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Hawks beat Rockets in wild 20-point comeback that featured a phantom shot, a haphazard turnover, and the son of an NBA legend going berserk

The Atlanta Hawks pulled off one of the wildest and strangest comebacks of the NBA season on Thursday night to beat the Houston Rockets, 113-108.<p>With just eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Rockets were up 97-77 on the Hawks, on their way to an easy blowout victory.<p>However, over the …

Basketball

Ancient Comet Collision Could Have Caused Rapid Warming on Earth

Did an explosion 55 million years ago lead to effects similar to global warming today?<p>About 55 million years ago, something released a huge amount of carbon into the air and warmed the Earth's climate dramatically. Although scientists are still unsure about what caused this warming, known as the …

The Universe Has Almost 10 Times More Galaxies Than We Thought

Counting all the galaxies in the universe is hard. So hard, it seems, that it's possible to miss billions of them.<p>A new analysis of Hubble Space Telescope data finds there are almost 10 times more galaxies in the universe than we once thought there were — about 2 trillion of them, up from about 200 …

Universe

What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

"I keep seeing my neighbor's pool in winter, just an empty bowl of dusty blue tiles. Imagine standing in the middle of that, when suddenly, the pool fills up. In an instant, you're drowning."<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>It's Mental Health Week across Australia. Each state starts …

Mental Health

US military worries it will lose the AI war

It took a while for the US military to bolster its defenses against cyberattacks, and it looks like there's a similar deficit when it comes to artificial intelligence. A new Defense Department report says that the country needs to take "immediate action" to speed up its development of AI war …

The Double-Slit Experiment That Blew Open Quantum Mechanics

Is light a wave or a particle? Yes.<p>The physics equations you learned in school don't work on the atomic scale. We have Newtonian physics to explain the world we can see and feel, and we have Einsteinian physics to explain the behavior of matter and light in the universe, but we observe a bunch of …

Digital twins are changing industry

Digital Industry Insider<p>Imagine a virtual model of your body that doctors could experiment on and use to diagnose health issues before they became real problems. This is how engines are being monitored in aviation, and eventually the same technology could be used on people, too.<p>“As we’re in the …

Manufacturing

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The Multiverse For Non-Scientists

When you think about the Universe, most people think about the vastest depths of space, to the limits of what humanity has ever observed, and of everything that ever was or will be. But even with as vast as the Universe is:<p>containing hundreds of billions of galaxies,<br>• each with billions or even …

Dark Matter

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

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