Science

Superbug Resistant to All Antibiotics Seen in US for First Time

This illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron micrographic imagery. A potentially deadly "superbug" resistant to antibiotics infected seven patients, including two who died, and more than 100 others were exposed at a Southern California hospital through contaminated medical instruments, UCLA reported Wednesday Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control)
This illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control)

A woman in Pennsylvania has tested positive for a strain of E. coli that is resistant to antibiotics, researchers said on May 26. The 49-year-old...


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    20,000 Bees Chase Car Around for Days After Queen Bee Gets Trapped Inside

    Around 20,000 bees chased down their queen bee after it got trapped inside a car in Pembrokeshire. Eek! pic.twitter.com/oW0FEhNUG0 — Fly FM (@Fly_FM) May 24,... Read more

  • A common octopus resting on a reef. (Mattia ATH)

    Study: Octopus and Squid Populations Are Booming, Called ‘Weeds of the Sea’

    While many species of marine life are facing an unprecedented decline in population, one group of underwater critters are seeing a global increase.  Cephalopods—octopus, squid, and cuttlefish—are... Read more

  • Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. saluting the US flag on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 lunar mission.  (NASA/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Flags on the Moon Have All Faded to White

    One of the qualities of ultra-violet light is that it causes colors to fade.  The UV-rays are especially harsh on the moon, which lacks the... Read more

  • Older, rougher and thicker Antarctic sea ice in the Bellingshausen Sea in Oct. 2007, within the sea ice shield surrounding Antarctica. The ice in this region is approximately 33 feet (10 meters) thick.

    NASA: Antarctic Sea Ice Is Increasing and Arctic Ice Is Melting—Here’s Why

    The ice in Antarctica is increasing while ice in the Arctic is decreasing, a study by NASA and NOAA released on May 20 says. The... Read more

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    2020 Olympics Could Feature Man-Made Shooting Stars

    Tokyo’s 2020 opening ceremony may be a unique entertainment spectacular.  Japanese start-up company ALE Co., Ltd. would like to create a man-made meteor shower for the opening ceremony of the 2020... Read more

  • Paracanthurus hepatus in Prague sea aquarium “Sea world”, Czech Republic, on July 29, 2011. (Karelj/CC BY-SA 3.0)

    Finding Dory May Kill Her, Researchers Say—It Almost Killed Nemo

    In four weeks “Finding Dory” hits movie theaters. While producers have all the indications to hope it will be just as popular as its predecessor—”Finding Nemo”—some scientists... Read more

  • Wayne MacIsaac stands near what he believes may be the remnants of a Norse fortification wall. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

    New Lead in the Search for Elusive Norse Settlements

    CODROY VALLEY, Canada–A story passed down in my family for generations may be the clue to finding a lost Norse settlement. The only Norse settlement in the... Read more

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    Canadian Hunter Shoots and Kills ‘Grolar’ or ‘Pizzly’ Bear

    A hunter in Canada spotted what he at first thought was a fox or a small polar bear. It turned out to be much more... Read more

  • Windy black hole. (Gabriel Pérez, SMM, IAC)

    How We Caught a Black Hole Emitting Intense Wind

    Modern science is more about patience and persistence than about great epiphanies. It is therefore extremely satisfying when you make a breakthrough, as it means... Read more

  • Standing stones in Avebury, Whiltshire, England. (CC BY)

    They’re Alive! Megalithic Sites Are More Than Just Stone?

    It doesn’t take much to stimulate the human body’s electro-magnetic circuitry; a small change in the local environment is enough.  People who visit ancient temples... Read more

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    Video: Police Dashcam Shows Incredible Meteor Fireball in New England

    A dashcam from Maine’s Portland Police Department shows a meteor lighting up a night sky in New England on May 17. “You never know what... Read more

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    Young Woman Finds Living Sand Dollar, and It’s a Bit Unexpected

    A young woman found a living sand dollar and recorded it. The clip went viral again this week. The video, as the uploader notes, shows... Read more

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    28 Signs the West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima

    The map above comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center. It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated... Read more

  • "When a star ages and brightens, the habitable zone moves outward and you're basically giving a second wind to a planetary system," says Ramses M. Ramirez. (NASA)

    Aging Stars Could Host Earth-Like Planets in Outer Regions

    The “habitable zone” is the region around a star in which water on a planet’s surface is liquid and signs of life can be remotely... Read more

