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Researchers find that Earth’s inner ocean is much larger than previously thought

<b>Scientists have found a massive volume of water 1,000km inside of our planet, around a third way to Earth’s core: “This water is much deeper than</b> …

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NASA plans to launch a probe in 2018 that will 'touch' the sun's blazing-hot atmosphere

NASA on Wednesday released new details about its $1.5 billion effort to "touch" the sun.<p>The Parker Solar Probe (PSP), as the space agency has re-named the its Solar Probe Plus mission, is scheduled to launch sometime between July 31 and August 19 in 2018.<p>The robot is designed to survive sunlight …


Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Type of Neuron

Meet the "neighbourhood cell".<p>A new type of neuron has been discovered in rats' brains by University of Amsterdam (UvA) researchers that plays a key …

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8 Genetic Mutations That Can Give You 'Superpowers'

Why some humans have an edge.<p>More than 99 percent of your genetic information is exactly the same as every other person on the planet. Your genes …

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America’s social contract is broken—of course the people are reacting

A few weeks before the presidential election, Jared Bernstein, a former adviser to vice president Joe Biden, had some unintentionally prescient words to fans of globalization as hitherto practiced. After presenting an outline of how US trade policy could be reformed, Bernstein cautioned the very …


Here's How Big A Massive Black Hole Can Actually Get

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Martin Silvertant.<p>As the size of a black hole defined by the Schwarzschild radius relates to …

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …


Is Space Curved? Can We See The Milky Way In The Past?

Is it possible that space-time is curved in such a way that one (or many) of the galaxies we see in telescopes is actually our own Milky Way a few billion years earlier?<p>It is mathematically <i>possible</i> for a universe to be shaped this way, but not our Universe. Our Universe is as close to flat as we …


How the world reacted to Merkel′s pivot to Europe | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 29.05.2017

The German chancellor has elicited strong responses across the globe after suggesting Europe could no longer rely on the US and UK. From across the …