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As seen on #Cosmos: Our Sun On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel directly toward Earth, but did connect with Earth's magnetic environment, or magnetosphere, causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3. The image above includes an image of Earth to show the size of the CME compared to the size of Earth. Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO #sun #solar #solarsystem #sdo #nasa #space

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

South Korea's 5G To Let Citizens Download A Full Movie In One Second

And the country's science ministry wants people on the fastest bullet trains to be able to surf the Internet.<p>South Korea's science ministry is investing $1.5 billion in building 5G wireless service for the country by 2020, AFP reports.<p>Some of the things the ministry wants 5G to do include …

Stephen Hawking Says There Are No Black Holes

The physicist offers a new theory that allows energy to escape.<p>Stephen Hawking has a big announcement. No, it's not that aliens exist or that humans won't survive another 1,000 years on Earth. The physicist claims, in a paper posted online Wednesday, that the idea of an event horizon—the point of …

Overstock makes $124K from 780 Bitcoin orders a day after giving the crypto-currency a thumbs up

Overstock.com took a gamble on Bitcoin that quickly seems to be paying off.<p>The company made $124,000 through 780 Bitcoin orders within less than 24 hours of accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment.<p>Overstock announced a partnership with popular Bitcoin wallet Coinbase yesterday, making it the largest …

Apple Continues Hiring for Oregon Data Center as Solar Farm Plans Take Shape

Apple has posted three new job listings for the data center the company is constructing in Prineville, Oregon. Apple is seeking two Data Center Maintenance Technicians, along with a Data Center Chief Engineer, a position the company has been trying to fill since early 2013.<p>While the chief engineer …

Hubble telescope finds evidence of clouds on a distant planet

40 light-years away lies the exoplanet GJ 1214b, a searingly hot "super-Earth" orbiting a red dwarf star. And thanks to the Hubble telescope, researchers believe they've found what lies in the planet's upper atmosphere: thick clouds. A paper, published in the January 2nd issue of <i>Nature</i>, relies on …

5 Asteroids That Nearly Hit Earth

A whole lot of space rock is floating around out there, and some massive asteroids have come pretty close to Earth.<p>On Jan. 13, 2004, for example, …

Stretch Or Splat? How A Black Hole Kills You Matters ... A Lot

It could rightly be called the most massive debate of the year: Physicists are locked in an argument over what happens if you fall into a black hole.<p>On one side are those who support the traditional view from Albert Einstein. On the other, backers of a radical new theory that preserves the very …

Large Magellanic Cloud: What is It? And How to Find It in the Sky?

People can see the The Large Magellanic Cloud without a telescope or binoculars. The cloud is a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way, floating in space …

23 Extreme Gravity-Defying Photos That Will Give You Vertigo

How many times have you been told that anything is possible? Do you believe it? Here are 23 extreme photos of serious risk takers that prove anything …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

Era of hydrogen fuel cell cars begins next year

The moment was pure Schwarzenegger.<p>In April 2004, California's then-governor paraded before the press a specially equipped Toyota Highlander that ran on hydrogen and spat nothing out the tailpipe but water.<p>Fuel cell cars, he said, would soon appear on California's roads, helping the state wean …

Microsoft Starts Taking Office On The Web Seriously

Earlier this week, Microsoft updated its Office 365 suite with a couple of new features and licensing terms. Overall, the update was very much in line with the other 100 changes Microsoft had made to its subscription-based Office version for consumers and businesses, but one feature stood out. …

Incredible images and video of Super Typhoon Haiyan

Death toll is rising as reports trickle in from storm-damaged areas. Video and images here of Super Typhoon Haiyan.<p>Super Typhoon Haiyan, called …

NBC to air Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson's trek to space - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>TODAY to air Virgin Galactic’s first commercial flight<p>Play Video - 3:14<p>Play Video - 3:14<p>More video<p>5:31 Sponsored Content Now PlayingWatch the TODAY anchors take a tour of Rockefeller Center<p>3:13 Sponsored Content Now PlayingWatch Hoda Kotb’s daughter …

Box Has Picked Its Bankers for Its IPO Next Year

If you haven’t had enough of high profile tech IPOs, there’s word today that another is gaining steam for sometime in 2014, this one in the …

Microsoft CEO candidate Stephen Elop said to consider selling Xbox business, killing Bing

Microsoft is currently searching for a new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer, who plans to retire within the next 10 months. Recent reports suggest the company has shortlisted Ford CEO Alan Mulally and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as external candidates. Mulally has stated he has no intentions to leave …

Surgeons Discover Quirky Knee Ligament All Over Again

About 150 years ago, a prestigious surgeon in Paris found a new body part while dissecting cadavers. He described the structure as a pearly, "fibrous band" on the outside of the bones in the knee.<p>That sure sounds like a ligament. But nobody really gave it much thought. And poof! Over the next …

Are Birthmarks Connected to Violent Death in Past Life?

An old woman died in Thailand with the wish to reincarnate as a boy. Her daughter dipped a finger in white paste and marked the back of the woman’s …

One in five stars has Earth-sized planet in habitable zone

“What this means is, when you look up at the thousands of stars in the night sky, the nearest sun-like star with an Earth-size planet in its …

Former Amazon Employee Explains How The Company's Business Model Really Works

Last week, Amazon reported its second straight quarterly loss. Instead of dumping the stock, investors bought more pushing Amazon to new heights and prompting analysts to slap $400+ price targets on it.<p>This oddity — Amazon getting rewarded for not making money — led to the usual jokes on Twitter …

Antibiotics Can't Keep Up With 'Nightmare' Superbugs

We're used to relying on antibiotics to cure bacterial infections. But there are now strains of bacteria that are resistant to even the strongest antibiotics, and are causing deadly infections. According to the CDC, "more than 2 million people in the United States every year get infected with a …

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Space-Born Jellyfish Hate Life On Earth

Space babies get major vertigo on Earth after a microgravity childhood.<p>A warning for future space colonizers: Babies born in space might not ever figure out how to deal with gravity. Jellyfish babies, at least, have to deal with massive vertigo on Earth after spending their first few days in …