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Black Holes Outside Our Galaxy Work Differently From Ours

Black Hole Birth-Gaze<p>Physicists recently narrowed the origin story for black holes beyond our galaxy down to two possibilities, according to a study …

E3 2016: Every trailer, announcement from Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo

The gaming industry is coming together in Los Angeles to get everyone worked up about the next wave of big releases, and we’re gonna start cataloging the news. Starting before E3 and continuing through the week of the show, we’ll keep track of the rumors, teasers, and official reveals right here.<p>So …

Six great moments from Christina Grimmie on 'The Voice'

The news that Christina Grimmie -- the 22-year-old singer who, as a New Jersey teen, made a name for herself on YouTube before broadening her fame in 2014 on Season 6 of "The Voice" – was shot and killed Friday while signing autographs for fans after a concert in Orlando, Fla., is tragic. But for …

Stephen Hawking says escape from a black hole is possible — kind of

"They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought," Dr. Hawking said in a talk last year. "If you feel you are trapped in a black hole, don't give up. There is a way out."<p>He posted his paper on arXiv, a pre-peer review site, in January. This month, the paper was finally published in the …

Stephen Hawking

Space Rocks Delivered One-Two Punch to Ancient Earth

Scientists link a rare, double impact crater in central Sweden to a 470-million-year-old cataclysm in the asteroid belt.<p>Around 470 million years ago, what is now central Sweden was covered in a shallow, ancient sea inhabited by tiny, plankton-like organisms. The placid scene would soon be scarred …

The original 1977 reviews of 'Star Wars'

When George Lucas' "Star Wars" first landed in 1977, some critics were swept away, while others resisted the tide. A sampling:<p>EXHAUSTING<p>"'Star Wars' …

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …

National Parks

Over a thousand years ago, the sun exploded — and changed life on Earth forever

Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful.<p>Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet's atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36, beryllium-10, and carbon-14.<p>And those provide the clue to what the event was: Those …

Milkyway

Ripples in space-time created by colliding black holes go undetected after 11-year study

An 11-year hunt for ripples in space-time produced by the merging of two black holes has apparently turned up empty for now.<p>This means Albert …

Gravitational Waves

What Would You Pay To Save Your Life?

Some drugs can cost hundred of thousands of dollars, and no one really knows why<p>If someone offered you a drug that would save your life, what would you be willing to pay for it? Could you even put a number on it?<p>Let’s start at $750 per pill. It’s a large number, but when you consider its benefit — …

Mayo Clinic

How to watch tonight’s eclipse online

On the wrong part of Earth for tonight’s eclipse? Clouded out? Here are links to online viewing.<p>A total eclipse of the moon is visible tonight …

Giant Viruses Are Hiding in Permafrost, But Not for Long

If you’re a germophobe, you won’t find comfort even in bleak Siberian expanses. Scientists have made another massive discovery of ancient (and giant) …

Microbiology

Study: Most Non-Climate Scientists Agree on Global Warming Too

Supporters of policies to address man-made climate change are quick to cite research showing 97% of climate scientists believe that humans are …

Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015 live: Amazing pictures from the UK and around the world of the 'blood moon'

Seen from the UK, a rare blood-red eclipse started at 1:10am (BST) on Monday - join us for the best of the photographs and reaction<p>• In October's Night Sky: Venus and Jupiter, and stars older than the universe itself<p>Did you see the blood supermoon lunar eclipse?<p>Stargazers in the UK and in many …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Off-grid homes and fold-up planes

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>What does it take for a house to go completely off-grid? A diverse range of energy sources is key -- and this new 3D-printed house can be powered by built-in …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

5 Topics For…Comic-Con

Comic-Con, the biggest comics and fantasy event of the year, officially kicks off Thursday. Thousands of comics creators, science fiction authors, film and television directors, producers, writers and more are expected in San Diego for the 46th anniversary of the four-day long event. Batman v. …

Paleo Profile: Pulanesaura eocollum

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p><b>Name:</b> <i>Pulanesaura eocollum</i><p><b>Meaning:</b> <i>Pulanesaura</i> is a combination of Sesotho and Latin meaning “rain-maker lizard”, while <i>eocollum</i> means “dawn neck” in honor of the dinosaur’s place as one of the earliest sauropods.<p><b>Age:</b> Early Jurassic, around 191 to 183 million years ago.<p><b>Where</b> …

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CDC reports 11 cases of human plague since April

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since April 1, there have been 11 cases of human plague in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Three of those patients have died. This is according to a new report from the CDC putting doctors on alert that the number of cases this year seems to …

New Mexico

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Study Skills

Skywatchers' Delight: Perseid Meteor Shower Promises to Dazzle This Week

Space<p>The Perseid meteor shower is the most widely observed and dependable annual meteor display of the year, and its peak this week has all the earmarks of being an excellent example of celestial fireworks, weather permitting.<p>This year, the Perseids will peak in the overnight hours of Wednesday and …

Meteor shower likely to be good, won't be eclipsed by moon

WASHINGTON (AP) — People looking for a shooting star to wish upon may find Wednesday overnight to be a dream come true.<p>Celestial timing will help …

This Man Has Been Trying to Live Life as a Goat

In the future, not everyone will want to be a super-intelligent cyborg. Some might prefer the simple existence of a goat.<p>Thomas Thwaites is currently investigating what it might be like to live as a goat.<p>He commissioned prosthetics for his arms and legs so that he could walk, as comfortably as …

The Case of the Disappearing Anthrax Island

Sometimes islands can disappear—but the island of Vozrozhdeniya did not sink into the sea.<p>When islands disappear, it's usually not in a fiery, overnight, Atlantis-type apocalypse. I've written before about islands that are gradually disappearing due to rising sea levels, but here's the strange …

5 climate change nightmares that are already becoming reality in 2015

In a press conference on climate change, President Obama stated that: “2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Now, one year doesn’t make a …

Xbox One's free TV DVR launch territories confirmed

When the Xbox One's new DVR functionality for over-the-air TV programming launches in 2016, it will initially be available only in three markets. Microsoft confirmed on Monday that those regions are the United States, Canada and the UK.<p>Details about Xbox One DVR support for other regions, such as …

19 New And Notable (And 1 WTF) Android Apps From The Last 2 Weeks (7/28/15 - 8/10/15)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were …

Apps