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Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Miguel Releases Statement Following Frank Ocean Criticism

<i>Miguel photo by Daniel Sannwald</i><p>During an interview with <i>The Sunday Times</i>, Miguel was asked about Frank Ocean. "I wouldn’t say we were friends," he said (via <i>Billboard</i>). "To be completely honest—and no disrespect to anyone—I genuinely believe that I make better music, all the way around." Tonight on …

How Frank Ocean's 'channel ORANGE' Changed My Life

The summer of 2012 is an unforgettable period in my life. There are a number of reasons. I had my first encounter with what I presumed to be love, …

Five things to expect from Frank Ocean’s new album

This year has already surpassed itself with some fire music releases, and there are plenty more that are about to drop onto our heads like a storm of musical hailstones – that much we already know. But there’s one name we can't stop saying, which begs the question: <i>Frank Ocean, where’s that second</i> …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Does Terrorism Work?

Rebel groups that employ terror in civil wars seldom win or gain concessions—but they tend to prolong conflicts, a new paper finds.<p>Nearly 14 years into the war on terror, there are signs of terrorism all around us, from Memorial Day tributes to the victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the …

Political Science

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

'Hand of God' Spotted by NASA Space Telescope (Photo)

Religion and astronomy may not overlap often, but a new NASA X-ray image captures a celestial object that resembles the "Hand of God."<p>The cosmic …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Global Warming

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Can a Documentary Change the Way Colleges Handle Sexual Assault?

The makers of The Hunting Ground seek to expose how badly colleges deal with sexual assault cases and how few victims actually get justice.<p>According to a new documentary, colleges are hotbeds of sexual violence perpetrated by serial predators — and schools are doing very littleabout it. In their …

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

Fish

Ebola: the race to find a cure | Sarah Boseley

In October, scientists set out to do something unprecedented – conduct a drugs trial during an epidemic to find a treatment for a lethal disease. Could they make history and change the way we deal with outbreaks?<p>The border crossing did not look encouraging. Dense tropical forest spilled over the …

Where To Look For Life In Space

A tour of places in our solar system where life could persevere<p><i>This article was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>to accompany the feature "Have We Found Alien Life?"</i>

Astronomy

'Interstellar' Visual Effects Team Publishes Black Hole Study

The special effects that power the sci-fi blockbuster "Interstellar" are helping researchers better understand supermassive black holes and other real-world cosmic phenomena.<p>The "Interstellar" visual-effects crew has published a scientific study describing the computer code that brought to life the …

5,800-Year-Old Skeletons Found Locked in Embrace Near Greek Cave

ATHENS, Greece -- Death did not part them. Archaeologists in southern Greece have discovered the grave of a man and woman buried as they died some 5,800 years ago — still tightly embracing. A senior member of the excavation team, Anastassia Papathanassiou, says the discovery — made in 2013 and …

To Be or Not to Be Signaling the Aliens: That Is the Question for SETI

SAN JOSE, Calif. — For more than 50 years, scientists have been listening for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations, to no avail. Now some experts on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, think it's time for a sustained effort to send signals out to extraterrestrial …

Weird Sub-Neptunes and Super-Earths Pop Up in Kepler's Planet Search

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One of the most common kinds of planets detected by NASA's Kepler telescope appears to be a type that doesn't exist in our own solar system, a leading astronomer on the Kepler team said Friday.<p>This type of planet has a size in the range between two and four times Earth's …

For Valentine's Day, draw brains, not hearts

Forget the heart and Cupid this Valentine's Day. It's the brain that makes you do crazy stuff when you're in love.<p>In fact, love apparently can remodel your brain, according to a study published online Friday in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.<p>It's the latest in science's admittedly wonky attempts …

Heart of darkness: Scientists probe dark matter near Milky Way's core

Even though scientists have managed to quantify how much dark matter lurks in distant galaxies, astronomers have been hard-pressed to figure out how much of the mysterious stuff lies within our own.<p>But in a paper published in the journal Nature Physics, a team of researchers has managed to measure …

Dark Matter

Space Shots: The Universe's Best Images

A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.<p><i>This post was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love space—and we know you do too. From seeing the nearly-true colors of Europa, a molten metal orb levitate in microgravity, or even a map of a …

Astronomy

Bed Bugs May Be Splitting Into New Species

The bed bug may seem like a recent trend. Even if you haven’t personally suffered an infestation, media coverage of the insect’s comeback has been hard to miss.<p>However, the bed bug is an ancient pest, and our lives have intertwined for millennia. In the late 1990s, for example, archaeologists found …

Biology

Watch: Stunning Nasa time-lapse captures Sun's activity over five years

A captivating video has been released by Nasa showing some of the most memorable moments of the Sun's activity in the last five years<p><b>The Sun</b>'s most impressive activity over the last five years has been released in a time-lapse <b>video</b> by Nasa.<p>The three minute video shows the changing surface of the …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain