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Proof Of 'God Playing Dice With The Universe' Found In The Sun's Interior

Deep inside the Sun’s interior, the fusion of lighter nuclei into heavier ones causes a tiny amount of mass to be lost, converted into energy via the famous <i>E = mc2</i>. At temperatures of 4,000,000 K or above, all the way up to 15,000,000 K in the Sun’s very center, hydrogen and helium isotopes build …

Physics

Scientists Discover Why Hair Turns Gray and Goes Bald

Scientists have pinpointed the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald in mice, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Genes &</i> …

Hair

NASA released this 5-year time-lapse of Mars from its Curiosity rover — and the footage looks amazing

On August 6, 2012, NASA landed its Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. In the last 5 years, Curiosity has captured our hearts with its selfies and first-hand accounts of Mars' Gale Crater.<p>To celebrate Curiosity's 5-year anniversary, NASA released amazing time-lapse footage that spans …

Time-lapse Photography

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …

Happiness

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

NASA Destroyed Hundreds of Mystery Tapes Found in a Dead Man’s Basement

More than 300 data reels, some from Apollo-Era missions, were discovered in a deceased Pennsylvania man’s basement, FOIA documents reveal.<p>Just weeks before Christmas in 2015, NASA learned of a tantalizing discovery.<p>In the basement of a deceased Pennsylvania man's home sat 325 magnetic data reels …

Space Science

Drinking more coffee leads to a longer life, two studies say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday.<p>The findings have resurfaced the centuries-old conversation on coffee's health effects.<p>One study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study …

Coffee

A Radical New Hypothesis Claims to Have a Simple Explanation For Dark Energy

What if the Universe had leaked energy?<p>For decades, scientists have puzzled over the fact that our Universe is expanding. Logically, gravity should …

Dark Matter

What landing a plane in thick fog looks like

Freezing fog has caused travel disruption across southern England this morning, with up to 100 flights hit at Heathrow and further cancellations reported at London City Airport.<p>Landing a plane in foggy conditions is perfectly possible – as the video above shows (skip to 3:00 for the good bit) –but …

F. Duncan Haldane on quantum computers, entanglement and proving Einstein wrong

The British professor of physics at Princeton University won the Nobel Prize in Physics last year. But as he tells DW, he's far more interested in …

This Awesome Periodic Table Shows The Origins of Every Atom in Your Body

We are made of starstuff.<p>Here’s something to think about: the average adult human is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) …

Periodic Table

Istanbul attack: ISIS claims nightclub shooting; killer still at large

<b>Istanbul (CNN) —</b> ISIS claimed responsibility for the New Year's attack at Istanbul's Reina nightclub that left 39 people dead, but authorities are still scrambling to find the killer.<p>ISIS' claim, made in a statement posted to Twitter, cannot be independently verified by CNN. But it boasted about …

Extremism

A start-up built a stunning electric supercar that it says can hit 194 mph — here's a closer look

NextEV didn't say whether the car will go up for sale during its unveiling, but Electrek reports that a limited production run will occur with the car priced at roughly $1 million.<p>Scroll down for a closer look at the car:

Startups

15 Pieces of Inspirational Advice From Artists

Artists have a way of encapsulating the essential truths of life the way those of us without creative genius cannot. Phaidon’s latest book, <i>Art is the</i> …

Art

The horrifying things that would happen if you fell into a black hole

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fall into a black hole? Astrobiologist Caleb Scharf, who is the director of the Columbia Astrobiology Center at Columbia University, New York, and author of "The Copernicus Complex," reveals the grizzly details.<p>Scharf is also co-founder of YHouse— a …

Black Holes

The 5 Ways People Ruin Their Cars

In the tuner world, sometimes no good deed goes unpunished.<p>Last week I ventured out of the “moron with big mouth telling dumb stories” realm into the …

Ford Mustang

Scientists to test theory about light that could completely change our view of the universe and prove Einstein wrong

Scientists might be about to completely upend our entire understanding of the universe.<p>A theory about the speed of light that has long been …

Why Fake News Is So Incredibly Effective

If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and misleading …

Social Media

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven decades.<p>So dust …

A New Dwarf Planet Joins The Solar System Family

The Kuiper Belt has been an endless source of discoveries over the course of the past decade. Starting with the dwarf planet Eris, which was first …

Universe

Here's Why Birds Don't Fly Into One Another

Ever have that problem where you walk down the sidewalk and don't know which way to go to avoid somebody? Birds don't.<p>Researchers have discovered the natural collision-avoidance systems that allow birds to avoid constantly crashing into people, other birds, and things they encounter in the sky. …

Earth is surrounded by X-rays from a mysterious source

There are things happening all around us that we can't see.<p>If humans could see in wavelengths beyond visible light, the whole cosmos would look like …

Universe

Earth - How evolution could give rise to real-life dragons

Hardly anyone believes in dragons nowadays, despite all the effort the <i>Game of Thrones</i> special effects team have put into making their creations look realistic. Nobody has ever found a real live dragon, and there are no fossils of them, so it is reasonable to say that they do not exist and never …

Dinosaurs

Why We Get Thirsty at Bedtime

The urge to guzzle water right before bedtime might be due to the workings of the brain's inner clock, a new study conducted in mice …

Sleep

Free Will or Free Won't? Neuroscience on the Choices We Can (and Can't) Make

Do you have free will? This question has been on the minds of philosophers for millennia. More recently, neuroscientists have attempted experiments …

American Philosophy

The Science Behind Why Your Snacks Go Stale

Ever wonder why an open bag of chips gets mushy, or why day-old bread feels hard? Scientists haven't figured out the entire process of staling quite …

A Single Race Car Bolt Leads a Big Life

Who'd think that a single, puny bolt goes through so much?<p>Formula One is all about details. Sure, there are some parts that are more obvious than others, but the attention to detail on every single piece of the car is quite astounding.<p>Take, for instance, this simple, unassuming bolt. You'd think …

Your Dog's Interest in You Might Be Genetic

The love affair between dogs and people is an old one indeed, stretching back at least 15,000 years. Dogs are our coworkers, guides, companions, and …

Here's How Many Adjustments a Formula 1 Driver Makes on a Single Lap

Nico Rosberg is constantly fiddling with the dials and buttons on his steering wheel as he nabs pole position at Baku.<p>Mercedes-AMG driver Nico Rosberg saw more than 215 mph as he nabbed pole position at the 2016 European Grand Prix. His 1:42.758 qualifying lap was nearly a second faster than Force …

Nico Rosberg