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Tipster’s Warning to F.B.I. on Florida Shooting Suspect: ‘I Know He’s Going to Explode’

The warnings that law enforcement officials received about Nikolas Cruz were anything but subtle.<p>“I know he’s going to explode,” a woman who knew Mr. Cruz said on the F.B.I.’s tip line on Jan. 5. Her big worry was that he might resort to slipping “into a school and just shooting the place up.” …

Crime

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

Dental Care

Magic mushrooms "reset" key brain circuits in depressed people

‘Shrooming Through Sadness<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use as party drugs, but less so for …

10+ Unique Photos of The Eclipse You Really Need to See

Wowowowow.<p>If you're currently residing somewhere in the continental United States, chances are you were able to glimpse at least a partial solar …

NASA Destroyed Hundreds of Mystery Tapes Found in a Dead Man’s Basement

More than 300 data reels, some from Apollo-Era missions, were discovered in a deceased Pennsylvania man’s basement, FOIA documents reveal.<p>Just weeks before Christmas in 2015, NASA learned of a tantalizing discovery.<p>In the basement of a deceased Pennsylvania man's home sat 325 magnetic data reels …

Space Science

'Peculiar' radio signals emerge from nearby star

Some very "peculiar signals" have been noticed coming from a star just 11 light-years away, scientists in Puerto Rico say.<p>The mystery has gripped the …

NASA’s Hubble captures stunning photo that will make you feel insignificant

We go about our lives here on planet Earth — doing our jobs, cashing paychecks, and raising families — and most of the time we don’t question just …

Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole May Reveal the Universe's Hidden Fifth Force

Redefining Physics<p>For the most part, we seem to have our universe figured out: there are four fundamental forces that govern the interactions of …

Introducing The 'Chit' - The World's First One-Bit Chemical Hard Drive

Storing data in chemicals.<p>In classical computing, information is stored in bits that are read by physical phenomena such as electricity. You might …

Is Intelligence Genetic?

A study has found 52 genes responsible for intelligence, raising questions.<p><b>By Raffaele Ferrari, UCL</b><p>Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what …

A Powerful Energy Beam in Space Seems to Exceed the Speed of Light

A Fascinating Cosmic Q-Tip<p>In the Galaxy M87 (which was created when two other galaxies merged), a jet of hot plasma — caused by gas being sucked into …

Watch a Simple Experiment Make Sense of Quantum Mechanics

“No One Understands Quantum Mechanics”<p>Quantum mechanics: a branch of physics that is, to many, confusing and misunderstood. It encompasses and deals …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

Google’s mysterious new Fuchsia OS has a UI now

We’ve known for a while now that Google is working on a mysterious new operating system known as “Fuchsia.” Unlike Android or Chrome OS that are based on Linux, Fuchsia is built on a new, Google-built kernel called “Magenta” instead.<p>It turns out Fuchsia has come a long way from the command line …

Scientists Uncover a Higher State of Consciousness

Neuroscientists from the University of Sussex made a pretty neat discovery as they claim to have just found evidence of a higher state of …

Consciousness

6 Photography Tips for Making Puddles Look Epic

Spring is in full swing, which means it’s time to dust off your camera and head back outdoors. Don’t let April showers keep you from taking photos! …

Landscape Photography

Scientists make the case to restore Pluto’s planet status

Johns Hopkins University scientist Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: Regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the …

OK, WTF Is a Time Crystal?

Physicists have made a new phase of matter called a time crystal—but what does that even mean?<p>Last month, a team of physicists from UC Berkeley said they'd created a blueprint for a new phase of matter called a time crystal. Their paper, in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, turned what was once a pretty far …

SpaceX Is About to Send a Lethal Superbug Into Orbit

To mutate the hell out of it.<p>SpaceX is preparing to launch a lethal, antibiotic-resistant superbug into orbit on February 14, to live its days in the …

Humble red berry could be the answer to deadly superbugs

The rise of deadly superbugs which are resistant to antibiotics could be thwarted by a humble and widely available red berry, scientists have said.<p>Researchers seeking to understand why traditional healers in the Amazon rainforest use Brazilian peppertree berries to treat skin complaints found the …

Medicine

Climate change: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause'

<b>A controversial study that found there has been no slowdown in global warming has been supported by new research.</b><p>Many researchers had accepted that the rate of global warming had slowed in the first 15 years of this century.<p>But new analysis in the journal Science Advances replicates findings that …

Climate Change

Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads'

<b>People who live near major roads have higher rates of dementia, research published in the Lancet suggests.</b><p>As many as 11% of dementia cases in people living within 50m of a major road could be down to traffic, the study suggests.<p>The researchers, who followed nearly 2m people in Canada over 11 years, …

Biomedicine

CES 2017: Intel VR headset turns living room into game

<b>Intel has shown off a headset that can replace a room's pre-scanned furniture with more appropriate video game scenery in virtual reality.</b><p>The capabilities of the firm's Project Alloy headset, currently in development, were demoed at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>Chief executive Brian Krzanich said …

Augmented Reality

Here's How We Can Power 100% of the World With Renewable Energy

By Jeff Masters<p>Here's a 2017 New Year's resolution I'd like to see the nations of the world adopt: an immediate international effort to invest in a …

Always Be Prepared

Fort Bragg, 2016 #ricohgriiYou never know when a good photo opportunity will present itself to you.Always be prepared.I’m not sure if you know this— …

Street Photography

New life beckons for Bangladesh's 'Tree Man' as surgery begins

<b>Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN) —</b> Not even in his wildest dreams did Abul Bajandra think he would live to see this day.<p>Lying on a hospital bed at Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh's so-called "Tree Man" is just hours away from the first round of surgery that will hopefully change his life for the better.<p>He …

Physiology

Gravitational Waves: Did Merging Black Holes Form from Single Star?

Could a single, dying star give birth to not one, but two black holes? Stranger things have happened in space.<p>About 1.3 billion years ago, two black …

Radio flash tracked to faraway galaxy

<b>For the first time, scientists have tracked the source of a "fast radio burst" - a fleeting explosion of radio waves which, in this case, came from a galaxy six billion light-years away.</b><p>The cause of the big flash, only the seventeenth ever detected, remains a puzzle, but spotting a host galaxy is a …

Telescopes

Scientists discover pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases

Scientists have discovered pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases, paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and treatment.<p>Researchers said the findings were the launch pad to investigate new treatments because doctors currently have little insight into which will be most effective for …

Cancer

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Genetics