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See How the Solar Eclipse Will Look From Anywhere in the U.S.

The 2017 total solar eclipse is fast approaching, and hordes of sky gazers are scrambling to find a spot where they can see the shadow of the moon …

Extracted

With New Satellite, China Leads the World in Quantum Entanglement

How the Micius quantum laser satellite is helping to invent the quantum internet.<p>Recently, a team of Chinese scientists pulled off quantum …

Scientists Want You to Help Them Find Nearby Alien Planets Please

The Red Dots Campaign will target Ross 154, Barnard’s Star, and Proxima Centauri, three red dwarfs within ten light years of our solar system.<p>Hey, you: Want to help search for potentially habitable worlds around nearby alien suns? 'Course you do. Well, on Monday, the Pale Red Dot Campaign, the team …

Science

Walking Around This Interactive Room Is a Nightmarish Drug Trip Without the Drugs

When you strap on a virtual reality headset, your body has a constant (heavy) reminder that what you’re seeing isn’t real. But what happens when …

Explorers Probing Deep Sea Abyss Off Australia's Coast Find Living Wonders

Far below the surface of the ocean, off the coast of eastern Australia, is an area simply known as "the abyss." The largest and deepest habitat on the planet, the abyssal zone stretches well beyond Australia's waters and spans half the world's oceans — but it remains largely unexplored.<p>Marine …

Seafloor

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A great white pelican, a slow loris and wildebeest on migration in the Masai Mara are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

NASA Says James Webb Space Telescope Science Targets Include Icy Moons, Galaxy Clusters, Distant Worlds

The most powerful space telescope designed and built by humans is scheduled to launch October 2018, and its mission handlers announced some of its …

Physicists Just Smashed a Record to Achieve Quantum Entanglement in Space

"Spooky action" at 1,200 km.<p>It may have once been regarded as that 'freaky kid' of the physics world, but quantum entanglement has literally come a …

Elon Musk publishes 15-page manifesto outlining how to get humanity to Mars

The 15-page paper, published in the journal <i>New Space,</i> and available for free until early July, doesn't offer a great deal of new information that …

Pictures of the Week 6.16.17

Gaming Conventions

How Does Earth Move Through Space? Now We Know, On Every Scale

Ask a scientist for our cosmic address, and you’ll get quite a mouthful. Here we are, on planet Earth, which spins on its axis and revolves around the Sun, which orbits in an ellipse around the center of the Milky Way, which is being pulled towards Andromeda within our local group, which is being …

Universe

Scientists Watch DNA Copy And Paste Itself For The First Time

Scientists have watched DNA being copied up-close for the first time, and they say their new window into the replication of genetic material shows it …

Ask Ethan: Why Do Stars Come In Different Sizes?

If you were to compare planet Earth to the Sun, you’d find that you’d have to stack 109 Earths atop one another just to go from one end of the Sun to the other. Yet there are stars out there that are much smaller than the Earth… and much, much larger than even Earth’s orbit around the Sun! How is …

Universe

Scientists Just Changed The Game And Made Synthetic Photosynthesis Possible

Hydrogen fuel from light.<p>Photosynthesis is one of nature's most efficient phenomena: aside from providing much of the oxygen human beings need to …

This Beautiful Short Film Recreates the Moon Landing Using Thousands of NASA Photos

There’s no shortage of archival film footage of the moon landing—arguably one of humanity’s greatest achievements. But graphic designer Christian …

Can We Copy the Brain?

Intensive efforts to re-create human cognition will transform the way we work, learn, and play<p>1. A Unique Machine<p>Trying to create consciousness may …

Bring butterflies and hummingbirds home with a single plant

The humble scarlet beebalm (<i>Monarda didyma</i>) has a lot to recommend it, especially in eastern North America, where it originated. This easy-care perennial not only attracts bees to your garden, but butterflies and hummingbirds also find it irresistible. It’s a welcome addition to a perennial garden, …

North America

Newest LIGO Signal Raises A Huge Question: Do Merging Black Holes Emit Light?

Billions of years ago, two black holes much more massive than the Sun — 31 and 19 solar masses each — merged together in a distant galaxy far across the Universe. On January 4th of this year, those gravitational waves, traveling through the Universe at the speed of light, finally reached Earth, …

Black Holes

The strange sheep that baffled scientists

A rare mutant sheep with straight, silky wool is helping unravel the mysteries of human hair.<p>When a farmer in Otago, New Zealand, saw a bizarre-looking lamb in his flock, he first assumed a wild goat had snuck in and impregnated one of his ewes. The newborn had a lamb-shaped body yet was coated …

New Zealand

Why do some images cause seizures while others do not?

Why do some images cause seizures in patients with photosensitive epilepsy, while others do not? A new study investigates the neurophysiological …

Parents who carried baby without brain to term say heartbreaking goodbyes

Eva Young was born without a brain earlier this month, but not before her parents made her a national hero when they decided to carry her to term to donate her organs and save other babies’ lives.<p>Keri and Royce Young, of Oklahoma City, said goodbye to their daughter on April 17 after Royce’s …

Parenting

Researchers Build Artificial Synapse Capable of Autonomous Learning

<i>Summary: Researchers have developed an artificial synapse they say is capable of autonomous learning.</i><p>Source: University of Arkansas,</b> …

Neuroscience

How Close Are We Really To Connecting Human Minds To Artificial Intelligence?

Brain-computer interfacing is a hot topic in the tech world, with Elon Musk’s announcement of his new Neuralink startup. Here, researchers separate …

Artificial Intelligence

Discovery of the Brain's "Autofill" Function Could Revolutionize Neurological Treatments

Neural Autofill<p>Though the brain is still very much a mystery, we have figured out a few of its tricks. Among those, we know that it copes with the …

When Brain Cells Die, Having Sex And 3 More Ways To Try To Grow Them Back

According to the media, nearly anything fun or delicious puts you at jeopardy of losing brain cells, but are there any activities that can help to …

The secret to honesty revealed: it feels better

It is a mystery that has perplexed psychologists and philosophers since the dawn of humanity: why are most people honest?<p>Now, using a complex array of MRI machines and electrocution devices, scientists claim to have found the answer.<p>Researchers at University College London discovered that at a …

Psychology

The woman with a strange ‘second sight’

A blind woman describes how she learnt she had one of the world’s most intriguing senses.<p>It ranks among the most curious phenomena in cognitive neuroscience. A handful of people in the world have “blindsight”: they are blind, but their non-conscious brain can still sense their surroundings.<p>Milina …

Living Rooms

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known For Ages: Consciousness is Everywhere

A new theory in neuroscience suggests consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity. The theory, called Integrated …

Consciousness