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How Quantum Computers Could Kill the Arrow of Time

A new technique for quantum computing could bust open our whole model of how time moves in the universe.<p>Here's what's long seemed to be true: Time …

Quantum Computing

Outer space may have just gotten a bit closer

Reaching the stars just got a bit easier. A new study argues that the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space—known as the Kármán line—is …

Space Exploration

The Plutonium "Demon Core" Killed Two Physicists Without Ever Exploding

After the end of World War II, research on nuclear weapons continued at the top secret Los Alamos Laboratories in New Mexico. Over the course of just …

Physics

Avengers 4 could see the arrival of the Eternals and Kronos

There is a lot of mystery still surrounding Avengers 4 and how the universe can come back from Infinity War. New rumors suggest the arrival of the …

Black Holes Could Actually Be Colliding Wormholes

When two wormholes collide, they could produce ripples in space-time that ricochet off themselves. Future instruments could detect these …

DHS: Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In 6 Weeks

The Department of Homeland Security says 1,995 minors were separated from their "alleged adult guardians" at the southern border in just over a monthlong period.<p>A DHS spokesman said the separations occurred between April 19 and the end of May under the administration's relatively new "zero …

Immigration

'Take That, Trump.' Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Includes Same-Sex Kiss in Campaign Ad

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Rich Madaleno released a campaign ad this week portaying the Democrat as a progressive antidote to President Donald …

How the assassinations of 1968 led the NRA to become the lobbying force it is today

The day after an assassin’s bullet crashed through Robert Kennedy’s skull, President Lyndon B. Johnson wrote a letter to Congress.<p>“Let us now spell out our grief in constructive action,” the president urged in a message on June 6, 1968. Johnson decried the availability of arms to the mentally ill. …

Gun Control

1968: The year America unraveled

1968 was the year the center did not hold. It was the year many Americans saw their country spinning out of control. It was a shocking time, a moment of danger, destruction and division — yet also a time of passion and possibility.<p>The polarization that plagues the nation half a century later was …

Vietnam War

Virgin Galactic's most recent test flight looks totally sci-fi in new video

Virgin Galactic has done it again.<p>The Richard Branson-founded spaceflight company just lofted and landed the second powered test flight of its …

Mystery Meteorite Came From Long Gone Alien World

Most chunks of space rock found on our planet belong to families of meteorites that can be traced back to a common origin. For instance, shergottite, …

Top 5 Tourist Traps to Avoid in Croatia

<i>(This article was originally published in Croatia Week Magazine.)</i><p>In a matter of a few years, <b>Croatia has transformed from Europe’s hidden gem to</b> …

European Travel

Photos of the Chinese Town That Duplicated Paris

Tianducheng isn’t the only city in China with an uncanny familiarity.<p>On the eastern coast of China—some 6,000 miles from the City of Light—a 354-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower dominates Tianducheng’s skyline.<p>Known as the “Paris of the East”, the luxury real estate development in Zhejiang province …

Japanese couple apologise for ignoring work pregnancy timetable by conceiving ‘before their turn’

A Japanese worker has been reprimanded by her boss for “selfishly breaking the rules” after she became pregnant before it was her “turn”, according to media reports.<p>The woman was working at a private childcare centre in Aichi prefecture, north Japan, when she found out she was pregnant.<p>However, the …

Child Care

NASA Created A Trippy 4K Time-Lapse Of The Aurora Borealis From The International Space Station

The Aurora phenomena, in which beautiful polar lights can be seen in the arctic and antarctic regions of the world, are a gorgeous reminder that nature can really be beautiful when the magnetosphere is hit by a solar wind in which charged particles in said solar wind and magnetospheric plasma …

Kepler Spacecraft Stabilized After Unexplained Emergency, NASA Says

After a weekend of uncertainty for the Kepler spacecraft, NASA let out a sigh of relief on Monday, saying that "the spacecraft reached a stable state with the communication antenna pointed toward Earth."<p>NASA posted a statement from mission manager Charlie Sobeck on Monday, saying that the "mission …

Saturn is absolutely gorgeous in this photo from NASA's Cassini probe

Saturn, the jewel of our solar system, reigns supreme in this spectacular new photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also captured the planet's stunning rings and the tiny moon Dione.<p>Typically, images of Saturn snapped by Cassini are oriented north up. But in this rarely seen image, which NASA …

Supermassive black holes might actually be super common

Our universe might be as hole-riddled as Swiss cheese, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature. The discovery of a supermassive black hole in a sparsely populated region of space has scientists wondering if the behemoths might be more common than previously thought.<p>A black hole is an …

Black Holes

Modern Humans May Have Caused The Extinction Of Real 'Hobbits'

Watch how scientists use 3D imaging to examine when -- and why -- this ancient hominin species became extinct.<p>Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a mysterious human "hobbit" species once thrived. They sustained themselves off fauna, and even slew dragons -- well, Komodos.<p>It sounds like a …

Anthropology

Astronomers have discovered the first star with an almost pure-oxygen atmosphere

Shutterstock<p>Scientists have identified a new kind of star that up until this point had only been considered hypothetically: an ancient sun that has …

Universe