Sebastian Arthur Keith Beeton

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Exoplanet without clouds is the first of its kind ever discovered

Researchers have revealed that an exoplanet called WASP-96b, which is described as a “hot Saturn,” doesn’t have any clouds. This is a first for known …

Universe

An Experiment With 100,000 Gamers Just Proved Einstein Got It Wrong About 'Spooky Action'

Sorry, Albert.<p>A new study involving more than 100,000 volunteer gamers is the latest to show that quantum entanglement works. It's a phenomenon …

Quantum Mechanics

We Just Tracked The Spin of One of The Strangest Stars We Know, And It's Weird

Lifetimes in each turn.<p>It's one of the strangest stars in the known Universe, but new observations of the stellar oddity called Przybylski's star …

Magnetism

How a backyard pendulum saw sliced into a Bronze Age mystery

A saw no one has seen may have built Bronze Age Greek palaces.

Archaeology

Hubble Watches Light from Mysterious Erupting Star Reverberate Through Space

In January 2002, a dull star in an obscure constellation suddenly became 600,000 times more luminous than our Sun, temporarily making it the …

Universe

Gruesome Ancient Massacre Site Paints a Horrific Picture of Human Violence

This is not your average village pillage.<p>It’s not entirely clear why a person would stuff goat’s teeth into a dead man’s mouth. But for the …

Archaeology

Revolt in West Virginia's Coal Country

As protests rage in the State Capitol, a coal miner’s daughter is calling out the fossil-fuel industry in an insurgent campaign for the U.S. Senate<p>On …

Natural Gas

DNA Analysis Of Ancient Excrement Reveals The Diets Of Centuries Past

When it comes to the nitty, gritty details, life in antiquity was pretty stinky – in a literal sense. Without high food and personal hygienic standards, most people probably contracted an intestinal worm at some point or another, says veterinary scientist Martin Søe. "I think it's fair to say it …

Biology

Gay rights lawyer immolates self in NYC in ecology protest

NEW YORK (AP) — A well-known gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate burned himself to death in New York City on Saturday in a grisly protest against ecological destruction.<p>The charred remains of 60-year-old David Buckel were found by passers-by in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Police said he was …

New York City

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Earth Science

New Netflix Doc 'Mercury 13' Tells the Story of NASA's Other Hidden Figures

In 1982 Sally Ride became the first American woman and the third woman in history to fly to space. But Ride and the other women in her 1978 astronaut …

Space Science

Proxima Centauri Just Released a Flare so Powerful it was Visible to the Unaided Eye. Planets There Would Get Scorched

Since it’s discovery was announced in August of 2016, Proxima b has been an endless source of wonder and the target of many scientific studies. In …

Science

An Iraq War vet makes the case against shallow patriotism

“I think a lot of people have a third-grade understanding of what patriotism is.”<p>If you’re looking for a rose-colored view of the military, Marine and Iraq War veteran Matt Young’s new memoir <i>Eat</i> <i>t</i><i>he Apple</i>isn’t for you.<p>But if you want a glimpse of the regret and shame and confused pride that consumes …

U.S. Marines

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

3D map of stellar systems in the solar neighbourhood

3D map of all known stellar systems in the solar neighbourhood within a radius of 12.5 light-years. The Sun is at the centre and the Epsilon Indi …

What Hush Money? Trump’s Odd Views of the Stormy Daniels Case and the Law

This week, President Donald Trump made it clear, as he often does, that he doesn’t think much of certain American laws—“horrible, horrible, and very unsafe laws,” as he put it, on Tuesday, in speaking of the rules at our border. At another event, that same day, he called those laws “so weak and so …

The U.S. health care industry could learn a lot from India's doctors

They're delivering top-notch care while producing minimal waste.<p>We know climate change is bad for our health. But we know much less about the carbon cost of the care needed to heal the sick and injured. In fact, the medical industry produces plenty of waste from treatments, tossing disposable …

Physiology

Mike Myers' Trump Sketch Features Dr. Evil as Fired Staffer

Mike Myers played a recently-fired-from-the-Trump-administration Dr. Evil in an appearance Wednesday on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy …

Ancient Footprints Found in Canada May Explain the Peopling of the Americas

The footprints are approximately 13,000 years old.<p>About 13,000 years ago, two adults and child walked barefoot alongside the Pacific coast shore of …

Quantum Biology and the Puzzle of Coherence - MIT Technology Review

One of the more exciting discoveries in biology in the last few years is the role that quantum effects seem to play in many living systems.<p>The two …

A Newly Discovered Galaxy Has a Shocking Feature—No Dark Matter

Astronomers have discovered a galaxy that upends what we thought about galaxies. A new study in <i>Nature</i> reports that this one has almost no dark …

Please stop calling dopamine the ‘pleasure chemical’

It is possible to feel pleasure without dopamine<p>Dopamine is one of the most hyped brain chemicals, supposedly linked to everything from sex to gambling. It’s common to read, as <i>Business Insider</i> claimed last week, that dopamine is “the pleasure chemical” — but that’s not true, and the idea was …

Neuroscience

The mystery of Steve the purple celestial light has been solved by scientists

For the past three years, reports of a mysterious new light show in the night sky have been puzzling scientists. The phenomenon is a thin strip of purple light that looks almost like a picket fence and appears for between twenty minutes and an hour.<p>Now, the mystery has been solved by a team of …

Astronomy

Newly-discovered human organ may help explain how cancer spreads

A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells …

Astronomers Have Discovered a Totally New Type of Violent Star Death

It happened so fast!<p>When a star goes supernova, it's such a gargantuan process that it usually lasts for months. So when astronomers caught one …

Flat Earth advocate finally launches his homemade rocket

For years, "Mad" Mike Hughes has not only insisted that the Earth is flat, but has maintained he could prove it by launching himself into space with his own rocket. He even claimed to have launched a homebrew rocket in 2014, but didn't have evidence of it besides his recovery from the landing. …

Weirdly Dimmable 'Alien Megastar' Darkens Again

A faraway megastar that once raised questions about aliens because of its weird pattern of dimming has darkened once again.<p>By now, though, …

Witness in Mueller probe aided UAE agenda in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top fundraiser for President Donald Trump received millions of dollars from a political adviser to the United Arab Emirates last …

Nikki Haley

Cracks In Earth's Magnetic Field Let In These Fantastic Aurora Views

Folks in the planet’s higher latitudes have been treated to some fantastic nighttime aurora borealis light shows in the past few days thanks to cracks that open up in Earth’s magnetosphere around the time of the fall and spring (or autumnal and vernal, to be a bit more formal about it) …

Magnetism

Titan - In Depth

IntroductionSaturn's largest moon, Titan, is an icy world whose surface is completely obscured by a golden hazy atmosphere. Titan is the second …

Astronomy