Looking for deliberate radio signals from KIC 8462852

Could there be intelligent life in the star system KIC 8462852? A recent analysis of data collected by the Kepler space telescope has shown that this star, informally known as Tabby's Star, evidences aperiodic dimming of ...

UN report raises ceiling for greenhouse gas pollution

The U.N.'s environmental authority has quietly raised its assessment of the level at which global greenhouse gas emissions must peak to avoid dangerous climate change, as governments seek a new accord to fight global warming.

Key facts about controversial Keystone XL pipeline

US President Barack Obama blocked the construction of a controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and the United States Friday following years of bitter and politically charged debate.

New York Times turns to virtual reality

The New York Times has taken its first step into virtual reality, launching a new app and distributing a Google cardboard viewer that offers "a new form of story telling."

Swift spacecraft spots its thousandth gamma-ray burst

NASA's Swift spacecraft has detected its 1,000th gamma-ray burst (GRB). GRBs are the most powerful explosions in the universe, typically associated with the collapse of a massive star and the birth of a black hole.

Dakotaraptor ruled Hell Creek Formation as lethal predator

Tyrannosaurus rex may have been known as the big guy around the Hell Creek Formation 66 million years ago, but a newly discovered species of raptor would have roamed the region as one of its most lethal predators.

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