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Scientists map the Milky Way Galaxy in exceptional detail

The hydrogen data could help us understand how stars form.<p>There have been detailed maps of the Milky Way before, but none quite so ornate as this. Researchers in the HI4PI sky survey have created a fine-grained map of our home galaxy using its most common material: neutral atomic hydrogen. Such …

Millennials aren't big spenders or risk takers, and that's going to reshape the economy

They're known for bouncing around jobs, delaying marriage and holing up in their parents' basements.<p>Dubbed recently as the "children of the Great Recession" by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, millennials are the best educated and most diverse population of young people in U.S. …

Blood pressure meds could raise your depression risk

<b>(CNN) —</b> Some of the drugs most commonly used to treat people with high blood pressure could also be affecting their mood -- particularly their risk of depression -- according to a new new study.<p>Research published in the journal Hypertension found that people taking one of two classes of drugs, …

GAIA Satellite To Find Out If We're Wrong About Dark Energy And The Expanding Universe

How far away are the most distant objects in the Universe? How has the Universe expanded over the course of its history? And therefore, how big and how old is the Universe since the Big Bang? Through a number of ingenious developments, humanity has come up with two separate ways to answer these …

Tips and Tricks to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Studies suggest that running is good for your body <i>and</i> your mind. It might help boost your brain cell growth and improve your bone density, plus it …

What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

When it comes to the fundamental laws of nature, we can break everything down into four forces that are at the core of everything in the Universe:<p>The <b>strong nuclear force</b>: the force responsible for holding atomic nuclei and individual protons and neutrons together.<br>• The <b>electromagnetic force</b>: the force …

Researchers use light and genes to fight cancer

Optogenetics can prevent or even reverse tumor growth.<p>Scientists have already shown that you can use optogenetics (that is, light-sensitive genes and cells) to treat all kinds of medical conditions. However, it now looks like that technique could conquer one of humanity's biggest nemeses: cancer. …

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Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters.<p>As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not …

The Biggest Problem With The Expanding Universe

And why it might spell trouble for dark energy as we know it.<p>“That’s all regular matter, just five percent. A quarter is “dark matter,” which is …

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Are Delusional on Trade Policy

In this campaign season of populist anger and demagoguery, bad ideas are bubbling to the surface like marsh gas. Among the worst is protectionism, …

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Panama Papers could add to outrage in presidential race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Panama Papers, which illustrate how a small class of global elites find elaborate ways to shield their wealth from tax …

The Difference Between Tylenol, Aspirin, Advil, and Aleve

It’s the morning after a wild night out. You stumble to the medicine cabinet and stare blearily at the array of over-the-counter painkillers, …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …

Gravitational Waves: Spying the Universe's 'Dark Side'

The Feb. 11 announcement that scientists had, for the first time, proof that space itself vibrates is expected to unleash a bevy of discoveries about …

French drug trial scandal: 'dogs died in pre-clinical test'

Laboratory involved in drug trial that left one person dead and others seriously injured says industrial secrecy prevents publication of earlier testing<p>A drug that left one person dead and four others with suspected brain damage in a controlled trial had killed several dogs in a previous test, it …

Milky weigh? Astronomers find new method for weighing the universe

A mysterious deep space radio burst reveals where half the atoms in the universe have been hiding: in clouds between the galaxies<p>You know how when you buy a new set of scales you always hope that they will read lighter than old ones? When is comes to weighing the universe, astronomers are the …

Apple vows to resist FBI demand to crack iPhone linked to San Bernardino attacks

By Ellen Nakashima<p>Ellen Nakashima<p>National security reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Tech giant Apple and the FBI appeared headed for a deepening confrontation Wednesday after the company’s chief pledged to fight federal demands to help mine data from an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December’s …

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Here are Albert Einstein's hand-written equations that first predicted an entirely new way to study the universe

Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 1916.<p>Here's his original hand-written logic (on left), which the genius later converted into a typed manuscript (on right):<p>This remarkably preserved piece of history is kept at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Albert …

Mapped: Negative central bank interest rates now herald new danger for the world

Sub-zero rates are becoming the "new abnormal" in a shaky world economy. With fresh panic hitting markets, are we finally hitting the limits of what monetary policy can achieve? Click on the countries to find out<p>The world's tentative experiment with negative interest rates got off to an …

Gravitational Waves: 6 Cosmic Questions They Can Tackle

The first direct detection of gravitational waves is now widely expected to be announced on February 11 by the Advanced Laser Interferometer …

This is how economic empires collapse

This is a tough assignment, as there are as many kinds of collapse as there are systems: fragile ones can collapse suddenly, and resilient ones can decay for years or even decades before finally imploding or withering away.<p>Another way of describing collapse is: complex systems become much less …

Dollar tumbles as Fed rescues China in the nick of time

The US dollar has suffered one of the sharpest drops in 20 years as the Federal Reserve signals a retreat from monetary tightening, igniting a powerful rally for commodities and easing a ferocious squeeze on dollar debtors in China and emerging markets.<p>The closely-watched dollar index (DXY) has …

Einstein's genius changed science's perception of gravity

Albert Einstein opened humankind’s eyes to the universe.<p>Before Einstein, space seemed featureless and changeless, as Isaac Newton had defined it two …

Venezuela is on the brink of a complete economic collapse

The only question now is whether Venezuela's government or economy will completely collapse first.<p>The key word there is "completely." Both are well into their death throes. Indeed, Venezuela's ruling party just lost congressional elections that gave the opposition a veto-proof majority, and it's …

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100 years on, is this Einstein’s greatest gift to human understanding? | Paul Davies

The detection of gravitational waves will open up a new spectrum of the universe – finally demonstrating a theory presented a century ago<p>History may judge 2015 as the year when mankind opened up a completely new window on the universe, exactly a century after Albert Einstein laid the scientific …

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It's Official: The Universe Is Dying Slowly

The most comprehensive assessment of the energy output in the nearby universe reveals that today's produced energy is only about half of what it was …

Finally some answers on dark energy, the mysterious master of the Universe

The world's fourth-largest optical telescope has a new experiment coming online.<p>Unless you’re an astrophysicist, you probably don’t sit around …

HISTORIC DISCOVERY: Physicists 'PROVE' God DIDN'T create the Universe

NASAInflation theory: Mind-blowing expansion in nano seconds<p>The colossal question has troubled religions, philosophers and scientists since the dawn …

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