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There's a 'Doorway to The Underworld' in Siberia So Big It's Uncovered Ancient Forests

A doorway to 200,000 years ago.<p>It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost is on thin ice. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing …

A whopping seven Earth-size planets were just found orbiting a nearby star

Three of them may be habitable<p>Planet-hunters are always on the lookout for worlds that look like Earth—rocky planets that are not too hot and not too cold for liquid water to flow on the surface. Now scientists have hit the jackpot, discovering seven Earth-size exoplanets orbiting a single star …

4 Reasons Why The Boeing 747 Is Loved By Frequent Flyers

The Boeing 747 is nicknamed the Queen of the Skies by aviation people and with very good reason. The aircraft is elegant, large and is very well …

Delta Airlines

A NASA Astronaut Just Pulled Off an Awesome Prank in Space

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson just pulled off a prank that's literally out of this world.<p>Whitson, a veteran space traveler, is one of six people …

Iron Age Potters Carefully Recorded Earth's Magnetic Field — By Accident

About 3,000 years ago, a potter near Jerusalem made a big jar. It was meant to hold olive oil or wine or something else valuable enough to send to the king as a tax payment. The jar's handles were stamped with a royal seal, and the pot went into the kiln.<p>Over the next 600 years, despite wars …

Archaeology

How Do Stars Form? Black Hole Producing Star-Making Cold Gas In A Prolific Galaxy 5.7 Billion Light-Years Away

Black holes are more than just hungry voids that gobble up anything and everything they come across. They routinely create hot plasma jets and gas …

Physicists Calculate Long-Lost Signals Emitted Fractions of a Second After The Big Bang

The hunt for 'oscillons' begins.<p>For the first time, theoretical physicists have calculated the precise frequency of specific gravitational wave …

WATCH: These Common Models of Atoms Are Actually Totally Wrong

Thanks, quantum weirdness.<p>If you put "atom" into Google Image Search right now, pretty much all you're going to get is a crapload of click-arty …

Quantum Mechanics

The Totalitarian Buddhist Who Beat Sim City

Yes, you can beat Sim City. Yes, you've got to be really intense to do it.<p>I'm English, but when I was twelve I lived in North Carolina and went to an inner-city school a bit like that one in <i>The Wire</i>. I only have two memories of that time. One, of police arresting one of my classmates in the middle …

SimCity

Scientists Simulate a New Material That Could Be Even Weirder Than Graphene

Get ready for one-dimensional boron chains.<p>We all love graphene - the one-atom-thick sheets of carbon aren't just super flexible, harder than …

Graphene

150-Year Journey to Alpha Centauri Proposed

Interstellar travel, a timeworn staple of science fiction, can already be science fact if one has cash to spare. For just $100 million or so, a …

Universe

Here's What Mars' Amazing Polar Ice Cap Swirls Look Like From Above

This image could be the photographed close-up of a macchiato — foamy bright milk swirling at the top of a cup with the rich undercurrent of aromatic …

NASA's new satellite radiator is a work of art

Satellite radiators are typically huge and heavy -- not at all ideal for tiny spacefarers like CubeSats. To address small satellites' need, NASA Goddard technologist Vivek Dwivedi has teamed up with Brigham Young University scientists to develop a "smart" radiator inspired by origami. The …

Cat's Paw and Lobster Nebulas Captured In Massive Image | Video

In one of the largest images ever captured by the European Southern Observatory, NGC 6334 (Cat’s Paw Nebula) and NGC 6357 (Lobster Nebula) can be …

5 Ways to Tell If Someone Is Untrustworthy | Inc.com

I'm going to ask you to trust me on this. It's a lesson I've learned the hard way, and it may be one of the most important ones I have to pass on.<p>It's been said that the only way to definitively tell if you can trust someone is to trust that person. While that may well be true, there are certainly …

Psychology

Scientists have released footage of a giant, 2-mile crack that opened up in Arizona

A massive, 3.2-km (2-mile) crack has formed in the Arizona Desert, and scientists have released the first up-close footage of the damage.<p>The crack is expected to get even longer in the coming years, and scientists are predicting that the widest parts — which can stretch up to 3 metres (10 feet) — …

Peer-Reviewed

An Unexplained 'Void' Appears to Be Pushing The Milky Way Through The Universe at 2 Million Km/h

We're fleeing from a mysterious 'dead zone'.<p>You can’t feel it, but our planet is orbiting the Sun at speeds of roughly 100,000 km/h (62,000 mph), and …

Universe

The Poor Photographer’s High Speed Sync Trick

Many folks think that the only way to control ambient light and shoot at a shallow depth of field is to use speedlights or expensive monolights. And …

Sony Alpha

Researchers Just Found Evidence of an Ancient 'Lost Continent' Under Mauritius

Earth still has some massive secrets.<p>Newly discovered crystals expelled from volcanic eruptions on the island of Mauritius are billions of years …

How 1-Year Space Mission Affected Astronaut Twin Scott Kelly: Early Results

Spending a year in space affected former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's body in subtle but potentially significant ways, new research suggests.<p>Kelly …

Space Exploration

This Beautiful 'Jewel Ice' Is So Rare, It Only Washes Up in Japan

Only found in one river in Japan.<p>Washing up on beaches around the mouth of the Tokachi River in Japan, a beautiful natural phenomenon sees …

University of Cambridge

Conditions right for stars, planets near Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Blobs of gas near the Milky Way’s center may be just the right mass to harbor young stars and possibly planets, too. Any such budding stellar systems …

Black Holes
Space Exploration

Going Mobile: Photographer Tony Sweet's Favorite Smartphone Apps for Outdoor Photography

Tony Sweet says that smartphone photography “isn’t officially part of the show” at his photography workshops, but the subject does come up with …

Remembering Challenger: NASA's 1st Shuttle Tragedy (Photos)

Challenger's STS-51L Crew in the White Room<p>Credit: NASA<p>On Jan. 28, 1986, NASA faced its first shuttle disaster, the loss of the Challenger orbiter …

8 tips for taking amazing wildlife photos

It doesn’t matter where in the world you go, odds are you’ll come face to face with some pretty awesome animals during your travels. While watching a …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …