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New Study on Black Hole Magnetic Fields Has Thrown a Huge Surprise at Astronomers

Space is full of mysteries.<p>For the first time, scientists have studied the magnetic field of a black hole inside the Milky Way in multiple …

Black Holes

Astrophysics Reveals The Origin Of The Human Body

At the smallest level, the human body is made up of particles: mostly atomic nuclei and electrons.<p>Although there are some 90 naturally occurring elements, they originate from a huge variety of places prior to ever arriving on Earth.<p>The hot Big Bang provides the origin of the lightest elements: …

We’re about to see a black hole for the first time

While astronomers have long seen the fallout of the presence of black holes on the stars and gas clouds around them, none have ever actually stared …

Harvard researchers just developed self-healing rubber

You’ve heard of self-healing concrete before, but what about rubber that repairs itself? It now exists, thanks to researchers from the Harvard John …

Microsoft unveils Brainwave, a system for running super-fast AI

Microsoft made a splash in the world of dedicated AI hardware today when it unveiled a new system for doing high-speed, low-latency serving of machine learning models. The company showed off a new system called Brainwave that will allow developers to deploy machine learning models onto programmable …

Machine Learning

Top five solar panel problems

<b>Nearly a quarter (23%) of solar panel owners have had a problem with their system, exclusive Which? research reveals.</b><p>Inverter problems are the most …

Solar Power

On Uranus and Neptune it 'rains diamonds' that may be millions of carats in weight

Both planets are covered in priceless stones, new research discovers<p>In rather sparking and extravagant news, both Uranus and Neptune have been found …

Mori origami robots snap together to create folding modular machines

Origami has plenty to offer the world of robotics, inspiring clever folding machines that could find their way into our stomaches and out to Mars. …

Takashi Murakami On Why “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg”

The exhibition opens today at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago<p><i>The following feature appears in the June/July 2017 issue of</i> NYLON.<p>It’s no surprise that Takashi Murakami is clad in an octopus-shaped hat and Technicolor suit when we meet to discuss his upcoming exhibition, “The Octopus Eats Its …

Tehran attacks: Isis claims responsibility for 'first major attack on Iran'

Isis has claimed responsibility for twin attacks at the Iranian parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, its first major terror …

Charmed Existence: Mysterious Particles Could Reveal Mysteries of the Big Bang

<i>Editor's Note: This article was updated at 4:30 p.m. on June 13</i><p>A mysterious particle created in a blazing fireball at an atom smasher is misbehaving, …

To the stars by atom bomb: The incredible tale of the top secret Orion Project

The most powerful rocket in NASA's inventory is the Space Launch System. When completed, it will weigh 2,875 ton fully fueled, will measure 322 ft …

Jewish life in Iran was 'always better than in Europe'

Iran is frequently at odds with Israel, despite having the second biggest Jewish community in the Middle East. DW's Theresa Tropper spoke with the …

A Massive Dead Galaxy Existed Just 1.7 Billion Years After The Big Bang, But No One Knows How

We might be very wrong about how galaxies form.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a massive, inactive galaxy from when the Universe was …

Octopuses are so weird they can even ignore their own genetic instructions

Ability to defy genetic programming may have helped them become highly intelligent.<p>Luke Dunning, <i>University of Sheffield</i><p>Are octopuses so clever …

Astronomers just turned on a planet-size telescope to take a picture of a black hole

Every image you’ve seen of a black hole is an illustration. A giant “virtual” telescope may change that.<p>The closest astronomers have come to directly “seeing” a black hole happened last year, when the LIGO observatory detected the spacetime-warping gravitational waves radiating from a pair of black …

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is about to attempt something truly insane

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been hanging out in space for two decades, with well over a decade of that time spent exploring the space around …

Black Hole vs. Supernova: How These Things Could Kill You In Space, According To Neil deGrasse Tyson

Space exploration is a risky business. There are many ways to die in outer space, like being exposed to the vacuum of the universe, getting hit by an …

Scientists Unfold a New Quantum Theory of Gravity

An area of physics that’s been observed in black holes since the 1970’s, called the entanglement area law, has just been seen in cold helium atoms. …

How our autistic ancestors played an important role in human evolution

When you think of someone with autism, what do you think of? It might be someone with a special set of talents or unique skills – such as natural …