T. Fulton Johns DDS

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Boy Missing Visual Section of His Brain Can Somehow Still See, Stunning Doctors

Our brains are seriously incredible.<p>A seven-year-old Australian boy who is missing most of his visual cortex has surprised doctors by being able to …

Neurology

Once more, John McCain clears basic decency bar, says he'll vote no on awful healthcare bill

You don’t have to have kids to wonder just how we’re going to explain the last year (and—sigh—the next three) to future generations. “Yes, Xanthra, …

Gravity-lensed supernova magnifies understanding of universe

Using an automated supernova-hunting "pipeline," scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified a Type Ia …

Universe

NASA finds evidence of life-supporting conditions on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

NASA held a press conference on Thursday to reveal some exciting new discoveries about ocean worlds within our solar system: It has found evidence that suggest a type of chemical energy that can support life exists on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s 62 confirmed moons. The new evidence comes from the …

Astronomy

Now There's a Map of the Milky Way's "Galactic Atmosphere"

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created the deepest, most comprehensive survey of the ionized hydrogen that permeates the …

Universe

Scientists capture first ever image of dark matter web that connects galaxies

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a dark matter bridge, confirming the theory that galaxies are held together by a cosmic …

Astronomers May Have Just Taken the First Photo of a Black Hole

The effort involves half a dozen telescopes on four continents.<p>Over the past week, astronomers have trained half a dozen telescopes around the world at a single point at the center of our galaxy. The goal? To finally catch a glimpse of a black hole.<p>The network of telescopes covers half the globe, …

The Upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope Will Be Dedicated Sunday

New instruments equip one of the world's largest telescopes to probe dark energy.<p>The Hobby-Eberly Telescope at McDonald Observatory in West Texas is …

Universe

Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’

A decades-old method called the “bootstrap” is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.<p>In the 1960s, the …

The Seven New Earth-Like Planets Discovered By NASA, Ranked

Big news, folks. NASA has discovered seven new Earth-like planets orbiting a star outside our solar system. A new record! And according to the scientists who released the report, three of them are even located in what they refer to as “the inhabitable zone.” New planets, here we come! Maybe. …

Planetary Habitability

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Physics

Shadow on Mars appears to be a woman

Nasa's Curiosity Rover captures an image of what resembles the form of a woman on Mars<p>Nasa's Curiosity Rover took a picture while exploring a crater on Mars and captured what appears to be a woman.<p>The image looks to show a long haired woman on top of a cliff looking out over the land.<p>A website …