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New Theory of the Higgs Boson Could Explain Why Gravity Is So Weak

A new theory suggests that missing extra copies of the Higgs boson might explain why gravity is so much weaker than it should be.<p>Something is seriously wrong with gravity, and nobody's quite sure why.<p>The problem is that gravity is too weak. Out of the four fundamental physical forces in the …

How does Mars rover Curiosity's new AI system work?

NASA upgraded Curiosity with computer vision, letting it choose interesting rocks on its own.

Astronomy

The Phoenix Mission on Mars | Exploring the Planets | National Air and Space Museum

To better understand water near the surface, NASA's Phoenix spacecraft landed in 2008. The lander had a robotic arm to dig below the surface and a …

National Air and Space Museum

Armageddon asteroid ‘on course to pulverise Earth’

NASA will soon launch a probe to study an asteroid that crosses Earth’s orbit every six years and could pulverise the planet.

Space

8 of the world's coolest telescopes that are changing the way that we look at the universe

We went from believing that Earth was the center of a star speckled universe, to being able to observe a seemingly endless number of galaxies full of trillions of stars and planets that stretch back in time billions of years.<p>And as astronomy evolves, so do the instruments we use to peer deeper and …

Physics

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

Exercise

The 12 Words All Successful People Understand

If you want to be successful, there are some words you’ll need to know.<p>Words are powerful. They can tell a story. Think of the following words: boom, penny, jump, doctor, slip, October, Shakespeare, and corn. All of these words paint a picture in your mind. Words matter ― especially if they have …

Self-improvement

The momentous advance in artificial intelligence demands a new set of ethics

In a dramatic man versus machine encounter, AlphaGo has secured its third, decisive victory against a renowned Go player. With scientists amazed at how fast AI is developing, it’s vital that humans stay in control<p>Let us all raise a glass to AlphaGo and mark another big moment in the advance of …

Artificial Intelligence

Mars Curiosity Rover Can Now Autonomously Decide What to Laser

Pew pew!<p>Look out Mars, Curiosity now has the authority to laser at will.<p>After nearly four years of sciencing the Red Planet, NASA has announced it will now let the Curiosity rover choose which targets to zap with its laser spectrometer—sans human approval.<p>As part of its science arsenal, the rover …

Mars Rover

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.According a study published in the American College …

Exercise

Are We Alone In The Universe?

<i>Despite being extremely unlikely, is there a possibility that Earth is the only planet in the universe with life? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Viktor Toth, IT pro, part-time physicist, on</b> …

Quora

How clouds around Venus are revealing secrets of the planet's surface

Our sister planet Venus might be completely covered in a dense layer of cloud, but that hasn’t stopped astronomers observing what the steamy hot …

Astronomy

Einstein's equations predicted the most mysterious point in the universe, but they can't explain it

Priyamvada Natarajan is an astrophysicist at Yale University who specialises in studying the invisible universe — black holes and dark matter. We …

Dark Matter

NASA discovers four planets that could sustain alien life

NASA has discovered four planets that might just have the right conditions to support life.<p>The space agency’s Kepler telescope has just found a …

This Mind-Bending 3D Map Of The Universe Includes The Dark Matter We Can’t See

Today’s explorers are charting 1.2 million galaxies and the acoustic waves formed at the beginning of time.<p>Scientists have put together a map of the universe, a 3D behemoth representing 650 billion cubic light years, home to 1.2 million galaxies. But of course, being scientists, they didn’t send …