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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 …

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 Mechanics

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> …

Physics

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

For its 80th anniversary, Polaroid went back to Ammunition -- the design company responsible for its recent products with their distinctive rainbow stripe and bright colors -- for its newest camera with a built-in printer. And I have to say, it looks really fun. And not something an adult would be …

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 …

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 …

Crimea

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> …

Physics