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The Juno Jupiter Spacecraft Had Some Setbacks

But it produced some pretty cool photos of Jupiter.<p>A couple days ago the Juno spacecraft, which arrived at Jupiter this summer, had a malfunction where two engine valves did not open at the proper speed, delaying an engine burn that would have accelerated the spacecraft to decrease the time it …

Astronomy

For the First Time Ever, Physicists Bridged Quantum Computers on a Single Chip

The More the Merrier<p>You may not know it, but quantum computers are here. However, unlike the first traditional computers, which were large enough to …

This New Nanotechnology Could Become the Next Major Cancer Breakthrough

A breakthrough technology that harnesses manmade nanoparticles could one day become an important new weapon in the fight against cancer.<p>The …

The Physics Behind The Aston Martin AM-RB 001's Track Version Are Downright Insane

See that massive, gaping cavity up there? The one in the back of the joint Aston Martin-Red Bull Racing joint venture, the AM-RB 001? The place where …

DNA on gun used in death of NYC imam doesn't match suspect, lawyer says | Fox News

The lawyer for a man charged with gunning down an imam and his assistant as they left a New York City mosque says his client's DNA doesn't match that found on the weapon.<p>Oscar Morel has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the Aug. 13 attack.<p>Prosecutors say Morel approached …

Guns

DNA evidence: humans are still evolving

Jerry Coyne, University of Chicago professor and author of Why Evolution is True, shares the results of a recent paper called Detection of human …

Forget Mars, Now You Can Kickstart an Antimatter Propulsion System to Another Star!

When it comes to the future of space exploration, one of the biggest questions is, “how and when will we travel to the nearest star?” And while space …

Physics

Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet

News Writer: Robert Perkins This artistic rendering shows the distant view from Planet Nine back towards the sun. The planet is thought to be …

Universe

'Rubber hand illusion' reveals how the brain understands the body

Scientists use trick with a fake hand to explore how the mind combines information from the senses to create a feeling of body ownership<p>Experiments with a fake body part have revealed how the brain becomes confused during a party trick known as the rubber hand illusion.<p>Researchers in Italy …

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About

A Stanford student announced that she had to drop out of the Happiness class. “When I asked her why, instructor Carole Pertofsky shared with me, she …

Biggest map of giant voids and clusters in the universe solves major cosmological puzzle

Since its discovery in 2008, astronomers have been puzzled by a cosmic mystery so vexing that it has even led some to question whether the general …

Astrophysics

Mars lander lost signal one minute before landing, ESA confirms

European Space Agency says whereabouts of Schiaparelli craft unknown after it deploys parachute before signal goes dead<p>It travelled half a billion kilometres across the solar system, deployed its parachute flawlessly and survived a scorching descent through the Martian atmosphere, but the European …

The New Horizons Spacecraft Has Found A Strange Asteroid Teeming With The Ingredients Of Life

Red isn’t a common color outside of planets in our solar system. Sure, you’ve got Mars, and surprising patches of color on Pluto among other mysteries, but by and large, space is greyscale. So that makes MU69, a red asteroid in the Kuiper Belt, a subject of serious fascination among scientists.<p>MU69 …

Astronomy

Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology

Know the psychology of how kids become brats so you can effectively fight back.<p>The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of …

Psychology

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

No longer taken seriously, we're seeing the last gasp of climate denial groups

Anti-climate groups like GWPF try to leech credibility from serious scientific organizations like the Royal Society<p>The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) is an anti-climate policy advocacy group in the UK that often releases misleading scientific “reports.” The group also hosts annual …