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To measure the universe's expansion, we might need new physics

A Constant Discrepancy<p>As far as astronomers can tell, the universe is continuing to expand — and our understanding of how it is doing this needs to …

Dark Matter

Are atoms expanding as the Universe expands?

The forces that bind atoms together most likely overpower the large-scale effects of expansion.<p>The expansion of the Universe only significantly …

Dark Matter

Inside the fight over the sugar conspiracy

‘To boil it all down to the sugar industry, in our view, it doesn’t capture the whole picture’<p>In a paper published in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i> in 2016, researchers suggested that in the 1960s, the sugar industry paid scientists to obscure the relationship between sugar and heart disease, derailing the …

Diabetes

Nasa Cassini spacecraft's final images before smashing into Saturn released by agency

Before smashing into Saturn last September, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft sent back some of the most spectacular images of the planet ever seen.<p>Now Nasa …

Astronomy

'It's like winning the cosmic lottery': An amateur astronomer caught the first ever photos of a star exploding

This is the first time anyone has taken a photo of an exploding star. A real photo - bottom right:<p>The chances of that actually happening are virtually nil. Just considering the possibility of having your lens pointed in the right direction at the right place at the right time could make your brain …

Universe

Incredible Hubble discovery in deep space could rewrite rules of physics

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has returned some weird data from deep space and, if true, could be about to change things in a big …

Astrophysics

Everything you know about space is wrong

Think you know a thing or two about our solar system? Turns out all those space “facts” you keep telling your mates might not be as accurate as you …

Astronomy

Copernicus’ revolution and Galileo’s vision, in pictures

It’s not a stretch to say these astronomers fundamentally changed the way we think about our place in the universe. We can gain insights into how …

Astronomy

Before You Buy Another Steak, Check for This Info on the Label

Your beef just got a little safer, thanks to new labeling requirements by the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that went into effect …

Country Lifestyle

Supermassive black holes are outgrowing their galaxies

The growth of the biggest black holes in the Universe is outrunning the rate of formation of stars in the galaxies they inhabit, according to two new …

Big History

Watch: first footage of massive breakaway iceberg

This is the first footage of a huge iceberg — four times the size of London — that broke away from an Antarctic ice shelf last year.<p>The iceberg, called A-68 and one of the largest ever-recorded, calved from the Larsen-C shelf in July 2017.<p>The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), who shot the footage in …

Global Warming

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

24matins.uk

Sport<p>Mohamed Salah continued his incredible goalscoring streak as Liverpool eased to a 4-1 victory over West Ham United to move up to second in the...<p>…

Mohamed Salah

See a single atom in this magnificent photograph

See the tiny dot in the center of the photo above? That's a single strontium atom, visible to the naked eye. University of Oxford quantum physicist …

Quantum Mechanics

What fossils reveal about the spider family tree is far from horrifying

Recent fossils in amber tell us how spiders evolved into their modern groups, but the fossil record for arachnids goes much deeper<p>The discovery of a 100m-year-old spider ancestor with a whip-like tail, bearing a more than slight resemblance to everyone’s favourite parasitoid alien – the facehugger …

Zoology

5 ways the heaviest element on the periodic table is really bizarre

Called oganesson, element 118 has some very strange properties, according to theoretical calculations by physicists.

Physics

Parents boycott 'Peter Rabbit' movie over food allergy scene

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Peter Rabbit" has found itself in the middle of a food allergy controversy that has prompted some parents to boycott the animated children's film and Sony Pictures to issue an apology.<p>The uproar began with a bundle of blackberries.<p>One scene shows the rabbit Peter and his forest friends …

Biomedicine

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

With marijuana legalization on the rise, an increasing number of studies are exploring the drug's potential harms and benefits. However, a new study …

Cannabis

Facebook was designed to prey on the fearful and angry

Who’d have guessed.<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s team was getting bigger, stronger reactions out of his ever-growing voter …

Donald Trump

Are Alien Worlds in TRAPPIST-1 More Habitable Than Thought?

One of the most captivating star systems beyond the solar system is in our galactic backyard. It may be a common red dwarf star, but the exoplanets …

Astronomy

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

Lake Erie

This Deep-Sea Creature Lays Its Eggs on Hydrothermal Vents—A First

The Pacific white skate lay its eggs on superheated hydrothermal vents, and then may wait more than four years for the eggs to hatch.<p>The world’s most patient mom may be a deep-sea octopus that tends her eggs for nearly 4.5 years. But now, there may be a new contender for her throne.<p>Scientists have …

Zoology

New theory of dark matter based on the detection of unusual X-ray radiation from galaxies

Dark matter is increasingly puzzling. Around the world, physicists have been trying for decades to determine the nature of these matter particles, …

Dark Matter

Best Friends Really do Share Brain Patterns, Neuroscientists Reveal

"Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways."<p>Whenever my best friends and I say the same thing in a …

The Brain

Uniview's Virtual Tour to the Edge of the Known Universe Is Terrifying

Travel safely, space nerds.<p>As the universe is unimaginably expansive and constantly growing, there’s pretty much no chance we everyday Earthlings …

Astronomy

We Could Soon Get Lasers Powerful Enough to Literally Rip Emptiness Apart

This is intense.<p>Lasers powerful enough to tear the fabric of matter itself are being developed in a special laboratory in China, potentially giving …

Physics

Global register lists alien species

<b>The first global register of alien species shows that a fifth of 6,400 plants and animals catalogued are causing harm.</b><p>Some of the biggest factors in their spread are ballast water in ships for marine species and trade in ornamental plants on land, say scientists.<p>They released data for 20 countries …

NASA makes contact with satellite lost in space 13 years ago

Proving that things tend to turn up when you least expect them, NASA has just rediscovered a satellite it lost in space more than a decade ago. The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) was launched in 2000 to create the first comprehensive images of atmospheric plasma. It …

Space Exploration

Hey Alexa, shut up

Why do voice assistants talk so much?<p>If you ask Alexa, “Hey Alexa, play “My Shot” from <i>Hamilton</i>?” what do you think you’ll hear? “My Shot” from …

Smart Homes

The one skill you need to learn right now to make it in the future workforce

How to learn how to code like a pro — for free — in just a few weeks<p>You need to learn to code.<p>Even with just two to four years’ experience, Americans …