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Facebook Shares Drop Again. Zuckerberg Loses Another $660 Million

While it’s nowhere near as bad as last week’s 20% plunge, Facebook is taking another beating on Wall Street early Monday.<p>Shares were down almost 4% …

Billionaires

Turkey dismisses 4,400 public servants in latest post-coup attempt purge

Dismissals come hours after first phone call between presidents Trump and Erdoğan hints at closer ties between US and Turkey<p>The Turkish government has dismissed more than 4,400 public employees, including hundreds of academics, in a fresh round of purges that have in the past elicited criticism …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Ancient undersea landslide discovered in Australia

<b>Scientists have discovered evidence of a massive ancient undersea landslide next to Australia's Great Barrier Reef.</b><p>The Gloria Knolls Slide is at least 300,000 years old and 32 cubic km in volume, or 30 times the size of Uluru, a rock landmark in central Australia.<p>The landslide could also have …

Great Barrier Reef

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

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Quantum Physics

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Eero bathes your home in super-charged Wi-Fi

If you have cable, then it’s a good bet your Wi-Fi comes courtesy of the cable producer’s incredibly average modem. Most of them are one or two …

Polaroid Pop debuts at CES 2017 and actually looks kind of neat

The latest Zink-printing digital camera from Polaroid blends a really cool design with a better designed camera experience than its Snap line.<p>For its 80th anniversary, Polaroid went back to Ammunition -- the design company responsible for its recent products with their distinctive rainbow stripe …

This scientist re-wires frogs to grow extra limbs. Could it work in humans?

The body electrician<p>One morning in spring 2000, Michael Levin flopped in his chair and clicked on his desktop computer. A newly minted assistant professor at Harvard, Levin, then 30, was looking to solve a riddle that had baffled science for centuries: How do our dividing embryonic cells know on …

Birth Defects

TIFR-MIT Reports: Like Black Holes, Neutron Stars Also Radiate Intense Gravitational Waves

Following the revelation of black holes emanating gravitational waves, a group of Indo-US astronomers have confirmed the neutron stars discharging …

Scientists Discover A Molten Iron Jet Stream In Earth’s Outer Core Using A Swarm Of ESA Satellites

You might have heard of the jet streams in Earth’s atmosphere. These fast-moving bands of winds are found in the upper levels of the atmosphere and …

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

<b>An Amsterdam court has ruled that ancient treasures on loan to a Dutch museum should be handed to Ukraine and not the Crimea museums they came from.</b><p>Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014, while the collection was on display at the Allard Pierson museum in Amsterdam.<p>Four museums in Crimea asked for the …

Museums

Brand new leader, same old autocracy as Uzbeks go to polls

Shavkat Mirziyoyev expected to continue Islam Karimov’s iron-fisted rule in Uzbekistan, which has no free press or opposition<p>Uzbeks will elect a new leader for the first time in more than 25 years on Sunday. Just don’t expect a Trump-like upset.<p>About 18 million people are eligible to vote for a …

Why Einstein's Elegant Theory Of Relativity Has Stood The Test Of Time

<i>Is it time to begin to review Einstein’s relativity theory? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Viktor T. Toth, author of many papers on gravity, played key role resolving the Pioneer anomaly, on</b> …

Scientists Prepare to Challenge Einstein Theory’s Key Tenet

© Flickr/ Johan Larsson<p>New Theory Suggests Universe Could Ctrl-Alt-Delete Itself<p>A key principle in modern physics is that light and electromagnetic …

NA64 hunts the mysterious dark photon

One of the biggest puzzles in physics is that eighty-five percent of the matter in our universe is "dark": it does not interact with the photons of …

What Every Layperson Should Know About String Theory

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Hubble Captures Swarm Of Ancient Dwarf Galaxies Using A Gravitational Lens

A team of researchers have, using the Hubble Space Telescope, captured a large population of ancient dwarf galaxies. Astronomers believe studying …

Google’s AI can now lip read better than humans after watching thousands of hours of TV

The AI system annotated TV footage with 46.8 percent accuracy<p>Researchers from Google’s AI division DeepMind and the University of Oxford have used artificial intelligence to create the most accurate lip-reading software ever. Using thousands of hours of TV footage from the BBC, scientists trained a …

Light May Have Outpaced Gravity In The Early Universe, Researchers Say

If there is one thing humans and any intelligent aliens living in a galaxy far, far away would agree upon, it is this — the speed of light in vacuum …

How Does Gravity Behave Over Extremely Short Distances? A Ring Of Cold Atoms Could Tell Us, Scientists Say

The effects of gravity — the force that governs the motion of gigantic celestial bodies and the distribution of matter in the cosmos — are extremely …

Ask Ethan: Could the Universe be infinite?

Perhaps the limits of what we can observe aren’t just artificial; perhaps there are no limits to what’s out there at all.<p><i>“Two things are infinite,</i> …

Close to absolute zero, electrons exhibit their quantum nature

What would happen if an electric current no longer flowed, but trickled instead? This was the question investigated by researchers working with …

Tritium introduced in fusion experiments at Sandia

"Tritium's like sand at the beach, it gets into everything," said Cuneo. "So for now, we can't let it go anywhere." The isotope is a small molecule …

Elon Musk News: 'Only A Matter Of Time' Before Artificial Intelligence Conducts Massive Online Hacks, Says Tech Billionaire

Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk added to his warnings of a dystopic future straight out of a “Terminator” film on Thursday in a Twitter …

Why doesn’t dark matter form black holes?

They’re the darkest, most massive things in the Universe. How come they have nothing to do with each other?<p><i>“All enterprises that are entered into</i> …

Why Are Dark Matter And Modified Gravity In Such Conflict?

The laws of gravity are some of the most well-established and best-tested physical laws of all-time. If you made an observation of a massive object in space — a planet, star, galaxy or something even bigger — that didn’t appear to line up with what gravitation predicted, you’d be crazy not to …

13 Rules for Being Alone and Being Happy About It

As you read this, I'm flying back to The U.S. from China. Alone. While I was there, I ran a marathon. Alone. I stayed in a hotel room alone (mostly). I wandered around Beijing alone. I sat down to eat at the local restaurants alone.<p>This is normal for me.<p>Sometimes, people ask, "Tyler, wouldn't you …

Happiness

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe<p>When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about …

Physics