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It's Official: NASA's Peer-Reviewed EM Drive Paper Has Finally Been Published

It works.<p>After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has <i>finally</i> been peer-reviewed and published. And it …

The black-hole collision that reshaped physics

A momentous signal from space has confirmed decades of theorizing on black holes — and launched a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.<p>The event …

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Hubble image: Dormant black hole, in a word, is gargantuan

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hubble Space Telescope has given scientists their sharpest-ever look at a known galaxy containing an enormous black hole.<p>The supermassive black hole is in a galaxy called NGC 4889, one of several in the Coma Cluster, officials said Thursday.<p>According to NASA, every galaxy has a …

Universe

Entrepreneur Milo Yiannopoulos defends his new university grant available only to white men

Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos has spoken out in defence of the 'deliberately provocative' university fund he has launched exclusively for …

Live updates from the Republican debate

Follow this CNN Republican debate live blog for all the best moments from the last GOP debate of 2015 on the stage and on social media.<p>After the undercard debate, the prime-time showdown focuses on keeping America safe. Watch live on CNN TV or, if you're in the United States, try CNNgo. Go to …

The scientist who discovered one of the universe's most important forms of matter hasn't received the Nobel Prize for a disturbing reason

After a two week hiatus (we had our usual modulo(10) outtakes reel, then a week off for Thanksgiving), Crash Course Astronomy is back on the air!<p>This week, I take a look at dark matter.<p>Well, not a "look" <i>per se</i>, since you can't really see it. But it's there! Here's how we know.<p>Writing this one was …

German plasma success raises nuclear fusion hopes

<b>A German nuclear fusion experiment has produced a special super-hot gas which scientists hope will eventually lead to clean, cheap energy.</b><p>The helium plasma - a cloud of loose, charged particles - lasted just a tenth of a second and was about one million degrees Celsius.<p>It was hailed as a …

VW Destroys Myth of Efficient Germans

Deutchland’s industrial companies have never been run like dictatorships—even under Hitler. Volkswagen is a bloated boondoggle that had to cheat to …

Astronomers just saw a black hole blow something incredible into space with tremendous force

Until now, astronomers could only theorize.<p>But after an exciting observation recently announced in the journal Science, an international team has witnessed first-hand the violent battle between a sun-like star and supermassive black hole — and its incredible aftermath.<p>What they observed is an …

Nasa reveals plans to produce breathable air on Mars

Science fiction came one step closer to becoming reality after scientists announced their plans to introduce oxygen to Mars’ atmosphere.<p>After sending …

Mars

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …