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From trolling social media to funny faces, Obama’s State of the Union got tongues wagging
The president’s annual State of the Union address is filled with pomp and circumstance, tradition and serious ideas put forth to better the country. But President Barack Obama’s SOTU speech had moments of levity sprinkled throughout.

21.01.2015 15:42

NASA telescope spies 3 new potentially habitable (and close) planets
NASA’s Kepler telescope has its eye on three new potentially habitable planets. At a distance of 150 light years, the three “lukewarm” bodies are among the closest candidates for habitable life.

17.01.2015 14:11

​2014 officially hottest year on record
Two leading US climate research bodies have declared that 2014 was the warmest year since records began in 1880, with surface temperatures about 0.68 Celsius (33 °F) higher than the historic average.

16.01.2015 22:47

ISS crew locks down inside Russian sector after cooling system glitch
The threat of a possible toxic leak in the US sector of the ISS forced the American astronauts on board to isolate their module and move to the Russian sector. The hatch was reopened hours later after no leak was detected, NASA reported.

14.01.2015 11:16

Curiosity team denies claims of ‘microbe traces’ on Mars
The Curiosity team has turned down suggestions made by an outside researcher, who said that she spotted microbe traces on the pictures made NASA’s rover on Mars’ surface.

11.01.2015 20:25

NASA to drop new robot into volcano to study eruptions
NASA will plunge a small robot into a volcano in Hawaii in order to map data and geographical features of its insides, such as fissures and volcanic vents. A similar robot is already exploring the volcano.

08.01.2015 15:51

NASA’s iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ image gets amazing hi-res makeover
Twenty years after NASA’s iconic 'Pillars of Creation' image captured a series of gaseous columns stretching an astonishing five light years high, the space agency has recaptured the same scene and rendered it in high-definition.

07.01.2015 01:37

100mn stars in 1.5bn pixels: Hubble takes ‘sharpest ever’ image of Andromeda galaxy
Hubble has captured a mind-blowing view of roughly a third of the Andromeda galaxy with thousands of star clusters – and it is the biggest image ever released by the space telescope. To display the whole panorama you would need 600 HD television screens.

06.01.2015 08:28

Sanskrit shocker! Claims of 7,000yo inter-planetary planes shake up Indian Science Congress
Ancient knives so sharp they could slit a hair in two, 24-carat gold extracted from cow dung and even 7,000-year-old planes that could travel to other planets. Those are just a couple of the startling claims made at this week’s Indian Science Congress.

05.01.2015 10:12

NASA detects enormous 'coronal hole' on Sun’s South Pole (PHOTO)
A giant dark hole has appeared on the sun’s flaming surface, a recently-taken NASA picture has revealed. So far, scientists are stumped by why this spectacular phenomenon, known as a “coronal hole,” occurs.

04.01.2015 09:48

NASA's inflatable Mars heat shield inspired by kids' toy
We kid you not: Solutions for the ambitious project to send humans to Mars have been inspired by the design of a child’s toy. NASA is testing an inflatable heat shield based on the idea of a stacking ring of donuts.

04.01.2015 07:24

Quadrantid meteor shower lights up the skies (PHOTOS)
The annual Quadrantid meteor shower is peaking this weekend over the night of January 3 – 4, during which avid space enthusiasts could spot up to 80 shooting stars per hour.

03.01.2015 19:32