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Star zooms past monster black hole, confirms relativity

For the first time ever, researchers have watched a star race past the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, verifying that its motion showed the effects of general relativity, as predicted by Albert Einstein.<p>The stars of the Milky Way orbit a gargantuan black hole called …

Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's

Fresh evidence that the body's immune system interacts directly with the brain could lead to a new understanding of diseases from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's.<p>A study of human and monkey brains found lymphatic vessels — a key part of the body's immune system — in a membrane that surrounds the …

Immune System

Best telescope: The best astronomy and travel telescopes from £67

Want a better look at the wonders of the cosmos? Even a low-cost telescope can get you closer to the stars<p>With the world in the state that it is …

Sleep deprivation can rapidly reduce the symptoms of depression

It may sound counter-intuitive, but for decades it has been known that sleep deprivation can rapidly alleviate symptoms of depression. A new …

Hubble Captures Blistering, Pitch-Black Planet

Think of it as a kind of Vantablack planet<p>A pitch-black planet that traps at least 94 percent of starlight entering its atmosphere has been …

Gravity Could Be the Result of Random Quantum Fluctuations — NOVA Next | PBS

If this theory is true, quantum mechanics might be more fundamental to the structure of the universe than gravity itself.<p>Scientists have been trying …

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy …

Astronauts in space have captured a rare image of a giant red sprite

An astronaut took a beautiful photo of Earth at night, below, while flying over Central America in the International Space Station.<p>The moon is in the upper left, and a massive thunderstorm off to the right.<p>But there's something weird lurking in this image, captured on August 10.<p>Can you spot it?<p>Upon …

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Relationships

Sian Williams: how to rewire your brain to avoid decline

The former BBC News presenter Sian Williams explores new research showing that simple lifestyle changes can help reverse mental decline<p>I’m at the University of Cambridge, having a panic attack. I can’t breathe, my head’s spinning, my heart’s going like the clappers and there’s a psychiatrist …

Scary, But Beautiful: Haunted Destinations Around the World

If you must tether your immortal soul to the realm of the living, you might as well do so someplace fabulous.<p>The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado<p>The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California<p>Ancient Ram Inn, Wotton-under-Edge, England

Schrödinger's virus

<b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks.<p>Latest stories<p>What is the Hong Kong National Party?<p>The …

8 Exercises You Can Do At Work Without Anyone Knowing

Try these subtle exercises you can do at your desk without announcing your workout to your coworkers.<p>When the mid-day slump strikes, it's unlikely that you'll be willing to get up out of your office chair and do a set of burpees in the hallway. Getting a little fitness routine in, however, can help …

Workouts

Ask Ethan #100: Why doesn’t dark matter form black holes?

If dark matter is the most abundant form of mass, and has gravity, where are all the dark matter structures?<p><i>“All enterprises that are entered into</i> …

Neuroscience and Free Will - h+ Media

• authors John Danaher<p>Consider the following passage from Ian McEwan’s novel <i>Atonement</i>. It concerns one of the novel’s characters (Briony) as she …

Satellite 1 million miles away captures moon passing over Earth

A new satellite keeping tabs on Earth from space captured an incredible animation of the moon passing across the face of the sunlit side of the …

Space

This Is the Single Best Upper-Body Exercise for Men. Are You Doing It?

Add this one-move workout to your routine for a bigger, stronger, and more athletic body<p>Ask me for an upper-body workout, and I’ll give you one exercise: the standing single-arm overhead press.<p>Here’s why: It works the deltoids, biceps, triceps, lats, and pecs, as well as all of the stabilizing …

Exercise good for brain, even for those with Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once …

Earth - The largest thing in the universe

More than ten years ago, while taking the temperature of the universe, astronomers found something odd. They discovered that a patch of sky, spanning the width of 20 moons, was unusually cold.<p>The astronomers were measuring the microwave radiation that bathes the entire universe, a glowing relic of …

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …

NASA to announce planet-hunting discoveries

NASA’s hunt for Earth-like planets forges on Thursday when scientists will reveal new discoveries from the Kepler Space Telescope craft.<p>In January, scientists with the unmanned spacecraft discovered planet Kepler-438b — described as Earth’s twin and similar in size and amount of energy it receives …

Déjà-vu, new theory says dark matter acts like well-known particle

A new theory says dark matter acts remarkably similar to subatomic particles known to science since the 1930s.<p>We owe a lot to dark matter – it is the …

Quantum of solace – information can be rescued from a black hole

Is there a way to retrieve information that falls into a black hole? <i>(Image: Richard Kail/SPL)</i><p>The fate of information that falls into a black hole is …

CIA And NASA Back Proposals To Spray Aerosols Into Earth's Atmosphere

What was once a conspiracy, is now becoming fact to those who used to deny the existence of ‘chemtrails’ and the constant spraying of them into our …

Standardizing the Candle

The evidence for dark energy lies in our ability to relate the redshift of a galaxy with it’s distance. While we often talk about how the observed …