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'Electric Sails' Could Propel Superfast Spacecraft by 2025

SANTA CLARA, California — Robotic spacecraft may ride the solar wind toward interstellar space at unprecedented speeds a decade or so from …

Space Travel

Deep magma chambers seen beneath Mount St. Helens

Geoscientists have for the first time revealed the magma plumbing beneath Mount St. Helens, the most active volcano in the Pacific Northwest. The …

EmDrive the future of space travel? New Nasa Eagleworks tests hint at breakthrough in interstellar flight

The EmDrive is the invention of British scientist Roger Shawyer.<p>Researchers at Nasa's Eagleworks Laboratories say that they are still discovering …

The largest consumer drone maker in the world has a wild vision for its future

The Chinese drone company DJI released a video recently that showcases its Phantom X Concept drone, a flying robot that is loaded with all kinds of impressive innovations.<p>The Phantom X Concept is still very much a concept, but the video shows the company's vision for where it plans to take drone …

We know what caused three mass extinctions

The recipe of life depends on a delicate balance of essential nutrient spices.<p>Too much zinc, copper, cobalt, phosphorus or selenium turns an …

Most skin-based viruses are totally unknown to science

The overwhelming majority of DNA viruses found on human skin have never been described before, a new study has found.<p>Using mapping techniques to …

The Hunt for Vulcan, the Planet That Wasn’t There

Everyone thought the gravitational pull of an undiscovered planet made Mercury wobble. They were wrong. Albert Einstein explained why.<p>One hundred years ago today at the Prussian Academy of Sciences, Albert Einstein gave the first in a series of lectures that rewrote Newton’s laws of gravity and …

Blink and you’ll miss this incredible moment

Photographer Marc Hibbert spent weeks preparing for a shoot that was over in a millisecond. The impossible moment he was looking for was captured on an entry-level Nikon camera<p>How was it possible to capture the latest <i>Telegraph Magazine</i> cover wrap – brought to you by Nikon – in one shot without …

Photography

Planets on Parade in the November Sky: How and When to See Them

Say farewell to the ringed beauty Saturn: In November, it drops into the sunset fires, until it is out of sight. In fact, not a single bright planet …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Artificial Intelligence

Google found some disturbing things in one of Samsung's best phones

Google decided to look for security vulnerabilities to see how devices made outside of the company fare security-wise, Google wrote in a blog post.<p>The majority of Android devices are made by Original Equipment Manufacturers or OEMs, which introduce additional code into Android devices that could be …

3 No-Cook Pasta Sauces You Should Have Up Your Sleeve at All Times

Three simple pasta sauces that come together in minutes, with zero stove time? Sign us up.<p>Skip the stove and toss together one of these three pasta crowd pleasers. They're not just simple, quick, and endlessly customizable: They're about to become your new favorite ways to top linguine, …

Cooking

Tesco proposes deal with dairy farmers after milk price protests

Tesco is seeking a new deal with dairy farmers after a chaotic summer for the agriculture industry during which protesters paraded cows around a supermarket.<p>The retailer has written to farmers outlining terms that include reviewing the price it pays every three months rather than every six and …

Agriculture

Matt Kivel - Janus

Meet the designer creating the blackest ever material

What its creators describe as the blackest wearable material known to man is (almost) here and it’s 40 per cent darker than the blackest black. Goths rejoice! Using cotton to create the first ever blacker than black t-shirt, German designer Phoebe Heess and creative partner Gabriel Platt have …

Digital Marketing

Snapchat Owns Your Soul

Snapchat’s new privacy policy says it can do, well, just about anything with your snaps.<p>When Snapchat first debuted, it offered something straight …

Social Media

Bryan Cranston Is Jack Black’s Fuzzy Father In The ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Trailer

Bryan Cranston is forever thankful for <i>Breaking Bad</i>. It transformed him from an in-demand character actor to a great actor playing one of the most iconic characters in the history of television. Bryan Cranston’s bank account is forever thankful for <i>Breaking Bad</i>, because without it, he probably …

5 Mental Barriers to Real Greatness Only You Can Remove

There is nothing more inspiring than witnessing greatness, and watching those who have dedicated their entire life to a craft. Most haven’t thought …

The Eye Floater Phenomenon: Between Science and Spirituality

In the mid-1990s, I met a man named Nestor living in the solitude of the hilly Emmental region of Switzerland. Nestor has a unique and provocative …

Neurology

NASA Set To Make Huge Announcement On Thursday Regarding Mars' Atmosphere

In September, NASA teased us with a “major announcement” regarding Mars, ultimately revealing evidence for the presence of liquid water on the …

University of Iowa

Teenager froze to death after ski resort pub crawl, inquest hears

A British teenager died in the cold after becoming disoriented following a pub crawl at a French resort, an inquest has heard.<p>Kieron Flux, from Newport, Isle of Wight, went missing after a night out at the Val d’Isère resort in January this year.<p>The 18-year-old had gone on the chalet holiday with …

Skiing

Jupiter May Have Ejected A Planet From Our Solar System

If you want to make a solar system like ours — with a central star, rocky planets and gas giants — all you need is to begin with a cloud of molecular gas that’s cool enough and dense enough to collapse under its own gravity. So long as previous generations of stars have existed in great enough …

Astronomy

Edinburgh astronomers make sunless planet discoveries

<b>Clouds made of droplets of molten iron have been detected on a sunless world 75 light years from Earth.</b><p>The planet-like object, PSO J318.5-22, was already considered one of the strangest ever discovered.<p>About the same size as Jupiter, it floats freely out on its own in space.<p>Scientists estimate it …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

How scientists use a giant telescope in Antarctica to study the strangest particle in the universe

There's a telescope in Antarctica that takes science to the extreme.<p>Housed at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, this telescope sniffs out the strangest particles in the universe, called neutrinos.<p>Neutrinos are some of the lightest subatomic particles in existence. They skip across galaxies, from …

Video: Now NASA can see what the surface of the sun actually looks like

The surface of the sun is a constantly erupting landscape of super-hot plasma, but scientists on Earth are blocked from getting a good look at it by our planet’s atmosphere and magnetic field. So in 2010, NASA launched an observatory to study the sun from space.<p>The Solar Dynamics Observatory orbits …

Astronomy

Would you edit your unborn child’s genes so they were successful?

New technology could bring about the much debated designer baby, but a parent’s desire to do the best for their child could create sociological problems<p>The phrase “designer babies” has been bandied around for decades, but parents seeking to design a baby currently have limited options. They can …

Genetics

Nasa images of cosmic catastrophe give glimpse of Earth's ultimate fate

Earth’s final days are in the distant future, but the the death of a far-off solar system revealed in images from Kepler 2 shows how the world might end<p>The destruction of a solar system has been captured for the first time by astronomers who said the violent events provide a grim glimpse of Earth’s …

Universe

Star Trek ‘tractor beam’ invented by British scientists

Scientists have tuned sound waves to act like sonic tweezers which can pick up and move objects<p>A Star Trek inspired ‘tractor beam’ which can levitate and move objects using sound waves has been invented by scientists.<p>The world’s first sonic beam can only move a tiny particle of less than one …

Star Trek