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Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

Curiosity rover detects nitrogen on Mars

The discovery adds to the evidence that ancient Mars was habitable for life.<p><i>Jenny Winder, sens.com</i><p>NASA’s Curiosity rover has made the first detection …

We Finally Know How Long A Day Lasts On Saturn

Figuring out the daily grind<p>Ten hours, 32 minutes, and 44 seconds. That’s how long a day lasts on Saturn. Researchers finally calculated this elusive statistic thanks to a new method developed by Tel Aviv University and published in the journal <i>Nature</i>.<p>Up until now, that exact time has been something …

Did Jupiter's journey demolish early super-Earths? - Futurity

Before Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars formed, our solar system likely was home to super-Earths. Did Jupiter cause them to break up and fall into the …

Astronomy

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

Bring On The Boring Robots

Why autonomous butlers are the beginning of ubiquitous robotics<p>Sometimes, people would see the robot coming down the hotel hallway, and do exactly what you'd expect—fast-draw their phones, and snap some pictures. Kids were also pretty predictable, spotting the three-foot-tall cylindrical SaviOne …

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Obliterate Humanity

It's not smart enough to turn sinister<p>Elon Musk is terrified of artificial intelligence (AI). The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors predicts it’ll soon be "potentially more dangerous than nukes," and recently he gave $10 million toward research to "keep AI beneficial." Stephen Hawking has likewise …

Saturn’s Moon Enceladus May Have Sandy Hot Springs

Turning the heat up on this frigid space rock<p>Earth isn’t the only space rock in our solar system with an ocean. Astronomers theorize that a vast sea lies underneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, and many believe that Saturn’s chilly moon Enceladus is also home to a hidden ocean—the liquid …

Will the search for dark matter end with this galaxy? - Futurity

A newly discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way appears to be radiating gamma rays—a sign that dark matter may be lurking at the galaxy's …

Milky Way has 3 more satellite galaxies

At least! Six other objects could be either dwarf galaxies or globular clusters. These humble Milky Way satellites are a key to the dark matter …

This nebula is filled with baby stars like our sun - Futurity

A new survey of the Carina Nebula "star nursery" is helping astronomers understand the processes that led to the formation of our sun 4.5 billion …

Supermassive Black Hole Found Farting A Trillion Suns' Worth Of Energy

Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies<p>At the center of any massive galaxy, you’ll most likely find one daunting portion of space-time: a supermassive black hole. These gigantic gravity wells are so enormous, they have a mass that’s equal to millions …

How Can We Explain The Mystery Of Consciousness?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Unknown Brain<p><b>About David Chalmers' TED Talk</b><p>Philosopher David Chalmers asks why humans have a sense of self, a constantly running movie full of sensation and internal chatter. He offers two ideas about the nature of consciousness.<p><b>About David Chalmers</b><p>David …

Consciousness

Mars One mission: a one-way trip to the red planet in 2024

The launch date is still a decade away but preparations are underway for the first human expedition to Mars. Here we explain about the mission, Mars spacecrafts and selecting volunteers to establish a colony on the planet<p>From more than 200,000 people who hoped to leave Earth and die on Mars, only …

This ancient star has five Earth-size planets - Futurity

The discovery of five planets the size of Earth near a star that's more than 11 billion years means there's a chance very ancient life exists in the …

8 Hidden Facebook Tricks You Need to Know

More than 1 billion people regularly use Facebook, but that doesn’t mean they know all the hidden tricks for using the social media platform. Both …

Why Nasa’s Europa mission has people excited

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may harbour extraterrestrial life. Nasa has announced a mission to go, but Esa will get there first<p>Europa is a tantalising place orbiting the giant planet of Jupiter. Extraordinary images from the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1979 showed that Europa’s surface was cracked in …

Google is making fake human skin to test its cancer-detecting nanoparticles

Last October, Google announced that it was working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a smart wristband. Now, if this didn't sound bizarre enough, it turns out the search giant is also using synthetic skin to develop the technology.<p>When …

Evidence Of Expanding Universe May Have Been Just Dirt

Support for cosmic inflation just deflated a bit<p>It was a huge win for Big Bang supporters when, in March 2014, a team of astronomers claimed they had found direct evidence to support the concept of cosmic inflation—the super-rapid expansion of the Universe that occurred just fractions of a second …

6 Months Later, AP's Robot Journalism Is In Full Swing, And It's Working

The Associated Press published a story Tuesday that contained no byline. It wasn't a mistake -- not a slip-up on the part of the editor. But rather the story's author was not human; it was written by a robot.<p>"This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research," …

Astronomers watch black hole choke on a star 'blob' - Futurity

An event first captured on a small telescope appears to be the first-ever view of a black hole choking on a star.

The (Not So) Sad Story of Peggy, Saturn’s Newest Moon

<b>[Updated December 14, 2016]</b><p>Peggy, the small Saturn moon caught in the act of being born, is still alive.<p>First observed in 2013, Peggy is about 1.2 miles wide and lives near the edge of Saturn’s A ring. The tiny moonlet’s fate was an open question two years ago, when observations in 2014 did not …

Astronomy

Astrophysicists’ update on enormous and unexpected Fermi bubbles

Discovered in 2010, two vast and mysterious Fermi bubbles radiate out from our Milky Way galaxy’s core. An update from the three astrophysicists who …

Astrophysics

'Super Saturn' Exoplanet Has Massive Rings

Houston, we have a ringer<p>The rings of Saturn are one of our most instantly recognizable images of outer space, but those beautiful rings of rock and dust now have some competition. In a paper that was recently accepted for publication in <i>Astrophysical Journal</i>, scientists from Leiden Observatory in …

Ancient miniature solar system hints at existence of alien life

A miniature version of solar system with planets like Earth existed 11 billion years ago and could have held ancient life, say scientists<p>A miniature solar system with five Earth-sized planets existed 11 billion years ago, at the dawn of the universe, scientists have discovered.<p>The planets clustered …

How holograms can help NASA explore Mars

NASA has gotten really good at successfully landing robots on Mars, but we're still decades away from getting humans there. Thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft, the space agency is about to bridge the gap between robot and human exploration by using immersive augmented reality.<p>Windows …

Scientists slow the speed of light

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1140000/1140023_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518107570_3b40837949f3a5eb0c0f924a72602692<p><b>A team of Scottish scientists has made light travel slower than the speed of light.</b><p>They sent photons - individual particles of light - through …

Quantum Mechanics

Cosmic 'Nuclear Pasta' May Be Stranger Than Originally Thought

The crusts of neutron stars — cosmic cousins of black holes — possess a weird form of matter known as "nuclear pasta."<p>Now, scientists have found that …

Scientists create new method to tame artificial organisms: make them dependent on lab food

Future artificial organisms may come with better built-in brakes to prevent their spread, two papers published in the journal <i>Nature</i> suggest. That may make genetically modified organisms safer for use outside the lab.<p>Some people worry that GMOs might spread widely beyond their intended use, damaging …

Biology