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The case for black holes being nothing but holograms just got even stronger

We can't see them because not even light can escape their gravitational pull, we have no idea what they're made of, and where does everything inside go once a black hole dies?<p>Physicists can't even agree on whether black holes are massive, three-dimensional behemoths, or just two-dimensional …

Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

Japanese 3D Galaxy Map Confirms Einstein Was One Smart Dude

On June 30th, 1905, Albert Einstein started a revolution with the publication of theory of Special Relativity. This theory, among other things, …

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

The Brain

Ask Ethan: How Does Dark Matter Interact With Black Holes?

Black holes are some of the most extreme objects in the Universe: a concentration of mass so great that it collapses, under General Relativity, into a singularity at its center. Atoms, nuclei, and even fundamental particles themselves are crushed down to an arbitrarily small thickness in our …

If gravity is a "curvature of space" rather than a force, why do a ball and bullet follow different paths? (Intermediate)

<i>If gravity can be defined as the curvature of space rather than a force of attraction, why does not a bullet shot out of a gun, say perpendicular to</i> …

What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

When it comes to the fundamental laws of nature, we can break everything down into four forces that are at the core of everything in the Universe:<p>The <b>strong nuclear force</b>: the force responsible for holding atomic nuclei and individual protons and neutrons together.<br>• The <b>electromagnetic force</b>: the force …

Physics

Could 'black hole' in a lab finally help Stephen Hawking win a Nobel Prize?

One of Stephen Hawking's most brilliant and disturbing theories may have been confirmed by a scientist who created a sound “black hole” in his laboratory, potentially paving the way for a Nobel Prize.<p>Research by Professor Hawking, a cosmologist at Cambridge University, disputes the notion that …

How to master the art of decision making

The last part of the decision-making diet is monitoring.<p>Since every person has a personal lifestyle, unique and constantly changing, what works for you might not work for me. That’s why it’s important to monitor your behavior.<p>A research study conducted at Duke University shows that nearly half of …

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Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft enters emergency mode 75 million miles from Earth

That's not good news<p>NASA engineers have declared a mission emergency for the agency's planet-hunting spacecraft Kepler, which has somehow switched into emergency mode. NASA just found out about the anomaly a day and a half ago, right before the agency tried to maneuver the spacecraft to point at …

Traveling Faster Than Light? Four Phenomena That Put the Cosmic Speed Limit to the Test

The Cosmic Speed Limit<p>The speed of light is widely known to be the absolute pinnacle of movement. When Albert Einstein first entwined mass and energy …

Physics

Micro-gravity gardening: first flower blooms in space

Major Tim Peake has demonstrated his green fingers, coaxing a wilting zinnia flower into bloom on board the International Space Station<p>Britain is known as a nation of gardeners, so it seems appropriate that the first flower in space was coaxed into bloom by Major Tim Peake.<p>The UK’s first official …

Math, Language & 7 Other Intelligence Types You Need

If math or linguistics came easily to you, school was probably a far more enjoyable experience for you than others.<p>After all, these two types of …

The Universe is Dying? Now What?

<i>Paul Sutter is a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). Sutter is also host of the</i> …

A Blood Supermoon Rises Around the World: Pictures

United Kingdom

There Are 6 Types of French-Girl Style: Come See Which Is Most Like You

Around here, we're wild for the je ne sais quois that goes into chic, mussed, always perfect-looking French-girl style. As such, imagine our collective joy when we heard that there's not one type of stereotypical chicness but an amazing six different kinds. Angie Niles details the style habits of …

This school has banned all technology in the classroom—and at home

The next time your kid complains about your draconian 30-minute iPad limit, try this one on them: there is a school in London where all internet, TV, smartphones, and other tech devices are banned until at least age 12. (Pause, wait for gasps.)<p>The charter of the Acorn School, founded in 2013, …

London School of Economics

French mother believes murdered teenage daughter hidden since 1982 'behind a wall'

Nathalie Mazot was 14 when she went missing but her mother believes she was abducted, raped and killed before she was hidden in a small enclosure behind a wall in the bar in Lyon<p>After years of campaigning by a distraught mother, French police have been ordered to break down the wall of a basement …

The Only Three Heavy Elements In The Universe That Aren't Made In Stars

Immediately after the Big Bang, before the first stars in the Universe ever formed, the Universe consisted of hydrogen (element #1), helium (element #2), and pretty much nothing else. Despite originating from an incredibly hot, dense state, arbitrarily heavy elements weren’t created early on the …

Particles

This morning’s fireball was just space junk, says NASA

Random fireballs in the sky, depending on your perspective in life, are either very exciting or very scary. Presumably both emotions were experienced …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

India: 109 jailed in Agra for public urination

In an unprecedented move, India's Government Railway Police (GRP) of Agra sentenced nearly 109 people for 24 hours over urinating in public.<p>Amongst …

Japanese station master cat Tama given lavish send-off

<b>A lavish funeral has been held for a Japanese cat which became an international star when she was made a station master in western Japan.</b><p>Tama, which was made a railway official eight years ago, was credited with putting the rail firm back on track financially after drawing in thousands of …

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes Minutes After Takeoff

SpaceX early on Sunday launched a Falcon 9 rocket into space from Cape Canaveral with the intention of delivering supplies and food to astronauts …

Here's how Google checks for lag on your Android phone

Yes, Google hates lag on smartphones as much as you do -- enough so that the search giant has a robot dedicated to spotting that delay between your finger input and what happens on screen. Meet the Chrome TouchBot, an OptoFidelity-made machine that gauges the touchscreen latency on Android and …