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Serena Williams Withdraws With Injury Before Facing Sharapova

PARIS — After a resurgent first week at the French Open, Serena Williams was stopped short on Monday — not by her would-be opponent, Maria Sharapova, but by an injury to her right pectoral muscle that forced her to withdraw shortly before their fourth-round match was set to begin.<p>“Right now I can’t …

Tennis

A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

In early 2016, two planetary scientists declared that a ghost planet is hiding in the depths of the solar system, well beyond the orbit of Pluto. …

Universe

How to spot a liar at work

Most workplace lies are discovered after the fact — after you’ve signed the faulty contract, hired the wrong person, or agreed to work on that …

Large crack in East African Rift is evidence of continent splitting in two

EarthThe tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the …

Dark Matter Goes Missing in Oddball Galaxy

Galaxies and dark matter go together like peanut butter and jelly. You typically don't find one without the other.

Understanding gravity: The nanoscale search for extra dimensions

Often, practical limits control the experimental measurements that can be made, governing the difference between what we expect to be true based on …

Pull Quote

One Strange Rock<p>From gases in the atmosphere to satellites in space, Earth is sending plenty of signals that something here is alive.<p>As the universe's only known harbor for life, Earth is arguably one strange rock. But light-years from our solar system, other intelligent beings on a similar …

Universe

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Self-help

Here's Why You Have Dark Under-Eye Circles—and How You Can Fix Them

<i>This article originally appeared on Health. For more stories like it, visit health.com.</i><p>You know what I'm talking about—those shady hollows under your …

Supernova that happened 10.5 BILLION years ago is the oldest ever detected

A supernova that happened 10.5 billion years ago has been discovered by British astronomers - the oldest ever detected.<p>The huge cosmic blast occurred …

An open letter to Amazon: The D.C. region is where innovation lives

Our region has a vibrant innovation ecosystem that is one of the most important in the United States. Advanced technologies that drive the country’s economy are nurtured here and further developed and deployed by our highly talented workforce and entrepreneurs. People often don’t see the scale and …

Sheep-Human Hybrids Made in Lab—Get the Facts

The breakthrough moves researchers a small step closer to growing human organs for medical transplant.<p>Building on a controversial breakthrough made in 2017, scientists announced on Saturday that they have created the second successful human-animal hybrids: sheep embryos that are are 0.01-percent …

Meet New People

Almost there!<p>Chat with <b>new</b> people around the world.<p>Meet millions of new people from all over the world, wherever you are. Have a good chat, make new …

Something Violent Happened to Our Solar System's First Interstellar Visitor

An interstellar object called 'Oumuamua has confounded astronomers ever since it passed through our solar system in October of last year.<p>Scientists …

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 …

The terrifying sepsis video taken hours before baby almost died

A mum has shared a terrifying video taken hours before her baby almost died to warn of the symptoms of sepsis.<p>In the footage little Chloe Goulbourn, …

Sea Level Rise Is Accelerating And Its Rate Could Double In Next Century

This has important implications for the coast: It is much harder to plan for and adapt to accelerating sea level rise than it is for seas rising at a …

Can you die of a broken heart? Science proves 'broken heart syndrome' is real.

Heartbreak can be a devastating experience at any age. When the man I thought was “the one” ended our relationship years ago, I felt as though I was experiencing a death. I could barely get out of bed, cried more often than not and moped around so miserably my friends grew weary of trying to …

Medical Research

Earth's inner core shouldn't technically exist

One day, about a billion years ago, Earth's inner core had a growth spurt. The molten ball of liquid metal at the center of our planet rapidly crystallized due to lowering temperatures, growing steadily outward until it reached the roughly 760-mile (1,220 kilometers) diameter to which it's thought …

Black Holes Must Have Singularities, Says Einstein's Relativity

The more mass you place into a small volume of space, the stronger the gravitational pull gets. According to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, there’s an astrophysical limit to how dense something can get and still remain a macroscopic, three-dimensional object. Exceed that critical value, …

Physics

Interstellar asteroid’s tumble suggests a violent past

The 1st known interstellar asteroid – ‘Oumuamua – is tumbling chaotically. A new study suggests its tumble resulted from a violent collision.<p>The …

This Is How Much Money You Need to Be Happy, According to Science

But not too much!<p>They say money can't buy happiness, but let's be honest, <i>they say</i> a lot of things – and they're not always right.<p>When it comes to …

Alien ‘cigar’ asteroid ‘collided with something mysterious in space’ before arriving at our solar system

Cigar? Penis? Probe? Credit: PAA strange visitor to our solar system became the subject of headlines around the world last year after alien-hunters …

Astrophysicists release IllustrisTNG, the most advanced universe model of its kind

IllustrisTNG is a successor model to the original Illustris simulation developed by the same research team, but it has been updated to include some …

These Crows Have Figured Out How to Safely Eat Poisonous Toads

Flip, dissect, avoid the deadly bits.<p>Give a corvid a conundrum and it won't stay stymied long - the long-beaked birds have legendary problem-solving …

Man dies after being sucked into MRI scanner at Indian hospital

An Indian man died after being sucked into an MRI machine while visiting a relative at a hospital in Mumbai, police said Monday.<p>Rajesh Maru, 32, was yanked towards the machine by its magnetic force after he entered the room carrying an oxygen cylinder, the city’s police said in a statement.<p>“We have …

Scanners

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Do all galaxies spin in the same direction?

From angular momentum to dark matter, it’s enough to make your head spin on a cosmic scale.<p>If all galaxies formed from the same cloud of spinning …

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing. Here's What That Means For Men

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

The Science Behind Why Some Employees Have the 'Halo Effect'--and Others Don't

If you have ever wondered why some employees can seemingly do no wrong (even when they do actually do things wrong), there is actually some science behind it. Here's the science and how to benefit from it yourself.<p>Anyone who has worked in the business world for any period of time has had their fair …

Critical Thinking