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Astronomers Discover PGC 1000714: A Rare Kind Of Hoag-Type Galaxy

The observable universe has over 100 billion galaxies. Of these, roughly 0.1 percent are believed to belong to a class of objects known as Hoag-type …

James Webb Space Telescope: NASA Says It’s Close To Identifying Source Of Dec. 3 Anomaly, Vibration Tests To Resume Soon

In December, while conducting a “vibration test” on the James Webb Space Telescope — Hubble’s bigger and better successor that is to be launched late …

Is the world ending in 2017? Author claims it's all over when mysterious planet hits Earth!

David Meade says Nibiru will collide with Earth at its South Pole sometime in October this year.<p>Doomsday conspiracies are a dime a dozen, but not …

The Surefire Way To Never Find Anything New In Science

It’s been five years since the OPERA collaboration announced a bizarre, unexpected and perhaps revolutionary result to a normal experiment: particles were observed to move faster than the speed of light — the ultimate cosmic speed limit — would allow. The way the experiment worked was simple, as …

Physics

Pluto close-up pictures reveal 11,000 foot high ice mountains

These are the first close-up images from NASA's New Horizons probe as it passes Pluto marking the 'end of an era' in Solar System exploration<p>Pluto has 11,000 ft mountains made of water ice and is likely to have volcanoes and geyzers, the New Horizon team announced today.<p>Nasa said it had inspired a …

Solar System

The mystery behind the extinction of dinosaurs is finally solved!

The cretaceous meteor strike caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs, but other species of birds and mammals were booming up.<p>It is believed that the …

Synthego Raises $41 Million From Investors, Including a Top Biochemist

SAN FRANCISCO — The genetic engineering start-up Synthego may have been founded by two brothers with no formal background in the field. But it has won support from investors who now include one of the scientists who helped pioneer an important gene editing technique.<p>Synthego said Wednesday that it …

Genetics

CES 2017: Qardio Launches iPhone-Compatible Chest Strap to Wirelessly Monitor Your Heart Health

Qardio has announced that QardioCore, a wearable electrocardiogram monitor, is now available for pre-order on its website for $449.<p>QardioCore was first introduced at CES 2015 as the world's first wearable ECG/EKG monitor, enabling users to proactively look after their cardiovascular health without …

Wearable Tech

LG's latest 4K TVs deliver better color through 'nano cells'

If your TV line already has 4K, HDR and all the other buzzwords that promise top-tier image quality, what do you do next? For LG, the answer is simple: make sure <i>everyone</i> sees those colors. It just unveiled its Super UHD TV line for 2017, and all three models (the SJ8000, SJ8500 and SJ9500) revolve …

The US navy is retraining its mine-hunting dolphins to help save an elusive, endangered species

Everything is fair in war, even deploying dolphins. Since the 1960s, the US navy has run a marine-mammal program that trains dolphins and sea lions to achieve feats that even the best machines can’t: sniffing out mines, navigating when lost in the open sea, and acting as security guards for …

Conservation

Have You Eaten at a Carbon-Negative Restaurant Yet?

By Laura A. Shepard<p>Unlike many other trappings of consumer society, food is necessary for survival. Food is also cultural and every year cooks and …

A Data Designer Visualized All 20,520 Words In “Hamilton”

Shirley Wu distills the immensely popular (and immensely complex) musical into a single interactive.<p>Even though the hit musical <i>Hamilton</i> opened on Broadway a year and a half ago, its popularity shows no sign of diminishing, with productions opening in San Francisco and London later in 2017 and …