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Physicists Just Discovered an Entirely New Type of Superconductivity

"No one thought this was possible in solid materials."<p>One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where …

Quantum Mechanics

New foam armor for tanks can pulverize enemies

A revolutionary new material called Composite Metal Foam, or CMF, can pulverize enemy rounds and could even be used as an armor to protect tanks and other combat vehicles.<p>Believe it or not, this breakthrough foam may provide greater protection than traditional armor steel plates.<p>It is also far …

Military

10 apps parents warned to look out for on their children's phones

Police have urged parents to check their children's phones in a warning about 10 apps that should be "off-limits".<p>The list was created by an American …

Apps

7 ways to transform your Netflix account into a movie lover’s dream

Think you've perfected art of watching Netflix? Not so fast...<p>Sure, you may have found the coziest blanket to cuddle with on the couch <i>and</i> finally …

Televisions

Neanderthals were capable of ‘turbo breathing’, according to new study of their facial features

Since Neanderthals were recognised as a separate human species a century and a half ago their distinctive facial features have been a point of puzzlement and fascination.<p>Their wide noses, prominent brow ridge and jutting-out faces have prompted a number of theories as to what caused their evolution.<p>…

Humanity

Extrasolar Ocean Worlds In The 'Ice Cap Zone' Could Harbor Life, Say Planetary Scientists

Given the right rotation rates and distance from their parent stars, some form of microbial life might arise on sub-polar ice grains on carbon dioxide-rich ocean worlds. Or so say two planetary scientists who recently modeled such planets’ potential habitable zones which they dub ‘ice cap …

Universe

NASA Introduces ‘Easter Penguin’ with New Hubble Photo

The Easter Bunny isn’t the only one finding colorful eggs. Data from NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes were combined to show distant …

Universe

We just Discovered A Galaxy Without Dark Matter, Proving it Exists

Credit: Pixabay<p>Dark Matter has been a persistent thorn in the side of physicists. It shouldn’t be there, but it has to be, and obviously is. And, …

Dark Matter

A man in the UK has contracted the first case of untreatable 'super-gonorrhoea' after an encounter with a woman in south-east Asia

The first case of untreatable super-gonorrhoea has been reported in the UK.<p>A man contracted the sexually transmitted disease, believed to be the first case in the world to resist antibiotic treatment, after "sexual contact" with a woman in Southeast Asia.<p>The man's case was described in a report …

South-east Asia

Is the speed of light slowing down?

Several things in nature go faster than the speed of light, without challenging general relativity.<br>Read More

Physics

Physicists Are About to Attempt The 'Impossible' - Turning Light Into Matter

E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2.<p>Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.<p>…

Physics

I Am An Astrophysicist. Here's What Stephen Hawking's Final Paper Was Actually About

On March 14, 2018, the most famous and celebrated scientist known to humanity, Stephen Hawking, died at the age of 76. He left a rich legacy behind in the fields of astrophysics and cosmology, sharing the wonders of the Universe with not only his colleagues but the general public as well. Best …

Physics

These 4 Cosmic Phenomena Travel Faster Than The Speed of Light

Breaking the light barrier.<p>When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our Universe, he essentially stamped …

Physics

Newly Discovered "Super-Deep Diamond" Reveals a Rare Earth Mineral Inside

"It's what most natural scientists dream about."<p>The Cullinan mine, located on a diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe in the Gauteng province of South …

Earth Science

'It's like winning the cosmic lottery': An amateur astronomer caught the first ever photos of a star exploding

This is the first time anyone has taken a photo of an exploding star. A real photo - bottom right:<p>The chances of that actually happening are virtually nil. Just considering the possibility of having your lens pointed in the right direction at the right place at the right time could make your brain …

Universe

Gifts ideas for that person who's literally obsessed with space

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18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

‘Time traveller’ claims he’s from the year 5,000 and he has photographic evidence

<b>A ‘time traveller’ who claims he visited the year 5,000 has issued a chilling warning to humanity.</b><p>The traveller, who is only known as ‘Edward’ and …

London City Airport cancels all flights after discovery of huge WWII bomb

LONDON — Harried commuters here have heard it all. Delays due to nasty weather, terrorist attacks, endless repairs. But here's a fresh one: All flights to and from London City Airport were canceled Monday after an unexploded World War II bomb was found buried in the muck of the River Thames near …

London City Airport

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife taken to hospital after getting letter with white powder, police say

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife was taken to a hospital in New York City today after opening a package at her home that contained an unknown white powder, …

Donald Trump

What Is Atomwaffen? A Neo-Nazi Group, Linked to Multiple Murders

When a Florida man who had recently converted to Islam fatally shot two of his roommates, the name came up.<p>When the roommate he did not shoot was sentenced to five years for homemade explosives, the name came up.<p>And when an arrest was made after a 19-year-old college student was found dead with …

Rights & Freedoms

What happens when you shine world's strongest flashlight at world's brightest paint? Watch.

The unnamed host of this video takes a 32,000 lumen flashlight and points it at glow-in-the-dark Culture Hustle paint, which is supposedly the …

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