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Most of the matter in the universe is missing, but astronomers think they've found some of it

These things seem to be pretty big - roughly the size of Earth's orbit around the Sun - and they could help to explain where a bunch of missing matter in the universe is, known as the missing baryon problem.<p>The detection of these structures was made by astronomers working at the CSIRO's Compact …

Universe

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

20 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

English vocabulary is full of pitfalls that you might not be aware of. Don't let them trip you up.<p>1. INVARIABLY<p>If something happens invariably, it …

Language

Google patents robots with personalities in first step towards the singularity

Google has been awarded a <b>patent</b> for the 'methods and systems for robot personality development', a glimpse at a future where robots react based on …

Singularity

Malware Can Steal Data From Non-Networked Computers, Via Heat

"Hot or not?" comes to computer security<p>Back in 1999, Neal Stephenson's novel <i>Cryptonomicon</i> introduced me to the idea of Van Eck phreaking—intercepting the weak electromagnetic radiation from a computer monitor to recreate what the person is seeing on the screen. Now security researchers have come …

Mozilla attacks 'lack of transparency' for iPhone and Android smartphones

‘A choice between one phone where you can’t tell what goes on inside it and another phone where you can’t tell what goes on inside it’<p>Mozilla is celebrating the Firefox browser’s 10th birthday, but it’s going on the offensive in the mobile market rather than resting on its laurels.<p>Chief technology …

Astronomers Caught This Amazing Stellar Pulse With The Hubble Telescope

That's exactly what a cosmic phenomenon, called a light echo, does.<p>This Hubble image to the right was taken in February, 2004 and is a consequence of the revealing power of the light echo.<p>This isn't just a pretty image, though. It's one of many that the Hubble has caught that actually teaches us …

Universe