SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
IS THE ICE WALL FROM 'GAME OF THRONES' PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE?
NEW ORLEANS—In the HBO TV series "Game of Thrones," a great wall of ice helps repel giants and the undead.
NASA IS HOSTING A CONFERENCE TO DETAIL A MAJOR ALIEN PLANET DISCOVERY
NASA has announced plans to livestream a major media briefing on Thursday, December 14. The agency says the event will focus on the latest Kepler discovery, which was facilitated by machine learning techniques from Google.
CHINESE CULTURE: CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS OF CHINA
Chinese culture reflects the customs and traditions of one of the largest countries in the world, with 1.34 billion people.
INFESTED COMMUNITIES GIVE UP TRYING TO ERADICATE BED BUGS
Bed bugs are now so resistant to poison that entire communities have given up attempting to eradicate them are learning to live alongside them, experts have warned.
ANCIENT TOMB FULL OF 'SOUP BOWLS' & FOOD VESSELS DISCOVERED IN CHINA
A 3,100-year-old tomb filled with bronze "soup bowls" and other food vessels covered in incredible designs has been discovered in Baoji City in Shaanxi province, China.
FULL MOON IS BAD, BUT SUPERMOON IS EVEN WORSE FOR MOTORCYCLISTS
The bright light of a full moon or supermoon may seem inviting to motorcyclists eager for a nighttime ride, but that moonlit trip may also come with deadly consequences, a new study finds.
ASTRONOMERS ARE GEARING UP TO LISTEN FOR EVIDENCE OF ALIENS FROM A MYSTERIOUS INTERSTELLAR OBJECT
The strange celestial object called 'Oumuamua will be the subject of a Breakthrough Listen initiative to see if it's giving off a radio signal. While the object is likely natural, astronomers do concede a slight possibility of it being ET in origin.
KITTIWAKE ADDED TO THE LIST OF BRITISH BIRDS FACING GLOBAL EXTINCTION...AND PLASTIC IS PARTLY TO BLAME
The kittiwake has been added to the list of British birds facing global extinction, with plastic, pollution, climate change and overfishing blamed for catastrophic declines this century.
NEW CAR-T CANCER STUDIES AIM TO TREAT THOSE WITH NO OTHER OPTIONS
"We are taking a very measured approach to this new therapy, which is effective, but also potentially toxic."
ESPRESSO IS OUR MOST POWERFUL PLANET-HUNTING TOOL YET
The most powerful planet-hunting tool ever built has been switched on. Located in Chile, ESPRESSO is a spectrograph that searches for habitable planets by looking for tiny changes in the light of their stars.