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Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black Holes

Mathematicians have disproved the strong cosmic censorship conjecture. Their work answers one of the most important questions in the study of general …

Physics

Taming random gene changes as our bodies start to form

Scientists exploring how to tame random gene fluctuations as the embryos that become our bodies start to form have identified a control switch in the …

Biology

Scientists discover a new type of magnetic event

They were working with spacecraft data, using a new technique to analyze it. They found a new type of magnetic event in the realm just beyond the …

Astronomy

Young moon and Venus May 16-18

On the evenings of May 16 to 18, 2018, watch for the young moon and the dazzling planet Venus at evening dusk.<p>The moon turned new on May 15, at 11:48 …

Astronomy

Scientists crack how primordial life on Earth might have replicated itself

Scientists have created a new type of genetic replication system which demonstrates how the first life on Earth—in the form of RNA—could have …

Biochemistry

This croco-dolphin has it all

The 180 million-year-old fossil points to a missing link.<p>Most people associate the Jurassic Period with depictions of feathered monsters gallivanting across the surface of Earth, establishing their claim as the dominant creatures of the planet. (And perhaps also Jeff Goldblum’s finest, most …

Paleontology

Resolution of superluminal signalling in non-perturbative cavity quantum electrodynamics

Altmetric: 2<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Carlos Sánchez Muñoz ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-8775-0135,<br>• Franco Nori ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-3682-7432 …

Quantum Physics

Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster

A billion operations per second isn't cool. Know what's cool? A million billion operations per second.<p>That's the promise of a new computing technique …

Quantum Computing

An Ice Core Reveals the Economic Health of the Roman Empire

A year by year economic history of the Roman Empire might seem as impossible to reconstruct as the lost 107 books of Livy’s history of Rome. Yet something close to such a record has now been retrieved from the unlikeliest of places — a glacier in central Greenland.<p>The record is written not in Latin …

Ancient History

Lava threatens Hawaii exit routes, could spur more evacuations

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Lava flowing from giant rips in the earth on the flank of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano threatened highways on Monday, raising the possibility officials may order thousands more people to evacuate before escape routes are cut off.<p>Lava from a huge new fissure tore …

Geology

NASA To Unveil New Findings On Jupiter’s Moon Europa Later Today

A major update on Europa and its potential to host life.<p>NASA has new important things to tell us about Jupiter’s moon Europa and its potential to …

Astronomy

The next big discovery in astronomy? Scientists probably found it years ago – but they don't know it yet

Earlier this year, astronomers stumbled upon a fascinating finding: Thousands of black holes likely exist near the center of our galaxy.<p>The X-ray …

Universe

What Makes Up the American Gut?

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want a healthy gut? New research suggests you should eat plenty of fruits and veggies, avoid antibiotics …

Microbiology

Recreational ancestry DNA testing may reveal more than consumers bargained for

Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of "gifting" recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world of …

Molecular Biology

Why We Need to Figure Out a Theory of Consciousness

<i>Summary: A new article looks at theories of consciousness and novel research aimed at providing a better understanding of the roots of …

Consciousness

Researchers find new way to stimulate cellular recycling process

Brown University researchers studying the biology of aging have demonstrated a new strategy for stimulating autophagy, the process by which cells …

Neuroscience

Quantum Entanglement Verified: Why Space is Just the Construct That Gives the Illusion of Separate Objects

There is a phenomenon so strange, so fascinating, and so counter to what we believe to be the known scientific laws of the universe, that Einstein …

Quantum Physics

When It Comes to Scientific Research, Most Americans Don't Know What to Think

A prescription for disaster.<p>Every day, Americans reap the benefits of science and technology, but when it comes to actually discussing scientific …

Science

Mega black hole could devour the Sun

Australian researchers have discovered the fastest-growing black hole known in the universe which is swallowing up the surrounding cosmos.<p>The astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) described it as a monster that devours a mass equivalent to our sun every two days.<p>The astronomers …

Black Holes

Asteroid Will Pass Between The Earth And The Moon Tuesday (Don't Panic)

Asteroid 2010 WC9 was lost, then it was found — and now the small space rock that is hundreds of feet wide is zooming toward Earth, making a close but safe pass on Tuesday that will see it fly roughly halfway between our planet and the moon.<p>Before we continue: There is no risk of even a partial …

Asteroids

3D images of cancer cells in the body

Making tumor cells glow: medical physicists have developed a new method that can generate detailed three-dimensional images of the body's interior. …

Cancer Cells

Team achieves two-electron chemical reactions using light energy, gold

Scientists are one step closer to building a carbon-recycling system that can harvest solar energy to efficiently convert CO2 and water into liquid …

Chemistry

Hawaii on 'Red Alert' After Huge Ash Cloud Bursts From Kilauea Volcano

Hawaii issued an aviation red alert Tuesday after the Kilauea volcano spewed a plume of ash into the air, with authorities warning the volcano could …

Geology

Milky Way stretching over ALMA

Cosmology

Get high and watch the sun churn at invisible wavelengths

The Outline has your back. Go enjoy the rest of your Tuesday.<p>Here’s a nice thing to remember: human eyes can only see the very brightest light …

Universe

Dark Energy Finding Deals Blow to Multiverse

A hypothetical multiverse seems less likely after modelling by researchers in Australia and the UK threw one of its key assumptions into doubt.<p>The …

Dark Matter

A video game developer put an adorable dog in a motion capture suit – and we have all officially lost our minds

From Resident Evil to Boomer in Far Cry 5, dogs have been playing an important part in games for years.<p>But, now it seems that Remedy Games (those …

Cute

Samsung could sell Exynos chips to more OEMs, including ZTE

• Samsung is reportedly in talks with ZTE and other OEMs about supplying them with Exynos chips.<br>• ZTE has recently been subject to a trade ban from the U.S., meaning it can no longer use chips made by Qualcomm.<br>• Samsung is reportedly talking to “all OEMs” as it looks to expand its Exynos brand.<p><i>Reuters</i> …

ZTE

Porsche E-Performance Shown Off In New Video

Porsche already has a number of hybrid cars on the market like the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, the Porsche 918 and the Porsche Panamera Turbo S …

Porsche

The best virtual reality apps of 2018

If there’s anything we’ve learned from Hollywood movies, it’s that there’s only a matter of time before the machines inevitably become sentient, take …

Virtual Reality