Sarah Helmberger

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Breakthrough in world's oldest undeciphered writing

<b>The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.</b><p>This international research project is already casting light on a lost bronze age middle eastern society where enslaved …

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Aliens

Making contact with alien worlds could make us care more about our own

The Breakthrough Message competition aims to build a digital portrait of life on Earth. Making it could increase respect for the preciousness of life<p>Related: Stephen Hawking launches $100m search for alien life beyond solar system<p>The scientific search for extraterrestrial civilisations has …

How colour perception could unlock consciousness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including everything you need to know about Apple Watch, and why colour could be the key to understanding consciousness.<p>Work | Keynes and hard work<p>JM Keynes was right to predict global prosperity in the 21st Century, wrong to predict that …

Apple Watch

Why is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

<b>Why is there something rather than nothing?</b> This question, usually thought to fall strictly within the purview of philosophy and theology, has …

Scientists now think we could find alien life in our lifetimes. Here's how.

Astronomers have dreamed about finding alien life for centuries. It's just always been considered a far-fetched possibility — the stuff of science fiction. That's why it's so surprising that in recent years, many scientists have started taking the search for life on other planets much, much more …

Exoplanets

Big Rip will end the universe, scientists claim

Big Bang is how it all began for the universe – Big Rip is how it will end, new research claims to show<p>A group of scientists claim to have evidence supporting the Big Rip theory, explaining how the universe will end – in 22 billion years.<p>Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, …

Space boobs: 'Alien woman with breasts' watching Mars rover spotted by UFO lovers

NASA pictures from Mars are a great treat for UFO fans. This time they spotted an alien “woman with breasts and long hair,” who is “attentively …