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This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter—and Scientists Are Baffled

If astronomers really have found an "undark" galaxy, it’s a strong clue that dark matter is real.<p>An unusual galaxy far, far away is stumping astronomers not because of what’s there, but because of what’s missing.<p><b>What is this thing?</b><p>About 65 million light-years away, the galaxy called NGC1052-DF2 is …

Dark Matter

Paris opens its first-ever naked restaurant

A country known for its laissez-faire attitude to nudity, France already boasts stacks of beaches, campsites and pools that can be enjoyed in the …

France

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent from $307 a Night, Ranked by Price

You don't have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not …

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO: The Exposure Triangle Explained

Ask any beginner photographer - and plenty of experienced ones, too - what the most difficult aspect of understanding photography is, and I'm willing …

A Gentle Introduction To Graph Theory

So many things in the world would have never come into existence if there hadn’t been a problem that needed solving. This truth applies to …

Mathematics

Modern travel has made most places accessible, but these are the world's hardest-to-reach places

Modern travel is so fast and powerful that you can get to most places on earth within 24 hours. There are still some places that are hard to reach though, and a new video has been compiled by RealLifeLore to show us the places that are the most difficult to access.<p>There are even some where no one …

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Microsoft’s AI has learnt how to write it’s own code and create its own programs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>An AI that can code and build new computer programs from scratch could change the world, give rise to a whole new generation …

Google tests AI’s natural killer instincts, discovers society must be very, very careful

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>As artificial intelligence is embedded into more of our world’s digital fabric inevitably AI’s will come into conflict with …

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

New molecule knocks out superbugs' immunity to antibiotics

One of the most terrifyingly-plausible doomsday scenarios is the rise of superbugs, strains of bacteria that are evolving a resistance to our most …

Why the Humble Push-Up Could Be the Key to the Body You Want

It turned Jake Gyllenhaal into a prize fighter, and it can do the same for you.<p>The one exercise that can be performed anywhere at any time, the push-up is, nevertheless, an often misunderstood and under appreciated aspect of bodyweight fitness.<p>Many men ditch it early on in their workout lives for …

Distant black hole may disprove Einstein's theory of relativity

More than 26,000 light years away, deep within the heart of our galaxy, lies Sagittarius A* - four millions Suns' worth of unseen mass concentrated …

Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge<p><b>What was the high point of your trip?</b><br>When my sister joined me for a short while in Argentina. We’d been there for two days and a man stopped on the side of the road and began …

South America

10 Things No One Tells You About... Rome

While many American travelers head to Rome to see the Colosseum and other famous ruins, the Eternal City has so much more to offer. Allow me to fill …

This Instagrammer's fairytale images of Moscow in the snow are dazzlingly gorgeous

A talented photographer has captured a series of magical photos of Moscow in the snow, and they are picture-perfect romantic portraits of the Russian capital.<p>Kristina Makeeva’s Instagram is awash with gorgeous winter scenes that have an almost fairytale feel to them.<p>Russia’s largest city is known …

Keeping your details safe in a database is the least a site can do, but password security is complex. Here’s what it all means<p>From Yahoo, MySpace and TalkTalk to Ashley Madison and Adult Friend Finder, personal information has been stolen by hackers from around the world.<p>But with each hack there’s …

Information Systems

Awesome Is What The 2016 National Geographic 'Nature Photographer Of The Year' Winners Are

And their work is breathtaking, astonishing, stunning ...<p>Just like last year, the winners of the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest amaze and astound us.<p>This year the Grand Prize goes to Greg Lecoeur’s jaw-dropping shot of the feeding frenzy that accompanies sardine …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

Don’t panic, but Google’s AI is now smarter than human doctors

Humanity’s relentless march towards a future where machines rule everything gained some ground today, as Google revealed that one of its fancy …

Remarkable theory says there's no gravity, no dark matter, and Einstein was wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

Dark Matter

The Science behind Yoga

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to …

How Astronomers Found Our Cosmic Address

Imagine visiting a far distant galaxy and addressing a postcard to your loved ones back home. You might begin with your house on your street in your …

Scientists may have discovered the algorithm for Human intelligence

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>It seems algorithms rule the world, now scientists think they have identified the algorithm responsible for human …

Google Artificial Intelligence Whiz Describes Our Sci-Fi Future

The next time you enter a query into Google’s search engine or consult the company’s map service for directions to a movie theater, remember that a …

Photos: Eight years of American strip clubs, through the lens of a dancer

‘Love for sale’ in the 1990s<p>Being an artist is never easy. Photographer Juliana Beasley knew this intuitively when she started dancing in 1992. As a …

A study of NASA's 'impossible' space thruster just passed scientific peer review

After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has <i>finally</i> been peer-reviewed and published. And it shows that the 'impossible' propulsion system really does appear to work.<p>The NASA Eagleworks Laboratory team even put forward a hypothesis for how the EM Drive …

Why Our First Alien Encounter Could Happen Soon

We could discover life on the nearest Earth-like planets within the next ten years.<p>It’s one of the great questions of our age: Are we alone in the universe? A long line of films—from <i>Contact</i> to <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i> to the latest entry, <i>Arrival</i>—have explored whether intelligent life is …

This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …