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The coldest place in the universe

Astronomers say the Boomerang Nebula is the coldest place in the universe at one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit). It’s even colder than …

Universe

Gravitational waves: have US scientists heard echoes of the big bang?

Discovery of gravitational waves by Bicep telescope at south pole could give scientists insights into how universe was born<p>There is intense speculation among cosmologists that a US team is on the verge of confirming they have detected "primordial gravitational waves" – an echo of the big bang in …

Quantum computing is about to overturn cybersecurity’s balance of power

“Spooky action at a distance” is how Albert Einstein described one of the key principles of quantum mechanics: entanglement. Entanglement occurs when two particles become related such that they can coordinate their properties instantly even across a galaxy. Think of wormholes in space or Star Trek …

Quantum Computing

The Dino Pet, A Toy Dinosaur That Comes to Life With Bioluminescent Dinoflagellates

The Dino Pet is a toy dinosaur that comes to life with bioluminescent dinoflagellates. When the microorganisms are agitated, they glow brightly and …

Pets

Man Decides To Help A Distressed Elephant But Never Expected This To Happen

How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years — NOVA Next

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein had only just published his revolutionary new theory of gravity, atomic nuclei were entirely mysterious, and …

Alien exoplanets just became a lot easier to spot

Gallery: Alien exoplanets just became a lot easier to spot<p>Gallery: Alien exoplanets just became a lot easier to spot<p>+ 1<p>Exoplanets outside of our …

Universe

Mummified remains unearthed in Indiana

Workers exploring the site of an intended quarry in rural Indiana stumbled upon a mummified body that experts say could be anywhere from 500 to 2,000 years old, the <i>Times of Northwest Indiana</i> reports.<p>"They could distinguish a head and a torso," says a local sheriff. "It could be a Native American …

Archaeology

Crockpot Sriracha Chicken Tacos with Caramelized Pineapple Salsa from Slow Cooker Gourmet - Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker

<i>Crockpot Sriracha Chicken Tacos with Caramelized Pineapple Salsa and Creamy Avocado Jalapeno Sauce, yes please! Use the Recipes-by-Photo Index Page</i> …

Hackers Stole Secrets of U.S. Government Workers’ Sex Lives

Infidelity. Sexual fetishes. Drug abuse. Crushing debt. They’re the most intimate secrets of U.S. government workers. And now they’re in the hands of …

WATCH: NASA shows awesome HD pictures of the Sun

A new NASA exhibit takes viewers up extraordinarily close and personal to the sun.<p>High-definition images are on show at the US space agency’s Goddard …

Space Travel

Astronomers explain why a star is so hot right now

Astronomers have solved a mystery over small, unusually hot blue stars, 10 times hotter than our Sun, that are found in the middle of dense star …

Source: Escaped killers' DNA found in upstate New York cabin

<b>(CNN) —</b> DNA from New York prison escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat has been found inside a burglarized cabin in upstate New York, a law enforcement source told CNN.<p>The discovery has re-energized the two-week-old search for the convicted killers, who staged a movie scriptworthy escape from …

Crime

Kylie Jenner Wears Physics-Defying Plunging Neckline, Uses Surprising Trick to Keep It in Place

Not...quite...what we were expecting.<p>Kylie's taking more pages out of Kim's book. The reality star wowed in a revealing, sheer black dress at the opening of Sugar Factory in Miami on Friday. She let one leg peek through while walking the red carpet, but her thigh-high slit was overshadowed by that …

Video shows L.A. sheriff's deputies lied about drug bust, prosecutor says

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy lied in a police report and conspired with his partner in connection with a 2011 drug bust at a bar in Huntington Park, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday.<p>During closing arguments in the criminal trial of Robert Lindsey and Charles Rodriguez, Deputy Dist. Atty. …

Peace

Get your Sagan on with 60 awe-inspiring photos of the final frontier

1 of 60<p>Once Sputnik 1 was successfully hurled into orbit in 1957, spaceflight was no longer a mere pipe dream reserved for the pages of fiction. …

Astronomy