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Sorry Einstein, 'spooky' quantum entanglement is real

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein …

Top 10 breathtaking Mars pics taken from orbit

Mars exploration isn’t all about Curiosity and Opportunity rovers. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has snapped loads of beautiful hi-resolution …

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NASA's Kepler Mission 2.0 Spies a New Super-Earth

NASA's Kepler spacecraft detects planets by looking for transits, when a star dims slightly as a planet crosses in front of it. The smaller the …

Quiz: Extinct or Endangered?

Do you know your extinct and endangered animals? Above is an Amur leopard, a species that is still around but critically endangered. Unfortunately, …

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Thyroid

Most of us are no stranger to a little bit of fatigue now and then, a few pounds we wouldn't mind losing, the occasional irregular period, or blue mood. But if you are struggling with any of these on a regular basis, with some severity, or a cluster of these symptoms, your thyroid function may be …

Man Successfully Controls 2 Prosthetic Arms With Just His Thoughts

A Colorado man can now control two prosthetic arms with his mind.<p>Les Baugh lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago. But with the help Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), he's able to control a set of Modular …

Ancient Egyptian burial site may contain one million bodies

Around 1,700 bodies have so far been uncovered at the Fag el-Gamous (Way of the Water Buffalo) site, around 60 miles south of Cairo. But experts believe that countless more are contained in the burial ground.<p>“We are fairly certain we have over a million burials within this cemetery. It's large, and …

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the The Cloud, making us part-robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first – by our free will – to remove itself from the process of …

Singularity

This Is the Best Image Ever of a Planet Being Born

Which is just what you’d expect from the most powerful, largest, and most expensive telescope on Earth.<p>The HL Tau star system is giving birth to a litter of planets, and thanks to the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, we have an extraordinary baby picture to fawn over. Take a look at …

Universe

Sizing up a new particle accelerator, and the 'cosmic stupid' limit

Even if you assume you have the technology and the money to do it, how big should any successor to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider be? Physicists are trying to work it out<p>Somehow, you have to like a paper which contains the phrase<p>Now, let us assume that the effective cross section for the inelastic …

Backcountry Camping - Capitol Reef National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

<b>Backcountry and Hiking Safety:</b><p><b>Backcountry Use Concerns and Regulations</b><p>Your cooperation in observing these regulations will assure these unique …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Cosmic Web, Martian Vistas, and Earth From Above

A volcano awakens, scientists spin a massive cosmic web, and NASA's Mars rover continues to climb Mount Sharp.

Space

Spooky! Human brain waves control mouse genes

Human thoughts can be used to turn on genes in mice, new research suggests.<p>A tiny, light-based machine uses people's brain waves to generate a flicker of light, which then turns on genes in the brains of mice. The new method could one day be used by people who suffer from chronic pain or epilepsy …