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China’s ‘Monkey King’ Dark Matter Satellite Has Produced Some Unusual Results

The Earth happens to be located in one of the weirdest places imaginable: the Universe. Like, whatever this Universe is and whatever rules it …

Physics

Scientists Reverse Arrow of Time in Quantum Experiment — NOVA Next

Time only moves forward—or does it?<p>Physicists refer to this idea as the “arrow of time,” and the idea of unidirectional time seems to hold true for …

Quantum Mechanics

How Variable Stars Shine in the Oral Traditions of Aboriginal Australians

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Venezuela is losing its last glacier

Venezuela’s last glacier is about to disappear, making it the first country in modern history to lose all of its glaciers.<p><i>This article is republished</i> …

Global Warming

Do black holes collapse?

These cosmic sink-holes do gradually shrink, but it’s impossible to get any more compact than a black hole.<p>The Schwarzschild radius (event horizon) …

Physicists Just Quantum Entangled Two Silicon Chips That Can Share Information

They're building a quantum internet!<p>In the science of quantum communication, the challenge has always been prolonging the entangled state that the …

Quantum Mechanics

Deep in The Ocean, There's a 'Shadow Zone' Where The Water Is 2,000 Years Old

An airless, mysterious abyss.<p>The oldest water in the ocean didn't reach its advanced years by accident.<p>Deep in the North Pacific, a vast stretch of …

Promising autism drug shows early success in animal tests

There is currently no single drug treatment for autism. Many doctors treat autistic patients with a variety of psychotropic drugs geared at managing …

Photos of cracks running across the basement of San Francisco's leaning, sinking skyscraper are unreal

The situation over at Millennium Tower, a 58-story skyscraper in San Francisco that is sinking and leaning, is likely to get worse before it gets better.<p>Earlier this month, "60 Minutes" aired a segment on the troubled tower that showed huge cracks running across the basement of Millennium …

San Francisco

15000 scientists warn time is running out to save the planet

Twenty five years ago, a majority of the world’s living Nobel Laureates united to sign a warning letter about the Earth; today, scientists have taken …

IBM Just Announced an Insanely Powerful 50-Qubit Quantum Computer

Along with even more quantum computing records.<p>At the IEEE Industry Summit on the Future of Computing in Washington DC on Friday, IBM announced the …

Quantum Computing

MIT's new flow battery breathes air to cut costs of renewable energy storage

Renewable energy might be clean, but it's not always reliable if the Sun ducks behind clouds or the wind slacks off. To counter that variability, the …

Clean Energy

Scientists discover more than 600 new periodic orbits of the famous three body problem

The famous three-body problem can be traced back to Isaac Newton in 1680s, thereafter Lagrange, Euler, Poincare and so on. Studies on the three-body …

Isaac Newton

A Girl Screamed So Hard at a One Direction Concert That Her Lungs Collapsed

Doctors have never seen this before.<p>Turns out there's a fine line between 'screaming at the top of your lungs' and 'screaming until your lungs …

Millions of Dollars Worth of Gold And Silver Is Ending Up in Sewers in Switzerland

One man's waste...?<p>We've all flushed something down the toilet we wish we hadn't, but apparently there's more of a goldmine down there than you might …

This Overlooked Theory Could Be The Missing Piece That Explains How The EM Drive Works

What if it doesn't break the laws of physics?<p>Ever since the EM drive first made headlines, science lovers have puzzled over how the propulsion system …

Physics

Scientists think they know how life as we know it began, and it involves meteorites

Humanity has long wondered where we come from, or why life itself even exists in the first place. It’s the ultimate question for many, and countless …

Meteorites

Researchers Have Discovered a Previously Unknown Role For The Brain's Hippocampus

Whoa!<p>That sea-horse shaped chunk of grey matter deep inside our skull called the hippocampus has a job on its resume we've never seen before – …

Neuroscience

What Is a Photon in Physics?

Photons Are a "Bundle of Energy"<p>A <i>photon</i> is a particle of light defined as a discrete bundle (or <i>quantum</i>) of electromagnetic (or light) energy. Photons …

Physics

Scientists Just Made The First Quantum-Encrypted International Video Call

The future is here.<p>President Chunli Bai of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing had a meeting yesterday with President Anton Zeilinger of the …

Quantum Mechanics

Are the Fundamental Constants of the Universe Changing?

The light emitted from quasars might help us find out.<p>Everything we know about the universe is based on laws of physics which we assume to be constant and unchanging. But are they? Astrophysicists are looking at the universal constants that underlie the laws of physics to see if they may have …

What Could We Lose if a NASA Climate Mission Goes Dark?

In late August, as Hurricane Harvey began smashing into the Texas coast, a flood of data began pouring in along with the catastrophic quantities of rainwater. It wasn’t from the nonstop news coverage on CNN and elsewhere; it was from the transmissions that lay behind it, in the pulses of …

Global Warming

A stroke took away this neuroscientist's sense of past and future

Jill Bolte Taylor recalls all the things she forgot.<p>As a neuroanatomist at Harvard, I studied how our brain creates our perception of ­reality. And then one morning, I woke up with a sharp pain directly behind my left eye. In the course of four hours, I lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, …

The Brain

Astronomers Observe Cosmic Jellyfish Feeding Supermassive Black Holes

It’s an exciting month for astronomers at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile as they discover a new way in which supermassive black holes are fed, …

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s …

Quantum Mechanics

Chinese Scientists Achieve Data Transfer via Underwater Teleportation

A Shanghai-based team of researchers has published new research claiming that they’ve teleported particles through seawater as a method of creating …

An Electric Revolution: New Study Shows Fluid-Like Motion of Electrons in Graphene

Be Like Water<p>In graphene, electrons move in strange ways. Their unusual and fluid-like behavior was observed by scientists at the National Graphene …

Chemistry

Important things found in Antarctica this week: 91 volcanoes and also a fruitcake

And what they can tell us about the mysterious southern continent.<p>Volcanoes in Antarctica and chunks of fruit in fruitcake are both way more common than you might think. But at least the dried cherries won’t contribute to climate change.<p>This week, a group of researchers from the University of …

Geology

Wild Theory Suggests Heavy Metals Came From Parasitic Black Holes

If you were to rank the wildest things in the universe, there are a few obvious contenders: gamma rays, fast radio bursts, and quasars, for example. …

San Diego

July ties record for warmest month on Earth, but I'm sure we have nothing to worry about

In a surprising finding, NASA released data Tuesday showing that July 2017 is tied for the warmest such month on record, statistically deadlocked …

Global Warming