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Physicists Just Found the Last Missing Protons and Neutrons In the Universe

The universe's missing matter has been found, and it's floating between the stars.<p>Researchers who study the ancient history of the universe know how …

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

Student Airborne Earth Science Program Celebrates Tenth Year

Black Holes are Bullies, Too

A new study of two isolated red nuggets shows how central black holes play a pivotal role in their evolution (via NASA/CXC/MTA-Eötvös University/N. …

What Do Your Dogs Dream About? Research Says It May Be Familiar

Science suggests that dogs, like humans, dream about real things that they’ve experienced.<p>If you’ve ever spent time around dogs, you’ll know that …

Physicists Think the Weather Can Trigger Blackouts in an Unexpected Way

Renewable resources are great, but they bring a new element of uncertainty to a power grid. This element can lead to failure in surprising ways, …

Whoa, Check out Zebrafish Eyes

Imagine that during our evolutionary history, we could not turn our heads up or down. How might our vision have evolved differently from the two …

Stress Might Have an Effect on Your Vision That Eye Experts Long Ignored

"There is a large disconnect between the science and what the public needs."<p>Bernhard Sabel, Ph.D., a medical psychology professor at Otto von …

Mars Will Soon 'Reverse Its Course' in the Sky

Look up this weekend to catch bright Mars as it begins a zigzag detour across the spring sky.<p>In just five and a half weeks, Mars will make its …

The International Space Station is about to create the coldest spot in the entire universe

Space is a chilly place, but scientists aboard the International Space Station are about to make it just a little bit colder — temporarily, at least. …

Einstein was right! Scientists confirm general relativity works with distant galaxy

A new study validates Einstein's theory of general relativity in a distant galaxy for the first time.<p>This study supports our current understanding of gravity and provides more evidence for the existence of dark matter and dark energy — two mysterious concepts that scientists know about only …

Physicists Used Atomic Clocks to Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in a 14-Year Experiment

A foundational thought experiment in Einstein’s theory of general relativity just got its most precise confirmation ever by turning the entire Earth into a laboratory.<p>Monday, physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology published the results of a 14-year experiment that used …

One Quadrillion LHC Collisions Lead to a Rare Discovery — NOVA Next | PBS

Today, my colleagues reported a substantial new advance in our understanding of the Higgs boson, the particle that is responsible for giving mass to …

Simplifying the Tone Curve

Lightroom’s tone curve is one of those tools that is often looked over, especially with beginners. This video will explain everything you need to …

What Stephen Hawking taught us about black holes

Turns out, black holes aren't so black.<p>By living an extraordinarily rich, productive life despite his profound disability, Stephen Hawking inspired millions around the world. But Hawking, who died on Wednesday at the age of 76, made his greatest contributions as a theoretical physicist.<p>Over the …

'Rare genius': Stephen Hawking remembered across the world

From astronauts to world leaders, tributes have poured in for Stephen Hawking, the British physicist and author who has died aged 76.<p>Theresa May praised his “brilliance” and contribution to our understanding of the universe during prime minister’s questions.<p>She told MPs: “Prof Hawking’s exceptional …

Stephen Hawking

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Star Trek: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later

Dismissed as “frivolous” by Mr. Spock himself, the episode—in which the U.S.S. Enterprise is overrun by fuzzy creatures—started with a 23-year-old college student taking inspiration from his pet mice.<p>When America tuned in to <i>Star Trek</i> on December 29, 1967, it got its first glimpse of tribbles. These …

The 47 most outrageous lines in Donald Trump's New York Times interview

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Thursday at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump decided to sit down and chat. With a reporter. For The New York Times. For 30 minutes.<p>Lucky for us, the Times released excerpts of the conversation between Trump and Michael Schmidt. I went through the interview and took note of …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Cult leaders like Charles Manson exploit this basic psychological need

Know what to look out for.<p>Charles Manson, who died November 19, famously attracted a coterie of men and women to do his bidding, which included committing a string of murders in the late-1960s.<p>Manson is undoubtedly a fascinating figure with a complicated life story. But as someone who studies human …

Psychology

Tesla flying car? Elon Musk teases 'special upgrade' of Roadster supercar

Want to take your Tesla for a joyride ... through the air?<p>In a tease that would be utterly ludicrous if it had come from practically anyone else, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted Sunday that a "special upgrade" of the company's new Roadster supercar may be capable of briefly flying.<p>The first units of the …

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Here Are 15 All-Time Best Photos From Cassini That You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow.<p>Cassini has been out there hard at work for a long time. The Saturn probe departed Earth in 1997 and spent seven years speeding across …

Pixelmator Pro is an AI-powered Photoshop alternative for your Mac

Pro image editing tools like Adobe Photoshop are vital in the creative world, but let's face it: not everyone can justify paying $10 or more per month, every month, just to get more than rudimentary tools. You may not have to in the near future, though. The Pixelmator team is previewing Pixelmator …

Dead people and pets are being forged into sparkling blue diamonds — here's how

When a person dies, cremation is an increasingly popular option. The practice eclipsed burials in the US in 2015 and is expected to make up more than half of all body disposals by 2020, according to the Cremation Association of North America.<p>But instead of storing a loved one's cremains in an urn …

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This could lead to future interstellar communication.

New Loophole-Free Bell Test<p>One of the most interesting (and confusing) phenomena in quantum physics is quantum entanglement. We observe this quantum …

Ethanol to gas switch boosts tiny pollution particles

When high ethanol prices pushed drivers in São Paulo, Brazil to switch to filling up with gasoline, the concentration of ultrafine particles less …

The Latest: Trump drops binders on floor with loud thud

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's infrastructure plans (all times local):<p>1 p.m.<p>President Trump is adding some theatrics to a …

Donald Trump

8 Best Travel Backpacks

Whether you're going hiking, shopping, sightseeing, or jetting off to a business meeting, here are the chicest, safest, and sturdiest options to throw over your shoulders.

Mysterious eclipses may be caused by giant ringed planet

Scientists may have just discovered what's behind the mysterious eclipses happening around a young star 1,000 light years away from Earth.<p>Researchers lead by the University of Warwick say that a ringed planet more than 50 times the size of Jupiter is blocking the star PDS 110.<p>Scientists found that …

Astronomy