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Here's how Albert Einstein destroyed the myth of the planet Vulcan

From the mid-1800s through the early 1900s, many scientists were convinced that a mysterious planet "Vulcan" lurked between Mercury and the sun.<p>Einstein eventually proved them all wrong.<p>National Geographic interviewed Tom Levenson, author of "The Hunt For Vulcan: … And How Albert Einstein Destroyed …

Physics

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5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …

Is Sexism All in Your Brain?

A new study says the brains of misogynists are also super-dense in regions that control fear and anger. But there’s a twist.<p>Sexism is deeply …

The Brain

Nasa Mars announcement: water found flowing on Red Planet could sustain life

Scientists have found evidence of briny water flowing on Mars during summertime on the Red Planet<p>Water exists in liquid form on the surface of Mars, Nasa scientists have said, making it possible for life to be sustained on the Red Planet.<p>Nasa hailed the “strongest evidence yet” of intermittent …

Scientists found something unexpected in this eerie new image of Pluto

New Horizons, a spacecraft that flew by Pluto in July 2015, continues to stream photos back to Earth from billions of miles away — and each set is more incredible than the last.<p>The following images, released by NASA on Thursday, did not disappoint.<p>Fifteen minutes after New Horizons made its closest …

Solar System

Musk And Hawking Are Wrong - We Should Fear Facebook Building An Artificial Intelligence

<b>UPDATED</b><p>In 2014 Elon Musk spoke out about his fears in an interview about Artificial Intelligence, saying that <i>“I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that.”</i><p>That same year, both Bill Gates and Stephen …

Artificial Intelligence

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

Astrophysics

How NASA's Curiosity rover could settle the debate over methane on Mars

Methane is a signature of organic matter — potentially, even, of life<p>Later this year, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover could solve a big mystery that has plagued the scientific community for half a century: does Mars have methane in its atmosphere?<p>Curiosity celebrates three years of exploring Mars …

Methane

Scientists think they’ve found the reason you’re overeating

Do you ever realize that you’re full, but finish that burger and fries anyway? There may be a scientific reason for that: too little of a hormone called GLP-1, which is thought to play a role in obesity (paywall).<p>Researchers from Rutgers University have found that when GLP-1 is released in the …

Neuroscience

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

How can our future Mars colonies be free of sexism and racism?

The white, male European conquerors of the New World and 19th-century American pioneers of Manifest Destiny still colour the space age, so is it a myth that we’ll turn nice on Mars?<p>We’re going to Mars – eventually. The quest to reach the dusty red planet is our version of Manifest Destiny, the …

String theory and black holes

A public lecture and interactive webcast by Amanda Peet<p>Black holes are the ‘thought experiment’ <i>par excellence</i>, where the big three of physics - quantum mechanics, general relativity and thermodynamics - meet and fight it out, dragging in brash newcomers such as information theory and strings for …

Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women's Body Image

Like any piece of clothing, the hijab isn't one size fits all.<p>Women around the world choose to wear — or not to wear — a headscarf or veil for many reasons.<p>Some see the hijab as a way to identify with the Muslim community or to assert themselves as a human being instead of a sexual object. Others …