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Diamonds Buried Within Rare Meteorites Reveal Existence of "Lost Planet"

In 2008, astronomer Richard Kowalski looked into a telescope in Tucson, Arizona, and spotted an asteroid called 2008 TC3 barreling through the …

Earth Science

A College Student's Guide to Avoiding Burnout

SUNDAY, April 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Juggling classes, jobs and extracurricular activities can lead to big-time burnout in college, but knowing …

Burnout

Isolated lakes found beneath Canadian ice sheet

<b>Researchers have found lakes that may shed new light on icy worlds in our Solar System.</b><p>High in the Canadian Arctic, two subglacial bodies of water have been spotted beneath over 500 metres of ice.<p>The water has an estimated maximum temperature of -10.5C, and would need to be very salty to avoid …

Earth Science

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Microbiology

Only a Black Hole Could Make a Black Hole That Massive!

Scientists are getting familiar with black holes bumping in the night. Back in 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (or …

Black Holes

Filmmaker explores youth suicide on B.C. reserves, stars young cousin

In just 13 minutes, the short film <i>ʔEtsu</i> addresses the difficult topic of child suicide on reserves in British Columbia.<p><i>ʔEtsu</i>, which translates to …

British Columbia

The Physics Behind a Fake Flying Samurai Battle

This video shows a battle between samurai with jet packs. Don't get excited—it's fake.<p>How do I know? There are a few obvious signs of fake-itude, …

Physics

Titan

​Introdruction<p>Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is the second largest moon in our solar system—Jupiter's Ganymede is only 2 percent larger. Titan is …

Astronomy

Oculus Go VR headset to launch at Facebook's F8 in May: Report

Facebook's F8 conference will have "the biggest AR/VR news from Facebook to date," according to one executive.<p>Facebook is planning to launch its …

Seth Meyers Found the One Element of Truth in What Trump Said to Justin Trudeau

While earlier this week President Donald Trump openly admitted that he had lied about the country’s trade relationship with Canada to Canadian Prime …

Donald Trump

How does a fuel cell work, and should I buy a hydrogen car?

It was Welsh scientist and justice of the peace Sir William Grove who, in 1839, discovered the principle of producing electricity from an electro-chemical reaction between hydrogen and air.<p>He called it the 'gas battery', though what we now know as the fuel cell wasn't really a feasible electricity …

Meet the tech evangelist who now fears for our mental health

Belinda Parmar was a passionate advocate of the digital revolution – but has started keeping her family’s smartphones and laptops locked away to protect her loved ones. Is she right to be so worried?<p>In Belinda Parmar’s bedroom there is a wardrobe, and inside that wardrobe there is a safe. Inside …

Mental Health

We have to keep people alive before we can help them fight addiction

No one disputes that the ideal outcome is for people to stop using drugs. But that can't happen instantly<p>To those uninitiated in the global fight …

Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You'd Expect

Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called "speciation reversal."<p>A new study shows that the common raven is anything but commonplace in its evolution.<p>Using DNA samples taken from ravens for nearly twenty years, the study provides evidence that common ravens on …

Birds

Tesla Model 3 review: the fast and infuriating

I was standing next to the Model 3 when a guy on a bike rode by and yelled, "How is it?" My typical interactions with people who ask about Tesla's affordable sedan (so many people ask me about the car) typically take about five minutes. I point out the highlights and issues I've encountered while …

China banned the letter 'N' from Weibo and WeChat

In some sort of Sesame Street 'Letter of the Day' nightmare situation, the letter N was temporarily banned on many of China's most popular social …

New, 'Exotic State of Matter' Found Far Below Freezing

By creating atoms within atoms, the new research marks an exciting time in quantum physics.<p>Crucial to the properties of matter, atoms are widely known as the building blocks of the universe. Harking back to your grade school science classes, you might remember atoms are made up of positively …

World's biggest plane, Stratolaunch, marks another key milestone

The 500,000-pound monster is designed to offer another way into space.<p>Rockets have been the way to get satellites into orbit since the dawn of the space age. But Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen hopes to shake that up with help from the world’s biggest airplane.<p>“Stratolaunch” is a 500,000-pound …

Space Travel

Nokia and Vodafone will bring 4G to the Moon

German new-space firm PTScientists has been planning a mission to the Moon for many years now. It has partnered with Audi to produce and deliver two XPrize-winning quattro rovers to the Moon that will explore both the lunar surface and carefully return to the Apollo 17 landing site in 2019. Now the …

Scientists detect signal from ‘cosmic dawn,’ when stars first lit up the universe

For the first time, scientists have detected a signal from “cosmic dawn” — the moment when the universe's earliest stars emerged.<p>The signal, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, is little more than a blip in the radio echo of that ancient era, as difficult to detect as the wingbeat of a …

Universe

Everything you know about space is wrong

Think you know a thing or two about our solar system? Turns out all those space “facts” you keep telling your mates might not be as accurate as you …

Get Out and See the Most Talked About Movie of 2017 In Theaters for Free on Monday

Whether you missed out on <i>Get Out’</i>s original theater run or you just want a chance to see it on the big screen one more time, now is your chance to do …

Jordan Peele

15 ways to save money on your trip to Hong Kong

With a dazzling skyline, neon-lit streets and a beautiful countryside, Hong Kong is one of the world cities that you just can not miss out on. …

We Just Got More Details on How The Moon Left Earth 4 Billion Years Ago

It was a crazy breakup.<p>That orbiting lump of rock we call the Moon is thought to have been formed by a giant object smashing into Earth's crust, and …

Elon Musk Sent This Classic Sci-Fi Novel Into Space on the Falcon Heavy

In the runup to this week’s successful test launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, public attention was focused on CEO Elon Musk’s plan to launch a …

Science Fiction

A section of a giant fatberg is on display at the Museum of London

A portion of a 130-tonne fatberg found in London has gone on display at the Museum of London.<p>The section comes from the larger 'Whitechapel fatberg' …

A Tesla employee who builds robots told us why production hell is actually a good thing

<i>Editor's note: Business Insider had the chance to speak with four Tesla employees from different parts of the company to learn more about their work. And what we discovered were some of the coolest jobs at Tesla. This is the fourth in the series. You can read the other profiles here.</i><p>Engineers are …

Tesla

Telescope spots Elon Musk's Tesla flying through space

Musk's intrepid Tesla Roadster, launched by SpaceX, is now being tracked by the Virtual Telescope Project as it ventures beyond the moon's orbit.<p>It didn't take too long for the live camera feed on Elon Musk's cherry-red Tesla Roadster to cut out as the car drove deeper into space. The car was …

Tesla
Electric Vehicles

Set Your Brain in Motion with This Fundamentals of Physics Intro Course

You didn't pay attention in Physics class, so let's fix that.<p>Look, paying attention in high school wasn’t everyone’s strong suit. There’s no shame in …

Physics