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A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

Scientists Possibly Find "Revolutionary" Fifth Force of Nature

Physicists appear to be on the verge of a tremendous discovery. While examining an anomaly reported by a 2015 study on dark matter, a research team …

A 400-year-old shark? Greenland shark could be Earth's longest-lived vertebrate

In the frigid waters of the sub-Arctic ocean lurks a mysterious and slow-moving beast known as the Greenland shark. It's a massive animal that can grow up to 20 feet in length. Now, new research suggests it may have a massive lifespan as well.<p>According to a paper published Thursday in Science, the …

17 Signs You're Intelligent — Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": …

Scientist Thinks He's Proven Hawking's Theory That Black Holes Glow

Hawking radiation observed in a homemade black hole analogue<p>You might think of black holes as evil interstellar whirlpools, massive balls of who-knows-what so dense that their gravity prevents even light from escaping. But in 1974, Stephen Hawking made waves (this is a physics joke) in the science …

Life after death ‘confirmed’ by scientists

DEATH is an inevitable consequence of life, but scientists believe they may have found some light at the end of the tunnel.

’We could reach it in our lifetime’

ASTRONOMERS have discovered what they believe to be the closest habitable planet to Earth and claim we could explore it within the next two decades.

16 ridiculous 'facts' about animals you should really stop repeating

No more.<p>It's time to put an end to these myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies about animals passed down through the ages.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the more popular myths we keep hearing repeated.<p>Have any favorites we missed? Send them to</i> …

Meteor Hunters Track Fireballs in the Night Sky - Citizen Science Salon

By Kristin Butler | August 3, 2016 8:05 am<p>May 17, 2016, AMS Event<p>Have you ever glanced up at the night sky, at just the right moment, and seen a …

21. Coconut Water Can Be Given Intravenously (Injected Straight Into The Bloodstream)

Science is an ever moving, ever changing behemoth, made up of a vast mish mash of knowledge, questions, experiments and answers.<p>Seeing as science is …

‘The Martian’ Might Be A Documentary In The Future, According To NASA

One of the more fascinating aspects of <i>The Martian</i> is that Matt Damon’s potatoes are more or less solid science. There’s water on Mars, and growing plants on Mars is tricky, but viable. Good thing too, because a newly released NASA study reveals that we’ll need to farm the heck out of Mars to …

Scientists Have Just Uncovered a Major Difference Between DNA And RNA

Time to update the textbooks.<p>A new study has shown for the first time that RNA - the older molecular cousin of DNA - splits apart when it tries to …

You’ve got a nerve

SINCE nobody really knows how brains work, those researching them must often resort to analogies. A common one is that a brain is a sort of squishy, …

Where Does The Mass Of A Proton Come From?

If you were to divide the particles that made up your body into smaller and smaller bits, you’d find that at every step along the way — at least in terms of mass — the whole was equal to the sum of its parts. If you broke your body down into its individual bones, fat and organs, they would add up …

Something crazy happens to Jupiter’s moon Io for 2 hours every day

Not to get too partisan or anything, but Jupiter's moons are probably some of the coolest worlds in the solar system. Two of its largest — Europa and Ganymede — likely contain subsurface oceans, providing tempting spots to go looking for life. But while potentially habitable waters may be …

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …