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Astronomers just turned on a planet-size telescope to take a picture of a black hole

Every image you’ve seen of a black hole is an illustration. A giant “virtual” telescope may change that.<p>The closest astronomers have come to directly “seeing” a black hole happened last year, when the LIGO observatory detected the spacetime-warping gravitational waves radiating from a pair of black …

NASA's new satellite radiator is a work of art

Satellite radiators are typically huge and heavy -- not at all ideal for tiny spacefarers like CubeSats. To address small satellites' need, NASA Goddard technologist Vivek Dwivedi has teamed up with Brigham Young University scientists to develop a "smart" radiator inspired by origami. The …

Early results from NASA’s twin study show differences between astronaut brothers

Scott and Mark Kelly have diverged in unexpected ways<p>NASA has yet to release the official result of its Twins study — a genetic experiment involving twin astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly to better understand the effects of long-term spaceflight on the human body. But early findings are already …

The Real 007 Used Fake News to Get the U.S. into World War II

The British ran a massive and illegal propaganda operation on American soil during World War II—and the White House helped.<p>In the spring of 1940, …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

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SpaceX Hyperloop Competition: Elon Musk Says Tunnel Digging Will Start Tonight

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk gave the world the concept of Hyperloop — a superfast ground-based mass transit system — in 2013, but none of his …

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 …

Einstein's Theory Just Put the Brakes on the Sun's Spin

Although the sun is our nearest star, it still hides many secrets. But it seems that one solar conundrum may have been solved and a theory originally …

Physics

Radioactive Diamond Batteries: Making Good Use Of Nuclear Waste

A research team at the University of Bristol has developed a way to use a type of nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery that is an actual diamond.<p>Such a battery produces very low power, but has no moving parts, no emissions of any type including radiation, needs no …

Nuclear Waste

Liberland, a country that may not exist, says it hopes to build close ties to Trump White House

By Adam Taylor<p>, Reporter<p>In the global flurry of post-election diplomatic activity, there's a lot of uncertainty, but Vit Jedlicka says his country is excited to work with President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration.<p>“There are many ties and shared ideas between Liberland and President …

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NASA Admits It Needs Help Figuring Out What to Do With Astronaut Poop

Well, this is awkward.<p>Going to the toilet in space isn't easy at the best of times. You're in close quarters, there's little to no gravity, and once …

"Modern day Machu Picchu" hailed world's best new building

Likened to a modern-day Machu Picchu by RIBA, UTEC is located on the edge of a ravine in the Barranco district of Peru's capital Lima, and serves as …

"Strange Stars" Could Be the Weirdest Objects in the Universe

Physics tells us they could theoretically exist forever, though we've never spotted one.<p>When an incredibly massive star supernovas, it leaves behind one of two things: a neutron star or a black hole. Neutron stars are the leftover cores of massive stars after they have ejected all their other …

A New Innovation for Type 2 Diabetes

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>It is often the simple fixes …

Russia withdraws signature from International Criminal Court's founding statute

Russia has withdrawn all support for the International Criminal Court after its prosecutors said Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea could be classified as an act of war.<p>Vladimir Putin signed an executive order withdrawing Russia’s signature from the 2000 Rome Statute, which established the ICC, …

How Jaguar cloned a legendary supercar from 1957

How to recreate auto tech from 60 years ago.<p>In 1957, automakers simply did not make the engineering of its race cars available to the average (even supremely wealthy) driver. Jaguar did. In the 1950s, it let loose its classic XKSS, a model based on the D-Type that won LeMans three years running. It …

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Space Scientists Rally Support for 2020 Asteroid-Deflection Mission

BERLIN — If a large asteroid were headed for a direct hit with Earth, humanity probably couldn't count on Bruce Willis and a nuclear bomb to save the …

We Finally Have a Solid Lead on One of Space’s Most Mysterious Signals

Where do fast radio bursts come from?<p>Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are among the most explosive and mysterious signals ever detected from space. They only …