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Mozart like you've never heard before

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's Mozart like we've never heard it before -- precisely because we haven't heard it before until today.<p>A long-lost composition by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was recently discovered by a musicologist in the archives of the National Museum in Prague and was performed Tuesday for the first time …

Video: A physicist puts his “life on the line” for the love of science

Explaining complex theories of physics to the average person is tough, so physicist Andreas Wahl took another approach: performing a death defying stunt.<p>Wahl wanted to explain Newton’s second law of circular motion and how objects with a centripetal force (which compels them to travel in a curved …

Curiosity’s 10 best images of Mars in 2015

As of December, 2015, Curiosity has acquired over 292,000 images from Mars’ surface. Here are our picks for the top 10 images by the rover in …

Top 10

The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p><i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win …

Mathematics

Blue Mars sunset captured in NASA video

You don't have to join Mars One and commit to dying on the planet to see a Martian sunset – NASA has released a new video showing what it would look …

Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity at 100

This past week marked the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. Einstein was only 26 years old when he came up with …

Astronomers Catch Their First Glimpse Of A Supermassive Black Hole Swallowing A Star

Black holes are known for their voracious appetites. These bodies -- formed when a massive star collapses upon itself -- have occasionally been …

World’s toughest animal has tons of foreign DNA

Tardigrades are nearly microscopic animals that can survive the harshest of environments, including outer space.<p>Scientists sequenced their genome and …

Itzhak Perlman: I'm Not On The Stage To Walk, I'm On It To Play

Steve Inskeep continues his conversation with Itzhak Perlman, who was 13 when he performed on <i>The Ed Sullivan Show</i> in 1958. When he was four, Perlman contracted polio and has used crutches since.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>And earlier this week, we heard from one of the world's most celebrated …

Time-lapse Shows a 'Brinincle' Freezing All Life In Its Path

It might be a few years old, but when we came across the ‘icicle of death,’ we couldn’t help but to want to share it with you.<p>Filmed by Hugh Miller …

Strengthening Brain Connections

<b>Newly identified mechanism allows the brain to strengthen links between neurons.</b><p>When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the …

Neuroscience

Solar System's most distant object hints at hidden planet

Astronomers have found the most distant object ever observed in the Solar System. The lump of rock is 15.5bn km from the Sun, three times further …

Astronomers saw a black hole wake up after 26 years and do something extremely violent

Such events are very rare, but astronomers managed to record incredible footage of the aftermath this summer.<p>The black hole is part of star system called V404 Cygni. The black hole is about 12 times more massive than the sun and is nearly 46 quadrillion miles away from Earth. Over at least the last …

Black Holes

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Albert Einstein

Floating Mountains on Pluto—You Can't Make This Stuff Up

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland<p>New data reveal five seemingly impossible things about the dwarf planet.<p>For such a small world, Pluto has an incredible diversity of features, including flowing glaciers, curiously pitted terrains, hazy skies, and multi-colored landscapes. Now scientists from the New …

Solar System

Viewpoint: Are We on the Brink of the Higgs Abyss?

Author(s): Alexander KusenkoThe probability that the Universe exists in a stable state may be greater than previously thought.<br>[Physics 8, 108] …

Probability

2 stars 'kiss' in rarely seen cosmic event

It's a make-out session on a cosmic scale: Two incredibly hot stars, spinning in a tight orbit around one another, appear to be "kissing." The …

A nuclear engineer is solving virtual reality’s biggest problem

Justin Krenz is building the future of virtual reality.<p>A former nuclear engineer for the Navy, Krenz has been a big fan of video games his whole life, even building a few PC titles of his own, like "Smashball" or "Empires Mod." But Krenz has also been a VR enthusiast for decades now, and he's …

Virtual Reality

Tour the Orion Nebula in This Gorgeous Image

The Orion Nebula has taught astronomers a great deal about how stars are born and how planetary systems form.<p>Officially called M42, and also known …