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  • Russia aims to point its ICBMs at the asteroid Apophis in 2036

    Russian scientists are planning to tweak their ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) to target near-earth objects (NEOs), according to a report by news agency TASS. The news came from Sabit Saitgarayev, the leading researcher at the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau. The projectiles could be aimed…

    Digital Trends
  • Urbanization Leads to Change in Type of Bacteria in the Home

    Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window

    ABC News
  • The Singles Bars of the Sea

    Dating on land may be unpleasant, but for microscopic sea animals, searching for a mate in the sea is like looking for a needle in a haystack, where the haystack is the size of Mount Everest.

    The Atlantic
  • U.S. agencies to study safety of artificial turf fields

    Three U.S. government agencies will team up to study whether artificial turf fields and playgrounds that use bits of recycled tires are exposing children to dangerous chemicals. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and…

    Reuters
  • Black holes colliding remixed as Justin Bieber. Sorry, we had to.

    At long last, we're here to solve a problem mankind has had for about five hours how. After the world received proof that gravitational waves exist from the impact of two black holes colliding, scientists converted the signal from the impact into sound. Well, you're welcome, you no longer have to…

    Mashable
  • Research Finds Harmful Algae Toxins in Alaska Marine Mammals

    A study led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists says toxins from harmful ocean algae were detected at surprising levels in samples of more than 900 Alaska marine mammals

    ABC News
  • Venus, the Best and Brightest

    I usually don’t criticize my colleagues in public but I would like to draw attention to two articles in The Atlantic—one by Adrienne LaFrance ‘Jupiter Is the Best Planet’ and the other by Ross Andersen who claims that Saturn is the best planet in the solar system. Honestly? They can’t be serious.…

    The Atlantic Wire (RSS)
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    What Happened to Dylan Klebold Over Time: Part 3

    Experts examine the differences between the two Columbine killers, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris.

    ABC News Videos
  • These NASA Space Tourism Posters Take Us To Infinity And Beyond

    These spectacular space tourism posters imagine what advertisements for interplanetary vacations could one day look like.Fourteen tongue-in-cheek trips to Mars, Jupiter, Venus and a host of exoplanets are on offer in the Visions of the Future series that NASA commissioned at its Jet Propulsion…

    Huffington Post
  • The DLR space agency says its final farewell to the Philae lander

    The Philae lander’s cosmic legacy officially comes to a close this week as the German space agency DLR announced it would cease communication with the comet-riding probe. Though not entirely surprising — the agency feared last month it would soon come to this — the team at DLR did spend the better…

    Digital Trends
  • Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

    (Reuters) - Global health officials have said that the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is rapidly spreading in the Americas and could infect up to 4 million people. The virus is transmitted to people through the bite of infected female…

    Reuters
  • First Click: Hyperloop or loopy hype?

    Elon Musk famously described Hyperloop as “a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun… and an air hockey table.” He first floated his idea for the high-speed ground transportation system in July 2012, and then again in May 2013 at the D11 conference. In August of 2013, Musk followed up his musings with…

    The Verge
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    Sue Klebold Explains Why She's Coming Forward: Part 1

    In her first television interview, Klebold wanted to share her journey in the aftermath of the Columbine massacre.

    ABC News Videos
  • Documents Show Volkswagen Resisted Takata Air Bag Recall

    Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags, telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary, according to documents

    ABC News
  • Space Station Resupply Mission Delayed After Mold Found in Bags

    A cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station has been pushed back after mold was discovered in some of the bags used for packing supplies.

    ABC News
  • Solving an Undersea Mystery With CT Scans

    Brittle stars, relatives of starfish, have tough exoskeletons and long, slender arms. Most of the 2,000 or so species use the standard, hands-off marine method of reproduction, spewing their eggs and sperm into the water and leaving it at that. But other brittle-star species have evolved a more…

    The Atlantic Wire (RSS)
  • Should Christians Meditate?

    What is Meditation?Meditation involves ways in which a person focuses their attention and stills the body. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, meditation is a mind and body practice that increases relaxation, improves coping with illnesses and overall…

    Huffington Post
  • What to Do When Adele, Valentine's Day, or a New Love Make You Want to Go Back to an Ex

    Ever been triggered to go back to an ex? Here's the science behind those triggers (and tips for stopping yourself from doing so).

    Yahoo Health