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Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've scrolled …

Documentaries

Family of a dying 27-year-old woman shares her life advice in a heartbreaking letter

A letter written by a dying woman has been shared online by her family after she passed away last week.<p>Holly Butcher was 27 when she lost her battle …

Everything We Learned in One Year About Thousands of Years of Human Evolution

Seven breakthroughs rewrote our history.<p>If you were to encounter humans from 200,000 years ago, you might be struck by how much they look like humans …

Ravens prove they’re equal to apes in test of complex reasoning skills

For centuries, we told ourselves that we are special – that what separates humans from animals is our ability to reason.<p>But that belief has been …

Ravens

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe

Exactly 100 years ago, our conception of the Universe was far different from what it is today. The stars within the Milky Way were known, and were known to be at distances up to thousands of light years away, but nothing was thought to be further. The Universe was assumed to be static, as the …

Galaxies

New DNA From a Neanderthal Bone Holds Evidence of a Lost Tribe of Humans

We've been swapping DNA for a long time.<p>A femur discovered in a cave in southwestern Germany has provided researchers with firm evidence that a small …

Humanity

How Does Earth Move Through Space? Now We Know, On Every Scale

Ask a scientist for our cosmic address, and you’ll get quite a mouthful. Here we are, on planet Earth, which spins on its axis and revolves around the Sun, which orbits in an ellipse around the center of the Milky Way, which is being pulled towards Andromeda within our local group, which is being …

Ask Ethan: How Far Is The Edge Of The Universe From The Farthest Galaxy?

When we look out into the Universe, there’s light everywhere we can see, for as far as our telescopes are capable of looking. But at some point, there’s a limit to what we’ll encounter. One limit is set by the cosmic structure that forms in the Universe: we can only see the stars, galaxies, etc., …

Equations

When Will The First Star Go Dark?

Ever since the first star in the Universe ignited some 13.7 billion years ago, the Universe has been flooded with light. When enough matter — mostly hydrogen and helium gas — gravitates together into a single, compact object, nuclear fusion will take place inside the core, giving rise to a true …

Neutron Stars

Human Emotion Physically Re-Shapes Reality. New Research

Three different studies, done by different teams of scientists proved something really extraordinary. But when a new research connected these 3 …

The Future Of The Sun: Massive Black Holes Dwarf The Entire Solar System

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matthew Clifford.</i><p>This is a comparison of the Sun’s diameter versus the diameter of Earth.<p>The …

Voyager Probes Are Still Making Amazing Discoveries

In August 2012, Voyager 1 went where no human-made object has gone before: it crossed the “heliopause,” the outermost edge of the Sun’s heliosphere, …

Become a coder with the $15 Complete Web Developer Course ($200 value)

The world of coding can be intimidating if you’re new to the game and don’t know where to start. Today there exists an ocean of programming …

A star is hurtling towards our solar system and could knock millions of asteroids straight towards Earth

The star is currently hurtling through space at about 32,000 mph, and is around 64 lightyears away. (One lightyear is around 5,878,000,000,000 miles.)<p>Gliese 710 is about half the size of our sun, and it is set to reach Earth in 1.35 million years, according to a paper published in the journal …

How NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Will Answer Astronomy's Biggest Questions

In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope began operations, making it the first great NASA observatory, capable of seeing to the far reaches of the distant Universe. It’s shown us what our Universe looks like today, and how it’s changed and grown over billions of years. It showed us how galaxies were …

Silver and Gold Coins vs. Bars, Rounds for Investment

<i>Updated on 02/07/17</i><p>Investing in precious metals is a turnkey way of diversifying a portfolio to hedge risk.<p>Where many investors get stuck is choosing …

MindGamers Blurs The Line Between Entertainment And Science

Movies from The Lawnmower Man to The Matrix to Transcendence have sought to imagine what it might be like if we could literally interface a human mind with a computer. A new movie, MindGamers, is a science fiction movie that will take that to another level by involving the audience to explore that …

The Brain

The English language's domination of the globe may be skewing scientific research

People speak over 6,500 languages worldwide. Some are known to only a very few while others are spoken by billions. One is dominating.<p>Increasingly, the world’s common language is English; speaking, reading and writing it are critical skills for workers in the global economy. For example, this month …

5 Scientific Myths You Probably Believe About The Universe

The Universe is a vast, mysterious place, encompassing everything we’ve ever known, observed or could ever hope to come into contact with. For millennia, a look up at the sky — our window into the cosmos beyond our world — was met with wonder, awe, and a fascination with the unknown. Thanks to all …

Why job security won’t exist in the age of ‘superintelligence’ and that’s OK

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a repeatedly misused term.<p>Coined in 1956 by John McCarthy, it was originally intended to define an independent machine agent that can take actions to maximize success toward a particular goal, with human-like functions such as learning and problem solving. AI can be …

10 space facts that sound like BS but are actually true

Space is an unforgiving place, inhabited by objects that push the limits of physics and human imagination. Even against that background, here are ten …

Crispr: Chinese scientists to pioneer gene-editing trial on humans

• Team will start testing cells on patients with lung cancer in August<br>• Technique can find and replace parts of DNA using an enzyme named Cas9<p>A team of Chinese scientists will be the first in the world to apply the revolutionary gene-editing technique known as Crispr on human subjects.<p>Led by Lu You, an …

Everything You Need To Know About Tor And The Deep Web

For the average Internet user, the deep web might seem like a strange and dark place. But there’s a lot more to it than drug deals, bitcoin …

Where's the edge of the universe?

We all know that the universe is expanding, right? Well, if you weren't aware, now you are. We live in an expanding universe: Every galaxy is flying away from every other galaxy. This naturally leads to a common question: If the universe is expanding, what's it expanding <i>into</i>? More universe? …

What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

When it comes to the fundamental laws of nature, we can break everything down into four forces that are at the core of everything in the Universe:<p>The <b>strong nuclear force</b>: the force responsible for holding atomic nuclei and individual protons and neutrons together.<br>• The <b>electromagnetic force</b>: the force …

How the Universe Solved the “Hard Problem"

For some inexplicable reason the most common element in every possible experience--consciousness--has kept itself a secret. How the human brain produces consciousness--if it does--is an age-old question, currently traveling under the name of “the hard problem." Philosopher David Chalmers, who …

Black Holes discovery: Radio Imaging reveals mysterious alignment

A recent interesting discovery about black holes may reveal how the universe we know today has evolved from its earliest configuration when the …

Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even …

Supermassive Black Hole Simulations Suggest Dark Matter Origin

Cutting edge simulations have revealed for the first time exactly how the supermassive black holes at the heart of quasars were formed.<p>Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the visible universe and they are believed to contain supermassive black holes that are more than a billion times the …

Black Holes