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Dramatic new glimpses of Earth and Mars

EUMETSAT's latest weather satellite, MSG-4, has unveiled a captivating new view of the Earth, while ESA's Mars Express Orbiter has revealed Mars in …

Space

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

140 Million Suns! Monster Black Hole Weighs In

A heavyweight black hole in the heart of a distant galaxy has the mass of 140 million suns, according to new measurements. A vivid video by the …

Hubble video shows shock collision inside black hole jet

When you're blasting though space at more than 98 percent of the speed of light, you may need driver's insurance. Astronomers have discovered for the …

Silicon Valley’s Eating Up Super Ritalin. I Got the Best of It.

Nootropics, the new staple “brain enhancers,” exist in a legal gray area in the U.S. In Colombia, you can pick them up over the counter. I did just …

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

5 Ways Lewis Hamilton's New Mercedes Contract Could Affect F1 Driver Market

The wait was longer than anticipated, but Mercedes have finally confirmed Lewis Hamilton's signing of a new three-year contract.<p>The deal, which according to BBC Sport's Andrew Benson is worth around £27 million per year, was described as a "formality" by Hamilton after the last race of 2014, per …

Halley's Comet: Facts About the Most Famous Comet

Halley's Comet is arguably the most famous comet. It is a "periodic" comet and returns to Earth's vicinity about every 75 years, making it possible …

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

The mind-bending effects of foreign accent syndrome

A little-known condition causes people to adopt a new accent – and lose a part of their identity in the process, finds David Robson.<p>Julie Matthias’s family have a game they sometimes like to play after she comes home, disappointed, from another doctor’s appointment. During dinner, they pick a …

2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Review

The Everyday Supercar<p>For seven years, Lamborghini sold the Gallardo alongside the Audi R8. And despite sharing more with the Audi than most Italians would like to admit, the Gallardo was a true Lamborghini. Meanwhile the Audi R8 was every bit the stoic German. How did the Gallardo do it? Emotional …

Lamborghini

Gravitational 'slingshot' may have flung galaxies far, far away

Rare loner galaxies millions of light-years away from any neighbors may be runaways from violent, disruptive relationships with other galaxies, …

Universe

“Dark Matter is Central to Our Understanding of the Universe” – But Does This Hidden Force Exist?

Posted on May 4, 2015<p>Surprising gravitational similarities between spiral and elliptical galaxies have been discovered by an international team, …

What's New in Black Holes? 'Interstellar' Physicist Kip Thorne Tells All

Kip Thorne has recently been in the public eye as the physicist who brought real-world physics to the science fiction epic "Interstellar." But this …

This Tech Keeps You Safe From Hackers

From Edward Snowden to Anthem Healthcare, data security has been a hot-button topic the past couple of years. But between politics and personal data, …

IBM Shows Off a Quantum Computing Chip - MIT Technology Review

A superconducting chip developed at IBM demonstrates an important step needed for the creation of computer processors that crunch numbers by …

Quantum Computing

Source of Antarctica's Eerie 'Bleeding Glacier' Found

Antarctica's Dry Valleys are the most arid places on Earth, but underneath their icy soils lies a vast and ancient network of salty, liquid water filled with life, a new study finds.<p>The Dry Valleys are almost entirely ice-free, except for a few isolated glaciers. Inside the canyons, the climate is …

Physicists Discover ‘Clearest Evidence Yet’ That The Universe Is A Hologram

By In5D on April 29, 2015 in Exiting The Matrix<p>A team of physicists have provided what has been described by the journal Nature as the <i>“clearest</i> …

Hypernova: one direct hit of its deadly gamma rays and life on Earth will be obliterated

The Night Sky in May 2015: when black holes collide, they unleash a stellar fury<p>It is now 65 years since Enrico Fermi asked his famous question: "Where is everyone?" Yet still no trace of alien civilisations has been found.<p>They ought to exist. The Sun is an ordinary star and Earth an ordinary …

Best Telescopes for the Money

<i>*Editor's Note: Today, check out our Cyber Monday deals page for up-to-date discounts on</i> <i>telescopes, binoculars and more gifts for all the space fans</i> …

2015 April 26 - Planetary Nebula Mz3: The Ant Nebula

<b>Planetary Nebula Mz3: The Ant Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> R. Sahai (JPL) et al., Hubble Heritage Team, ESA, NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> Why isn't this ant a big sphere? …

Nebulas

NASA toasts the Hubble’s 25th anniversary with this gorgeous photo

On April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched and has been offering us an amazing look at our universe ever since. To commemorate …

Volcano Erupts in Chile: Pictures

San Francisco Bay Area

The Mansory Carbonado Reminds Us What 'Exotic' Really Looks Like

If car-makers were more like <i>lingerie</i> companies, Lamborghini would be the equivalent of Victoria’s Secret and this Mansory Carbonado would probably be …

Hubble anniversary: 25 of the most beautiful images captured by Nasa's space telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary this week. Nasa wanted an observatory free of the atmosphere's distortion and light pollution, …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

3D simulations of colliding black holes hailed as most realistic yet

Videos released just as a telescope survey suggests two black holes are due to collide in seven years' time.<p>In-spiral and merger of binary black holes<p>…

How a Toronto professor’s research revolutionized artificial intelligence | The Star

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.—Three summers ago, at the age of 64, Geoffrey Hinton left his home in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood to become an intern at …