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Inside Alphabet's 'Moonshot Factory,' Killing Projects Is Celebrated

"Sometimes shifting your perspective is more powerful than being smart."<p>Alphabet’s X division, formerly known as Google X, is often perceived and marketed as a near-superhuman force, specializing in audacious projects called “moonshots.” But, in a recently released video from this year’s TED …

Scientists Just Discovered This Giant Galaxy Orbiting The Milky Way

In your daily reminder that all of the existing matter in the known, vast universe is difficult to discover, confirm and categorize, researchers have announced the discovery of the Crater 2 dwarf galaxy which is currently orbiting the Milky Way.<p>The <i>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</i> …

Universe

Justin Trudeau’s Quantum Computing Explanation Was Likely Staged for Publicity

Justin Trudeau, the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada, received a wave of universally positive press last week after he appeared to explain the …

The science of keeping your cool when co-workers drive you nuts

One Sunday afternoon, Nancy, an executive in the tech industry, got a call from an irate colleague. She’d made a business decision that he didn’t approve of, and his response was to shout and curse at her over the phone: “You’re so stupid. What an idiotic thing to do. You stupid ****.” He plowed on …

Google, NASA put big money on D-Wave's quantum computer

Google. NASA. Lockheed Martin. Los Alamos National Laboratory. Big names in the worlds of big brains and cutting-edge technology are investing …

Quantum Computing

How It Works: The Large Hadron Collider

To chaotically combine particles, you need a lot of space ... and a lot of power<p>The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), famously upended physics with the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson in 2012. But it was only operating at half power. Since then, …

A public lecture and question and answer session with Jon Butterworth at the Perimeter Institute: we give you the chance to catch up on last night’s lecture<p>Perimeter Institute, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in …

Physics

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Sette Brevi Lezioni di Fisica (Seven Brief Lessons in Physics), by Carlo Rovelli, promoted alongside Fifty Shades of Grey in Italian bookstores<p>A book explaining Einstein’s theory of general relativity seems an unlikely contender for a bestseller. But in Italy, Sette Brevi Lezioni di Fisica (Seven …

Physics

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

Australian researchers were part of team able to capture images because of gravitational lensing, which magnified a supernova 9.3bn light years away<p>Australian researchers were among a team that captured images of the same star exploding four times, thanks to its location behind a massive cluster of …

Universe

Gravitational Lens Splits Supernova’s Light 4 Different Ways

Through the looking glass of general relativity<p>About 9.3 billion years ago, a supernova exploded in our universe. Since then, its light has been traveling the billions of light years it takes to get to our little planet we call home. But in between this supernova and Earth, there happens to be a …

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Destiny players are making a mockery of the game's toughest boss fight

<i>Destiny</i>'s first expansion, <i>The Dark Below</i>, launched three and a half weeks ago, and it seems that players are finally getting a hang of the boss battle at the end of its raid, Crota's End.<p>By "getting a hang of," we mean that they're making <i>Destiny</i>'s toughest boss fight look like a cakewalk — and not …

Whales

The Night Sky in January 2015: Titan, future home of mankind

With water that could generate breathable oxygen, and nitrogen, methane and ammonia that can be used to fertilise growing food, Saturn's giant moon has often been cited as a possible colony in space<p><b>The chart shows the sky at the start of January 2015 - and the appearance of the sky at 10 pm on Jan</b> …

Google's self-driving car will take to the roads in 2015

The self-driving, goofy-looking car with no steering wheel or pedals that Google revealed in May is now "fully functional" and should start testing …

Stunning Time-Lapse Reveals Auroras and Earth From Space

Astronaut Alexander Gerst made the video from International Space Station.<p>As if Santa attached a GoPro camera to his sleigh, a new video reveals the Earth as few have seen it.<p>Published this week, the time-lapse shows stunning views of the Earth, sunrises, clouds, lightning, auroras, stars, and the …

26 Big PlayStation Games of 2015 - IGN Video

Here are 26 reasons why 2015 looks like a good year to be a PlayStation gamer.

Did European scientists find dark-matter signal buried in X-rays?

Scientists say they may have discovered a possible dark matter signal coded in the X-rays emanating from two bright objects in the sky.<p>The findings, set to be published next week in Physical Review Letters, could offer tangible evidence for the existence of dark matter -- and help researchers build …

50 Killer Science Desktop Wallpapers

These are the wallpapers you've been looking for.<p>Looking to "smarten up" your desktop background? Here's 50 examples of science and technology-themed eye candy that'll satisfy both meanings of the verb.

Nature

Will we wipe ourselves out?

The best long reads from around the web, including the greatest threats to humanity and the best science books of 2014.<p><b>Books</b> <br>Best science books of 2014<br>Maria Popova | Brainpickings | 24 November 2014<br>Leading the list are Alan Lightman’s Accidental Universe, an essay collection; Diane Ackerman’s Human …

Could Elvis Presley be alive in a parallel universe?

Welcome to the mind-boggling world of parallel universes, and discover how on earth there could be worlds where the King is alive and kicking.<p>Of all the most fantastic things science has predicted, perhaps the most head-spinning is the idea that the universe we live in may not be the only one out …

Dark Matter

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

Into the Wormhole: The Science of 'Interstellar'

Watch: This Is What Happens When You Give a Squirrel a GoPro

National Geographic talks to the Canadian lawyer who shot the now viral video.<p>Always remember, if you give a squirrel a GoPro ... you're going to get some squirrelly images.<p>November 9 was a normal Sunday in Westmount Park in the Canadian city of Montreal, complete with the ambient sounds of traffic …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Rosetta Mission Lands On Rubber Ducky Comet [Update]

The lander's harpoon anchors didn't deploy, but it looks like Philae will bounce back ... literally<p><b>Update 9, 2:35 p.m.</b><p>A press briefing reviews what scientists currently know about Philae's condition:<p>It landed, and it landed in the right place (at least initially)<br>• The lander has power onboard, and it …

Europe's Philae Lander Makes Historic Touchdown on Comet

DARMSTADT, Germany — After a suspense-packed, seven-hour descent, the European Space Agency's Philae lander made an unprecedented touchdown on the surface of a comet Wednesday — marking the high point of a $1.3 billion, 10-year mission.<p>Officials confirmed early Thursday that Philae was sending data …

Space