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What if out current hypothesis for the cause of Alzheimer's disease is all wrong?

For decades, a single overriding hypothesis has guided the majority of research into Alzheimer's disease, but after a string of failed major clinical …

Milestone claimed as experimental nuclear reactor reaches temperature of the Sun

The pursuit of nuclear fusion is inspired by the collision of atomic nuclei in stars, which fuse together to form helium atoms and release huge …

Physicists Used Atomic Clocks to Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in a 14-Year Experiment

A foundational thought experiment in Einstein’s theory of general relativity just got its most precise confirmation ever by turning the entire Earth into a laboratory.<p>Monday, physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology published the results of a 14-year experiment that used …

A Major Physics Experiment Just Found Hints of 'Sterile' Particles That Shouldn't Exist

We need to sit down.<p>A neutrino detector has just made an incredible detection: far more of the mysterious particles than they expected. And the best …

What Is Dark Matter?

Physicists and astronomers have determined that most of the material in the universe is “dark matter”—whose existence we infer from its gravitational …

Don't Be Afraid of the Multiverse

Rumors of science's demise have been greatly exaggerated.<p>Almost anybody who has ever thought deeply about the universe sooner or later wonders if there is more than one of them. Whether a multiplicity of universes—known as a multiverse—actually exists has been a contentious issue since ancient …

Physics

European Physicists Just Tested Quantum Entanglement in Massive Atom Clouds

Three separate teams all achieved the same result.<p>From tunnelling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Pig Brains Can Be Kept Alive out of the Body. Human Brains May Be Next.

by Kristin Houser April 26, 2018 Hard Science 10937<p>At a National Institutes of Health (NIH) meeting last month, Yale neuroscientist Nenad Sestan …

The Brain

Scientists use graphene to squeeze light to just one atom thick paving the way for tiny switches and sensors

Breakthrough in light compression heralds dawn of a new age of technological possibilities<p>Graphene is regarded as one of the ultimate materials we …

The Planet That Took Us Beyond the Solar System

An unusual discovery in the 1990s paved the way for space telescopes to spot thousands of exoplanets.<p><i>Updated on April 16 at 4:19 p.m. ET</i><p>For millennia, the only planets we knew of were the ones in our own solar system. That changed in October 1995, when a pair of Swiss astrophysicists discovered a …

Telescopes

Here's exactly how much paychecks changed after tax reform for people at every income level from $20,000 to $269,000 a year

The new tax law, which changed the 2018 tax brackets, went into effect at the start of this year.<p>By February, many Americans began to notice a bump in their take-home pay because of the law.<p>The IRS released new guidelines in January, known as tax-withholding tables, that help employers calculate …

Fast Food

New Study on Black Hole Magnetic Fields Has Thrown a Huge Surprise at Astronomers

Space is full of mysteries.<p>For the first time, scientists have studied the magnetic field of a black hole inside the Milky Way in multiple …

Black Holes

Supercomputer provides black hole breakthrough

Scientists have gained insights into the most mysterious phenomena in modern astronomy, the relativistic jets from black holes.<p>Using supercomputer …

'Serious gap' in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physics

<b>A mathematical discrepancy in the expansion rate of the Universe is now "pretty serious", and could point the way to a major discovery in physics, says a Nobel laureate.</b><p>The most recent results suggest the inconsistency is not going away.<p>Prof Adam Riess told BBC News that an unknown phenomenon, such …

Physics

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>How does memory work? The further we seem to dive in, the more questions we stumble …

Graphene material turns into diamond-like armor when shot with a bullet

The incredible wonder-material, graphene, never ceases to amaze.<p>Bulletproof vests of the future could be made of a swank, super-flexible material …

Nanotech

Physicists Demonstrate How to Reverse of the Arrow of Time - MIT Technology Review

One of the more curious challenges in physics is to understand the nature of time. At the microscopic level, the laws of physics are symmetric with …

Quantum Physics