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Scientists just recreated the horrendous substance found deep inside Uranus

Don’t ever venture deep inside Uranus, we’d advise – as scientists recreated the horrendous conditions deep inside the bottom-themed planet.<p>For the …

This Clip of Pixar's New Short Film About a Dumpling Is Absolutely Adorable

Get a taste of #Bao, our upcoming short opening ahead of #Incredibles2 June 15. pic.twitter.com/Yw17N2pNZX<p>— Disney•Pixar (@DisneyPixar) April 12, 2018<p>…

Animation

An Esports Team Vying For A Million Dollar Prize Pool Gets Derailed By A Disconnected Xbox Controller

In the old days, one of the biggest heel moves anyone could ever pull was resetting a console or disconnecting a controller when they were down on the scoreboard or on the verge of being eliminated. Trollish behavior like that doesn’t really exist on the professional competitive scene, but nothing …

eSports

The Robots in 'Pacific Rim Uprising' Could Use a Lesson from Real-Life Science

Although "Pacific Rim Uprising" topped the domestic box office this past weekend, the film's giant robots (also known as Jaegers or mechas) could use …

Robotics

This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter—And Scientists Are Baffled

If astronomers really have found an "undark" galaxy, it’s a strong clue that dark matter is real.<p>An unusual galaxy far, far away is stumping astronomers not because of what’s there, but because of what’s missing.<p><b>What is this thing?</b><p>About 65 million light-years away, the galaxy called NGC1052-DF2 is …

Dark Matter

Whether You’re Livestreaming An Event (Or Spying On An Ex), This Wearable Camera Captures The Action Discreetly

<b>* Versatile wearable cam records hands-free video</b> <b><br>* Built-in Bluetooth lets you instantly upload and share media</b> <b><br>* Beautiful LCD touchscreen makes</b> …

Wearable Tech

‘Picked Apart by Vultures’: The Last Days of Stan Lee

Months after losing his wife, the 95-year-old comic book legend is surrounded by charlatans and mountebanks.<p>You might expect Stan Lee, at age 95, to …

Apparently We Can Let the Stock Market Fight Climate Change

Fixing the effects of climate change on Earth isn’t complicated. When you get down to it, all we humans need to save the world is ingenuity, grit, …

How To Build an Orchestra From Broken Instruments

The collection of misfit horns and damaged violins being played to draw attention to shortages in public funding for arts education<p>Orchestras began tuning to the oboe, in part, because its sound was more penetrating in a performance setting than gut strings. There were also fewer oboes than …

Physicists just found a loophole in graphene that could unlock clean, limitless energy

by Science Alert November 27, 2017 Earth & Energy 46012<p>Mike McRae<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat …

Graphene

Earth Is Getting Hit by Too Much Anti-Matter, And Nobody Knows Why

What is going on?<p>Amid the high speed cosmic rays raining down on us from the depths of space are a handful of antimatter particles called …

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

13 Incredible Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn at High School

Science just gets better.<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

Body, heal thyself

The frontier of science is looking inward to fix what ails us.<p>Ever since a savanna dweller first slapped mud on a wound to ward off flies—and infection—our frail human bodies have relied on creative intervention to survive. Science has since come up with all manner of potions and procedures (from …

Weather Scientists Were Stumped by a City-Sized Blob of Butterflies Over Colorado This Week

So large it was picked up by the weather radar.<p>Picture this, you're a scientist at the National Weather Service, and you see the image above – a 110 …

Birds

Trump is the most powerless president in American history

<b>(Getty/Andy Buchanan/AP/Ramon Espinosa)</b><p>Trump wallows in a vat of perks as his broken promises pile up<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>October 7, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Let’s begin with the war in Afghanistan — because it’s a war, and American soldiers are dying over there; because according to the Congressional …

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

LIGO

We Can Now Store Light as Sound, And It's a Game Changer For Computing

One step closer to computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>Last year, scientists took a big step towards creating the next generation of …

Pokemon GO just committed a cardinal sin, so I quit

Niantic just initiated a feature in Pokemon GO which has made me feel like it’s time to quit the game. I’ve played since before day one – I was an …

Pokémon

Weird world: Titanium spied in giant alien planet's skies

For the first time ever, titanium oxide has been spotted in an exoplanet's skies, a new study reports.<p>Astronomers using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile detected the substance in the atmosphere of WASP-19b, a huge, scorching-hot planet located 815 light-years …

5 Solid Rogue-like and Rogue-lite Video Games You Should Play Right Now

A few years ago, I discovered the sub-genre of Rogue-likes. Rogue-likes utilize game mechanics such as procedurally-generated dungeon crawling, and …

Glowing Crystal Has the Quantum Internet Within Reach

And the key element is already found in fluorescent lights and old TVs.<p>The quantum computer has the potential to revolutionize the 21st century, …

Quantum Physics