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Does the Human Brain Operate Outside of the Laws of Physics?

It was the eminent French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes who first suggested that the human mind may operate outside of the physical …

Air Force Releases Photos of X-37B Plane After 700 Days in Space

It had been in space for two years.<p>Early Sunday, a sonic booming could be heard across central Florida as an unmanned, reusable space plane landed at …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Back to Ruin More Summer Flicks With His Constant Thinking

Neil deGrasse Tyson, aka that one guy in astronomy class who’s always going on about how no movies should have sound in space, is here to tell us …

This Intimidating Parasite Burrows Into Its Host's Eye And Hijacks Its Brain

Where is my mind.<p>Biology is really one big horror story. You don't need to look much further than the various types of parasites that drive their …

NASA captures incredible image of Earth from 870 million miles away

<b>NASA spacecraft has captured an incredible image of Earth – pictured between the rings of Saturn.</b><p>The image, shot from 870 million miles away, shows …

Volunteers find new system of four super-Earths within hours

Lately it seems like everyone has been discovering new exoplanets far beyond our solar system. In the case of a new citizen science project called …

Tick full of 30-million-year-old monkey blood discovered trapped in amber fossil

The fossil is thought to be between 15 and 30 million years old.<p>Scientists have discovered a blood-engorged tick in ancient amber in the Dominican …

Apes Can Tell When We Believe Something That Isn't True, And Take Pity on Us

They're more human than we thought.<p>Not that you're likely to ever be in a situation where you're gambling with a chimpanzee or orangutan, but if you …

Mysterious Radio Signal Detected from Deep Space

A deep space radio signal called ‘Lorimer burst’ has remained a mystery for quite some time. It was originally discovered back in 2007 after …

This Little Star Orbits Closer to a Black Hole Than Any Other

Skirting the edges of oblivion.<p>On the outskirts of the Milky Way, some 14,800 light-years away, one little star orbits a black hole closer than any other star we know about. The white dwarf orbits a stellar-mass black hole once every 28 minutes at a distance about 2.5 times that of the Earth to the …

Microsoft and Nvidia unveil HGX-1 hyperscale GPU accelerator

Blueprints for a new hyperscale GPU accelerator have been introduced recently, jointly by Microsoft and NVIDIA. The two companies are saying the …

Machine Learning

These 121 pixels are so much more interesting than you think

Space news moves pretty fast, which is why you’ve probably already forgotten about the extremely cool discovery NASA and astronomers from around the …

NASA's Kepler Observes TRAPPIST-1: First Images Of Red Dwarf Show Dips In Star's Light Output

When the Voyager 1 spacecraft snapped an image of Earth from the edge of the solar system, it showed our planet as a lonely speck suspended in a beam …

NASA is Going to Create The Coldest Spot in the Known Universe

Creating Cold Atom Lab<p>This summer, a box the size of an ice chest will journey to the International Space Station (ISS). Once there, it will become …

Visual Studio 2017 – Now Ready for Your Windows Application Development Needs

Visual Studio 2017 is the most powerful Universal Windows Platform development environment. It brings unparalleled productivity improvements, a …

Software Development

Scientists Have Stored a Movie, a Computer OS, And an Amazon Gift Card in a Single Speck of DNA


"The highest-density data-storage device ever created."<p>Scientists have developed what they claim is the most efficient data storage technique ever, …

How far they'll go: 'Moana' shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigation

One of the greatest feats of human migration in history was the colonisation of the vast Pacific Ocean by Polynesian peoples. They achieved it thanks …

Experiment Reaffirms Quantum Weirdness

Physicists are closing the door on an intriguing loophole around the quantum phenomenon Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.”<p>There might be …

Early Results From NASA's Twin Study Are Actually Kinda Unnerving

We can't predict what space will do to us.<p>When it comes to seasoned astronaut Scott Kelly - who last year broke the US record for most time spent in …

This Could Be The First Observational Evidence That Our Early Universe Was Once a Hologram

Wha??<p>For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is - or once was - a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require …

Physics

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Set to Swap Places - And We're Totally Unprepared

When north becomes south.<p>Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field - protecting life from harmful solar radiation by …

A new twist on fusion power could help bring limitless clean energy

In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there's one technology in development that …

Energy

The Comeback! SpaceX Successfully Lands Falcon 9

This weekend marks a big moment for the future of spacecraft and the good folks over at SpaceX. Today the word comes down that SpaceX Successfully …

Space Travel

Could we build a real-life Death Star?

One of the most infamous weapons in science-fiction movie history is the Death Star, a moon-size planet destroyer from the "Star Wars" universe. In the upcoming movie "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," a band of renegades tries to steal the plans for the Death Star from the evil Empire, in order to …

Space

New Paper Claims The Nobel Committee Got Its Physics Wrong

Controversial.<p>A theoretical physicist has published a paper claiming that the Nobel committee got the physics wrong when it comes to the 2015 Nobel …

Bill Gates leads $1bn green energy fund to fight climate change

Bill Gates, the world's richest man, is leading a $1 billion (£800 million) fund along with Sir Richard Branson, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Alibaba's founder Jack Ma to invest in green energy.<p>The initiative, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, plans to invest the money over 20 years and says it will …

Japan launching 'space junk' collector

The electricity generated by the tether as it swings through the Earth's magnetic field is expected to have a slowing effect on the space junk, which …

Tests Confirm That Germany's Massive Nuclear Fusion Machine Really Works

Harnessing the power of the Sun.<p>At the end of 2015, Germany switched on a new type of massive nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, and it was …

Remarkable New Theory Says There's No Gravity, No Dark Matter, and Einstein Was Wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

Dark Matter

Rare molecule on Venus may help explain planet's weather

Scientists may have found a clue in gaining a better understanding of Venus' runaway greenhouse effect<p>Venus has been called a planet with a runaway …