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Astronomers observe an object in space unlike anything they've seen before

Astronomers recently observed a type of object in space unlike anything we’ve come across before. 288P is a binary asteroid – or two asteroids …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Astrophysics

Physicists Just Quantum Teleported Complex Light Patterns For The First Time

A whole new level.<p>Wrapping your messages up with quantum weirdness is a great way to avoid sneaky eavesdropping, but in its current form it's more …

Mass global extinction that wipes out human civilization will begin in 2100, mathematician predicts

A mass extinction which wipes out humanity will be underway by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.<p>By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our …

Climate Change

Jaw-Dropping Jupiter: Juno Probe Snaps Dramatic Up-Close Views of Planet

New photos by NASA's Juno spacecraft capture the solar system's largest planet in all its complex glory.<p>The four photos — which Juno took over an …

Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center

Breaking research finds that increased activity in a brain region responsible for reward-related functions reduces the risk of depression related to …

AI is going to be bigger than the internet and sliced bread

AI will be the next general purpose technology (GPT), according to experts. Beyond the disruption of business and data – things that many of us don’t have a need to care about – AI is going to change the way most people live, as well.<p>As a GPT, AI is predicted to integrate within our entire society …

Artificial Intelligence

Astronomers find a giant, black, glowing exoplanet

The extra-solar planet ("exoplanet") known as WASP-12b is perhaps the strangest world found yet. While known for almost a decade, astronomers …

Exoplanets

Envy or Jealousy? Five Common Word Pairs We Use Incorrectly—A Lot

It’s likely that browsing Instagram at work has caused a serious case of envy as you toil away at your desk while your best friend sails in Croatia. …

Sphero’s awesome R2-D2 robot does the one thing no other’s done before

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

The U.S. FDA Just Approved a Treatment That Reprograms Cells to Fight Cancer

A Historic Action<p>In a decision that will forever change cancer research and treatment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a …

Medicine

Scientists Detect Mysterious Radio Signals From Deep Space

Strange bursts are coming from 3 billion light years away.<p>An initiative set up to find signs of intelligent life in the universe has detected a series of mysterious radio signals from a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light years away.<p>Scientists with Breakthrough Listen say they’ve found 15 fast radio …

Universe

How to build faster websites

Ahead of his talk at Generate London on 21 September we caught up with Patrick Hamann, a web performance engineer at Fastly, who is on a mission to …

Web Development

Mysterious signal from deep space goes hyperactive

Scientists searching the cosmos for signs of intelligent alien life pick up the only known repeating "fast radio bursts" again and are asking others to tune in too.<p>The unexplained signals from the other side of the universe known as fast radio bursts are a rarely observed phenomenon and only one of …