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Scientists Discover The Secret Behind The Gates Of Hell Used By Romans In Turkey’s Ancient City of Hierapolis

Thousands of years ago, Romans believed that it was possible to walk through the entrance of a cave in Turkey’s ancient city of Hierapolis and enter …

Bible: Explorers Claim They've Discovered Noah's Ark From Book of Genesis

More than 100 international researchers recently convened for a three-day symposium to discuss new evidence that the Biblical ark from the Book of …

What Causes Turbulence? The Chaotic Physics Mystery on Every Flight

Bucking airplanes are simple. Everything else? Strap in.<p>Turbulence seems like it ought to be simple enough to understand. After all, just about …

Physics

Scientists just used a brain implant to improve human memory, and it could change everything

The human brain is truly a wonder, and nature has honed it to be an incredibly efficient tool for processing information and hanging on to things we …

The Brain

A helium-resistant material could usher in the age of nuclear fusion

Managing Helium<p>Researchers from Texas A&M University, working with a team from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, have tested a new …

Italian Scientists Report Patient Who Sweats Blood

Profuse sweating can lead to embarrassing pit stains and discomfort, sure. But you are sweating sweat. This Italian patient sweats blood.<p>The …

Medicine

Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It

<i>Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate,</i> reads the gates to the <i>Inferno.</i> “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying …

Earth Science

NASA's new ion thruster breaks records, could take humans to Mars

Ionic Propulsion from NASA<p>NASA’s new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration with the …

Space Travel

The Multiverse Is Inevitable, And We're Living In It

Imagine that the Universe we observe, from end-to-end, is just a drop in the cosmic ocean. That beyond what we can see, there’s more space, more stars, more galaxies, and more everything, for perhaps countless billions of light years farther than we’ll ever be able to access. And that as large as …

Dark Matter

Can We Engineer a Way to Stop a Hurricane?

A horrible hurricane season has revived the old dream of throttling the storms—perhaps by cooling the warm seas that energize them.<p>Since late summer, as hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria and Nate spun up over the ocean and headed for North America, the phone calls and emails have been pinging …

3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription Tells of Trojan Prince, Sea People

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>New research into the archaeologist's work has found that this inscription is likely a forgery. Read more about the possible …

Archaeology

Zealandia: Scientists Reveal Secrets From First Expedition To Lost Continent

Scientists embarked on a research expedition to the newly discovered lost continent of Zealandia. In case you hadn’t previously heard, geologists found an entire continent earlier this year.<p>The continent of Zealandia is submerged under the sea and has been submerged for millions of years. This …

Earth Science

MIT researchers develop new algorithm that can predict extreme weather events- Technology News, Firstpost

MIT scientists developed a new algorithm that can predict extreme events that are likely to occur in the real world, by spotting instabilities that …

Climate Change

Mass global extinction that wipes out human civilization will begin in 2100, mathematician predicts

A mass extinction which wipes out humanity will be underway by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.<p>By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our …

Climate Change

This Fall's Meteor Showers Will Be Spectacular. Here's How to See Them at Peak.

This year's breathtaking total solar eclipse may have inspired you to crane your head toward the heavens a little more often. The once-in-a-lifetime …

Astronomy

NASA's Mission To Saturn Is Over -- But These Facts Will Leave You Breathless For a Lifetime | Inc.com

The mission was named after Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695), a Dutch scientist who is credited for discovering Saturn's rings and its largest moon (Titan), and Giovannia Domenico Cassini (1625-1712), who discovered four satellites of Saturn and the division of the Saturn rings (known as the "Cassini …

Astronomy

Why religion isn't going away and science won't destroy it

Wallace's vision was not exceptional.<p>On the contrary, the modern social sciences, which took shape in 19th-century western Europe, took their own recent historical experience of secularisation as a universal model.<p>An assumption lay at the core of the social sciences, either presuming or sometimes …

Education Policy

New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions<p>Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have …

Artificial Intelligence

Stared at the Eclipse? Here’s How to Tell If You Ruined Your Eyes Forever

If you happened to look up at the solar eclipse on Monday, then it's probably because you didn't read this article on Friday. Or because you had …

Researchers create hydrogen fuel with artificial photosynthesis

Scientists all over the world have been attempting to recreate photosynthesis in the lab in hopes of being able to mimic the process to create fuel. Now a team of researchers from the Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Virginia Tech have figured out the secret behind a …

Virginia Tech

Scientists now know how your brain differentiates faces

Researchers at Caltech have taken a huge step in figuring out how the brain processes faces. In a study published this week in <i>Cell</i>, the team found that the brain only needs around 200 neurons to differentiate faces from each other.<p>To figure this out, scientists first showed monkeys a set of …

Latest Gravitational Wave Finding Goes Beyond Einstein

Some of the faintest signals in the universe could unravel its biggest mysteries.<p>The biggest takeaway from Thursday’s news that scientists have …

Physics

Scientists think they found proof of a parallel universe

Scientists believe they may have discovered evidence of a parallel universe that crashed into our own in a galactic impact mirroring a car …

Dark Matter

Scientists Use Stem Cells To Create Functional Artificial Blood

Blood is one of the most vital components of the human body, but we can't create an artificial version, which means we must rely on donations for …

A 2,000-year-old computer called the Antikythera Mechanism helped the ancient Greeks understand their universe

The world’s oldest known computer lay submerged for more than 2,000 years off the treacherous coast of the Greek island of Antikythera. Beneath the weight of the water, the sand, and the wrecked ship that once carried it, the ancient astronomical computer’s bronze gears and mechanical parts slowly …

Google Doodle

Elon Musk Just Unveiled Breakthrough AI Research. Here’s What You Need to Know.

One Smart Bot<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, OpenAI’s newest robot system should leave humanity blushing. Not only can it …

Artificial Intelligence

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic 'Bridge' Between Galaxies

Whoa.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that's associated with the vast intergalactic 'bridge' that links our …

Universe

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Counterfactual Communication<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called counterfactual …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA News: Researchers Discover Source Of Flashes Coming Off Of Earth And Going Into Space

The Earth is sending flashes of light out into space and a NASA camera is capturing them. The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera aboard NOAA’s Deep …

After Months of Unconsciousness, 9 People Wake Up After Brain Zaps

The strategy behind transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) devices seems hare-brained enough to be science fiction: Stick some electrodes on …

The Brain