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Stephen Hawking, best-known physicist of his time, has died

LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died Wednesday. He was 76.<p>Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, England, according to a statement by the University of Cambridge.<p>The best-known theoretical physicist of his …

Physics

Google looks into reports of Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in problems

It's well-known that OLED displays can suffer from screen burn-in if objects regularly remain on screen for long periods -- that's why Samsung uses tricks like shifting the home button on newer phones. It's not supposed to crop up mere days after you've brought a device home, however, and that's …

A Stanford researcher is pioneering a dramatic shift in how we treat depression — and Google Brain's cofounder has joined the effort

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and it can kill. Yet scientists know surprisingly little about it.<p>They do know, however, that talking seems to help — especially under the guidance of a licensed mental health professional. But therapy is expensive, inconvenient, and often …

In Germany, flying insects are disappearing at a rapid rate

Flying insect populations dropped by more than 75 percent during the last three decades in dozens of protected areas across Germany, researchers have found.<p>A club of mostly amateur entomologists used traps to capture insects and measure their biomass at 63 nature protection areas in Germany since …

'Doomsday orange sky' freaks out parts of UK, France

Weather apocalypse? A strange red sun and bizarre yellow/orange sky were visible in parts of the U.K. and France Monday as a result of Hurricane Ophelia.<p>The “ghostly red sun” was visible in the U.K.’s south West, West Midlands, North West and North East, the Telegraph reports.<p>Ophelia weakened on …

Microsoft has already fixed the Wi-Fi attack vulnerability

Technology companies are starting to respond to a new Wi-Fi exploit affecting all modern Wi-Fi networks using WPA or WPA 2 encryption. The security vulnerabilities allow attackers to read Wi-Fi traffic between devices and wireless access points, and in some cases even modify it to inject malware …

North Korean hackers 'stole US-South Korean war plans'

North Korea has reportedly stolen joint US-South Korea war plans, including details on how Kim Jong-un is to be assassinated during a potential conflict.<p>Pyongyang’s secret army of hackers broke into the intranet of South Korea’s Defence Ministry in August and September last year and compromised a …

Ultra-Powerful Radio Bursts May Be Getting a Cosmic Boost

Repeating radio bursts are among the most mysterious phenomena in the universe. A new theory explores how some of their puzzling properties can be …

NASA Is Running Out of The Most Precious Ingredient Needed For Future Space Missions

Houston, we really do have a problem.<p>Classroom models lie - our Solar System isn't a bunch of bright, closely nestled orbs.<p>Instead, other planets are …

Researchers May Have Just Discovered an Entirely New State of Matter

Altered States<p>In a new study published in <i>Nature</i>, researchers lead by a team from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) reveal that they may have …

The “Quantum Internet” Is Just a Decade Away. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Next Level<p>The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every …

Quantum Computing

Astronomers Discover That Our Sun Likely Had an "Evil" Twin That Killed the Dinosaurs

Stellar Doppelganger<p>We have long known that the dinosaurs were killed by a catastrophic comet impact with the Earth’s surface but what if there was …

Seoul says North Korea executes 5 senior security officials

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that "enraged" …

Physicists Have Detected a Friction-Like Force in a Perfect Vacuum

Without breaking the fundamental laws of physics.<p>One of the most fundamental tenets of modern physics is that in a perfect vacuum - a place entirely …