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Scientists have discovered a potential cure for millions of infertile men

Scientists have developed a new technique for reprogramming cells to produce healthy sperm, offering hope for millions of infertile men.<p>An estimated …

Bizarre things happen to the environment and animals during a total solar eclipse — here’s what to look out for

While the entire country will get to witness at least a partial eclipse, the lucky people who live along or travel to the 70-mile-wide streak of totality will see the moon completely block out the sun's light as it crosses between the Earth and the sun.<p>For those who will be able to watch the total …

The “Quantum Internet” Is Just a Decade Away. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Next Level<p>The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every …

Home Depot turning 50 store rooftops into solar farms

Home Depot (NYSE:HD) will install solar panels on the rooftops of 50 stores in a partnership with General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA).<p>The home-improvement retailer said the project will cut each store’s use of the electric grid by 30% to 35% annually—the equivalent of powering 2,300 …

New computer models could direct scientists to epic cosmic events

Now that they're spotting gravitational waves more often, scientists are expanding their search for cosmic events. Specifically, they're using new computer models to depict the cataclysmic collision that occurs when a black hole joins a neutron star (the remnants of an exploded star). The …

Black Holes

Hydrogen Fuel Could Become a Viable Energy Alternative Thanks to This Aluminium Alloy

Nearly 100 percent efficiency.<p>If you have seen or read <i>The Martian</i>, you may recall the stranded astronaut converting a hydrogen-based fuel into water. …

The Swedish physicist revolutionising birth control

<b>Inventing the first app in the world to be approved as a contraceptive started as a hobby project for Elina Berglund Scherwitzl.</b><p>The nuclear physicist, who'd been working on the team that discovered the Higgs boson, was tired of using hormonal contraception but wasn't ready to have a baby.<p>So the …