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If Not Dark Matter, Then What?

Astronomers mapped the motions of hundreds of stars in the Milky Way in order to deduce the amount of dark matter that must be tugging on them from …

Dark Matter

If Extra Dimensions Do Exist, They Must Be Really, Really Small

Does our universe exist in more than just three dimensions?<p>Probably not on large scales, according to new research published July 23 in the Journal …

Gravitational Waves

Turn your Mac trackpad into a MIDI controller with AudioSwift 2

<b>AudioSwift is a Mac app that performs the neat trick of turning your laptop’s trackpad into a MIDI controller. Now at version 2, it’s looking more</b> …

Midi

Lobster Death Is

"There’s a lot of uncertainty about how pain is even perceived by lobsters."<p>Boiled, grilled, and slathered in butter, a lobster is a carnivore’s …

Lobster

Why experts are freaking out over the new way Google Chrome sign-in works

The internet has erupted over Google’s latest Chrome release — and not in a good way.<p>With an updated user interface, enhanced password manager, and a …

Google Chrome

How Do Flat-Earthers Explain the Equinox? We Investigated.

The autumn equinox is upon us. On Saturday (Sept. 22), the sun will shine directly on the Earth's equator, autumn will officially begin in the …

Flat Earth Society

The Completely Insane Policies Of Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi

Nintendo's third president Hiroshi Yamauchi was known to be famously disinterested in video games, preferring to play more traditional Japanese board …

Enix

Titans of Mathematics Clash Over Epic Proof of ABC Conjecture

Two mathematicians have found what they say is a hole at the heart of a proof that has convulsed the mathematics community for nearly six years.<p>In a …

Mathematics

For Tiny Light Particles, 'Before' and 'After' Mean Nothing

Beneath the surface of the familiar world is a smaller, quantum world that defies our fundamental ideas of time and space.<p>In this mini world, the …

Particles

Special relativity validated by neutrinos

Neutrinos are tiny, ghost-like particles that habitually change identity. A measurement of the rate of change in high-energy neutrinos racing through …

Scientists Just Created a Magnetic Field That Takes Us Closer Than Ever Before to Harnessing Nuclear Fusion

They were able to control it without destroying any equipment this time.<p>Inexpensive clean energy sounds like a pipe dream. Scientists have long …

Magnetism

Why YOU Love SUS Chords

Japan Just Became the First Country to Deploy Rovers on an Asteroid

The Hayabusa 2 mission is visiting an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth to collect samples. The mission profile involves a lot of robots, bullets, and explosives.<p>In 2014, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft on a four year journey to Ryugu, an …

Aerospace

The Gift Of Posthumous Prince Music

<i>Piano & a Microphone 1983</i><i>,</i> is the first posthumous album released by the Prince Estate since the superstar's death two years ago. It's an intimate recording of the artist before he was a giant, international star working through songs in a home studio — just Prince and his piano. The …

Microphones

New Microscope Shows the Quantum World in Crazy Detail

The transmission electron microscope was designed to break records. Using its beam of electrons, scientists have glimpsed many types of viruses for …

University of California

Famed mathematician claims proof of 160-year-old Riemann hypothesis

One of the most important unsolved problems in mathematics may have been solved, retired mathematician Michael Atiyah is set to claim on Monday. In a …

Mathematics

A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists have discovered a jewel-shaped geometric object that challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental constituents of …

Particles

For Tiny Light Particles, 'Before' and 'After' Mean Nothing

Beneath the surface of the familiar world is a smaller, quantum world that defies our fundamental ideas of time and space.<p>In this mini world, the …

Particles

Two mental health patients were left to drown after sheriff's deputies drove their van into floodwater

Two female mental health detainees were killed after they were submerged in Florence floodwaters while traveling in the back of a sheriff’s van in South Carolina.<p>According to a statement from Horry County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies were transporting the two women to a mental health facility in …

Floods

iConnectivity iConnectAudio4+ review

Image 1 of 2<p>iConnectivity iConnectAudio4+<p>Image 2 of 2<p>Rear<p><b>The 'gap' between iOS and desktop recording systems has been steadily closing in recent</b> …

Midi

The 10 best iOS music-making accessories: audio interfaces, controllers and mics for iPhone and iPad

<b>The gap between iOS and desktop music making gets increasingly narrow with every passing year. The latest synths and effects on the Apple App Store</b> …

Headphones

Searching for errors in the quantum world

The theory of quantum mechanics is well supported by experiments. Now, however, a thought experiment by ETH physicists yields unexpected …

Physics

Electric bacteria found in the human gut

The diverse microbes that live in our gut keep turning up new surprises. In recent years this tiny ecosystem has been found to influence our health …

UC Berkeley

Report: President Has Mushroom Dick 

Stormy Daniels’s presidential tell-all <i>Full Disclosure</i> isn’t out yet, but the <i>Guardian</i> snagged a copy, which is why we now have a working description …

Stormy Daniels

Quantum theory cannot consistently describe the use of itself

Abstract<p>Quantum theory provides an extremely accurate description of fundamental processes in physics. It thus seems likely that the theory is …

Quantum Mechanics

TC Electronic drops another hardware plugin controller with echoes of the iconic EMT 250 Electronic Reverberator

<b>TC Electronic has revived another classic with the release of the DVR250-T, which takes its cues from the legendary EMT 250 digital reverb.</b><p>The …

Music Technology

For The First Time, Physicists Have Used Antimatter in One of The Most Famous Physics Experiments

The results were... weird.<p>For the first time, scientists have performed an iconic physics experiment with a positron - the antimatter counterpart of …

Physics

Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter Zi

We’ve reviewed a number of ‘blue box’ Cloudlifter ‘mic activators’ before, and we’ve always been impressed by how they manage to add so much clean …

Audio Recording

Ask Ethan: If Light Contracts And Expands With Space, How Do We Detect Gravitational Waves?

For the past three years, humanity has known a new kind of astronomy from the traditional ones. No longer are we merely detecting light with a telescope, or neutrinos with enormous particle detectors, to give us an eye on the Universe. In addition to those, we’re also seeing, for the first time, …

LIGO