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Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't riding SpaceX to Mars until Elon Musk answers this challenge

Neil deGrasse Tyson, the ever-witty astrophysicist who delivers the truth about space and science to the masses, held a Reddit AMA on Sunday, and it …

Oh My God, Look at Saturn's North Pole [Updated]

Recently, Gizmodo space writer Rae Paoletta called Saturn “the golden retriever of the solar system,” and I’m not here to dispute that …

What Going To Mars Will Do To Our Bodies

It’s hard to anticipate every health problem that might occur on a trip to Mars, which could span years. But NASA is trying. It has a list of 100 …

Space

Illustrating Trappist-1, A Planetary System No One’s Ever Seen

How do you understand a planetary system light years away? Through infographics.<p>The recent discovery of a planetary system 39 light years away with seven Earth-sized planets–several of which have the possibility of sustaining liquid water (and thus, life)–is one of those rare scientific findings …

Infographics

Cognitive Psychology | Department of Psychology

Our goal is to train researchers in cognitive psychology and cognitive science. We help our students prepare for careers in pure research (typically …

Cognition

Hard drives of the future could be made of DNA

Our data-driven society is churning out more information than traditional storage technology can handle, so scientists are looking for a solution in Nature's hard drive: DNA. A pair of researchers at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center recently wrote a full computer operating system, …

Catch Comet Encke this evening!

The comet’s orbital period is short – only 3.3 years – and the orbit is relatively close to Earth. Encke’s Comet is now on its 63rd known visit to …

Scientists Are Reversing the Symptoms of Alzheimer's

The Reality of Alzheimer’s Disease<p>In the U.S. alone, approximately 5.1 million people may have Alzheimer’s disease. Although not associated directly …

Neuroscience

Hydrogen turned into metal in stunning act of alchemy that could revolutionise technology and spaceflight

For nearly 100 years, scientists have dreamed of turning the lightest of all the elements, hydrogen, into a metal.<p>Now, in a stunning act of …

I Watched Neil deGrasse Tyson Take On a Science Skeptic

Last week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York and famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson held a press event to announce the …

Physics

Scientists Made Graphene Carry an Electrical Current With Zero Resistance

Graphene Breakthrough<p>Since the discovery of this wonder material in 2004, scientists have theorized that graphene could function as a superconductor. …

Nanotech

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Universe

The Future of Sex: How Intimacy is Transforming

Technology is pushing human sexuality into uncharted terrain. It’s transforming how we express love and intimacy, and holds tremendous potential for …

Virtual Reality

The 5 Biggest Questions About the Universe (and How We're Trying To Answer Them)

From the discovery of gravitational waves to locating our nearest Earth-like planetary neighbor, 2016 was a banner year for astronomy. In fact, it’s not only been a good year for space science, but a great few decades. Many of the biggest puzzles in astronomy and cosmology have been solved.<p>Take the …

Universe

How NASA’s space laser might help save the world

The balance to Earth’s delicate ecosystem lies in the fate of microscopic underwater plants living in the North Pole — where NASA has been monitoring …

Russian survivalist reality show will 'permit' its contestants to rape and murder each other

There's a tendency to claim lots of things are a sign of the end times. Then there are things so unfathomably horrendous that you can't help but feel we're tumbling off a cliff edge into mass carnage.<p>The upcoming Russian reality show Game2: Winter will strand 30 men and women in the remote Siberian …

A Controversial New Gravity Hypothesis Has Passed Its First Test

Einstein might have been wrong.<p>A controversial new hypothesis that suggests our understanding of gravity is wrong has just passed an important first …

Dark Matter

New Radical Theory Shatters What We Know Of Parallel Universes, Space And Time

Howard Wiseman of Griffith University in Australia led a team that has created a new, groundbreaking theory.<p>The theory suggests that multiple other …

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Ancient teeth lead researchers to prehistoric shark discovery

Researchers have discovered a new species of prehistoric shark, and at about 13 feet long, it was comparable to the size of the great white sharks of today.<p>The new predator, called Megalolamna paradoxodon, lived about 20 million years ago and is now extinct. The scientists based their discovery on …

Paleontology

A VR Model of Auschwitz is Helping Lock Up the Last Nazis

The Bavarian state crime office in Munich, Germany has developed a fascinating new tool to aid in investigating dozens of still-living accomplices in …

Virtual Reality

New Earth-like planet found orbiting our closest neighboring star

The universe just got a whole lot smaller. This week scientists at the European Southern Observatory confirmed the discovery of an Earth-like …

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Time Dilation Is Even More Confusing Than You Thought

Did you know time can rotate?<p>Einstein's theory of relativity has all sorts of weird results that make it difficult to wrap your head around, but one of the weirdest is time dilation. Basically, according to relativity, if you speed up, then time slows down. But that relatively simple idea can lead …

It's official, Greenland sharks can live for up to 400 years, scientists reveal

Researchers have discovered that Greenland sharks can live for up to 400 years, making them the oldest living vertebrate (animal with a back-bone) in the world.<p>Scientists from the University of Copenhagen used radiocarbon dating techniques on the eyes of 28 sharks which had accidentally been caught …

Biology