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Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday Tradition
Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday TraditionPeople around the world are getting into the festive spirit by attempting to create their own gingerbread houses.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:17:11 -0500
Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours
News ImageAn 8th planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching ours in numbers
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:57:44 -0500
The Biggest Controversies From Betsy DeVos' First Year
News ImageFrom school choice to campus sexual assault
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:00:33 -0500
Giant, human-size penguins once roamed Earth, researchers say
News ImageGiant penguins, standing over 5 feet tall and weighing more than 220 pounds, may have roamed Earth some 60 million years ago, according to new research. Scientists on Tuesday said they discovered fossils of an ancient penguin that may have stood 5 foot 7 nearly the height of the average American male and weighed about 225 pounds, according to a Nature Communications research report. It would dwarf the emperor penguin, the biggest penguin today, which is less than 4 feet tall.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:30:00 -0500
SpaceX launches first used rocket for NASA mission
News ImageCNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on SpaceX's first launch of its reused Falcon-9 rocket for a NASA mission.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:35:00 -0500
Scientists solve speed surprise in stratospheric stunt
News ImageScientists say they've figured out why an Austrian who became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound fell faster than the drag of his body should have allowed
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:29:30 -0500
A bird, a plane, a polar bear? Wild guests at Alaska airport
News ImageANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America's farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:32:48 -0500
'Worst Case I've Ever Seen.' Mother Convicted of Murder After 16-Year-Old Daughter Starves to Death
News ImageThe teen weighed only 85 pounds when she died
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:14:15 -0500
Alien probe asteroid is dead quiet, but is that good news or bad news?
News ImageA couple of months back, a really, really weird asteroid flew through our Solar System. It looked nothing like any object humanity had ever spotted in space, and was moving might fast. First it was identified as a comet, then an asteroid, and most recently scientists have been wondering if maybe it was actually an alien spacecraft. Now, after spending hours listening to the strange visitor with powerful radio telescopes, scientists say they haven't heard a peep. The object, named Oumuamua, is shaped like a cigar. If it's really an asteroid it would be the very first interstellar asteroid that is, a rock that originated outside of our Solar System to be observed by humans, but its bizarre form and speedy entry and exit gave alien hunters reason to believe it might actually be otherworldly technology. Now, it seems, that question will have to wait a little longer to be answered. Earlier this week scientists from the Breakthrough Listen project pointed their ears towards Oumuamua in the hopes of hearing something, anything, that couldn't be explained by some natural process. After a preliminary review of the data, they haven't found anything that would suggest the object is actually an alien probe, but whether or not we should be happy about that is up for debate. Humanity has been hastily attempting to make contact with intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations for decades now. We've sent spacecraft out of our Solar System with directions on where to find us, and shot radio wave messages to distant stars in the hopes that someone is listening. If we're going to meet aliens, these are probably our best shots at making first contact, but should we even be trying? Every scientist with an itch to find alien life has a counterpart who fears what that meeting may bring. Many astronomers and physicists, including Stephen Hawking, have warned that contact aliens could result in the utter destruction of mankind. We simply don't know whether intelligent beings living elsewhere in the universe will see us as a friendly neighbor, a threat, or simply a nuisance that should be wiped out simply because we're annoying them. "Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they could reach,"Hawking famously said. "If so, it makes sense for them to exploit each new planet for material to build more spaceships so they could move on. Who knows what the limits would be?" For now, it appears that the strange object that just visited us isn't relaying messages with alien handlers on a distant star system, and maybe that's for the best.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:51:26 -0500
FCC Votes Down Obama-Era 'Net Neutrality' Rules
News ImageThe Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:27:45 -0500
Here's what Elon Musk has to say about Donald Trumps plan to send Americans to the moon and Mars
News ImageThe SpaceX boss publicly supported the presidents most recent space announcement.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:28:26 -0500
Russia: Man Caught With 30 Million-Year-Old Shark Teeth in His Luggage
News ImageRussian authorities have seized what they believe to be fossilized remains of a prehistoric shark from a smugglerheaded for the Chinese border, customs services said. The customs service announced that a search in the luggage of a Chinese citizen who attempted to cross the border into his homeland turned up the artifacts, which he failed to declare. Auniversity in Russias Primorye region later released a statementsaying the 24 teethbelongedto sea predatorOtodus obliguus, who lived some 30 million years ago.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:29:08 -0500
2 Police Officers Shot in the Chest Were Saved by Bulletproof Vests
News ImageThe police were engaged in a standoff
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:31:35 -0500
The U.S. Special Envoy Backs Rex Tillerson's Offer of Unconditional Talks With North Korea
News ImageThe White House, however, has been quick to contradict the offer
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:47:41 -0500
Young computer experts exploited video game for mayhem
News ImageThe hackers were targeting the server hosts that provide protection against botnet attacks for 'Minecraft' players, hoping then to provide such protection themselves and make millions; James Rosen has the story for 'Special Report.'
