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A star is hurtling towards our solar system and could knock millions of asteroids straight towards Earth

The star is currently hurtling through space at about 32,000 mph, and is around 64 lightyears away. (One lightyear is around 5,878,000,000,000 miles.)<p>Gliese 710 is about half the size of our sun, and it is set to reach Earth in 1.35 million years, according to a paper published in the journal …

Universe

Mysterious Radio Signal Bursts Tracked To Dwarf Galaxy

Thrilled scientists have finally traced the deep space source of mysterious bursts of powerful radio signals to an intriguing dwarf galaxy more than 3 billion light-years from Earth.<p>“Now our objective is to figure out why that happens,” said one of the scientists, Casey Law of the University of …

Universe

The Most Detailed View of Black Holes in the Universe Will Blow Your Mind

Stare into the abyss, my friends. The image above features the highest concentration of black holes humans have ever seen. So dense are the merciless …

Weird radio bursts are from 3 billion light-years away - Futurity

Researchers have uncovered the source of mysterious "fast radio bursts," and they're not coming from within the Milky Way galaxy.

Scientists link dementia risk to living near busy roads

People living near busy roads have a higher chance of developing dementia, according to researchers in Canada.<p>A study published in The Lancet medical journal on Thursday found that people who lived within 50 metres of high-traffic roads had a 7 percent higher chance of developing dementia than …

Dementia

CES 2017: As Robots Learn to Become More Human, Are We More Robotic?

They. Are. Robots. But. They. Don't. Talk. Like. This.<p>The halting speech and stiff movements seen in robots of the past, whether in movies, on television and in real life, is now largely history.<p>We're now entering an era where robots are seemingly human and friendly with their responses — as with …

Robotics