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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

Watch: Here’s what it’s like to fly past Pluto in a rocket ship

Thanks, NASA.<p>It’s been two years since NASA’s research spacecraft, New Horizons, zoomed past Pluto on its never-ending voyage into space.<p>To celebrate the milestone, and to take advantage of the data and photos NASA collected along the way, the agency released a new video on Friday showing …

NASA

Young Star's Roiling Gas Cloud Shows Chaotic Magnetic Field

Astronomers have mapped the tangled web woven by the magnetic field of a gas cloud as it births a star. The Earth's solar system might have looked …

Universe

The Surprising Origins of Life’s Complexity

Scientists are exploring how organisms can evolve elaborate structures without Darwinian selection.<p>Charles Darwin was not yet 30 when he got the …

What If Cosmic Inflation Is Wrong?

All scientific ideas, no matter how accepted or widespread they are, are susceptible to being overturned. For all the successes any idea may have, it only takes one experiment or observation to falsify it, invalidate it, or necessitate that it be revised. Beyond that, every scientific idea or model …

Physics

This Incredible Flower Timelapse Took 3 Years and 8TB of Photos to Create

Filmmaker Jamie Scott made his name in the timelapse space with <i>Fall</i>, a Central Park timelapse of epic proportions that took 6 months of dedication to …

An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next

The lambs spent four weeks in the external wombs and seemed to develop normally<p>Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, …

Pregnancy

The smartphone is eventually going to die — this is Mark Zuckerberg's crazy vision for what comes next

At last week's Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, California, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his ambitious 10-year plan for the company, first revealed in April 2016.<p>Here's the current version of that roadmap, revealed by Zuckerberg last week:<p>Basically, Zuckerberg uses this road map to …

Augmented Reality

The Creator Behind ‘Mr. Robot’ Could Bring Us The Most Mind-Bending ‘Star Wars’ Movie Yet

With sincere apologies <i>to those prequels</i>, the current age of <i>Star Wars</i> filmmaking has been (mostly) in the same ballpark as the enormous expectations attached to the beloved franchise. Less grumbling about trips to markets, more intriguing sci-fi thrills, etc. One rumored new addition to the <i>Star Wars</i> …

Scientists say we have 10 years to save Earth

Time is running out to protect Earth from the disastrous effects of climate change. An international team of eight researchers said we have just 10 …

Climate Change

Gigantic "vending machine" skyscraper dispenses 3D-printed homes in Tokyo

Could the skyscraper of the future dispense homes like a vending machine? Growing and adapting to Tokyo’s housing demand, this Pod Skyscraper is …

Astronomers Found an Enormous Object Orbiting at the Edge of Our Solar System

Didn’t See You There<p>It’s no Planet Nine, but the planetary body astronomers have found at the far edge of our solar system is a notable discovery …

Universe

We're About to See Our First-Ever Black Hole

Most galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at the center. There’s a lot we don’t know them, even our own in the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*). But …

Black Holes

From Dunkirk to Apocalypse Now: the 30 best war movies ever made

New Theory of Gravity Emerges

If a study carried out by researchers at the University of St. Andrews holds true then we may need to consider rewriting Albert Einstein’s theory of …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Artificial Intelligence

Stars Born Inside Violent Black Hole Jets Spotted for the 1st Time

Infant stars have been discovered inside raging streams of material spewed into space by a monstrous black hole, according to a new study.<p>The rather …

Universe

Scientists hunt for extinct Tasmanian tiger after sightings in Australia

Scientists in northern Australia are preparing to hunt for the Tasmanian tiger following a series of “sightings” of the species, which was declared extinct after the last one died in a zoo in 1936.<p>As part of a search due to begin next month, scientists plan to set up more than 50 camera traps to …

This rogue black hole is flying through space, eating everything in its path

Supermassive black holes are one of the scariest, most destructive and utterly intimidating forces in the universe, but the good news is that they …

Meet Nadia, the scarily ‘human’ chatbot who can read your emotions

Have you ever dreamt of gazing into the eyes of chatbot while explaining your frustration with a service? If so, that would be oddly specific, but you’d also be in luck, thanks to an ambitious New Zealand startup.<p>The company, which has the eerie name of Soul Machines, has created a virtual chatbot …

Uranus Is a Wonderland and We Should Go There

Uranus is tired of being the butt of your jokes—especially that one.<p>You see, Uranus is so sad and so very lonely; despite being discovered in 1781, …

Astronomy

Mary Jane Is Every Superhero in New Marvel Comics

Gwen Stacy might be Spider-Woman, but Mary Jane Watson is donning more mantles than just Spidey’s this summer. Marvel just announced a new string of …

Comics

World War One in colour: Graphic artist Frédéric Duriez gives us a new look at the conflict

This incredible Mars video took 3 months and 33,000 images to create

Photos from NASA have given us a sense of what it discovered on the surface of Mars, but a recent video from Finnish filmmaker and space enthusiast …

New Jersey

We can officially collect solar energy without solar panels

The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a man-made influence on the environment. From then, many researchers have come together to finagle innovations that reduce our industrial carbon footprint. One such innovation is the molecular leaf.<p><b>The</b> …

Carbon Dioxide

Hubble Finds Runaway Star In Orion Nebula That Left Its Broken System 540 Years Ago

The Hubble Space Telescope has allowed scientists to create a new mosaic image of the Orion Nebula complex, the large and famous star formation …

The Matrix is getting a remake

<i>The Matrix</i> is set to get a remake just 18 years after its original release, according to <i>The Hollywood Reporter.</i> The cult cyberpunk classic has been picked up again by Warner Bros – though details on what to expect, or “what shape” the project will take, remain vague.<p>“Sources” tell <i>THR</i> that Lilly and …

Movies

If Earth’s spin reversed, everything would be different

What would happen if our planet suddenly started turning the opposite way, or slowed to a crawl? One thing is for sure, it wouldn’t be a smooth outcome for civilisation, as the animation above explains.<p>This animation was inspired by BBC Radio 4’s The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry.<p>Listen to …

Quizzes

Why Apple is unlikely to ditch Touch ID for facial recognition with 'iPhone 8'

Feature<p>Apple is rumored to integrate face-scanning cameras in its upcoming "iPhone 8" handset this fall, sparking speculation that facial recognition …

Machine Learning

The Matrix is reportedly getting a reboot

<i>The Matrix</i> is getting a remake. That’s according to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, which says that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a rebooted version of the 1999 cyberpunk classic, with <i>Creed</i> star Michael B. Jordan as the potential headliner.<p>Zak Penn is currently in talks to write a …

Movies