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NASA: "Black Holes are Dark Matter Concentrators"

"While we don't yet know what dark matter is, we do know it interacts with the rest of the universe through gravity, which means it must accumulate …

Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Shorter people are more likely than taller folks to have clogged heart arteries, and a new study says part of the reason lies in the genes.<p>Doctors have known since the 1950s about the link between short stature and coronary artery disease, "but the reason behind this really hasn't been completely …

Biomedicine

The Pessimist’s Guide to Happiness

We seem to be in the middle of a happiness epidemic. Self-help book after self-help book advises us to improve our mental state by “thinking …

Google confirms plans to launch its own mobile service in the 'coming months'

'I think we're at the stage where we need to think of hardware, software, and connectivity together.'<p>Google's Sundar Pichai has essentially confirmed reports that the company will become a wireless provider of sorts in "the coming months." During his appearance at Mobile World Congress today, …

Scientists Witness Spectacular Flood Into the Red Sea

Changing Planet<p>Somebody get Moses on the phone.<p>A team of researchers including National Geographic Emerging Explorer Beverly Goodman have witnessed a remarkable Red Sea flooding event of their own (read the scientific paper).<p>Confirming for the first time in nature what had only been seen in lab …

Red Sea

Bright spotlight on Dawn mission to Ceres

<b>Scientists say they are hugely excited to learn the origin of two bright spots on the surface of Ceres.</b><p>The US space agency's Dawn probe is bearing down on the dwarf planet and on Friday will be captured by its gravity.<p>That will allow the satellite to spiral down in altitude in the coming months, to …

Astronomy

Astronomers Find a Dusty Galaxy That Shouldn't Exist

A object from the very early universe is bafflingly rich with dust that theory says shouldn't have formed yet.<p>Peering back in time to find the very earliest objects in the universe, an international team of astronomers has discovered a galaxy that shouldn't be there at all.<p>The problem, the …

Piltdown Man, Beringer’s lying stones, dinosaurs… are they all hoaxes?

Palaeontologists of the past have fallen for some barely believable fakes. So what to think about ultra-sceptics who still question the existence of dinosaurs?<p>The history of palaeontology is littered with examples of famous frauds and fakes, often with eminent researchers in the field being …

Paleontology

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