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New Research Could Finally Lead to A Quantum Theory of Gravity

by Karla Lant and Abby Norman March 24, 2017 Hard Science 23553<p>A team of scientists from the University of Vermont and the University of Waterloo in …

A New Blast May Have Forged Cosmic Gold

For decades, researchers believed that violent supernovas forged gold and other heavy elements. But many now argue for a different cosmic …

Neutrons

NASA Released Its Software for Free. Here's What You Need to Download.

Who Doesn’t Like Free Stuff?<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalog, and everything is available for free download, without any royalty …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

A Radical New Hypothesis Claims to Have a Simple Explanation For Dark Energy

What if the Universe had leaked energy?<p>For decades, scientists have puzzled over the fact that our Universe is expanding. Logically, gravity should …

Scientists just discovered a huge cluster of galaxies hidden in Earth’s backyard

A team of astronomers from several corners of the globe just discovered a massive collection of galaxies that they didn’t even know was there. That …

Universe

Scottish fossils tell story of first life on land

<b>Fossils of what may be the earliest four-legged backboned animals to walk on land have been discovered in Scotland.</b><p>The lizard-like creatures lived about 355 million years ago, when the ancestors of modern reptiles, birds and mammals emerged from swamps.<p>The discovery plugs a 15 million-year gap in …

NASA photo reveals a startling 300-foot-wide rift in Antarctic Ice Shelf

The breakup of the massive Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica is getting closer and will eventually produce an iceberg the size of Delaware prowling …

Global Warming

Scientists Just Discovered There Are 'Bees' in The Oceans

Huh...<p>For the first time, researchers have found evidence that underwater ecosystems have pollinators that perform the same task as bees on land.<p>Just …

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft enters emergency mode 75 million miles from Earth

That's not good news<p>NASA engineers have declared a mission emergency for the agency's planet-hunting spacecraft Kepler, which has somehow switched into emergency mode. NASA just found out about the anomaly a day and a half ago, right before the agency tried to maneuver the spacecraft to point at …

Here's How Long Sex Lasts on Average, According to Science

Let's make on thing clear up front: good sex lasts as long as it needs to, depending on your preferences. But according to scientific research, sex …

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (5 March 2016)

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p><b>Top picks</b><p>From me at The Atlantic:<p>Psychology’s Replication Crisis Can’t Be Wished Away<br>• The Most Promising Cancer Therapy in Decades Is About to Get Better<br>• How Viruses Infiltrated Our DNA and Supercharged Our Immune System<br>• Where the Whale Things Are<br>• Viruses …

Immune System

Week’s Best Space Pictures: Scott Kelly Returns to Earth

Week's Best Space Pictures<p>Two of Saturn’s moons take a family photo, and satellites spot the rumblings of a massive volcano.<p>Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our picks for the week’s most awe-inspiring space pictures.<p>This week, satellites spot Earth’s fastest-growing city, …

Asteroid 2013 TX68 set for close encounter with Earth

Astronomers say large asteroid will miss planet by at least 15,000 miles, but could pass through its ring of orbiting satellites<p>An asteroid is heading for a close encounter with Earth and could come closer than some orbiting satellites.<p>Scientists say there is no need to panic because it will miss …

Glenn Reynolds: Stars closer than you think

Thanks to innovations in space travel, voyaging to the stars is no longer just a conceit of science fiction.<p>“Ad astra per aspera,” is an old Latin phrase meaning, roughly, “to the stars, through hard work.” We’re still a long way from traveling to the stars, but some people are already putting in …

The deepest part of the ocean is really noisy

Looking for some quiet? Look somewhere else.<p>If you've ever sat around wishing you could hear what the deepest parts of the ocean sound like, then your strange but valid desires can finally be satisfied! Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Oregon State University, and …

Seafloor

Space made Scott Kelly taller and younger, as if he wasn’t already Mr. Popular

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has returned to Earth a changed man: he's both taller and younger. Sure, those aren’t the health changes NASA is studying. The space agency is mostly concerned with how the fluids shifted inside Kelly's body, if his immune system is okay, and if he lost too much bone and …

In A Far-Off Galaxy, A Clue To What's Causing Strange Bursts Of Radio Waves

One of the most puzzling astronomical discoveries of the past decade has just gotten a little bit clearer. Astronomers still don't know what's producing the brief, powerful bursts of radio waves they've been detecting, but for the first time, they've been able to see where one of them is coming …

See a Galaxy That's Home to One of the Biggest Black Holes Ever Discovered

NGC 4889—a galaxy located more than 300 million light-years away—may look calm in photos released by NASA this month. But the galaxy is actually home …

The World Reacts To LIGO’s Discovery Of Gravitational Waves

From Mark Zuckerberg to Neil deGrasse Tyson<p>On Thursday, the scientists at LIGO announced they’d officially found gravitational waves. This truly is a remarkable discovery, and confirms the final piece of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Read more about the announcement, and what it means …

Galaxies hidden by Milky Way revealed

For the first time, astronomers peered through stars and dust in the Milky Way galaxy to find … more galaxies. The work helps explain a mystery Great …

Asteroid 2013 TX68 passed safely Monday

The asteroid – whose precise trajectory was unknown – passed Earth on March 7 at 13:42 UTC (8:42 ET) at some 10 times the moon’s distance.<p>UPDATE …