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6 Amazing NASA Cassini Images That Illuminate Saturn, Its Moons

Ever since NASA’s Cassini spacecraft arrived in Saturn’s neighborhood more than 10 years ago, it has been sending back groundbreaking images and data …

Silver comet with John - Frank Ellsworth's 16.4 mi bike ride

Sign Up for Free<p>Track your rides and runs via your iPhone, Android or GPS device, analyze your performance, and compare with friends.<p>Silver comet …

The inspiring story of a group of seniors who found the fountain of youth through cycling

MORRISON — Midway through their regular 27-mile Sunday bike ride, a dozen members of the Sticky Bun Riders pause at the bottom of Dinosaur Ridge …

Cycling

The Scientific Truth About Planet Nine, So Far

Last year, two astronomers were looking at the most distant objects orbiting our Sun ever discovered, when they noticed something funny. These ultra-distant Kuiper belt objects, instead of having their orbits oriented at random, were both swept off in one particular direction and tilted in the same …

Astronomy

Bridgestone's Non-Pneumatic Bicycle Tires

No air pump necessary<p>Remember Ron Arad's bicycle designed with sprung-steel wheels?<p>Arad's crazy idea worked, though no bicycle manufacturer pursued …

Afternoon Ride - Frank Ellsworth's 7.5 mi bike ride

Sign Up for Free<p>Track your rides and runs via your iPhone, Android or GPS device, analyze your performance, and compare with friends.<p>Afternoon</b> …

Cycling

What Does A Black Hole Look Like? Event Horizon Telescope May Soon Image The Boundary Of No Return

Black holes are perhaps the most mysterious class of objects in the known universe. Part of the enigma stems from the fact that despite overwhelming …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

Astronomy

Veterans Fight for the Right to Free Marijuana

“The only reason these American heroes are taking these prescription drugs is because they’re free,” he said. "Veterans deserve to have cannabis …

Retired rabbi turned medical marijuana dispensary owner says Ohio laws will change: Q&A

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The owner of Washington D.C.'s first medical marijuana dispensary has some advice for Ohioans: Expect the state's medical marijuana …

Is Marijuana Dangerous? These New Stats Suggest So

A poorly understood illness in long-term marijuana users appears to be on the rise.<p>Last year was, unquestionably, marijuana's breakout year if there …

The truth about marijuana and exercise: Should you get high before working out?

Sure, you've got a great fitness routine that's doing wonders for you. But have you ever tried working out while high?<p>I have, though not necessarily …

More medical marijuana licenses would be awarded in deal reached by Maryland legislative leaders

General Assembly leaders have coalesced around a plan to issue an additional five medical marijuana growing licenses and increase the likelihood that …

Cannabis

Is Cannabis the Next Kale? One Chef Aims to Prove It's Even More Nutritious

Can this be true, or have we eaten one too many edibles?<p>When nutritionists advise that you rotate the greens in your diet, we don't think this is …

Siberia permafrost: There are over 7,000 methane-filled bubbles 'ready to explode' in the Arctic

There are over 7,000 gas-filled bubbles in remote parts of Siberia that are set to explode, scientists have discovered. Following extensive field …

Global Warming

Scientists Sound the Alarm: CO2 Levels Race Past Point of No Return

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that carbon dioxide levels in 2016 broke records for the second year in a row …

Is Richard Simmons missing? Or is he just dearly missed?

LOS ANGELES — Richard Simmons is gone.<p>His fitness studio in Beverly Hills is shuttered. On its stoop is a sun-bleached edition of the Beverly Hills Courier from January. Inside is the wreckage of a livelihood: piles of debris, tongues of pink insulation, a dusting of pulverized drywall on the …

Los Angeles

MIT And Harvard Use Algorithm To Take Real Snapshots From Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

Most of us have seen quite a lot of celestial bodies, stars, almost any kind of interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases… …

NASA's Jupiter moon mission gets a super-retro name

NASA's official name for its Europa moon mission turns back the clock to evoke a time when masted ships flew across the oceans.<p>NASA has some questions about the potential habitability of Jupiter's fascinating icy moon Europa and it hopes a new mission will help answer them. That mission now has an …

Astronomy

Seven planets, including three habitable ones, found around ultra-cool dwarf star

But are any of these potentially Earth-like worlds actually inhabited? Here are the prospects.<p><i>“It isn’t only the beauty of the night sky that thrills</i> …

The dazzling firefall of Yosemite has returned

The rare and stunningly beautiful phenomenon only occurs during a two-week window in February.<p>While winter in Yosemite National Park offers a …

Why exercise is not enough to prevent weight gain

Exercise on its own — without also following a healthy diet — isn't enough to help people lose or even just maintain their weight, a recent study suggests.<p>The new results run counter to the idea that the obesity epidemic in the U.S. is caused by a lack of physical activity, said lead study author …

Holistic Medicine

Stray black hole turned cosmic gas cloud into speeding 'bullet'

A stray black hole may be responsible for turning a gas cloud into a speeding cosmic bullet trillions of miles long.<p>The wandering black hole was discovered lurking just outside a supernova remnant, a shell of expelled material left behind after a massive star explodes. Using the Atacama …

Astrophysics

Black holes are even stranger than you can imagine

Our love of black holes continues to grow as our knowledge of these celestial bodies expands. The latest news is the discovery of a rare …

Physics

Have we finally spotted an intermediate-mass black hole? | Ars Technica

Previously undetected, these black holes could be the seeds of supermassive ones.<p>A team of researchers has turned up evidence for an …

Hubble Has Found the Ancient Galaxies That Gave the Universe Its First Light

A new technique that removes the light of foreground galaxy clusters is giving astronomers a direct look at a generation of galaxies dating back to …

Astrophysics

Hubble Just Saw a Star Rip Apart The 'Big Brother' of Halley's Comet

Space is brutal.<p>Astronomers have observed something unexpectedly vicious happening in space - for the first time, researchers saw a white dwarf star …