Rosetta probe set to meet comet after 10-year chase

1 week ago - After a journey that has lasted a decade, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is now on its final approach to a comet. The tiny probe is set to rendezvous in a few hours with one of the strangest objects in the solar system. The latest in a series of manoeuvres will bring Rosetta ...

5 minutes or 50 minutes of running makes no difference in health benefits

2 weeks ago - You don't need to clock record speeds or run marathons to stay healthy. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that running as little as five minutes a day will do. It gives you the same benefits of running or walking for longer. The key is to ...

'Cool-Burning' Space Flames Could Make Greener Cars

2 weeks ago - Astronauts typically try to avoid starting fires in space, but new research on the behavior of flames in orbit could have benefits closer to home. In fact, this fiery research could lead to more-efficient car engines that contribute less pollution to the environment, according to a new ...

Japan to launch military space force to protect planet from falling space junk

2 weeks ago - Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019 that would initially be tasked with protecting satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth, a report said. The move is aimed at strengthening Japan-US cooperation in space, and comes after the countries pledged to ... 1

What will you do if they make it mandatory for all Americans to take an Ebola vaccine?

2 weeks ago - As the Ebola death toll rises and as images of bodies being abandoned in the streets of Liberia are broadcast around the globe, there has been a growing outcry for the scientific community to "do something" about this deadly virus. And as luck would have it, there is an "experimental ... 2

New Nazca Lines geoglyphs uncovered by gales and sandstorms in Peru

2 weeks ago - High winds and sandstorms in Peru have revealed previously undiscovered geoglyphs in the ancient Nazca Lines. Eduardo Herrán Gómez de la Torre, a pilot and researcher, found the new shapes while flying over the desert last week, El Comercio reported. He believes one of ...

Superstition Might Be Practical In Some Circumstances

2 weeks ago - Here's some research which shows that, while superstitious behavior won't stop events from happening, it does have practical value to people. It won't stop bad things from happening to you - but it may stop you from feeling bad things. Would you hop on a free flight to Aruba? ... 1

European Spacecraft to Attempt Historic Comet Rendezvous This Week

2 weeks ago - After a 10-year, 4-billion-mile journey through deep space, a European probe will finally arrive at its comet destination this week. The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is scheduled to rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday (Aug. 6). If all ...

Nasa validates 'impossible' space drive

2 weeks ago - Nasa is a major player in space science, so when a team from the agency this week presents evidence that "impossible" microwave thrusters seem to work, something strange is definitely going on. Either the results are completely wrong, or Nasa has confirmed a major breakthrough in ...

Ebola outbreak becoming uncontrollable; meanwhile Monsanto invests in anti-Ebola drug

2 weeks ago - A global outbreak of deadly Ebola is underway and has crossed national borders. One infected victim of the horrifying disease flew on international flights, vomiting on board and exposing hundreds of people to the deadly virus which can be transmitted through airborne particles. Ebola ... 1

Massive surprise bio-terror drill conducted in New York City

2 weeks ago - Friday, officials throughout the city conducted the largest unannounced bio-terror drill in U.S. history. The Rapid Activation for Mass Prophylaxis Exercise (RAMPEx), which had over 1500 participants between 30 locations, was conducted with 13 city agencies as reported by CBS New ...

Bizarre square cloud photographed over Exeter, UK

2 weeks ago - Residents were left shocked after discovering a SQUARE shaped cloud floating over their homes this weekend. Homeowners in Exeter, Devon wasted no time snapping photographs for Facebook and excitedly posting on Twitter about the flying carpet shaped cloud hanging over the city. The ... 4

Razing Gaza: Before and after satellite images show the true devastation of Israel's bombardment

2 weeks ago - The obliteration of Gaza from relentless Israeli air strikes and tank shelling was laid bare today in a series of satellite images charting the escalating violence across the region. Analysis from UN satellite experts reveal how hundreds of buildings have been razed to the ground in a ... 4

Did Ancient Aliens Make the 150,000-year-old Pipes Baffling Scientists in China?

2 weeks ago - Ancient tree roots? Fissures that ancient iron magma flowed into? An alien creation? The origin of mysterious pipe-like structures found in a remote region of China is shrouded in the tubes’ 150,000-year history. That is one thing that scientists have agreed on—that these ... 1

What Somebody's Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease

2 weeks ago - We think of heart disease as a modern scourge, brought on by our sedentary lifestyles and our affinity for fast food. But a few years ago, a team of researchers discovered something puzzling — CT scans of Egyptian mummies showed signs of hardened, narrow arteries. Further scans ...

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