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What Surprise Finding About Moon Says About Hunt for E.T.

4 days ago from MSNBC: Science

A new study shows the moon's magnetic field lasted at least a billion years longer than thought. That suggests other moons may be able to shelter life.

Cassini Saturn Probe Preps for Last Hurrah

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On Monday (Aug. 14), NASA's Cassini spacecraft made the first of five passes through Saturn's upper atmosphere, kicking off the last phase of the mission's "Grand Finale." The probe will...

Partial eclipse of the sun visible across UK

5 days ago from Physorg

If the weather is good, viewers across the UK will be treated to a partial solar eclipse on 21 August 2017, just before sunset. In a partial eclipse, a small...

NBC developing 'Munsters' reboot with Seth Meyers

1 week ago from UPI

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers is executive producing a reboot of 1960s sitcom "The Munsters" for NBC.

A NASA triple-view of Hurricane Franklin's fade out

1 week ago from Physorg

NASA's GPM, Aqua and Suomi NPP satellites provided three different views of the now fizzled and former Hurricane Franklin.

Kylie Jenner steps out with Travis Scott on 20th birthday

1 week ago from UPI

Kylie Jenner enjoyed a low-key night out with Travis Scott, Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson on her 20th birthday.

Toronto Blue Jays ride Marco Estrada past New York Yankees

1 week ago from UPI

TORONTO -- Marco Estrada pitched seven scoreless innings to earn his first win since May 27 and Jose Bautista homered as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the New York Yankees...

Watch out YouTube? Facebook launches Watch video section

Facebook has started rolling out a new section dedicated to live and recorded video.

Why massive galaxies don't dance in crowds

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered why heavyweight galaxies living in a dense crowd of galaxies tend to spin more slowly than their lighter neighbors. Contrary to earlier thinking, the spin rate of...

China sends first 'unbreakable' quantum code from space

China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realised, state media said on Thursday.

Image: Liquid propellant tanks for NASA's powerful Space Launch System rocket

1 week ago from Physorg

NASA's powerful Space Launch System rocket is a few steps closer to launching the Orion spacecraft now that its liquid propellant tanks are ready for testing.

New observations of Crab Nebula and pulsar reveal polarised emissions

1 week ago from Physorg

New observations of polarised X-rays from the Crab Nebula and Pulsar, published today in Scientific Reports, may help explain sudden flares in the Crab's X-ray intensity, as well as provide...

Raccoons invade Houston apartment, taunt resident through window

1 week ago from UPI

A Houston woman arrived home to find her apartment had been invaded by raccoons and she captured video of the unusual burglars in her windows.

Watch martian clouds scoot, thanks to NASA's Curiosity

1 week ago from Physorg

Wispy, early-season clouds resembling Earth's ice-crystal cirrus clouds move across the Martian sky in some new image sequences from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

NASA selects proposals to study galaxies, stars, planets

1 week ago from Physorg

NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies. The proposed missions would study gamma-ray and X-ray emissions from clusters of galaxies and neutron star systems, as...

Riz Ahmed in talks to join Sony's Spider-Man spinoff 'Venom'

1 week ago from UPI

Riz Ahmed is being eyed to star in Sony's upcoming Spider-Man spinoff "Venom" that stars Tom Hardy in the title role.

Maximize Your Odds of Seeing the Great American Solar Eclipse

1 week ago from Scientific American

Data show the U.S. locations that offer the best chances for clear skies and light traffic -- Read more on

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

1 week ago from UPI

On August 10, 1977, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested and charged with being serial killer "Son of Sam."

Soggy no more: Seattle turns switch with record dry streak

1 week ago from AP Science

SEATTLE (AP) -- Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Now, the city known for its Gore-Tex and overcast...

Chaotic magnetic field lines may answer the coronal heating problem

1 week ago from Science Daily

It is known that the sun's corona is roughly 100 times hotter than its photosphere -- the sun's visible layer. The reason for this mysterious heating of the solar coronal...

Rare Wildfires Burning in Greenland Seen from Space

1 week ago from Live Science

Today marks day 10 since the blaze was first detected by instruments aboard NASA satellites.

Undergraduate's Path to the Stars Leads Through the Proton

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Alexandra Cramer, William & Mary, has always been interested in science, especially astronomy. In high school she discovered that the best foundation for pursuing a career in astronomy was through...

Cheetos to open 'Spotted Cheetah' pop-up restaurant in New York

1 week ago from UPI

Cheetos is bringing a restaurant full of dishes inspired by the crunchy cheese puff snacks to New York for a weekend.

Image Release: New Radar Map Reveals the Moon's Hidden Geology

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Astronomers present new radar image of the moon.

Updated Computer Code Improves Prediction of Energetic Particle Motion in Plasma Experiments

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

A computer code used by physicists around the world to analyze and predict tokamak experiments can now approximate the behavior of highly energetic atomic nuclei, or ions, in fusion plasmas...

HBO renews 'Ballers' for Season 4, 'Insecure' for Season 3

1 week ago from UPI

HBO has renewed "Ballers" starring Dwayne Johnson and "Insecure" starring Issa Rae for additional seasons.

Reports: FBI searched Manafort's home, seized documents

1 week ago from UPI

FBI agents have raided the home of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort searching for material related to the Russia investigation, sources said Wednesday.