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Why our Milky Way galaxy has fewer satellites than expected

European cosmologists and particle physicists come together to tweak an accepted model of how cold dark matter helps build galaxies in our …

Your Diamond Ring Might Explain the Origin of Life on Earth

A geochemist re-examines the deep carbon cycle<p>In 1958, the Smithsonian Institution received a plain paper package in the mail. The only hint of its contents was the insurance on the brown carton, registered for one million dollars. Nestled inside the box sat the largest known blue diamond in the …

Carbon Dioxide

First Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Heading to Auction

Proceeds Benefit Diabetes Research<p>Following up its well-received reveal ahead of the Los Angeles auto show last month, the first Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang will be sold at auction with all proceeds going to charity, the automaker has announced. The auction will be handled by Barrett-Jackson on …

BMW i8 vs Porsche 911 Targa | TELEGRAPH CARS

Supercharged 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 5.0L Heads to SEMA

ARK Performance has been building Hyundai show cars for SEMA for several years and this year is no different. The tuner is bringing the 2015 Hyundai Genesis AR550 sedan to the 2014 SEMA show complete with engine, chassis, and cosmetic upgrades. Highlighting the build is a supercharger that bumps …

Mercedes AMG GT at the Paris Motor Show

Sebastião Salgado's Expansive Genesis Exhibition

Eight years ago, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado set out to document the remaining unspoiled parts of our planet, wanting to draw attention to the ever-pressing issue of climate change and environmental degradation. No stranger to long-form projects focused on global issues—"Workers" …

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Report: New Fisker Karma Will Be Based on 2012 Model

The Fisker Karma will reportedly make a comeback by next year, but don’t expect a dramatically different car. According to Reuters, the new Karma will be based heavily on the 2012 model, which was the last one built before Fisker stopped all vehicle production.<p>One source close to Fisker’s suppliers …

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Star Pulses, a Hurricane Rages, and a Planet Sucks

Astronomers catch the blue light from a pulsar, a hurricane makes landfall, and an exoplanet sucks the life out of its star in the week's best space pictures.

Cadillac's Ultra-Luxe Flagship to Be Built in Detroit

To be more specific, Cadillac’s forthcoming flagship sedan actually will be assembled in Hamtramck, a city that’s almost completely surrounded by Detroit.<p>The General Motors plant there opened in 1985 assembling Eldorados and Sevilles, so this completes a circle in a way. The facility’s 1600 workers …

You Know About A Supernova. What About An "Unnova"?

The supernova is a well-publicized and frightening phenomenon. There's also a phenomenon known as an "unnova." You don't want it in your backyard any …

Astounding Auroras, Hiding Black Holes, And More Amazing Images Of The Week

Black Holes

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

Renault Eolab Concept Gets 235 MPG, Looks Like a Mostly Normal Car

What do you get when you combine a Greek god with cutting-edge hyper-efficient vehicle design? Apparently the Renault Eolab.<p>No, the French automaker didn’t run out of names or simply mix vowels, but instead it whimsically selected the name of its new hybrid concept based on Greek mythology. The …

Mystery Lamborghini Teased Before 2014 Paris Auto Show

Lamborghini is teasing a new model ahead of the 2014 Paris auto show. Although few details can be made out from the sketch, the silhouette could preview a brand new concept or the production version of the Lamborghini Urus SUV the automaker has been showing for the past two years.<p>A small caption …

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Cadillac to Build New Flagship in 2015

A new Cadillac positioned above the XTS sedan will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2015, General Motors announced today.<p>Cadillac‘s new flagship will be a rear-wheel-drive, “high-technology” car that sits on a unique vehicle architecture. It will also include “custom-designed” luxury …

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Nvidia’s LTE-connected Shield gaming tablet starts shipping Sept. 30

The Nvidia Shield launched with a bang in July, but the high-powered Android gaming tablet only came in one connectivity flavor, Wi-Fi, though Nvidia …

Can We Hack Our Vision To See Infrared With The Naked Eye?

A team of biohackers is attempting to modify the human sensory spectrum.<p>“Can you imagine a color you’ve never seen?” Jeffrey Tibbetts asks, looking directly into the Skype camera. We would like to think that we can, of course, that our imaginations are limitless. But the answer, no matter how much …

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Stonehenge researchers discover site is much larger than previously thought

Stonehenge stood at the heart of a sprawling landscape of chapels, burial mounds, massive pits and ritual shrines, according to an unprecedented survey of the ancient grounds.<p>Researchers uncovered 17 new chapels and hundreds of archaeological features around the neolithic standing stones on …

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Porsche Macan Turbo vs Cayman GTS - is the SUV a sports car on stilts?

APOD: NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula (2014 Aug 02) Image Credit & Copyright: Jimmy Walker http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140802.html Explanation: These clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes called the Iris Nebula, NGC 7023 is not the only nebula in the sky to evoke the imagery of flowers, though. Still, this deep telescopic view shows off the Iris Nebula's range of colors and symmetries in impressive detail. Within the Iris, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight. Central filaments of the dusty clouds glow with a faint reddish photoluminesence as some dust grains effectively convert the star's invisible ultraviolet radiation to visible red light. Infrared observations indicate that this nebula may contain complex carbon molecules known as PAHs. The pretty blue petals of the Iris Nebula span about six light-years. http://jwalk.smugmug.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140802 #APOD

Apple's New Wearable Device Rumored To Run Third-Party Apps

This would allow developers to create apps to be used on the new device, expected to release in early 2015.<p>Some developers from companies with apps already available for iPhone and iPad were given a pre-release version of the software development kit for wearables.<p>9to5Mac reports,<p>To be revealed on …

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How the Napa Quake Deformed Earth (Satellite Photo)

The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked California's Napa Valley last month not only injured dozens of people and caused millions of dollars in …

How corals stir up their world

<b>Coral reefs may look static to the naked eye, but scientists have now seen "violent" activity on their surface.</b><p>Using powerful microscopes, researchers filmed tiny hairs on the surface of corals "stirring up" surrounding water.<p>They say that these swirls of water draw nutrients towards the coral, and …

Microscopy