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Secessionists push for South to break away from US again

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As 21st century activists seek to topple monuments to the 19th century Confederate rebellion, some white Southerners are …

The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

Many Scientists Say There’s No Purpose To Life — But A Theoretical Study Suggests There Could Be

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose? Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his …

“Spermbots” Have Come to Aid Us In the War Against Cancer

Cancer Treatment<p>Cancer patients are all too familiar with the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, still a mainstay of treatment for many …

Incredible New Observation Shows Supermassive Black Holes Orbiting Each Other

You think our galaxy is special? Ha. Our boring pinwheel of gas and dark matter might be a nice hangout for humans. But 750 or so million light years …

Universe

A deadly supervolcano lies under Yellowstone — here's what would happen if it erupted

Yellowstone National Park is best known for its Old Faithful geyser and its stunning wildlife.<p>But the national park also sits atop a supervolcano. You can see some of the evidence of its active state in the hydrothermal activity that bubbles up, including Old Faithful, which shoots water every few …

Scientists Created a Molecular Black Hole

In order to take a picture of something as small as an individual molecule, researchers have to get creative. Using an indirect technique to record …

Chemistry

Physicists Find No Sign of The Particle That Made The Universe Explode

So what caused it?<p>A recent attempt to find a theoretical particle responsible for the Universe's early rapid expansion has come up empty handed, …

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

Baby bird found in amber after 100 million years

We've found bugs, poisonous flowers and even feathery dinosaur bits trapped in prehistoric amber, but now scientists say they have a nearly complete baby bird in the stuff.<p>Around 100 million years ago, the little hatchling in what is now Myanmar met an unfortunate fate when it fell into a pool of …

Paleontology

Researchers uncover 99 million-year-old bird encased in amber

Researchers were shocked to find the remains of a baby bird perfectly preserved in a chunk of 99 million-year-old amber, according to a study …

Scientists Just Detected What Appears to Be a Whole New Layer in Earth's Mantle

That explains all the earthquakes.<p>For the first time, scientists have found what appears to be an extra layer of plate tectonics lurking in Earth's …

The Search for a Second Earth Just Got A Bit More Interesting

So, you’ve probably seen tons and tons of new stories about Earth-like planets around nearby stars. That’s mostly because over the past few years …

NASA Just Discovered a Manmade Space Bubble Around Earth

NASA just learned that Very Low Frequency Radio Waves from Earthbound technologies reach into space, creating a protective “bubble” that shields the …

Water breaches 'Doomsday' vault entrance, seeds unharmed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Unseasonably warm temperatures last fall caused water to breach the entrance to the Arctic's so-called "Doomsday" seed vault, one of humanity's last hopes after a global catastrophe, the company that manages the vault said last week.<p>The Global Seed Vault is beneath the icy permafrost of …

Growing an entire baby from skin cells could happen in a decade, scientists say

Nearly 40 years after the world was jolted by the birth of the first test-tube baby, a new revolution in reproductive technology is on the horizon — …

Graff Acquires Ancient 373.72-Carat Rough Diamond

The diamond was sourced in Botswana and is said to be over 3 billion years old.<p><b>AGE AND BEAUTY:</b> Continuing its mission to source exceptional stones, …

Video Games Are Good For Your Brain [Infographic]

In 2015 at the University of California, Irvine, a study was made to test the effects of playing video games on a part of our brains called the hippocampus, which is part of the limbic system and helps spatial memory and the transition of information from short-term memory to long-term memory. The …

The Brain

Classical music makes shoppers buy more. Gentle tunes can cure insomnia. How? Writer, composer and science lecturer John Powell explains<p>Like many music lovers I’ve always had a fascination withthe emotional power. How can a combination of sounds make all the hairs on your arms stand on end, or make …

Breast Feeding

What the Higgs Is Going on with Mass?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State Universityand the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Physicists Can’t Agree on What Science Even Means Anymore

Author: Nick Stockton. Nick Stockton Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.16.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Apologies to Merriam, Webster, and …

Physics

Millions of Android Devices Could Be Secretly Spying on Users, Researchers Claim

Researchers believe some popular smartphones may be listening a little too closely to your activities.<p>A team from the German Technical University of …

Microsoft is putting AI everywhere it can

Today’s AI is tomorrow’s taken for granted.<p>It’s an insight you’d expect to hear from, maybe, Watson parent IBM, Alexa’s mom, Amazon, or even Facebook …

Artificial Intelligence

From oral history, a 14,000-year-old archaeological discovery

In their oral history, the Heiltsuk people describe how the area around Triquet Island, on the western coast of their territory in British Columbia, remained open land during the ice age.<p>“People flocked there for survival because everywhere else was being covered by ice, and all the ocean was …

What’s a safe distance between us and a supernova?

And how many potentially exploding stars are located within the unsafe distance?<p>A supernova is a star explosion – destructive on a scale almost …

Spacecraft beams back eerie whistling noise from Saturn

The sound collected by a spacecraft passing between Saturn and its rings has been beamed back to Earth – and it’s left scientists perplexed.<p>NASA’s …

Scientists hail 'promising cure' for HIV after study in mice

A “promising cure” for HIV and Aids has been discovered, according to scientists who managed to almost entirely eliminate the devastating immune …

Genetics

Astronomers Just Found More Evidence of a New Type of Black Hole

Black holes keep getting stranger.<p>Black holes are among the most mysterious objects in the Universe. But they have one thing in common - most of the …

Blue Straggler Stars Suck the Life Force of the Young

According to legend, vampires stay youthful for all of eternity by feeding on the blood of humans—the younger, the better. In space, something …

Are Humans Really Nothing More Than a Bunch of Stardust?

New research carried out by astronomers has confirmed that, yes, humans are in fact made up largely of stardust. During their studies, the …