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EmDrive: Beating NASA, China claims to have carried out successful test of 'impossible technology'

NASA has been trying to make the hypothetical technology, but China claims that it has successfully carried out a test.<p>The China National Space …

Beer Battered Onion Rings Recipe

"Beer battered onion rings - my mother-in-law taught me this. You can actually use this batter for a lot of things, like zucchini, eggplant, …

Onions

Dark matter now has a 'face' and it could help us finally find the elusive particles

Evidence for dark matter was first spotted in the 1930s, but it wasn't until the 1980s that astronomers started really searching for it. And they're …

Dark Matter

Dave the earthworm found to the biggest ever in UK and then immediately killed by scientists

The biggest earthworm ever found in Britain has been discovered and then immediately killed by scientists.<p>Dave was the size of a small snake – 40cm …

The Sixth Mass Extinction Will Be Like Nothing In Earth's History

The sixth mass extinction—the one that seven billion humans are doing their darnedest to trigger at this very moment—is shaping up to be like nothing …

Biodiversity

How big is the universe? Attempting to answer one of astronomy’s most complex questions

The universe is a <i>big</i> place, and it’s hard to fathom the immense size given our finite ideas of distance here on Earth. Because of this, determining …

Universe

A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

Universe

Major global study reveals new hypertension and blood pressure genes - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Thirty-one new gene regions linked with blood pressure have been identified in one of the largest genetic studies of blood pressure to date, …

Unintended consequences of creating the world's first semisynthetic organism

(Phys.org)—In 2014, the incorporation of two artificial letters of genetic code into the DNA of Escherichia coli gave the bacteria the distinction of …

E.coli

Bill Nye explains what would happen if all the sea ice melted

Understanding climate change is vexing for most people. It’s complicated and happens on a large scale, and yet it moves at a seemingly glacial …

Global Warming

Measuring forces in the DNA molecule: First direct measurements of base-pair bonding strength

First direct measurements of base-pair bonding strength<p>DNA, our genetic material, normally has the structure of a twisted rope ladder. Experts call …

Biochemistry

There Could Have Been Life On Venus

Scientists believe Venus was once Earth-like. How is this possible and what caused the planet to turn toxic?<p>Fans of old Looney Tunes will recall that …

NASA’s latest mission will show if asteroid mining will be a real threat to the global platinum industry

A successful space mission could alter the destiny of Rustenburg, a dusty mining district in South Africa.<p>On Sept. 8, NASA launched the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer or OSIRIS-Rex. OSIRIS-Rex’s mission is to travel to the asteroid Bennu and …

Space Exploration

Glorious new images show Titan’s dunes

Cassini spacecraft will begin its grand finale at Saturn in 2017. This was one of Cassini’s last close flybys of Saturn’s large moon, Titan.<p>In 2017, …

Astronomy

We’ve destroyed one-tenth of Earth’s wilderness in just 2 decades

When most people think about conservation, they probably imagine saving the panda, or some other threatened creature, or maybe protecting whatever …

Scientists Have Identified Schadenfreude Brain Cells

Secretly gloating over the misfortunes of others (a.k.a. <i>schadenfreude</i>) might not be the most noble of human traits, but it’s certainly universal—so …

Curiosity Rover's Proximity To Possible Water Raises Planetary Protection Concerns

After four years on Mars, the Curiosity rover has made some pretty impressive discoveries. These have ranged from characterizing what Mars’ …

British Columbia

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NASA plans to rejoin the ESA's gravitational waves project

NASA was supposed to be the European Space Agency's partner in the quest to measure gravitational waves, but it had to drop out in 2011 due to budgetary constraints. According to <i>Science</i>, though, NASA officials changed their minds after a team of scientists confirmed the existence of these …

Do dolphins use language?

Dolphins use words and sentences to speak to each other much like humans do, a new study says. The next step, researchers say, is figuring out how to …

Linguistics
Black Holes

Sorry, But The 5-Second Rule Was Debunked by Science Yet Again

Bacteria waits for no one.<p>Researchers have once again debunked the 5-second rule, where food is apparently 'safe' to eat if dropped on the floor and …

TV shows

We’ve Destroyed 10 Percent of Earth’s Wilderness Since 1992

”If these trends continue, there could be no globally significant wilderness areas left in less than a century.”<p>According to a new study published last week in <i>Cell</i>, humans have managed to destroy 10 percent of Earth's wilderness since 1992, providing further proof that our species is really bad at …

Biodiversity

A GIF guide to epigenetics, the little-understood partner to our DNA

Last year a study came out that made a bold, unsettling claim: The children of holocaust survivors contained fingerprints of their parents’ trauma in …

Genetics

Interstellar Clouds Eroded Martian Atmosphere

It turns out that solar wind may not be the only culprit behind Mars' thinned atmosphere.<p>A long time ago, Mars had an atmosphere thick enough to …

Scientists move step closer to solving fusion plasma dilemma - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST claims to have made yet another step towards finding a solution to one of the critical but unsolved …

The 'Earth Next Door' May Have a Breathable Atmosphere - And We Could Find Out in 2 Years

Eep.<p>The funny thing about the discovery of Proxima b - the closest planet to our Solar System, which is also rocky, Earth-sized, and potentially …

Universe

A riddle for our time

One of the most remarkable successes of astrophysics in the last century was its discovery that the age of the universe as measured by its oldest …

Cosmology

Father's Childbearing Age Can Hugely Affect Children's Mental Health And Academic Performance, Science Says

This article looks at the challenges facing older fathers, and looks at the benefits of becoming a parent later in life.