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How An Entirely Fake Restaurant Became London's Hottest Reservation

A London-based writer has illustrated how easy it is to manipulate review sites like TripAdvisor, by pushing an entirely nonexistent restaurant to …

Fake News

Mysterious hum inside Earth baffles experts

Experts from around Europe report in the Journal of <i>Geophysical Research Letters</i> that they have managed to record the natural hum of the planet which …

Is There a Limit to Scientific Understanding?

We can measure black holes, but we still can't cure the common cold.<p>Albert Einstein said that the “most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it <i>is</i> comprehensible.” He was right to be astonished. Human brains evolved to be adaptable, but our underlying neural architecture has barely …

Physics

Scientists just transferred quantum data between two different materials in major breakthrough

The new research highlights how hybrid quantum computers can be developed by using various storage nodes.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have …

A Unique Chemical Signature in Our Atmosphere Could Help Find Alien Life

Meet 15N15N.<p>Advances in technology have finally allowed researchers to measure the amount of a rare form of nitrogen molecule in our atmosphere, …

The Exoplanet Most Likely to Support Alien Life Might Not Be Habitable After All

The closest potentially habitable planet may not be so habitable after all. The atmosphere of Proxima Centauri b could have been whisked away from …

Is Fire a Gas, Liquid, or Solid?

The ancient Greeks and alchemists thought that fire was itself an element, along with earth, air, and water. However, the modern definition of an …

Trump’s march of folly

The likelihood of a breakthrough in the conflict looks even more remote than ever.<p>Palestinians burn signs depicting an Israeli flag and a U.S. flag …

Nobel Prize

Why Has Bitcoin’s Price Gone Up So Fast?

SAN FRANCISCO — Bitcoin has been in a bull market like few the world has ever seen.<p>At the beginning of the year, the price of a Bitcoin was below $1,000. It hit $5,000 in October, then doubled by late November. And on Thursday, less than two weeks later, the price of a single Bitcoin rose above …

Cryptocurrency

College Kids Cuddle Pets While Texans and Floridians Rebuild

Animal-assisted therapy — in other words, sessions with dogs — is what the University of North Texas (UNT) is now offering its student …

Obama Administration

Proof Of 'God Playing Dice With The Universe' Found In The Sun's Interior

Deep inside the Sun’s interior, the fusion of lighter nuclei into heavier ones causes a tiny amount of mass to be lost, converted into energy via the famous <i>E = mc2</i>. At temperatures of 4,000,000 K or above, all the way up to 15,000,000 K in the Sun’s very center, hydrogen and helium isotopes build …

Physics

Everyone’s furious at ‘corruption’ that stole megafight from Golovkin

Veteran boxing trainer and commentator Teddy Atlas slammed judge Adelaide Byrd for her seemingly lopsided scoring of the controversial Canelo …

Boxing

NASA's Hubble spots "pitch black" planet lurking beyond our solar system

WASP-12b orbits a Sun-like star 1,400 light-years from Earth and is "black as fresh asphalt"<p>NASA's Hubble telescope has discovered an exoplanet that …

Physicists Create Theory on Self-Interacting Dark Matter

Just like identical twins, at first glance, two galaxies can often appear to be very similar, identical even. However, upon closer scrutiny, we see …

A College Football Team’s Season Isn’t Over At 0-1

But it’s close.<p>Saturday night’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game was hyped as the Greatest Opener of All Time, but things turned pretty one-sided in the …