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Never-Before-Seen Structures Have Been Detected in Our Sun's Corona

Ooooooh.<p>Using longer exposures and sophisticated processing techniques, scientists have taken extraordinarily high-fidelity pictures of the Sun's …

Astronomy

Three Major Physics Discoveries and Counting

Sau Lan Wu spent decades working to establish the Standard Model of particle physics. Now she’s searching for what lies beyond it.

Physics

This Is The Biggest Myth About Outer Space, According To A NASA Flight Controller

<i>What is the biggest myth about outer space? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:</b><p><b>What is the biggest myth about outer</b> …

Quora

Genetically modifying future children isn’t just wrong. It would harm all of us | Marcy Darnovsky

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has taken what it clearly regards as a brave new step: it has openly endorsed the use of genome editing to engineer the traits of future children and generations. The council’s report, Genome editing and human reproduction: social and ethical issues, asserts that …

Genetics

Universe’s Densest Galaxy Cluster Discovered

Our galaxy (via Felix Mittermeier/Pixabay)<p>An international team of scientists has located one of the densest clusters of galaxies in the universe.<p>The …

Universe

When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity

“Each person comes into our group thinking they are a freak.”<p>It was AncestryDNA’s customer-service rep who had to break the news to Catherine St Clair.<p>For her part, St Clair thought she was inquiring about a technical glitch. Her brother—the brother who along with three other siblings had gifted …

Genealogy

What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse

The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of the Universe actually is, our ability to gather information about it is fundamentally limited.<p>It’s …

Dark Matter

Australian experiment kills over 80% of disease-spreading mosquitoes

In an experiment, Australian scientists killed more than 80% of the mosquitoes that spread dengue fever, Zika and chikungunya by using a …

Mosquitoes

If the Universe is expanding, why is the Andromeda galaxy on course to collide with the Milky Way?

The galactic collision will create quite the spectacle in the night sky four billions years from now.<p>The expansion of the Universe is a large-scale …

Universe

Intelligent birds

New Caledonia crow<p>A discovery by Dr Sarah Jelbert of Jesus College, Cambridge, has led to the refinement of our understanding of crow intelligence. On the south-west Pacific island of New Caledonia, a crow called Emma has stunned researchers by operating a vending machine they constructed for it, …

Birds

A Near-Earth Object Is Actually Two Asteroids Orbiting Each Other & It’s Freaking Scientists Out

When near-Earth object 2017 YE5 recently swung by Earth, scientists made an incredible discovery: Not only is 2017 YE5 actually two asteroids …

Asteroids

Why parents struggle with Common Core math: “The diagrams are absolutely insane.”

<i>A correction to an earlier version of this article has been appended to the end of the article.</i><p>When Veera Sinha was a little girl in India, her …

Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization

Delegates at the Republican Party of Texas convention on Saturday voted to approve platform planks endorsing marijuana decriminalization, medical cannabis and industrial hemp. They are also calling for a change in cannabis’s classification by the federal government.<p>“We support a change in the law …

Cannabis

Wanderlusters, rejoice: Amtrak is offering cross-country routes at 2-for-1 prices *right now*

Taking a scenic train ride totally hits the wanderlust sweet spot. Not only do you bear witness to the panoramas unfolding just outside your window, …

Trains

Drought and Drone Reveal ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Signs of Ancient Henge in Ireland

It took an unusually brutal drought for signs of a 5,000-year-old monument to suddenly appear in an Irish field, as if they had been written into the landscape in invisible ink.<p>On Monday, Anthony Murphy, an author and photographer, sent a camera-enabled drone high above the Brú na Bóinne …

Archaeology

Ask Ethan: How Large Is The Entire, Unobservable Universe?

13.8 billion years ago, the Big Bang occurred. The Universe was filled with matter, antimatter, radiation, and existed in an ultra-hot, ultra-dense, but expanding-and-cooling state. By today, the volume containing our observable Universe has expanded to be 46 billion light years in radius, with the …

Dark Matter

Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Rise of Radical Incompetence

LONDON — “I am increasingly admiring of Donald Trump. I have become more and more convinced that there is method in his madness.” These comments, subsequently leaked, were made last month by Boris Johnson, who was then Britain’s foreign secretary. Never one to discount praise, Mr. Trump reportedly …

Great Britain

Men’s Wardrobe Essentials – The Chino

If you care even a little bit about your wardrobe then you should have a pair or two of chinos in your closet. Chinos can very easily be the core …

Men's Fashion

The U.S. Senate is facing a legitimacy crisis

America's House of Lords is about to decide the future of the Supreme Court.<p>The United States Senate is an immoral, anti-democratic institution where …

supremecourt

French farmer who found 'near mythical' remains of elephant ancestor kept it to himself to avoid fossil hunters

A farmer in the south of France stumbled across the skull of a giant, four-tusked ancestor of the elephant but failed to inform paleontologists for almost three years because he didn’t want any “bother” from fossil hunters.<p>The unnamed farmer struck scientific gold when he unearthed the remarkably …

Dinosaurs
Archaeology

Tiny Cosmic Particle Delivers Major Breakthrough in Astronomy

For the first time, astronomers have traced a neutrino back to its birthplace, billions of light-years across the universe.<p>One of the fundamental particles that makes up the universe is also one of the most mysterious.<p>Neutrinos, Italian for “little neutral one,” are everywhere. They emerged soon …

Physics

Cocktail Attire for Men: The Definitive Guide to Cocktail Party Dressing

Certain dress codes can be highly ambiguous at the best of times but none more so, perhaps, than <i>cocktail attire</i>. These two little words have left …

Men's Fashion

Nearby alien planet may be capable of supporting life

One of the nearest exoplanets to Earth may be a decent abode for life.<p>Ross 128b — which lies just 11 light-years from our planet — is likely a rocky and temperate world, a new study suggests.<p>"Although Ross 128b is not Earth's twin, and there is still much we don’t know about its potential geologic …

Astronomy

The Story of Human Origins in Africa Is Changing in a Way We Never Expected

This new idea makes a lot of sense.<p>The t-shirt representation of human evolution as a sequence of hunched primates standing tall is a popular …

Humanity

Meet The Unknown Immigrant Billionaire Betting Her Fortune To Take On Musk In Space

Even in the bloated-budget world of aerospace, $650 million is a lot of money. It’s approximately the price of six of Boeing’s workhorse 737s or, for the more militarily inclined, about the cost of seven F-35 stealth fighter jets. It’s also the amount of money NASA and the Sierra Nevada Corp. spent …

Space Exploration

Ancient stone tools found in China shake up human ancestor timeline (again)

Archaeologists have discovered ancient tools and bones in China that, once again, shake up the timeline of the human origin story. The items are more …

Anthropology

‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice

A major new study questions the common wisdom about how we should choose our careers.<p>Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University, remembers asking an undergraduate seminar recently, “How many of you are waiting to find your passion?”<p>“Almost all of them raised their hand and got …

Psychology

If You're Bothered That Kylie Jenner Is Worth $900 Million at Age 20, It's Time to Admit This Brutal Truth

Her story reflects a central, brutal truth of our age. It's probably time we all admitted it.<p>Let's talk about Kylie Jenner: scion of the Jenner-Kardashian family, reality TV show star, entrepreneur, social-media influencer.<p>Also, at age 20, near-billionaire. She's worth more than $900 million, …

Kylie Jenner