that we can all experience temporal trickery too.<p>It started as a headache, but soon became much stranger. Simon Baker entered the bathroom to see if a warm shower could ease his pain. “I looked …

Vietnam War

What Happens If You Have A Heart Attack In Space?

I flew in zero-G with a team of college students testing a device that could save astronauts' lives.<p>We're weightless, about 34,000 feet above the Gulf of Mexico, trying not to vomit from motion sickness while wiggling an ultrasound probe into the esophagus of a $26,000 mannequin. In a moment, the …

Computer Science

Huge Black Hole At Galaxy's Heart Has A Severe Case Of Gas

Call it a severe case of gas--on a cosmic scale.<p>Data from multiple space observatories show that gas is spewing at very high speed from the supermassive black hole at the heart of a galaxy some 245 million light-years from Earth.<p>The discovery comes as a bit of a surprise. While there's nothing odd …

Freaky Higgs Physics Suggests The Universe Shouldn't Exist

The universe shouldn't exist — at least according to a new theory.<p>Modeling of conditions soon after the Big Bang suggests the universe should have collapsed just microseconds after its explosive birth, the new study suggests.<p>"During the early universe, we expected cosmic inflation — this is a rapid …

Neanderthal feces: Coprolite study shows early humans ate meat and vegetables.

Everybody poops. As modern humans, our inclination is to flush it away, but luckily for archeologists, there was no plumbing in the Paleolithic era. …

The world must build more nuclear power plants to halt climate change

Or else IEA says temperature will rise by more than 2 degrees Celsius<p>Nuclear power plants aren't being built fast enough for the world to hit important carbon emissions targets, according to the International Energy Agency. A lack of trust in nuclear technology, coupled with the global economic …

Now's your chance to beam a message to aliens

Data will be transmitted to the New Horizons space probe studying Pluto<p>NASA has greenlit an independent effort to upload a crowdsourced message from Earth to the New Horizons space probe, according to Space.com<i>.</i>The project was started by Jon Lomberg, who helped create the human time capsules …

5 myths about the moon

Moon myths, take that! Here are 5 of the most common myths about our moon explained.<p>We have full moons, blue moons, Harvest moons, supermoons and any …

Astronomy

Triple Monster Black Hole Discovered

Sometimes big, bad things comes in threes, including jumbo black holes.<p>The discovery of a trio of jumbo black holes circling the center of a distant galaxy, reported by astronomers on Wednesday, suggests that pairs or triplets of such monsters may be surprisingly common.<p>Astronomers have learned …

Happy anniversary Curiosity! Rover marks first Martian year on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover celebrates a Martian milestone this week -- its first full Martian year exploring the Red Planet. And to celebrate, it captured that cute selfie you see above.<p>Years pass more slowly on Mars than they do here on Earth. Because Mars is farther from the sun than we are, it takes …

Why do we have seasons?

Godzilla Earth Found — and You Don't Want to Live There

Before they started finding exoplanets back in the 1990s, astronomers thought alien worlds would be pretty much like the planets you see in our own …