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Earth’s Space Weather Can Storm From Nuclear Explosions In Planet’s Atmosphere

No matter how small humans are on the great scale of the universe, we can still change it. NASA says we are even powerful enough to affect space …

Volcanic eruption captured by drones in Guatemala

Violent volcanic eruptions in Guatemala have been captured by drones for the first time.<p>A team of scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge flew the unmanned vehicles 3,700m (12139ft) over the Volcan de Fuego, which erupts every three to four weeks.<p>The plumes of ash and gas expelled …

This App Puts a Science Lab in Your Pocket

Most everyone seems to agree that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education is the way of the future. STEM educated workers …

This Couple Makes Up To $9000 Per Instagram Photo While Traveling, And Here’s How They Do It

Jack Morris and Lauren Bullen have been living what most people on Instagram would call “life goals” since they met in Fiji last year. Not only do …

Astronomers just turned on a planet-size telescope to take a picture of a black hole

Every image you’ve seen of a black hole is an illustration. A giant “virtual” telescope may change that.<p>The closest astronomers have come to directly “seeing” a black hole happened last year, when the LIGO observatory detected the spacetime-warping gravitational waves radiating from a pair of black …

This New Treatment Has Successfully Increased Stamina And Reversed Hair Loss

How to 'retire' old, damaged cells.<p>Researchers have developed a new peptide therapy that reverses some of the symptoms of ageing in mice, including …

Scientists Think Dark Energy Might Be Just an Illusion

Dark Energy: Captivating and Confusing<p>Dark energy and matter, two hot-button subjects of physics that have captivated and stumped enthusiasts and …

What Does A Black Hole Look Like? Event Horizon Telescope May Soon Image The Boundary Of No Return

Black holes are perhaps the most mysterious class of objects in the known universe. Part of the enigma stems from the fact that despite overwhelming …

Science says parents of successful kids have 17 things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

Albert Einstein's letter to Iowa science teacher fetches $54K at auction

A letter sent from Albert Einstein to an Iowa high school teacher sold at auction Thursday for $53,503.75.<p>Einstein penned the letter in 1953 in reply …

Man receives someone else's reprogrammed stem cells

The donation forges a new path for treating diseases.<p>The concept of using stem cells for transplants just became a truly practical reality: a Japanese man with age-related macular degeneration has received the first transplant of stem cells from another human donor. Doctors repurposed the donor's …

Stem Cells

April Fools' Comet Coming Close To Earth April 1

There’s a comet headed towards Earth for April Fools’ Day, but there’s nothing to worry about. While the comet will come as close as it ever has, it …

Physicists Discover an Unexpected Phenomenon in the Creation of Light Particles

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have discovered that when photons are created in pairs, these fundamental light particles can …

Quantum Physics

Oh My God, Look at Saturn's North Pole [Updated]

Recently, Gizmodo space writer Rae Paoletta called Saturn “the golden retriever of the solar system,” and I’m not here to dispute that …

A Strange Explosion in a Galaxy Billions of Light-Years Away Has Scientists Stumped

Mystery Explosion in Space<p>For a few minutes in October 2014, a mysterious explosion occurred in a galaxy about 10.7 billion light-years away from …

Universe

Tool for detecting publication bias goes under spotlight

Funnel plots are a popular tool in spotting when scientists in a field leave out negative study results, but one researcher says the method is flawed.

Bias

How biased is science, really?

By Robert Gebelhoff<p>Robert Gebelhoff<p>Opinions contributor focusing on health, science and public policy.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Assistant editor and Opinions contributor<p>Researchers have been doing a lot of soul-searching lately. In the midst of increasing scrutiny into the world of how academic papers are …

Critical Thinking

Godfather Of Marijuana Research Says He's Never Even Tried The Stuff

Raphael Mechoulam says his interest in cannabis has always been scientific.<p>Israeli chemist Raphael Mechoulam spent decades unlocking the mysteries of marijuana in a lab, but his fascination with one of the world’s most popular drugs never led to personal experimentation, he said in a recent …

Cannabis

Scientists Discover the Genes Responsible for Cannabis Flavor

You probably know the smell — sweet, pungent, perhaps even a little skunky. Discerning cannabis connoisseurs prize the unique flavors and aromas of …

UK weather sees temperatures soar, with warmest March day in five years

The southern half of the UK enjoyed sunshine and temperatures of more than 22C but, as is often the case, rain is on the way.<p>Britain has seen its …

One of Trump’s central problems? He doesn’t get policy.

The president’s lack of policy knowledge is hampering his administration in several different ways.<p>The Trump White House is flailing for many reasons. One problem is general incompetence and bad management. Another is the lack of unity in the Republican Party. Another is Trump’s own tendency to …

New Simulations Suggest Dark Energy Might Not Exist

68 percent of the Universe might not exist.<p>Ever since the late 1990s, physicists have been fairly certain that the Universe isn't only getting …

Eyeball transplanted onto tail lets blind tadpoles see again

While transplants involving organs such as the heart and lungs have been conducted successfully for years now, those involving sensory organs like …

Tyrannosaurs gain new species and a (scaly) facial makeover

The most famous of all the dinosaurs just gained a new species — and a new look.<p>Unusually well-preserved fossils indicate the face of the newly discovered member of the tyrannosaur clan, Daspletosaurus horneri, was covered with a mask of large flat scales, with smaller patches of armor-like skin …

Trump just casually attacked the First Amendment

It’s not the first time Trump has made this kind of claim.<p>President Donald Trump complains about news coverage incessantly, but on Thursday he took it to a whole new level. Trump raised the specter of taking the New York Times to court.<p>Here’s the tweet:<p>The New York Post op-ed by John Crudele that …

Science says parents of successful kids have 17 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

3 Ways Donald Trump Is Set to Undermine STEM for Young Women

He has called for cutting budgets to STEM education programs.<p>On Tuesday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Ivanka Trump went to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., to host an event encouraging young women to pursue education opportunities and careers in STEM fields.<p>“Every …

In The Era Of Artificial Intelligence, STEM Is Not Enough

<b>Amazon’s Alexa</b> is now your personal butler at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas. Self-learning software developed by <b>Google</b> defeated the world’s best player of the highly complex Chinese strategy game Go. <b>IBM’s Watson</b> saved the life of a woman in Japan by correctly diagnosing her with a rare form of cancer …

The Way We Teach Math Is Holding Women Back

First Daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos toured the National Air and Space Museum with a group of middle school students …