Dylan Ryfe

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Gravitational waves emitted from supermassive black hole binary could be detected in 10 years

In a research done by the NASA, it has been predicted that in the next ten years, scientists might be able to detect <b>gravitational waves</b> from at least …

The Idea of Creating a New Universe in the Lab Is No Joke

Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist …

Black holes, curved spacetime and quantum computing

Rotating black holes and computers that use quantum-mechanical phenomena to process information are topics that have fascinated science lovers for …

Yale Professors Race Google and IBM to the First Quantum Computer

SAN FRANCISCO — Robert Schoelkopf is at the forefront of a worldwide effort to build the world’s first quantum computer. Such a machine, if it can be built, would use the seemingly magical principles of quantum mechanics to solve problems today’s computers never could.<p>Three giants of the tech world …

Quantum Computing

How Traveling Back In Time Could Really, Physically Be Possible

It’s one of the greatest tropes in movies, literature, and television shows: the idea that we could travel back in time to alter the past. From the time turner in <i>Harry Potter</i> to <i>Back To The Future</i> to <i>Groundhog Day</i>, traveling back in time provides us with the possibility of righting wrongs in our own …

Physics

Spelling Trouble: Did a Scrabble Champion Cheat?

LONDON — Tongues are wagging across the world of competitive Scrabble. Allan Simmons, one of the game’s top-billed British players, has been barred from tournaments for three years after an inquiry concluded he had broken the rules of the word game.<p>Mr. Simmons, a former British Scrabble champion …

Trump's biggest mistake in Asia: rejecting trade

Reactions to President Trump's Asia trip have focused on a few key themes: his continued unwillingness to confront Vladimir Putin, his public …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sessions said he didn't lie under oath, says Trump hasn't influenced Justice Department

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's repeated public comments attacking the Justice Department have not influenced the department or ongoing investigations, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday during a contentious House judiciary committee hearing.<p>During his five hours of testimony …

Donald Trump

Hate Crimes Up In 2016, FBI Statistics Show

The number of hate crimes reported last year rose by 4.6 percent compared to the previous year, according to data released Monday by the FBI.<p>The total tally of hate crimes in 2016 was 6,121, compared to 5,850 in 2015. More than half of those incidents were motivated by the victim's race.<p>The FBI …

Hate Crimes

News photographer who protested White House restrictions produces revealing shot of Trump a day later

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article and a headline mischaracterized the intent of the New York Times photographer. This story has been updated.</i><p>MANILA — The fight over access between reporters and any White House can sometimes seem more like an exercise in First Amendment theory than …

Donald Trump

Giant asteroid to give Earth a very close shave

A space rock is approaching Earth! And although it would be irresponsible to shout "Incoming!" in a hypothetical movie theater and create a panic, asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass quite close to Earth's surface when it zips safely by our planet later this year.<p>Teams of scientists from NASA and the …

Asteroids

Joe Haden Cut by Browns Despite Trade Rumors

Joe Haden was once renowned as one of the NFL's rising stars at cornerback, but the Cleveland Browns released the 28-year-old Wednesday.<p>NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was the first to report the surprising move, and Nate Ulrich of the <i>Akron Beacon Journal</i> confirmed it.<p>The Browns later made Haden's …

Football (U.S.)

Embryo found inside 200-million-year-old fossilised ichthyosaur

The remains of an unborn baby have been found inside the fossilised body of a 200 million-year-old sea reptile.<p>The 3.5 metre pregnant ichthyosaur …

This Breakthrough Drug Study Just Opened Up a New Way to Combat Heart Disease

Yes!<p>A landmark drug study has opened up a potent way to lower the risk of heart attacks - beyond the now standard advice of reducing cholesterol - …

Medicine

Mayweather vs. McGregor Results: Prize Money Payouts and Reliving Top Highlights

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor did exactly what they set out to do on Saturday night: Entertain fans and make mountains of money while doing so.<p>In the end, the man they call Money walked away from the combat sports extravaganza as the winner. He scored a technical knockout victory over the …

Iranians Re-Elect a Fake Reformer in a Fake Election

Rouhani was the lesser of two evils, but Westerners vastly overestimate what an Iranian president can do.<p>In the days before President Hassan Rouhani's re-election victory in Iran this weekend, a video of one of his old speeches circulated on social media. Speaking at Iran's parliament, Rouhani says …

Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits

President Trump’s first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the …

Health Care

This Is What Humans Could Look Like in 1,000 Years

<b>We never stopped evolving.</b><p>Humans are still evolving, So, where will evolution take us in 1,000 years? Chances are we'll be taller. Humans have …

Could Humans Ever Regenerate a Limb?

If you cut the leg off a salamander, it grows back. Humans, however, can't manage the trick. The reasons are far from simple, and to some extent are …

Supernovas are More Powerful Than We First Thought

A new study carried out suggests that the distance in which a supernova explosion needs to be before it becomes catastrophic to us humans here on …

Diving deep into the world of emergent gravity

Getting rid of dark matter would be a big ordeal, so we talk to the man behind the theory.<p>The Universe is a strange place. Apart from the normal …

Gravitational Waves Are Permanently Warping The Fabric of Space-Time

This could reveal strange new physics.<p>Researchers have proposed a method for detecting exotic events in physics by looking for the scars they leave …

Slow Down! Researchers Spot Possible Speeding 'Renegade' Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers have spied the possible aftermath of a colossal black hole collision that happened in the center of a galaxy far, far away.<p>Usually, …

Black Holes

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Bomb at Thai hospital wounds more than 20

BANGKOK - A bomb exploded at an army-run hospital in Bangkok on Monday, the third anniversary of a military coup, and authorities said more than 20 people were wounded.<p>Investigators found remnants of batteries and wires at the scene of the blast on the ground floor of Phramongkutklao Hospital, said …

NBA playoff scores 2017: Celtics-Cavaliers Game 3 was finally a close, incredible game

We had blowouts bog down portions of this postseason, but as it turns out, basketball is still amazing.<p>WE HAD A CLOSE GAME AHHHHH GOOD JOB EVERYONE.<p>I’m so used to 154-point blowouts and games that are over four minutes into the first quarter that I forgot what I’m supposed to write so instead I’m …

The Altered State of France

PARIS — Something is new in France: A new system has been created for selecting the president of the republic. No longer quite a democracy, not a dictatorship either, it doesn’t yet have a name. An acronym or composite made up of “democracy,” “dictatorship” and “plutocracy” would do the trick …

Michael Kinsley, You’re Wrong About the Tweets

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “The Upside to the Presidential Twitter Feed” (Sunday Review, April 30):<p>Michael Kinsley is nearly always right, but not this time. It may be clever for Donald Trump to have figured out “the direct connection to the people,” but if his “brain dump” is primarily screeds of vengeance …

An American View of the French Vote

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “France Elects Macron President, Shunning an Emergent Far Right” (front page, May 8):<p>Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France is seen as a turn away from the type of populism that elected Donald Trump. There may be some truth to this, but there’s a compelling difference between the …

In Kenya, Phones Replace Bank Tellers

Pauline Kimari is a pharmacist in Ndaragwa, Kenya, a small town several hours’ drive north of Nairobi. She moved there from rural Muranga, several hours away, to open a small shop, Ndaragwa Joy Chemist. It is white with blue and green doors and a blue bench inside. She sells medicine and …