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A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Physics

EPA proposes new fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks

Cutting both carbon emissions and fuel costs<p>In an effort to curb rising carbon emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Currently, these large vehicles account for 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in …

Spacecraft on nine-year journey to reach Pluto in just four weeks

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto’s doorstep, following an incredible journey of nine years and 3 billion miles (4.83 billion …

NASA Finds Strange Bright Lights Glowing on Surface of Dwarf Planet Ceres

Time to start rehearsing your “we will not go quietly into the night” speech from <i>Independence Day</i>.<p>Scientists at NASA have glimpsed a series of bright …

Scientists film death of white blood cell for first time and discover alert system

Australian and US scientists capture on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, revealing the dying cells apparently try to alert their neighbours<p>In a world first, Melbourne scientists have captured on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, a phenomenon never seen …

Immune System

The Microbe That Invaded Caribbean Coral Reefs

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Think of giant pythons from southeast Asia, ending up in the Florida everglades and suffocating any small mammal they could find. Think of cane toads from South America, relentlessly marching over Australia, swallowing bird eggs and native frogs. Think …

Who Let The Dogs In? We Did, About 30,000 Years Ago

It looks like dogs might well have been man's (and woman's) best friend for a lot longer than once thought.<p>The long-held conventional wisdom is that <i>canis lupus familiaris</i> split from wolves 11,000 to 16,000 years ago and that the divergence was helped along by Stone Age humans who wanted a fellow …

Cosmic Cannibal: Massive 'Nasty' Star Observed by Hubble Telescope

Space<p>An ongoing act of cosmic cannibalism may be responsible for the strange appearance and unprecedented behavior of a gigantic star nicknamed "Nasty 1," a new study reports.<p>Observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have revealed a disk of gas nearly 3 trillion miles (4.8 trillion kilometers) …

Where The Ancients Saw Miracles, Science May Find Climate Answers

At the intersection of myths and industry<p>We tend to think of oil and gas as a resource that was only utilized by humans once we entered the industrial age and our appetite for oil exploded. But unlike in Civilization V, oil doesn't just appear out of nowhere as soon as you upgrade to a new …

Natural Gas

Dive Into ‘Infinity’ With Dizzying Views of A Colossal Cave

A series of 360° panoramas allows anyone with an internet connection to experience Vietnam's Son Doong cave, one of the planet's biggest.<p>Son Doong is one of the world's largest caves, with enormous chambers that can comfortably fit a 747 airplane or an entire New York City block full of 40-story …

National Parks

Spotify Unveils New Features For Runners, Including Songs That Change Based On Your Tempo

Spotify’s press event today wasn’t just about adding video and other content types. The company also revealed that it’s adding new features to improve the experience for anyone who listens to the app during their runs.<p>To do that, Chief Product Officer Gustav Söderström said Spotify will now use the …

5 Ways Obama Says Climate Change Poses A 'Severe Threat' To National Security

We've got some work to do<p>Today, President Obama addressed the graduating class of the Coast Guard academy in a speech that mentioned the phrase 'climate change' 26 times.<p>It might seem strange like a strange topic to talk about at a military event, but the military is making a concerted effort to go …

North Atlantic circulation slowing down already?

A predicted global warming effect is a slowdown in North Atlantic Ocean circulation. New research shows recent decreases that are unprecedented in …

Basis now links its fitness data with Apple Health and Google Fit

App updates joined by new special edition titanium Peak<p>Of all the fitness tracking wearables out there, Basis' Peak might be one of the most comprehensive. It measures your activity, heart rate, perspiration, and sleep without looking like a giant brick on your wrist. It then takes the data it …

The Astros Lost A Game In Maybe The Worst Way Possible

The Astros are not a very good team. As part of their rebuilding project, they slashed payroll and are fielding a team with a lot of players that probably shouldn't be in the majors.<p>But here they are. And tonight they lost a game to the Pirates in maybe the most embarrassing way possible.<p>With the …

GM's comments lead to $100K fine

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The NHL fined the San Jose Sharks $100,000 on Saturday for general manager Doug Wilson's comments criticizing the league for …