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Neo-Nazis Can't Find Airbnbs for Their Massive Rally

The company has shut down accounts belonging to some members of the alt-right ahead of a major nationalist protest in Virginia.<p>A horde of nationalists are headed to Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend for the Unite the Right rally, where alt-right powerhouses Richard Spencer and Baked Alaska …

Researchers describe protein previously unknown in biology

University of Georgia researchers have discovered a new way that iron is stored in microorganisms, a finding that provides new insights into the …

Drug-Carrying "Nanoswimmers" Could Slither Past the Brain's Cellular Defenses

An international team of researchers has developed miniscule, self-propelled devices that mimic the way cells move. These “nanoswimmers” cross the …

Viking 2

Viking 2 landed on Mars in September 1976 -- immediately following the first successful spacecraft landing on Mars by Viking 1 -- and was part of …

Atheists thought immoral, even by fellow atheists: study

A unusual social study has revealed that atheists are more easily suspected of vile deeds than Christians, Muslims, Hindus or Buddhists—strikingly, …

Music: To listen not just to hear - Focus - ABC Radio

Is there a difference between hearing and listening to music?<p>We hear music all the time in the car, at the shops and work but according to Caleb …

New approach makes it easier to find novel drugs

Scientists have created a new way of screening compounds that is more sensitive than existing methods, opening up the possibility of finding new …

Do eclipses drive animals wild? Here’s how you can help scientists find out.

In 1994, Doug Duncan was standing on the Bolivian Altiplano with of group of fellow astronomers. The scientists had come to witness a total solar eclipse, and as such, most of their gazes were turned skyward as the totality approached. That is, until a woman starting shouting, “Look down! Look …

Scientists Find Life In Earth's Most Barren Hellhole

The Danakil Depression is the Earth's most inhospitable place. Yet even here, life finds a way.<p>In the quest to find life on another world in our solar system, scientists have to look in some pretty inhospitable places. Whether it's the arid, radiation-soaked surface of Mars, the freezing wasteland …

Life in the Saturn System? Cassini Has Shown It's Possible

The complex choreography of Saturn's numerous moons displays beautiful physics, but only a few of the worlds may be friendly to life.<p>Oceans of liquid …

Study Asserts Climate Change Could Make South Asia Uninhabitable in Our Lifetime

Climate Change<p>The consequences of climate change are not only real and imminent, but increasingly catastrophic. Currently, climate change is has been …

The Sun’s Core Spins Roughly Four Times Faster Than Its Surface

Within the fiery heart of the sun is a dense core spinning nearly four times faster than the star's surface, according to new measurements.<p>The roots …

Funny Guy Gets the Girl? How Humor Makes You More Attractive

WASHINGTON — A sense of humor could help you snag a date, a new study suggests.<p>Funny people who participated in a speed-dating study were deemed more …

4 Scientific Truths About Success

Will entrepreneurial success make you happy? Maybe, but not certainly.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in an unprecedented age. There have never been so many tools and opportunities for an individual, regardless of upbringing or wealth, to become an entrepreneur. …

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This Handheld Detector Spotted A Never-Before-Seen Physics Phenomenon

The Wallflower Particle<p>It sounds like the setup to a nerdy joke: “What did the physicists say when they saw a neutrino bump into a nucleus? …

10 Fascinating Praying Mantis Facts

Praying Mantids Hear With Their Bellies (And Other Fun Facts)<p>The word <i>mantis</i> comes from the Greek <i>mantikos</i>, for soothsayer or prophet. Indeed, these …

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Does quantum tunneling take time or is it instantaneous?

In the weird world of quantum physics, it's not unusual for particles to tunnel through barriers that under normal circumstances they shouldn't be …

We could be teleporting around the world in less than a millennium

After a long week at work, who wouldn’t want to push a button that will send you straight to your sofa with the remote control in arm’s reach?<p>In …

The Serial Killer Test: Biases Against Atheists Emerge in Study

Most people around the world, whether religious or not, presume that serial killers are more likely to be atheists than believers in any god, suggests a new study, which counters the common assumption that increasingly secular societies are equally tolerant of nonbelievers. Avowed atheists …

Four Incredible Eclipses History Never Forgot

As everyone is undoubtedly aware by this point, on August 21st, folks across the country will be able to see a total solar eclipse—the first one …

Hubble Telescope Sees Merging 'David and Goliath' Galaxy Pair (Photos, Video)

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken a close look at the fascinating gravitational effects caused by a diminutive dwarf galaxy as it orbits its …

This math puzzle will help you plan your next party

For example, let's call the points A, B, C, D, E, F and select one of them, say A. Of the five lines drawn from A to the other five points, there …

Quantum entanglement, science's 'spookiest' phenomenon, achieved in space

Imagine you are a photon, a packet of light. You are a tiny blip of energy, hurtling through the universe on your own. But you have a twin, another photon to whom you have been intimately connected since the day you were born. No matter what distance separates you, be it the width of a lab bench or …

This Dark Matter Theory Could Solve a Celestial Conundrum

For years, dark matter has been behaving badly. The term was first invoked nearly 80 years ago by the astronomer Fritz Zwicky, who realized that some …

The Fate Of The Universe: Big Rip, Heat Death Or Cosmic Consciousness?

By piecing together an increasing number of clues, cosmologists are getting closer to understanding what the future and ultimate fate of the universe …

Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

The term “moonshot” is sometimes invoked to denote a project so outrageously ambitious that it can only be described by comparing it to the Apollo 11 …

Scientists Are Hunting For Dark Matter With Huge Vats Of Liquid Xenon

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

“Interstellar’s” Stunning Visual Effects Led to a New Scientific Finding

When Kip Thorne, theoretical physicist and executive producer on Interstellar, was put in charge of the visuals behind the film’s black hole, the …