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Is Asteroid ‘Oumuamua an alien UFO? Scientists reveal latest findings

When astronomers spotted a bizarre cigar-shaped asteroid floating through the heavens earlier this year, they immediately launched a bid to find out …

Paranormal

The oceans’ circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years. That’s bad news.

The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere’s high latitudes is slowing down because of climate change, a team of scientists asserted Wednesday, suggesting one of the most feared consequences is already coming to pass.<p>The Atlantic meridional overturning …

Global Warming

Exocomets detected orbiting nearby stars. In other words: alien comets!

Since the first confirmed discovery of exoplanets — planets orbiting other stars — in 1992, we've found more than 3,700 of them (and counting). …

Universe

A Stellar Explosion You Could See on Earth!

Never before has anything so far away come even close to naked-eye visibility. The explosion was so far away that it took its light 7,500,000,000 …

Universe

Are we alone? Google's new model that processes NASA Kepler data will look at exo-planets differently

Google on Sunday announced the release of the Tensor Flow model that processes NASA’s Kepler data that helps make predictions about new exo-planet …

Rare Planetary Alignment Confirms Universal Insignificance

Nostradamus foretold it in a Quatrain. Mashallah ibn Athari confirmed it for the caliphate. Vashistha vetted it in Vedic. There will be an alignment …

Freight Train

Caught on Camera: Ancient Greenland Sharks

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>The Greenland shark is one …

Greenland

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

Watch a 1980s electric car transform into the world’s largest computer mouse

A pair of YouTubers have turned a car into a workable computer peripheral<p>A bright yellow Comuta-car is a strange sight on its own terms, but a pair …

Why You (Probably) Shouldn't Worry About Earth's Magnetic Poles Flipping

Earth's magnetic poles, whatever they're doing, are not going to spark chaos and kill us all — a scenario making the rounds online right …

One of the most energetic phenomena in the universe is heading towards Earth

Blazars produce vast, hyper-fast jets of intense radiation.<p>Quasars are one of the most extreme and energetic phenomena in the known universe. …

Galaxies Rotate in Sync, Raising Dark Matter Questions

The universe is filled with galaxies, and often a large galaxy like our own will have several smaller ones orbiting it. Astronomers looked at one …

A paper showing how to make a smallpox cousin just got published. Critics wonder why

Today, a highly controversial study in which researchers synthesized a smallpox relative from scratch is finally seeing the light of day. The paper, …

Public Health

Here's what happens when one artist ponders dark matter and the unknowable with an astrophysicist

Intrigued, the artist began reading pieces for laypeople about energy and particle physics. She gobbled up books like <i>The Accidental Universe</i> by Alan …

This Picture of Jupiter's Swirly Blue Pole Is Magnificent

I’m not usually one of those “check out this beautiful planet photo” people (jk, I am). But seriously, the images coming from the citizen scientists …

Astronomy

German rapper jihadist Deso Dogg, who once seduced FBI translator, killed by airstrike in Syria

A German rapper who joined Isil and seduced an FBI translator investigating him has reportedly been killed by an airstrike in Syria.<p>Denis Cuspert, 41, was a high-profile hip-hop artist known as Deso Dogg before turning to jihadism and becoming one of Islamic State of Iraq and the Lavant's most …

Translation

New 'Massive' Planet Discovery Defies Scientific Theory

A planet the size of Jupiter has recently been discovered, but it is the size of the star that the planet orbits that has left astronomers in awe.<p>The …

Universe

Astronomers spot oldest galaxy ever detected by looking back in time 11 billion years

You already know that humans are newbies when it comes to the age of the universe — in fact, “new” doesn’t adequately describe the incredibly brief …

Universe

It's almost impossible to understand how unfathomably massive our universe truly is

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …

Universe

Coulomb Crystal Model Helps Scientists Understand Neutron Star Formation

The inside of stars are very hot and highly dense. The matter found in the cores of old white dwarfs and the crusts of neutron stars are usually …

How to make an Extremely Large Telescope

The Giant Magellan Telescope, currently under construction at the University of Arizona’s Mirror Lab, will be one of the first of a new class of …

Universe

GPS satellites “the largest dark matter detector ever built”

Physicists pull the global positioning system into the search for the universe’s elusive missing matter. Richard A. Lovett reports.

Dark Matter

First Visitor From Outside Our Solar System Has a Name and an Origin

Less than a month after spotting the first ever confirmed object from another solar system visiting Earth, astronomers haven't just given it a name, …

How Cosmic Rays Revealed a Secret Void in the Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the storied Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Also called Khufu's Pyramid, It's among the oldest, biggest …

Archaeology

Scientists Finally Found The Ordinary Matter Missing From The Universe

The universe is full of stuff we can't detect. Dark energy and dark matter — named for their mysterious natures — make up most of that stuff, but …

Dark Matter

CUTE little satellite out of Boulder will track the movements of evaporating planets

A cute, little satellite will soon be taking on the big worlds of evaporating planets — and this isn’t even a Pixar movie.CUTE, or the Colorado …

Astronomy

Update on `Oumuamua, Our First Interstellar Object

<b>The arrival of an object from beyond the solar system caught astronomers by surprise — but that doesn't mean that they were unprepared to study …

Astronomy