  • Dr. William Campbell (R) works one-on-one with a Drew University undergraduate student on real-world, scientific research as part of Drews Research Institute for Scientist Emeriti (RISE Program), through which senior scientists work directly with students in the lab. (Bill Denison/Drew University via Getty Images)

    The Philosophy of Chemistry—and What It Can Tell Us About Life, the Universe, and Everything

    Philosophy asks some fundamental and probing questions of itself. What is it? Why do we do it? What can it achieve? As a starting point,... Read more

  • Artist rendition of MMS spacecraft. (NASA)

    ‘Magnetopause’ Mission to Help Predict Space Storms

    Physicists may better predict “space weather”—magnetic storms high above Earth that threaten satellites and terrestrial power grids—thanks to new findings from NASA’s orbiting Magnetospheric Multiscale mission. “Space... Read more

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    20,000 Bees Chase Car Around for Days After Queen Bee Gets Trapped Inside

    Around 20,000 bees chased down their queen bee after it got trapped inside a car in Pembrokeshire. Eek! pic.twitter.com/oW0FEhNUG0 — Fly FM (@Fly_FM) May 24,... Read more

  • Older, rougher and thicker Antarctic sea ice in the Bellingshausen Sea in Oct. 2007, within the sea ice shield surrounding Antarctica. The ice in this region is approximately 33 feet (10 meters) thick.

    NASA: Antarctic Sea Ice Is Increasing and Arctic Ice Is Melting—Here’s Why

    The ice in Antarctica is increasing while ice in the Arctic is decreasing, a study by NASA and NOAA released on May 20 says. The... Read more

  • (YouTube)

    2020 Olympics Could Feature Man-Made Shooting Stars

    Tokyo’s 2020 opening ceremony may be a unique entertainment spectacular.  Japanese start-up company ALE Co., Ltd. would like to create a man-made meteor shower for the opening ceremony of the 2020... Read more

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    Canadian Hunter Shoots and Kills ‘Grolar’ or ‘Pizzly’ Bear

    A hunter in Canada spotted what he at first thought was a fox or a small polar bear. It turned out to be much more... Read more

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    Video: Police Dashcam Shows Incredible Meteor Fireball in New England

    A dashcam from Maine’s Portland Police Department shows a meteor lighting up a night sky in New England on May 17. “You never know what... Read more

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    Young Woman Finds Living Sand Dollar, and It’s a Bit Unexpected

    A young woman found a living sand dollar and recorded it. The clip went viral again this week. The video, as the uploader notes, shows... Read more

  • Dr. William Campbell (R) works one-on-one with a Drew University undergraduate student on real-world, scientific research as part of Drews Research Institute for Scientist Emeriti (RISE Program), through which senior scientists work directly with students in the lab. (Bill Denison/Drew University via Getty Images)

    The Philosophy of Chemistry—and What It Can Tell Us About Life, the Universe, and Everything

    Philosophy asks some fundamental and probing questions of itself. What is it? Why do we do it? What can it achieve? As a starting point,... Read more

  • A clock at the Orsay Museum in Paris, France, on April 19, 2016. The clock of the Orsay Museum is one of the few remnants of the days when the museum was a station. (Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

    A Brief History of Telling Time

    We live in a world where time is all important. Nanoseconds mark the difference between success or failure to make an electronic transaction and where... Read more

  • Some rather interesting ancient discoveries have been made in the waters near Caesarea, Israel over the years. However, none in the last few decades is comparable to a recent find made by two amateur underwater explorers. (AOL Screenshot)

    Israeli Divers Find 1,600-Year-Old Roman Treasure (Video)

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  • Exterior of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters is seen on Oct. 13, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

    CDC Labs Handling Bioterror Pathogens Like Anthrax and Ebola Were Secretly Sanctioned for Safety Violations

    Multiple laboratories run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were repeatedly sanctioned by federal regulators said a report by USA Today on... Read more

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    Scientists Develop ‘Second Skin’ That Can Instantly Eliminate Signs of Aging

    A “second skin” has been developed that can make you look younger.  Detailed in a “Nature Materials” paper published on May 9, the new material is “an elastic,... Read more

