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Science and Buddhism Agree: There is No 'You' There

There is no consistent self. Here is why that's really okay.<br>Read More

University of British Columbia

The Mystery of Jupiter’s Swirling Colors Is Finally Solved, Scientists Say

The answer was buried way below the surface.<p>A new study has finally offered an explanation for Jupiter’s trippy colors and unusual swirls. These …

Astronomy

Thirty micrometres a minute: scientists discover the speed of death

<b>Name:</b> The speed of death.<p><b>Age:</b> Not sure that is entirely relevant.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Cellular.<p><b>You’re talking in riddles.</b> I’m bracing myself for some seriously hard science.<p><b>Stop beating about the bush and get on with it.</b> OK, here goes. Two Stanford University systems biologists, Xianrui Cheng and James …

Stanford University

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about Cleopatra

Cleopatra is one of the best-known women in history, famed for her supposed beauty and intellect, and her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark …

Ancient History

How Quantum Computers Could Kill the Arrow of Time

A new technique for quantum computing could bust open our whole model of how time moves in the universe.<p>Here's what's long seemed to be true: Time …

Quantum Computing

Einstein’s right again: Star obeys relativity as it whirls around Milky Way’s black hole

<b>News Brief:</b> A 26-year-long observational campaign provides clear evidence of the effect that general relativity has on the motion of a star known as …

Black Holes

A new shape called the scutoid has been discovered in our cells

Say hello to the scutoid, a brand new shape that has been discovered in our cells. This addition to geometry finally explains how nature packs cells …

Geometry

5 Unexpected Millionaire Habits

High-achieving individuals work to become stronger, more knowledgeable and more well-rounded over time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success rewards repetition and consistency. So it should come as no surprise that most millionaires are actually creatures of habit. …

Self-improvement

A Package Labeled 'Anne Thrax' Was Sent to Rep. Maxine Waters' LA Office, Authorities Say

Police responded to a suspicious package delivered to Rep. Maxine Waters’ district office in South Los Angeles Tuesday, that was addressed to “Anne …

Maxine Waters

Physicists demonstrate new method to make single photons

Scientists need individual photons for quantum cryptography and quantum computers. Leiden physicists have now experimentally demonstrated a new …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Gaze Into Sleeping People's Brains to See What They're Dreaming

This is the first step toward cognitive enhancement for dreamers.<p>Dreams can be fuzzy, and not just because they can be hard to remember. They’re hard …

The Brain

Psst, Alien Hunters: Check Inside Craters on Saturn’s Moon Titan

Mosaics of Saturn's moon Titan using 13 years of data gathered by the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer instrument aboard NASA's Cassini …

Astronomy

This Simulation Maps the Rise and Fall of Species Over 800,000 Years

The Amazon and the adjacent Andean slopes in South America host an astonishing richness of plants and animals. These species have been sources of …

South America

Fastest-spinning manmade object clocks 60 billion rpm

The fastest-spinning manmade object has been created in a lab at Purdue University. This microscopic rotor is made up of two silica nanoparticles …

Physics

Ytterbium: The quantum memory of tomorrow

Quantum communication and cryptography are the future of high-security communication. But many challenges lie ahead before a worldwide quantum …

Rare Earth

Right Again, Einstein: Special Relativity Works Even in Ghostly High-Energy Neutrinos

Once again, scientists have shown that Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity is right — this time, thanks to a particle detector buried deep …

Physics

One Last Map of the Ancient Universe Revealed From Defunct Spacecraft's Data

The astronomers behind a universe-mapping satellite have released the project’s final set of processed data. What you see above is the newest image …

Universe

Ancient farmers transformed Amazon and left an enduring legacy on the rainforest

Ancient communities transformed the Amazon thousands of years ago, farming in a way which has had a lasting impact on the rainforest, a major new …

Ecology

What if a Study Showed Opioids Weren’t Usually Needed?

Promising health studies often don’t pan out in reality. The reasons are many. Research participants are usually different from general patients; their treatment doesn’t match real-world practice; researchers can devote resources not available in most physician offices.<p>Moreover, most studies, even …

Pain

Radioactive Traces from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Found in California Wine

Following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, radioactive waste leaked into surrounding areas and contaminated waters and food. Seven …

World Health Organization

Getting real: CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing causes lots of mutations

A British study shows that gene editing does not work as well as previously assumed. Experiments with the cells of mice and humans resulted in …

Science Focus Podcast: What's the deal with algorithms?

Algorithms are everywhere, and in this Science Focus Podcast we talk to mathematician Hannah Fry, who tells us all about the good, the bad and the …

New Super-Crisp Images of Neptune Show How Far Our Telescopes Have Come

This is a new picture of Neptune taken from the Earth. It’s nothing short of amazing.<p>You’ve probably seen better pictures of Neptune from when …

The last remaining Siri cofounder departs Apple, following its head of search

According to a new report from <i>The Information</i>, the last remaining Siri cofounder has departed Apple. Tom Gruber, who served as the head of Siri’s Advanced Development group, has retired in an effort to “pursue personal interests in photography and ocean conservation,” the report says…<p>In addition to …

Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world

<b>The fossil of a baby snake has been discovered entombed inside amber.</b><p>The creature has been frozen in time for 99 million years.<p>The snake lived in what is now Myanmar, during the age of the dinosaurs.<p>Scientists say the snake fossil is "unbelievably rare".<p>"This is the very first baby snake fossil …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

A billion-year-old lake could help find alien life

A sample of ancient oxygen from a 1.4 billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario provides fresh evidence of what the Earth’s atmosphere and …

Have we heard the whisper of reality making itself?

NATURE gives rise to weird and wonderful things: dancing plants, sailing stones, flamingos. But no one, except perhaps on a hallucinogenic trip, has …

Teachers and guns: Inside a firearm training where educators learn to take down shooters

On a recent morning in Newcomerstown, Ohio, a row of teachers stood in a line with guns drawn and moved slowly toward a row of steel plate targets.<p>As the teachers advanced, bullets pinged off the metal with each round they fired.<p>The teachers had come to take part in Faster Saves Lives, a voluntary …

Science Explains How Michael Jackson Accomplished the Anti-Gravity Lean

Next up, the science of the crotch grab.<p>Michael Jackson is famous for several iconic dance moves like the moonwalk, the toe stand, and the crotch …

Michael Jackson

Traumatic Memory Study Reveals How Our Darkest Fears Can Be Rewritten

They may not have to plague us forever.<p>Deep-seated fears, like the memory of a death or war-time trauma, can be crippling. They’re also notoriously …