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A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

Sometimes legends are true.<p>Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but now archaeologists have found the real thing hiding deep within Lake …

The First Interstellar Object to Visit Us Is More Incredible Than We Ever Expected

It has travelled for hundreds of millions of years.<p>The first asteroid observed visiting our Solar System from elsewhere isn't just unusual in its …

Earth Is Getting Hit by Too Much Anti-Matter, And Nobody Knows Why

What is going on?<p>Amid the high speed cosmic rays raining down on us from the depths of space are a handful of antimatter particles called …

This Incredible Footage Shows CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time

This has never been seen before.<p>Want to see something that makes scientists gasp? Feast your eyes on this video, showing a direct observation of …

Mysterious object 13 times the size of Jupiter found

In the hostile environment of the ‘galactic bulge’ at the heart of our galaxy, scientists have spotted a planet so big it might not actually be a planet.<p>A large international team of researchers found the object when looking at data acquired by NASA’s Spitzer infra-red space telescope, which was …

The EPA has approved the release of weaponized mosquitoes in 20 US states

The US Environmental Protection Agency has given its approval for MosquitoMate, a Kentucky-based biotechnology company, to release its bacteria-infected male mosquitoes in several parts of the United States.<p>The EPA approval was first reported by Nature on Monday (Nov. 6), and confirmed by the …

Land Rights

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

KASUKABE, Japan — The cavernous underground cisterns here north of Tokyo could hold the Statue of Liberty, a scale that underscores the site’s immense task: protecting the world’s most populous metropolis from flooding.<p>Linked by tunnels that divert water away from the region’s most vulnerable …

Japan

The Trump Presidency Falls Apart

After an extraordinary 10 days, the tenure of the chief executive may have deteriorated beyond his ability to repair it.<p>After an astonishing week of revelations, Donald Trump’s presidency appears to be on the verge of collapse.<p>Consider what has happened just in the last 10 days: a string of …

Donald Trump

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic 'Bridge' Between Galaxies

Whoa.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that's associated with the vast intergalactic 'bridge' that links our …

Universe

Scientists Create Graphene-Based Sieve That Removes Salt From Seawater

It is estimated that over 660 million people in the world still do not have access to clean and safe drinking water — a number that is only expected …

This Object Has Been Sprayed With The World's Blackest Material, And It's Freaking Us Out

Seriously, that's not Photoshopped.<p>Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as …

Nanotech

Sorry, Einstein - Physicists Just Reinforced The Reality of Quantum Weirdness in The Universe

There's no avoiding that "spooky action at a distance."<p>One of the strangest phenomena you're likely to come across in all of science is quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Trump's Campaign Paid Millions To His Own Properties, FEC Documents Say

Donald Trump's presidential campaign had many unusual aspects, not the least of which was the huge amount of money it funneled into Trump's own businesses.<p>And now there's a new twist: Such payments can continue indefinitely because he's already declared himself a candidate for re-election in …

Donald Trump

The March for Science isn’t partisan or anti-Trump—it’s pro-facts

First came the Women’s March. Now comes the March for Science. Given the ongoing protests sweeping the US, one might assume that scientists are organizing to voice their general disagreement with Donald Trump’s policies—or perhaps that they simply want to protect their grants and jobs from federal …

Clean Technology

How Worried Should Environmentalists Be About Trump?

We asked former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Here’s what’s keeping her up at night.<p>In the predawn hours on the fifth morning of the Trump administration, seven environmental activists began scaling a 300-foot-tall construction crane a few blocks northeast of the White House. Reaching the top, …

Clean Technology

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

The universe may be a giant broken hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is — or once was — a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just two dimensions, but everything appears three-dimensional to us.<p>As you can imagine, it's not an easy hypothesis to prove, but physicists say they now …

Physics

It may only take 3.5% of the population to topple a dictator – with civil resistance

The United States has a rich history with effective uses of nonviolent resistance. It’s time to become familiar with it<p>Many people across the United States are despondent about the new president – and the threat to democracy his rise could represent. But they shouldn’t be. At no time in recorded …

Rights & Freedoms

How to Build an Autocracy

The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本<p>It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. …

Donald Trump

Here’s how we know Trump’s cabinet picks are wrong on human-caused global warming

The research is clear – humans are responsible for all the global warming since 1950<p>The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report – which summarizes the latest and greatest climate science research – was quite clear that humans are responsible for global warming:<p><i>It is extremely</i> …

Climate Change

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Set to Swap Places - And We're Totally Unprepared

When north becomes south.<p>Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field - protecting life from harmful solar radiation by …

Earth Science

Cast-Iron Squash Pudding

On the virtues of wood-roasted duck and cooking with friends in the cold<p>In a medium (4-quart) Dutch oven or other heavy-bottomed pot, add the …

Lucy in the sky with protein: Did we find the key to LSD’s psychoactive potency?

The discovery of how LSD changes a protein’s structure may explain why the drug is so powerful<p>One drop of LSD can erase your entire sense of being until — interminable hours later — you recapitulate your identity, one puzzle piece at a time. Beyond that and the iconic kaleidoscope visual effects, …

Consciousness

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Mechanics

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Galaxy-Sized Lenses Confirm It: The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Ever Expected

Physics can't explain it.<p>By measuring the way light bends around distant galaxies, a group of astronomers have verified earlier findings that our …

Universe

"Violations" of a Basic Law of Physics Created Mysterious Dark Energy, Propose Scientists

Physicists have proposed that one of the fundamental laws of physics, the law of conversation of energy, had a “violation” in the early stages of the …

Physics

We are living in the debris field of an ancient asteroid collision

An epic crack-up in space almost a half billion years ago remains a major source of the meteorites that smash into our planet today.<p>Long, long ago when trilobites were one of the dominant forms of life on Earth and dinosaurs were yet to appear on the scene, there was a huge collision in outer space …

Meteorites

5 Classic Records You Don't Own, But Should (IV)

In this fourth part of our ongoing <i>5 Classic Records You Don’t Own, But Should</i> series, it’s time to highlight five critically acclaimed but slept-on …