Sara Yosefi

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Fundamental physics is frustrating physicists

DEEP in a disused zinc mine in Japan, 50,000 tonnes of purified water held in a vast cylindrical stainless-steel tank are quietly killing theories …

Baby Fat Is Far More Than Cute

“Aw, you still have your baby fat!” This refrain plagued me throughout my childhood. No matter what I did, I couldn’t shake my “baby fat.” I was not …

NASA press release says our solar system has a 9th planet

Planet Nine<p>Earlier this month, NASA issued a press release stating that it’s likely that our solar system has a ninth planet—even if it’s proving …

Universe

MS could be reversed with existing allergy drug

In a recent phase II clinical trial, an over-the-counter allergy drug was shown to improve nervous system function in patients with multiple …

Could the theory which predicted gravitational waves be wrong?

One of those big open questions that we have in physics goes like this.<p>Einstein’s theory of General Relativity is elegant and accurate. It makes many correct predictions, including the prediction of gravitational waves, the observation of which won the Nobel Prize in physics today. Yet if we use …

Physics

Compact trailer can sleep 4 and fit in your garage

This camper is overflowing with space-saving amenities<p>Intrepid adventurers looking to buy an off-grid camper are probably familiar with TAXA Outdoors, a Houston-based company known for innovative, smart design. We’ve previously reported on the Cricket and the TigerMoth, two compact trailers from …

Taxonomy

Nobel Prize-winning detectors revealed a cosmic cataclysm

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every time a new telescope has been turned on, we have learned something fundamental about our universe.<p>Galileo's first telescope saw the moons of Jupiter and forever destroyed the idea that the Earth was at the center of the universe. Edwin Hubble used the Mount Wilson Observatory in 1917 …

Physics

Carbohydrates: Sugar and Its Derivatives

Fruits, vegetable, beans, and grains are all sources of <b>carbohydrates</b>. Carbohydrates are the simple and complex sugars obtained from the foods we eat. …

Nutrition

Quantum Weirdness Once Again Shows We're Not Living in a Computer Simulation

There is no red pill.<p>Questions of whether our reality is a simulation of something deeper have kept philosophers and freshmen awake since Plato was a …

Quantum Physics

Understanding Corium and Radioactivity After a Meltdown

The most dangerous radioactive waste in the world is likely "the Elephant's Foot", which is a name given to the solid flow from the nuclear meltdown …

Nuclear Energy

Here's why hurricane season has been exceptionally disastrous — and why new storms are still showing up

Tropical Storm Nate is picking up strength as it churns through the Caribbean and is likely to become a hurricane before hitting the Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm has already killed 22 and is forecast to make landfall near New Orleans this weekend.<p>It's easy to …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

3D Stellar Map: Neighboring Stars Could Disturb Solar System in Distant Future

A new time-lapse video of stars neighboring the Milky Way shows that these close-by stars have the potential to cause disturbances to the solar …

Solar System

Experiences in Childhood Can Alter Your DNA For The Rest of Your Life

It could even make you prone to illness.<p>Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences …

Genetics

China Claims To Have Built A Version Of NASA's 'Impossible Engine' That Uses NO Fuel

For it to work it actually has to break the laws of physics.<p>The USSR-USA space race might be history, but China has confirmed that NASA still has …

Space Travel

This Common Ingredient in Antiseptic Soap Is Messing With Your Cell Biology

Check the label.<p>A common class of antiseptic found in everything from mouthwash to spermicides has been found to impair the workings of our cells' …

University of California

We should never have told people to start taking vitamins, and new research linking one type to cancer shows why

Not so fast. A growing body of research— including a study published August 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology— suggests that some supplements can carry real health risks. These risks range from vomiting and nausea to an increased risk of cancer and death.<p>Epidemiologists at two American cancer …

Interspecies Hybrids Play a Vital Role in Evolution

Hybrids, once treated as biological misfits, have been the secret saviors of many animal species in trouble. Reconciling that truth with conservation …

Researchers Have Discovered the Mechanism for Memory Retrieval

Where Memories Form<p>New research suggests that the subiculum, a part of the hippocampus that is rarely studied, is central to the memory retrieval …

Introducing 'dark DNA' – the phenomenon that could change how we think about evolution

DNA sequencing technology is helping scientists unravel questions that humans have been asking about animals for centuries. By mapping out animal …

Genetics

Don’t believe this insane ’15 days of darkness’ rumor that NASA has already debunked

Ah, the internet. It’s given us complete freedom to communicate with basically whoever we want and provides a wealth of information to anyone who …

Nasa plans to make oxygen from atmosphere on Mars

Nasa is planning to make oxygen from the atmosphere on Mars when its next robot arrives on the mysterious red planet in 2020.<p>Scientists will send …

Record-shattering 2.7-million-year-old ice core reveals start of the ice ages

Scientists announced today that a core drilled in Antarctica has yielded 2.7-million-year-old ice, an astonishing find 1.7 million years older than …

Space agencies track trajectory of approaching asteroid

Asteroid 2012 TC4 hasn't been seen since its last brush with our planet five years ago, but calculations of its trajectory told astronomers that it …

Ultra-Cold Gases Offer Window Into Extra Dimensions, According to New Theory

A nice but fatally flawed idea.<p>A lot of the problems with string theory reduce to the fact that we don't really have a way to verify or falsify its predictions. Key to string theory is the existence of, well, strings, which amount to tiny coiled-up bonus dimensions extending beyond the four that we …

Maxwell's Demon Claims There's A Way Around This Law Of Physics

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Physics

Jupiter is so big it does not actually orbit the sun

But each time I read it to her — sometimes three or more times a day — I furrow my nerdy brow at this line: "Of all the planets that circle the sun, giant Jupiter is the biggest one."<p>The gas giant is indeed the largest planet in the solar system, weighing more than twice the mass of all the other …

Humans came from distant galaxies, along with everything else in the Milky Way

Humans are formed from matter that flew billions of miles from another galaxy, according to a new study.<p>Much of the stuff around us and spread …

Universe