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Weird! Our Universe May Be a 'Multiverse,' Scientists Say

Is our universe just one of many? While the concept is bizarre, it's a real possibility, according to scientists who have devised the first test to …

Dark Matter

NASA images show dwarf planet Ceres in highest-resolution yet

NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which has spent the past month orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres, managed to snap the highest-resolution images seen to date of …

Among Millions of Galaxies, Survey Finds No Obvious Signs of Life

A long, laborious study of a huge number of galaxies has found no clear signs of life or civilization other than our own. Researchers at Penn State University sifted through nearly 100 million data entries from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer satellite.<p>"If an entire galaxy had been …

Universe

LeTV announces three new Superphones with USB-C ports in tow, coming soon to the U.S.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer LeTV has just announced three new “Superphones” that will eventually make their way to the United States. Dubbed the Le Max, Le 1 Pro and Le 1, these budget-friendly handsets are the first smartphones to features USB Type-C charging ports.<p>For starters, the Le Max …

Oldest Neanderthal DNA found in Italian skeleton

The calcite-encrusted skeleton of an ancient human, still embedded in rock deep inside a cave in Italy, has yielded the oldest Neanderthal DNA ever found.<p>These molecules, which could be up to 170,000 years old, could one day help yield the most complete picture yet of help paint a more complete …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

A Universe of 10 Dimensions

When someone mentions “different dimensions,” we tend to think of things like parallel universes – alternate realities that exist parallel to our …

Dark Matter

Celebrate Hubble's 25th Anniversary in Space With These Awesome Photos

Hubble's lead imaging scientist shares his favorite celestial views from the space telescope.<p>For 25 years now, the Hubble Space Telescope has expanded the frontiers of human knowledge. Using it to peer deep into space and back in cosmic time with unprecedented clarity, astronomers learned that …

The big bang: are we in a ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ type situation?

Scientists at Cern are suggesting they could soon detect miniature black holes, proving the existence of parallel universes and disproving the big bang theory of the creation of the universe. Or something

Physics

'Methuselah' Palm Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Is a Father

Ten years after sprouting from an ancient seed, the date palm is "a big boy now," a scientist says—"and yeah, he can make dates."<p>A male date palm tree named Methuselah that sprouted from a 2,000-year-old seed nearly a decade ago is thriving today, according to the Israeli researcher who is …

This Zero Gravity Cocktail Glass Could Be Out of This World

Astronauts hoping to sip drinks in style may soon have an open-top cocktail glass to look forward to.<p>Called the Zero Gravity Cocktail Project, the …

Glowing Green: Comet Lovejoy Shines in Stargazer Photo

This stunning image captures the glowing green head of Comet Lovejoy.<p>Astrophotographer Miguel Claro took the image as a well as a timelapse video …

Astronomy

How It Works: The Polaris Slingshot Three-Wheeled Supercar

It's like a hybrid between a motorcycle and a Ferrari<p>New classes of vehicle don’t come along all that often, which is why the Polaris Slingshot stands out among this year’s launches. The three-wheeled moto roadster draws from the company’s experience with both off-road ATVs and on-road motorcycles …

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

Ready, Player? GameSpot Joins Flipboard

Whether you’re wondering where the next Minecon will take place or if you should get a dedicated gaming PC for your living room, GameSpot is …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Is this exotic object an ejected black hole or a huge star?

Is SDSS1133 a supermassive black hole ejected from its home galaxy, or the remains of a massive star that exploded as a supernova? Astronomers aren’t …

Bats’ Link to Ebola Finally Solved

A new paper outlines five steps required for a virus to ‘spill over’ from bats to humans. But don’t just blame the bats—deforestation and hunting are …

Here's What Scientists Know About Ebola in Sierra Leone

Everything we know about Ebola since the disease’s two dozen or so outbreaks since 1976 comes not from a rich, deep database of scientific evidence …

Disease

Why Protective Gear Isn’t Stopping Ebola

Even the best hazmat-suit manufacturers can’t guarantee protection against Ebola. Here’s why.<p>You will probably never contract Ebola. The average patient with Ebola only infects just two other people, even in the least developed parts of Africa, making it far less virulent than HIV, mumps, or …

Disease

Spain has outbreak's 1st known case of contracting Ebola outside of Africa

A nurse's assistant in Spain is the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa in the current outbreak.<p>Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato announced Monday that a test confirmed the assistant has the virus.<p>The woman helped treat a Spanish missionary and a Spanish priest, both of …

'This is relatively small still'

Published on October 4, 2014<p>Tom Frieden remembers the young woman with the beautiful hair, dyed a rusty gold and braided meticulously, elaborately, perhaps by someone who loved her very much. She was lying facedown, half off the mattress. She had been dead for hours, and flies had found the bare …

An American Cameraman For NBC News Has Ebola — And He's Coming Back To The US

The freelancer was hired by NBC on Tuesday to support Dr. Nancy Snyderman on assignment in Monrovia, but he came down with symptoms of the virus on Wednesday, according to NBC. On Thursday, he was found to have the virus.<p>The freelancer's condition comes just days after the Centers for Disease …

Ebola's Orphans Have No Place to Go

Berlinda watched her mother die. The three-year-old may not have understood what exactly was going on as the ambulance team transported her and her …

Disease

Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

Changing Planet<p>The Hubble Space Telescope snapped this finely detailed image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6384, an island of stars thought to resemble our own Milky Way galaxy. Credit: ESA/NASA<p><b>Ever look up and wonder how many stars are out there in the night sky, and where did all these stars</b> …

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Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …

IBM wants to kill the hard drive it invented

Saving files to memory is something that's supposed to be mostly invisible for the end user. We don't need to think about it; it just has to work. But whether it's a solid-state or hard disk drive, conventional storage solutions have their limitations -- namely, speed, rewritability and durability. …