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You Must See This Stunning Picture of New Stars Forming in Our Own Galaxy

Drop everything and LOOK AT THIS.<p>It's a panoramic, mind-blowing view of a molecular cloud complex littered with stardust, wisps of matter and general …

Universe

We May Have Just Found The Hormone That Lets Gut Bacteria Talk to The Brain

Important clue for solving the mystery.<p>There's no shortage of evidence linking brain function to the composition of our gut bacteria, but just how …

A Brand New Type of Insulin-Producing Cell Has Been Discovered Hiding in The Pancreas

A missing piece of the diabetes puzzle.<p>Researchers have found a brand new type of insulin-producing cell hiding in plain sight within the pancreas, …

This object has been sprayed with the world's blackest material — and it's unnerving

Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as prophesied by Loony Tunes' the Roadrunner. Who wants to try driving a (very small) truck right through that gaping void circle?<p>In all seriousness, what you're looking at isn't actually …

Chemistry

This Timelapse Shows a Cell Dividing Over 33 Hours

What to see what cell division looks like? Documentary and wildlife filmmaker Francis Chee captured it beautifully on camera. The amazing 23-second …

We Can Now Harness The Tardigrade's Strangest Superpower - And Give It to Other Organisms

Turn them into living glass.<p>Tiny tardigrades - also known as water bears and moss piglets - have many strange properties, including being able to …

Biology

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Its Software For Free

Here's what's worth downloading.<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalogue, and everything is available for free download, without any …

Software

NASA Wants to Launch a Giant Magnetic Field to Make Mars Habitable

So crazy, it just might work.<p>NASA scientists have proposed a bold plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back and make the Red Planet habitable for …

Physicists Say They've Created an 'Impossible' New Form of Matter: Supersolids

The most compelling evidence yet that supersolids exist.<p>Our world just got a little stranger, with physicists claiming they've successfully created a …

Quantum Mechanics