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The Most Massive of Dinos Evolved Earlier Than Previously Thought

Dinosaurs include some of the largest, mightiest animals ever to walk the Earth. Every couple of years, it seems, we’re introduced to a new fossil …

Weird

Have scientists solved the "Gaia puzzle"?

With so many things that needed to go right, and so many things that could have gone wrong, the very fact that you're reading this – in fact, your …

Extinction

Scientists Propose a New Kind of Matter Inside the Densest Stars

You might have a pretty rigid understanding of the way stuff should look, at the most basic level. It should have a nucleus that is orbited by …

Physics

A self-balancing exoskeleton lets wheelchair users walk again

A self-balancing exoskeleton is being tested in France that enables people with complete lower body paralysis to walk. Many exoskeletons require the …

Removing shoes when entering the house could help people stay slim, scientists claim

Removing shoes when entering the house and swapping carpet for wooden floors could help people stay slim because it prevents environmental chemicals accumulating in the house, scientists have claimed.<p>According to new research presented at the European Society of Endocrinology in Barcelona, everyday …

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Why Earth's History Appears So Miraculous

The strange, cosmic reason our evolutionary path will look ever luckier the longer we survive<p>It was hard times for the bomber pilots that floated over Europe, their planes incinerating cities below, like birds of prey. Even as they turned the once-bustling streets beneath to howling firestorms, …

Stephen Hawking

No one knows why these bees build incredible spiraling hives

Caution: after what you are about to see, you may never be satisfied with run-of-the-mill beehives again. These design-savvy bees weren’t content to …

What If the Big Bang Wasn't the Beginning? New Study Proposes Alternative

Was the universe created with a Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, or has it been expanding and contracting for eternity? A new paper, inspired by …

Mario Karting with Bowser and Donkey Kong in Skylanders SuperChargers

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>As we wrote yesterday, <i>Skylanders SuperChargers</i> has quite a bit of Mario Kart's DNA inside it. Along with a few actual Mario characters, as Bowser and Donkey Kong are officially in the game. Check out our gameplay preview, featuring all the wacky …

Karting

The Largest Discovered Structure in the Universe Contradicts Big-Bang Theory Cosmology (Weekend Feature)

This LQG challenges the Cosmological Principle, the assumption that the universe, when viewed at a sufficiently large scale, looks the same no matter …

Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

The ambitious effort to detect ripples in space

A phenomenon so elusive that one team has to carry out an ambitious mission to prove their even more ambitious mission could possibly work.<p>“Right now, your body is being stretched and squeezed.” So Harry Ward from the University of Glasgow tells me as I try to get my head round the head-scratching …

Why must childbirth be such hard labour?

Anyone who has given birth to a baby, or watched someone else doing it, knows that it's a tight squeeze. The birth canal, framed by the bones of the …

The Power of Thinking: Can the Mind Affect Our Reality

<i>“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” —Attributed to Gautama Siddhartha, the</i> …

New Type Of Pulsing Star Discovered

Scientists' current understanding of stars says these stars shouldn't vary in brightness, but they do.<p>Astronomers have discovered a new type of pulsing star. There are 36 of the new type, located in a cluster about 7,000 light-years away from Earth.<p>Based on their brightness and temperature, they …

Supercontinent: how the world is moving together

This year is the 50th anniversary of one of 20th-century science's most important discoveries – the revelation that the land below us is on the move; …

TouchWiz vs stock Android: five reasons why Samsung does it better

TouchWiz does a lot of things better than stock Android. Sure, some don’t like the bloatware that comes with it, but it’s an easy trade-off for the value that Samsung’s offering adds to your smartphone. Stock Android is nice, but it feels like a bare bones Android skin. The camera features aren’t …

Motorola shows off digital tattoos and smart pills at D11 Conference

Yesterday at the D11 Conference, Motorola took the stage and revealed some truly epic news. Not only did we learn that the X Phone is in fact real, the company also unveiled its plans for unique authentication devices in the future.<p>The first of these technologies is a prototype electronic tattoo …

Can You Spot What’s Different In The 2013 Pirelli Calendar?

The Pirelli calendar is famous for a few things. It is populated by the world’s most unapproachably gorgeous women, unencumbered by clothing, and its distribution is so limited that, statistically, you have probably never seen one in person. While the calendar usually serves as an artful showcase …

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

Universe

Why did the Neanderthals die out?

The puzzle is one of the greatest surrounding our species. On a planet that bristled with different types of human being, including Neanderthals and …

The internet will revolutionise SME lending in the UK

The internet is transforming our economy and our lives. More than nine out of 10 flights are now booked online. Digital music, almost unknown a decade ago, already makes up 40pc of total sales.<p>Amazon last year recorded £4bn of sales in the UK. A whole host of new entrants are revolutionising …

Moon Explosion Sparked By Meteorite Crash On Lunar Surface, NASA Says (VIDEO)

By: Clara Moskowitz<p>Published: 05/17/2013 11:20 AM EDT on SPACE.com<p>The moon has a new hole on its surface thanks to a boulder that slammed into it in March, creating the biggest explosion scientists have seen on the moon since they started monitoring it.<p>The meteorite crashed on March 17, slamming …