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H2Whoa! Hubble Telescope Finds Geysers of Water on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

From the moment the Voyager probes beamed back the first high-resolution photos of Jupiter’s moon Europa back in 1979, planetary scientists began …

Can new clues solve mystery of Roanoke's Lost Colony?

It's the coldest case in American history.<p>The settlers who inhabited the 16th century North Carolina colony of Roanoke mysteriously disappeared centuries ago, leaving behind only two clues: the words "Croatoan" and "Cro" carved into a fort's gatepost and a nearby tree.<p>Many conspiracy theories have …

Moon walk or Death Star? China’s lunar plans a mystery

A Chinese satellite has entered lunar orbit and should drop a robotic probe on the moon as early as Friday -- the first such moon landing in nearly four decades. But China's ultimate plans are unclear, whether simply scientific or the first steps toward a military base on the moon.<p>The Chang’e 3 …

Shipwreck hunter reports finding ship lost in 1861 in Lake Huron

The wreckage of a wooden steamer that sank during a storm in 1861 in Lake Huron has finally been found, according to a veteran Great Lakes shipwreck hunter.<p>David Trotter, 72, of Wayne County's Canton Township, said he found the wreck with his crew of explorers in July, the Detroit Free Press first …

Secret Service may face ego security nightmare at Mandela memorial

Secret Service agents assigned to protect four U.S. presidents at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela are facing a potential clash of egos that could translate into a security nightmare.<p>Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who protected Presidents George W. Bush and Obama, told …

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover finds possible sign of life

NASA says the Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars that may have supported tiny organisms for tens of millions …

This Is Why Everyone Hates L.A.: Nikki Finke's Tweet About Nelson Mandela

A few years ago we were peeved by the New York Times' cheap shot at our arts scene, writing that Los Angeles is "where interest in culture starts and …

Administration close to finalizing rule to give wind farms a pass on killing eagles

The Obama administration is moving toward finalizing a rule that would give alternative energy farms a pass for killing bald and golden eagles for decades, just weeks after it took legal action for the first time against a company for doing so.<p>The rule by the Interior Department extends the length …

Alien planet 11 times bigger than Jupiter found in bizarre, massive orbit

An enormous alien planet — one that is 11 times more massive than Jupiter — was discovered in the most distant orbit yet found around a single parent star.<p>The newfound exoplanet, dubbed HD 106906 b, dwarfs any planetary body in the solar system, and circles its star at a distance that is 650 times …

Shiny ‘app-y people: Treating depression from your smart phone

Can your phone improve your mood? A new app developed by researchers at the University of Bristol might do just that<p>Earlier this year I wrote about some research I was involved in, which reduced aggressive behaviour in young offenders by manipulating their perception of ambiguous facial expressions.<p>…

Romanian Salt Mines Turned into History Museum

The Salida Turda salt mines in Romania were excavated in the 17th century and were crucial to the Romans as a source for salt and wealth. Now a …

Best of 2013: Behind the Scenes Photos from "The Shining"

View Gallery<p>Originally published on December 2, 2013: We recently watched "Room 237," a film exploring the many theories, conspiracies, and perceived …

Hubble finds hints of water on 5 alien planets

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected water in the atmospheres of five planets beyond our solar system, two recent studies reveal.<p>The five exoplanets with hints of water are all scorching-hot, Jupiter-size worlds that are unlikely to host life as we know it. But finding water in their …

Secret bunker under Prague hotel opens to public

One thing was for sure when foreigners stayed at a prestigious Prague hotel during the Cold War era — their telephone conversations were carefully monitored by secret police in a hidden underground bunker some 20 meters (66 feet) under the building.<p>The Jalta hotel at Wencaslas Square in the heart …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly19 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Discovery of oldest human DNA in Spanish cave sheds light on evolution

Scientists say DNA strands in thigh bone of 400,000-year-old early human can help build clearer picture of human family tree<p>Researchers have read strands of ancient DNA teased from the thigh bone of an early human who died 400,000 years ago in what is now northern Spain.<p>The genetic material was …

Is Bitcoin a potential weapon of mass economic destruction?

Why are we giving Bitcoin house room? Surely it is akin to a counterfeiting scam promoted by people who like the idea of their computer making them rich without lifting much more than a finger?<p>The story on Wednesday of the Newport IT worker James Howells who threw away a hard drive with £4m worth …