  • Picture of the top of the Kukulcan temple, also known as El Castillo (The Castle), a step pyramid dominating Chichen Itza archaeological site - a complex built by the Mayan civilization in the Yucatan Peninsula, in the Mexican state of Yucatan, taken on December 2, 2010. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ancient Mayan City Discovered by Canadian Teen William Gadoury

    William Gadoury, a 15-year-old boy, reportedly discovered an ancient Mayan city using satellite photos and ancient astronomy. Gadoury, from Quebec, hypothesized a theory that Mayans... Read more

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    Video: Massive Tornado in Wray, Colorado, Caught Up-close by Storm Chaser Reed Timmer

    A massive, deafening twister was caught on video up-close by well-known storm chaser Reed Timmer after a series of tornadoes took over eastern Colorado on... Read more

  • William Jones, a maths pi-oneer. (William Hogarth/National Portrait Gallery)

    How a Farm Boy From Wales Gave the World Pi

    One of the most important numbers in maths might today be named after the Greek letter π or “pi,” but the convention of representing it... Read more

  • A laboratory mouse as it looks over the gloved hand of a technician at the Jackson Laboratory, in Bar Harbor, Maine, on Jan. 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Testing Drugs on Animals Could Soon Be a Thing of the Past

    Before a drug can be tested on humans, it has to be tested on animals. The drugs regulators demand it. Nobody—including researchers—likes testing on animals,... Read more

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    New Landscape Explored Beneath the Ice of Antarctica

    Millions of years ago, Antarctica had a tropical climate and was warm as California and Florida. Today, it is almost entirely covered by layers of thick... Read more

  • Nano-architects design materials that can work together at very tiny scales, like these interlocking gears made of carbon tubes and benzene molecules. (NASA)

    Molecular Architects: How Scientists Design New Materials

    When Thomas Edison wanted a filament for his light bulb, he scoured the globe collecting thousands of candidates before settling on bamboo. (It was years... Read more

  • WILLOW SPRINGS, IL - JUNE 11:  A cicada sits on a twig in a forest preserve June 11, 2007 in Willow Springs, Illinois. The cicada is one of millions in the area that have emerged from the ground and taken to the trees during the past couple of weeks, part of a 17-year hatch cycle.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    5 Things You Need to Know About Cicadas Before They Invade

    As the weather gets warmer, and the dog days draw nearer, the whole of nature seems to awaken. This means cicadas, hundreds of millions of... Read more

  • Scientists have figured out how to use our brainwaves for everything from racing drones to restoring the function of paralyzed limbs. (AOL Screenshot)

    We’re Getting Better and Better at Controlling Stuff With Our Minds (Video)

    Researchers are getting better at harnessing brain signals. These days, you can strap on a headset and control a drone with nothing but your thoughts... Read more

  • Britain's Prince William, talks with  the Star Wars character Chewbacca during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, west of London on Tuesday April 19, 2016. Prince William and Prince Harry  toured Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. (Adrian Dennis, Pool via AP)

    New Species of Weevil Named After Chewbacca From ‘Star Wars’

    “Star Wars” has inspired people across a number of generations. Some of those people happen to be scientists.  An April 2016 paper in published in the... Read more

  • Standing stones in Avebury, Whiltshire, England. (CC BY)

    They’re Alive! Megalithic Sites Are More Than Just Stone?

    It doesn’t take much to stimulate the human body’s electro-magnetic circuitry; a small change in the local environment is enough.  People who visit ancient temples... Read more

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    Cambridge Science Historian Contemplates Place of Parapsychology

    Materialism and psychical research are often viewed as antithetical. But psychic phenomena and the occult have been with us all throughout our development of science,... Read more

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    Accounts of People Who Seem to Literally Be From Parallel Universes

    Over the past couple of centuries, some people have purportedly turned up who say they are from cities and countries that don’t exist. They speak... Read more

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    The Most Common Kinds of Coincidences

    There’s not a lot of great data out there on what kinds of coincidences happen to people, mostly because the stories are often so singular... Read more

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    Mysterious Stones in Ica, Peru, Evidence of Advanced Prehistoric Civilization?

    As I think back over my three years on the road, biking with my husband and children from Alaska to Argentina, there were a lot of... Read more

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    Woman Has Spiritual Near-Death Experience, Cancer Cured as Result?

