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Ultra-Hot Jupiter Sets Fire to Everything We Thought We Knew About Exoplanets

Astronomers have discovered that a sweltering exoplanet 650 light years from Earth that carries a lot of game-changing superlatives. KELT-9b, which …

Planets

A galaxy of 1,000 ancient stars orbiting the edge of the Milky Way has left scientists baffled because they have no idea how it formed

A mysterious cluster of stars that has left scientists baffled for years is now one step closer to being fully understood.<p>The latest research has …

Universe

Animal fat on ancient pottery reveals a nearly catastrophic period of human prehistory

A bit more than 8000 years ago, the world suddenly cooled, leading to much drier summers for much of the Northern Hemisphere. The impact on early …

Anthropology

Could Phonons Have a Negative Mass?

Sound has negative mass, and all around you it's drifting up, up and away — albeit very slowly.<p>That's the conclusion of a paper submitted on July 23 …

Physics

Cell Phone Use and Blindness Linked by "Toxic" Oxygen in New Study

We're spending more time in front of screens than ever.<p>Scientists have found the chemical reason that blue lights are bad for our eyes. We know that …

Research

There Is an Absolutely Gigantic Rogue Planet Wandering Our Galactic Neighbourhood

It can teach us so much.<p>There is a very strange object floating around our stellar neighbourhood and it has astronomers intrigued.<p>It's very large, …

Universe

Incredible discovery made inside Great Pyramid of Giza

Scientists have made an incredible discovery about the Great Pyramid of Giza which can focus electromagnetic energy in its internal chambers and its …

Ancient History

Liquid water spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars

Far beneath the deeply frozen ice cap at Mars’s south pole lies a lake of liquid water—the first to be found on the Red Planet. Detected from orbit …

Mars Express

Small Galaxy Threatens to Upend Dark Matter

A small, faint galaxy residing some 65 million light-years away has been threatening to upend scientists' entire paradigm of dark matter—the …

How the sun's rotation affects lightning activity: Records dating back to the 1700s reveal new clues on the nature of storms

Diary entries dating back to the 1700s could help scientists understand the link between lightning activity on Earth, and the rotational cycle of the …

Fingerprint of ancient abrupt climate change found in Arctic

A research team led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found the fingerprint of a massive flood of fresh water in the western Arctic, …

Electrifying photographs of storms... taken by a pilot at 40,000ft

Most of us know the horror of the white-knuckle red-eye: that dread as the plane is tossed about in nocturnal turbulence. But while passengers clutch the seat and pray, Ecuadorian long-haul pilot Santiago Borja sits in his cockpit trying to focus – not on the altimeter but through the viewfinder of …

UFOs

Mysterious ancient civilization left signs across vast desert

People don’t tend to spend days traveling through the desert if they can help it.<p>Which could be why most people outside Saudi Arabia have never heard …

Meet the microbe that breaks the "universal rule" of DNA

In a similar way to the binary code of ones and zeroes that tell a computer program what to do, living cells follow instructions encoded in DNA to …

There's a Historic Dust Storm on Mars — and It's Nothing Like 'The Martian'

As an intense dust storm rages on Mars, many are wondering — how bad can a Martian storm really be?<p>Tuesday (June 12), NASA's Opportunity rover …

Dust Storms

Scientists find 'weird' objects hanging around the heart of our galaxy

When scientists start throwing the word "weird" around, you know things are getting interesting in the cosmos.<p>In this case, scientists are …

Scientists Have Found Interstellar Dust on Earth That's Older Than Our Solar System

This is the stardust we all came from.<p>Particles collected from Earth's upper atmosphere, originally deposited by comets, are older than our Solar …

Yunnan meteors as old as solar system: experts

A meteor found in Yunnan Province [File Photo: Yunnan.cn]<p>Experts have determined that a meteor that landed in southwest China's Yunnan Province is as …

Mysterious Objects Have Been Detected Coming Way Too Close to The Milky Way's Black Hole

WHAT ARE YOU?<p>During the 1970s, astronomer became aware of a massive radio source at the center of our galaxy that they later realized was a …

The mystery of where Earth's water came from deepens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mystery of where Earth's water came from got murkier Wednesday when some astronomers essentially eliminated one of the chief suspects: comets.<p>Over the past few months, the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe closely examined the type of comet that some scientists …

Comets

Astronomers detect strange dusty objects at the center of the galaxy

Astronomers using the Keck Observatory have detected some strange objects at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. At a glance they look like ordinary …

Fascinating Experiment Suggests Bees Understand the Concept of Zero

Humans have relegated insects to the lower levels of the cognitive totem pole, but scientists are increasingly showing it’s a mistake to …

"Mind-boggling" Stanford research turns human blood cells into functional neurons

In breakthrough new research described as "somewhat mind-boggling," a team at Stanford University has developed a technique than can transform human …

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.<p><i>Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data.</i><p>A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in …

A Major Physics Experiment Just Detected A Particle That Shouldn't Exist

Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting …

NASA sheds light on strange object created in cosmic collision

In August 2017, astronomers were treated to one of the most spectacular stellar light shows ever seen – a collision between two neutron stars. The …

Reptilian-Mammal Fossil Unearthed In Utah, Turning Previous Theories Upside Down

The discovery of a half-mammal, half-reptile fossil points towards an "unsuspected burst of evolution."<p>The discovery of a half-mammal, half-reptile …

Quantum physics may be even spookier than you think

<b>Atom (Sergey Nivens via Shutterstock)</b><p>A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions<p>Philip Ball<p>May 27, 2018 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American<p>It is the central question in quantum mechanics, and no one knows the answer: What …

Quantum Physics

The US Military Has Released a Mysterious Report on 'Warp Drives'. Here's What Physicists Think About It

Could we really have faster-than-light travel?<p>Sometime after August 2008, the US Department of Defence contracted dozens of researchers to look into …

An Incredible Fossil Just Changed What We Know About The Split of Pangaea

Earth's super-continent lasted longer than we thought.<p>A 130-million-year-old fossil has revealed that the ancient super-continent Pangaea may have …