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Black holes might be portals to alternate universes

Black holes are called “black holes” for a reason. No one knows what lies beyond that impenetrable darkness, and there is no spacecraft in existence …

It turns out graphene has been deceiving us this whole time

While graphene, an atom-thick form of carbon, has shown itself to have enormous potential for plant electronics and ultra-efficient water …

Chemistry

A video that explains the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

The more you know about a quantum particle's position, the less you know about its momentum, and vice versa. This is the Heisenberg uncertainty …

New, 'Exotic State of Matter' Found Far Below Freezing

By creating atoms within atoms, the new research marks an exciting time in quantum physics.<p>Crucial to the properties of matter, atoms are widely known as the building blocks of the universe. Harking back to your grade school science classes, you might remember atoms are made up of positively …

This Weird Brain Change Found in Foxes Shows How Dogs Became Our Best Friends

10/12 best doggos.<p>Humans and canines have been best pals for at least the past 15,000 years. We've been taking them for walkies for at least half …

Scientists Discover Fundamental Property of Light

And here's how we can harness it.<p><i>This article was written by Clive Emary from the University of Hull, and was originally published by The</i> …

Are We Closer to Finding a Fifth Dimension?

The discovery of gravitational waves toppled what we thought we knew about dimensions.<p>In Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i>, the …

This Could Be The One Key Hormone That Set Us Apart From Apes

It's not just about brain size.<p>Even though you might not believe it on a crowded subway train, humans have a unique set of social skills that set us …

Scientists are rethinking the very nature of space and time

The Nature of Space and Time<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered a potential bridge between general relativity and quantum mechanics — the two …

Quantum Mechanics

How Did The Matter In Our Universe Arise From Nothing?

When you look out at the vastness of the Universe, at the planets, stars, galaxies, and all there is out there, one obvious question screams for an explanation: why is there something instead of nothing? The problem gets even worse when you consider the laws of physics governing our Universe, which …

Physics

Here's Richard Feynman's Simple Technique For Sorting Science From Pseudoscience

In this fast-paced world of social media news, it can be exhausting to constantly have to figure out which of the legit-sounding headlines popping up …

Richard Feynman

Republican climate activists visited a disappearing island to convince Americans the threat of sea-level rise is real — these photos show how grave the situation has become

Across the United States, communities are seeing the effects of climate change: more severe flooding, rising water levels, and hotter temperatures.<p>There is one place where climate change is perhaps most imminent. Twelve miles from either coast of the Chesapeake Bay, Tangier Island, Virginia is in …

Sea Level

We’re about to see a black hole for the first time

While astronomers have long seen the fallout of the presence of black holes on the stars and gas clouds around them, none have ever actually stared …

Black Holes

New drug offers hope for treating Huntington's disease

Researchers at UCL fix a protein defect that causes devastating genetic disease Huntington's in patients for first time.<p>An experimental drug has for the first time been shown to slow the progression of Huntington's disease, giving hopes to patients suffering from the incurable disorder.<p>Scientists …

Earth-like conditions discovered by researchers on planet K2-18b which is 111 light years away- Technology News, Firstpost

An insurmountable amount of resources have been dedicated by all of our Earth's space agencies to locate extra-terrestrial life. The belief that our …

Signs Of Alien Life On Exoplanets Could Be Trapped Around Their Equators

Even if we were to find an Earth-like planet somewhere beyond the solar system, and it held promise of being habitable, we may not be able to find …

Earth Is Getting Hit by Too Much Anti-Matter, And Nobody Knows Why

What is going on?<p>Amid the high speed cosmic rays raining down on us from the depths of space are a handful of antimatter particles called …

Scientists created a synthetic molecule, and it could end antibiotic resistance

Transfer Prevention<p>Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, which includes both common bugs and so-called superbugs, is a serious and globally recognized …

Cassini Swan Song Image of Saturn Left Me Speechless

Planets and robots lack hearts and minds, but they’re especially good at impacting ours. In its last days before ending itself, human-built Cassini …

Astronomy

Is dark matter decay causing antimatter to smash into Earth?

Antimatter Abundance<p>In 2008, the space-based instrument PAMELA detected something unusual in Earth’s atmosphere — an overwhelming and surprising …

This Brown Dwarf Isn't a 'Failed Star' — It's a Magnetic Powerhouse

When is something too small to be a star, yet too massive to be a planet? When it's a brown dwarf, otherwise known as a "failed star." But if you …

The physics of time travel isn’t just the stuff of science fiction

We’re all time travelers nowadays. We project ourselves mentally into the misty past and the risky future. We revisit and revise our memories. We invent possible futures and explore them with anticipation and desire. We’re temporal experts and manipulators; we have flashbacks and flashforwards and …

Physics

Albert Einstein Proven Right on His Life Advice Being Worth More Than a Cash Tip

Physicist Albert Einstein, one of history’s greatest minds, has been proven right in the long term about a lot of things, like the continued success …

Physics

CERN Scientists Conclude that the Universe Should Not Exist

No, they're not just feeling a bit sad today.<p>Scientists at CERN are bemused as to why the universe exists, according to a new study.<p>As Cosmos …

Physics

Bird feeders might be changing bird beaks

Bird beaks might be evolving to better fit bird feeders. A study of great tits in the UK, where feeders are common, found the bird's beaks have grown …

Birds

You’ll be able to see Uranus with your naked eye tonight

It’s probably the only night you can host a Uranus viewing party and not get raided by the police.<p>The gas planet is going to be visible to the naked …

Flying Insects Are Disappearing at Huge Rates, And We Should All Be Worried

But we can help them survive!<p>Not long ago, a lengthy drive on a hot day wouldn't be complete without scraping bug guts off a windshield. But …

Ecology

Planet Nine Could Be Our Solar System's Missing 'Super Earth'

Planet Nine is out there, and astronomers are determined to find it, according to a new statement from NASA. In fact, mounting evidence suggests it's …

Science

Wait a second: What came before the big bang?

The Voorhes<p>Not everyone thinks the universe had a beginning.<p>Cosmologists used to think the universe was totally timeless: no beginning, no end. That might sound mind-melting, but it’s easier on the scientific brain than figuring out what a set starting point would mean, let alone when it would be. …

Dark Matter