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Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time

Putting Einstein's special relativity to the test.<p>After two decades of trying, physicists at CERN have reported the first ever measurement of the …

Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …

Gravitational Waves

NASA Just Lit a Fire in Space [Update: Visual Confirmation]

On the list of things you’re <i>not</i> advised to do in closed quarters with a limited oxygen supply, lighting a fire definitely ranks high. But this week, …

Space Exploration

Scientists Say They've Unearthed A Completely New Kind Of Meteorite

Scientists say that in a Swedish quarry, they've uncovered a meteorite unlike any other documented on the planet.<p>Its chemical makeup is unique among the 50,000 meteorites known on Earth, as Birger Schmitz of Sweden's Lund University tells The Two-Way. "This does not resemble anything ... even if we …

Theranos is finally going to share data on its blood tests — here's what to expect

On August 1, Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes will be presenting data at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's annual conference in Philadelphia.<p>That's going to be a big deal because Theranos has not publicly shared any data, saying that it'd rather go through the FDA process. This will be …


FBI offers reward for California serial killer in cold case | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday offered a $50,000 reward for help in apprehending a serial killer suspected of 12 slayings and 45 rapes in California, in a 40-year-old cold case.<p>The unidentified man, who would now be between ages 60 and 75 years old, carried …


Sunday Afternoon at Cannes: Pictures