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We could be teleporting around the world in less than a millennium

After a long week at work, who wouldn’t want to push a button that will send you straight to your sofa with the remote control in arm’s reach?<p>In …

U.S. scientists create human-pig chimera embryos to grow human cells: ‘This required a tour de force’

In what’s being hailed a scientific “tour de force,” American researchers have succeeded in creating human-pig chimera embryos with the ultimate goal …

China’s Growing Ambitions in Space

While Trump works to lay out a new policy for NASA, China is set to conduct a record number of launches this year.<p>In his inaugural address, President Donald Trump said that the United States stands “ready to unlock the mysteries of space,” but given that he has yet to outline his NASA policy, it …

To get a man on the moon, China's program takes cues from the Apollo lunar lander

The country is looking to launch in 2032.<p>Though China's goal of landing a man on the moon is still more than a decade away, the country is already testing key equipment for the 2032 mission. Most recently, the program has been testing the landing gear for the lunar module.<p>The lunar module is the …

New Horizons Probe Moves Beyond Pluto to Its Next Adventure

Space<p>To Pluto and beyond!<p>Nearly two years after its historic encounter with the dwarf planet Pluto, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is getting ready for its next big adventure in the icy outskirts of the solar system.<p>Now, the spacecraft is on its way to a small, ancient object located about 1 …

Astronomers reveal never-before-seen features of a ‘hole’ on the sun that could swallow 2 Earths

Images from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) reveal amazing details of the sun, including a giant sunspot that is almost twice as large as the diameter of Earth.<p><i>Video courtesy of National Radio Astronomy Observatory.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

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NASA Is Visiting The Most Valuable Object In Our Solar System In 2023

What would the Earth look like stripped down to just its core? The insides of our planet are almost completely unknowable, and we learn more about them every year. NASA, though, would like to step up the process a bit, and so, in 2023, it’ll be sending an exploratory craft (pictured below) to the …

Blue Straggler Stars Suck the Life Force of the Young

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How Did Life Begin? Dividing Droplets Could Hold the Answer

A collaboration of physicists and biologists in Germany has found a simple mechanism that might have enabled liquid droplets to evolve into living …

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to new anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Scientists Have Filmed a 'Sonic Boom' of Light For The First Time

Whoa.<p>For the first time, researchers have filmed light creating a ‘sonic boom’ - officially known as a photonic Mach cone - using a new type of …

Sir Patrick Stewart: Poo emoji role for Shakespearean actor

<b>He has played many of Shakespeare's greats and been lauded for film roles in Star Trek and X-Men.</b><p>But now, Sir Patrick Stewart is to tackle perhaps his most surprising role to date - becoming the voice of the poo emoji.<p>He will take on the role of the bow-tie wearing Poop in The Emoji Movie, which …

Beware This New Gmail Scam That Is Tricking Even Tech-Savvy Users

Here is what you need to know in order to stay safe from a new, sophisticated phishing attack.<p>Hackers have launched a new phishing attack that is tricking even tech-savvy users. Here is what you need to know in order to protect yourself.<p>The attack works like this: Hackers who have breached …

Bahama Breeze: Part 2 – Exploring the Atlantis Resort in Nassau

I referenced the enormity of the Atlantis Bahamas complex in my earlier review. But wow,<b> this place is gigantic!</b>Walking through it all would be a …

Atlantis

Women Are Wearing Ugly Christmas Sweaters With Their Breasts Hanging Out In Wild New Trend

We all love a good ugly sweater, but some women are taking things to the next level this holiday season, because there's an option for ladies to wear …

Newfound Footprints Stir Debate Over Our Ancestors’ Sex Lives

Australopithecus afarensis could have had a gorilla-like social structure, according to a provocative study of 3.6-million-year-old prints.<p>Adding to an electrifying discovery made almost 40 years ago, researchers have uncovered a new set of footprints made by an early human ancestor that roamed …

Meet Sergio Canavero, the brain behind the first head transplant and the HEAVEN project

Sergio Canavero, the 52-year-old Italian surgeon, relishes being described “crazy as a bat.” He hasn’t watched television since 1993. He doesn’t own …

The week in commentary: Trudeau's honeymoon is over, again

It turns out Pandora's Box might have actually been an emergency preparedness kit for women in politics. Sure, they have to deal with endless sexism, …

Castro’s ashes interred in private ceremony; plans to broadcast cancelled

Fidel Castro's ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century.<p>The military caravan bearing his remains in a flag-draped cedar coffin left the Plaza of the Revolution in the eastern city of Santiago at 6:39 …