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This Mind-Bending Theory Joins Black Holes, Gravitational Waves &Amp; Axions to Find New Physics

We haven't seen physicists this excited for a while.<p>Scientists have proposed a new theory that combines some of the most mysterious phenomena in the …

Analysis of meta-analyses identifies where sciences’ real problems lie

But the pressure to publish might not be such a problem after all.<p>Science is in a phase of pretty intense soul-searching. Over the past few years, …

Social Sciences

Recent Claims Invalid: Emergent Gravity Might Deliver A Universe Without Dark Matter

Gravity is one of the four fundamental forces of nature, which means it’s not derived from anything else – it just is. At least, that’s according to our presently accepted theories. But this may be about to change.<p>Physicists today describe the gravitational interaction through Einstein’s Theory of …

Dark Matter

Iron Age Potters Carefully Recorded Earth's Magnetic Field — By Accident

About 3,000 years ago, a potter near Jerusalem made a big jar. It was meant to hold olive oil or wine or something else valuable enough to send to the king as a tax payment. The jar's handles were stamped with a royal seal, and the pot went into the kiln.<p>Over the next 600 years, despite wars …

Earth Science

NASA's Physics-Defying EM Drive Passes Peer Review

The reactionless thruster known as the EM Drive has stirred heated debate over the past few years. If successful it could provide a new and powerful method to take our spacecraft to the stars, but it has faced harsh criticism because the drive seems to violate the most fundamental laws of physics. …

Physics

Is This What Quantum Mechanics Looks Like?

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Deep space: Are we smart enough to beat the physics?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine something so distant that with our current technology it would take 2,400 generations to reach there -- and that's just our nearest star.<p>Even moving at 10 miles a second, like the Voyager spacecraft launched in the 1970s, it would take around 80,000 years to reach Alpha Centauri -- …

Universe

Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman - Stop The Bleeding

A key theory of evolution has just been turned on its head

In Lewis Carroll’s book <i>Through the Looking Glass</i>, the Red Queen explains how a race works to Alice: “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you …

CRISPR's hopeful monsters: gene-editing storms evo-devo labs

Easy gene alterations in weird creatures make CRISPR a killer app for evolutionary developmental biology.<p>Most summers since 1893, young developmental …

Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists

Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes<p>The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a …

How repeatable is evolutionary history?

Writing about the weird soft-bodied fossils found in the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies, paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould noted that of 25 …

Pirate3D Printer Exceeds Kickstarter Goal By 14X

The Pirate3D Buccaneer printer has been successfully funded on Kickstarter, reaching $1,438,765 in funds—more than 14 times its original $100,000 goal.<p>The Singaporean startup burst onto the scene in May with news of its relatively inexpensive printer. The Buccaneer cost $347 on Kickstarter, far …