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:43:59 -0500
California Is One Step Closer to Recreational Pot Sales
News ImageThe state will allow people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis and grow six marijuana plants at home
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:43:38 -0500
The Real Life 'Star Wars'? The World Is Already Planning For Cosmic Combat
News ImageThe prospect of war in spacemight seem farfetched at this point and a topic better suited for science fiction films like "Star Wars," but academics around the world are already writing a guide for how countries should"use the force," so to speak,if such conflicts arise. Experts from universities in Australia, Canada, the U.K., Russia and China are currently involved in a multi-year project on how to apply international law to military uses of outer space.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:16:57 -0500
Monster Sharks: Four Fierce Giants That Rival Greenland's Ancient Beast
News ImageSharks have been making headlines recently after a 2016 report of a Greenland shark that was around 512 years old resurfaced this week. In November, a dinosaur-era frilled shark was on our minds. Here are just a few of the most terrifying examples of sharks from across time.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:19:17 -0500
Full Autopsy Reports in Unsolved Killings of 8 Family Members Will Not Be Released
News Image8 members of the Rhoden family were killed in April 2016
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:28:00 -0500
Google AI Can Now More Accurately Sequence Your Genome
News ImageArtificial intelligence is being applied to a wide variety of technical challenges, and this is just the latest way in which Google is applying AI to the area of healthcare.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:16:00 -0500
Grand Jury Slams Penn State for 'Rampant and Pervasive' Fraternity Hazing After Tim Piazza's Death
Grand Jury Slams Penn State for 'Rampant and Pervasive' Fraternity Hazing After Tim Piazza's Death"No fraternitys existence is worth more than the life of Tim Piazza"
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:32:00 -0500
What science says about why we get dj vu
News ImageIt's the sense of familiarity that feels misplaced because you know you haven't experienced the same thing before. For no apparent reason, you feel like you're reliving a past experience. It's called dj vu, which is French for "already seen," and it happens to an estimated 70% of the population, according to How Stuff Works, with people aged between 15 and 25 years old experiencing it most.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:19:37 -0500
How Faith Helped My Son After He Survived Sandy Hook
News ImageSophfronia Scott, author of 'This Child of Faith,' and her family turned to religion after her son Tain Gregory survived the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:55 -0500
Why We Should Be Worried about a War in Space
News ImageThis article is edited from a story shared exclusively with members of The Masthead, the membership program from The Atlantic. Find out more.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:46:00 -0500
Tick fossil found. Dinosaur traces inside. Theme park doubtful
News ImageScientists have proven that ticks once fed on the blood of dinosaurs, thanks to a 99-million-year-old piece of fossilized amber. Sadly, there's no chance of using it to gather dino DNA.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:21:31 -0500
Barack Obama Dressed Up As Too-Cool-For-School Santa For His Latest Appearance
News ImageThe former president dropped by a Boys & Girls Club branch in D.C. in a statement outfit with a festive touch.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:56:14 -0500
Massive Great White Shark, Mary Lee, Tracked For Five Years, Goes Silent
News ImageIn September 2012, researchers put a tracking device on a 3,456-pound great white shark and named her Mary Lee. Probably not, says Chris Fischer, who leads ocean research expeditions and was part of the team that caught and tagged her. Mary Lee when she was first captured and tagged on a research vessel.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:28:59 -0500
U.S. Prosecutors Are Rushing to Cash In on a Drug-Ring's Seized Bitcoins
News ImageThe bitcoin cache was worth less than $500,000 a year ago, but has exploded in value to about $8.5 million
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:09:29 -0500
Drones, volcanoes and the 'computerisation' of the Earth
News ImageRobots, like drones, are filtering the natural world through algorithms and turning the world into data.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:21:39 -0500
Air Force Academy Is Downplaying Number of Sexual Assaults, Former Official Says
News ImageShe said the school made her a scapegoat
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:01:54 -0500
David Attenborough Warns: Sixth Mass Extinction Is Imminent
News ImageThe beloved Planet Earth narrator isn't optimistic.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:46:00 -0500
'All the Hard Work Was Worth It.' Watch This 16-Year-Old Lose It After Learning He Got In to Harvard
News ImageAyrton Little's friends burst into celebration with him
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:54:52 -0500
Heres how one company is helping farmers get more from their land
News ImageRabobank has launched Kickstart Food a three-year programme focusing on four areas considered key to addressing the worlds sustainable food challenge. Nutrition: ensuring everyone has access to diets with balanced nutritional value. United Nations forecasts suggest that by 2050 the world population will be almost 9.8 billion people a rise of more than 2 billion on current levels.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:22:00 -0500
Ancient Skeleton With an Arrow in Its Chest Discovered Downtown in European City
News ImageArchaeologists excavating a medieval grave in Bulgaria discovered an unidentified body with an arrow in its chest. The grave, in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, is dated to around the 11th or 12th century. The gender of the deceased has not been specified, but archaeologists believe that the arrow was either the cause of death, or was placed there afterward symbolically, according to Archaeology in Bulgaria.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:40:02 -0500
Joe Biden: How the Sandy Hook Families Give Me Strength
News Image'Around Christmas, I remember my daughter Naomi and my son Beaujust as I know the Sandy Hook families do'
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:51:14 -0500
Deadly 6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Indonesia
News ImageThe quake killed an unknown number of people
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:41:48 -0500
Climate change experts emitted 30,000 tonnes of CO2 flying to conference, NASA expert says
News ImageMore than 25,000 scientists flew to New Orleans
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:25:25 -0500
Missouri issues first fines over misuse of farm chemical in 2016
News ImageBy Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - Missouri has issued its first fines over the misuse of a farm chemical in 2016 that went on to be linked in different formulations to widespread U.S. crop damage this year, the state said on Thursday. Authorities fined eight people a total of $145,125 for improperly spraying the chemical known as dicamba, used to kill weeds, in what Missouri called "the first wave of civil penalties issued to applicators," according to a statement. The delay between sprayings last year and the state's action shows how a long process of investigating many complaints about dicamba use is straining resources in farm states.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:09:11 -0500
From Alien Skulls to Bears: Weird Things People Think Theyve Found on Mars
News ImageEagle-eyed Mars fans think they've found some crazy stuff in NASA's photos.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:05:00 -0500
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