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Where Are the World's Largest Oil Reserves?

Oil Reserves, Their Categories, and the World's Largest<p>Updated December 04, 2017<p>Oil reserves are an estimate of how much oil can ultimately be …

Oil

Neil deGrasse Tyson called out flat-earthers — here's what would happen if the Earth were actually flat

Neil deGrasse Tyson recently called out flat-earthers in one tweet:<p>It's not just lunar eclipses that would look different if Earth were actually flat. Sports, plants, and even the oceans would be radically different. With help from Caleb Scharf — author of "The Zoomable Universe" and director of …

Flat Earth

You Can Now Get Your Own Copy of the Voyager 'Golden Record'

For more than 40 years, the spacecrafts Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 have taken the music, words, images, and sounds of Earth deeper into space thanks to …

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals

<b>Saudi Arabia and Iran are at loggerheads. They have long been rivals, but it's all recently got a lot more tense. Here's why.</b><p>How come Saudi Arabia and Iran don't get along?<p>Saudi Arabia and Iran - two powerful neighbours - are locked in a fierce struggle for regional dominance.<p>The decades-old feud …

Middle East

Man Forgets Where He Parked, Finds Car 20 Years Later

Misplacing your stuff is the worst.<p>Not being able to find something important and not being able to retrace your steps is one of the most frustrating …

Andrea Romano

Physicists Just Discovered Such an Explosive Type of Fusion They Almost Hid The Results

"Luckily, it is a one-trick pony."<p>A pair of physicists discovered a new kind of fusion that occurs between quarks – and they were so concerned with …

Here's what a world powered by quantum computers will look like

Beyond Science Fiction<p>In 1935, Albert Einstein famously collaborated with physicists Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen on a paper designed to …

Quantum Computing

A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth

A long time ago in a galaxy far away—NGC 4993, to be exact—two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show.<p>After billions of years …

Universe

A 21-year-old created a genius replacement for nutrition labels — and it reveals a better way to decide what's healthy

What's black-and-white, clunky, and impossible for 90% of Americans to read?<p>A standard nutrition label. The receipt-size panels are unwieldy things, sometimes listing up to 25 different food components at time. This makes sizing up the healthiness of a bag of chips or a box of crackers a tall order.<p>…

Nutrition

New York City could see 'once-in-a-lifetime' floods every 5 years

Over the next three decades, New York City could be in danger of getting hit with storms that occurred once every 500 years, every 5 years, according to a new study.<p>The study, performed by researchers at several universities and published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of …

Live Blog: The Huge Gravitational Wave Discovery We've Been Waiting For Is Here

"We shared in the joy and excitement of that moment."<p>Well folks, that massive gravitational wave announcement has been well worth the wait.<p>Read on …

LIGO

Scientists think they've finally solved the mystery of the 'alien megastructure' star

The mystery of the "alien megastructure" star may finally be settled. In 2015, a rumor spread about the star KIC 8462852.<p>It was proposed that the star might harbor an alien race. The rumor stemmed from the star's unusually unstable brightness. One explanation for the behavior was an alien …

UltraViolet

NASA could run out of nuclear fuel for deep-space missions within a decade

Classroom models lie. Our solar system isn't a bunch of bright orbs nestled closely together.<p>Instead, planets and moons are separated from Earth by unfathomable distances — often too remote, dim, and cold for any spacecraft to explore on solar power.<p>The good news is that we have plutonium-238: a …

Nuclear Energy

Remarkable maneuver with wind turbine blade

A trailer carrying a 57.5 meter (189 foot) wind turbine blade makes a stunning 90-degree turn over a bridge in Scotland.

Wind Power

In the U.S., 110 Million S.T.D. Infections

The incidence of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is increasing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At any given time, there are an estimated 110 million sexually transmitted infections in the United States.<p>While HPV is the most common sexually …

Public Health

Scientists Just Made The First Quantum-Encrypted International Video Call

The future is here.<p>President Chunli Bai of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing had a meeting yesterday with President Anton Zeilinger of the …

Quantum Mechanics

Europe’s Virgo detector picks up its first gravitational wave and nails down locale

Astronomers have detected their fourth gravitational wave from the merger of two black holes, but this one marks a new milestone.<p>It’s the first wave …

LIGO

New Gravitational Wave Detection From Colliding Black Holes

In another step forward for the rapidly expanding universe of invisible astronomy, scientists said on Wednesday that on Aug. 14 they had recorded the space-time reverberations known as gravitational waves from the collision of a pair of black holes 1.8 billion light years away from here.<p>It was the …

LIGO

NASA wrapped its most famous spacecraft in aluminum kitchen foil — a last-minute move that may have saved the mission

NASA launched its twin Voyager probes four decades ago, one of the most exalted missions in the space agency's history.<p>The Voyager mission explored Jupiter and Saturn more deeply than ever before, surveyed Uranus and Neptune for the first time, then left the solar system. The probes are now …

Space

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Physics

China claims they have actually created an EM drive

Guess Who’s Back<p>After a relatively long news hiatus, the impossible EM (Electromagnetic) Drive is making a comeback. Researchers from China’s space …

Space Travel

This scorching black exoplanet takes in all the light it can and gives almost nothing back

As black as day.<p><i>We have discovered a planet. It gathers in light from its sun, and refuses to let go. In return, the star strips away the planet’s atmosphere, slowly devouring it.</i><p>That's how the popular planet-inventing Twitter bot Newfound Planets , might describe this particular gaseous giant, …

Universe

Stanislav Petrov, 'The Man Who Saved The World,' Dies At 77

Stanislav Petrov was a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Union's Air Defense Forces, and his job was to monitor his country's satellite system, which …

It: This Disturbing Scene Would Have Completely Changed How You See Pennywise

Part of what makes Pennywise so terrifying in <b>It</b> is the mystery that shrouds the character. The origin of the demonic entity known as "It" — which typically presents itself as the shape-shifting, dancing clown before chowing down on the children who live in Derry, ME — is actually pretty trippy if …

We now have a detailed model of the protein structure linked to Alzheimer's

Looking at Alzheimer’s<p>In an effort to learn more about the nature of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from Germany and the Netherlands have produced …

Dementia

The 15 highest-paying jobs in the US, according to LinkedIn

What occupation earns the biggest bucks in America?<p>According to LinkedIn's first State of Salary report, the answer is orthopedic surgeons.<p>To find the highest-paying occupations, LinkedIn analyzed data from two million members who submitted their total compensation, including bonuses and …

Employment

'The most beautiful and simple existence': one couple shares their experience of running 5000 miles through South America

An English woman who ran the length of South America in 15 months with her husband has detailed their extraordinary exploits in a new book called Running South America.<p>Ecologist Katharine Lowrie from Devon and her management consultant husband David from Northumberland ran 6504 miles, starting from …

South America

Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers are tackling fresh questions about a degenerative brain disease now that it has been detected in the brains of nearly 200 football players after death. The suspected cause is repeated head blows, an almost unavoidable part of contact sports.<p>As a new NFL season gets …

Kinesiology

Thirty years of Atlantic hurricanes

This is a history of every Atlantic storm tracked by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration since 1987.<p>Note: The Atlantic storm season …

Weather

Most Unbelievable Toilet Designs in the World Photos

Among the most universal pleasures while traveling is experiencing architecture that is out of the ordinary. It is, after all, in architecture that the history of a culture comes to life. Generally, people point to skyscrapers and homes when absorbing all that a region has to offer in architecture. …

British Columbia