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Gravitational Waves Show No Signs of Extra Dimensions

Last year, three physicists shared the Nobel Prize for their detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding black holes. Just two weeks after …

Neutron Stars

A devastating solar storm which could wipe out power on Earth is 'a matter of when, not if' - scientists

Extreme space weather has already caused widespread disruption, with a geomagnetic storm leaving six million people without power in 1989, while …

Solar Cycle

Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report - The World Trade Center

Popular Mechanics examines the evidence and consults the experts to refute the most persistent conspiracy theories of September 11.<p><i>September 2018: Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States, a wave of conspiracy theories swept the nation. The destruction of the</i> …

World Trade Center

Ingenious Black Ink Tattoos That Use the Hidden Places Around Knees and Elbows to Create a Different Context

French artist Veks Van Hillik creates absolutely gorgeous black ink tattoos that are strategically placed in the hidden places behind knees and …

Incorporated

What if … The universe is an illusion?

SOMETIMES, perceiving something as real doesn’t cut it. With the shimmering image of a hologram, the illusion is clear enough. That 3D representation …

Anniversary of the Tunguska Event: What Really Happened?

June 30, 1908 was a day to remember. 106 years ago, on this day, a fireball of epic proportions shook the Earth. This event caused damage in …

Astronomers Have Found the Universe's Missing Matter

Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the …

Galaxies

Researchers Discover a Pattern to the Seemingly Random Distribution of Prime Numbers

The pattern has a surprising similarity to the one seen in atom distribution in crystals.<p>Often known as “the building blocks of mathematics,” prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians for centuries due to their highly unpredictable and seemingly random nature. However, a team of researchers at …

X-rays

Democracy at risk worldwide

The spread of anti-establishment movements in the U.S. and Europe — fed by a gnawing sense of Western failure — suggests a restoration of "the …

Steve Bannon

In Cyberwar, There are No Rules

In 1984, a science fiction movie starring an up-and-coming Austrian-American actor took the box office by storm. A cybernetic organism is sent back …

Long-form Journalism

EU lawmakers call for global ban on 'killer robots'

European Parliament

Here's what happens during a social engineering cyber-attack

BioCatch's VP Frances Zelazny explains each step of social engineering hacks, low-tech cyberattacks that have a big impact on business.<p>Automated …

Social Issues

What is consciousness?

What is being in love, feeling pain or seeing colour made of? How our brains make conscious experience has long been a riddle – but we’re uncovering …

A brief history of gravity

At school we all learn about gravity as one of the fundamental forces of nature, described by Newton hundreds of years ago. Even Einstein, who showed …

A New Test for the Leading Big Bang Theory

Cosmologists have predicted the existence of an oscillating signal that could distinguish between cosmic inflation and alternative theories of the …

Galaxies

Russia's answer to James Bond: did he trigger Putin's rise to power?

Eighteen years on, there can be few Russians who still think of Putin as Stierlitz<p>On 11 August 1973, a TV series was premiered throughout the Soviet Union that stopped the people in their tracks. Seventeen Moments of Spring was broadcast at 7.30pm over 12 consecutive nights, and this …

James Bond

AI will create $13 trillion in value by 2030

But get ready to change your occupation.<p><i>This article originally appeared on ZDNet.</i><p>Consultant firm McKinsey reckons artificial intelligence (AI) will …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Quantum Particles Act Like Billions in Weird Physics Experiment

Physicists have revealed that just seven quantum particles can behave as if they were in a crowd of billions.<p>At larger scales, matter goes through …

Quantum Physics

Sept. 11 Revealed The Importance And Limits Of The President's Daily Briefing

On Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush was visiting Sarasota, Fla. At 8 a.m. sharp, the CIA's Michael Morell delivered the daily intelligence briefing — something he did six mornings a week — regardless of whether the president was at the White House or on the road.<p>"Contrary to press reporting …

George W. Bush

SETI's New Neural Network Detects Many More Fast Radio Bursts From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Researchers with the University of California, Berkeley’s SETI Research Center Breakthrough Listen team have deployed new neural net technology to …

Machine Learning

Dozens Of Mysterious, Repeating Radio Signals Are Coming From A Galaxy 3 Billion Light Years Away

Repeating patterns in signals are believed to be an indicator of intelligent life.<p>Dozens of mysterious, repeating radio signals have been coming from …

Universe

Depression Make It Hard to Get Things Done—But This Can Help

When you’re depressed, any little thing—from filling a prescription to making yourself a sandwich—can seem impossible. Writer Molly Backes recently …

Mental Health

A neuroscientist explains how religious fundamentalism hijacks the brain

It is not accurate to call religious fundamentalism a disease, because that term refers to a pathology that physically attacks the biology of a …

Ideology

What The X-Files Understood About the Search for Truth

Twenty-five years ago, the sci-fi drama series began its sophisticated exploration of the messiness of human belief.<p>P. T. Barnum once exhibited a mummified monkey head attached to the tail of a fish. He called the grotesque hybrid the Fiji mermaid and advertised it as a “genuine fake,” a PR move …

The X-Files

Warhol to Richter

Art

The elusive William Burroughs – archive, 1965

“William Burroughs?” said Jim Haynes. Yes, he guessed Burroughs was in London, and he knew where he was, and he was going to see him, yes, but I’d understand that he couldn’t take me along, no.<p>Mr Haynes, not drinking, was leaning on a bar at the New Arts theatre off the Charing Cross Road. He is …

Literature

Meet The Four-Dimensional Numbers That Led to Modern Algebra

Imagine winding the hour hand of a clock back from 3 o’clock to noon. Mathematicians have long known how to describe this rotation as a simple …

Mathematics

In brief: Hitler’s British Traitors; Dark Water; La Belle Sauvage – reviews

Hitler’s British Traitors<p>Tim Tate<p><i>Icon, £25, pp384</i><p>The extent to which the British far right supported Hitler, even after the outbreak of the second world war, has largely been suppressed. Now Tim Tate’s absorbing study offers a bracing reappraisal of their sympathies. Following Anthony Quinn’s …

Adolf Hitler

Putin's Red October submarines in UK waters are UNDETECTABLE: Russia's deadly super steal subs could give Navy the slip, MoD admit

Deadly Russian nuclear submarines with advanced stealth capabilities are slipping undetected into UK waters, defence sources have conceded for the …

Royal Navy

This imaginative drawing liked by Elon Musk reveals just how crazy SpaceX's first missions to Mars will be

Elon Musk, the founder of the rocket company SpaceX, has "aspirational" plans to launch people to Mars in 2024 and ultimately colonize the red planet.<p>To make the roughly six-month one-way journey, Musk and his engineers have dreamed up a 347-foot-tall launch system called the Big Falcon Rocket, or …

Engines