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A Rocky Relationship: Is the Moon Leaving the Earth?

The Earth-Moon system via NASA. It’s comforting to look up at the night sky. The bright stars seem like old familiar friends…the pockmarked Moon is like a steady and unchanging ally. From our perspective on Earth, the universe seems stable and eternal Of course, this isn’t how things really are. In reality, our night sky is in a constant state of flux. Most of you have probably he

Girl of 13 kills herself after mother’s Facebook ban: Indian teenager so upset at mother’s order to close account she committed suicide

A teenage girl hanged herself because her mother demanded that she remove herself from Facebook. Aditi Gupta, 13, was so upset by her mother Mohana berating her for spending too much time chatting with her friends, she committed suicide in her bedroom. Mrs Gupta, 36, told her daughter before leaving for work: ‘I want that Facebook account closed by the time I come home.’ She returned for lun

50 ways to reuse your garbage From fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles,

From fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles, here’s how to save money and treat your trash like treasure. Ralph Waldo Emerson once described a weed as, “a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” Might we not consider garbage in the same way? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, after all. To the non-recycler, an empty bottle is garbage. To the

Are Flying Cars Finally Becoming Reality?

Aircraft company Terrafugia have released a video announcing the vehicle they hope will make flying cars a reality, at least for those not thrown by a $279,000 price tag. No doubt, like all new technologies, the price will come down if enough people buy it for economies of scale to kick in. There are some rather large problems to be overcome before these vehicles become more than a toy for peop

How Fire Tornadoes Form (PHOTOS)

As if tornados aren't bad enough on their own, sometimes air can swirl around and make a whirlwind that has considerable amounts of water (waterspout), dirt (dust devils), or even fire (fire whirl). No sharks, however. Sharknadoes are definitely not a real thing. But who needs that when there are literally cyclones made out of FIRE?! Fire whirls aren’t associated with thunderstorms and aren

That’s no shrimp! Florida shrimp fishermen accidentally net the second ever ‘prehistoric’ goblin shark that’s 18-FEET-LONG, pink, and pointy teeth

Shrimpers fishing in the Gulf of Mexico accidentally netted a prehistoric looking goblin shark that is the rarest of all sharks ever to be seen by human eyes. The goblin shark nabbed off Key West, Florida which was 18-feet-long, pink, and has a long snout to conceal it pointy teeth from prey is the second ever of its kind to be seen in the Gulf. The goblin shark is known to live in the deep wate

Asteroid the size of a bus grazes past Earth – coming even closer than the moon – just days after astronomers discovered it

An asteroid the size of a bus came to within 186,000 miles of Earth - a close shave in cosmic terms - on Saturday morning. The recently-detected asteroid HL129 was closer to Earth than the Moon - which is on average 238,855 miles away from our planet - on its closest approach at 4.13am. The asteroid is about 7.6 metres wide, according to NASA's Asteroid Watch project based at the agency's Jet Pr

Caution: Dead Whale Contents Under Pressure

Whales are some of the largest creatures ever to appear on Earth, so when they wash ashore after death it's no small task to remove the carcass. Because of the incredible size, the whale must be cut into smaller and more manageable pieces. The act of cutting it up poses yet another obstacle: dead whales can explode when punctured. At the time of the whale’s death, it begins to decay. The in

Scientists Discover Egyptian Secret to Making the Pyramids:

Image of the pyramids via sculpies/Shutterstock. Scientists are plagued by a number of questions regarding ancient times. On of the most perplexing is how the ancient Egyptians moved the huge stones needed to build the pyramids. The stones were often as much as 2.5 tons, and without the assistance of modern technology, moving material of this size and weight is a truly amazing feat. Individua

Cannabis, Cannabinoids and Cancer – The Evidence So Far

Note: This article was written by Kat Arney and first appeared as a blog post on Cancer Research UK. It has been posted here with permission. You can read the original article here and donate to Cancer Research UK here. Few topics spark as much debate on this blog and on our Facebook page than cannabis. So we thought we’d take a look at the common questions raised about the evidence and

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