    On Feb. 2, 2006, Anita Moorjani lay in the intensive care unit of a hospital in her home city of Hong Kong. She was in... Read more

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    Even If Ghosts Are Imaginary, Their ‘Presence’ Suggests Something Strange at Work

    A research group led by Dr. A.R.G. Owen in Toronto, Canada, in the early 1970s created a “ghost.” Owen (1919–2003) was a Cambridge-educated mathematician and... Read more

  • Father Carlos Crespi Croci, a Salesian monk in Ecuador, with strange artifacts he acquired. (Ancient-Origins.net)

    The Truth About Father Crespi’s Controversial Missing Artifacts

    CUENCA, Ecuador—The story of the late Father Carlos Crespi Croci is one of mystery and controversy, including purported evidence of unknown civilizations, strange golden artifacts, a subterranean... Read more

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    What Causes Déjà Vu?

    You walk into a room and suddenly your brain goes fuzzy with an overwhelming wave of familiarity—although this is a totally new experience. Like something... Read more

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    Is Death Reversible?

    Death is defined as the termination of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Brain death, the complete and irreversible loss of brain function... Read more

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    Woman Has Near-Death Experience, Sees ‘Hell,’ and Comes Back a Better Person

    It was 2003, and Saartjie Geurts, a Dutch 23-year-old, was a first-year communication studies student.  She felt dizzy and found her coordination and ability to concentrate decrease... Read more

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    What If It’s Not ‘Just a Coincidence’?

    For some people, coincidences are “just coincidences”; everything is random, and unlikely events are bound to happen occasionally. One experiences a moment of surprise, then... Read more

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    Horribly Beaten, Man Says He Saw Afterlife and Returned, Now Helps Others

    Ken Barnes says he has had two near-death experiences (NDEs) in which he left his body and had experiences that confirmed his belief in the... Read more

  • Painting of the Elasmotherium sibiricum or "Siberian unicorn" by Heinrich Harder. (Public Domain)

    29,000-Year-Old ‘Siberian Unicorn’ Fossil Found

    Elasmotherium sibiricum, sometimes referred to as the Siberian unicorn, had a horn likely multiple feet long. Only partial remains have been found. It looked more like... Read more

  • Charles Fort, 1920. (Public Domain) "Anomaly" dictionary entry. (Goglik83/iStock)

    Charles Fort: Pioneer in Scientific Anomalies Research or Anti-Dogmatist Who Collected Bizarre Stories?

    Charles Hoy Fort was an American “self-educated newspaperman, modestly-successful short story writer, unsuccessful novelist and inventor, and eccentric natural philosopher,” according to a description by... Read more

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    Atheist Under Communist Rule Has Near-Death Experience, Learns About Spirituality

    It was 1988 and 17-year-old Jan Bostik had never heard about God or Buddha or anything spiritual in nature. He was living in Czechoslovakia (now... Read more

  • A Native American dream catcher (Public Domain)

    Woman Tracks Lost People in Her Dreams, Finds Lost Objects With Intuition

    Grace Lark* is an environmental lawyer by trade, and a leading expert in that field. But she also upholds justice with strange abilities to intuitively find... Read more

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    What Makes Us Conscious?

    Do you think that the machine you are reading this story on, right now, has a feeling of “what it is like” to be in... Read more

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    Couvade: When Men Feel Pregnant

    A Wisconsin woman had tried for five years to become pregnant. One day, her husband woke up feeling nauseous at the smell of breakfast. He... Read more

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    40 Years of Research on Human Intuition

    The Center for Applied Intuition (CAI) announced this month the release of a full report on the results of its four decades of research on... Read more

  • Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. saluting the US flag on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 lunar mission.  (NASA/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Flags on the Moon Have All Faded to White

    One of the qualities of ultra-violet light is that it causes colors to fade.  The UV-rays are especially harsh on the moon, which lacks the... Read more

  • (YouTube)

    2020 Olympics Could Feature Man-Made Shooting Stars

    Tokyo’s 2020 opening ceremony may be a unique entertainment spectacular.  Japanese start-up company ALE Co., Ltd. would like to create a man-made meteor shower for the opening ceremony of the 2020... Read more

  • Windy black hole. (Gabriel Pérez, SMM, IAC)

    How We Caught a Black Hole Emitting Intense Wind

    Modern science is more about patience and persistence than about great epiphanies. It is therefore extremely satisfying when you make a breakthrough, as it means... Read more

