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For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Observed a Black Hole Ejecting Matter Twice

Wow.<p>Black holes don't just sit there munching away constantly on the space around them. Eventually they run out of nearby matter and go quiet, lying …

Astrophysics

Monstrous Black Holes Are Outgrowing The Galaxies They Inhabit

Talk about a black heart.<p>Filed Under Deep Space & Stars<p>At the center of almost every currently known massive galaxy lies a supermassive black hole. …

Astrophysics

The best time of day to do everything, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether you should drink coffee as soon as you wake up or hold off until later? What about how early you should stop looking at screens before bedtime?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You …

Science

The Quantum Internet Has Arrived (and It Hasn't)

Networks that harness entanglement and teleportation could enable leaps in security, computing and science

Quantum Mechanics

What a baby hears while asleep matters more than previously thought

What an infant hears during sleep has an immediate and profound impact on his or her brain activity, potentially shaping language learning later in …

The Brain

A Young, Healthy Brain Might Come Down to This 1 Protein, According to Science

Two types of treatments could offer protection against the VCAM1 protein in the future.<p>While you might associate protein mainly with packing on muscle and getting ripped, different types of proteins do all kinds of positive jobs in the body--they can transport atoms and molecules through you, work …

Medical Research

Photons entangled to make new form of light

Photons, the elementary particles that make up light, are known to be fast, weightless and to not interact with each other. But in new experiments, …

Quantum Mechanics

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Quantum Computing

Scientists Discover Fundamental Property of Light

And here's how we can harness it.<p><i>This article was written by Clive Emary from the University of Hull, and was originally published by The</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Plants appear to lose consciousness when sedated

Are plants conscious? A new study found that anesthetics work on flora – but what exactly is happening here? University of Bonn plant cell biologist …

Consciousness

Scientist captures impossible photo of a single atom

If you paid attention in science class you know that atoms make up everything. They’re the smallest unit of matter and everything you’ve ever …

Chemistry

Scientists are about to explore never-before-seen depths of the Antarctic ocean

When A-68, a trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware (or ten Madrids or two Luxembourgs, whatever you want to call it), parted ways with the Antarctic Larsen-C ice shelf in the summer of 2017, it was the largest recorded calving in history.<p>The break reduced Larsen-C to its smallest size in …

Global Warming

MIT’s new chip could bring neural nets to battery-powered gadgets

MIT researchers have developed a chip designed to speed up the hard work of running neural networks, while also reducing the power consumed when doing so dramatically – by up to 95 percent, in fact. The basic concept involves simplifying the chip design so that shuttling of data between different …

Deep Learning

Inside Cupertino’s Upcoming Breakthrough Product: Apple Glass

Apple is working on something big. And if all goes according to plan, that something could eventually replace the iPhone.You might have guessed that …

Augmented Reality

SpaceX Is Launching Its First Internet Satellites This Week

A launch this Saturday will put two test satellites into orbit.<p>Back in 2015, SpaceX announced one of its more ambitious proposals: a constellation of satellites in orbit around the Earth, providing internet access to everyone and everywhere. Their plan involved launching over 4,000 such satellites, …

Space Exploration

'Paramedic' Ants Are the First to Rescue and Heal Their Wounded Comrades

Published February 13, 2018<p>Matabele ants nurse each other back to health after battle with a surprisingly high success rate, a new study finds.<p>Matabele ants, native to sub-Saharan Africa, lay siege to the termite colonies they eat by the hundreds, braving the potentially life-threatening bites of …

Insects

Surprise Discovery Shows We Have Been Totally Wrong About The Size of Andromeda Galaxy

Whaaaat?<p>A new technique for measuring the mass of galaxies has been applied to our closest galactic neighbour - and it has found that the Andromeda …

Astrophysics

Mystery of 8,000-Year-Old Impaled Human Heads Has Researchers Stumped

Archaeologists have never before encountered this grisly phenomenon in Mesolithic Scandinavia, and they're hard-pressed to explain it.<p>In 2009, a new railway bridging southern Sweden's Motala Ström River was slated for construction. But then, archaeologists began turning up artifacts there that were …

Archaeology

The "father of artificial intelligence" says singularity is 30 years away

You’ve probably been told that the singularity is coming. It is that long-awaited point in time — likely, a point in our very near future — when …

Singularity

This Simple Tweak to Your Squats Is the Secret to Better Sex

You might be all about strengthening your legs, abs, and arms, but let's take a moment to talk about strengthening your pelvic floor. Yes, down there; doing ol' fashioned Kegels can seriously improve your sex life. Working this sling-like group of muscles that support your pelvic organs (like your …

Yoga

Train These Little-Known Hip Muscles for a Big Boost in Performance

It's no secret we all have weaknesses that tend to cause problems in the weight room, on the field of play and in our daily lives. If you're a an …

Biomechanics

Intense laser experiments provide first evidence that light can stop electrons

By hitting electrons with an ultra-intense laser, researchers have revealed dynamics that go beyond 'classical' physics and hint at quantum effects.

Physics

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

'Serious gap' in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physics

<b>A mathematical discrepancy in the expansion rate of the Universe is now "pretty serious", and could point the way to a major discovery in physics, says a Nobel laureate.</b><p>The most recent results suggest the inconsistency is not going away.<p>Prof Adam Riess told BBC News that an unknown phenomenon, such …

Moviphone is basically a OnePlus 5 with a built-in projector

No mods needed.<p>One of the absolute joys about CES is discovering a random jewel among the hundreds of exhibition booths. That's the case with the company Wireless Mobi Solution (WMS) from San Diego. Its jewel: a midrange Android phone with a built-in HD projector.<p>The phone is called the Moviphone …

Gear & Gadgets

Razer's fantastical concept projects inform its future

Razer's Project Linda laptop dock might be grounded in reality, but that doesn't mean the company is out of wild ideas for the future. It's just that for this CES, Razer wanted to merge its lightweight Blade Stealth laptop with its recently released smartphone and see how people would react. "We …

These are the weirdest products at CES

Nanoleaf<p>YaDoggie smart scoop<p>Toyota's e-Palette concept vehicle<p>ForwardX CX-1 suitcase<p>NeoMano robotic glove<p>Ingenious Things Myteepi Woody<p>Vuzix Blade<p>Helite Hip'Air<p>Heatworks Tetra<p>Rokid Glass<p>L'Oreal UV Sense<p>Planet Computers Gemini<p>Kolibree Magik smart toothbrush<p>Kohler Numi Intelligent Toilet<p>Moodo scent …

Are you left-handed? Scientists have discovered the reason behind it

Past research suggests being right or left handed is connected to the human brain.<p>People have been wondering for a long time why only 10 percent of …

Why You Will Never, Ever, Ever Have a Real Lightsaber

The only thing a <i>Star Wars</i> viewer covets more than Padme Amidala’s sick wardrobe is a lightsaber. Laser swords wielded by space wizards are cool as …

Neutron star collision named biggest scientific breakthrough of 2017

The discovery of two neutron stars violently colliding has been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2017 by the journal Science.<p>Scientists from …