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Black Holes Can Actually Destroy Us From Light-Years Away

Something to look forward to.<p>The Universe is a beautiful, awe-inspiring place... until you remember that most things in it could end life on Earth. A …

New hypothesis attempts to crack mystery of how fuel free engine that appears to violate known laws of physics works

A fuel-free engine that appears to violate the known laws of physics has made headlines once again. Mike McCulloch, a lecturer at Plymouth University …

Why does gravity move at the speed of light?

Newton thought it was instantaneous, but the story is much richer than that!<p><i>“The fact that gravitational damping is measured at all is a strong</i> …

Hubble telescope captures sharpest image yet of mysterious red rectangle

A striking new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope delivers a deep look into a mysterious cosmic object called the Red Rectangle Nebula.<p>The Red Rectangle, so named because of its bizarre shape and striking color, is a nebula — a cosmic cloud of gas and particles. In this case, the nebula …

Newly Discovered ‘Earth Sized’ Planets a ‘Winning Combination’ for Seeking Life Outside Solar System

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.<p>A Belgian-led team reported Monday that it’s discovered three Earth-sized planets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star less than 40 light-years away. It’s …

NASA launches searchable database of public domain patents

NASA has not only released 56 carefully selected patents to the public domain, but also launched a searchable database containing thousands of expired patents. While it might seem like private space companies like SpaceX will get the most out of this initiative, let's not forget that a lot of NASA …

Satellites reveal just how bad the wildfires are in Alberta’s oil-sand country

Canadian firefighters are still struggling to get a handle on wide-ranging wildfires in Alberta’s oil-sand country, and satellite images are helping …

States of Matter: Bose-Einstein Condensate

Of the five states matter can be in, the Bose-Einstein condensate is perhaps the most mysterious. Gases, liquids, solids and plasmas were all well …

Quantum Physics

Einstein's Equivalence Principle Put to Test

In the late 1500s, the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei conceived of an experiment that changed a foundation of physics. He mulled — and by some …

This Map of Mercury Is Perfect for Interplanetary Roadtrip Planning

The USGS has released this new, incredibly detailed map of Mercury. It’s the first time the features on the surface of the planet have been depicted …

Mercury was a total mystery for centuries. We're finally learning its secrets.

Mercury, one of our closest planetary neighbors, has largely been a mystery ever since it was first glimpsed in the sky thousands of years ago. But scientists are finally uncovering some of its secrets — all thanks to a tiny NASA probe that died a grisly death last spring.<p>On Friday, the US …

Astronomy

How to see Mercury transit the sun on 9 May

Inner planet Mercury will drift across the face of the sun during Monday afternoon, 9 May. Here is how to see its small black silhouette<p>Mercury will pass directly in front of the sun during the afternoon of 9 May. It will begin its transit at 12:12 BST and complete the passage at 19:42 …

New Tech Will Pin Down Earth's Position in Space and Time

Earlier this year, NASA and several partners successfully tested new technology that will make it easier to measure Earth's position in space and …

Hubble Took A Beautiful Photo Of A Barred Spiral Galaxy

55 million light years away<p>Hubble is still teaching us so many years later. Case in point: today the telescope team tweeted a beautiful shot of a barred spiral galaxy. This one is not new--it was discovered in 1784 by German-British astronomer William Herschel.<p>NGC 4394 is located about 55 million …

WATCH: Take a Tour Inside Svalbard's Frozen 'Doomsday' Seed Vault

Welcome to the end of the world.<p>Just a few kilometres shy of the North Pole, on the Arctic island of Svalbard, there's a doorway leading into the …

Scientists nail down the network topology of the human circadian clock - ExtremeTech

By on May 6, 2016 at 2:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Life has a certain kind of layered …

Topology

The incredible true story of how a team of scientists compiled the first image of Mars one tiny piece at a time

1/<p>The engineers printed out the series of ticker tape strips of paper with numbers on them indicating how bright each pixel of the first image was …

At Stitch Fix, data scientists and A.I. become personal stylists

With Stitch Fix, users don't go shopping for their clothes. Professional stylists do the job for them and the personal shopping service ships the new …

Artificial Intelligence

Star racehorse ducks Derby after DNA test result

For centuries trainers have decided which races will best suit their thoroughbreds on the basis of innate horsemanship and pure gut instinct.<p>But for the first time the age-old quandary of whether a winner of the 2,000 Guineas should go on to race in the Derby has been decided in a laboratory by …

Jemima Khan, Zac Goldsmith's Sister, Attacks His London Mayoral Election Campaign

Jemima Khan is not happy with his attacks on Sadiq.<p>What must have been an already tough day for Zac Goldsmith took an even more personal turn this …

Bosses take bigger share of top British firms' profits

LONDON (Reuters) - Chief executives at Britain’s largest companies had a pay cut last year. But profits fell further, ensuring a decade-long trend of bosses taking a rising share of corporate profits continued.<p>The average pay for chief executives of a company in the blue chip FTSE 100 index was …

CEOs

Native American photographers respond to Edward Curtis' images 100 years later

To be the photographer Edward Curtis meant watching horseriding Navajo pass beneath the cliffs of the Canyon de Chelly in the northeast of Arizona. It meant straddling the line between an earnest ethnographic attempt to chronicle the lives of Native American tribes when they were intensely …

Why Apple Shares Just Hit A Near Two-Year Low

Two years, four years, 13 years, 18 years—with bad news piling up for Apple investors, the historical analogies keep getting stretched back further …

Photographer Flips and Folds the World to Create Surreal Inception-Like Landscapes

Architect and photo manipulator Laurent Rosset lives his life by the motto of creating one's dreams. His surreal photo series certainly seem inspired by an out-of-control daydream, one where landscapes can twist upon themselves like giant waves, and characters submerge with the world all around …

Photography

Even Jemima Khan criticises her brother Zac's failed campaign for London mayor

• London mayor election results: Sadiq Khan becomes first Muslim mayor<p>Zac Goldsmith's sister Jemima has criticised how his campaign for London mayor was run, while former Tory Cabinet minister Baroness Warsi called it an "appalling dog whistle campaign".<p>Tactics used in the fight for the post were …

10,000 Stacked Photos Create Insanely Detailed Insect Portraits

Photographer Levon Biss magnifies tiny insects into hugely detailed and stunning prints for new exhibition 'Microsculptures.'<p><i>Levon Biss. Orchid cuckoo bee. Image courtesy of Levon Biss</i><p>British photographer Levon Biss' macrophotography turns 10mm insects into massive 10' prints in new exhibition,</i> …

Report: iPhone 7 ‘Pro’ may not feature iPad Pro’s Smart Connector as rumored

A purported casing leak back in March claimed to show what was referenced as iPhone 7 ‘Pro’ and featured dual iSight cameras and three dots resembling the iPad Pro’s Smart Connector. A separate leak appeared to show schematics for the same iPhone 7 Pro design from a previously reliable magazine …

Mobile Technology

Saudi prince: Getting nukes an option if Iran breaks deal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a reflection of the change and churn in the Middle East, former high-level officials from Saudi Arabia and Israel -- nations that have no formal diplomatic ties -- spoke publicly about their shared sense of Iran as a threat, their differences on Palestinians and the role the …

Labour's Sadiq Khan elected mayor of London

Sadiq Khan has been elected mayor of London, reclaiming the post for Labour after eight years of Conservative rule and becoming the first Muslim mayor of a major western capital.<p>Khan took 1,310,143 votes (57%) after second preferences were taken into account, beating Conservative Zac Goldsmith into …

Human Rights