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Six Volcanoes That Will be on Volcano Scientists' Radar in 2018

The eruption of Mount Agung on the island of Bali has sparked worldwide media interest, yet volcanic eruptions in Indonesia are nothing new. Of the …

Geology

Revealed - the top 10 university degrees for a career that pays around £100,000 a year

Student Pok Wong, 29, is suing her university for £60,000 over her ‘Mickey Mouse’ degree and what she described as its fraudulently misleading claims …

Why So Many of Us Die of Heart Disease

Evolution doomed us to have vital organs fail. For years, experts failed us, too.<p>The Assyrians treated the “hard-pulse disease” with leeches. The Roman scholar Cornelius Celsus recommended bleeding, and the ancient Greeks cupped the spine to draw out animal spirits.<p>Centuries later, heart disease …

Medical Research

Anti-Muslim Attacks Have Triggered a State of Emergency in Sri Lanka

(COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — Sri Lanka’s president declared a state of emergency Tuesday amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks in several central hill towns …

Asia

Monkey see, monkey 2: Scientists clone monkeys using technique that created Dolly the sheep

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists say they created cloned primates using the same complicated cloning technique that made Dolly the sheep in 1996.<p>Shanghai scientists created two genetically identical and adorable long-tailed macaques. The monkeys are named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong, a version of …

Genetics

Searching for an Underground Generation in Karachi, Pakistan

Home to a staggering 24 million people, Karachi is the biggest city in Pakistan. Partly due to its size and density, the capital of the country's Sindh province can be a violent place, host to its share of murders, kidnappings, extortion, and terrorism. Though recent reports suggest that an influx …

Pakistan

10 Fascinating Facts About Pillbugs

Interesting Traits and Behaviors of Pillbugs<p>The pillbug goes by many names—roly-poly, woodlouse, armadillo bug, potato bug. But whatever you call it, …

Insects

NASA Destroyed Hundreds of Mystery Tapes Found in a Dead Man’s Basement

More than 300 data reels, some from Apollo-Era missions, were discovered in a deceased Pennsylvania man’s basement, FOIA documents reveal.<p>Just weeks before Christmas in 2015, NASA learned of a tantalizing discovery.<p>In the basement of a deceased Pennsylvania man's home sat 325 magnetic data reels …

Space Science

The whole universe fits in one image with a special trick of math

The universe is enormous — so vast that it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like in one image.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA.<p>He created the image below that shows the observable …

Universe

New Evidence Points to a Tenth Planet in Our Solar System

Planet Nine might have a friend!<p>The Solar System hasn't been the same since Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, and all bets have …

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Microbiology

NASA wants to probe Uranus in search of gas

We hear a lot about Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and that’s because we have extremely fancy hardware floating around and, in some cases, cruising on …

New evidence that all stars are born in pairs

Did our sun have a twin when it was born 4.5 billion years ago?

Cosmology

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains what Earth will look like in 500 years

Using the Age of Exploration as a basis, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a close look at what life on Earth could look like in another 500 years. Spoiler Alert: It's going to get crowded. But he's got some solutions if we take action today. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>We will not survive to</i> …

Habitats

To the stars by atom bomb: The incredible tale of the top secret Orion Project

The most powerful rocket in NASA's inventory is the Space Launch System. When completed, it will weigh 2,875 ton fully fueled, will measure 322 ft …

Cape Canaveral

Newest LIGO Signal Raises A Huge Question: Do Merging Black Holes Emit Light?

Billions of years ago, two black holes much more massive than the Sun — 31 and 19 solar masses each — merged together in a distant galaxy far across the Universe. On January 4th of this year, those gravitational waves, traveling through the Universe at the speed of light, finally reached Earth, …

Black Holes

Scientists use X-ray laser beam to create ‘mini black hole’

The world’s most powerful X-ray laser beam has been used to create a microscopic “black hole.”<p>The machine uses extremely bright, fast flashes of …

Black Holes

Teen creates world's lightest satellite and NASA is sending it to space

An 18-year-old from Tamil Nadu in India has built what experts are hailing as the “world’s lightest satellite.” Bonus: NASA’s going to send it into …

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic 'Bridge' Between Galaxies

Whoa.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that's associated with the vast intergalactic 'bridge' that links our …

Universe

Multiverse: have astronomers found evidence of parallel universes?

To many these past 12 months seem as if we have already slipped into a parallel universe but Brexit and Trump are nothing compared to the alternate universes some astronomers are contemplating<p>They call it the multiverse. It’s a cosmos in which there are multiple universes. And by multiple, I mean …

Dark Matter

Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree

<i>Homo naledi</i>, a strange new species of human cousin found in South Africa two years ago, was unlike anything scientists had ever seen. Discovered deep in the heart of a treacherous cave system — as if they'd been placed there deliberately — were 15 ancient skeletons that showed a confusing patchwork …

Anthropology

Mysterious military spacecraft lands in Florida causing sonic boom

U.S. military officials say an unmanned spacecraft orbiting Earth since May 2015 has landed in Florida.<p>The Air Force posted tweets that the X37B spacecraft landed Sunday morning at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral after 718 days in orbit.<p>Multiple media outlets reported that the …

Comets Produce Their Own Oxygen, Planets Could Do The Same Without Needing Life

In a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Communications, two researchers from the California Institute of Technology explained how …

Here's how I feel about all this Stephen Hawking 'news' going around

There are some stories that, as a space journalist, you just don't want to cover.<p>And well, famed cosmologist Stephen Hawking's most recent …

Stephen Hawking

The Next Phase Of Human Evolution Could Include Immortality

What will humans be like in 1,000 years? They will likely be taller, bionic and maybe even immortal.<p>TechInsider looked at the possible future of the human race after another 10 centuries of evolution and found people and machines could literally join together ― assuming we don’t wipe ourselves out …

Air Force Releases Photos of X-37B Plane After 700 Days in Space

It had been in space for two years.<p>Early Sunday, a sonic booming could be heard across central Florida as an unmanned, reusable space plane landed at …

Space Exploration

The Future Of The Sun: Massive Black Holes Dwarf The Entire Solar System

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matthew Clifford.</i><p>This is a comparison of the Sun’s diameter versus the diameter of Earth.<p>The …

‘The New Book of Snobs’ Updates the Shifting Science of Social Cues

<b>THE NEW BOOK OF SNOBS</b><b><br>A Definitive Guide to Modern Snobbery</b><br>By D.J. Taylor<br>Illustrated. 275 pages. Constable. About $21.<p>The English writer William Golding (“Lord of the Flies”) had a longstanding sense of social inadequacy. When he applied to Oxford University, the admissions interviewer noted that he …

Books

Exoplanet Discovery by an Amateur Astronomer Shows the Power of Citizen Science

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>You …

Universe