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Higgs Boson Seems To Prove That The Universe Doesn't Exist

None of us should be here. In fact, the whole world, the stars and the galaxies shouldn’t be here either. According to a new cosmological study, our whole Universe should have blinked out of existence an instant after it was first created.<p>Research from British cosmologists at King’s College London …

Comet to pass by Earth closely after meteor shower

So after all the hype, was the lost sleep and the sore necks from looking at the sky worth it?<p>People throughout North America could ask that question Saturday, hours after witnessing a unique meteor shower that was visible in the middle of the night.<p>Judging from social media responses, this cosmic …

Strange Lights in Mars Photos Are Not Alien Bonfires

There are simple explanations for bright spots seen in two recent photos from Mars.<p>Recent photos taken by NASA's Mars rover might appear to show a gleaming alien bonfire burning in the distance—at least according to some Internet loonies—but that's not exactly what's happening.<p>Fact is, there still …

Ancient hominin Little Foot older than thought

by Barbara Casassus<p>Little Foot, the world’s most complete hominin fossil, dates back much further than the widely thought 2.2 million years, and …

A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

A new study shows that we are far better at remembering what we see and touch than what we hear.<p>Next time something you hear goes in one ear and out the other, you have a built-in excuse. Just blame it on your Achilles' ear—a weakness that lies not in a mythical hero's heel, but in the real-life …

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

Ray Kurzweil popularised the Teminator-like moment he called the 'singularity', when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. But now the man who hopes to be immortal is involved in the very same quest – on behalf of the tech behemoth<p>See our gallery of cinematic killer robots<p>It's hard to …

Childhood Impact

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p><i>In my own defense, I think the higher altitude was more to blame than my pathetic physicality. Meteor Crater is 5,710ft above sea level—which I didn't think was that big a deal. But there I was,</i> …

Sea Level

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

Forgetting Is An Actively Controlled Process In The Brain

A study of genetically-modified roundworms has turned up a protein that is involved in eroding memory.<p>When it comes to maintaining sanity, forgetting is at least as important as remembering. Without it, the constant stream of stimuli--faces on the street, words read, items glanced at--would quickly …

The Brain

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …