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Cortex Camera App Review | One Of The Best Photography Apps, Period

I suspect in two years time the gap between the performance of phone cameras and all but the top 1% of dedicated point-and-shoots will be diminished …

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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 …

Scientists find whole new planet like our Neptune, potentially revealing the mysteries of the planets

Scientists have found a whole new planet that looks like our Neptune and might answer some of the most fundamental questions of the planets.<p>The new …

Astronomy

NASA plans to build a 'gateway' to Mars around the moon

NASA has been hyping its "Journey to Mars" initiative for years now, and President Donald Trump's administration recently reaffirmed that it wants to see a manned mission to the Red Planet by 2033.<p>This week the space agency provided more details on how it plans to get to our neighboring world, and …

The Best Extraterrestrial Worlds to Colonize in the Solar System

One thing's for sure: They will be much colder.<p>Humans are devoting incredible amounts of time and resources toward searching for Earth 2.0 somewhere …

Brain Scans Hint at How Humans Got So Smart

It all starts with the brainpower of our ancestors.<p><b>By Shelby Putt, Indiana University</b><p>How did humans get to be so smart, and when did this happen? To …

NASA has been quietly working on a Mars rover concept that looks like a Batmobile

Since late 2016, NASA's privately-run Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, an unnamed cable television network, and a company that builds concept vehicles have been quietly collaborating to build a full-size rover for exploring Mars.<p>Video and images of the completed vehicle started appearing on …

Scientists Are at a Loss to Explain This Mysterious Cosmic Radio Signal

"It's so brand new and so unknown."<p>There are now 22 of them, and we still have no idea what they are, what they mean, or where in the Universe they …

Supermassive Black Holes In Merging Galaxies Are Shrouded In A Thick Sphere Of Gas And Dust

Every self-respecting galaxy boasts a supermassive black hole in its heart — one that is either active or inactive. For instance, the black hole at …

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Communication without particle transmission.<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called …

5 Reasons Why The 21st Century Will Be The Best One Ever For Astrophysics

It’s been a staple of science throughout the centuries: the arrogant thinking that we’ve almost arrived at the ultimate answers to our deepest questions. Scientists thought that Newton’s mechanics described everything, until they discovered the wave nature of light. Physicists thought we were …

The Boy Scout Rule

/ˈɛntrəpi/: lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.<p>Entropy in physics refers to the amount of “disorder” in a system. The …

One reason more software engineers are heading to Toronto: Trump

The Vector Institute in Toronto has only been around for a few weeks, and it is already attracting top machine learning talent from Silicon …

How on Earth Does NASA Have a Spacesuit Crisis?

A critical NASA report lays out the challenge for spacesuit designers.<p>It’s incredible that NASA can send a spacecraft on a 1.7-billion mile journey …

Let Glorious Jupiter Distract You From Existential Dread

Lingering sense of ennui creeping in? Concerned about our crumbling infrastructure? Allow me to temporarily assuage your problems by offering up some …

Astronomy

Ask Ethan: How Far Is The Edge Of The Universe From The Farthest Galaxy?

When we look out into the Universe, there’s light everywhere we can see, for as far as our telescopes are capable of looking. But at some point, there’s a limit to what we’ll encounter. One limit is set by the cosmic structure that forms in the Universe: we can only see the stars, galaxies, etc., …

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NASA Receives 12 Proposals For Next New Frontiers Mission

NASA announced Thursday that it received 12 proposals for its next mission under the New Frontiers program. The proposals, which include the launch …

Ancient Meteor Strike Triggered Eruptions Lasting Up to a Million Years

A giant meteor impact on Earth nearly 2 billion years ago triggered more explosive and long-lived volcanic eruptions than previously thought, a new …

What Will Humans Look Like 10,000 Years From Now?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matan Shelomi.</i><p>All life on earth is constantly evolving: the process doesn't stop. As living …

The First Results from the Juno Mission Reveal Surprises at Jupiter

A constantly mixing atmosphere and an absolutely massive magnetic field—here's a quick look at what Juno has discovered so far.<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft has been in orbit around Jupiter for nearly a year, and we're finally getting a first look at some of the discoveries the probe has been making. The …

Wind On Mars: NASA Curiosity Rover Studies Sand Dunes On Planet

NASA’s Curiosity rover is digging Mars, with the goal of helping scientists understand the wind and earth on that planet. The robot took a sample of …

Why it’s so hard to figure out if acupuncture actually works

Should you stick a needle in it?<p>Does medicine have a bias against acupuncture?<p>That's the verdict of a paper (and an accompanying commentary) published earlier this week in <i>The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine</i>. While there’s still no medical consensus on acupuncture, and most …

The Higgs Boson: A Not-So-Godlike Particle

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …