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New Research: Australia is the Birthplace of Humankind

Over the last decade, all manner of unexpected archaeological discoveries have led to many experts questioning much of what was assumed to be fact. …

3tags.org

Pentagon Orders Review of $13 Billion Warship

The Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer is undertaking a review of the Navy’s newest class of aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, raising questions about the warship’s ability to perform as advertised.<p>A memo on the carrier, from Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics …

Military

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

Dark Matter

Home Built Solar Power System

Introduction: Home Built Solar Power System<p>First Prize in the<br>Green Tech Contest<p>View Contest<p>Hi. I've been interested in renewables for a while now. …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Physicists Send Particles Of Light Into The Past, Proving Time Travel Is Possible?

I'm in!<p>Scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia, have used single particles of light (photons) to simulate quantum particles …

Turn Your Organic Waste Into Energy for Your Home

HomeBiogas, an Israel-based startup, has created an affordable and compact anaerobic digester that converts organic waste into cooking gas and liquid …

How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

Evolution

A breakthrough may make the mega flow battery commercially viable in the near future

With renewable power becoming more common, researchers are increasingly focused on figuring out how to safely store and discharge large amounts of energy. Expensive lithium-ion batteries don't do this well. Flow batteries, on the other hand, show a lot of promise — and a new design from researchers …

Clean Energy

Egypt says 90% chance new probe will find hidden chambers in King Tut’s tomb

Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 per cent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.<p>Researchers say the discovery of a new chamber could shine new light on one of ancient …

Ancient History

Einstein Is Right About General Relativity — Again

Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity has been proven right again — and this time, physicists have pinned down just how precise it is: Any …

Physics

It's 4 times better than standard solar setups and it looks freakin' cool: Meet the Solar Sunflower.

What if we could turn different types of solar power into one mega sun-fueled energy source?<p>That's exactly what Gianluca Ambrosetti, the head of …

Clean Energy

Marie Curie radioactive papers

Marie Curie, known as the "mother of modern physics," died from aplastic anemia, a rare condition linked to high levels of exposure to her famed discoveries, the radioactive elements polonium and radium.<p>Curie, the only woman to win a Nobel Prize in two different fields (physics and chemistry), …

Chemistry

The renewable energy source that’s more dangerous than coal

A pending ruling on wood burning could undermine global efforts to tackle climate change. Part 3 of a 3-part series<p>DESCHUTES COUNTY, ORE. - More than 100 feet beneath the crowns of arrow-straight pines, the forest floor around Peter Caligiuri was overgrown. He pointed at clumps of trees taller than …

Fossil Fuels
Walt Disney Company

No alien radio signals detected in space anomaly, SETI says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A star system that has been a source of speculation about extraterrestrial intelligence has offered only radio silence.<p>The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI) has been monitoring an unusual light pattern in a star system for more than two weeks.<p>The system, KIC 8462852, …

Aliens

Chasing Wormholes: The Hunt for Tunnels in Space-Time

Science fiction literature is full of stories in which tunnels in space-time — known as wormholes — are used for time travel. How much fact lies …

Does time run backward inside black holes?

Using the 'holographic principle,' a new study suggests that the ever decreasing entropy of black holes could means that thermodynamic time may go …

Germany’s About to Switch on a Revolutionary Nuclear Fusion Machine

This thing is a monster.<p>For more than 60 years, scientists have dreamed of a clean, inexhaustible energy source in the form of nuclear fusion. And …

Taxpayer-backed solar plant actually a carbon polluter

Even as the Obama administration announces another $120 million in grants to boost solar energy, new reports indicate a centerpiece of the administration's green-energy effort is actually a carbon polluter.<p>Located in Southern California's Mojave Desert, the $2.2 billion Ivanpah Solar Electric …

Fossil Fuels

Scientists find odd bright spots, could be another universe bumping into ours

Scientists believe they have found proof of parallel universes, a phenomenon that they have long been theorizing about. Astronomers have detected …

Australia

New assaults on ISIS in Iraq and in Syria

<b>Iraq-Syria border (CNN) —</b> A thick column of black smoke hangs over the Iraqi Syrian border near the town of Ash Shaddadi in Syria 's Hasakah province. Above the area are the circular contrails of coalition planes.<p>Kurdish military sources on the Iraqi side of the border say ISIS strongholds and oil …

Middle East

Awe, curiosity over sudden, huge 'gash' in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains

<b>(CNN) —</b> Some call it "The Crack." To others, it's "The Gash." And a few may see it simply as a case of the Earth opening up and swallowing itself.<p>Whatever the label, the emergence of the new geologic phenomenon in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains is impressive.<p>SNS Outfitters & Guides first alerted the …

Geophysics

America's Goldilocks strategy

<b>(CNN) —</b> So much for the Extricator-in-Chief. The President whose foreign policy has been guided by a "Star Trek"-like prime directive -- Thou shalt get America out of costly and unwinnable wars -- is now considering steps to deepen U.S. involvement in those conflicts.<p>The Washington Post reported …

Middle East
Climate Change

Healthy lunch ideas for foodies on-the-go | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Work is manic, the commute is long and you're juggling a dozen commitments.<p>In times of stress and hunger, the temptation to reach for the greasiest cheeseburger or most sugary cake can be irresistible.<p>Though such offerings provide temporary pleasure, the slump after a heavy meal or sugar …

Food

Shock and awe? Russia's media war

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> It is Russia's version of shock and awe: a slick, 21st century media campaign in which briefings, high-tech graphics -- even weather reports -- tout Vladimir Putin's Syria attack plan and its claims of success.<p>The publicity blitz is on a scale never before witnessed in a Russian …

Russia