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Everything you need to know: Camelopardalids could be the best meteor shower this year

North America is predicted to have the best view of a possible new meteor shower from Comet 209P/LINEAR Friday night through Saturday morning (May …

Not Eggsactly

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p><i>Hey everyone. I'm out of town for the holidays, but given the recent passing of the winter solstice, I thought this comic about a common urban myth was appropriate (given that it pops up at just about</i> …

Explaining meteors: are we in danger?

In February, a meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, causing significant damage. A recent study in <i>Nature</i> suggests that there are more of these potentially threatening small meteors than we previously thought. We ask expert Dr Hugh Lewis from the University of Southampton to explain …

Thecodontosaurus, Bristol's own dinosaur, to go on display at university

It roamed a tropical island habitat 210 million years ago, racing around in herds and pausing from time to time to stand on hind legs to nibble with razor-sharp teeth on the leaves of palm-like cycad trees. Introducing Theco, the Bristol dinosaur.<p>As the unveiling of a life-sized statue on Friday …

Gaia spacecraft set for launch on mission to map a billion stars

European Space Agency's €740m craft will spend five years orbiting sun to create most detailed 3D map of stars produced<p>The European Space Agency's Gaia spacecraft is poised to begin its mission to map a billion stars in our galaxy to an unprecedented level of detail, with its scheduled launch on …

10 Smart Science Gifts For Kids

Don't buy your children robots this year—let them build their own.<p>The great thing about children is that they are all huge nerds. The toys on this list will help kids teach themselves about electronics, biology, engineering, geometry, and more.<p>Need more ideas? Check out last year's geeky toy</i> …

Kids

Supervolcano Beneath Yellowstone Far Bigger Than Previously Thought

The supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is far bigger than thought.<p>A new study shows that the magma chamber is about 2.5 times …

Geology

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

Artificial Intelligence

China successfully lands spacecraft on Moon

China, whose lunar ambitions have only expanded in the last few years, has finally joined the United States and Russia in successfully landing a spacecraft on the Moon. The country's Chang'e-3 unmanned spacecraft, launched two weeks ago, landed on the moon today, the first craft to "soft-land" on …

Iran sends second monkey to space - video

Iranian state TV claims it has sent a monkey to space in a bid to edge to country further towards a human space mission. Saturday's experiment attached Fargam the monkey to a Kavoshgar rocket, releasing him 15 minutes into the flight in a parachute capsule. Scientists say they are measuring the …