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US launches most advanced weather satellite ever built

Spacecraft is ‘quantum leap’ above others and will improve forecasting and warnings of acute weather across America<p>The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space on Saturday night, part of an $11bn effort to revolutionise forecasting and save lives.<p>This new GOES-R spacecraft …

Weather

Stunning new theory of gravity suggests there's no such thing as dark matter

A new theory of gravity explains the way galaxies rotate without the need for the theoretical presence of dark matter, according to a renowned expert …

Time Dilation Is Even More Confusing Than You Thought

Did you know time can rotate?<p>Einstein's theory of relativity has all sorts of weird results that make it difficult to wrap your head around, but one of the weirdest is time dilation. Basically, according to relativity, if you speed up, then time slows down. But that relatively simple idea can lead …

6 images that show how violent and destructive the universe can be

Supermassive black holes spin through space, stretching any hopeless matter that spirals too close into spaghetti-like strands.<p>Giant stars collapse beneath their gravity, bursting apart in fierce supernova explosions that illuminate galaxies.<p>Stellar corpses called neutron stars, leftover from these …

15 On-Set Beefs That Will Go Down in Hollywood History

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The 25 Best Movies of 2016

With just days left before we turn another page in the calendar, here's a look back at the year's best films.<p>The movie year is just about over, and a review of the past twelve months makes clear that cinephiles have been spoiled with sterling movies, from blockbuster superhero sagas and low-budget …

Atlanta Falcons

Miniature black holes may be hitting Earth once every 1,000 years

First, the good news: You have not been killed by a black hole.<p>The strange news is that it's possible the universe is teeming with microscopic black holes that formed at the dawn of time, all of them hurtling through space like cosmic bullets.<p>Some could weigh nearly as much as Earth's moon, others …

Dark Matter

The Madness Of Humanity Part 4: Science Vs. Religion

<i>This is the fourth in a series of essays concerning our collective future. The goal is to bring forth some of the main issues humanity faces today, as we move forward to uncertain times. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, we will consider two kinds of threats: those due to natural</i> …

Common Sense

Suicide Squad Isn’t Even the Good Kind of Bad

David Ayer’s super-villain team-up is dull, uninspired, and perhaps worst of all, forgettable.<p>Somewhere about halfway through <i>Suicide Squad</i>, so far the nadir of Warner Bros. and DC’s increasingly bungled attempt to build an enduring Avengers-style superhero franchise, the movie’s ostensible villain …

Comic Books

Mysterious Planet Nine may have given our solar system its bizarre tilt

The curious tilt of our solar system could be explained by the gravitational pull of Planet Nine – an elusive Neptune-sized world thought to orbit …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Latest iPhone 7 photo leak provides best look yet at new antenna lines design and larger protruding camera

About eight weeks away from the next iPhone debut, widely dubbed the iPhone 7, it seems like we have a pretty clear idea about what to expect: similar design to iPhone 6s, revamped cameras, upgraded internals, removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Although it doesn’t show anything we haven’t seen …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft confirms development of new console, Project Scorpio

The current console cycle is over. Long live the ninth console generation that begins with Microsoft’s latest game console, Project Scorpio, to hit …

Watch Dogs 2, For Honor, South Park 2 and Ghost Recon: Everything Ubisoft just unveiled at E3 2016

The publisher of the Far Cry, Assassin's Creed and Tom Clancy series takes the stage at E3 to show its latest wares.<p><b>UPDATED LIVE: SCROLL DOWN FOR THE LATEST NEWS</b><p>France's Ubisoft has a packed slate on deck for its E3 press conference. Expect to see previews of Watch Dogs 2, For Honor, South Park: …

Gaming Industry

Rocket League's Neo Tokyo update coming June 20

Rocket League's Neo Tokyo update is a big'un, so much of a big'un that developer Psyonix describes it as the "largest update in the game’s history". …

Rocket League

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

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It Takes Just Four Minutes To Explain the Entire Universe

In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just …

5. How Do We Store Memories?

Quick, think back to what you had for breakfast yesterday, your first kiss or your first day at school. Where were those memories kept before you …

Fear Of Knowing

Science can sometimes come across as a stuffy, inflexible collection of facts — absolute truths not to be questioned. At least, that's the way it is often taught in schools.<p>The reality of science is very different. Scientists are always questioning, holding out the possibility of being wrong, and …

Physics

NASA Releases Patents for Moon Dust Fuel, Bio-Gaming, and Laser Engines

We welcome any opportunity to use the phrases “acid-doped” or “vortex control.”<p>If you're looking for some inspiration for your newfangled spaceship concept—and aren't we all?—NASA has good news for you. The agency recently released 56 of its patents into the public domain as a part of its …

Gorgeous New Mercury Maps Showcase Planet's Striking Features

A stunning digital model of Mercury unveils the planet's striking landscape, while other new maps provide a closer look at the shadowed northern pole …

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …

Exploring the Universe With Physicist Sean Carroll

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p><b>Sean Carroll</b>, a theoretical physicist California Institute of Technology, is often tasked with explaining huge concepts like physics and cosmology to the average person. He's explained the Higgs Boson to Stephen Colbert, and in a TED talk he …

Physics

Look At This Gorgeous New Map Of Mercury's Surface

The ups and downs of our solar system's least explored planet<p>Just in time for Mercury's transit of the sun—which you can see happening live right now!--NASA's MESSENGER mission has released the first global topographic map of our solar system's smallest planet. The map reveals the variety of …