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Wormholes Could Cast Weird Shadows That Could Be Seen by Telescopes

Wormholes, or hypothetical tunnels through space-time that allow faster-than-light travel, could potentially leave dark, telltale imprints in the sky …

Wormholes

Scientists found something massive flashing brightly in deep space and have no idea what it is

• 72 flashes recorded as bright as a supernova.<br>• Flashes were much briefer than typical supernovae.<br>• Up to 30 billion kilometres across in size.<p>A team of …

Universe

A Cancer 'Vaccine' Cured 97% of Tumors in Mice. What's That Mean for People?

A promising new cancer "vaccine" that cured up to 97 percent of tumors in mice will soon be tested in humans for the first time — but experts say …

Cancer

George R.R. Martin Has A New Sci-Fi Series Coming Out And Holy Heck, Guys

"It's 'Psycho' in space."

Science Fiction

This make-up artist creates incredible optical illusions with her body

Get ready to mistrust your senses.<p>Mirjana Kika Milosevic has been painting her own body to create incredible costumes and mind-boggling illusions for …

Digital Art

She Was the Only Woman in a Photo of 38 Scientists, and Now She’s Been Identified

Last week, hundreds of people were engaged in a search for a woman named Sheila.<p>It began when an illustrator’s investigation into the archives of marine legislation turned into a very different kind of historical deep dive.<p>Candace Jean Andersen wanted to write a picture book about the Marine Mammal …

Track Down

A Determined Cat Slips and Slides Across a Frozen Pond In Pursuit of Fish Swimming Under the Ice

A rather determined black and white cat hilariously slipped and slid across a frozen pond in pursuit of the fish who were swimming beneath the frozen …

Death Watch 2018: Spring TV survival predictions

UPDATED, 3/18: Where’d the time go, TV fans? In two months, the broadcast networks will unveil their new fall lineups to advertisers. Some early …

Tesla Semi Makes First Cargo Trip

Carrying battery packs from the Gigafactory<p>Tesla doesn’t anticipate it will begin production on the new Semi until 2019. In the meantime, the automaker is raking in commercial customers and putting Semi test trucks to work. On Instagram this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted a photo of two Semis …

Prehistoric cave believed to be 10 million years old found in Texas

Residents of a Texas neighborhood recently discovered something unusual: For years, unbeknownst to them, they were living a few feet away from an ancient tunnel believed to be millions of years old.<p>“They feel that this is a closed cave and that it has never had an exterior expression so that an …

PS4 Game Console Exclusives In 2018: Spider-Man, God Of War, And More

Last year was an amazing year to be a PlayStation 4 owner. On top of an well-rounded selection of multi-platform games like Nier: Automata, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, and What Remains of Edith Finch, you also had access fantastic exclusives like Persona 5, Yakuza 0, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. And for …

A Bus-Sized Asteroid Is About To Swing Past Earth Closer Than The Moon

An asteroid is going to fly past Earth tomorrow and, while it won’t hit us, it’s actually going to fly pretty close.<p>The bus-sized steroid 2018 DV1, …

Scientists Have Reconstructed The Genome Of A Bird Extinct For 700 Years

Researchers from Harvard University and the University of Toronto have sequenced a near-complete genome from a little bush moa – a flightless bird …

Neuroscientists Figured Out What Unconsciousness Looks Like in the Brain

Just because it's unconscious doesn't mean it's not on.<p>The human brain is the only reason our species has survived on this planet for so long, but …

Consciousness

There's a 'Doorway to The Underworld' in Siberia So Big It's Uncovered Ancient Forests

A doorway to 200,000 years ago.<p>It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost is on thin ice. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing …

If The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old, How Can We See 46 Billion Light Years Away?

There are a few fundamental facts about the Universe — its origin, its history, and what it is today — that are awfully hard to wrap your head around. One of them is the Big Bang, or the idea that the Universe began a certain time ago: 13.8 billion years ago to be precise. That’s the first moment …

Galaxies

An amateur astronomer accidentally caught an exploding star on camera—and it gets better

He was excited to test his new camera, but he also captured something totally unique.<p>Victor Buso was looking forward to testing his new camera on September 20, 2016. The locksmith and amateur astronomer waited for nightfall and headed out to his rooftop observatory in the city of Rosario, …

Scientists Discover The Secret Behind The Gates Of Hell Used By Romans In Turkey’s Ancient City of Hierapolis

Thousands of years ago, Romans believed that it was possible to walk through the entrance of a cave in Turkey’s ancient city of Hierapolis and enter …

Ancient city's LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan

When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Purépecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decided to use LiDAR, because the city called Angamuco turned out bigger than they previously thought. LiDAR gave …

For The First Time, a Portable Atomic Clock Has Been Used to Measure Gravity

Spoiler: it's still there.<p>Atomic clocks are capable of the most precise physical measurements humanity can make, but because they're so complex, …

As violence escalates in Syria, video footage shows civilian devastation

Since the beginning of February, activists in Syria have been releasing videos that show civilians facing some of the worst violence of the country's long-running civil war. The footage indicates that the Syrian conflict is a long way from over — and that even though the fight against the Islamic …

Middle East

Are We Closer to Finding a Fifth Dimension?

The discovery of gravitational waves toppled what we thought we knew about dimensions.<p>In Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i>, the …

AI Just Learned How to Boost the Brain's Memory

When it comes to black boxes, there is none more black than the human brain. Our gray matter is so complex, scientists lament, that it can’t quite …

Scientists Observe Incredible New Kind of Ice Thought to Exist in Uranus' Center

Here is an ice cube you do not want to put in your Diet Coke: A solid lattice of oxygen atoms with protons whizzing around inside of it. This ice is …

Chemistry

Ancient virus could be the reason humans can think

An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness, giving you the ability to think for yourself.<p>New research has linked a human gene …

The mystery of the Octavius: An 18th-century ghost ship was discovered with the captain’s body found frozen at his desk, still holding his pen

Maritime lore abounds with stories of ghost ships, those ships that sail the world’s oceans manned by a ghostly crew and destined never to make port. …

"Digital deforestation" reveals lost Mayan city

In the modern day, archaeologists make many of their discoveries not by traipsing through the jungle Indiana Jones-style, but with high-tech scans. …

Uniview's Virtual Tour to the Edge of the Known Universe Is Terrifying

Travel safely, space nerds.<p>As the universe is unimaginably expansive and constantly growing, there’s pretty much no chance we everyday Earthlings …

New York City

Sony doesn’t want to compete on price, so it’s going back to its premium roots

“It’s a Sony.”<p>In the postwar era, Sony was a pioneer. The Japanese electronics giant was known for its quality, innovative products, and sturdy design. It had a long history of firsts, including the first portable cassette player, the iconic Walkman, in 1979, the first commercial CD player in 1982, …

Speed of light drops to zero at 'exceptional points'

Light, which travels at a speed of 300,000 km/sec in a vacuum, can be slowed down and even stopped completely by methods that involve trapping the …

Nanotech