  • "When a star ages and brightens, the habitable zone moves outward and you're basically giving a second wind to a planetary system," says Ramses M. Ramirez. (NASA)

    Aging Stars Could Host Earth-Like Planets in Outer Regions

    The “habitable zone” is the region around a star in which water on a planet’s surface is liquid and signs of life can be remotely... Read more

  • Artist rendition of MMS spacecraft. (NASA)

    ‘Magnetopause’ Mission to Help Predict Space Storms

    Physicists may better predict “space weather”—magnetic storms high above Earth that threaten satellites and terrestrial power grids—thanks to new findings from NASA’s orbiting Magnetospheric Multiscale mission. “Space... Read more

  • ESA’s Swarm constellation reveals new rapid changes of our magnetic field, tied directly to the heart of our planet’s molten iron core. (ESA/ATG Medialab)

    Earth’s Magnetic Heartbeat, a Thinner Past and New Alien Worlds

    Space research never stops and it seems neither do the surprises. On ABC Breakfast News I covered some huge results from the last few weeks... Read more

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    Scientists Detect Oxygen on Mars for First Time in 40 Years

    Space agencies have discovered oxygen in Mars’s atmosphere—an event which has not occurred since the 1970s.  The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has detected... Read more

  • This is Kepler's field of view superimposed on the night sky. (Carter Roberts/NASA)

    NASA’s Kepler Discovers 1,284 New Planets, 9 Potentially Habitable

    NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovered 1,284 new planets, doubling its planet haul thus far. Nine of them are about the size of Earth, or slightly larger, and orbit... Read more

  • A view of Mercury’s northern volcanic plains is shown in enhanced color to emphasize different types of rocks on Mercury’s surface. (NASA/JHUAPL/Carnegie Institution of Washington)

    Messenger’s 100,000 Images Map Mercury’s Highs and Lows

    NASA has released the first global digital model of Mercury’s peaks and valleys, revealing in stunning detail the topography of the innermost planet. The model,... Read more

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    This Is What the Surface of Mercury Looks Like

    The first comprehensive map of Mercury’s surface has been published. Released May 6, the map is the product of data collected by NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry,... Read more

  • The supermassive black hole sits at the center of a galaxy dubbed NGC 1332 (above). (Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey)

    This Black Hole Is 660 Million Times as Massive as the Sun

    Scientists have measured with unprecedented accuracy a black hole that is about 660 million times as massive as our sun, and is encircled by a... Read more

  • This composite image of observations by NASA and the ESA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory shows the path of Mercury during its November 2006 transit. On Monday, May 9, 2016, the solar system's smallest, innermost planet will resemble a black dot as it passes in front of the Sun. NASA says the event occurs only about 13 times a century. (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory/NASA/ESA via AP)

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    Eta Aquarid Meteor Storm Peaks May 4–6, Wake Up Extra Early

    The Eta Aquarid meteor shower will present its most spectacular display during the nights of Wednesday, May 4-5 and Thursday, May 5-6. The meteor shower is... Read more

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    Three Planets That May Be Able to Support Human Life Are Discovered

    Three planets, that have just the right temperatures to possibly support life as we know it, have been discovered. The trio orbit a star 40... Read more

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    Miley Cyrus May Have Tattooed the Wrong Planet on Her Arm

    Miley Cyrus was slammed on social media sites for posting a photo of her latest tattoo. Cyrus got a tattoo of Saturn, and she apparently... Read more

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    Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Send Ship to Mars by 2018

    Via Twitter on April 27,  SpaceX has announced its plans to send its Dragon spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018.  Planning to send Dragon to Mars as soon as 2018... Read more

  • All is not calm in the cosmos. (ESA/Hubble and NASA, CC BY)

    How to Capture the Violent Tumult of Our Roiling Universe, Moment by Moment

    The hustle and bustle of daily life is a stark contrast to the tranquility of the night sky. The stars are the same, year after... Read more

  • Spacewalk. (NASA)

    What Is Microgravity?

