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This crash course in machine learning could be your ticket to a new career

Machine learning is a close cousin to AI, wherein computers can progressively improve they way they perform certain tasks just by analyzing data and …

Machine Learning

Astronomers Spot Most Distant Supernova Ever Seen

An extraordinarily powerful "hypernova" a whopping 10.5 billion light-years from Earth is the most distant star explosion ever observed, a new study …

Universe

Some black holes erase your past

You can’t survive a passage into a black hole … or can you? A UC Berkeley mathematician says you could enter certain types of black holes, but your …

To measure the universe's expansion, we might need new physics

A Constant Discrepancy<p>As far as astronomers can tell, the universe is continuing to expand — and our understanding of how it is doing this needs to …

Some black holes erase your past

In the real world, your past uniquely determines your future. If a physicist knows how the universe starts out, she can calculate its future for all …

Astronomers Just Found Some of The Most Massive Black Holes Discovered in Our Universe

And they have no idea how they grow so huge.<p>A study on dozens of galaxies within several billion light years of our own has revealed black holes that …

Pluto might be a planet again. Let’s talk about why this matters.

Scientists aren’t just jerking you around—this is about something more than your childhood nostalgia<p>Prepare yourself—the Pluto debate has returned, and people are <i>not</i> going to be able to shut up about it. Pluto might be about to regain its planethood.<p>It might feel like scientists are jerking you …

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

Quantum Physics

Dwarf planet Ceres boasts organic compounds, raising prospect of life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft has detected carbon-based materials, similar to what may have been the building blocks for life on Earth, on the Texas-sized dwarf planet Ceres that orbits between Mars and Jupiter in the main asteroid belt, scientists said on Thursday.<p>The finding …

What Is The Universe's Third Most Common Element?

In the earliest stages of the Universe, it was too hot to form neutral atoms or even atomic nuclei, as they’d immediately be blasted apart by a collision. By time the Universe had expanded and cooled enough that we could form stable nuclei, things were sparse enough that we wound up with 75% …

Universe

Why science will never know everything about our Universe

There is so much we’ve discovered and so far that we’ve come. But there’s a limit to knowledge we’ll never be able to overcome.<p><i>“To know that we know</i> …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

‘The Walking Dead’ Comic Shatters A Sales Record By Lowering Its Cost To A Shiny Quarter

<i>The Walking Dead</i> is a sure bet in comics. In any given month of 2016, the series — written by Robert Kirkman, drawn by Charlie Adlard, and published by Image Comics — sold between 67k-90k issues, according to Comichron. At $2.99 a pop, that’s between $200k-$269k a month for one title alone. But …

We can't directly see black holes. But this time lapse shows the awesome power of their gravity.

Watch: stars orbit the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy.<p>No astronomer has even seen a black hole through a telescope. They’re dark, often occluded by matter, and actually very small compared with many of the stars in the sky. We’ve never directly seen the ring of material around …

Two monster black holes found lurking in nearby galaxies

The black holes were discovered behind clouds of gas in two nearby galaxies, the closest of which is 38 million light years away.<p>Astronomers claim …

Universe

Scientists Found Two Black Holes Right Near the Milky Way

NASA's x-ray telescope gives us a glimpse into the centers of nearby galaxies.<p>There are two super-massive black holes hidden at the centers of nearby …

Universe

NASA Announces Two New Asteroid Missions

The poet E.E. Cummings wrote, “—listen: there’s a hell / of a good universe next door; let’s go.” And go we shall: NASA’s Discovery Program announced …

Astronomers Found the Universe's Largest Particle Accelerator

Two of the most powerful phenomena in the universe are occurring right next to each other.<p>NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory has spotted a unique structure in the cosmos: the largest particle accelerator in the known universe. The accelerator is caused by two of the most energetic phenomena in the …

Incredible New Image Shows the Earth and Moon From Mars

During a recent calibration exercise, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a remarkable view of Earth and its moon from a distance of 127 …

Here’s How Beautiful A Sky Full Of Black Holes Would Be

While we’re endlessly fascinated with black holes, we can’t physically see them. “Black” isn’t a euphemism; since even light can’t escape them, there’s nothing for the naked eye to see. But if we could see them, the night sky would look vastly different, and far more colorful.<p>The images were …

A meteorite recently slammed into Mars and left this giant black stain of a crater

Like Earth, planet Mars is a shooting gallery for rogue space rocks that zip around at tens of thousands of miles per hour.<p>But the red planet has barely 1% of the atmosphere of Earth's to slow down, vaporize, and break up any of these stray lumps of stone and metal.<p>It also lacks the flowing surface …

A Mysterious Deep Space Radio Burst Has Finally Been Traced Back To Its Origin

It was created by an unimaginably powerful object.<p>Fast Radio Bursts are one of the universe’s most tantalising mysteries.<p>These huge cosmic signals …

Universe

Remember those mysterious radio signals from space? Scientists have located their origin! - IBTimes India

Scientists have now located the origin of FRBs, or fast radio bursts, but are still divided on what their possible source is.<p>Remember those …

NASA Is Actually Going to Visit That Insane Metallic World

There’s nothing quite like Psyche anywhere else in our solar system—a small asteroid belt object made entirely of iron-nickel metal. Which is why …

Space Exploration

Scientists Just Discovered a Brand-New Type of Galaxy

We've never seen anything like this before.<p>Scientists have discovered a rare type of galaxy some 359 million light-years away from Earth, with a …

Universe

In a first, scientists detect 'fast radio bursts' from beyond the Milky Way galaxy

Sifting through the heavens like prospectors panning silt for a glint of gold, astronomers say they have finally pinpointed the source of so-called fast radio bursts – brief, powerful and mysterious flashes of light.<p>The discovery, described in a paper in Nature and two others in Astrophysical …

Alien hunting 2017: Focus will be on Europa and Enceladus moons - IBTimes India

This year, look out for a lot of chatter on the two moons as scientists start laying groundwork for two flagship missions set to launch in the next …

Mesentery: New organ discovered inside human body by scientists (and now there are 79 of them)

A new organ has been discovered hiding in plain sight inside the human body.<p>Known as the mesentery, it was previously thought to be just a few …

Medical School

NASA's Curiosity rover spots purple rocks on Mars

Mars may appear red when viewed from Earth, but NASA's Curiosity rover has captured an up-close photo of the planet's mountainous landscape, with purple-colored rocks littered across the foreground.<p>This remarkable new photo was captured near the base of Mars' Mount Sharp. The image's three frames …