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Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre<p>An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the …

Black Holes

Overvalued and Undervalued Running Backs

Every year, rest assured someone at some point during each your draft will utter some variation of the words �value pick.� But what exactly is a …

9 High-Protein Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Dinner is my favorite meal to eat, but not my favorite meal to cook. Nothing brings me more comfort at the end of a long day than curling up with …

Healthy Eating

Too much activity in certain areas of the brain is bad for memory and attention

Neurons in the brain interact by sending each other chemical messages, so-called neurotransmitters. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the most common …

Neuroscience

Meet the Silicon Valley-ites taking tiny hits of LSD to boost performance

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Consciousness

Ask Ethan: How Close Are We To A Theory Of Everything?

Since well before Einstein, it was the dream of those who study the Universe to find a single equation to govern as many phenomena as possible. Rather than have a separate law for each and every physical property the Universe has, we could unify these laws into a single, overarching framework. All …

Physics

Physicists Have Mixed Matter And Light at Room Temperature For The First Time

Whoa.<p>In a lovely demonstration of light's quantum effects, physicists in the UK have just mixed a molecule with light at room temperature for the …

Quantum Mechanics

Carthaginian Government

The government of Carthage was based on a system of elected officials accountable to a popular assembly. Unlike its founding city, Tyre in Phoenicia, …

Large Hadron Collider could be about to find a new particle, upending our understanding of physics

The Large Hadron Collider could be about to find a new particle and upend our understanding of physics.<p>The atom smasher at CERN is getting turned …

How Asimina Arvanitaki will explain the universe

Asimina Arvanitaki on being named the first female research chair at the Perimeter Institute and navigating a male dominated field<p>Asimina Arvanitaki …

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

The Brain

The Large Hadron Collider Was Temporarily Shut Down By A Runaway Weasel

The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest and coolest scientific instrument in the world, and it has been rewriting the book on particle physics since coming fully online in 2010. The project wasn’t without its setbacks – a short circuit caused an explosion in 2008 which resulted extensive damage to …

Of Science And Faith, As Discussed By A Physicist And A Cardinal

Many of my non-believer colleagues would think it foolish to step onto a stage with a high-ranking Vatican cardinal to discuss science and religion.<p>They would claim it to be a waste of time, and the more extreme ones would say that doing this gives religion a credibility it doesn't deserve. Given …

Hubble Space Telescope

Dark Matter’s Invisible Hand

Dark matter is currently one of the greatest mysteries in the universe. It’s thought to be an invisible substance that makes up roughly five-sixths …

Dark Matter

A String of Supernovae May Have Caused Earth’s Recent Ice Ages

You may have thought Earth was safe from supernovae, the giant explosions from dying stars. Astronomers are now saying we should think again.Two …

Universe

A monster black hole was found in an unexpected part of the universe

Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy in a "sparsely populated" area of the universe, NASA announced yesterday. The finding is important because black holes that size were believed to exist only at the core of very large galaxy clusters. The newly found black …

Universe

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Physics

Inside the ISIS loot market — here's how much fighters can sell their 'war spoils' for

Militants in Syria and Iraq are netting between $150 million and $200 million a year from illicit trade in plundered antiquities, Russia's ambassador to the UN said in a letter released on Wednesday.<p>However, ISIS continually bolsters up its cash reserves through taxation and confiscation— basically …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Corrective Posture Exercises for Chronic Sitters

<b>Almost all of us are guilty of being chronic sitters.</b> The negative effects of this epidemic are too numerous to list in a single article, but today …

Pain

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

Black Holes

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

Black Holes
Physics
Middle-class

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Uber says it has had "fewer than 170 complaints" of sexual assaults involving rides in three years.</b> The ride-sharing app is responding to an investigation from BuzzFeed.<p><b>2. Microsoft is trying to bring back the '80s with its Windows 10 strategy.</b> It is developing an entirely new platform, the …

E-Mail

Better Your Burpees

Make your burpees less miserable with these three tips.<p>1<p>SHARES<p>Josh Zitomer, a CSCS-credentialed trainer, offers the following techniques he employed …

The most unbelievably simple trick to improve your memory

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Try ignoring it<p>Julia Shaw<p>March 1, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>If I say a random string of numbers out loud, say 1593657292759381380473, how many of these numbers do you think you will be able to immediately remember<p><b>The</b> …

Humanity

Abandoned jail in pictures: Photographer visits spooky prison in the US - Telegraph

The Best Exercise and Diet Plan For Losing Weight While Gaining Muscle | Men's Health

So it’s beyond frustrating when you lose weight fast and end up losing muscle right along with it.<p>But researchers for McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, have found it’s possible to tackle both objectives—how to lose weight fast but still gain muscle—in just 4 weeks.<p>Fair warning: It’s not easy.<p>…