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IT'S OFFICIAL: General Relativity Was Just Tested on Galactic Scales, Proving Einstein Right Again

What a shock!<p>The curvature of empty space caused by an entire galaxy has now been pinned down with unprecedented precision, demonstrating Einstein's …

Physics

A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

It has long been a controversial theory about Alzheimer’s disease, often dismissed by experts as a sketchy cul-de-sac off the beaten path from mainstream research.<p>But a new study by a team that includes prominent Alzheimer’s scientists who were previously skeptics of this theory may well change …

Neuroscience

1 Million Habitable Planets Could (Theoretically) Orbit a Black Hole. Here's How

A black hole could have 1 million planets orbiting near it that are potentially capable of supporting life as we know it, an astrophysicist …

Universe

Lego’s 2018 Bugatti Chiron kit has functioning transmission and 16-cylinder engine

I have two pieces of good news and one piece of bad news. Which one do you want first? Okay let’s start with the most important piece of good news: …

Lego

Fall asleep in seconds by listening to a soothing voice read the EU’s new GDPR legislation

‘New laws aren’t meant to be exciting — but this one could sedate a buffalo’<p>Last month, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, triggering a wave of panic among unprepared tech companies. This month, why not harness the power of that legislation to calm your …

GDPR

Zedd thanks Tesla’s Autopilot for saving his life after he fell asleep behind the wheel

Tesla’s Autopilot gets into the headlines every time an Autopiloted vehicle crashes, and given Autopilot’s seeming love for stationary emergency …

Tesla

NVIDIA wants to power intelligent robots with Jetson Xavier

NVIDIA is hoping to play a bigger role in the future of robotics with its Isaac platform, powered by the new Jetson Xavier system-on-a-chip. If that name sounds familiar, it's because it's relying on the same the processor from the Xavier Drive self-driving SOC. The Xavier is over 20 times faster …

Nvidia

A major physics experiment just detected a particle that shouldn't exist

Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting with it at all.<p>The first hints these elusive particles turned up decades ago. But after years of dedicated searches, scientists have been unable to …

Physics

You've Never Seen Waves Like This Before

Growing up in southeast England, Rachael Talibart spent several weeks every summer on her father’s sailboat, exploring the coastlines of France and …

Breaking Through

Nipah Virus, Rare and Dangerous, Spreads in India

A rare, brain-damaging virus that experts consider a possible epidemic threat has broken out in the state of Kerala, India, for the first time, infecting at least 18 people and killing 17 of them, according to the World Health Organization.<p>The Nipah virus naturally resides in fruit bats across …

Disease

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Privacy

Asteroid on course for Earth spotted hours before impact with atmosphere

A small asteroid slammed into Earth's atmosphere Saturday just a few hours after it was discovered racing toward us, according to NASA.<p>The cosmic boulder, named asteroid 2018 LA (and previously listed as ZLAF9B2), was estimated to be only about 6 feet (2 meters) across. It was first spotted by the …

Papua New Guinea

Microsoft Is Reportedly Acquiring GitHub and Developers Are Concerned

But don't panic yet.<p>Microsoft has reportedly agreed to purchase the popular web developer platform, GitHub, in a deal that could be worth billions. …

Human Rights

SpaceX: Elon Musk Responds to Boeing CEO's Plan to Get to Mars First

Elon Musk has thrown down the gauntlet. The SpaceX CEO responded to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s remarks that Boeing could get to Mars first with …

Elon Musk

The Forgotten True Story of Alan Bean's Unlikely Journey to the Moon

The fourth person to walk on the moon, astronaut Alan Bean, died over the weekend. This is the wild true story of Apollo 12, and how a little creativity and ingenuity saved the day.<p>It is November 14, 1969, and Alan Bean is about to be launched into space for the first time in his career.<p>He’s seated …

Space Travel

This Is Why The Event Horizon Telescope Still Doesn't Have An Image Of A Black Hole

Across multiple continents, including Antarctica, an array of radio telescopes observe the galactic center.<p>This network, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), is imaging, for the first time, a black hole’s event horizon.<p>Of all the black holes visible from Earth, the largest is at the galactic center: …

Black Holes

Is Time Travel Possible? Scientists Explore the Past and Future

How would you like to head back to the future in a DeLorean car? Or travel with the crew of the USS Enterprise to save the whales? These two examples …

Physics

All Eyes Are On SpaceX As They Prepare Falcon 9 For The Exciting SES-12 Launch On May 31 At Cape Canaveral

The upcoming Falcon 9 launch of the SES-12 satellite is rumored to be slated between 12:29 a.m. and 1:27 a.m, although the exact time has not yet …

Space Travel

Alan Bean Took a Mind-Expanding Picture of Earth During Apollo 12

Before Alan Bean’s death at age 86 on Saturday, the astronaut blazed a trail for the space travelers that would succeed him. He was one of only …

Space Exploration

Scientists now know exactly where to look for fossils on Mars

Nobody knows for sure whether or not life had ever taken root on Mars. The dry, dusty planet doesn’t seem like a particularly hospitable place these …

Earth Science

F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

Hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, the F.B.I. has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devices: Turn it off, and then turn it back on.<p>The malware is capable of blocking web traffic, collecting …

Cybersecurity

This Radical Research to Extend Human Life is About DNA Lengthening

“We let kids die when there are potential treatments.”<p>Patience isn’t Elizabeth Parrish’s strong suit.<p>As the CEO of BioViva, a biotech firm focused on …

Telomere

The Asteroid That Smote the Dinosaurs Burned the Birds Out of Trees

Forest fires killed off tree-dwelling species and left the ground-dwelling ones to restart the avian dynasty.<p>Around 66 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, an asteroid the size of Mount Everest smote the Earth. It landed in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, punching a 20-mile deep …

Paleontology

The Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Physics

The 3-Day Fix to Resetting Your Gut for Good

How do you know if your internal microbiome is healthy and happy?<p>“It’s a gut feeling,” says Dr. M. Andrea Azcárate-Peril, a director at the …

Wellness

Volcanologist Explains Mystifying Aerial Image of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

It's like Hawaii's heartbeat.<p>Up close in personal, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is actually the stuff of nightmares. It launched several …

Kilauea

I wonder if Aliens, upon landing near a car-filled freeway, will think car transport trucks are pregnant life forms. https://t.co/RTaABglprA

Amazon Echo sent private conversation to contact, company says

ADVERTISING<p>SEATTLE >> An “unlikely” string of events prompted Amazon’s Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family’s private …

Amazon Echo

Getting a Flood of G.D.P.R.-Related Privacy Policy Updates? Read Them

You have probably noticed a flood of emails and alerts from companies in the last few weeks informing you about changes to their privacy policies.<p>Don’t ignore them.<p>Yes, there is a lot of legalese to wade through. But resist the temptation to immediately delete those emails or close the alerts right …

Privacy