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Las Vegas: Another reminder of how racism hurts white people too

<b>People scramble for shelter after gunfire at a country music festival on October 1, 2017. (Getty/David Becker)</b><p>What does a white man shooting into a largely white crowd have to do with racism? Welcome to America<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>October 7, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>Stephen Paddock amassed an arsenal of 47 guns …

Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …

LIGO

Quantum computers are often heralded as the future of smarter searching and lightning fast performance. But their amazing mathematical skills may …

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

National Academy of Sciences

Satya Nadella explains how Microsoft can beat the shrinking PC market

Windows OEM revenue, or the cash it generates by selling the Windows operating system wholesale to PC manufacturers, was down 5% in constant currency from the previous quarter.<p>That 5% dip is better than the overall drop in the slowing PC market over the same time period, Microsoft says, but that's …

Satya Nadella

Physicists Think They've Figured Out How to Retrieve Information From a Black Hole

Wow.<p>Physicists in the US think they've solved one of the biggest mysteries around black holes: how to retrieve information from them.<p>The gravity …

Divers retrieve more items in search for California shooting clues

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Reuters) - FBI divers picked through the bottom of a San Bernardino lake on Saturday for a third day, seeking evidence related to a married couple who massacred 14 people at a holiday party, in what the bureau has called an act of terror inspired by Islamic State.<p>An FBI …

Terrorism

Scientists Invent A Liquid With Holes In It

Unique porous fluid could suck up and lock away unwanted molecules<p>You've heard of holy water, but what about hole-y water?<p>In a paper published this week in <i>Nature,</i> researchers announced that they have developed a liquid with its molecules structured in such a way that they have 'holes' within the …

Carbon Dioxide

Google Maps Adds Offline Support

Now on Android, iOS coming soon<p>For years, Google Maps has been known to lead the digital mapping arena in terms of quality of data and features, both on desktop and mobile. Features like accurate transit directions and schedules, inclusion of local business listings and names on the map, and the …

Inside The Z Machine, Where Scientists Turned Hydrogen Into Metal

Tackling an 80-year-old theory<p>For 80 years, researchers theorized that hydrogen could transform into a metal. This year, scientists at Sandia National Laboratories finally proved it.<p>They took deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen, and applied 3 million times the atmospheric pressure using the Z …

Chemistry

The $70 Remix Mini is a great Android PC, but don’t get carried away

The Remix Mini was an inarguable Kickstarter success. The Jide team went looking for just $50,000 and ended up with more than $1.5 million.<p>The promise Jide made was a cheap Android device that would serve as “a full PC.”<p>Beneath the pebble-shaped matte plastic exterior is a 1.2GHz quad-core …

Augmented reality device turns your arm into a keyboard

Japanese electronics maker NEC has unveiled a unique input mechanism that allows you to type on your arm using augmented reality.<p>The system is called …

SETI seeks signal from mystery star

Star KIC 8462852 made headlines last month for having a possible alien megastructure. SETI team now seeking deliberate radio signal. None found …

Paranormal

No radio signals from that 'alien megastructure' yet — but scientists are listening

SETI institute scientists have turned their radio telescopes to listen to a star that many hope might hold signs of intelligent alien life -- but so far, no one is sending any signals our way.<p>A few weeks ago, the Kepler Space Telescope detected a star that was acting really strange. The light from …

The Antares Explosion, World's Smallest Snail, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Which Animal Has The Most Extreme Sense of Hearing?

You might be surprised at the answer! Or you might not. I don't know your depth of knowledge of animal sensory organs.<p>Our old friend, the bat, is the king of extreme hearing in the mammalian world. It uses echolocation, emitting ultrasonic sounds and measuring the length of time before the sounds …

Watch A Star Get Shredded By A Black Hole In This Beautiful And Terrifying Animation

Nothing (or almost nothing) can escape a black hole<p>Black holes got their name because it used to be assumed that nothing could escape from them, not even light. There are some challengers to that notion. Stephen Hawking suggested decades ago that heat might radiate from a black hole, and recently …

Black Holes

New Horizons aiming toward next target

On Sunday, the craft that explored Pluto successfully executed the 2nd of 4 maneuvers designed to aim it toward a small Kuiper Belt object called …

Solar System

Minor lunar standstill and Hunter’s Moon

The moon’s appearance in our sky follows a cycle. The cycle of minor lunar standstills diminishes some Hunter’s Moon characteristics in 2016.<p>The full …

5 Exciting Technologies NASA's Developing So We Can Make It To Mars And Back

If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere<p>NASA really wants to go to Mars in the 2030s. Last week, the agency released a report about its progress and plans for the #JourneyToMars. Though the report is mostly filled with optimism and abstract goals, it does outline a few of the …

Space Science

How Bats Find Their Way Through The Clutter

Turns out bat sonar is simpler than scientists thought.<p>There’s this scene in one of the greatest movies of the 80s, "The Blues Brothers," that makes me laugh and cringe every time I see it. Jake and Elwood are careening through Chicago, sunglasses on, at 120 MPH, fleeing every representative of …

Research

MERS, Ebola, bird flu: Science's big missed opportunities

LONDON, (Reuters) - Anyone who goes down with flu in Europe this winter could be asked to enroll in a randomized clinical trial in which they will either be given a drug, which may or may not work, or standard advice to take bed rest and paracetamol.<p>Those who agree could be helping the world …