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The Generation X report: How many Gen Xers know their cosmic address?

29/01/2014 11:10
Less than half of Generation X adults can identify our home in the universe, a spiral galaxy, according to a new report. "Knowing your cosmic address is not a necessary job skill, but it is an important part of human knowledge about our universe and -- to some extent -- about ourselves," said Jon D. Miller, author of "The Generation X Report" and director of the Longitudinal Study of American...

Residents of poorer nations find greater meaning in life

29/01/2014 11:09
While residents of wealthy nations tend to have greater life satisfaction, new research shows that those living in poorer nations report having greater meaning in life. The findings suggest that meaning in life may be higher in poorer nations as a result of greater religiosity: as countries become richer, religion becomes less central to people's lives and they lose a sense of meaning in life....

'Secret ingredient' in religion makes people happier

29/01/2014 11:07
While the positive correlation between religiosity and life satisfaction has long been known, a new study reveals religion's "secret ingredient" that makes people happier. "Our study offers compelling evidence that it is the social aspects of religion rather than theology or spirituality that leads to life satisfaction," said Chaeyoon Lim, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of...

World survey links religion and happiness -- for some

29/01/2014 11:06
There may be a few atheists in foxholes, but a new study suggests that in societies under stress, those who are religious outnumber -- and are happier than -- their nonreligious counterparts. Where peace and plenty are the norm, however, religious participation is lower and people are happier whether or not they are religious, the researchers found. [Read more] ...  

Generation X more loyal to religion

29/01/2014 11:04
New research has revealed that Gen-Xers are surprisingly loyal to their faith -- a finding that suggests the rising nonreligious tide in the United States may be leveling off. In a study published in the latest edition of The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist Philip Schwadel showed that Gen-Xers are, in comparison with their Baby Boomer...
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Higgs boson: What happened inside the Large Hadron Collider

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Atmosphere of Alien Super-Earth Revealed for First Time

Date: 15 January 2013 Time: 10:40 AM ET

The question has been asked for decades: why haven’t psychic powers been proven yet? Psychics have been studied for decades, both in and out of the laboratory, yet the scientific community (and the public at large) remains unconvinced. Read more ...

 

by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer

Date: 11 January 2013 Time: 04:25 PM ET

NASA has officially signed a deal to attach an inflatable private module to the International Space Station, space agency officials confirmed today (Jan. 11). Read more ...

 

Astronomers report largest structure in universe. Will it upend theories?

By Pete SpottsStaff writer / January 11, 2013

Recent work suggests that the upper limit to the largest gatherings of galaxies is about 1.2 billion to 1.5 billion light-years across. The structure that the team reports is nearly four times this theoretical limit. Read more ...

Date: 10 January 2013 Time: 04:34 PM ET

A new theory proposes the primordial life-forms that gave rise to all life on Earth left deep-sea vents because of their "invention" of a tiny pump. These primitive cellular pumps would have powered life-giving chemical reactions. Read more ...

 

Date: 10 January 2013 Time: 12:50 PM ET

In the search for an Earth-like alien world, astronomers have had their eyes set on planets beyond our solar system, but some moons

orbiting some of these exoplanets may be just as likely to support life, scientists say. Read more ...

 

Date: 03 January 2013 Time: 06:00 AM ET

NASA's Spirit rover landed on Mars nine years ago today (Jan. 3), kicking off a surface mission that's still operational thanks to the amazing endurance of Spirit's twin Opportunity. Read more ...

 

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Data from NASA's Kepler mission finds evidence for at least 100 billion planets in our galaxy. Image released January 3, 2013. Read more ...

 

SpaceShipTwo: On a Flight Path to Space Tourism

By Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com Contributor

21 December 2012, 02:48 PM ET

SpaceShipTwo is a spacecraft that is intended to one day take paying tourists into space. Manufactured by The Spaceship Company, the spacecraft is in the testing stage. Commercial flights are expected to begin around 2015. Read more ...

Four planets in 'habitable zones' spotted within spitting distance of Earth

By Pete SpottsStaff writer / December 19, 2012

Astronomers say they used a new statistical technique to find four possible super-Earths orbiting in the habitable zone of two stars within 22 light-years of Earth, Gliese 667C and tau Ceti. Read more ...

Date: 27 November 2012 Time: 03:16 PM ET
 

The new kind of matter is called color-glass condensate, and is a liquidlike wave of gluons, which are elementary particles related to the strong force that sticks quarks together inside protons and neutrons (hence they are like "glue"). Read more ...

 

NASA: Astronauts could survive Mars radiation

By Mike Wall, SPACE.com / November 15, 2012

The findings help researchers understand the planet's capacity for supporting life and will assist NASA in preparations for future manned flights to the planet. Read more ...

Earth-sized planet in Alpha Centauri an alien concept to many Earthlings

By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Contributor / October 17, 2012
The alien planet’s existence suggests that others might lurk farther out from the star, just far enough for liquid water — and possibly life — to exist. Read more ...

Of 25 primates on brink of extinction, a quarter in Madagascar

By Nirmala George, Associated Press / October 15, 2012

The report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature was released at the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity being held in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. Read more ...

Einstein's math may also describe faster-than-light velocities

By Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer / October 10, 2012

Despite an apparent prohibition on such travel by Einstein’s theory of special relativity, the scientists said the theory actually lends itself easily to a description of velocities that exceed the speed of light. Read more ...

Dark energy is real, Anglo-German researchers argue

LONDON | Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:03am EDT

(Reuters) - Dark energy, the mysterious cosmic force thought to be the fuel behind the accelerating expansion of the universe, is real, according to an Anglo-German team of astronomers. Read more ...

Date: 06 April 2011 Time: 02:12 PM ET

They come in different flavors and sizes, some come in destructive duos that essentially vaporize each other, and many have fantastical names like sparticles and neutrolinos. Here are the tiny particles that leave even physicists drooling. Read more ...

 

Higgs boson announcement: Cern scientists discover subatomic particle

The elusive "God particle" has become the most sought-after particle in modern science. Its discovery would be proof of an invisible energy field that fills the vacuum of space, and excitement in the scientific community is at fever pitch. Read more ...

How was the moon formed?

Source: www.space.com

There are three theories as to how our planet's satellite could have been created: the giant impact hypothesis, the co-formation theory and the capture theory. Read more ...

Latest News About Alien Planets

An alien planet orbits a star other than our sun, and is sometimes called an "exoplanet." Learn more about the types of alien planets, including exoplanets and extrasolar planets, and get the latest news. Read  more ...

SpaceX Dragon: Private space capsule delivers precious cargo to space station

By Tariq Malik, SPACE.com / October 10, 2012

The unmanned Dragon spacecraft was captured by station astronauts using a robotic arm after an apparently flawless approach by the cargo-laden space capsule. Read more ...