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10 Books to Read if ‘A Brief History of Time’ Was Too Brief for You

Inspired by the late Stephen Hawking’s beloved best-seller, the hosts of the ‘BookLab’ podcast offer more mind-bending musings on space and …

Books

Gulf Stream system at its weakest in 1,600 years, study shows

<b>(CNN) —</b> A key component of the global oceanic circulatory system, which includes the Atlantic's Gulf Stream, is at its weakest in more than 1,600 years, a new study has found.<p>Research recently published in science journal Nature by the University College London (UCL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic …

Climate Change

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain …

Neuroscience

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

Consciousness

The Milky Way’s Center Is a Cornucopia of Black Holes

Astronomers have detected evidence of a handful of the likely thousands of light-gobbling objects in the middle of the galaxy.<p>For the last few years, Chuck Hailey has had the center of the Milky Way hanging in his office at Columbia University. The picture, pinned above his desk, shows a bright …

Black Holes

Bats help grow our crops, but climate change has them on the move

Rising temperatures are shifting bat migration patterns, with possible consequences for farmers.<p>First, let’s dispense with the myths. Bats aren’t blind. They won’t fly into your hair. The vast majority do not carry rabies. Bats are not flying mice. Only one bat — the vampire bat — drinks blood, and …

Deux pilotes de ligne croisent un ovni

Dans l’Arizona deux pilotes sur deux vols différents ont observé un objet volant. Un ballon-sonde ? Ou autre chose ?<p>Quand un pilote expérimenté voit …

Drone

Galaxy without any dark matter baffles astronomers

Scientists surprised to find NGC 1052-DF2 devoid of mysterious substance, but say its absence strengthens case for its existence<p>A distant galaxy that appears completely devoid of dark matter has baffled astronomers and deepened the mystery of the universe’s most elusive substance.<p>The absence of …

Universe

A Classic Formula For Pi Was Discovered Hidden in Hydrogen Atoms

Two years ago ... this was an amazing find.<p>Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing for the first time - a classic formula for pi hidden in …

A stunning discovery about the start of the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> For millennia, humans have sat under a clear midnight sky and marveled at the spectacle emblazoned across the heavens. The stars seem eternal, as if they have always been there. But there's just one problem.<p>It isn't so.<p>The universe was once entirely dark, with nary a light anywhere …

Universe

Army of Nanorobots Successfully Strangles Cancerous Tumors

Tiny moving robots made of DNA are being used to deliver cancer drugs.<p>Nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are detected in the United States each …

Immunotherapy

New Hubble Data Shows "New Physics" At Work in Space

Astrophysics is never written in stone.<p>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is known to capture some of the most graceful images of deep space. Its findings …

Universe

Learn How to Do Long Exposure Photography

When each frame takes a half a minute or more to capture, the road to learning long exposure photography can be a long one. Here’s a much-needed …

Can We Change The Past?

Who has no regrets about things done in the past? Wouldn't it be nice if, somehow, we could go back to tweak a couple of bad decisions?<p>This sounds (and as we will see, <i>is,</i> to a certain extent) like science fiction.<p>The laws of physics prohibit traveling backwards in time for many reasons. If we did …

Quantum Mechanics

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

Fraunhofer, le succès du modèle allemand et ses limites

Créés en 1949, les instituts Fraunhofer, qui ont pour mission la recherche appliquée et pour clients principaux les entreprises d’une région, sont …

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, …

The polar vortex just split in two. Get ready for some wild weather from Europe to the U.S.

The polar vortex, the notorious swirl of winds around a low pressure area in the upper atmosphere over the Arctic, has split in two. Since the polar …

Flu warfare may look different next year

<b>(CNN) —</b> New ways of preventing and treating the flu are on the horizon.<p>One experimental treatment developed by researchers in Japan has garnered plenty of attention, but only time will tell whether or not the drug is worthy of whole-hearted enthusiasm.<p>In October, Shionogi & Co. Ltd., based in …

Public Health

Black Holes Must Have Singularities, Says Einstein's Relativity

The more mass you place into a small volume of space, the stronger the gravitational pull gets. According to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, there’s an astrophysical limit to how dense something can get and still remain a macroscopic, three-dimensional object. Exceed that critical value, …

Physics

Low-level alcohol consumption can help clean the brain

Everyone knows that drinking to excess is bad for your health (and potentially embarrassing), but a new study conducted by researchers at the …

'Banksy spotted' for the second time in 20 years

An image purportedly of elusive urban graffiti artist Banksy is thought to be one of just two taken in almost 20 years.<p>Footage recorded by a scrap …

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

After decades of heavy slog with no promise of success, quantum computing is suddenly buzzing with almost feverish excitement and activity. Nearly …

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

Hiking

Dark Energy Survey Finds New Stellar Streams Infiltrating the Milky Way

A project designed to help uncover the nature of dark energy and dark matter in our universe has found that alien stars from other galaxies have been …

'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 …

Physics

BREAKING: Astronomers Find a Spectacular Source For Those Mysterious Repeating Space Signals

We're getting closer!<p>Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one of our Universe's most confounding mysteries - but astronomers may have just figured out the …

Mountain Climbing Can Actually Cause Psychosis, And We Don't Know Why

It's not the same as altitude sickness.<p>HP Lovecraft may be a polarising figure nowadays, but he was right about one thing: there's madness in them …

The Funniest Wildlife Photos Of 2017 Are Also Pretty Freakin' Adorable

The animal kingdom has a whole lot of jesters.<p>The winners of the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards were announced on Thursday, recognizing photos that are “light-hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things,” the contest website reads.<p>You know, like a …

Nature Photography