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A New Space Race Kicks Off Between the US and China Thanks to EmDrive

The EmDrive is a controversial space propulsion engine technology that is supposed to be able to function without any form of rocket fuel and get …

Nutrition, fitness experts share their own New Year's resolutions

Eat better, join a gym, drink more water, get eight hours of sleep every night ... many of the most popular New Year's resolutions are focused on living a healthier, more balanced life. But what do those people who are already extremely healthy (in fact, it's their job to be) want to improve upon? …

Scientists Have Found Genetic Links Between Personality Traits And Psychiatric Diseases

The secrets hiding in our DNA.<p>Scientists have identified genetic links between a set of psychological factors known as 'the big five' personality …

Genetics

Oil price surges as Opec and non-Opec members agree deal to cut output

Oil prices have surged to a 17-month high after a group of the world’s largest producers, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, agreed to reduce output in a landmark deal.<p>The weekend agreement between Opec and a number of non-Opec members, notably Russia, has pushed Brent crude up more than 4% to …

Oil

What Is EmDrive, NASA's New Space Engine?

NASA is going to Mars, perhaps as early as 2033. It won't be a short trip, however, at least not with current technology.<p>According to a recent <b>Boeing</b> (NYSE: BA) presentation on NASA's plan for a manned mission to Mars, the best time to launch a spaceship from Earth to Mars is during "Mars …

Leaked NASA paper suggests the 'impossible' EM Drive really could work

The results of NASA's tests on the 'impossible' EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the controversial propulsion system really does work, and is capable of generating impressive thrust in a vacuum, even after error measurements have been accounted for.<p>The EM Drive has made headlines …

The FBI says there is no direct connection between Donald Trump and Russia

The FBI says there is no definitive connection between Donald Trump and the Russian government, reaching that conclusion after a wide-ranging investigation that stemmed from concerns about the Republican presidential nominee's foreign associations.<p>In a New York Times report published Monday night, …

Ask Ethan: What ‘impossible physics’ would become possible with warp drive?

In 1994, Miguel Alcubierre showed how warp drive could be made real within General Relativity. What does that imply?<p><i>“Its continuing mission: to</i> …

Physics

EmDrive: Controversial space propulsion to be discussed by top scientists at major conference

The Space Studies Institute is to hold a conference in Colorado discussing breakthroughs in space propulsion.<p>An independent scientist, known for his …

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A riddle for our time

One of the most remarkable successes of astrophysics in the last century was its discovery that the age of the universe as measured by its oldest …

Star Trek's Warp Drive Might Become A Reality

Most of us alive today have never known a world where human spaceflight didn’t exist. Yet before we walked on the Moon, had an International Space Station, sent spacecraft to all the planets and even out of the Solar System, we had <i>Star Trek</i>, which brought even bigger dreams into the public …

Physics

Are Aliens Talking To Us?

On Aug. 15, the news broke that a Russian radio telescope detected strong signals from outer space.<p>The signals allegedly originated from a star 95 light-years from Earth. Just to clarify, this means that the signal would have left the star or, potentially, an orbiting planet, 95 years ago. Radio …

Bennu mission: the 'Armageddon' asteroid that could collide with Earth

Nasa hopes to learn more about the secrets of the solar system with its latest groundbreaking mission to land on an asteroid.<p>OSIRIS-REx is scheduled to launch on September 8, with the aim of landing on the asteroid Bennu by 2018 and return a sample to Earth in 2023.<p>There’s a slim chance Bennu …

The 'Impossible' EM Drive Is About to Be Tested in Space

Time to get to the bottom of this crazy thing.<p>An actual EM Drive is about to be launched into space for the first time, so scientists can finally …

Alien life, or noise? Russian telescope detects 'strong signal' from sun-like star

As David Bowie might have sung: is there life on HD164595b?<p>A Russian radio telescope scanning the skies has observed “a strong signal” from a nearby star, HD164595, in the constellation Hercules. The star is a scant 95 light years away and 99% of the size of Earth’s own sun. It has at least one …

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Great white sharks disappear into the middle of the Pacific Ocean every year — and scientists are trying to figure out why

There's not a lot going for this particular spot in the ocean. It's about 3000-5000 meters deep, and pretty barren as far as foodstuffs go. But the massive sharks—which can reach lengths of nearly 22 feet—stay there from about April to July, clustered in an area smaller than Panama. When the males …

Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open?

It’s December 15, 2015, and an auditorium in Geneva is packed with physicists. The air is filled with tension and excitement because everybody knows …

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It’s June 24 and quite early in the morning – too early, frankly. You wake up with a vague but intensifying sense of guilt, and wonder why you have fallen asleep on the sofa.<p>There are half-drunk beer cans lying around, crisp packets. The TV is burbling to itself in the corner of the room, and you …

United Kingdom

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

But now physicists in Hungary think they might have found evidence of a mysterious fifth force of nature. And, if verified, it would mean we'd need to rethink our understanding of how the universe actually works.<p>Before we get into that, let's go back to those four forces for a second, because …

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Real Madrid's Best All-Spanish Liga XI vs. Best Overseas XI of Past 15 Years

In the world of football, clubs don't come any bigger than Real Madrid. Over the years, the team from the Spanish capital has built a global following by consistently chasing the world's biggest trophies and signing the world's most famous players.<p>So, that got us thinking: What if the best of …

Soccer