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15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

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Sorry, Einstein - Physicists Just Reinforced The Reality of Quantum Weirdness in The Universe

There's no avoiding that "spooky action at a distance."<p>One of the strangest phenomena you're likely to come across in all of science is quantum …

Quantum Physics

Scientists discover 'alien' insect in amber from 100 million years ago

Around 100 million years ago, an alien-looking insect with a bizarre head and long thin legs likely crawled around on trees in what is now Burma.<p>The insect is so strange that researchers say that it is not only a new species, but also belongs in its own new scientific order. Living in the time of …

Physicists Can Now Predict The Exact Moment Quantum Systems Will Fail

It's inevitable.<p>For the first time, physicists have been able to accurately predict the future of quantum systems, specifically, the moment they'll …

Quantum Computing

MIT Invented The Material We’ll Need To Build In Space

It’s ten times stronger than steel but is only 5% as dense, and it could revolutionize architecture on Earth, too.<p>The space elevator–a theoretical mode of transportation where transport modules move up and down a long cable that connects Earth to space–has long been the stuff of futuristic fantasy. …

Engineering

Earth - Asteroids are not the only threat to life from space

We are here by the skin of our teeth. Evolution could well have turned out differently, and the fact that it did not may well be down to freak, chance events. Life on Earth has faced a string of accidents, weird situations and outright catastrophes, from sudden ice ages to collisions with asteroids …

If You're Looking For Alien Life, How Will You Know If You've Found it?

When a robotic probe finally lands on a watery world like Jupiter's moon Europa, what do scientists have to see to definitively say whether the place has any life?<p>That's the question retired astronaut John Grunsfeld posed to some colleagues at NASA when he was in charge of the agency's science …

Paranormal

38 enterprise startups that will boom in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on enterprise …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

Quantum Physics

Recent Quantum Mechanics Research Says Time Travel Is Actually Possible

A team of scientists and researchers from various institutions made a controversial claim that shakes all conventional knowledge of space and time. …

Physicists Uncover Strange Numbers in Particle Collisions

At the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, physicists shoot protons around a 17-mile track and smash them together at nearly the speed of light. It’s …

Quantum Mechanics

Astronomers Detect A New "Super Earth," And It's Right Next Door

Scientists engaging in exoplanet hunting have recently seen a host of new discoveries. Teams of these celestial sleuths are combing the observable …

Universe

Plight of the Polar Bear: “The Entire Ecosystem Is Failing in Front of Our Eyes”

The current EPA transition team leader might not believe in global warming, but its impacts are not an option for the northern Canadian town of …

Wildlife

NASA Finds High-Energy Electrons Accelerated To Near-Light Speed Just Outside Earth’s Magnetic Field

Every second of every day, Earth is bombarded by streams of charged particles, which are then deflected by the planet’s magnetic field. Typically, …

Physicists Just Discovered a Second State of Liquid Water

Wha?<p>It’s one of the most fundamental compounds on Earth, and it makes up roughly 60 percent of the human body, and yet water is turning out to be …

Physics

Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe by Roger Penrose – review

From string theory to the Big Bang – an explosive study from an eminent refusenik<p>Something is rotten in the state of physics. In spite of all the smug talk about the amazingly accurate predictions made by modern models of the most fundamental forces, things go terribly awry if these theories are …

Physics

A bet about a cherished theory of physics may soon pay out

IN 1994, on a warm summer’s evening in Erice, in Sicily, in the midst of a pleasantly well-lubricated dinner, two physicists made a wager on the laws …

Physics

Metamaterials enable semiconductor-free microelectronics

Using specially-engineered metamaterials, researchers at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) have created the world's first …

Nanotech

Scientists Have Detected a Crack in Earth's Magnetic Shield

Uh oh.<p>Earth is such a habitable place, thanks in no small part to the vast magnetic field that surrounds our planet, shielding us from harsh solar …

Scientists May Have Identified the Particles That Make Up Dark Matter

Mysterious and Dark<p>Understanding what dark matter is has proven to be amazingly difficult. Of course, one might expect this from a thing that is, for …

Dark Matter

Scientists Can't Figure Out Where Mount St. Helens' Heat Comes From

A mystery never seen before in a volcano of this caliber.<p>Washington State's Mount St. Helens made headlines in 1980 when it was responsible for the deadliest volcano eruption in American history. But that's not all that makes it unique: apparently the insides of the volcano are curiously cold, made …

Researchers Discover Liquid-Filled Canyons on Saturn's Largest Moon

A Bizarro Earth<p>An international team of researchers have found a topological brother for Earth right in our own solar system. Using data from NASA’s …

Astronomy

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Physics Breakthrough: Quasiparticle Formation Was Observed for the First Time Ever

Understanding Quasiparticles<p>A quasiparticle is a concept of a state or phenomena that occurs in many-body systems or solid-state materials — like …

Quantum Physics

Physicists Just Witnessed Quasiparticles Forming For The First Time Ever

It's a glorious moment for science.<p>For the first time, scientists have observed the formation of quasiparticles - a strange phenomenon observed in …

Physics

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