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New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

According to Erik Verlinde, there is no need to add a mysterious dark matter particle to the theory. In a new paper, which appeared today on the …

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There Are 1.2 Million Galaxies in This 3D Map of The Universe

Every dot indicates a galaxy.<p>It took hundreds of physicists and astronomers five years to construct this image, which is the largest-ever, most …

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Where to Find Fossils, Lava, and Meteorites in London's Buildings

They’re everywhere, as a new map proves.<p>Look closely at London’s stone buildings and you’ll see the city is really a disaster site. The rock that much of England’s capital is built from is the residue of billion-year-old volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, of plants and animals flattened into gritty …

Geology

Massive planet found within a triple-star system

It defies what researchers thought was possible<p>More than 340 light years away, a giant planet is trapped in a dance with three stars. It’s a unique world, where suns rise and set three times a day, and where one year lasts more than half a millennium. It’s so bizarre that the existence of such a …

How Does Life Come From Randomness? | Quanta Magazine

Sasha Maslov for Quanta Magazine<p>Akshay Venkatesh on his mathematical working style, which took him many years to discover.<p>Cassandra Klos for Quanta …

Don’t panic but our sun has gone blank

According to scientists, this unsettling phenomenon is a sign we are heading for a mini ice age.<p>Meteorologist and renowned sun-watcher Paul Dorian …

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Is Noise the Key to Artificial General Intelligence?

The term "noise" has negative connotations, both in vernacular usage and in scientific contexts. Noise is the number one enemy of engineers. For …

10 Great Programming Languages for Mathematics | Math ∞ Blog

As someone who is passionate about both mathematics and programming languages, I thought I would share what I consider to be 10 great programming …

Quantum computing for everyone, a programmer's perspective

Introduction<p>I should start by saying that my background is Software Engineering. While I’ve read a couple of books on Quantum Mechanics, I don’t have …

Qubits

Gravitational Waves Found Again: Here’s How They Could Whisper The Universe’s Secrets

The international team of physicists and astronomers responsible for the discovery of gravitational waves back in February has announced the …

Scientists Unleash Full Einstein Equations To Model The Universe

Today, 100 years after General Relativity was developed, our computers are finally ready to use its full power to better model the universe.<p>US and …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Physics

Obama arrives in London with EU referendum high on the agenda

US president arrives in London and makes emotional plea for Britons to back remain campaign in 23 June referendum<p>Barack Obama has made an emotional plea to the British public to “stick together” with the rest of the European Union, as he arrived in the UK to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.<p>With …

Monument Valley developer moves into mental health with Moodnotes app

Apps,Technology,Technology startups,Health,Health & wellbeing,Mental health,Depression,Life and style,Smartphones,Apple Watch,iPhone,Mobile phones,Apple<p>Ustwo’s mood-tracking joint venture is based on cognitive behavioural therapy principles, aiming to help people understand their highs and …

Why Mozilla calls this Windows 10 feature 'very disturbing'

Reviews of Windows 10 have been glowing, but one prominent tech CEO is giving it a big thumbs down.<p>Upgrading to Windows 10 using "express settings" will automatically make Microsoft Edge your PC's default Web browser, even if you used a different browser when your PC was running Windows 7 or …

Robots Might Take Your Job, But Here's Why You Shouldn't Worry

Robot staff may already outnumber humans at some companies, but increased automation doesn’t mean everyone will be out of work.<p>Take a look around any workplace, and it’s hard not to see the radical transformations revolutionizing the way we work. One of those major changes is the evolution of …

Why Music Lovers Should Visit the Faroe Islands

Interest in this isolated North Atlantic archipelago, an autonomous region of Denmark, is heating up. Now, thanks to a spirited and fast-growing scene, music fans should also put the Faroe Islands on their list.<p>On the isle of Eysturoy—one of the Faroe Islands in an archipelago between Iceland and …

Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars prequels

Actor who took the role says Jackson wanted to wear prosthetics to play the much-ridiculed character<p>No matter how much you despised Jar Jar Binks in the three Star Wars prequels – a “Rastafarian Stepin Fetchit on platform hoofs, crossed annoyingly with Butterfly McQueen”, said the Wall Street …

Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has spotted the first roughly Earth-sized world orbiting in the "Goldilocks zone" of another star – offering perhaps the best bet so far for life elsewhere in the universe.<p>A year on Kepler-452b, which is about 1,400 light years from us in the constellation …

Telescopes

‘Suicide Squad' Trailer: Jared Leto And Margot Robbie Lead The Cast In Full HD Trailer (VIDEO)

Warner Bros. have delighted film fans, by releasing the full, HD version of the ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer, following the leak of a poor-quality version …

Budget 2015 summary and highlights: Everything you need to know

National Living Wage, tax calculator, buy-to-let and other key points from George Osborne's emergency July budget<p>George Osborne has presented his first budget since the election in parliament. Here are his key tax and spending changes.<p>Opening statements<p>• We don’t build enough, train enough or …

Scientists have created 3D holograms that you can touch

“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.”<p>Save for lightsabers, traveling at the speed of light and jittery robot sidekicks, perhaps the most memorable technology in the original <i>Star Wars</i> movie was the three-dimensional hologram of Princess Leia. Scientists have been trying to turn this fiction …

Sam Smith Wins BET Award, Host Anthony Anderson Jokes He Didn't Show Up 'Because He's White'

And the winner of the Best New Artist at the BET awards goes to…Sam Smith!<p>The British singer was unable to accept the award so co-host Anthony …

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Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

David Cameron's boast to sell public land for 100,000 homes undermined by spending watchdog

The National Audit Office raised doubts about the claims because while civil servants had no idea if any of the homes were built nor how much money was raised from land sales<p>The Government’s boast to have sold enough public land for 100,000 homes over the past five years was wrong, the public …