Randall Snow

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Mirrors have revealed something new about manta rays – and it reflects badly on us

As a shark biologist, I enjoy nothing more than going scuba diving with sharks in the wild. However, I realise it’s an immense privilege to do this as part of my work – and that for the vast majority of people experiencing the underwater world in such a way is simply not possible.<p>Nevertheless, even …

Manta Rays

New Hubble Data Shows "New Physics" At Work in Space

Astrophysics is never written in stone.<p>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is known to capture some of the most graceful images of deep space. Its findings …

NASA says skyscraper-sized asteroid headed toward Earth is ‘potentially hazardous’

Imagine a piece of rock the size of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper speeding through space 15 times faster the world’s fastest manned aircraft. Now …

How the most distant black hole ever could rewrite the history of the universe

Supermassive black holes lurk in every galaxy. As if their voracious appetite for matter and insane gravitational forces weren’t enough to make them …

The Coolest Scientific Discoveries of 2017

Science may be just a tool to help us understand our Universe. But we can all agree that one of its major perks is that it leads to the discovery of …

Supersonic air travel just took another big step toward rebirth

Denver-based startup says its planes will fly at twice the speed of sound, making the trip from New York to London in only 3.5 hours.<p><i>In brief: Boom Supersonic has gotten another boost towards its goal of commercial supersonic flight by 2023. Boom founder Blake Scholl has announced a partnership</i> …

Aviation

Astronomers to Check Mysterious Interstellar Object for Signs of Technology

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner says if the space rock 'Oumuamua is giving off radio signals, his team will be able to detect them—and they may get the results within days.<p>The email about “a most peculiar object” in the solar system arrived in Yuri Milner’s inbox last week.<p>Milner, the Russian …

Astronomy

Hitlers Wonder Weapon – “Die Glocke” – The Bell, Wunderwaffe” The Nazi Portal - Alien UFO Sightings

Put most simply the Nazi Bell was in fact a heavy particle accelerator used as an artificial neutron source to breed Protactinium 233 from Thorium …

Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree

<i>Homo naledi</i>, a strange new species of human cousin found in South Africa two years ago, was unlike anything scientists had ever seen. Discovered deep in the heart of a treacherous cave system — as if they'd been placed there deliberately — were 15 ancient skeletons that showed a confusing patchwork …

Anthropology

Ask Ethan: Is There Any Such Thing As Pure Energy?

Energy plays a tremendous role, not only in our technology-rich daily lives, but in fundamental physics as well. The chemical energy stored in gasoline gets converted into kinetic energy that propels our vehicles, while the electrical energy from our power planets gets converted into light, heat …

Physics

This Could Be The First Observational Evidence That Our Early Universe Was Once a Hologram

Wha??<p>For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is - or once was - a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require …

Physics

The New Horizons Spacecraft Has Found A Strange Asteroid Teeming With The Ingredients Of Life

Red isn’t a common color outside of planets in our solar system. Sure, you’ve got Mars, and surprising patches of color on Pluto among other mysteries, but by and large, space is greyscale. So that makes MU69, a red asteroid in the Kuiper Belt, a subject of serious fascination among scientists.<p>MU69 …

12 Amazing Photos From the 2016 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' Awards

This year's theme was 'society's interactions with the natural world.'<p>With this year's theme being 'society's interactions with the natural world,' the winners of the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year have been revealed with Tim Lewan's four part documentation of Orangutan's in Borneo taking …

Jupiter's Moon Io Is a Volcano-Ridden Hellscape

With half a dozen eruptions every day, and lava lakes that stretch for miles, Io isn't a place we are going to be landing on any time soon.<p>Jupiter's third-largest moon, Io, is the most volcanically active body in the solar system, as confirmed by the longest-running observations of the moon's …

The Off-Road-Ready Ram Rebel TRX Concept Is Nearly a Hellcat Pickup

Ram says the 6.2 liter supercharged Hemi's 575 hp is enough to hit 100 mph off-road.<p>So far, Ram has yet to offer a true Ford Raptor competitor, but a production version of this Rebel TRX concept would be a great way to start. After all, while the new Raptor makes 450 horsepower, the Rebel TRX has …

The Arrow Of Time: Why Do We Remember The Past But Not The Future?

Time — it’s something we are always running short of. But what if someone came along and told you that our perception of the arrow of time — that …

Stopping Light: Physicists Move Quantum Computers Closer to Reality

The light side of quantum computing<p>A team of researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) may have found another work-around to bring us …

Meet the man working with NASA on a real-life tractor beam

Fifty years ago, tractor beams that move large objects through space made an appearance on the show "Star Trek." About five years ago, we started seeing the technology actually demonstrated in the lab over short distances and in the water. Now, as Star Trek celebrates a half-century of boldly going …

Ken Block’s Gymkhana 9

Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and girls. Ken Block is back! And the internet’s chief tyre slayer has returned to doing what he does best – slaying, um, …

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun

NORFOLK, Va. — Huge vertical rulers are sprouting beside low spots in the streets here, so people can judge if the tidal floods that increasingly inundate their roads are too deep to drive through.<p>Five hundred miles down the Atlantic Coast, the only road to Tybee Island, Ga., is disappearing …

Physicists Believe They've Discovered a Fifth Fundamental Force of the Universe

Although physics may seem complicated to the uninitiated (or even to the trained professional, for that matter), it’s worth remembering that physics …

Why Stop At Carbon Capture Storage? Think CO2 Utilization

Japan has come a long way since its self-inflicted environmental disasters of the 1960s when double-digit economic growth rates spawned garbage and pollution challenges of Mount Fuji-sized proportions. Steady progress came after the government finally got serious about dealing with the problems and …

A Fake Black Hole In A Lab May Have Proved Stephen Hawking Right

"Hawking radiation" has been detected in a strange model black hole, and it may explain a few mysteries.<p>Scientists have seen “Hawking radiation” for the first time in a sort-of model black hole constructed in a laboratory.<p>It was Stephen Hawking who first proposed, in 1974, that small amounts of …

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FDA approves Zika-fighting genetically modified mosquito

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's another win for the GMO mosquito.<p>After months of reviewing public comments to its draft environmental impact study, the Food and Drug Administration announced today that it is officially giving OX513A, a genetically modified male mosquito developed by British company, Oxitec, a clean …

Google’s Quantum Computer Just Accurately Simulated a Molecule For The First Time

It’s a quantum world, we’re just living in it.<p>Google's engineers just achieved a milestone in quantum computing: they’ve produced the first …

Discovering the 'final frontier' of our universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that is our old, vast and mysterious universe.<p>While we may be exploring strange new worlds, like exoplanets beyond our solar system, and seeking out the potential for life on them, these aren't the voyages …