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One of Our Fundamental Assumptions About Black Holes Was Just Overturned in The Lab

We have a problem.<p>Black holes are the most intense and mysterious cosmic phenomena in the Universe, and new research shows we understand even less …

The Dark Side of the Universe

Perimeter Institute lecture by Katherine Freese<p>This month’s public lecture at the Perimeter Institute features Katherine Freese of the University of Michigan talking about ‘The Dark Side of the Universe’. By this, she means Dark Matter and Dark Energy.<p>Dark Matter does not give off light, so we …

Brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's disease developed by scientists

Alzheimer’s disease could be definitively diagnosed for the first time after scientists proved brain scans can pick up the condition in its earliest stages.<p>Currently the only way to determine whether Alzheimer’s is present is to look at the brain of a patient after death.<p>For patients who are still …

Kepler Spacecraft Has Discovered a Trove of New Alien Planets

Jan.06.2016 / 12:57 AM ET<p>KISSIMMEE, Fla. — NASA's Kepler spacecraft has bounced back nicely from the malfunction that ended its original exoplanet hunt more than two years ago.<p>Kepler has now discovered more than 100 confirmed alien planets during its second-chance K2 mission, researchers announced …

Universe

What Is Faraday Future And Why Should We Care?

Secretive startup shows off electric concept car FFZERO1 at CES<p>Faraday Future—a secretive, California-based selectric-vehicle startup that’s been teasing a big reveal for weeks—finally pulled the sheet off its debut concept in Las Vegas Monday night, just ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show. We …

Periodic table's seventh row finally filled as four new elements are added

Discovery of four super-heavy chemical elements by scientists in Russia, America and Japan has been verified by experts and formally added to table<p>Four new elements have been added to the periodic table, finally completing the table’s seventh row and rendering science textbooks around the world …