Anita Zonder

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John McCain’s Last Fight

The Arizona senator’s twilight struggle with Donald Trump is so bitter because they’re more alike than you think.<p>John McCain always said he’d go down fighting, and so he has, dickering from his deathbed over CIA nominee Gina Haspel and pre-emptively disinviting President Donald Trump from his …

Political Science

Do We Ever Really Die Online?

Social media is turning into a giant graveyard, with sometimes disturbing consequences. So what can we do to keep control of our data after we're gone? Kieran Yates looks at one of the great conundrums of the digital age<p><b>Imagine a future where your great, great grandchildren</b> are gathered around a …

Social Media

The Meghan Markle I Know

<i>Suhani Jalota, a women’s health activist, researcher and entrepreneur, met Meghan Markle two years ago at Glamour’s 2016 College Women of the Year Awards luncheon. Here, she describes her early impressions of the woman who would soon become a royal.</i><p>Everyone was rushing to take photos with her, but …

Royal Weddings

To Uncover Earth’s Origins, Scientists Must Look Beyond It

The great mysteries of the universe often revolve around distant, invisible phenomena. Scientists puzzle over inexplicable bursts of radio waves, the …

Universe

You are surprisingly likely to have a living doppelganger

What are the chances of finding your exact lookalike? BBC Future investigates.<p>It’s on your passport. It’s how criminals are identified in a line-up. It’s how you’re recognised by old friends on the street, even after years apart. Your face: it’s so tangled up with your identity, soon it may be all …

Al Gore

This Is The Most Detailed Image of The Orion Nebula Ever Captured

It's filled with failed stars.<p>An international team of astronomers working with the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has …

New dwarf planet discovered lurking beyond Neptune

The family of known dwarf planets orbiting the sun just got a new member. The tiny world, designated 2015 RR245, lives in the Kuiper belt, the icy …

Physicists Just Showed That The Big Bang Might Have Been a 'Big Bounce'

The Universe takes a breath.<p>An international team of researchers has backed up the growing hypothesis that the Big Bang was actually a 'Big Bounce', …

How China is rewriting the book on human origins

Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives.<p>On the outskirts of Beijing, a small …

Scientists find the first water clouds beyond the Solar System

At last, astronomers have found evidence of watery clouds beyond our home star... only they're not hovering around a planet, like you might expect. UC Santa Cruz-led researchers have discovered signs of water vapor clouds around WISE 0855, a brown dwarf (that is, gas and dust that failed to become …

Curiosity rover may sample Mars water

Scientists have already found hints of liquid water on Mars... now, they want to take a close look at it. NASA has revealed that the Curiosity rover will investigate recurring slope lineae (those streaks you see above) around Mars' Gale Crater in hopes of finding water. It'll first take a photo …

World going to hell? Here are the Solar System’s five most livable places

Ars provides a guide to the best spots for DIY off-world colonists.<p>In the year 2016 one might be forgiven for thinking the world is going to hell. …

Astronomy

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NASA considers turning Curiosity rover into a scout for water on Mars mountain

NASA says one of the Curiosity rover’s future tasks could be to check out sites on Mars that may harbor trickles of salty water.<p>It’s been nearly four …

New Hubble telescope photo shows brilliant star cluster within a nearby galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope stared deeply into a small galaxy not far from the Milky Way and saw something beautiful.<p>A new photo taken by the …

NASA approves Hubble Space Telescope for 5 more years of operation

On April 25, 1990, NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) into orbit to explore the final frontier. In the twenty-six years since, it’s done …

Juno on Jupiter's Doorstep

NASA's Juno spacecraft obtained this color view on June 21, 2016, at a distance of 6.8 million miles (10.9 million kilometers) from Jupiter.<p>As Juno …

Scientists: 'Not ready to write the obituary for coral reefs'

Scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action<p>HONOLULU — As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a …

Astronomers Just Switched on a Device That Lets Them Observe The Milky Way's Black Hole

It starts...<p>Astronomers working with the European Space Agency's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have just announced that a black …

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NASA Extends Hubble Contract, Develops Robotic Spacecraft

Future satellites, including Hubble's replacement, might not need astronauts to service them.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Gas Giants Could Have a Layer of Mysterious 'Dark Hydrogen'

We've just found a third form of hydrogen.<p>For the first time, scientists have successfully forced hydrogen into a state that exists between metal and …

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NASA's Kepler discovers 'Tatooine' planet orbiting two suns

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although we will never watch two suns rise and fall from the perspective of our own planet, like Luke Skywalker on Tatooine in the iconic scene from "Star Wars: A New Hope," there's a newly discovered planet where aliens might do so. Scientists have confirmed (PDF) that an exoplanet named …

Universe

Astronomers Just Observed 'Rain' Falling On A Supermassive Black Hole

An international collaboration of astronomers has spotted a predicted phenomenon for the first time. Giant clouds of cold gas were seen by the ALMA …

Black Holes

How Much Science Is Behind Star Wars' Starkiller Base?

Is there any real science behind the weapon, “Star Killer” from Star Wars: Force Awakens?<p>Here’s the thing with looking for science in the Star Wars universe: you’re already in a world where lightsabers work, The Force is a real thing, and faster-than-light travel is possible. This is not a universe …

Black Holes