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The LHC Just Discovered A New System of Five Particles

A Unique Find<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex, is the most powerful particle accelerator ever …

Physics

Everything About Mars Is The Worst

But this jerk planet is still humanity’s best hope for another home in the cosmos.<p>At first glance, Mars seems pretty nice. The sun warms its rusty …

Space

Swift is already one of the world’s most popular programming languages

Apple’s new Swift programming language is being adopted even faster than anyone predicted.<p>In the latest TIOBE Index, which ranks the popularity of programming languages, Apple shot up from the 14th spot last year — and has already cracked the top 10. That may not sound too exciting, but considering …

A Team Of No Man's Sky Players Have Spent Months Mapping A Corner Of The Universe

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is a very large game. For months now, a dedicated group of players has been working diligently to map an entire sector of space to carve …

No Man's Sky

Italian scientists detect chemical anomalies in a low-mass globular cluster

(Phys.org)—Globular clusters have for a long time been considered as formed of stars with similar initial chemical composition, but recently, …

Universe

Astronomers spot a never-before-seen type of white dwarf star

Its discovery could change our understanding of star death<p>For the first time ever, researchers have spotted a white dwarf surrounded by an atmosphere of mostly oxygen. A star of this kind, a super-dense dead star with an oxygen atmosphere, had never been seen before, though astronomers had …

Does a Mysterious Ninth Planet Cause Mass Extinctions on Earth?

Invaders from outer space might have doomed the dinosaurs, after all. Dr. Daniel Whitmire, a retired professor of astrophysics, published a paper …

NASA Announces the Science Experiments That Will Ride on the Most Powerful Rocket Ever

In 2018 the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built, will blast off into deep space. The event will serve as an …

Space Exploration

Two Big Bear ski areas now open, thanks to snow from recent storms

Not everywhere in Southern California received half a foot of snow from Tuesday's storm (some places didn't see even a drop of rain), but the white stuff fell where it counts.<p>Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski resorts at Big Bear Lake received up to 6 inches -- enough to keep them open for spring …

U.S. sends 3 B-2 bombers to Asia-Pacific

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force has sent three of its B-2 stealth bombers on a deployment to Asia and Pacific, the service announced in a press release Wednesday.<p>The $1.15 billion bombers, which operate out of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, "will integrate and conduct training with ally and …

Military

Boeing's Advanced Technology Winglet: Better Wings for a Better Planet