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Entropy law linked to intelligence, say researchers

The tyranny of entropy abounds in everyday examples of disorder - and a tendency toward mess<p><b>A modification to one of the most fundamental laws of physics may provide a link to the rise of intelligence, cooperation - even upright walking.</b><p>The idea of entropy describes the way in which the Universe …

Record broken in search for farthest supernova

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has found the farthest supernova so far of the type used to measure cosmic distances. Supernova UDS10Wil, nicknamed SN …

Star brightness versus star luminosity

Some extremely large and hot stars blaze away with the luminosity of a million suns! But other stars look bright only because they’re near Earth.<p>The …

Universe

Benefits of weight loss surgery may be in the microbes

Changes in gut microbes may contribute to the dramatic weight loss seen in gastric bypass patients. Does the future hold a surgery-free bypass? Are …

Why did 28,000 rivers in China suddenly disappear?

Startling government survey sheds new light on Chinese water crisis<p>For years, China claimed to hold an estimated 50,000 rivers within its borders. Now, more than half of them have abruptly vanished.<p>Last week, China's Ministry of Water Resources announced the results of a three-year survey of the …

Body's anti-HIV 'training manual' offers vaccine hopes

<b>The body's own "training manual" for attacking HIV has been recorded by US scientists and it is hoped it can be used to design vaccines.</b><p>HIV mutates in order to survive the onslaught of a patient's immune system.<p>However, some patients develop highly effective antibodies that can neutralise huge …

Ionic thrusters could power the ultra-efficient, stealth drones of the future

Stealth drones and other aircraft of the future could be powered by engines that don't have any moving parts, can't be detected by infrared, and are more efficient than what we have today. A new study by MIT researchers demonstrated all of these capacities and more for ionic thrusters and now at …

Will the Andromeda galaxy someday collide with our Milky Way?

The Andromeda galaxy is approaching our Milky Way galaxy across the vastness of space. When will they collide?<p><b>Will the Milky Way and Andromeda</b> …

Dark matter as elusive as ever – despite space station results

The first data from the $2bn Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment on the International Space Station has confirmed a strange antimatter …

Zequals: the new symbol that will make us all better at sums

Here's a calculation for you: 33.8 x 854.29. Do it in your head. Now.<p>OK it's a crazy suggestion, anyone but a calculating genius would have to<br>resort …