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The death of America's net neutrality and how it affects you

The US and EU are changing the internet but — toward polar opposite ends. The United States has buried landmark net neutrality laws. Lindsey Rae …

New Horizons Pluto Probe Awakens From Its Six-Month Slumber, Gets Ready For Historic Flyby Of Ultima Thule

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, the intrepid space probe that led humanity on our first exploration of Pluto, has woken up from its robotic slumber …

Is Pluto a Planet? That Is the Question ... Again.

The long-simmering argument about Pluto's planethood has just flared up again.<p>For more than 75 years after its 1930 discovery, Pluto was regarded as …

Solar System

New ground-breaking jab for men could cure a floppy willy — and even make manhoods bigger

SCIENTISTS have developed a jab for men who flop in bed — and say it can even make their manhoods bigger.<p>They say injecting 20million stem cells into …

NASA To Unveil New Findings On Jupiter’s Moon Europa Later Today

A major update on Europa and its potential to host life.<p>NASA has new important things to tell us about Jupiter’s moon Europa and its potential to …

New Multiverse Research Suggests Scientists Need a New Law of Dark Energy

Though sensationalized in movies like <i>Donnie Darko</i>, the multiverse is a hypothetical concept debated by many scientists, and two new studies up the …

Dark Matter

What is Quantum Computing?

Entanglement allows quantum computers to solve extremely complex problems that simply cannot be unraveled by traditional computers.

Yes, NASA is actually sending a helicopter to Mars: Here's what it will do

NASA will include a small, autonomous helicopter in the agency's upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission, officials announced today (May 11).<p>The craft will undergo a 30-day test campaign once it reaches the Red Planet to demonstrate the viability of travel above the Martian surface with a heavier-than-air …

spacenews

Titan - Overview

IntroductionSaturn’s largest moon Titan is an extraordinary and exceptional world. Among our solar system’s more than 150 known moons, Titan is the …

The next big discovery in astronomy? Scientists probably found it years ago – but they don't know it yet

The data deluge will make astronomy become a more collaborative and open science than ever before. Thanks to internet archives, robust learning …

Quantum Entanglement Verified: Why Space is Just the Construct That Gives the Illusion of Separate Objects

There is a phenomenon so strange, so fascinating, and so counter to what we believe to be the known scientific laws of the universe, that Einstein …

Israeli Scientists Uncover Therapy That Converts Cancer Cells Into Normal Ones

Cancer cells, by definition, are abnormal cells that divide with abandon and have the potential to spread throughout and wreak havoc on your vital …

North Korea Signals Willingness to ‘Denuclearize,’ South Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has told South Korean envoys he is willing to negotiate with the United States on abandoning his country’s nuclear weapons, officials from the South said Tuesday. Mr. Kim also said he would suspend all nuclear and missile tests while such …

North Korea

NASA Readies 'Europa Clipper' Mission To Jupiter's Frozen Moon

NASA is still on track to use its new Space Launch System (SLS) to launch its $2 billion-plus ‘Europa Clipper’<b>*</b> mission to Jupiter’s fabled, frozen moon. That might even happen as early as Spring of 2022 and would involve a direct two and a half year transfer to our solar system’s largest planet. …

Billions Of Exoplanets? Count On It, Say Space Scientists

Exoplanets—worlds outside our solar system—are everywhere.<p>Already, astronomers have discovered thousands. As of New Year’s Day 2018, NASA has confirmed the existence of 3,572 exoplanets, with 5,078 more awaiting final verification.<p>But scientists say they’ve barely begun. And the number of exoworlds …

Two Earth-Sized Planets In The TRAPPIST-1 System May Have Atmospheres, Study Finds

The outer TRAPPIST-1 planets are capable of retaining an atmosphere "over billion-year timescales," shows a new study by Princeton and Harvard.<p>The …

President Trump Wants to Send Man to the Moon Again

However, funding remains a problem for NASA.<p>The Trump administration wants NASA to send astronauts to the moon again.<p>NPR reports President Donald …

Researchers Find New Type of Volcanic Eruption on Jupiter's Moon Io

It's the first time anyone's seen a Stromboli-like eruption beyond Earth.<p>Jupiter's moon Io is the most volcanically active planetary body in the solar system. Amidst its hundreds of volcanoes and lava lakes, scientists now believe they've encountered a powerful type of eruption seen for the first …

NASA mission reveals beautiful swirling gases on Jupiter (Video)

Humanity's fascination with natural forces isn't restricted to our home planet. As our technologies improve, so does our desire to explore the …

There's a new theory on the universe formation: Know about the Bubble Theory

Despite the many impressive discoveries humans have made about the universe, scientists are still unsure about the birth story of our solar system …

Universe

NASA Planning Mission to Alpha Centauri—in 2069

NASA benefited hugely from the president's omnibus spending bill (via NASA)<p>NASA is prepping for a trip to the nearby three-star Alpha Centauri …

Universe

2018 Will Be The Year Humanity Directly 'Sees' Our First Black Hole

Black holes are some of the most incredible objects in the Universe. There are places where so much mass has gathered in such a tiny volume that the individual matter particles cannot remain as they normally are, and instead collapse down to a singularity. Surrounding this singularity is a …

The universe may be full of habitable worlds that have no sun

Habitable Worlds<p>When we think of potentially habitable exoplanets, a clear picture comes to mind: a large, rocky planet orbiting a star at a distance …

Universe

How It Works: The Large Mouth of the Largemouth Bass

The eponymous maw of the largemouth bass — and the fish’s ability to suck prey into that gaping gullet in a rapacious strike — are part of the lore and legend of the bass to the many anglers who pursue it. But they are not the only ones who are fascinated.<p>The functioning of the large mouth of the …

7 top science and tech stories of 2017

It's been a busy year!<p>Keeping up with new developments in science, tech, and innovation during 2017 was a bit like trying to tread water during a tsunami.<p>From a dramatic solar eclipse and breathtaking advances in gene-editing technology to the detection of ripples in space-time predicted by …

NASA in 2017: The Space Year in Review in Videos

The year 2017 was a big one for NASA. From astronaut Peggy Whitson's record-shattering spaceflight to the daring death-dive of Cassini into Saturn …

Space Exploration

Science · Best of 2017

A child genius living in poverty, her mother, and the benefactor who became their tormenter.<p>“It is a beautiful hand: strong, with long, slender …

We're In A 1-Year Bull Market, Not An 8-Year Bull Market

I'll get right to the point: I'm bullish on stocks now.<p>Plain old vanilla S&P 500 (SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY)) US stocks.<p>For me this is a big …

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Set For 4th Straight Day Of Gains Ahead Of Fed Speakers, Flash PMIs

Cautious start for European stocks after suspected suicide bombing in Manchester<p>U.S. stocks headed for a fourth straight session of gains on Tuesday, with futures creeping higher before a round Federal Reserve speakers and readings on the manufacturing and services sectors in May.<p>Futures for the …

Common Intra-Day Stock Market Patterns (Time of Day Tendencies)

When day trading the US stock market you may notice certain tendencies, based on the time of day, which occur more often than not. These tendencies …

Trading