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Weather In Space: It Could Be Raining Rubies And Sapphires On Exoplanet HAT-P-7b

There’s an exoplanet with clouds so hot they could rain rubies and sapphires, scientists at the University of Warwick in England say.<p>The planet, a …

New CRISPR gene-editing tool removes cells' natural undo button

The CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool promises to radically change how disease is treated, with potential for tackling muscular dystrophy, HIV and …

Genetics

Quantum Gravity Research Could Unearth the True Nature of Time

Theoretical physicists striving to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity into an all-encompassing theory of quantum gravity face what’s …

NASA Just Published Hundreds Of Stunning Gifs – These Are 10 Of The Best

You'll be blown away.<p>With access to Earth’s best telescopes and most distant spacecraft, it’s no surprise that NASA’s space photography is …

GIF Animations

Storms Made of Rubies and Sapphires Ravage This Distant Gas Giant

British astronomers struck gold (well, rubies and sapphires, technically), when they discovered that a gas giant more than 1,000 light-years away …

Astronomy

How energy efficiency could drive business growth

Norman Miller investigates how bringing energy costs down can kick-start a business.<p>When it comes to energy supplies, businesses may think their only concern is ensuring the smallest impact on their bottom line.<p>But these days, energy is more than simply a cost; savvy providers can present real …

NHS accused of spending 'more time on cover ups than saving lives'

The NHS stands accused of “covering up” failings behind patient deaths in a landmark report which warns that not a single hospital is properly probing deaths which warrant investigation.<p>The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said too many families who sought the truth about the deaths of their loved …

How Rising Ocean Acidity Could Send Us Into A Downward Spiral

Our oceans are getting more acidic, and it’s having big effects on some very small animals—with worrying implications.<p>Ocean acidification, a result of excess carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, can disrupt plankton blooms, according to new research published in <i>Nature Geosciences</i>. It’s a troubling …

Climate Change

Scientists Have Made a Diamond That's Harder Than Diamond

Nature's toughest material just got upgraded.<p>When most people think about the hardest naturally occurring material on Earth, they think of diamonds - …

Chemistry

Hammond admits Brexit will take too long - and be too expensive - for Britain to stick to the Article 50 timeline

That, in essence, was the answer Philip Hammond gave the Treasury select committee this afternoon when asked if Britain could stick to the two-year Article 50 timeline that would see the country leave the EU in March 2019 with no transitional deal.<p>"The further we go into this discussion, the more …

United Kingdom

Watch a Resting Brain Light Up With Activity

A little over a decade ago, neuroscientists began using a new technique to inspect what was going on in the brains of their subjects. Rather than …

"Brightest Supernova Ever" Turns Out to Be a Star Ripped Apart by a Supermassive Black Hole

The event was originally classified as the largest supernova ever documented, but it turns out that it was something even more volatile.<p>Last year, light from an incredibly violent and luminous explosion in a galaxy some 3.8 billion light-years away finally reached us here on Earth. The event, named …

GOP’s big overreach is coming: Another terrible new plan to “save” Social Security by destroying it

Nobody campaigned on slashing Social Security benefits, but Republicans in Congress just can’t help themselves<p>One of the many quirks of the 2016 presidential campaign was that both major-party candidates ran on explicit promises to not ruin Social Security.<p>Hillary Clinton, after feeling some …

Retirement

Modular sidewalk paving system harvests solar & kinetic energy, and is made from recycled plastic

<b>Move over, solar freakin' roadways. A Hungarian startup is generating energy from sidewalks with its pavers.</b><p>Although conventional wisdom has it that …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

Why ‘taking it easy’ might be the motto that could save your life

This was the year we decided to take our Generalized Anxiety Disorder in our hands. Sales of adult colouring books spiked worldwide and Japanese …

Gravitational waves discovery wins Breakthrough of the Year award

The <i>Physics World</i> Breakthrough of the Year has been awarded to the Ligo team for its discovery of gravitational waves.<p>Gravitational waves are ripples …

Quantum Mechanics