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If we're in a simulation, someone hit it with a hammer, please: Milky Way spews up to 100 MEELLLION black holes

Bug in the Matrix or boon for grav wave hunters – you decideA new study shows that there may be up to 100 million black holes scattered around the …

CERN's New Particle Discovery May Help Us Better Understand What Governs the Universe

The Xicc++ Particle<p>Researchers at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have discovered a new particle in their work on the LHC beauty (LHCb) …

Nothing I Can Do, A Total Eclipse of the Sun

Although everyone in North America will be able to view an eclipse of the sun on Monday, August 21, 2017, there is a specific narrow swath …

Scientists Map the Receptor That Makes Weed Work

Add marijuana to humans, and you get some fairly predictable results: euphoria, hunger, introspection, anxiety, and a whole panoply of other effects. …

Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

The term “moonshot” is sometimes invoked to denote a project so outrageously ambitious that it can only be described by comparing it to the Apollo 11 …

Stephen Hawking

There's Now More Evidence That We're All Living in a Giant Cosmic Void

So alone.<p>We now have even more evidence that our galaxy sits inside an enormous void, and it could help settle a disagreement over the rate at which …

American Astronomical Society

Particle Accelerators Are Changing the Way We Look at Ancient Turds

Shit’s wild. No, seriously, there’s so much you can learn about animals, their lifestyles, and the world they interacted with based on what shows up …

Math Has No God Particle

Ten years ago, Jeffrey Adams, a mathematician at the University of Maryland, made an appearance in The New York Times that prompted a series of angry …

New Breakthrough Work Finally Reveals Quantum "Fingerprints"

The Physics of Entanglement<p>Traditionally, measuring quantum states is a tedious affair. The technique used, called quantum tomography, requires …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 3 basic traits

Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and author of "Anatomy of Love," put happy couples in long-term relationships into brain scanners. The results gave her an insight into what makes a relationship last.<p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole May Reveal the Universe's Hidden Fifth Force

Redefining Physics<p>For the most part, we seem to have our universe figured out: there are four fundamental forces that govern the interactions of …

A dazzling aurora borealis light show captivates the internet

Saturday evening stargazers were treated to one of the trippiest natural phenomenons Earth has to offer: a naked eye-visible aurora borealis.<p>The …

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

A New And Unusual Force in The Universe Just Got Even Stranger

The blackbody force is real.<p>New research has expanded on the discovery of a strange phenomenon called blackbody force, showing that the effect of …

Forty More Genes for Intelligence Discovered

Researchers said Monday they have found 40 new genes linked with intelligence, but they say their finding doesn’t show any clear genetic pattern for intelligence.<p>Instead, it shows that intelligence is possibly even more complex than anyone thought, and not easily explained. And it means specially …

Genetics

We live in a parallel universe! Wow! Wait, what?

By now you may have seen them: Breathless headlines flowing through the viral ether declaring that a new study has found the "first" evidence that we …

Dark Matter