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NASA scientist studies whether solar storms cause animal beachings

A long-standing mystery among marine biologists is why otherwise healthy whales, dolphins, and porpoises—collectively known as cetaceans—end up …

Scientists Have Found a New Form of Hydrogen

Hydrogen is an element that we’re all familiar with as it makes up around 75 percent of the Universe’s total mass and over 90 per cent of atoms. You …

Are Wormholes a Dead End for Faster-Than-Light Travel?

Ah, wormholes. The intergalactic shortcut. A tunnel through space-time that allows intrepid travelers to hop from star system to star system without …

Physics

A Real Life "Hibernation Chamber" is Being Made For Deep Space Travel

Therapeutic Hypothermia<p>Manned, long-term, deep space missions are an exciting prospect, but one that remains in the realm of distant …

Space Travel

OK, So What Else Don’t We Know About the Human Body?

For years, medical students were taught there are 78 organs in the human body.<p>In January, that number was revised with the announcement of a new …

Harvard Medical School

NASA and Iridium Are Rocket-Pooling on a 2018 SpaceX Launch

Thanks to the rapid expansion of the private space travel market, getting resources to space is easier than ever, especially if you’re willing to …

Space Travel

The Atom Diagram Isn't What an Atom Looks Like

The diagram of an atom is among the most familiar symbols of science there is. (You'll even find it featured prominently in our app.) Unfortunately, …

Physics

Human stem cells hunt down and kill brain cancer - Futurity

Scientists can now make human skin cells into stem cells fast enough to help brain cancer patients with less than 18 months to live. "Speed is …

Are Earth's Magnetic Poles About to Flip?

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

What is String Theory And Why Humanity Absolutely Needs It

String Theory<p>For decades, scientists have theorized about what lies beyond the third dimension and if there can exist a unified theory to explain all …

Physics

Galactic X-rays could point to dark matter proof

<b>A small but distinctive signal in X-rays from the Milky Way could be key to proving the existence of dark matter.</b><p>That is the claim of US scientists who analysed the energy spectrum of X-rays gathered by Nasa's Chandra satellite.<p>They found more X-ray photons with a particular energy than would be …

Dark Matter

One time or another: Our best 5 theories of the fourth dimension

“Time is what prevents everything happening at once.” Physicist John Wheeler’s statement is as fair a summary of what time does as any other – …

UW sleep research high-resolution images show how the brain resets during sleep

Madison, Wis. -- Striking electron microscope pictures from inside the brains of mice suggest what happens in our own brain every day: Our synapses - …

Neuroscience

Researchers discover blood vessels in lab-grown mini-brains

Growing brains in laboratories was just the start for scientists. Next up is vasculature. By studying the naturally occurring capillaries discovered on the mini-brains, researchers from Brown University say that they will be able to conduct bigger investigations into things like strokes and …

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

Targeting Parkinson's-linked protein could neutralize 2 of the disease's causes

Researchers report they have discovered how two problem proteins known to cause Parkinson’s disease are chemically linked, suggesting that someday, …

Updated M4 Coupe heads BMW model upgrades

So, what you’re looking at is a brand-new model. We promise. Well, BMW says it’s new, anyway, so let’s put on our anoraks and find out what’s changed.<p>…

Automotive Design

Spied! BMW X7 Prototype Takes on Winter in Sweden

Full-size SUV begins taking shape<p>BMW will finally add a three-row SUV option to its lineup when it debuts the new X7 in 2018, and our spy shooter has captured a prototype of that large utility vehicle well ahead of its debut undergoing winter testing in Sweden.<p>As you’d expect, this X7 mule is quite …

Automotive Design

Why the BMW M2 is the best B-road blaster

Pick a B-road. Any B-road. It doesn’t really matter. You could throw all the numbers into a hat and select at random. You could add some science: the …

BMW and Nissan Partner for Another Round of DC Fast Charging

Even a cursory glance at the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3 is enough to tell you that Nissan and BMW have taken widely different approaches to electric cars. And that’s just looking at the product; so far, they’ve also embraced entirely different fast-charge standards—Nissan with CHAdeMO and BMW with …

Electric Vehicles

BMW Staying with Diesels in the U.S.

The past 16 months have been something of a stress test, not just for Volkswagen but for the diesel auto market as a whole. Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal brought increased EPA scrutiny, resulting in established models from Mercedes-Benz and BMW put on hold and hopes of ever seeing …

Diesel Emissions

Male brain is programmed to seek out sex over food

Brain cells specific to men fire up when mates are present and override the need to eat, scientists have found<p>It is said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but a new study suggests that when it comes to sex, food is the last thing on his mind.<p>Researchers have found that the male …

Goan prawn curry with coconut, chilli and coriander

SERVES<p>3-4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>400g raw king prawns, deveined, with tails on<br>• ½ tsp turmeric powder<br>• 1 tbsp Goan vinegar or malt vinegar<br>• Pinch of salt<br>• 1 tbsp vegetable oil<br>• 90g onion, finely chopped<br>• 80g tomato, finely chopped<br>• 3 cloves garlic, pounded to a paste<br>• 2.5cm piece of fresh root ginger, pounded to a paste<br>• 400ml …