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Scientists just caught a black hole swallowing a star — and burping a bit back out

Astronomers have caught black holes in the act of murdering stars before. But a study published Thursday in Science claims to have caught a step in the crime that has remained elusive until now.<p><i>[This is what it looks like when a black hole tears a star apart]</i><p>In addition to catching evidence of the …

Black Holes

My hero: Albert Einstein by Graham Farmelo

It’s 100 years since Einstein completed his theory of relativity, transforming our understanding of the universe<p>Time magazine chose well when it named Albert Einstein as the most influential person of the 20th century. As well as being a peerless scientist, he showed great wisdom and integrity – he …

Physics

Why exoplanet GJ 1132b might be the 'most important' ever found

Astronomers have found what's claimed to be the "most important" planet ever discovered outside the Solar System.<p>The rocky Venus-like exoplanet, …

Astronomy

The unorthodox productivity hacks of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

Approaching their ambitions with a single-minded intensity, none works less than 70 hours a week, including weekends, even at the expense of aspects of life other people value.<p>However, being armed with a strong idea, determined to be the best, and supported by a superhuman work ethic pays off: Mark …

Bill Gates

Black Holes Get Even Weirder with New Stephen Hawking Theory

Black holes may be even weirder than scientists had thought, according to a new paper by famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.<p>The paper, which …

America's slums are exploding

The number of people living in high-poverty areas—defined as census tracts where 40 percent or more of families have income levels below the federal poverty threshold—nearly doubled between 2000 and 2013, to 13.8 million from 7.2 million, according to a new analysis of census data by Paul …

Housing

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Physics

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? …

Tom Hanks
Urban Design

Mindfulness is stopping the world from thinking

Although the NHS supports mindfulness, an Oxford academic claims it stops people thinking deeply<p>People are wasting valuable thinking time on mediation and mindfulness and should stop trying to clear their heads, an Oxford University academic has claimed.<p>Theodore Zeldin said too many people were …

11 Things Happy Couples Don't Do

<i>By Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin for YourTango</i><p>Happiness in a relationship takes much more than luck. It takes a conscious daily effort to put healthy relationship habits into practice. Sounds simple, but that alone is very important marriage counseling advice.<p>If we had to make some generalizations about …

Stereotypes

Saturn’s sponge-like moon Hyperion

<b>Title</b> Saturn’s sponge-like moon Hyperion<p><b>Released</b> 28/04/2015 10:00 am<p><b>Copyright</b> NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute<p><b>Description</b><p>The subject of this image …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

New Study Shows That Your Brain's Powers Change As You Age -- Some Peaking In Your 70s

If you’ve been paying attention to psychology and neuroscience research the last few years, you know that we’ve recently experienced major shifts in thinking about the nature of the brain. Among these, how changeable the brain is from birth to death ranks high. Not long ago the prevailing …

The Brain

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Argentine archaeologists find secret Nazi lair in jungle

Stone structures in the remote region of Misiones are thought to be the ruins of a hideout build by Nazis, in case their leaders needed to flee Germany<p>A team of <b>Argentine</b> archaeologists investigating a series of ruins in the jungle, close to the border with Paraguay, believe they have discovered a</b> …

Genetics

Full Hard Drives Mean An Uncomfortable Digital Age For PS4 And Xbox One

It finally happened. As I went to install my Bloodborne review copy on PS4 this weekend, I got a message. “This action cannot be completed, you need 5.72 GB of free space to install this file.” After less than a year and a half of ownership, my PS4 was already full. The Xbox One hit that mark a few …

Digital Age

Inside the psychology of productivity

You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the room where your kids are playing video games. For entrepreneurs, …