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Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

Newly discovered particles, and what's in them

Quarks, basically. But more charming than usual<p>Last month the LHCb experiment, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), reported the discovery of a new particle. While this received a reasonable amount of attention, it didn’t really cause as much excitement as, say, last year’s unconfirmed hints of a …

Physics

NASA’s Hubble captures gorgeous photo of galaxy with totally unpronounceable name

There’s plenty of reasons to envy anyone whose job it is to find cool stuff in space. I mean, they get to stare into the cosmos with fancy, priceless …

The race to revive woolly mammoths using ancient DNA

Like "Jurassic Park," what if you could use the science of DNA to resurrect long-extinct creatures that once roamed the earth?<p>Efforts to do that are …

Seven Things To Expect From The 2017 Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, the Moon will pass directly between the Sun and the Earth, creating a solar eclipse. Just like all objects in the presence of the Sun, the Moon casts a shadow in space, extending in a cone-like shape for 378,000 kilometers before coming to an end. But the Earth will be closer …

Salt Lake City

Cyberattack Hits U.K. Parliament, Limits MPs' Email Access

A cyberattack disabled some of the U.K. Parliament’s communications on Saturday, disrupting the ability of lawmakers to access their email, a House …

No True Alternatives: The Big Bang Is Real

According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, the curvature of spacetime was infinite at the big bang. In fact, at this point all mathematical tools …

Physics

Tesla is changing the electric grid

There's a good chance flipping on the light switch 10 years from now will feel just as ordinary as it did for your parents and grandparents.<p>But behind the scenes, a radically different system for sending electrons where they're needed will be turning on those lights. Electrical power that today …

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could Be Responsible For Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

Fidelity becomes first asset manager to join blockchain group IC3

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments Inc has become the first financial institution to join the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies & Contracts, a group of academic institutions and technology companies looking to develop blockchain-based technology.<p>A sign marks a Fidelity Investments office in …

Fidelity Investments

Why Brexit is unlikely to deliver what supporters believed they voted for

Brexit has now happened. Yet Brexit, in any meaningful way, is unlikely ever to happen.<p>As a legal act, Britain's divorce from its 27 neighbours and key trading partners is now under way. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May served notice of separation from the European Union.<p>As a practical …

Scientists Think They Have Another Reason Humans Became Smarter Than Our Ancestors - Blood

It's not just about brain size.<p>Anthropologists have been curious about the evolution of human intelligence for many decades. The main lines of …

The Brain

Theoretical Physicists Suggest There's a Portal Linking The Standard Model to Dark Physics

Um, what?<p>Theoretical physicists have put forward a new hypothesis that aims to connect the world of visible physics to the hidden forces of our …

Dark Matter

Busted moon could put rings around Mars

Early Mars may have had rings like Saturn, and might have them again, according to a new model. The research suggests that debris, pushed into space …

Astronomy

Congress is trying to figure out what to do with the International Space Station after 2024

What’s the best way to transition the lab to the private sector?<p>In 2015, Congress extended NASA’s operations of the International Space Station through 2024 — but as that deadline approaches, lawmakers are trying to figure what should happen to the orbiting lab beyond that date. This morning, the …

The largest objects in the universe may be these deep-space magnetic fields

Galaxies don't drift freely through the empty void of space. Gravity organizes most of them into groups, called galaxy clusters, which can be tens of millions of light-years wide or larger.<p>That makes them the biggest structures in the known universe.<p>However, astronomers now think collisions between …

Scientist says there are over 100 planets in our solar system

Most of us grew up learning that there are nine planets in our solar system. Back in 2006 that all changed, when Pluto was demoted from being labeled …

Scientists discovered crystals that defy physics, and we don't know what to believe anymore

Today in your daily dose of science, scientists discovered crystals that defy physics. Prepare to have your mind blown, because we have no idea what …

Scientists Have Found ‘Time Crystals,’ A Bizarre New Form Of Matter

How much do we know about time? Not much, if you think about it. For the thing we value most of all, we’re largely ignorant of what time is and how time works (at least from a physics standpoint). But we’re slowly learning that time is much stranger than we thought, to the point where its oddities …

The Mind-Bending Mathematics Behind Quantum Computers

And if you've had your coffee, maybe you can even understand half of it.<p>Quantum computing is a lot to wrap your mind around. To put things very simply (as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did recently, with surprising eloquence) regular computers are made up of bits—ones and zeros—which are …

State renewable energy targets 'will be vital to meet emissions goals'

RETs are the only policy tool left to shift Australia’s electricity sector away from fossil fuels, RepuTex modelling shows<p>State-based renewable energy targets are becoming essential drivers of Australia’s carbon reduction framework and, based on current policy settings, will be vital for Australia …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Physics

Our solar system might have a ninth planet, and researchers have an idea of where it came from

We all grew up learning that our sun has eight friends: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Now, researchers who …

Next's profit warning sends shares of UK high street retailers diving as 2017 outlook turns bleak

Next’s share price has dived after the clothing retailer warned that profits could be as much as 14 per cent lower next financial year, signalling …

Why You Always Want the People You Can't Have, According to Science

Dating the wrong people could be considered a rite of passage in your 20s. But pining for the people who are either emotionally unavailable or simply …

Stress makes dogs go grey as well as humans - new study

Going grey due to stress and anxiety is an inseparable part of being human, but new research suggests we are not alone.<p>A pioneering study of dogs found has found that the famously loyal four-legged animals may be suffering exactly the same fate.<p>A survey of more than 400 canines established that …

Men's rights MP Philip Davies: Gender must be irrelevant

<b>A critic of "zealous" feminism who has been elected to the Commons Women and Equalities Committee has said he will work to make gender "irrelevant".</b><p>Conservative MP Philip Davies told the BBC that men should not "be excluded from having their views" heard.<p>He was elected to the committee in a ballot …

Astronomers found evidence for a 'dark' gravitational force that might fix Einstein's most famous theory

Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity predicts so much about the universe at large, including the existence of gravitational lenses or …

Dark Matter

Sorry, parents, but having children doesn’t actually make you happy, science finds

<b>If you read the average parenting blog, you could be forgiven for thinking that having children was the one, true portal to happiness and life</b> …