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The First Signal from Dark Matter? --"Could Usher in a New Era in Astronomy"

Scientists have picked up an atypical photon emission in X-rays coming from space, and say it could be evidence for the existence of a particle of …

The biology of anxious temperament may lie with a problem in an anxiety "off switch"

Persistent anxiety is one of the most common and distressing symptoms compromising mental health. Most of the research on the neurobiology of anxiety …

Can your dog understand what you're saying?

Researchers at the University of Sussex found that the brains of dogs seem to discern between the emotional and verbal components of human …

Blurred lines: Self-taught artist sketches incredibly realistic 3D pictures

Ramon Bruin’s sketches really leap off the page.<p>Mostly because the Dutch artist, who’s largely self-taught, specialises in 3D optical illusion …

Using supermassive black holes to measure cosmic distances

“Eye of Sauron” is a nickname for an active supermassive black hole at the core of a distant galaxy. Researchers measured its distance at 62 million …

British Government Slams Facebook For Not Spying Enough

The British government is holding Facebook partly responsible for a brutal murder carried out by Muslim extremists, saying that it should have alerted authorities to the content of conversations.<p>In what appears to be a call for China-style universal surveillance, the parliamentary Intelligence and …

First digital animal will be perfect copy of real worm

THE Lego robot trundles forward, encounters a wall, stops, reverses. You might think there is nothing clever about that, except that this one has not …

Some Recent Views of Mars from Hubble

<i>This article originally appeared on Ted Stryk's blog and is reposted here with permission.</i><p>During the 1990s and the early 2000s, the Hubble Space …

The Only Way To Save Samsung's Dying Mobile Business

• <b>Samsung's smartphone shipments were down 8.2% on a year-over-year basis last quarter, according to IDC.</b> It was the only top-5 smartphone shipment that saw a contraction in smartphone shipments.• <b><br>The decline in phone shipments hit Samsung's bottom line.</b> Its profits were down 60% last quarter. That was …

Pacific Ocean

Rare ‘black seadevil’ anglerfish caught on film in Monterey Bay

The deepest reaches of the ocean contain some of earth’s most incredible creatures. They’re also some of the most bizarre.<p>On Nov. 17, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Senior Scientist Bruce Robison and his team filmed an elusive “black seadevil” anglerfish 1,900 feet deep in the Monterey …

See What You’ll Look Like In 20 Years

Disagree? Well in 20 years, you can prove the software wrong.<p>I always hoped to be a silver fox. But I’m a pug. I guess people like pugs.<p>I’m looking at my face in 20 years–myself at age 52–because for whatever self-loathing reason, I was compelled to take part in this strange “Futureself” …

Pugs

Psychology: How many senses do we have?

We often talk of having five senses as a universal truth. In reality, there may be more – or fewer – depending on the way you look at the question. Christian Jarrett explains the controversy.<p>Some myths about the brain, such as the idea we only use 10% of our grey matter, are notorious, especially …

Consciousness

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