    It’s easy to assume that astronauts float in space because they are far away from the Earth’s gravitational force. But look at the moon. It... Read more

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    5 Human Spaceflight Missions to Look Forward to in the Next Decade

    From astronauts breaking records for the longest amount of time spent in space to experiments growing food and keeping bacteria in orbit, the past decade... Read more

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    NASA Honors Prince With Breathtaking Purple Nebula

    Even the stars are honoring Prince’s sudden death.  Prince Rogers Nelson passed away on April 21 of yet-unknown causes.  On the same day, in honor of... Read more

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    20,000 Bees Chase Car Around for Days After Queen Bee Gets Trapped Inside

    Around 20,000 bees chased down their queen bee after it got trapped inside a car in Pembrokeshire. Eek! pic.twitter.com/oW0FEhNUG0 — Fly FM (@Fly_FM) May 24,... Read more

  • A common octopus resting on a reef. (Mattia ATH)

    Study: Octopus and Squid Populations Are Booming, Called ‘Weeds of the Sea’

    While many species of marine life are facing an unprecedented decline in population, one group of underwater critters are seeing a global increase.  Cephalopods—octopus, squid, and cuttlefish—are... Read more

  • Older, rougher and thicker Antarctic sea ice in the Bellingshausen Sea in Oct. 2007, within the sea ice shield surrounding Antarctica. The ice in this region is approximately 33 feet (10 meters) thick.

    NASA: Antarctic Sea Ice Is Increasing and Arctic Ice Is Melting—Here’s Why

    The ice in Antarctica is increasing while ice in the Arctic is decreasing, a study by NASA and NOAA released on May 20 says. The... Read more

  • Paracanthurus hepatus in Prague sea aquarium “Sea world”, Czech Republic, on July 29, 2011. (Karelj/CC BY-SA 3.0)

    Finding Dory May Kill Her, Researchers Say—It Almost Killed Nemo

    In four weeks “Finding Dory” hits movie theaters. While producers have all the indications to hope it will be just as popular as its predecessor—”Finding Nemo”—some scientists... Read more

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    28 Signs the West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima

    The map above comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center. It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated... Read more

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    Fifth of World’s Plants Under Threat, Warns Kew Gardens

    A fifth of the world’s plant species are at risk of extinction, researchers warned on Tuesday, May 10th, in an unprecedented global census of the... Read more

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    A Healthy Biosphere Means Healthier Humans

    Imagine if scientists came up with an inexpensive, easily administered way to decrease the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and obesity by 25... Read more

  • Sunlight from a solar collector on the roof of Utah State University's Energy Laboratory in Logan, Utah, is sent through fiber optics to stimulate the growth of algae on June 11, 2009. USU was among several institutions to receive grant money from the U.S. Department of Defense to research ways to convert algae into biofuels for military jets. Utah State is examining about 300 algae species, including some from the Great Salt Lake in search of one that grows fast and produces plenty of fatty oils. (AP Photo/Colin Braley)

    Can We Save the Algae Biofuel Industry?

    Algal biofuels are in trouble. This alternative fuel source could help reduce overall carbon emissions without taking land from food production, like many crop-based biofuels... Read more

  • An aerial view shows Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower built by Emaar property developer, rising among skyscrapers in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Dec. 17, 2009. (Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images)

    The UAE Wants to Build a ‘Rainmaking Mountain’—Are We All OK With That?

    Eglwyswrw is a real place. This village in Wales is as long on rain as it is short on vowels. Last winter, it rained for... Read more

  • On March 20, 1980, after a quiet period of 123 years, earthquake activity began under Mount St. Helens. A week later, on March 27, small steam explosions, like this one, began. View fro the northeast.  (USGS)

    Over a Hundred Tremors Shake Mount St. Helens as It ‘Recharges’ With Magma

    In the past two months, more than 130 small earthquakes have been detected beneath Mount St. Helens, in Skamania County, Washington, the site of the devastating... Read more

  • Salema fishes swim in a cove off Portofino, Italy, on Sept. 8, 2015. (Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Non-Renewables Are Still in Abundance While Renewables Are Not

    The problem the world faces is that many of the resources that are truly threatened are the renewable ones, not, as so often assumed, the... Read more

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    Stunning Jellyfish With Lights Discovered in Mariana Trench, 12,000 Feet Deep

    Update: Multiple media reports seemed to suggest this jellyfish is a new species. We have asked the NOAA and this is the response we’ve received:... Read more

  • A rainbow forms behind giant windmills near rain-soaked Interstate 10 near Palm Springs, Calif., on on Dec. 17, 2002. (David McNew/Getty Images)

    Phasing Out Fossil Fuels for Renewables May Not Be a Straightforward Swap

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