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Discovery Of A Young, Dead Galaxy Creates A Huge Puzzle For Astronomers

The life-cycle of a galaxy is straightforward and inevitable: normal and dark matter gravitationally attract, creating a large collection of mass.<p>The normal matter collects in the center, forming stars and pancaking into a disk.<p>Over time, more gas falls into the core and smaller, young galaxies …

Universe

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Microbiology

9 High-Protein Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

If there's one thing I've learned from Pinterest, it's that you can make just about anything in a muffin tin. And it was a pretty amazing discovery …

Breakfast

Researchers Are Using Viruses to Make Superbugs Commit Suicide

Such sweet irony.<p>The gene-editing technology called CRISPR has its origins as a bacterial immune system against viruses, a feature which could be …

Genetics

New Calculation Could Spell Trouble For a Popular Theory of the Universe's Origin

The universe began. But what did it begin from? What did it begin into? We know it began by expanding rather quickly, and ended up with lots of big …

Scalable solar-powered desal system could supply water to homes and towns

The majority of the planet's surface may be water, but unfortunately a heaping pile of salt makes most of that undrinkable. Desalination makes …

A New "Solar Paint" Lets You Transform Your Entire House Into a Source of Clean Energy

Powerful Paint<p>Powering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives. Some …

10 Hacks That Will Revolutionize Your Clothing Drawers

How often do you put your clothes away post-laundry only to find that, in a few days time, all of your clothes are everywhere? It's like anything …

Hacking

30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures

Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of …

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants …

Renewable Energy

Quantum entanglement, science’s ‘spookiest’ phenomenon, achieved in space

Imagine you are a photon, a packet of light. You are a tiny blip of energy, hurtling through the universe on your own. But you have a twin, another photon to whom you have been intimately connected since the day you were born. No matter what distance separates you, be it the width of a lab bench or …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Have Created The Largest Ever Virtual Universe Inside a Supercomputer

This thing is bananas.<p>As well as studying what we can observe today, scientists rely on simulations to understand more about the past and future of …

Dark Matter

Break The Standard Model? An Ultra-Rare Decay Threatens To Do What The LHC Can't

At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), physicists accelerate particles to the highest energies and in the greatest numbers that humanity has ever achieved. We smash them together at greater than 99.999999% the speed of light, attempting to create new, never-before-seen particles and solve the …

Physics

Does the Human Brain Operate Outside of the Laws of Physics?

It was the eminent French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes who first suggested that the human mind may operate outside of the physical …

Tesla Solar Roof: Is It Worth It?

Many homeowners intrigued by the idea of using their roof to generate power are turned off by the look of the ugly black solar panels they’d need to …

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

Neutrons

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Counterfactual Communication<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called counterfactual …

Quantum Mechanics

This Time Lapse Video of the Grand Canyon Will Give You an Existential Crisis

What better way to start off your day with a nice, hot cup of existential uncertainty? Forget everything you think you know about yourself or …

Grand Canyon

Latest Fast Radio Burst From Space Adds to Their Mystery

Since 2007, scientists have detected 22 fast radio bursts (FRBs), a type of super-high-energy signal from space. The problem is, they have no idea …

Quantum Thermodynamics Could Revolutionize Energy and Information Technology | WIRED

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.06.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>What Happens When You Mix …

Ask Ethan: How Far Is The Edge Of The Universe From The Farthest Galaxy?

When we look out into the Universe, there’s light everywhere we can see, for as far as our telescopes are capable of looking. But at some point, there’s a limit to what we’ll encounter. One limit is set by the cosmic structure that forms in the Universe: we can only see the stars, galaxies, etc., …

Hubble Space Telescope

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying | Inc.com

Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance is often on our mind and always on the clock.<p>Former palliative nurse and author of <i>The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying</i>, …

Positive Thinking

Quartz vs Granite Countertops : Which is More Popular?

It seems like just yesterday I was bemoaning the ubiquity of granite, hoping and praying it would go the way of the dodo bird and I'd never have to …

Home Improvement

9 Ways to Organize a Bedroom With No Closets

Bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes—including ones with little to no storage space. Good news: With a little imagination, you can turn your …

Sweaters

New Evidence Links The Collapse of Aztec Society to a Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

80% of the population was wiped out.<p>When Spanish forces arrived in Mexico in 1519, the native population was estimated to be around 25 million. A …

Anthropology

Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists

"Woolly mammoths" could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.<p>World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of …

This Infographic Shows The Extraordinary Ancient Genes That Live on in Modern Populations

How many do you have?<p>It can be easy to forget that humans living on Earth today are the product of thousands of years of adaptation.<p>Without modern …

Arctic Circle

Scientists spotted a supernova just hours after it exploded

Its dying gasps could reveal what makes stars go out with a bang<p>Talk about going out with a bang. Stars that are about 10 times more massive than the Sun tend to die in colossal explosions called supernovae.<p>Scientists aren't sure why or how these stars detonate near the end of their lives, but …