Lisani Lopez

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Are cats solid or liquid? And other award-winning absurd scientific research of 2017

The winers of the 2017 Ig Nobel awards, "for achievements that first make people laugh then make them think," were announced at Harvard last night. …

Researchers find new way to manipulate magnetism

In a pioneering effort to control, measure and understand magnetism at the atomic level, researchers working at the National Institute of Standards …

Earth dodges a cosmic bullet -- for now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mother Nature has had a hectic past couple of weeks of hurricanes, an earthquake, wildfires and flooding. But while our attention has been turned to these humanitarian crises, Earth ducked a cosmic bullet the likes of which could have crippled human technological civilization.<p>Over the last …

New Supernova Analysis Questions Dark Energy, Cosmic Acceleration

Timescape cosmology offers a way around one of the universe's best mysteries.<p>One of my personal favorite features of the universe is that it is at this moment being ripped to shreds. Granted, it's so far a very slow ripping, but, thanks to a peculiar property often referred to as dark energy, the …

This Extremely Hot Exoplanet Is So Black It Eats Up Almost All Visible Light

Spooky and weird, let's not go there.<p>Exoplanet WASP-12b does not seem like a good place to go for a visit. New research has found that most of the …

Gorgeous, majestic white giraffes spotted, captured on video for first time ever

A pair of rare white giraffes were spotted in Kenya and captured on film for the first time ever.<p>The giraffes, a mother and its child, have white skin due to a condition known as lueucism. The condition prevents pigmentation in skin cells and causes skin to turn white and pale.<p>The giraffes were …

How to trick your brain into thinking a small animal is hopping up your arm

Our brains have some pretty inaccurate maps of our body.<p>Everyone hates awkward pauses, and your brain is no exception. The mind’s eye will attempt to fill in dead spaces—though it’s not always very accurate. Try this: Have a friend give a few taps to your forearm, first near the wrist and then the …

Proof Of 'God Playing Dice With The Universe' Found In The Sun's Interior

Deep inside the Sun’s interior, the fusion of lighter nuclei into heavier ones causes a tiny amount of mass to be lost, converted into energy via the famous <i>E = mc2</i>. At temperatures of 4,000,000 K or above, all the way up to 15,000,000 K in the Sun’s very center, hydrogen and helium isotopes build …

Physics

That's Cold! Molecules Cooled to a Shade Above Absolute Zero

A new technique pushes the limits of how cold molecules can get to a tiny fraction of a degree above absolute zero.<p>The researchers used a combination …

Can AI detect homosexuality from a facial image? And should it?

A study published late last week from two Stanford researchers has caused shockwaves around the world. The duo reportedly developed a neural network …

Strange 'Earthquake Lights' Accompanied Mexico's 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake

Here's what they are.<p>The massive 8.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked Mexico earlier this week was enough of a phenomenon on its own, but the quake …

Glowing Crystal Has the Quantum Internet Within Reach

And the key element is already found in fluorescent lights and old TVs.<p>The quantum computer has the potential to revolutionize the 21st century, …

Quantum Computing

This Newly Discovered Ant Has a Metal Spike on Its Head And Was Probably a Vampire

We're glad that thing is trapped in amber.<p>Scientists have discovered a new type of 'hell ant' - a species with terrifying spiky mouthparts reinforced …

Explaining What Depression Feels Like To The Non-Depressed Population

Nothing is good.<p>Not in the sense of “some things in my life are bad, but out there is goodness I can’t concentrate on right now,” but <i>actually nothing</i> …

The O positive (and O negative) blood type diet?

Knowing your blood type can often be thought of as useful only if you need a blood transfusion. However, there is another argument that says eating …

Nutrition

Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Strongest in a Decade

<i>This article was updated at 5:44 p.m. EDT to indicate that a coronal mass ejection was observed coming from the site of the solar flare.</i><p>Early this …

The first drugs designed to fight aging are ready for human testing

Earlier this week, doctors at the Mayo Clinic and the Scripps Research Institute published a review article in the Journal of American Geriatrics calling and outlining designs for human clinical trials on the first class of drugs developed specifically to treat aging.<p>The “geroscience hypothesis” is …

The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke

Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist …

Physics

Smartphone prices are about to get insane

For about the last decade, if you walked into any phone store, you could reasonably expect to pay about $200 for a brand new iPhone — but those days …

Mobile Technology

Newly discovered black hole may be the first of its kind ever detected

A Monstrous Marauder<p>Japanese astronomers have found evidence that an intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH) with 100,000 times the mass of our Sun is …

'Extreme' telescopes find the second-fastest-spinning pulsar

By following up on mysterious high-energy sources mapped out by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, the Netherlands-based Low Frequency Array …

This Is Exactly What 5 Doctors Eat When They Want to Lose Weight

For functional medicine doctors, curating a specific diet for patients is the equivalent of prescribing medication; they believe that chronic …

Nutrition

Kim Jong Un Puts America Within Striking Distance

By Daniel Ten KateDaniel Ten Kate and Adrian LeungAdrian Leung<p>The window to stop North Korea from being able to attack the U.S. with a nuclear bomb …

Hurricane Irma looks monstrous in a new video recorded by the International Space Station

Astronauts in space see the world differently than the rest of us, and at no time is that more apparent than when monster storms whirl across the ocean and threaten human civilization.<p>The International Space Station flew over Hurricane Irma on Tuesday, just as the storm threatened Caribbean Islands …

A new type of giant black hole has been found near the center of our galaxy

The new discovery, found hiding in a huge cloud of molecular gas, is the best evidence yet of a long-sought class of 'intermediate-mass' black holes, the existence of which could explain how supermassive black holes grow so terrifyingly vast.<p>Even though the new find is itself incredibly huge with a …

Neuroscientists have figured out why you can’t concentrate at work

Even though most people think about themselves as primarily visual beings, neuroscience reveals a complex “connectome” of brain cells that connects all of our senses. Try writing a report in a noisy, uncomfortable place with the smells of the office microwave wafting over to your desk, and the …

Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the Milky Way.<p>If the discovery is confirmed, the invisible behemoth will rank as the second largest black hole ever seen in the Milky Way after the …

Black Holes

We Might Have Finally Found The Trigger For Autoimmune Diseases

What makes the body attack itself?<p>Scientists have identified a chain reaction that explains why our own bodies can turn against healthy cells, …

Black Holes Outside Our Galaxy Work Differently From Ours

Black Hole Birth-Gaze<p>Physicists recently narrowed the origin story for black holes beyond our galaxy down to two possibilities, according to a study …

Cyborg Bacteria Covered in Tiny Solar Panels Are Changing The Future of Clean Fuel

"These bacteria outperform natural photosynthesis."<p>In an effort to improve the efficiency of natural photosynthesis, a researcher at the University …

Clean Energy