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How EVE Online players are solving real-world science problems: Meet Project Discovery

<b>Reykjavík, Iceland—</b> “This is probably the first time high-profile scientific journals are publishing screenshots from EVE Online,” says Attila Szantner, co-founder of Massively Multiplayer Online Science (MMOS). “This is going to be the next big revolution in citizen science.”<p>Szantner is standing …

Citizen Science

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

Rita Ora Goes Topless On The Cover Of Lui Magazine

Following in the footsteps of Bad Gal Riri.<p>Rita Ora can't stop, won't stop being letting everybody know how sexy she is. Ora appeared topless in a new spread for <i>Lui</i> magazine this week (shot by Terry Richardson) and yes, it's NSFW.<p>And you thought that Versace dress was racy. Pfft, that's practically …

Video: SpaceX Rocket Explodes Into Big Fireball After Failed Landing

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Space Travel

The most expensive material in the world costs $145 million per gram

Scientists at Oxford University in the UK announced that a spin-off lab called Designer Carbon Materials is now producing endohedral fullerenes, and they recently sold off their first sample of the material to the tune of $US 32,000 for 200 micrograms (1 microgram = one-millionth of a gram), which …

The 2 most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics

It's the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit of what we can understand about the world around us through science.<p>"The next few years may tell us whether we'll be able to continue to increase our understanding of nature or whether maybe, for the first time in the history of science, we …

'Impossible' Space Engine May Actually Work, NASA Test Suggests

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works.<p>Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston …

Space Travel

Earth Could Be Surrounded By Long Hairs of Dark Matter

Our planet may be surrounded by filaments of dark matter stretching away from its surface, according to a new study published by NASA researchers.<p>In …

Astronomers find ‘surprise’ pulsar, ‘most important planet ever’ outside solar system

Space-watchers have a lot of news to digest after the discoveries of a new pulsar in a faraway galaxy. A Venus-like exoplanet was also spotted, a …

Chasing Wormholes: The Hunt for Tunnels in Space-Time

Science fiction literature is full of stories in which tunnels in space-time — known as wormholes — are used for time travel. How much fact lies …

The force awakens: tractor beam becomes a reality

A sonic tractor beam that can grab tiny objects and move them around has been created by scientists in Spain.<p>They used the same technology to lift and spin objects in the air using only the forces produced by a field of ultrasonic waves.<p>Though not much use for capturing vessels in the vacuum of …

Nature Communications