Amazing photo of comet Lovejoy will light up your week

Using the world’s most powerful digital camera, scientists have snapped this amazing shot of the comet Lovejoy. Bursting with rays of green light and surrounded by a sea of stars, the image was taken as the comet was passing about 51 million miles from Earth. The comet’s center is a ball of ice roughly three […]

Science explains why we can’t agree on the color of this dress

Ah, the power of the viral Internet. Yesterday it was llamas on the l(l)oose and today it’s #TheDress. David Maynard, Ph.D., a color vision expert and psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is happy to hear it. “Color science has captured the imagination of the universe,” he told CBS News. CBS Evening News White […]

Space station astronauts cleared for third spacewalk

International Space Station managers Friday cleared astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Terry Virts to proceed with a third spacewalk Sunday, as originally planned, after concluding a small amount of water in Virts’ space helmet after an EVA Wednesday was an understood condition and not a threat to crew safety. The six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk is scheduled to […]

Scientists hope "Frozen Zoo" will help save endangered species

Scientists at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are looking at new ways to breathe life into critically endangered animals. They’re collecting samples from thousands of creatures, including rhinos, teetering on the brink of extinction, reports CBS News correspondent John Blackstone. Meet Chutti, a scampering baby rhino who was born on Thanksgiving. His name means […]

See Google’s plans for its spectacular new campus

Shimmering glass cocoons? Translucent circus tents? Blast from the past? However you describe Google’s (GOOG) proposed new campus, the architecture is anything but dull, and sure to draw a range of critical reactions. Google on Friday released renderings and other details of the multi-building compound, which would redevelop four sites at its corporate headquarters in […]

Your shampoo, toothpaste is ending up Antarctica

Chemicals used in personal care products like skin creams and deodorants have for the first time been discovered in Antarctica. A team of scientists with the Spanish Council For Scientific Research found cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes — chemicals often used to give cosmetics a creamy texture — in soil and plant samples in remote sites in […]

Web activists unleash Grumpy Cat on Comcast

The message to Comcast (CMCSA) couldn’t be any clearer: Grumpy Cat has never been happier. Advocates for “net neutrality” took to the skies Friday to “meow” trash following the federal government’s move yesterday to block broadband providers from manipulating the speed of online content that travels over their networks. To celebrate the legal victory, the […]

China announces first-ever ban on ivory imports

China has imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports amid criticism that its citizens’ huge appetite for ivory has fueled poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants. The State Administration of Forestry declared the immediate ban in a public notice posted on its official site this week, in which it said the administration would […]

Samsung Galaxy S6 coming soon: What to expect

Android fans have been patiently waiting for the next iteration in the Galaxy smartphone line to arrive. And it’s almost here. Samsung is set to announce the phone Sunday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. There have been plenty of rumors circulating about the details since the fall, along with leaked photos and lots […]

Time Lapse: Alpine

February 28, 2015, 12:00 AM|Remarkable time-lapse film highlights the beautiful landscapes of the Italian and Swiss Alps. Video courtesy of Martin Heck and Timestorm Films. Like them on Facebook. See more of their work on Vimeo. Click HERE to see the video in stunning 4K resolution. Article source: