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A Fake Black Hole In A Lab May Have Proved Stephen Hawking Right

"Hawking radiation" has been detected in a strange model black hole, and it may explain a few mysteries.<p>Scientists have seen “Hawking radiation” for the first time in a sort-of model black hole constructed in a laboratory.<p>It was Stephen Hawking who first proposed, in 1974, that small amounts of …

Black Holes

Donald Trump Says to Get Out of the Stock Market, But Stays in Himself

The candidate reports up to $91 million in equity holdings.<p>Donald Trump has some investment advice for you: Get out of the stock market. Funny thing, …

The Exact Reason Why Exercise Clears Your Mind

<i>By: Elinor Fish</i><p>A runner's high and burned calories aren't the only perks of your workout. New science says that jog in the park might also be improving your overall mental clarity. Here's how.<p>Do you find it easier to work through an issue while on the run? Does inspiration most often strike after a …

All plants on Earth may owe their existence to a spooky trick of quantum physics

Plants are possibly the most fundamental life form on Earth, supplying food and oxygen to ecosystems around the planet.<p>And yet many aspects of their leafy lives remain mysterious.<p>Photosynthesis — <i>the</i> process plants use to turn light into energy — is especially something of an enigma. Scientists have …

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

Antidepressants

New Iron Man Is a Black Woman

The new Iron Man is a black woman and she will descend upon the Marvel Universe this fall.<p>Riri Williams, a 15-year-old black girl, with a fierce 'fro, will assume The Golden Avenger mantle from Tony Stark as a result of the events that transpired in Marvel’s “Civil War II.”<p>Riri Williams is a child …

Comics

Is there life after death? Some genes turn on after the body's demise, study finds

‘Is there life after death?’ is a question that has dominated human thinking since time immemorial.<p>But now researchers have discovered that an …

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

The Brain

An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death

The story of modern cancer research begins, somewhat improbably, with the sea urchin. In the first decade of the 20th century, the German biologist Theodor Boveri discovered that if he fertilized sea-urchin eggs with two sperm rather than one, some of the cells would end up with the wrong number of …

Cancer

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Mars Needs Plutonium, So DOE Just Made Some

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory produced a golf-ball sized chunk of Plutonium-238, the Department of Energy announced today, just as NASA was running out of the isotope that fuels its Mars rovers and powers its missions to the outer solar system and beyond.<p>It’s the first time American …

Space Science

Mystery of swirling Northern Lights finally solved

Scientists from Japan's Kyoto and Kyushu Universities have identified the cause of auroral surges, the dancing polar lights that have endured as one …

Astronomy

How big can black holes grow?

Black holes could grow as large as 50 billion suns, before the ‘food’ that makes them grow crumbles into stars, says new research.<p>In recent decades, …

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Shrunken microscope peers into living muscle - Futurity

A new microscope can visualize and measure the force-generating contractions of motor units in the muscles of live patients.

NASA Want Ad: Astronauts needed to help get to Mars, 4 kinds of spacecraft at their disposal

Need more office space? How about outer space?<p>NASA opened its astronaut-application website Monday. It's accepting applications through Feb. 18.<p>Contenders need to be U.S. citizens with a bachelor's degree in science, math or engineering. Expect intense competition: More than 6,000 applied for …

This scientist scanned his brain 2X a week for 18 months - Futurity

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for a year and a half, Russell Poldrack climbed into an MRI machine and scanned his brain. He explains why.

Scientists say they have a new cure for hearing loss

Jay Alan Zimmerman is a successful composer who writes music for movies and musicals. There's something that sets him apart from other composers, however. He's deaf.<p>Zimmerman wasn’t always deaf. He came to New York and began his career in music. Over time he realized he had lost quite a bit of …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

18 Secrets About Being An Astronaut That NASA Won't Tell You

"It's like seven people in a camper van with a porta-potty for two weeks."

Space Science

Scientists rule out presence of huge alien megastructure orbiting distant star

Concerns a dimming star light years away may be due to a new alien civilisation is now believed to be due to a natural phenomenon<p>The dimming of a star, which had led to concerns large alien structures could be shadowing it, is now believed to be the result of a natural phenomenon, experts say.<p>The</b> …

Aliens

Audi Boasts More Than 200 MPH For Its New R8 Supercar

LE CASTELLET, France – Audi’s updated R8 supercar has more powerful 5.2 liter V10 engines with one capable of more than 200 mph, has shed weight by using more high-tech carbon fiber, and will be available to Americans in the Spring of 2016.<p>This second-generation R8 is probably more suited to the …

Aston Martin

Mars atmosphere 'eroded by Sun activity'

<b>Scientists think they are getting closer to explaining precisely how Mars lost much of its atmosphere.</b><p>Researchers working on the US space agency's Maven satellite have reported their first big set of results in a clutch of scholarly papers.<p>These detail how Martian air today is being removed at high …

The White House is prepping for a single weather event that could cost $2 trillion in damage

On October 29, the White House's National Science and Technology Council released its strategic plan to prepare for an extreme weather event in space that could destroy satellites, spacecraft, and vital telecommunications systems.<p>Many of these electrical systems depend on one another, which is a …

Star-dust, interstellar bumblebees and the secret alien civilisation controlling humankind

The Night Sky in November: The arrival of the winter constellation Orion arouses memories of the eccentric astronomy great Sir Fred Hoyle<p>Is it conceivable that bumblebees could have been originally designed as miniature vehicles for interstellar travel? And if so, could this have been part of an …

Nobel Prize

Astronomers discovered a new component of the Milky Way galaxy that they never expected to find

And now, a recent study shows that even our own cosmic neighborhood can surprise us at times.<p>Reporting in this month's Astrophysical Journal Letters, a team of astronomers identified a band of special, young stars residing in one of the last spots they expected: near the heart of the Milky Way.<p>The …