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Peter Thiel

Interest rates are turning dangerously negative

Give me your money. I'll hold on to it for a few years and skim a little off the top. Then I'll give you back less than you originally gave me.<p>No thanks… right? Well, in the bizarro world of central banking, investors all over the world are doing exactly that—because of negative interest rates.<p>What …

Interest Rates

NASA takes a Super-Earth's temperature

NASA researchers recently trained the Spitzer Space Telescope at a nearby Super-Earth, 55 Cancri e, and, for the first time, have managed to map its temperature as the exoplanet orbits its host star. The map reveals that the planet suffers from extreme temperature swings, depending on its orbit. …

The most dangerous volcanoes on Earth

1. Yellowstone National Park, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park is an active supervolcano. Yes, the majority of the park is a volcano. There have been at least three eruptions, 2.1 million years ago, 1.2 million years ago and 640,000 years ago. The most recent eruption collapsed and created a giant …

Hitomi: Japan’s black hole-finding satellite appears to return after mystery disappearance

Japan’s Hitomi satellite briefly appeared to return to contact with the Earth after losing all contact with its owners. But it has gone again — and …

NYC Could Drown In Less Than a Century, Climate Change Map Shows

Are you freaked out yet? You should be!<p>Have you been thinking about leaving New York City and moving somewhere that's less expensive? You may want to consider somewhere that's at a high elevation, too: According to an absolutely terrifying new report in the <i>New York Times,</i> climate change has sped up …

Ask Ethan: Do Gravitational Waves Exhibit Wave-Particle Duality?

Now that LIGO has detected their first gravitational wave signal, the part of Einstein’s theory that predicts that the fabric of space itself should have ripples and waves in it has been confirmed. This brings up all sorts of interesting questions, including this one from reader (and Patreon …

Physics

2008 February 21 - Orion's Horsehead Nebula

<b>Orion's Horsehead Nebula</b> <b><br>Credit & Copyright:</b> Victor Bertol<p><b>Explanation:</b> The Horsehead Nebula is one of the most famous nebulae on the sky. It is …

Cosmology

Ask Ethan: Is This Actually A Hole In The Universe?

There’s a lot of brilliant, scientifically accurate information out there on the internet, to be sure. But arguably, there are a lot <i>more</i> sites devoted to generating clicks and traffic irrespective of what’s scientifically true, and it’s often very hard for a non-specialist to tell them apart. For …

Universe

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Climate Change

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Death Valley National Park

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon 32 miles from Searles Valley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:42 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles.<p><b>See more of our top stories on Facebook >></b><p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was …

Understanding Our Changing Universe

Whether it's ripples in the fabric of spacetime or evidence of a new planet, our understanding of the universe is changing once again.

Gold found in rocks on island of Great Cumbrae

<b>Tiny specks of gold have been found in sandstone rocks from a beach at Millport on the Isle of Great Cumbrae.</b><p>Researchers from Aberdeen University said their find raised the possibility of bigger finds elsewhere.<p>The discovery is unusual as gold is normally found in "veins" deep in the Earth's crust, …

Archaeology

Physicists Say They’ve Finally Confirmed The Existence of a 'Four Neutron-No Proton' Particle

But it's theoretically impossible.<p>Physicists have found the most convincing signs of a tetraneutron - a four neutron-no proton particle - to date, …

Physics

Maybe This Is The Reason Neanderthals Went Extinct

Why did the Neanderthals suddenly go extinct 40,000 years ago?<p>We may never know for certain the answer to that provocative question. But a remarkable new study published this month suggests that our prehistoric rivals were done in not by epidemics or climate change -- as some have argued -- but …

Anthropology

Mars: Take a 360 degree video tour of its surface

<b>(CNN) —</b> This may be as close as you'll ever come to living out sci-fi film "The Martian".<p>NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a new 360 degrees video of Mars allowing viewers to drag and drop on the clip to explore the surface of the Red Planet.<p>Made from multiple images stitched together, …

Jet Propulsion

What Are the Odds a Meteorite Could Kill You?

Rumors of a space rock accident in India raise the question of how common this is.<p>As scientists investigate a reported death from a meteorite strike in southern India over the weekend, we wondered about the probability of such a fatal accident. Most people have the sense that meteorite strikes on …

Fact, Not Opinion: Climate Change Is Happening and Is Caused by Human Activities

If planet Earth went to see a doctor because of its persistent and growing fever, the results would likely be: (i) the symptoms are clear: the planet's temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide are increasing; (ii) the diagnosis would be that these two things are linked and human activities are …

Climate Change

That "Mysterious Object" on a Collision Course with Earth Just Burned In Our Atmosphere

I wasn’t worried. Were you worried?<p>The Earth’s most infamous hunk of space trash, a rather-large object by the apt-name of WT1190F, has been …

Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Julian, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon 9 miles from Julian, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:27 p.m. at a depth of 3.7 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 19 miles from San Diego Country Estates, Calif.; 22 miles from …