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There's a massive shake-up at Warner Bros. after the failure of 'Batman v Superman'

Nearing the end of its theatrical run, the movie has grossed only $869.8 million worldwide. For a superhero movie of its size, in which the two best-known comic book characters of all time go head-to-head, that just doesn't cut it. The movie really needed at least $1 billion to be a …

Comic Books

New Horned Dinosaur Species Unearthed In Utah

The two-ton plant-eater Machairoceratops cronusi had four horns and lived 77 million years ago.<p>A new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed by scientists in southern Utah.<p>Remains of the animal, named Machairoceratops cronusi, suggest it was about 26 feet long, weighed two tons and ate …

There's a Way to Test if Immortality Is Real: Lock Yourself in a Room With a Nuke

Don't try this at home.<p>Oh, quantum physics. Just when we think we've got you all figured out with your Schrödinger's cat experiment and your hologram …

Scientists Measure Smallest Ever Forces Between Atoms

Cast your mind back to high school chemistry and you might remember the van der Waals force: The weak bond between molecules, caused by the way their …

Nobody saw this volcano erupt … except NASA's satellites

For the first time in 60 years, Mount Sourabaya erupted with a spectacular show of fiery lava — in fact, it erupted twice. But there wasn't a single human soul who saw the eruptions live; nobody lives on the volcano's remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean, according to NASA Earth …

Earth Science

Hubble Catches A Star Blowing A Bubble

A beautiful new image of the aptly named Bubble Nebula<p>The Hubble Space Telescope turns 26 years old this Sunday, April 24. That's ancient in space telescope years, but Hubble is still capturing some gorgeous images.<p>The latest image released by the Hubble team is a stunning picture of the Bubble …

We might be totally wrong about the universe’s expansion

The universe is expanding about 8% faster than predicted, according to a new study published on the preprint server arXiv.<p>If the results are confirmed, it could transform our understanding of dark matter and dark energy, and completely change our understanding of cosmology itself.<p>"I think that …

Dark Matter

The Oculus Rift review | Polygon

The Oculus Rift Review<p>The first Oculus Rift units purchased by players, or given to early adopters as a reward for believing in the Kickstarter, begin arriving today. These aren't development kits, or "Innovator's Editions," or any other qualifying term for hardware that isn't ready for the …

These Breathtaking Images Reveal That by Destroying Nature, We are Destroying Life Itself - One Green Planet

Creative visual campaigns can go a long way in helping to raise awareness of pressing social and environmental issues. WildAid’s “Protect the Pandas …

Green Living

The latest delivery to the International Space Station: 8,000 pounds of groceries, equipment and research

Instead of the usual bunny, Saturday's delivery came via a swan — Orbital ATK's Cygnus capsule, named after the swan constellation. The cargo carrier rocketed away from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday night.<p>NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra used the station's big robot arm to grab the capsule, as the two …

Space Exploration

Astronomers: Our Sun Is Likely Capable of Producing an Apocalyptic 'Superflare'

But we'll probably be OK.<p>It would be make for an impressive doomsday. One moment, here we are gardening or walking to lunch in the mellow light of a spring Sun, and the next moment said Sun has shredded Earth's atmosphere and twisted up our power grids, radio communications, GPS, and most anything …

Universe

Twisting puts the brakes on light in a vacuum

The speed of light in a vacuum is a universal constant, but, according to scientists at the University of Ottawa, not that constant. A team of …

IBM's Sword Art Online Virtual Reality Experience Detailed in 10-Minute Video Report

Slice monsters, hug other players in "alpha" demo shown in Daisuki post<p>Anime Consortium Japan's Daisuki service posted a 10-minute video report of …

NASA: Asteroid Expected To Pass 'Close To Earth' On March 8th

A small asteroid is expected pass earth on March 8, NASA has said.<p>The rock, named as 2013 TX68, will fly roughly 3 million miles from our planet …

Hubble Shatters The Cosmic Distance Record; Most Distant Galaxy 'A Shocker'

