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Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Mystery bright spots could be first glimpse of another universe

THE curtain at the edge of the universe may be rippling, hinting that there’s more backstage. Data from the European Space Agency’s Planck telescope …

Quantum communications go thin and light

A team of UTS researchers has made a major breakthrough that could pave the way for the next generation of quantum communications.<p>The team, from the …

Nanotech

The World's 2nd-Smartest Man Reveals The 'Brain Drugs' That He Thinks Make Him Smarter

The regimen, he says, makes his brain "work better." If you prevent age-related cognitive decline, then "that's sort of like being smarter."<p>Rosner has an IQ of 192, compared with the average IQ of 100, as ranked by intelligence tests on this list kept by the World Genius Directory.<p>The health nut …

Beauty beyond - winning astronomy photography

<b>Shimmering phenomena in the night sky - and starry sights billions of light years away - take a look at some of the finalists in the 2015 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.</b><p>"Utterly enthralling with moments of brilliance" is how the comedian, impersonator and amateur astronomer …

What might we do with the genomics of the entire planet? – Dawn Field

In case you weren’t paying attention, a lot has been happening in the science of genomics over the past few years. It is, for example, now possible …

Genetics

NASA Created A Material That Can Heal Itself In Less Than A Second From Hurtling Space Debris

Scientists at NASA’s Langley Research Center are studying new materials that can self-heal in seconds under extreme temperatures and from flying space junk.<p>The research is a combination of work from a student on fellowship at NASA from the University of Michigan and nearly a decade-and-a-half of …

University of Michigan

Space prospecting: How Planetary Resources selects its asteroid mining targets

The world might not have flying cars or hoverboots quite yet, but if you need proof of how far humanity has come technologically, just remember that …

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe

Double black hole is powering quasar, astronomers find

<b>(CNN) —</b> Single black holes are impressive enough, but astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a galaxy being powered by a quasar that contains two of the time-space benders, "furiously whirling about each other," the space agency observed in a news release.<p>The galaxy, known …

Scientists Find That Bacteria-Based Nanowires Could Lead to Natural, Chemical Free Nanotechnology

1/4<p>Bacteria-Based Nanowires Will Lead to All-Natural, Chemical Free Nanotechnology<p>Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have …

Does smoking pot change the way the brain develops?

The effects of marijuana on the brain may be more complicated than experts previously thought, and may depend on factors related to the person using …

Space Elevators Are Totally Possible (If Someone Will Just Pay for It)

“This would of course all go a lot faster if we had, you know, money.”<p>"This would of course all go a lot faster if we had, you know, money."<p>That was the defining topic at this year's annual meeting of the International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) in Seattle last week, which saw scientists …

Engineering

The Hadron Collider Is Smashing Old Ideas

Author: Danielle Venton. Danielle Venton Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.18.15.<p>Time of Publication: 6:45 am. 6:45 am<p>Theoretical physicists have filled …

Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

"I have a hard time saying this with a straight face, but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another," says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at the University of Maryland.<p>His lab's setup in a university basement looks nothing like the slick transporters that rearrange atoms and …

NASA Announces Most Earth-Like Planet Found To Date

After analyzing four years of date from the Kepler space telescope, NASA has announced Kepler-452b, the most earth-like planet they've found outside …

Planetary Habitability

Meet the pentaquark, just spotted at CERN's Large Hadron Collider

For decades, physicists have looked for the pentaquark -- a type of subatomic particle long theorized to exist but never seen, despite numerous false alarms.<p>This week, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, announced that they had finally found their elusive …

Physics

Cancer targeted by 2 viruses in made-in-Canada therapy

A made-in-Canada combination of two viruses to target and attack tumours started its first clinical trial experiments in humans.<p>At a news conference …

Cancer

3 Species of Aliens and Their Relevance to Human Evolution

<b>Alpha-Draconians</b><p>The descendents of Noah, said to have withheld advanced technologies from us and function in the elite and sinister heights of …

How falling into a black hole may mean you live on as a hologram - without even noticing

In the movie <i>Interstellar</i>, the main character Cooper escapes from a black hole in time to see his daughter Murph in her final days. Some have argued …

Does Earth have a shadow biosphere? – Sarah Scoles

In the late 1670s, the Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek looked through a microscope at a drop of water and found a whole world. It was tiny; …

Biology

Dark matter map begins to reveal the universe’s early history

Dark Matter

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

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 system …

Black Holes

NASA unveils boomerang-shaped aircraft that could fly to Mars

<b>Washington:</b> NASA has unveiled a boomerang-shaped aircraft that could be the first to take flight on Mars to look for potential landing sites for …

Soon, we’ll be able to control robot limbs with our minds, like Luke Skywalker

In the future, limbs may be disposable.<p>In 2014, a robot arm that connects into the electrical activity in muscles was approved for commercial sale by the US Food and Drug Administration. The arm allows amputees to do things like climb walls and eat sushi, albeit a little slowly. It was created by …

Robotics