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This beginner's guide will have you shooting great landscapes in no time

Landscape photography means different things to different people. For some it’s about recording a memory of where they’ve been. For others it’s about …

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a prehistoric gliding mammal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In dense Chinese forests populated by dinosaurs 160 million years ago, two furry critters resembling flying squirrels glided from tree to tree, showing that even in such a perilous neighborhood early mammals had succeeded in going airborne.<p>Scientists on Wednesday announced …

Paleontology

Prehistoric Baby Skull Shows What Our Common Ancestor With Apes May Have Looked Like

"An extremely rare fossil find that I never thought would be made during my lifetime."<p>Humans as we know ourselves - <i>Homo sapiens</i> - haven't been around …

How to hunt for a black hole with a telescope the size of Earth

Astronomers hope to grab the first images of an event horizon — the point of no return.<p>Here's how to catch a black hole. First, spend many years …

Muons’ big moment could fuel new physics

Fermilab experiment to measure muon magnetic moment more precisely might reveal unknown virtual particles.<p>In the search for new physics, experiments …

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Quantum Entanglement Connects Particles Across Any Distance

Quantum entanglement is one of the delightfully bizarre phenomena that underpins quantum mechanics. The basic idea behind it is that two particles …

How Were Pterosaurs Adapted for Flight?

Top 5 Pterosaurs

When reptiles had wings: Rise and fall of the pterosaurs

The story of the pterosaurs is the story of the Age of Dinosaurs as a whole. They arrived on the scene at the same time as their dinosaur neighbors …

Dinosaurs

New Siberian Fossil Find REVEALS Dinosaurs Had Birdlike Feathers...Even T-REX!!!!

Share Us.<p>A T-Rex in Feathers is still a BAD ASS! A new species of feathered dinosaur discovered in southern Germany is reshaping the way we think …

Dinosaurs

First universe modeling using Einstein's full theory of general relativity

Using software that incorporates all of the field theory equations developed by Einstein as part of his general theory of relativity, research teams …

The greatest fireworks show in the universe

The spectacularly explosive birth, life, and death of a star is out of this world. These images captured by NASA and its Hubble Space Telescope pack …

What Is The Physics Of Nothing?

If you take everything away from a part of the Universe, what are you left with? You’d assume the answer is “nothing,” but perhaps that’s not quite right. You can take all the particles and antiparticles away, all the various types of radiation, all the curvature of space and ripples of …

Physics

The 5 Biggest Questions About the Universe (and How We're Trying To Answer Them)

From the discovery of gravitational waves to locating our nearest Earth-like planetary neighbor, 2016 was a banner year for astronomy. In fact, it’s not only been a good year for space science, but a great few decades. Many of the biggest puzzles in astronomy and cosmology have been solved.<p>Take the …

Universe

Molecular clocks track human evolution

How do scientists figure out when evolutionary events happened? It turns out our DNA is a kind of molecular clock, keeping time via genetic …

Graphene coating that changes color when deformed or cracked

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research in Germany has developed a graphene coating that changes color when …

Nanotech

Stubby-nosed fossil discovered to be oldest crocodilian-like phytosaur

The fossil is the oldest known member of the semi-aquatic phytosaurs.<p>A snub-nosed fossil that lived in the Triassic Period has filled a gap in the …

NASA Invests In A Fuel-Free Thruster And 21 Other Star Trek-Like Inventions

'A future goal would be interstellar travel to the nearest exoplanet.'<p>An interstellar thruster, a Martian farming kit and an artificial gravity lift …

Physicist discovers strange forces acting on nanoparticles

A new scientific paper published, in part, by a University of New Mexico physicist is shedding light on a strange force impacting particles at the …

Quantum Mechanics

The Mystery of How Black Holes Collide and Merge Is Beginning to Unravel

Last year, scientists announced that they had finally observed gravitational waves, the elusive and long sought-after ripples in the fabric of …

Earth-like planet with atmosphere discovered just 39 light years away

In a development that has astronomers giddy with excitement, a new study published in <i>Astronomical Journal</i> has confirmed the existence of the first …

Octopuses Edit Their Genetic Code Like No Other Animal

New research into the cephalopod genome is undermining our assumptions about evolution, and the role that DNA mutations play in updating a species' …

Biology

How Lucky Was Hubble To Find The Most Distant Galaxy Ever?

If you take the world’s most powerful space telescope, point it into the cosmic abyss for days, and collect all the light possible, you’ll see something fantastic.<p>But you won’t see the Universe’s most distant galaxy.<p>The most distant galaxy ever discovered comes from when the Universe was only …

Universe

Study shows short- and long-term memories form simultaneously

A new study could revolutionize our understanding of how memories form in the brain. The research reveals that short-term memories and long-term …

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could Be Responsible For Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

Pain