Nicholas Murphy

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The First Black Hole Close-Up

The EHT isn’t just one telescope: It’s a network of eight radio telescopes in Hawaii, Arizona, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Antarctica. Astronomers align …

If you and three friends can demolish this 200oz steak, you can have it for free

A restaurant is serving up a giant steak which weighs more than a newborn baby lamb.<p>Cattlemans Steakhouse, a restaurant in Paighnton, Devon, has …

Scientists Show How LSD Dissolves the Barrier Between You and Everyone Else

There's a reason acid trips create feeling of "oneness."<p>A distorted “sense of self” underlies certain psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia and …

Elon Musk’s ‘Big F**king Rocket’ Is a Big F**ing Deal

SpaceX’s new spaceship changes the whole game of deep space voyaging by making it much simpler. This could be just the beginning of the New Space Age.<p>…

In Insane Coffee-Drinking Study, Coffee Appears to Be the Anti-Cannabis

"These are entirely new pathways by which coffee might affect health."<p>Coffee has been the world’s favorite stimulant for hundreds of years, yet …

Stephen Hawking died on Einstein's birthday because everything in the cosmos is connected

As the world reels from the death of Stephen Hawking, one of the great science minds in all of history, admirers are taking some solace in a few …

Stephen Hawking wanted his most famous formula engraved on his tombstone: Here's what it means

In 1974, long before Stephen Hawking was the famous cosmologist he became, he developed his most influential theory.<p>That concept, which came to be …

Stephen Hawking death: Physicist heralded as one of the greatest scientific minds ever dies aged 76

Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. The iconic physicist is known as one of the greatest scientific minds in the history of the …

Is vitamin D really a cure-all – and how should we get our fix?

Vitamin D is having quite a moment. In the past few months, evidence has been growing that the “sunshine vitamin” not only has an important role in bone and muscle health, but might also help prevent a range of cancers, reduce the chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis, protect against multiple …

8 Tools You Need To Start Your Own Business

Successful entrepreneurs share their tool kit essentials<p>Starting your own successful company requires answering a problem no-one realises they had, endless commitment and (in most cases) some cold hard cash. But aside from the basics, what else do you need in your arsenal when launching a new …

A stunning discovery about the start of the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> For millennia, humans have sat under a clear midnight sky and marveled at the spectacle emblazoned across the heavens. The stars seem eternal, as if they have always been there. But there's just one problem.<p>It isn't so.<p>The universe was once entirely dark, with nary a light anywhere …

Universe

A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

Electric Vehicles

A Star Passing The Black Hole at The Centre of Our Galaxy Is About to Test Einstein's Theory

Astronomers have been waiting for years to watch this happen.<p>In a few months, astronomers are going to be pointing their telescopes to Sagittarius …

Can targeting immune cells offer new way to combat hypertension?

It's fairly easy to give mice hypertension. Just regularly dose them with the hormone angiotensin II. But mixing a molecule called 2-HOBA into the …

The Moon is older than Earth and was born in a hellish fiery whirlpool, scientists claim

It’s generally believed that our Moon came into being when a planet the size of Mars smashed into Earth.<p>But now a top scientist has just offered a …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Tardigrades — the microscopic, oddly cute toughest animals on Earth — explained

Six facts about the toughest animal on Earth.<p>Paul Bartels gets a rush every time he discovers a new species of tardigrade, the <b>phylum</b> of microscopic animals best known for being both strangely cute and able to survive the <b>vacuum of space</b>.<p>”The first paper I wrote describing a new species, there was a …

RED Shoots for Space with the Limited Edition Gemini

With only 6 units made, and one leaving the earth, the Gemini is the most exclusive product from RED yet.<p>In space, no one can hear you scream. They …

Study describes structure of herpes virus linked to Kaposi's sarcoma

UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of cancer.<p>The …

Making The Case That Discrimination Is Bad For Your Health

When Arline Geronimus was a student at Princeton University in the late 1970s, she worked a part-time job at a school for pregnant teenagers in Trenton, N.J. She quickly noticed that the teenagers at that part-time job were suffering from chronic health conditions that her whiter, better-off …

SpaceX may still rocket 2 mystery customers around the moon — here's what Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell says the trip could be like

In February, SpaceX successfully test-launched a Falcon Heavy rocket, making it the world's most powerful operational launch system.<p>As proof of its oomph, Falcon Heavy's maiden flight shot Musk's cherry-red Tesla Roadster— with a spacesuit-clad "Starman" dummy in the driver's seat — toward …

Space Exploration

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness

It's the most rational reason imaginable--but it can lead to a boring, ordinary life.<p><i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's …

Best ever red cabbage recipes

Check out our year-round mouth-watering recipes for the unassuming, yet incredibly adaptable and super-healthy red cabbage.... the vegetable that …

NASA Just Communicated With Our Only Spacecraft Outside The Solar System

Voyager 1 heard us from over 20 billion kilometres away.<p>In the cold darkness of interstellar space, way past the Kuiper belt, Voyager 1 is continuing …

Scientists Are Freaking Out Over a Huge Cache of Extremely Rare Pterosaur Eggs

"We have literally hundreds of eggs to work with."<p>"Extraordinary." "Stellar." "Truly awesome." "A world-class find."<p>That's how palaeontologists are …

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Has the cure for baldness been discovered? Scientists develop treatment to grow new hair follicles

Scientists say they have found a protein that could be used to develop a drug that could treat hair loss.<p>If the fear of going bald is a major issue …

Your dog is good for your heart

Can your dog help you live longer? Maybe, according to a new study of the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health among more than …

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released new treatment guidelines that sharply lower the threshold for high blood pressure, also called hypertension. As a result, tens of millions of Americans now qualify for the diagnosis.<p>The new guidelines have raised a …

Diabetes

The Closest Star to Our Own Solar System Just Got a Lot More Interesting

There could be many more planets over there!<p>Astronomers have announced they've discovered a ring of cold cosmic dust surrounding the closest star to …