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WATCH: The World's Blackest Material Just Got Even More Black

Scientists can't even measure it.<p>Back in 2014, a team of British researchers made headlines for producing the blackest material known to science. …

Why Can't Quantum Mechanics Explain Gravity? (Op-Ed)

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of the podcasts Ask</i> …

Science Says You Should Do This 1 Thing Every Night Before You Go to Bed

Could it be that how we end our day is just as important as how we start it? Yes--it's true.<p>How we begin our days usually takes center stage in planning. We have to wake up, prepare--both mentally and physically--and get into the groove of things. It's been ingrained into us that breakfast is the …

Productivity

Superman can start worrying - we've got the formula for (almost) kryptonite! - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Theoretical chemists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences have found how to synthesize the first binary …

Human trials for a radical new cancer vaccine just began

The first two participants have already been injected with the medication at Guy's Hospital in London, and a total of around 30 patients are expected to take part in the study over the next two years.<p>Similar to how vaccines protect us from certain infections, the treatment attempts to recruit the …

Immunotherapy

A physics professor lays out a scientific explanation for why some people are successful and others aren't

This is an interesting question, which, as usual, means it's important, a bit vague, and difficult.<p>The answer surely depends heavily upon precisely what you mean by "intelligent" and "successful."<p>I'll take a somewhat different approach than some of the other replies and tell you about a study of …

Self-improvement

Physicists find extreme violation of local realism in quantum hypergraph states

(Phys.org)—Many quantum technologies rely on quantum states that violate local realism, which means that they either violate locality (such as when …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists have managed to shrink a supercomputer to the size of a book using biological motors

A group of international scientists has developed a biocomputer the size of a book or laptop that can solve mathematical problems as quickly as a …

Nanotech

How can scientists believe evolution is compatible with religion?

Evolution and religion may not be at war after all. True, the two may sometimes seem like incompatible, competing worldviews: evolutionary science is …

Biology

A proposed superconductivity theory receives exclusive experimental confirmation

Superconductivity - a quantum phenomenon in which metals below a certain temperature develop flow of current with no loss or resistance - is one of …

Physics

Dogs Have A Very Special Way Of Seeing Human Faces

Ever wonder if Rover really loves you -- or if he's just in it for the kibbles?<p>Alas, scientists haven't figured out exactly how our dogs <i>feel</i> about us. But a study published this week in the journal PLOS One has yielded fresh insight into how dogs <i>see</i> us. It adds to existing research showing that -- …

Scientific journal cites a creator. Scientists say OMG

Technically Incorrect: The popular journal PLOS One publishes a paper that says the human hand was "the proper design of the Creator." The scientific community does a face palm.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Intelligent design is a …

Mantis Shrimps Can See Cancer, And Scientists Have Now Created a Camera That Does The Same

Image: Jung Hsuan/Shutterstock<p>Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia have discovered that mantis shrimp have an incredibly useful …

Scientists Just Made a Major Breakthrough in Personalized Cancer Treatment

Scientists at the University College London (UCL) have made a major breakthrough that may further cement so-called immunotherapies’ status as the …

Why are so many smart people such idiots about philosophy?

There’s no doubt that Bill Nye “the Science Guy” is extremely intelligent. But it seems that, when it comes to philosophy, he’s completely in the dark. The beloved American science educator and TV personality posted a video last week where he responded to a question from a philosophy undergradabout …

Bill Nye

To treat the heart, start with the gut

Blocking gut reactions could help defend against heart disease.<p>Intestinal microbes break down the essential nutrient choline, abundant in meat and …

The Relationship Between Rocket Science and Human Resource Management

SPACE X VIA FLICKR<p>The picture froze, reviving moments later to a few frames showing a bright ball of light hurtling towards the platform. And then, the screen cut to color bars.<p>Did the rocket land?<p>Yesterday Elon Musk's Space X fired the Falcon 9 rocket on a mission to send the SES-9 …

This Meteorite Settles a Question About Which Elements Made Up the Early Universe

Scientists from the University of Chicago have taken a look at the Curious Marie, a bit of meteorite containing perhaps the most valuable ceramic in …

Scientists just not that into opposites attract theory

Print<p>Related<p>The theory that opposites attract is a myth, scientists have claimed, after finding that people are only attracted to those who hold the …

Psychology

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Have scientists unmasked Banksy?

LONDON — Elusive street artist Banksy may have been unmasked — by mathematics.<p>Scientists have applied a type of modeling used to track down criminals …

Five Important Facts About Cancer That Nobody Ever Talks About

I'm in!<p>It’s hard to believe that approximately one in every two people will develop some form of cancer within their lifetime. As a result, cancer …

Scientists share creepy audio from bottom of the sea

We’ve all seen photos of the bizarre creatures that inhabit the bottom of the sea and now a new project has allowed us to hear them as …

Ask Ethan: Is This Actually A Hole In The Universe?

There’s a lot of brilliant, scientifically accurate information out there on the internet, to be sure. But arguably, there are a lot <i>more</i> sites devoted to generating clicks and traffic irrespective of what’s scientifically true, and it’s often very hard for a non-specialist to tell them apart. For …

Astrophysics

83-year-old math problem solved

It took more than 80 years, but a problem posed by a mathematician who delighted in concocting tricky ones has finally been solved.<p>UCLA mathematician …

Happy Birthday, Periodic Table!

On March 6, 1869, Dmitri Mendeleev unveiled a remarkable discovery-slash-invention: the periodic table arranging the known elements. He showed it to …

Albert Einstein

Science is building a wheelchair you control with mind-power

Thanks to researchers at Duke University, mind-controlled wheelchairs soon won’t be just for the fictional likes of Charles Xavier. The study …

Physicists find signs of four-neutron nucleus

The suspected discovery of an atomic nucleus with four neutrons but no protons has physicists scratching their heads. If confirmed by further …

Physics

Altruism may be an illusion: The neuroscience that explains our good deeds

Research sheds new light on whether our acts of generosity are motivated by empathy or a desire for reciprocity<p>Last December Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced the birth of their daughter—and made a pledge to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares over the …