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How Can These Cops Run Up a Wall on a Pole? Physics!

This video of Vietnamese police—I think they're Vietnamese police—climbing a wall with a pole left me thinking, "What the heck?" I don't doubt that …

Physics

Cosmic superclusters, the Universe’s largest structures, don’t actually exist

You may have heard of Laniakea, but don’t count on it being real.<p><i>“It’s the gravity that shapes the large scale structure of the universe, even though</i> …

Mars News: ESA's Mars Express Reveals Remnants Of Ancient 'Mega-Flood'; NASA's MAVEN Shifts Course To Avoid Phobos Collision

The planet Mars is now a dry, cold and dusty place, but it wasn't always so. In recent years, a series of observations made using NASA and European …

Rapid Temperature Fluctuations Have Been Detected in Black Hole Winds For The First Time

Burps so powerful, they block star birth.<p>Scientists have made the most detailed observations ever of the incredibly fast and strong 'winds' that gust …

Commercialize quantum technologies in five years

Masoud Mohseni, Peter Read, Hartmut Neven and colleagues at Google's Quantum AI Laboratory set out investment opportunities on the road to the …

New Close-Up Image of Jupiter's Turbulent Region Is Breathtaking

Sure, things are pretty whacky here on Earth, but they’re nothing compared to the gigantic storm twice as wide as our own planet raging on Jupiter. …

There's a Massive, Glowing Blob in The Universe, And a Mystery Source Is Lighting It Up

No one knows what's powering this thing.<p>Astronomers have discovered a vast, glowing blob of gas in the distant Universe, and they can't figure out …