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A Giant Iceberg in West Antarctica Is Disintegrating, And Scientists Are Worried

We hope this isn't the start of something really bad.<p>When the fastest melting glacier in Antarctica surrenders itself to the ocean, the results can …

Antarctica

'Black hole' created in lab with X-ray laser - and it's stronger than the type you find in space

The black hole gobbled up almost all nearby electrons before exploding.<p>Just one pulse from the world's most powerful X-ray laser beam was enough to …

Intel reveals its new 18-core, 36-thread “extreme” Core i9 processor at Computex

At its Computex event in Taipei today, Intel unveiled its new Core X-series of processors. The debut of its latest high-end desktop CPUs wasn’t a surprise after plans were leaked earlier this month, but the series’ flagship model — the 18-core, 36-thread Intel i9-7980XE — still makes a very loud …

Scientists create designer virus to kickstart immune system and kill cancer

A designer virus which helps the immune system clear our cancer has been created by scientists.<p>Cancer cells are very good a evading the immune system, but the new therapy capitalises on the body’s ability to quickly spot a virus.<p>Swiss scientists inserted cancer proteins inside an artificial virus …

This Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Is One in a Billion

He was digging for oil. What he struck instead is far more interesting.<p>Six years ago, a heavy machine operator was stripping away soft sandstone rock …

Dinosaurs

New video shows amazing view as Cassini spacecraft makes first dive over Saturn

Nasa has released a new video taken by the Cassini spacecraft showing the view as it swooped over Saturn in its first plunge inside the planet's rings late last month.<p>One of Cassini's imaging cameras took a series of rapid-fire images as the spacecraft also captured the closest-ever images of the …

Mind-blowing images of Saturn from the Cassini orbiter

Saturn 'continues to surprise' as Nasa's Cassini spacecraft shares first view from inside planet's rings

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft sent the closest-ever images of Saturn on Thursday after surviving its first plunge inside the planet's rings, the US space agency said.<p>A stream of pictures showing Saturn's swirling clouds, massive hurricane and odd six-sided vortex weather system were transmitted back to …

One Specific Wavelength Of UV Light Might Be The Secret Weapon Against Superbugs

Physicist David Brenner has been searching for a way to stop antibiotic-resistant bacteria. He thinks he’s found it.<p>After he saw a friend die of an antibiotic-resistant infection–following a minor surgery, despite the friend’s overall health–physicist David Brenner decided to devote his own …

Fly UK to Australia non-stop with Qantas in under 16 hours – but at a sky-high cost

The first ever non-stop passenger flight from Europe to Australia is set to make history when it departs from Heathrow airport at 1.30pm on Sunday 25 …

NASA's New Rocket is Fueled by the Same Ingredient in Crayons

It turns out that the same ingredient found in our beloved childhood crayons can actually fuel rockets and propel them three times faster than …

Space Travel

Astronaut snaps unreal sunset spacecraft photo

The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on a routine resupply mission on Saturday, but a spectacular image of its approach is anything but ordinary. The photo shows Cygnus floating like a giant bee above a wash of dark blue with pinkish-orange streaks created by …

Call of Duty: WWII could be the most important game of all time for historians

How Activision’s shooter presents the conflict should be watched closely by those interested in public history to bring about a dialogue between academia and games<p>Finally, it seems fans of the military shooter series Call of Duty are going to get what they’ve been wanting for almost a decade: the …

Gun battle after Brazilian bandits stage brazen $40 million heist in Paraguay

A gun battle has broken out between Brazilian police and members of a gang who pulled off the "robbery of the century" in Paraguay on Monday.<p>Three gang members were killed and two were injured in the clash, it has been reported.<p>A convoy of dozens of armed men rolled into Paraguay's lawless Ciudad …

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leaves behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

Insects

Is There a Link Between Our Minds and the Quantum World?

Consciousness is something that we know very little about but is often defined as being a person’s awareness of something. But, some scientists even …

Ask Ethan: What Should A Black Hole's Event Horizon Look Like?

Earlier this month, telescopes from all around the world took data, simultaneously, of the Milky Way’s central black hole. Of all the black holes that are known in the Universe, the one at our galactic center — Sagittarius A* — is special. From our point of view, its event horizon is the largest of …