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A Mysterious Filament Is Stretching Towards Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole

Wha??<p>Astronomers have produced a clear snapshot of a 2.3 light-year long 'thread' snaking around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the …

Bob Givens, The Original Designer Of Bugs Bunny, Has Passed Away At The Age Of 99

On December 14th Bob Givens, the original designer of Bugs Bunny, passed away at the age of 99 due to an undisclosed illness in Burbank, California, according to his family who made the announcement on Facebook.<p>Before Givens was given the task to redesign Bugs Bunny before his 1940 debut in the …

Sunscreen Snow Found On Giant Planet Outside Of Earth’s Solar System

Astronomers have discovered an interesting feature on a red-hot, giant planet outside of our solar system. The atmosphere “snows” titanium dioxide, …

Physicists Prove that Time Travel is Possible by ‘Sending’ Light Particles into the Past

Scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia, have used single particles of light (photons) to simulate quantum particles travelling …

Particles

Amazon dives deeper into food delivery with a new Olo partnership

Fresh off its acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon is making moves once again to disrupt the food industry. While it may not be as good for your wallet …

Here Are 15 All-Time Best Photos From Cassini That You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow.<p>Cassini has been out there hard at work for a long time. The Saturn probe departed Earth in 1997 and spent seven years speeding across …

The Best Copycat Recipes You Need in Your Life

All of The Best Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Foods<p>From Chick-fil-A and Sweetgreen, to Poptarts and Doritos.<p>September 13, 2017<p>Among many …

I Went on a Spirit Quest with a Guru Who Believes Dolphins Are Telepathic Aliens

Aros Crystos, a "dolphin ambassador on land," says the aquatic mammals are actually divine masters, and they're here to bring us back to the ocean.<p>In 1994—about four decades after his starship landed in Sweden, according to his own account—Aros Crystos was sitting on Muir Beach, in California's Bay …

Jupiter's vividly glowing auroras have a mysterious power source

Electrons fired at up to 400,000 volts<p>For the first time ever, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has spotted electrons being fired down into Jupiter’s atmosphere at up to 400,000 volts. That’s an enormous amount of energy that gives rise to the planet’s glowing auroras. These incredibly high voltages, …

The Weird Trick to Nailing Roasted Vegetables Every Time

By Molly Baz<p>If your roasted vegetables come out pale or overcooked, you're probably putting them in the wrong part of your oven.<p>It may seem like a cinch, but truthfully speaking it’s not all that easy to perfect the delicate art of roasting vegetables. You could read all the "How to Roast …

Spices

Electrons flowing like liquid in graphene start a new wave of physics

A new understanding of the physics of conductive materials has been uncovered by scientists observing the unusual movement of electrons in graphene.

Nanotech

When does autumn start in 2017? Autumn equinox will hail the end of summer

Some might argue that summer never really started – but, well, it’s almost over already.<p>In only a few weeks time it will be September, which hailed …

Woman mistakes WWII-era munition for precious stone on German beach

A woman in Germany has narrowly escaped injury after plucking a chunk of white phosphorus from a beach. Firefighters were called to the scene after …

Tripping For Knowledge: The Psychedelic Epistemologist

Interview by Lindsay Jordan.‘<i>One of the main ways we gain knowledge is by engaging with the world, talking to other people, and so on. So if a</i> …

Consciousness

China has pulled off a 'profound' feat of teleportation

In early July, scientists in China revealed they had used a "spooky" property of the universe to pull off teleportation between the ground and space …

NASA job opening to protect Earth from aliens has 6-figure salary

If you’re looking for a job that’s out of this world, there’s a position that just opened at NASA to fight aliens.<p>The gig, which comes with a …

Scientists Now Believe the Universe Itself May Be Conscious

<b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> – You don’t have to look far to find outlandish theories on the nature of the cosmos and human consciousness. These days, notions once …

Scientists genetically modify a human embryo for the first time

For the first time ever, American scientists have successfully edited the DNA of a human embryo — in the attempt to correct genes that cause …

Researchers Discover 'Angel Particle' Which Is Both Matter And Antimatter At The Same Time

A team of scientists has found evidence for an unusual particle that, bizarrely, is also its own antiparticle. It was first theorized 80 years ago …

‘Suicidal Robot’ Shows AI Still has a Long Way to Go

A robotic security guard this week destroyed itself by taking a long, underwater walk in the Washington D.C. mall that it was supposed to patrol. The …

Simulation Theory and the scientific pursuit of God

In 2003 Oxford University Professor Nick Bostrom published <i>Are You Living In A Simulation?</i>, an argument stating there’s a high likelihood that we’re all pieces of code created in a computer simulation. Bostrom’s theory isn’t the first to posit that humans live on a hard-drive somewhere on a great …

Singularity

10 Living Philosophers and Why You Should Know Them

It can be easy to think that all the good ideas have already been thought; after all, philosophy have been going on for more than 2500 years. But …

These 3D-Printed Objects Are Actually 4D

4D printed objects change their shape automatically in response to temperature fluctuations. This is only the beginning of a promising new field that …

Oxford Scientists Suggest That Aliens Aren't Extinct, Just Hibernating

Missing, or Sleeping?<p>During a lunchtime conversation in 1950, Enrico Fermi, the “architect of the nuclear age” who built the world’s first nuclear …

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama all recommend this book — here's what it's about

<i>_ This post is part of Blinkist's books-in-blinks series.</i><i>The series provides key messages from books that you might not have time to read in their entirety.</i><p><i>Here are the key messages from Sapiens</i> <i>by Yuval Noah Harari.</i><i>Last year, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama all recommended the</b> …

15 best items for those who are obsessed with outer space

Outer space is a polarizing concept. Some people are terrified, while others can't get enough.<p>Consider this a little tribute to those of you who are …

The Next SpaceX Mission Could Lead to a Pulsar Space Atlas

Pulsars could be key to future interstellar travel.<p>SpaceX’s next mission is launching on Saturday. A Falcon 9 rocket will carry 6,000 pounds of cargo …

We'll see these three planets in the sky this month, and we're geeking out

Everyone, mark your calendars/planners/iPhone reminders because there’s something you definitely don’t want to miss out on this month. Even better? …

An Additional Sixth Sense Has Been Detected on The Tongue

Can we taste water after all?<p>It's a question that goes back to Aristotle himself: Does water have a flavour, or is it devoid of taste?<p>For millennia, …

Hibernating Aliens Could Explain the Great Silence

We have yet to find any traces of extraterrestrial intelligence, a vexing problem known as the Fermi Paradox. A new solution to the “where are all …