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Zimbabwe sunset and young moon

Following several days of cloud, rain and uncertainty, the skies suddenly cleared to reveal the sun and moon setting on what was expected to be the …

Papua New Guinea

Found: A Comet on a Weird, Wild Swoop Around the Sun

It may be the first interstellar comet ever observed.<p>Earlier this month, astronomers working with the PanSTARRS 1 telescope, mounted on a volcano in …

Astronomy

13 Incredible Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn at High School

Science just gets better.<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

Black Holes

A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth

A long time ago in a galaxy far away—NGC 4993, to be exact—two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show.<p>After billions of years …

Fuel from diamonds?

European researchers are investigating new approaches to decrease the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, with a view to exploiting …

These inventions wouldn’t exist if we had never traveled to space

When you think of NASA, you probably think of astronauts and space shuttles. What’s less known is that since its inception in 1958, the US space …

Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm: Tremors Trigger Fears Of Supervolcano Eruption

Yellowstone National Park has been hit with over 1,500 earthquakes in the last two months. The swarm of tremors has rocked the area almost daily …

A New Quantum Understanding is About to Turn Chemistry on Its Head

Entirely New Discoveries<p>In a world of quantum oddities, the phenomenon of indistinguishability, the impossibility of distinguishing between two …

Astronomers promise more mysterious planets like Planet Nine

<b>The last time researchers “found” another mysterious planet not named Neptune in our solar system was the famous Planet Nine.</b><p>Our solar system is …

Ring of Fire

Home to the Majority of the World's Active Volcanoes<p>The Ring of Fire is a 25,000 mile (40,000 km) horseshoe-shaped area of intense volcanic and …

Geology

World’s Aging Population: A Global Challenge That Benefits from A Local Approach

You’ve probably seen some of the studies and statistical projections from the World Bank, the U.S. Census Bureau, and other organizations that depict the massive global growth of the age-60-plus population that will happen over next generation...<p>The rough math is that by 2050 the world’s population …

Kill net neutrality and you’ll kill us, say 800 US startups

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission announced the first step in its plan to kill net neutrality — reversing the Title II classification of internet service providers. Doing so will remove many regulations placed on big cable companies, allowing them to erect barriers and tolls that …

Scientists May Be a Step Closer to Creating Solar-Fueled Vehicles

Scientists are developing a practical method to convert water and sunshine into fuel — a key step in someday powering cars with the sun.<p>Experts have …

Nanocubes of this metal can generate fuel from CO2 using only sunlight - ExtremeTech

By on March 7, 2017 at 11:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers from Duke University …

NASA scientists say an artificial magnetic shield could rebuild Mars' atmosphere

A team of scientists led by Dr. Jim Green, Director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, recently suggested creating an artificial magnetosphere …

The Art and Science of Making a Believable Sci-Fi Spaceship

How the spaceships of Mass Effect: Andromeda were designed with physics and processing power in mind.<p>Humans have yet to travel beyond our own star, or even beyond our planet's moon, but science fiction–books, movies, TV–has given us countless visions of what it might be like when we do, with …

Space Travel

This Shanghai Factory Plans to Replace All of Its Human Workers

But what happens when we remove people from the equation?<p>Machines thrum. Conveyors move components. A dog-size, self-driving cart hauls materials along a taped-off path. Here and there, a few people press buttons, turn wrenches, operate handheld scanners, and fold boxes.<p>If the Cambridge Industries …

Robotics

Experts say these 5 skills are 'robot proof'

Technology research firm Gartner claims that 85% of all customer interactions won't require human customer service reps by the end of this decade.<p>You may be thinking creativity makes you robot proof, because robots cannot be creative, but that notion is no longer true. A composer told me recently …

Liliyana Natsir, Indonesia’s badminton mixed doubles queen

Indonesian duo Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad have brought home their gold medals from the badminton mixed doubles final at the 2016 Summer …

You are here: A spectacular poster of our place in the Milky Way

Log in or create a free account<p>Connect with:<p>Create an account for free access to:<p>A selection of articles hand-picked by the editors available only to …

Strange New Nebula Is Missing Its Light Source

The discovery of a new and rarely seen nebula 10 billion light-years away has created a cosmic mystery: What is lighting up this dusty cloud of gases?<p>…

Jeff Bezos shows off Blue Origin’s new rocket engine, fully assembled for the first time

Say hello to the BE-4<p>Private spaceflight company Blue Origin has finally assembled its first full-scale BE-4 rocket engine — the main engine the company plans to use to propel its future orbital rocket. It’s a major milestone for Blue Origin, which has been working on this crucial piece of hardware …

We'll Soon Be Able to Look Into the Heart of the Milky Way

Illuminating a Black Hole<p>Never before have we captured the immense scope of a Black Hole in a photograph. Photographs of space edited with added …

Scientists Have Stored a Movie, a Computer OS, And an Amazon Gift Card in a Single Speck of DNA


"The highest-density data-storage device ever created."<p>Scientists have developed what they claim is the most efficient data storage technique ever, …

​DNA data storage landmark: Now it's 215 petabytes per gram or over 100 million movies

Synthetic DNA could be the answer to the world's accelerating data-storage needs, and now researchers have shown that it can have a much higher …

Revolutionary process to create ether from esters using metal catalysts

A group of Waseda University researchers has developed a new process using palladium or nickel as a catalyst for removing carbon monoxide from esters …

Nanoparticle colloid systems in molten inorganic salts

Structural studies using small-angle x-ray scattering, x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, IR spectroscopy, and UV-visible …

Giant Python vs. Leopard Mom: Game On!

Battle of the bush turns deadly.<p>They can thank their cat skills.<p>A leopard cub started a fight with a giant rock python and the mother leopard ended it during a fierce battle in South Africa’s Kruger National Park area.<p>In a video posted by the park on Friday, the adult leopard and python attempt to …

Why Nasa wants to create the coldest place in the universe by flying an ice box to space

Nasa's Cold Atom Lab has been designed to create temperatures 'over a 100 million times colder than the depths of space.'<p>Nasa is all set to create …

'I was robbed of £17,500 – the bank refunded me 10p'

NatWest customer Annette Jefferys was tricked into sending £17,500 to fraudsters after they were able to generate a genuine “activation code” for her online banking account.<p>Exploiting a frightening weakness in the procedures of one of Britain’s biggest banking groups, fraudsters were able to first …