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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

The 7 Biggest Unanswered Questions in Physics

Physicists have solved some of the universe's biggest mysteries. But they're not done yet.<p>If Isaac Newton suddenly popped out of a time machine, he’d be delighted to see how far physics had come. Things that were deeply mysterious a few centuries ago are now taught in freshman physics classes (the …

Physics

Elon Musk is unveiling a new plan for conquering Mars with SpaceX — watch his talk live online tonight

<b>Update: You can watch a replay of the talk below or read Business Insider's highlights of the presentation.</b><p>Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX, is about to present an updated plan for colonizing Mars with 1 million people.<p>The International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, is …

The 4 Big Discoveries Underpinning Our Knowledge of the Universe

For many, science is nothing more than that class you were required to take in school. However, whether you realize it or not, science is all around …

Feeling old? DNA supports an early evolution of our species

NEW YORK (AP) — A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a lot older than scientists had shown.It concludes …

Drop the Doughnut: True Nature of Ravenous Supermassive Black Holes Revealed

Some galaxies contain supermassive black holes that are voracious eaters, consuming gas, dust and anything else that strays too close, including …

Hurricane Maria proves how difficult it is to predict a storm’s devastation

It exploded from a tropical storm to a category five in just 27 hours.<p>The second scale-topping hurricane to make landfall in the past two weeks will tear through Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Wednesday, bringing to a climax one of the most severe hurricane seasons in recent memory. On …

What's to know about skin cancer and rashes?

A rash on the skin is often caused by an allergy or reaction to an outside source.<p>A cancer-related skin rash is caused by a cancerous or precancerous …

Millions of People Have This 'Silent' Disease—and They Don’t Even Know It

It’s called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH for short. A type of fatty liver disease, it is predicted to surpass hepatitis as the biggest …

An awesome and terrifying mountaintop experience

<b>Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord – Sunday, August 6th, 2017</b>The theological meaning of the Transfiguration is central to our understanding of …

Big-headed gecko shows human actions are messing with evolution

Evolution doesn’t have to take millions of years. New research shows that a type of lizard living on man-made islands in Brazil has developed a …

Evolution

What's The Largest Galaxy In The Universe?

Our Milky Way contains some 400 billion stars, spanning 100,000 light years in diameter.<p>Yet compared to other galaxies, it’s not even especially large.<p>In our own local group, the Andromeda galaxy is significantly larger, reaching 220,000 light years across.<p>Interacting spiral galaxies can have their …

Universe

A Heart Surgeon Says This "Healthy" Ingredient Is Harming Your Gut

It's easy to assume that healthy foods promise nothing but healthful benefits to your body. But as cardiologist, heart surgeon, and autoimmune …

What's The Largest Planet In The Universe?

In our Solar System, Jupiter is the largest planet we have, but what’s the upper limit to planetary size?<p>If you get too much mass together in a single object, its core will fuse lighter elements into heavier ones.<p>At about eighty times the mass of Jupiter, you’ll have a true star, burning hydrogen …

Universe

This New Browser Plug-in Lets You Access Millions of Scientific Papers For Free

100% legal.<p>If you're of the mindset that knowledge should be freely accessible to as many humans as possible, paywalls for academic journals can be …

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Scientists Unfold a New Quantum Theory of Gravity

An area of physics that’s been observed in black holes since the 1970’s, called the entanglement area law, has just been seen in cold helium atoms. …

Quantum Computing

Astronomers just turned on a planet-size telescope to take a picture of a black hole

Every image you’ve seen of a black hole is an illustration. A giant “virtual” telescope may change that.<p>The closest astronomers have come to directly “seeing” a black hole happened last year, when the LIGO observatory detected the spacetime-warping gravitational waves radiating from a pair of black …

Black Holes

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

Physics

Here's What Might Happen If We Finally Decide To Leave Earth Behind

Last year, physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking revealed he doesn't believe our planet is likely to survive all the terrible things we're currently doing to it. During a speech at the Oxford Union, he explained: "I don't think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our …

Stephen Hawking

How To Live Longer? Scientists Identify Molecule That Plays Key Role In DNA Damage, Aging

You’d think that since dying is the one thing all of us — and our ancestors before us — have been doing for the last 3.7 billion years, we’d have …

How Big Was The Universe At The Moment Of Its Creation?

You might think of the Universe as infinite, and quite honestly, it might truly be infinite, but we don’t think we’ll ever know for sure. Thanks to the Big Bang — the fact that the Universe had a birthday, or that we can only go back a finite amount of time — and the fact that the speed of light is …

Dark Matter

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

The secret to curing cancer could lie in treatments that 'supercharge' immune systems

In September 2012, Adrian Webb's wife spotted that a mole on his back had changed colour. It was a melanoma and it had spread to his lymph nodes. …

Beware of eating grapefruit with any of these 32 common drugs

<i>Note: This article contains general information — not specific medical advice. Talk to your physician before changing your use of any medication.</i><p>Grapefruit is a delicious citrus fruit with many health benefits.<p>However, it can interact with some common medications, altering their effects on your …

See our solar system like you've never seen it before

Book Excerpt: Otherworlds<p><i>The following is an excerpt from Otherworlds by Michael Benson.</i><p><i>Editors note: to see all of the incredible, otherworldly details in these photos, click on the arrows at the top right of each image to enlarge.</i><p><i>Excerpted from Otherworlds by Michael Benson, published by Abrams</i> …

German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

How to Prevent, Recognize, and Treat Food Poisoning

When it comes to food poisoning, what you don't know can hurt you.<p>It’s commonly believed that food poisoning always causes acute bouts of diarrhea …

Environmental Health