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Flows of 'water' on Mars may actually be sand, new study reveals

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since the discovery of dark streaks on the slopes of Mars in 2011, astronomers have been excited about potential evidence of water beneath the surface of the red planet.<p>If there are subsurface water flows on Mars, they could allow life -- even on a microbial level -- to exist as well.<p>But …

CNN

Earth's Rotation Is Mysteriously Slowing Down: Experts Predict Uptick In 2018 Earthquakes

Scientists have found strong evidence that 2018 will see a big uptick in the number of large earthquakes globally. Earth’s rotation, as with many things, is cyclical, slowing down by a few milliseconds per day then speeding up again.<p>You and I will never notice this very slight variation in the …

Geology

Brain-Machine Interface Isn't Sci-Fi Anymore

<b>Thomas Reardon puts a terrycloth stretch band</b> with microchips and electrodes woven into the fabric—a steampunk version of jewelry—on each of his …

High-energy cosmic rays come from outside our Galaxy

Giant observatory announces long-awaited result.<p>The Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina finally has solid evidence that the most energetic …

A Brain Built From Atomic Switches Can Learn

A tiny self-organized mesh full of artificial synapses recalls its experiences and can solve simple problems. Its inventors hope it points the way to …

The most wonderful words in science: ‘We have no idea… yet!’

If you could fast-forward some 1,000 years and peek into a college science textbook from the year 3000, what would you see? I doubt you’d find many …

Physics

Infamous three-body problem has over a thousand new solutions

For more than 300 years, mathematicians have puzzled over the three-body problem – the question of how three objects orbit one another according to …

Mathematics

What Could We Lose if a NASA Climate Mission Goes Dark?

In late August, as Hurricane Harvey began smashing into the Texas coast, a flood of data began pouring in along with the catastrophic quantities of rainwater. It wasn’t from the nonstop news coverage on CNN and elsewhere; it was from the transmissions that lay behind it, in the pulses of …

Global Warming