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Metallic Hydrogen update

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences Isaac Silvera and postdoctoral fellow Ranga Dias have long sought the material, called atomic …

What is dark matter? Searching with gravity, lensing, WIMPs, and antiparticles.

Touch something. Anything. What do you feel? Does it push back? That’s electromagnetism. Any time you touch something solid, the sensation of not …

What is a Planet?

Humanity’s understanding of what constitutes a planet has changed over time. Whereas our most notable magi and scholars once believed that the world …

Physicists Found Proof That the Universe Is Built Like a Hologram

In <i>Prometheus</i>, Michael Fassbender’s David, an android, finds a magnificent hologram of the universe called the Orrery. This holographic map revealed …

How big data can improve cities and save lives: UW and Seattle brainstorm solutions on education, homelessness, and transportation

Using data and analytics to help improve the bottom line is now common practice in the technology and business worlds. But how can city governments …

How deep does Pluto’s ocean go? Would you believe nine times deeper than Earth’s?

Scientists have been saying for months that Pluto could have a salty, sloshing ocean beneath its icy surface, but now they’ve worked out just how …

Discover

Juno meets Jupiter: NASA’s giant mission to the giant planet hits its climax on video

Everything about NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter is big: the destination (giant planet, duh!), the cost ($1.1 billion), the travel time (five years to …

Asteroid Day hits home with videos about the peril (and the promise) in the skies

One bad day is all it takes for an asteroid to set off a mass extinction. But Asteroid Day – which falls on Thursday this year – is set aside as one …

Youngest planet spotted around alien star

Scientists say they’ve detected a giant planet circling a star that’s only 5 million to 10 million years old, which would make it the youngest …

A chiral link to life’s origins? Scientists find mirror molecules in interstellar cloud

Researchers say they’ve found the first evidence of mirror-image molecules in interstellar space – a discovery that relates to the chemistry that …

Maybe black holes (and wormholes) aren’t as monstrous as we thought

Black holes may have gotten a bad rap. And wormholes just might be a realistic way to travel Star Trek-style after all.<p>Years ago, the traditional …

Here's How Scientists Believe We Can Turn Mars Into Earth 2.0

Many scientists are claiming there is a way to turn the red planet green, eventually becoming an Earth 2.0.<p>Sounds like it is straight out of a sci-fi …

6 Seldom Mentioned (But Terribly Important) Leadership Traits

Quick — tick off the leadership traits that you often hear from conference speakers, read in leadership books or blogs, or study in training programs.<p>…

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

World Health Organization

New documentary shows the ‘Human Face of Big Data,’ and how it’s transforming our lives

Popular opinion about big data is not all that rosy. Most people don’t completely understand or care about the subject too greatly, and yet they know …

How to Do Big Data on a Budget?

To really make the most of big data, most businesses need to invest in some tools or services - software, hardware, maybe even new staff - and there's no doubt that the costs can add up. The good news is that big data doesn't have to cost the Earth and a small budget needn't prevent companies from …

Become a better leader

<b>Listening</b>:<p>Listening is the foundation of any good relationship, says Kerpen. When you listen to employees, you validate their opinions, and it allows …

‘Planet Nine’? Astronomers boost the case for a large, unseen Planet X

For decades, astronomers have gone back and forth over whether a “Planet X” exists on the edge of our solar system – and now two researchers have …

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

How To Turn Any Big Data Project Into a Success (And Key Pitfalls To Avoid)

Guest Blog by Bernard Marr, Founder and CEO of The Advanced Performance InstituteI could start this article by saying that Big Data is taking over …

Big Data

It’s a first: Hubble scientists successfully predict supernova’s ‘instant replay’

Astronomers traced one of the weirder twists in relativity to determine when they’d see an “instant replay” of a distant supernova, and now the …

The Power Of Gratitude In Leadership

The holidays are a great time for reflecting on the people we are grateful for in both our personal and professional lives. That’s great, but far too …

Are You a Leader or a Follower?

Leadership is the art of persuasion--the act of motivating people to do more than they ever thought possible in pursuit of a greater good.<p>It has nothing to do with your title.<p>It has nothing to do with authority or seniority.<p>You're not a leader just because you have people reporting to you. And you …

Self-improvement

You Don't Know What Leadership Is

You don’t know what leadership is.<p>It is a bold statement for me to make. One to which your response is probably an emphatic, “Yes I do.” Maybe even …