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Here's What SpaceX's Starlink Satellites Look Like in the Night Sky

'And what a SPECTACULAR view it was! - Marco Langbroek.

An Asteroid with Its Own Moon Will Zip Past Earth Tonight

The asteroid will pass close enough to Earth that, with some preparation and a decent telescope, amateur astronomers may spot it blotting out the stars.

Why Do We Love Garlic But Hate Garlic Breath?

Why do people love the taste of garlic, but hate the resulting garlic breath?

Why Are So Many People Dying on Mount Everest?

Massively long lines at Mount Everest's frigid summit may have contributed to the deaths of seven climbers this week.

Does Your Life Have Purpose? The Answer Could Affect How Long You Live.

Having a strong purpose in life may have not only mental benefits, but also physical ones.

This Fungus Mines For Gold, Then Wears It

Silence is golden. In Australia, so is the fungus.

Measles: Symptoms, Treatment and Vaccination

Measles is making a comeback. Here's what you should know about one of the most contagious infectious diseases in the world.

Oldest Fungus Fossils May Rewrite Our View of How Life Made the Leap to Land

The find pushes the oldest direct evidence for fossils of fungus back more than 500 million years.

Could Dead Aliens Help Save Humanity?

It might take a dramatic extinction example to put us on the right path.

Earth's Oldest Meteorite Collection Just Found in the Driest Place on the Planet

Researchers scouring the desert for space rocks found the oldest collection of meteorites on Earth.

SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites on Thrice-Flown Rocket, Sticks Landing

Thousands more will follow, if all goes according to plan.

Chernobyl vs. Fukushima: Which Nuclear Meltdown Was the Bigger Disaster?

Nuclear meltdowns at power plants in Chernobyl and Fukushima were the most devastating in recent history.

Woman's Facial Injection for 'Liquid Nose Job' Left Her with Rare Eye Problem

An injection of facial filler into her nose led to a rare eye complication.

The Atlantic May See Up to 4 Major Hurricanes This Season, New Forecast Says

Here's what to expect for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season and how to get prepared.

Botswana Just Lifted Its Ban on Elephant Hunting. Conservationists Are Appalled.

The country has long been a safe haven for the animals, but it's unclear what will happen now.

What Is Potential Energy?

Potential energy is a core concept of any physics-based discussion, and one of the most influential variables in the formulas that describe our known universe.

Two White Dwarf Stars Collided and Came Back from the Dead. Soon, They’ll Go Supernova.

These two dead stars united and came back to life. And soon, they’ll go supernova.

Did Scientists Just Break the Record for Highest-Temperature Superconductor? Maybe.

A superconductor lets electricity flow through it perfectly, without losing any of it.

Slavers Burned the Last US Slave Ship to Hide Their Crimes. Now It's Been Found.

After nearly 150 years, the last known ship used to bring kidnapped people to the United States to sell into slavery seems to have turned up off the coast of Mobile, Alabama.

Did a Great White Shark Really Enter Long Island Sound?

Marine scientists aren't sure how or why the nearly 10-foot-long shark wandered into the Long Island Sound.

The Government Is Serious About Creating Mind-Controlled Weapons

DARPA hopes to invent ways to instantly read soldiers' minds using tools like genetic engineering of the human brain, nanotechnology and infrared beams.

Rare Dodo Skeleton May Fetch Over $700K at Auction

The bones of this extinct, flightless bird were assembled early in the 19th century.

Enormous Python Swallows, Vomits Up Even Bigger Python

An Australian python vomited up a larger Australian python that it had eaten earlier.

Geologists Discover Largest Underwater Volcano, Explain Weird Hum Heard Around the World

A strange seismic event off the coast of Africa has led scientists to a mighty finding: the discovery of the largest underwater volcanic eruption ever recorded.

Zombie Science: Could We Ever Resurrect the Dead?

Zombies aren't real. Death is permanent. Some scientists seem to have ignored those facts.

First Great White Shark Ever Spotted in Long Island Sound Possibly Made 'Wrong Turn'

Marine scientists aren't sure how or why the nearly 10-foot-long shark wandered into the Long Island Sound.

Here's How Many US Cancer Cases Are Tied to Unhealthy Diets

More than 80,000 cancer cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. may be tied to an unhealthy diet, according to a new study.

Hereditary Rule Wreaked Havoc in 'Game of Thrones' — and in Medieval Europe

When male heirs were scarce during the Middle Ages, instability reigned.

Sorry Napoleon, A Big Garbage Patch Is Floating Near Your Mediterranean Islands

The Mediterranean islands of Corsica and Elba are famous for being the birthplace and exile prison, respectively, of Napoleon Bonaparte. But now they might be known for being the neighbors of a chronically forming garbage patch.

Being a Dog Lover May Be in Your Genes

A person's genetic makeup could play a part in their feelings about dogs.

Freckled Woman with High Alcohol Tolerance Lived in Japan 3,800 Years Ago

More than two decades after researchers discovered the 3,800-year-old remains of «Jomon woman» in Hokkaido, Japan, they've finally deciphered her genetic secrets.

Many Sunscreens Sold in US Offer Suboptimal Protection, According to New Report

About two-thirds of sunscreens available in the U.S. offer suboptimal protection or contain ingredients that may harm your health, according to a new report.

'Face Mites' Live in Your Pores, Eat Your Grease and Mate on Your Face While You Sleep

Meet the ubiquitous «face mites» that live in your pores, eat your grease and have sex on your face while you sleep.

Could We Move the Entire Planet Earth to a New Orbit?

The big move could help our rocky planet escape the expanding sun and prevent a collision with Jupiter.

Why Are Two Stars in Our Galaxy Suddenly Acting Very Strange?

There's a binary star system out there in the Milky Way, and it's followed a very simple pattern since the 1890s. Now, it's breaking its old habits.

CBD and CBD Oil: What Is It and Does It Really Work?

CBD has become remarkably popular in recent years. But is it the cure-all people think it is?

CBD May Reduce Drug Cravings in People with Heroin Addiction, Small Study Finds

A small study suggests that the marijuana compound cannabidiol (CBD) may reduce cravings in those with heroin addiction.

Hidden Winds on Jupiter May Be Messing with Its Enormous Magnetic Field

Jupiter's magnetic field has changed since the 1970s, and now physicists think they know why it's happening.

Look Out, Songbirds — Baby Sharks Want to Eat You

This is the first evidence of sharks eating terrestrial birds.
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