Thanks to an incredible combination of luck, technology and human ingenuity, the Hubble Space Telescope has identified, measured and confirmed a galaxy farther away in space — and closer to the Big Bang — than ever before. Because the Universe is expanding, and the fabric of space in between …

Astrophysics

Samsung Gear VR users can mingle on AltspaceVR

Samsung Gear VR users can start making friends in a virtual reality world now that AltspaceVR has released its app for the headset to the public. In fact, they can mix and mingle not only with other Gear VR users, but also with people who use the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift*. You can think of …

Asteroid Won't Hit Earth In March, But It's Getting Closer

Do not panic. An asteroid isn't hitting Earth—yet. However, a small asteroid that keeps passing by us is getting dangerously close. You will get an …

India's Jet Airways cabin crew suspended after mid-air Sonu Nigam concert

Last month, passengers on an Indian chartered flight were pleasantly surprised when singer Sonu Nigam decided to give them an impromtu mid-air …

The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …

Astrophysics

This NASA spacecraft will set sail propelled entirely by sunlight

It took NASA’s Voyager I probe 35 years to reach the edge of our solar system and enter interstellar space. But a lot has changed in space technology since Voyager launched in 1977. NASA’s new space sail—propelled only by the sun—can make that same trip in 20 years.<p>On Tuesday (Feb. 2), NASA …

Space

Haunting drone footage shows the utter devastation of what used to be one of Syria's largest cities

Chilling drone footage shows the terrible impact the devastating Syrian civil war has had on the city of Homs.<p>Located in western Syria, Homs was a stronghold for groups opposed to the Assad regime and years of fierce fighting has left the city in ruins.<p>The footage was uploaded to YouTube on …

Middle East

A Small Asteroid Will Pass An Astronomical Hair's Breadth From Earth in March

Projections call for a pass as little as 11,000 miles from Earth ... less than 5 percent of the way to the moon.<p>Let's say this first: there's a small asteroid that will skim past the Earth in March. It's going to get close, possibly as little as 11,000 miles. But there's not much to worry about.<p>The …

Asteroids

Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany

A brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design called Wendelstein 7-X, was successfully booted up to an extent where it created hydrogen plasma.<p><i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in …

Physics

NASA to send 13 tiny satellites into deep space in preparation for manned Mars mission

In NASA’s first Space Launch System testflight, 13 shoebox-sized satellites called CubeSats will be sent into deep space to learn, among other …

22 Pictures People Who Are Good Students Will Never Understand

Procrastination is a lifestyle.

Photographer Sneaks Into Abandoned Top-Secret NASA Base. Here's What He Saw

Pictures of a top-secret base once used by NASA have been captured by a photographer from San Francisco.<p>The Santa Susanna Field Laboratory, a …

Andromeda smash-up: distant galaxy is rushing towards Earth at one million mph - with no hope of deviation

Is this a space invasion? It does indeed resemble one. In fact it is a splendid Nasa photograph of a Geminid meteor shower:<p>Such events are caused when fragments of dust often far older than Earth crash into our atmosphere at tens of thousands of miles per hour, each causing a mini-explosion. This …

Astronomy

Europeans remove welcome mat for migrants

European leaders faced with overwhelming numbers of migrants are tightening their border controls and toughening their rhetoric in an effort to manage the crush of people.<p>In Sweden, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said last week that up 80,000 migrants who applied for asylum in Sweden last year …

North Africa

What Google Paid The Man Who For One Minute Owned Google.com

Tempted to brag about the greatest online shopping deal you've ever found? It probably won't come close to the bargain Sanmay Ved scored in October …

Drones

Marshall Islands sue Britain, India and Pakistan over nuclear weapons

Archipelago where notorious Bikini Atoll test took place tells international court that nuclear powers have not lived up to disarmament obligations<p>The tiny Marshall Islands will seek to persuade the UN’s highest court to take up a lawsuit against India, Pakistan and Britain, which it accuses of …