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Scientists identify possible trigger for type 1 diabetes

Scientists have identified a hybrid insulin peptide as the possible trigger for the autoimmune response causing type 1 diabetes.

Six reasons why gravitational waves are so damn exciting

Has the discovery of gravitational waves left you baffled? Here are six reasons why everyone is so excited<p>At the start of October, three American …

Meet the Indian scientists behind gravitational waves discovery | india

Sixty Indian scientists from across nine Indian institutes are involved in the experiment that led to the discovery of the gravitational wave as …

Detection of gravitational waves marks new era in astronomy

The announcement this week that elusive gravitational waves have been detected by the LIGO experiment heralds a new era in astronomy that could be as …

Measuring gravitational waves — in layman’s terms

How can a common man comprehend the nano-impact of gravitational waves detected in the landmark astrophysics discovery of the century?<p>Eminent …

British scientist who played key role in gravitational waves research is suffering from dementia

Emeritus Prof Ronald Drever could not celebrate the momentous discovery with colleagues due to his illness<p>A British scientist who was pivotal in the project to detect gravitational waves could not celebrate the momentous discovery with colleagues because he is suffering from dementia.<p>The finding …

Gravitational waves offer 'a new window on the Universe'

As the scientific world and enthusiasts marvel at the validation of Albert Einstein’s theory of the existence of gravitational waves.<p>What practical impact will it have on the science of astronomy?<p>Gianpietro Cagnoli at the Advanced Material Laboratory in Lyon provided parts for LIGO’s …

Physicists create first photonic Maxwell's demon

(Phys.org)—Maxwell's demon, a hypothetical being that appears to violate the second law of thermodynamics, has been widely studied since it was first …

Suck It Dudes. Science Proves Women Are Better Coders.

Guys may loudly rule the dark corners of the internet and be considered the “computer nerds,” but according to a new paper from Cal Poly and North …

North Carolina

What Are They?

Scientists have announced that they have finally detected gravitational waves after all this time and everybody is going bonkers.<p>Just one thing: What …

Is the Gravitational-Wave Claim True? And Was It Worth the Cost?

Chirps of exultation, triggered by a press conference held yesterday in Washington, D.C., are rippling through the noosphere.<p>Scientists overseeing …

Scientists may have at last found a way to beat jet lag

JUST over a century ago, Rudyard Kipling wrote that the advent of the aeroplane would herald a time “when the most extreme distances will be brought …

Jet Lag

As big as the Higgs: Stephen Hawking says gravitational waves could revolutionize astronomy

British physicist Stephen Hawking says the detection of gravitational waves provides a completely new way of looking at the universe, and is at least …

Understanding Our Changing Universe | The Takeaway | WNYC

Whether it's ripples in the fabric of spacetime or evidence of a new planet, our understanding of the universe is changing once again.

Gravitational Waves: Why Are Scientists Celebrating?

The entire planet shook on September 14th, 2015. The very fabric of space itself rippled and distorted. Your own body was repeatedly squashed and stretched.<p>But you can be forgiven for not noticing: the amount of stretching was around one billionth the diameter of an atom.<p>So what's all the fuss …

A food scientist explains how to make the crispiest fried chicken in the world

But, according to a food scientist, one surprising ingredient could do the trick: vodka.<p>That's what J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, managing culinary director of food-enthusiast site SeriousEats.com, found after hundreds of experiments in the kitchen.<p>The reason vodka is the ideal ingredient for a fried-chicken …

83-year-old math problem solved

It took more than 80 years, but a problem posed by a mathematician who delighted in concocting tricky ones has finally been solved.<p>UCLA mathematician …

Albert Einstein: the man who predicted gravitational waves

<b>The detection of gravitational waves, announced on Thursday, proves an Albert Einstein theory right. He made huge strides forward in physics, to the point that his surname is used as another way of calling someone a genius. Yet there is plenty more to know about the man himself.</b><p>He played the …

The Best Visualization Of The Gravitational Waves Discovery Yet

Who had the clearest explanation of this groundbreaking science news? For our money, it was PHD Comics.<p>You’ve probably heard the news that’s rocking the science world: yesterday, researchers from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that they had detected …

The Food Lab: Here's Why McDonald's Burgers Don't Rot

Like Rolling Stones farewell tours or the McRib, every few years they seem to come back. I'm talking about those ready-made-for-reposting, viral-friendly photographs of McDonald's food that doesn't seem to ever rot. It started back in 2008, when Karen Hanrahan shared a photograph of a McDonald's …

The Man Who Said Einstein Was Wrong (and Was Right)

It takes a brave man to reject a scientific paper by Albert Einstein. But that’s what the physicist Howard Percy Robertson did in 1936, as editor of …

How Mozart Unlocked a Galactic Secret

As he wrestled with his theory of relativity, Albert Einstein could not have imagined that the confirmation of his life’s work had been vibrating …

Time Travel

There’s no space for today’s young Einsteins | Philip Ball

The gravitational waves theorist saw physics as no one else did, but if he was around today his time would be spent chasing grants or tenures<p>The discovery of gravitational waves has been hailed as yet another vindication of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, unveiled a century ago. …

Albert Einstein

Does the discovery of gravitational waves foretell the end of physics?

It took us 100 years to confirm the last big puzzle of Einstein’s theory of relativity. On Feb. 11, scientists announced that they have detected gravitational waves, which are created when two accelerating masses generate “ripples” in the curvature of spacetime—just like frolicking children on a …

Images probe artery-hardening plaques

Collagen, best known as the key protein in skin, also protects against loose bits of plaque that can cause heart attacks. New images (below) of human …

New Graphene Lens Could Help Computers Beam Data at The Speed of Light

This is so cool.<p>Researchers have used graphene to create a lens that’s so flat, it’s 300 times thinner than a sheet of paper and weighs just 1 …

How British scientists played a crucial role in gravitational waves breakthrough

Discovering incredibly minute vibrations from an explosion more than a billion light years away opens a new window on space<p>A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, two massive collapsed stars – known as black holes – collided. The resulting explosion created ripples in the fabric of spacetime. …

Albert Einstein

Flying lessons: Scientists show world through a wasp’s eyes (VIDEO)

While some of us occasionally struggle to “navigate the terrain,” sand wasps never get lost. In a recent study scientists have reconstructed what it …

Pluto’s geology is even more complex than we thought

More Pluto!<p>Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto in July, NASA’s New Horizons captured what is now the most beautiful image of the …