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The Oh-My-God Particle Was an Appropriately Named Physics Anomaly

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

The 23 best cities to move to if you're a broke millennial

It's not hard to see the draw of an exciting new adventure abroad while you're young, if only for a year or two — but doing so can be incredibly expensive.<p>According to international relocation company MoveHub.com, January is one of the most popular months for people to up sticks.<p>If you're …

Kuala Lumpur

Space travel permanently changes the brain

Space travel changes the human brain, reveals new research.<p>Now scientists are trying to work out just what the long term effects are of changes in …

That Giant Antarctic Iceberg Just Revealed an Ecosystem Hidden For Thousands of Years

"A fantastic, unknown area for scientific research."<p>When a vast trillion-tonne chunk of ice the size of Delaware broke free from Antarctica in July, …

Antarctica

Mysterious Dark Energy Is More Dynamic Than We Thought, Says New Study

Not so constant after all.<p>For over 20 years, physicists have puzzled over why space appears to be flying apart at the seams.<p>New research is adding …

Could the theory which predicted gravitational waves be wrong?

The detection of gravitational waves scooped the 2017 Nobel physics prize. But in a Perimeter Institute lecture Erik Verlinde proposes a rather different theory of gravity<p>One of those big open questions that we have in physics goes like this.<p>Einstein’s theory of General Relativity is elegant and …

Physics

Wait a second: What came before the big bang?

The Voorhes<p>Not everyone thinks the universe had a beginning.<p>Cosmologists used to think the universe was totally timeless: no beginning, no end. That might sound mind-melting, but it’s easier on the scientific brain than figuring out what a set starting point would mean, let alone when it would be. …

Dark Matter

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Dark Matter

Get Excited — We're About to Learn a Hell of a Lot More About Jupiter

On Feb. 2, NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this stunning image of Jupiter's cloud tops. The mysterious dark spot is believed to be "a Jovian "galaxy" of swirling storms," according to a NASA press release. "Every time we get near Jupiter's cloud tops, we learn new insights that help us understand …

How Big Was The Universe At The Moment Of Its Creation?

You might think of the Universe as infinite, and quite honestly, it might truly be infinite, but we don’t think we’ll ever know for sure. Thanks to the Big Bang — the fact that the Universe had a birthday, or that we can only go back a finite amount of time — and the fact that the speed of light is …

Dark Matter

Energy from dry ice could power human colonies on Mars

A mission to Mars has captured the public’s imagination and the possibility of making that second small step has never seemed so close. Current NASA …

Fast Radio Bursts Aren't Aliens, But It's An Interesting Idea

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are short, intense pulses of radio energy that originate billions of light years away. They have incredibly intense energies, but last for only milliseconds, so it isn’t clear what could possibly cause them. Ideas include a neutron star collapsing into a black hole, the …

Universe

Astronomers are set to peer into a black hole and take a picture of its event horizon

Event Horizon Telescope will connect a global array of radio telescopes to try to look inside Sagittarius A*.<p>Carole Mundell, <i>University of Bath</i><p>Ever …

Immerse yourself in this tunnel of books

Who said books were dead didn’t get lost in this tunnel of literature… Created by the Shanghai studio XL-Muse it’s using black mirrored flooring and …

supermassive black hole

This guy was a total savage, could hold is breath forever!<p>A little back story, when we showed up to shoot at Dean’s, there was a religious ceremony …

Giant ring of galaxies scattered during Andromeda flyby challenges Einstein's theory of gravity

Galaxies are moving away far faster than Einstein's theory can account for.<p>A huge ring of galaxies spanning 10 billion light years is challenging …

WATCH: This Is The Most Difficult Place to Get to on Earth

We haven't conquered our planet yet.<p>With all this talk about colonising Mars, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Earth and all its mysteries have …

Where Is The Cosmic Microwave Background?

When you look out at the distant Universe, you’re also looking back in time, thanks to the fact that the speed of light — although huge — is finite. So if you look back at the farthest thing you can see, at the very first light visible to our equipment, you’re bound to reach something. In our …

The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to …

Dark Matter

Astronomers just found a star orbiting a black hole at 1% the speed of light

Astronomers have just spotted a star whizzing around a vast black hole at about 2.5 times the distance between Earth and the Moon, and it takes only half an hour to complete one orbit.<p>To put that into perspective, it takes roughly 28 days for our Moon to do a single lap around our relatively tiny …

Black Holes

Can you solve the chess problem which holds key to human consciousness?

It might look like a simple chess problem, but this puzzle could finally help scientists uncover what makes the human mind so unique, and why it may never be matched by a computer.<p>75 years after Bletchley Park sought codebreakers in the Second World War by placing a crossword in The Telegraph, …

Artificial Intelligence

LL Pegasi: ALMA Telescopes Capture Stunning Image Of Celestial Spirals Surrounding Binary Star System

In 2010, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning image — one that revealed what is perhaps the most perfect geometrical form …

Atomic Hard Drive: IBM Researchers Store Single Bit Of Data On World's Smallest Magnet — One Atom Of Holmium

There’s only so much data that can be stored on silicon-based integrated circuits (as predicted by the so-called “Moore’s law”). That is why, …

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …

Prepare to be amazed by this 340-year-old smart lock

March 8th, 2017<p>Do you think technology from circa 1680 can still surprise and delight in the age of the iPhone and Alexa? I didn't, but boy was I wrong.<p>Although we typically think that technology is driven by silicon chips and software, the definition is actually much broader:<p>technology …

Multiple sclerosis: New stem cell transplantation may 'freeze' disease progression

A multiple sclerosis treatment which "resets" the immune system has been found to "freeze" progression of the disease in nearly half of patients, according to scientists.<p>A study led by Imperial College London found that 46 per cent of patients who underwent the treatment did not suffer a worsening …

These sleek prefabs come with smart home features

Go inside a 720-square-foot “Coodo”<p>Another day, another prefab company trying to lure you into the out-of-the-box home dream. This time, Coodo from Hamburg, Germany, shows off its newly completed project, a 720-square-foot “Coodo 64,” installed in Bielefeld, Germany.<p>With rounded edges (also seen in …

Scientists Just Found Evidence That Neurons Can Communicate in a Way We Never Anticipated

A new brain mechanism hiding in plain sight.<p>Researchers have discovered a brand new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in our brain …