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Black Panther is a joyous game changer for Marvel

The movie soars on the spirit of its heroes and its villain.<p>Black Panther has been an Avenger for the past 50 years, created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in 1966. What Kirby and Lee created, and what subsequent writers and artists have since refined, is one of the smartest and most powerful members …

How the Quietly Radical ‘Black Panther’ Took Over Hollywood

Marvel’s most prominent black superhero hasn’t always been one of its superstars. But the Afrofuturist, anti-imperialist worldview the series espouses makes it perfect for the moment.<p>If you’ve been to a movie theater at any point in the past 20 years, there is a steep statistical probability that …

Comics

Superpowered Chinese Lasers Could Soon Rip Open Raw Vacuum

Physicists are getting close to building lasers powerful enough to rip matter out of a vacuum.<p>According to a report published Jan. 24 in the journal …

Physics

Scientists Observe Bizarre 'Double Whirlpools' in The Ocean For The First Time

Nobody has ever seen this before.<p>For the first time, scientists have recorded a bizarre phenomenon in fluid dynamics, which up until now had only …

After 40 years of studying the strong nuclear force, a revelation

This was the year that analysis of data finally backed up a prediction, made in the mid 1970s, of a surprising emergent behaviour in the strong nuclear force<p>In the mid 1970s, four Soviet physicists, Batlisky, Fadin, Kuraev and Lipatov, made some predictions involving the strong nuclear force which …

Physics

Scientists warn of 'mini ice age' that could hit Earth and freeze major rivers by 2030

The Earth is approaching a "mini ice age" as the planet's temperature is likely to start dropping in 2021, scientists claim.<p>Amid rising concerns over …

Elon Musk Is Now Linked to the Mystery of Who Invented Bitcoin

Did Elon Musk invent Bitcoin? The mystery surrounding the creator of the world's most popular cryptocurrency deepens.<br>Read More

Bitcoin

Elon Musk Says First Fully Self-Driving Car Will Be Available In Two Years — Is That Tesla’s New Product?

Musk says cars will be better drivers than humans in three years<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the first fully self-driving car will be ready in …

Tesla

Barack Obama evokes Nazi Germany in plea to voters

Conservative commentators have latched onto comments they claim compared US President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. Obama said voter complacency …

Barack Obama

Security Flaw in Major Banking Apps May Have Leaked 10 Million Users’ Info

It’s been fixed, but anyone with outdated apps is still at risk.<p>Most, if not all, security-sensitive apps use what’s known as a TLS connection to …

Fundamental Physical Constants

And Examples of When They May Be Used<p>Physics is described in the language of mathematics, and the equations of this language make use of a wide array …

How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets, According to a Microbiologist

What happens if you don't?<p>We spend more than a third of our lives in bed - but that place can quickly blossom into a "botanical park" of bacteria and …

Heart transplants likely to be obsolete within 10 years, says heart surgeon

Heart transplants are likely to become obsolete within 10 years, because they help so few people, a leading heart surgeon has said.<p>On the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant, carried out by South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard, Professor Stephen Westaby said it was time …

Today Is One of the Cheapest Days to Buy Flights, With Flights Starting Below $12

Airlines are offering ultra-cheap flights today, but you'll need to act fast.<p>Cyber Monday and Black Friday might be over, but the real day to score …

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a shout-out to a $100-per-year app for doctors — here's what it does

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't a doctor, but he talked about a piece of medical software, VisualDx, during Apple's most recent earnings call.<p>It was an interesting choice of an app to highlight. Apple has deep ambition to break into the health and medical worlds, but although VisualDx is available to …

Machine Learning

'Monster' planet discovery stuns scientists

Astronomers have discovered a planet the size of Jupiter orbiting a star that’s only half the size of the sun — a celestial phenomenon that contradicts theories of planet formation.<p>NGTS-1b, a massive, 986-degrees-hot ball of gas revolving around a red M-dwarf star 600 light years from Earth, is the …

Why Are Planets Almost Spherical?

It's something we kind of take for granted. Roses are red, and planets are spherical. That's just the way things are, right? After all, building …

Watch astronaut Scott Kelly struggle to walk on Earth after a year in space

As if his legs are made of jelly<p>Spending a year in space takes such a toll on the human body that astronauts literally have to learn how to walk again once they’re back on Earth. At least, that’s what seems to have happened to Scott Kelly — the American astronaut who spent 340 days on the …

Sunscreen Snow Found On Giant Planet Outside Of Earth’s Solar System

Astronomers have discovered an interesting feature on a red-hot, giant planet outside of our solar system. The atmosphere “snows” titanium dioxide, …

Scientists might have spotted the first object from outside our solar system

Until recently, every asteroid and comet that zipped by Earth came from within our solar system – but scientists believe they may have just observed …

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, AlphaGo Zero took just three days to master the ancient Chinese board game of Go ... with no human help<p>Google’s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing program, AlphaGo – an AI so powerful …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar

<b>Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.</b><p>The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria.<p>On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which …

Puerto Rico

Trump Waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico, Easing Hurricane Aid Shipments

The Trump administration said on Thursday that it would temporarily waive a century-old shipping law for Puerto Rico that officials there said was hindering disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Maria.<p>The waiver of the law, known as the Jones Act, comes as federal and local officials report more …

Caribbean

ABB to Revamp GE's `Unloved Child' in $2.6 Billion Deal

Swiss engineering company ABB Ltd. agreed to buy General Electric Co.’s industrial solutions business for $2.6 billion to strengthen its foothold in …

General Electric

Google Just Gave Every Startup a Huge Gift With 1 Amazing, Free Website | Inc.com

Starting a startup isn't easy. Most startup founders struggle with juggling the myriad of success factors required to get things off the ground. Many new ventures fail.<p>It all just got a lot easier thanks to Startup with Google.<p>With one fell swoop, Google just provided proven tools, best practices, …

Startups

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

Hubble spots a strange new type of celestial object

Astronomers have discovered a brand new type of object in our solar system: an active binary asteroid. That means the object, named Body 288P, is the …

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Researchers from Duke University in Durham, NC, may have discovered a new way of killing off cancer cells.<p>The team was jointly led by Dr. Matthias …

Immunotherapy

This scorching black exoplanet takes in all the light it can and gives almost nothing back

As black as day.<p><i>We have discovered a planet. It gathers in light from its sun, and refuses to let go. In return, the star strips away the planet’s atmosphere, slowly devouring it.</i><p>That's how the popular planet-inventing Twitter bot Newfound Planets , might describe this particular gaseous giant, …

Universe

226 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 226 people. …

Natural Disasters