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Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

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Black Hole 'Wakes Up' and Spews X-Rays After Napping for 26 Years

Space<p>After taking a 26-year nap, a waking black hole released a burst of X-rays that lit up astronomical observatories on June 15 — and it's still making a ruckus today.<p>Astronomers identified the revived black hole as an "X-ray nova" — a sudden increase in star luminosity — coming from a binary …

Scientists Explain Why Watching Internet Cat Videos Is Good for You

Weird Science<p>Internet cat videos don't just result in major "LOLs," they also deliver significant health benefits, a new study suggests.<p>That's right: Watching the online antics of Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat, Colonel Meow and all their kitty friends can boost your energy level, heighten your positive …

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DNA analysis reignites fierce debate over fate of 9,000-year-old skeleton

Genome sequencing indicates Kennewick Man is Native American, reopening the bitter battle over whether he should be reburied or studied<p>Genetic tests on one of the most important human skeletons ever found in North America have re-ignited a fierce debate over the rightful fate of the remains.<p>The …

Material Design themes coming to the Samsung Galaxy S6

There’s quite a bit of reasons to love the Samsung Galaxy S6, but some of you may be especially fond of the integrated theme engine. Any user can easily change the look and feel of a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge in a heartbeat, something that used to take launchers and complicated root methods in …

Nest's smart thermostat will warn if your pipes are going to freeze

Nest didn't just show off its first self-branded home monitoring camera and a revamped smoke detector at its big event. The home automation firm also gave its Learning Thermostat an update that, if you like, will warn you if the temperature falls outside of a preferred range. You'll know if it gets …

Carbon Dioxide

Ringing ears light up the brain’s emotion center

People with tinnitus “hear” ringing, buzzing, or hissing in their ears much like an amputee might “feel” pain in a missing limb. While exposure to …