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5. Teleportation

Okay, before you get too excited, we're probably not all that close to full-on Star Trek style transporters but, on the plus side, teleportation is …

Quantum Camera Sheds Light on 'Spooky' Physics

In late August, scientists at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Vienna, Austria, used a device called a “Quantum …

Astronomers discover 'monster black holes'

Discovery suggests there may be millions more 'supermassive' black holes in the universe than were previously thought<p>Five monster black holes that were previously hidden by dust and gas have been uncovered by astronomers.<p>The British-led discovery suggests there may be millions more "supermassive" …

Water Escapes a Warm Planet — Will Earth Become Like Mars?

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. The publication contributed this article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.<p>We …

Indian bribe scandal takes a dark turn as witnesses and suspects die

By Rama Lakshmi<p>, Staff writer<p>GWALIOR, India — Nobody knows exactly when or why the witnesses and small-time crooks caught up in one of India’s biggest-ever corruption scandals began dying under mysterious circumstances. But in the past two years, that’s what’s happened to more than two dozen people …

Corruption

Scientists Have Built Artificial Neurons That Fully Mimic Human Brain Cells

They could supplement our brain function.<p>Researchers have built the world’s first artificial neuron that’s capable of mimicking the function of an …

Neurophilosophy

The Quantum Experiment That Simulates A Time Machine

Physicists have simulated a photon interacting with an older version of itself in an experiment that could help reconcile quantum mechanics and …

How Losing Weight Affects Your Body and Brain

When you woke up this morning, you did so with an entirely new body part—at least in the eyes of science. You can’t see it or touch it, but it will …

Neuroscience

6 ways the war on drugs negatively impacts your everyday life

<b>(Jeremy Brinn via Shutterstock)</b><p>US drug policy has unequivocally curtailed your basic civil rights, regardless of whether you’re a user<p>Helen Redmond<p>June 18, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>Many Americans who do not use illegal "drugs" assume exemption from drug war policies. But regardless of how much marijuana …

Civil Rights

What Are The Limits Of Physics?

A bunch of the talks I went to last week at DAMOP were about searching for extremely tiny effects (I wrote about some of them, but there were a bunch more). Some of these were looking for real perturbations from known forces, others for exotic effects that may not even exist– changes in the …

In Age of Science, Is Religion 'Harmful Superstition'?

God is not only dead, author avers. He never lived. Not to mention the deaths of kids treated with faith instead of science-based medicine.<p>Jerry Coyne, author of <i>Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible</i>was in high school listening to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club …

The Poverty Summit

Last week, President Obama addressed an audience of religious leaders, policymakers, researchers and community organizers when he spoke as a panelist at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty.<p>The event was held in Georgetown, one of the wealthiest communities in America.<p>I …

3.3-million-year-old handmade stone tools found in Kenya predate any known humans

The oldest handmade stone tools discovered yet predate any known humans and may have been wielded by an as-yet-unknown species, researchers say.<p>The …

Deepak Chopra blasts scientist who criticized his view of evolution. The scientist fires back.

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>Last week I published a post titled “Scientist: Why Deepak Chopra is driving me crazy,” a critique of comments Chopra has said about evolution, a subject to which I pay some attention on this blog. Chopra, who has millions of devoted followers around the world, was …

How has light from 13 billion years ago not passed us by? (Beginner)

<i>How is it possible that the light emitted billions of years ago is still reaching us today? How can objects be 13 billion years away by some few</i> …

14 genius Stephen Hawking quotes that will make you question your place in the universe (pictures)