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The Mystery of Jupiter’s Swirling Colors Is Finally Solved, Scientists Say

The answer was buried way below the surface.<p>A new study has finally offered an explanation for Jupiter’s trippy colors and unusual swirls. These …

Physicists Say There Could Be a Strange Source of 'Negative Gravity' All Around Us

It moves upwards against gravity.<p>The macro world as we know it is governed by Newton's laws of motion and gravity - what goes up, must come down.<p>But …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Reddit discloses hack, says SMS intercept allowed attackers to skirt 2FA protections

Reddit, one of the largest websites on the internet, announced on Wednesday that someone was able to compromise staff accounts at their cloud and …

Never Mind the Summer Heat: Earth Is at Its Greatest Distance From the Sun

On Friday, Earth will swing toward the outermost point in its orbit, known as aphelion. You, me and everyone on the planet will be three million miles farther from the sun than when we are closest to it.<p>The change occurs because our planet’s orbit is not perfectly circular. Instead, it is squashed …

Astronomy

What if dark matter is changing?

Dark matter is the unseen hand that fashions the universe. It decides where galaxies will form and where they won’t. Its gravity binds stars into …

Dark Matter

How to Reboot Your Router Following Urgent FBI Warning About Viruses

Hundreds of thousands of routers could be infected.<p>Even if your internet is running smooth and speedy, you still need to restart your router. On May …

What's the Most Massive Object in the Universe?

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:10 p.m. E.T.</i><p>There's nothing like staring up at the night sky to make you feel small.<p>But when looking out …

Universe

Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers

Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that production stopped after adolescence. The findings could help in developing treatments for neurological …

Cleveland

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Black Holes: Where Reality Beats Fiction

Last week, the PBS series Nova presented an episode on black holes, these most mysterious and mind-boggling physical objects.<p>Hosted by astrophysicist Janna Levin from Barnard College in New York, the episode was truly fantastic. Very clear science and stunning graphics. Levin was gracious and fun, …

How Fast Can Quantum Computers Get?

Over the past five decades, standard computer processors have gotten increasingly faster. In recent years, however, the limits to that technology …

Ambitious 1.5C Paris climate target is still possible, new analysis shows

Goal to limit warming to 1.5C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change was seen as unreachable, but updated research suggests it could be met if strong action is taken<p>The highly ambitious aim of limiting global warming to less than 1.5C remains in reach, a new scientific analysis shows.<p>The 1.5C …

Sea Level

A gigantic black hole finds its long-lost, and slightly less gigantic, sibling

750 million light-years away from Earth lies a thundering monster.<p>At the very center of an otherwise nondescript elliptical galaxy sits a black hole, …

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

5 Industries That Are Prime Targets for Disruption

If your industry is on this list, the time for innovation and action is now.<p>Disruption is the name of the game at the dawning of any new age. During the Industrial Age, the entire course of history was changed as new technology disrupted everything from production to transportation--and even …

Want to Stick to Your Habits? Science Says This Will Double Your Success Rate

This will ensure your positive habits always happen, no matter what.<p>The internet is chock full of good habits that can change your success for the better. But actually sticking to them is a completely different story.<p>This unexpected journey called life gets in the way, and when we have a task list …

Flow, Microsoft's cloud automation engine, gets an Android beta app

Microsoft wants to get in on some of that sweet action that services like If This, Then That and its competitors have been working on for years. To …

Android News

Microsoft tightens up Windows 10 security by requiring kernel mode drivers to be digitally signed

Windows 10 will not load unsigned kernel mode drivers, starting with version 1607 of the operating system. This is something that had been announced …

Windows 10

Kingpin Behind Suspected $60 Million Online Scams Nabbed

An international law enforcement collaboration believes it has apprehended the ringleader behind a wave of online scams that stole more than $60 …

Here's More Evidence That High-Saturated Fat Diets Aren't Good For Your Brain

If you need another reason to cut back on saturated fats, add possible brain damage to the list. A new rat study suggests that diets high in saturated fat increase inflammation in the part of the brain that controls hunger, causing it to malfunction, which in turn triggers a domino effect leading …

New Particles Found at Large Hadron Collider

Two new particles made of exotic types of quarks have appeared inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland. The particles are …

Supermassive Black Holes at the Edge of Space and Time

Astronomers have known about these objects for decades, but in the depths of cosmic time, it's hard to understand how they can grow so quickly -- or maybe not!<p>Thanks to the painstaking research conducted by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope in the 1990s, the consensus is that virtually …

The Next Einstein May Be A 27-Year-Old Iranian Woman

It’s hard not to love Einstein. He was a scientist who made predictions so ridiculously accurate that they couldn’t be proved correct until long after his death. Here’s an amazing example: in 1916 he theorized that a pulsar would attract its orbiting white dwarf at a rate of 7mm per day. At the …

Step Aside, Rockets – Ion Engines Are the Future of Space Travel

The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years traveling across the solar system to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Albert Einstein