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Black Holes Outside Our Galaxy Work Differently From Ours

Black Hole Birth-Gaze<p>Physicists recently narrowed the origin story for black holes beyond our galaxy down to two possibilities, according to a study …

Elvis Presley Died 40 Years Ago. Here’s Why Some People Think He’s Still Alive

Elvis Presley, the legendary singer and movie star who became known as the king of rock and roll, died of heart failure 40 years ago this week.<p>His …

Elvis Presley

How one California professor beat Las Vegas and Wall Street

Las Vegas in the 1960s: It was a place run by men who ordered hits over cappuccinos and made offers nobody refused. Men who were feared, and feared …

Mathematics

CRISPR enzymes act like Pac-Man to chew up RNA - Futurity

Once activated, 10 newly described CRISPR enzymes behave like Pac-Man to run amok and destroy RNA. The findings could be used to detect infectious …

Pacman

What is quantum entanglement? Part 3: Entanglement, at last

<i>This is part 3 in a lengthy series of posts attempting to explain the idea of quantum entanglement to a non-physics audience. Part 1 can be read</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Gene-Editing Technology Has Successfully Targeted Cancer's "Command Centre"

CRISPR is killing it.<p>The CRISPR gene-editing tool has already shown a lot of potential for helping doctors treat the most stubborn diseases, and now …

CRISPR gene-editing tool targets cancer's "command center"

The CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system can do some pretty amazing things, giving us new ways to fight muscular dystrophy, blindness, and even HIV. But …

Genetics

Cloud Eggs Look Crazy And Taste Heavenly

(And they're SO easy to make.)<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p>I've made <i>a lot</i> of eggs in my twenty some-odd years so far. So many, in fact, that there was a time …

North Korea's missile test fails, US military says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A ballistic missile launched early Saturday by North Korea in defiance of international pressure and at a time of heightened regional tensions appears to have failed.<p>The missile blew up over land in North Korean territory, said US Navy Cmdr. Dave Benham, a spokesman for the US Pacific …

North Korea

NASA just got its closest look at Saturn yet — here's what it saw

On April 26, NASA flew its Cassini spacecraft closer to Saturn than ever before. In fact, it's the closest any spacecraft has ever come to Saturn — just 1,900 miles from the beautiful planet's cloud tops.<p>Even more exciting, Cassini has already transmitted images of what it saw from its deepest dive …

Astronomy

Russia ‘moves troops and equipment’ to North Korea border, as Kim Jong-un warns of 'super-mighty pre-emptive strike'

Russia has moved heavy military equipment towards its border with North Korea amid mounting fears of a military clash between Pyongyang and the United States over the North’s nuclear program.<p>A flurry of military activity in Russia's far east came as the UN Security Council strongly condemned North …

North Korea

Could Space Travelers Melt As They Accelerate Through Deep Space?

Forty years ago, Canadian physicist Bill Unruh made a surprising prediction regarding quantum field theory. Known as the Unruh effect, his theory …

Physics

Scientists Are Exploring a Link Between Our Minds and the Quantum World

Could Quantum Consciousness Exist?<p>Despite all the research we’ve done, we still know relatively little about how the human brain works, and we know …

Supercomputer Simulation Offers Peek at the Future of Quantum Computers - MIT Technology Review

Computer scientists have a name for the point at which quantum computers become more powerful than ordinary computers. They call it “quantum …

Quantum Computing

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Laser breakthrough could make computers 100,000 times faster

In a step towards quantum computing, researchers have guided electrons through semiconductors using incredibly short pulses of light.<p>What are quantum …

Quantum Computing

You Can Build a Cannon Powered By the Earth’s Atmosphere

Building a cannon in your backyard is good clean fun (if you’re responsible and not a jerk!), but maybe you don’t have all the stuff you need to make …

Earth Science

Scientists finally make 'triangulene,' which is good, we think - ExtremeTech

Scientists finally make ‘triangulene,’ which is good, we think<p>By on February 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

How long can you safely freeze food?

Here's how to know when frozen food is past its prime.<p>Frozen food lasts indefinitely, according to Foodsafety.gov. But does that mean the raw chicken …

Food

Flickering light could one day be a powerful neurological switch for brain disorders — if scientists can learn how to harness it properly

This is one of the main drivers behind the field of optogenetics, which is a biological technique where light is used to control the activity of brain cells in living animals.<p>Optogenetics received some press recently with a study from Yale University which showed how researchers had managed to turn …

The Brain

Trump fires acting AG after she declines to defend travel ban

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night for "refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States," the White House said.<p>"(Yates) has betrayed the Department of Justice," the White House statement said.<p>Dana …

Donald Trump

An Unexplained 'Void' Appears to Be Pushing The Milky Way Through The Universe at 2 Million Km/h

We're fleeing from a mysterious 'dead zone'.<p>You can’t feel it, but our planet is orbiting the Sun at speeds of roughly 100,000 km/h (62,000 mph), and …

Universe

The 70 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around<p>Best Android apps 2018: Travel apps<p><b>49. Airbnb</b> (free)<p><i>Cut out the hotel …

Ask Ethan: What's The Deal With The Speed Of Light?

Nothing in the Universe can move faster than the speed of light in vacuum. 299,792,458 meters per second. If you’re a massive particle, you can only approach — but never reach — that speed; if you’re a massless particle, you are compelled to always travel at exactly that speed so long as you’re …

Physics

Jeff Sessions’ Coming War on Legal Marijuana

There’s little to stop the attorney general nominee from ignoring the will of millions of pro-pot voters.<p>On Election Day, eight states voted to legalize recreational or medical marijuana, bringing the nationwide total of medical states to 29. In Florida, medical marijuana won nearly 2 million more …

Cannabis

Comments of the Week #129: From the impossible physics of warp drive to photonic time

“Put two ships in the open sea, without wind or tide, and, at last, they will come together. Throw two planets into space, and they will fall one on …

Physics

Quantum Properties Are Letting Physicists Close in On Room Temperature Superconductors

3D Racetrack<p>Many people with a laptop can tell you that electronics heat up a lot. That’s because microchips tend to lose a lot of energy as they are …

Nanotech

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Twisted Light Could Dramatically Boost Data Rates

<b>It was just 24 years ago that researchers reported</b> the discovery of something remarkable about light: Certain beams, traveling through space with a …

Quantum Mechanics