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Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Quantum Computing

Man set up radio transmitter by 'alien UFO base' Area 51... what he recorded terrified him

Thousands of YouTube viewers have watched a man who has set up a radio transmitter within range of the top-secret military base in Nevada.<p>He explains …

Paranormal

Apollo Astronaut Claims Not Only That Aliens Are Real But They Also Created Mankind

The concept that aliens built the human race is popular among the researchers and until now, it has captivated many curious masterminds.<p>Dominant …

Aliens are actually immortal robots, and they’re billions of years old, scientist claims

Sorry, UFO fans, aliens are probably not almond-eyed, elf-like creatures with an unfathomable obsession with sticking probes up people’s …

Paranormal

Is consciousness just an illusion?

<b>The cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes our brains are machines, made of billions of tiny "robots" - our neurons, or brain cells. Is the human mind really that special?</b><p>In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus stated that humans would always beat computers at chess …

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Aliens May Be Manipulating A Distant Star (No, Really Though)

A distant star, known as KIC 8462852, is flickering in the night sky. To the uninitiated, that might seem like what any healthy star should be …

DNA could be the future of data storage

<i>The world is churning out so much data that hard drives may not be able to keep up, leading researchers to look at DNA as a possible storage medium.</i> …

'We’re growing brains outside of the body'

Madeleine Lancaster has 300 brains growing in her lab – here’s how she’s done it.<p>As she speaks, Madeleine Lancaster rests her hand on her pregnant belly. “Oh they’re about six or seven months along now”. At this point her progeny measure about four millimetres across. She’s growing a few hundred, …

Physicists Say Consciousness May Be A State Of Matter: The Non-Physical Is Indeed Real

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled "Why Most Published …

This Crab Clones Its Allies by Ripping Them in Half

It wields sea anemones like boxing gloves; if it loses one, it makes another by bisecting the remaining one.<p>The American novelist S. E. Hinton once said, “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” By that logic, boxer crabs are the …

Nature

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Quantum Physics

I Practiced Hygge and It's Kind of the Best Thing Ever

“Do Hot Pockets count as hygge?” I ask my husband on our first night of practicing the Danish way-of-life-turned-phenomenon pronounced <i>HOO-gah</i>, and …

Slick Alien-Horned 3D Sculptures Seem to Spin Forever

‘BLOOMS 2’ is here to entice, astonish, and make you excited about math.<p>With a tessellating texture and self-moving body that hops into action as if balanced on a turntable, an elegant 3D sculpture dazzles with its pristine mathematical design. Engineered by the technically-deft John Edmark, the …

While Renovating a House in Egypt Someone Found These Mysterious Coins

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I really think that you’ll be shocked when we tell you that this man from Egypt has found these mysterious coins, while he …

Scientists present the most accurate time measurements of quantum jumps to date

Quantum particles can change their state very quickly — this is called a “quantum jump”. An atom, for example, can absorb a photon, thereby changing …

Swedish guy accidentally captures green meteorite while searching for the northern lights https://t.co/eIXNZcrXPG

Mysterious 39-Year-Old Alien 'Wow' Signal Could Finally Be Solved

It lasted for 72 seconds.<p>A mysterious "alien" signal, dubbed Wow, could finally be explained by a scientist investigating the source.<p>In 1977 …

Flying cars could become a reality in just 5 years

Flying cars may not just be a figment of "Back to the Future."<p>Peter Diamandis, a board member of Hyperloop One, told Business Insider that personal forms of flying transportation — whether that be flying cars or personal drones — will be a reality in select places in just five years.<p>"I think we'll …

Ready to become a cyborg? This dermal implant will give you a sixth sense

The international team of activists, technologists, and body-hackers known as Cyborg Nest want to give you a sixth sense — and, with apologies to M. …

Cyborgs

Insecticides Are Blamed For Lower Bee Sperm Viability

Several recent studies around bee sperm could help save the species<p>Let's talk about the birds and the bees. Or literally, just the bees: their sperm is in trouble.<p>A study published today in the journal <i>Proceedings of the Royal Society B</i> shows that a commonly used insecticide doesn't kill bees, but …

2016 July 24 - M2 9: Wings of a Butterfly Nebula

<b>M2-9: Wings of a Butterfly Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA - <i>Processing:</i> Judy Schmidt<p><b>Explanation:</b> Are stars better appreciated …

Stray Pit Bull Can’t Stop Smiling After He Was Rescued From Street

Few breeds of dog divide people quite like Pit Bulls. But whether you love them or you hate them, there’s no denying that Brinks the Pit Bull is …

Physicists prove time travel possible by sending particles of light into the past

Scientists from the University of Queensland have used photons (single particles of light) to simulate quantum particles travelling through …

30 Magical Hotels To Mix Things Up On Your Next Vacation

We've put together a list of hotels With Amazing Views, Unique Designs, and Locations Off The Beaten Path. Check them out and see if any make your …

The red-lipped batfish has a giant mouth and is a bad swimmer

<i>This column is part of a series where</i> Verge <i>staffers post</i> <i>highly subjective reviews of animals</i><i>. Up until now, we’ve written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.</i><p>I know it’s unusual and maybe even unkind to force you to consider the …

This Experiment Suggests Intuition Is A Real Thing

You're probably making decisions based on information you don't even know you have.<p>Most of us have a general idea of what intuition is -- you might say we have an <i>intuitive</i> idea -- but there’s never really been a clear scientific definition of the term.<p>A team of researchers in Australia is trying to …

Interview with Zvi Hecker: “Good Architecture Cannot Be Legal; It Is Illegal!”

<i>Throughout the course of his career, the forms present in Zvi Hecker's work have undergone significant changes – from the rigidly geometric shapes of</i> …

Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology