Ryan Cornelison

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H2-Oh! Scientists Show Water Can Exist as Two Different Liquids

Forget what you think you know about H2O.<p>Water is one of the most fundamental molecules on Earth, and yet scientists are only just beginning to wrap …

Laser as bright as a billion Suns alters fundamental physics of light and matter

Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have created the brightest light ever produced on Earth, and it could be the first step towards …

Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX's Timeline for Sending People to Mars

Will we see humans on Mars by 2026?<p>SpaceX wants to get to Mars not just to plant a flag in the ground and call it a day but to establish a working, …

Space Travel

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

GOP House Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting at baseball practice

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and a member of the Capitol police force were shot Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, during a Republicans' early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game.<p>Federal law enforcement officials identified the alleged …

Bernie Sanders

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.<p>The move by special counsel …

Donald Trump

Physicists Make a 2-D Magnet

The number of 2D materials has exploded since the discovery of graphene in 2004. However, this menagerie of single-atom-thick semiconductors, …

We knew Jupiter was weird. Now we're finding out HOW weird.

5Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system, but in many ways we still don't understand it. The Juno spacecraft is providing answers, but not …

Astronomy

Inflatable space habitat passes first hurdle, now on to radiation testing

Tests will determine whether inflatables play a role in deep space exploration.<p>It has now been a year since NASA successfully expanded a habitat …

When Joy Buolamwini found that a robot recognised her face better when she wore a white mask, she knew a problem needed fixing<p>Joy Buolamwini is a graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab and founder of the Algorithmic Justice League – an organisation that aims to challenge the biases in …

Artificial Intelligence

Humans Accidentally Made a Space Cocoon For Ourselves Out of Radio Waves

Praise be to the radio-induced space bubble.<p>Humans have accidentally created a protective bubble around Earth by using very low frequency (VLF) radio transmissions to contact submarines in the ocean. It sounds nuts, but according to recent research published in <i>Space Science Reviews</i>, underwater …

Cosmic rays suggest dark matter is a self-annihilating WIMP

Two papers analyze new precision data from the AMS-02 instrument on the ISS.<p>What happens when two dark matter particles collide? We don’t know the …

What Monday's Successful Launch Means for the Future of SpaceX

The company is rapidly approaching their goals for Mars travel.<p>On Monday, SpaceX had yet another successful launch. The Falcon 9 that took off from …

Space Travel

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic 'Bridge' Between Galaxies

Whoa.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that's associated with the vast intergalactic 'bridge' that links our …

Iraqi forces attack Islamic State in Mosul as battle approaches endgame | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into the last pocket of Mosul controlled by Islamic State militants on Sunday as the battle for the city approaches an end after seven months of gruelling urban combat.<p>Smoke is seen as members of the Iraqi Army clash with Islamic State …

NHS hospitals across England hit by large-scale cyber-attack

Cybersecurity centre says teams ‘working round the clock’ to fix systems rendered inaccessible by international ransomware attack<p>The NHS is working to bring its systems back online after it became the highest-profile victim of a global ransomware attack and faced renewed concern about the strength …

Radiation Therapy

Scientists Are at a Loss to Explain This Mysterious Cosmic Radio Signal

"It's so brand new and so unknown."<p>There are now 22 of them, and we still have no idea what they are, what they mean, or where in the Universe they …

A Cosmic Burst Repeats, Deepen­ing a Mystery

After a surprise discovery, astrophysicists are racing to understand superenergetic flashes of radio waves that sometimes beep out from distant …

This Strange Light Particle Behaviour Challenges Our Understanding of Quantum Theory

It's even spookier than we predicted.<p>Scientists investigating how light particles (or photons) experience entanglement on the quantum scale have …

Quantum Physics

SpaceX Makes History with Reused Rocket Launch

Elon Musk's SpaceX achieved an important milestone in space travel, relaunching one of its previously recovered and refurbished Falcon 9 rockets for …

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Iron Age Potters Carefully Recorded Earth's Magnetic Field — By Accident

About 3,000 years ago, a potter near Jerusalem made a big jar. It was meant to hold olive oil or wine or something else valuable enough to send to the king as a tax payment. The jar's handles were stamped with a royal seal, and the pot went into the kiln.<p>Over the next 600 years, despite wars …

Discovery of time crystals could radically change our understanding of the space-time continuum

Consider a structure that moves not in space but time, crystals that change shape and move perpetually without energy, and always return to their …

Quantum Physics

600-year-old starlight addressed a loophole in quantum theory

Quantum entanglement, where two particles are separated by space and yet inextricably linked by the laws of quantum mechanics, has already been proven to be real, but something called the "freedom-of-choice loophole" has so far made it impossible to definitively prove the theory. That is, until …

Quantum Physics

Does Hot Water Really Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

Not as simple as it seems.<p>Does hot water freeze faster than cold water? It seems obvious that the answer should be no, because all things being …

The First White Dwarf Pulsar in The Universe Has Been Found After Half a Century

A one-of-a-kind star in the known Universe.<p>Scientists have finally laid eyes on the first white dwarf pulsar in the known Universe, and while the …

Universe