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This New Particle Has Physicists Very Excited—If It's Real

Ralph Claus Grimm<p>Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang and Justin Sonnenburg<p>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>Daniel H. Miller and Ethan S. Sokol<p>Dr. Giorgio …

The first plasma: the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device is now in operation

On 10th December 2015 the first helium plasma was produced in the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) …

Paris climate deal: nearly 200 nations sign in end of fossil fuel era

Two decades of talks have come to this: an ambitious agreement to hold states to emissions targets – but already low-lying countries are worried<p>Governments have signalled an end to the fossil fuel era, committing for the first time to a universal agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to …

Large Hadron Collider makes record-breaking collision

The Large Hadron Collider(LHC) in Geneva has collided heavy nuclei at the highest energies ever recorded.<p>The energy of the lead ion collisions …

Physics

Carnegie Mellon denies FBI paid it $1m to break Tor

Carnegie Mellon university has hit back at claims the FBI paid it $1m (£654,932) to break Tor.<p>Many users of Tor were concerned when it was …

Is It Harmful to Use Music as a Coping Mechanism?

Putting on headphones to regulate emotions may not always be beneficial.<p>Listening to music is aform of emotional self-care that many of us turn to every day, without much conscious thought. The streaming service Spotify, well aware of this, offers a collection of “Mood” playlists, from “Anthems of …

Psychology

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

How To Get Apple TV 4 Screen Savers On Mac OS X

Apple’s introduction of the fourth-generation Apple TV has definitely raised excitement levels amongst those who would love nothing more than to have …

Our Favorite Hypothetical Alien Megastructures

We turn to science, science fiction, and hypotheses between the two, to speculate what could be floating around mystery star KIC 8462852.<p>Since the Kepler space observatory launched in 2009 in search of Earth-like objects, numerous candidates have been found—each raising the tantalising possibility …

Universe

Behind This Aged Façade Is The World's Most Beautiful Abandoned Castle

Hidden in the hills of Tuscany, this 16th-century estate will take your breath away.<p>Tuscany is known for its incredible rolling hills, Renaissance-era art, and Castello di Sammezzano. If the latter is unfamiliar, photographer Martino Zegwaard is here to change that.<p>Originally built in the 17th …

Italy

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

The story behind 'alien megastructures' scientists may have found (but probably didn't)

A story that went viral this week reports that astronomers finally found E.T., but those aren't the facts. CNET's Eric Mack talks with the astronomers involved about what is still a very interesting star.<p>This is a tricky story to write. The mysterious scientific observations it deals with could …

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

Universe

25 Award-Winning Wedding Photos You Just Have To See

These are not your average wedding pictures.<p>Four times a year, the Fearless Awards honor the very best photos by the world's top wedding photographers. And the most recent collection, released Tuesday, is no exception.<p>After poring over more than 15,000 submissions from 1,300 photographers, a group …

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

18 Movies to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in October

"That rug really tied the room together."<p>Every month, Netflix bids farewell to a collection of great titles, but this September is a particularly difficult month for those who love the streaming giant. From horror to drama to comedy, an unusually large number of notable films will disappear when …

Terrence Malick

Black hole is 30 times bigger than expected

<b>(CNN) —</b> This shouldn't be possible. Researchers say they've detected a supermassive black hole at the center of a newly found galaxy that's far bigger than current theories allow.<p>The research was done by astronomers at Keele University and the University of Central Lancashire and will be published …

CNN

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

Spanish cancer patient gets a 3D-printed titanium rib cage

Is there anything 3D printers can't do? A 54-year-old Spanish man, who had a cancerous tumor in his chest wall, was recently fitted with a 3D printed sternum and rib cage. While the first-of-its-kind implant seems like a Marvel Comics experiment with Adamantium, in reality, it was an ingenious, …

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

Staten Island

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

The Most Extreme Things Actors Have Done to Prepare for Roles

There seems to be a strong correlation between degree of transformation and number of Oscars.<p>Probably because there seems to be a strong inverse relationship between degree of transformation and number of Oscars, Extreme Role Preparation has become something of a sport amongst actors. Who can …

Movies

Arrival of the Tall Ships at Sail Amsterdam

Netherlands

Scalebound could be Xbox One's first great JRPG

Gallery: Scalebound could be Xbox One's first great JRPG<p>Gallery: Scalebound could be Xbox One's first great JRPG<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p><i>Scalebound</i> isn't what you …

A look inside the world's superhouses – in pictures

A new book and exhibition looks at some of the world’s most extraordinary houses, including a transformed cement factory outside Barcelona, a prefabricated house in the Netherlands, a restored 12th-century castle in England, and a futuristic seaside escape on the coast of Victoria.<p>• McCartney’s …

Republic of Ireland

The 10 Best Songs of July 2015

From new Wilco to 50 Cent's ballsy return, listen to what the month had to offer. Plus: Listen to all the best songs of the year on Esquire Spotify.

Jason Isbell

How Humans Will Live in Space 5000 Years from Now, According to Neal Stephenson

In the new novel Seveneves, science fiction author Neal Stephenson blows up the Moon.<p>In the new novel <i>Seveneves</i>, science fiction author Neal Stephenson blows up the Moon. The <i>Snow Crash</i> and <i>Cryptonomicon</i> author does so by using a stealthy black hole to disintegrate Earth's luminous satellite.<p>At first, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The difference between Apple and Samsung industrial design

'Paint the back of the fence', has been referenced time and again, "because you'll know."<p>Some people might not care. Like painting the back of the …