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Stephen Hawking's Final Theory About Our Universe Has Just Been Published, And It Will Melt Your Brain

His final word on whether multiverses exist.<p>Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: …

Physics

New study has a theory for why we haven’t found aliens yet, and it makes a whole lot of sense

Mankind has been gazing into space for some time now, but scientists still haven’t found any evidence that intelligent life exists in our neck of the …

Research

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This Dangerous Caterpillar Looks Like a Delicious Gummi Candy

If you’re one of the many people with an insatiable sweet tooth (read: everybody), the idea of looking at a handful of sugary-sweet delicious gummi …

Who Are The Juggalos And Why Are They Marching In Washington, D.C.?

This weekend is expected to be a busy one for protesting in the nation's capital, with the Mother of All Rallies, a pro-Trump group that says it wants to preserve American culture; the March to Protect American Democracy, a group that wants the Trump administration to "defend our democracy from …

Home Invasion

The time has come to remove Facebook from your life

Delete your Facebook account. No, but really.<p>This is not the exhortation of an internet troll, but rather the earnest advice of someone who has …

Bernie Sanders quietly launched his own podcast

Just because Bernie Sanders is no longer a presidential candidate doesn't mean that he's out of the internet's spotlight. In fact, it might be easier than ever to listen to his ideas: the Vermont Senator has released a podcast version of his Facebook Live stream, <i>The Bernie Sanders Show</i>. The podcast …

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery technology

At 94 years old, John B. Goodenough isn't done changing the landscape of battery technology. The University of Texas at Austin professor who's widely credited for the invention of lithium-ion batteries has developed a better alternative. Goodenough, Cockrell School senior research fellow Maria …

Internet Challenged To Name 7 New Planets Found By NASA, Regrets Instantly

Image via NASA<p><b>NASA recently announced</b> the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets that form planetary system ‘TRAPPIST-1’, located 39 light years away.<p>…

The quiet war on science

<i>Sacha Vega/TED</i><p>Researchers and academics around the world are in the crosshairs of an assault on the worth of the scientific method. Here’s how to …

Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'

<b>The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers.</b><p>Restoring the function of the organ - which helps control blood sugar levels - reversed symptoms of diabetes in animal experiments.<p>The study, published in the journal Cell, says the diet reboots …

Diabetes

Is there really a link between owning a cat and mental illness? Study examines Toxoplasma gondii infections

Over the past few years, cats have increasingly attracted media attention due to a number of scientific studies reporting that a <i>Toxoplasma Gondii</i> (<i>T.</i> …

Mental Health

Pornhub malware is spreading on the internet like an STD

Better be careful where your lust takes you tonight as hackers have found a new way to infect users. It appears the internet is currently flush with rogue Pornhub apps designed to lock you out your device and hold your smartphone hostage.<p>Researchers from cybersecurity firm ESET have discovered a …

Apps

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

Quantum Physics

Elon Musk says flying cars aren't a good fix for traffic — here's why

Musk told Bloomberg's Max Chafkin he thinks flying cars are a dumb idea for city travel in a profile about his tunnel plans published on Thursday. He said even though his plan to build an underground network of tunnels might seem crazy, it's actually less crazy than flying cars.<p>"Obviously, I like …

Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists

"Woolly mammoths" could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.<p>World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of …

Genetics

Stray black hole turned cosmic gas cloud into speeding 'bullet'

A stray black hole may be responsible for turning a gas cloud into a speeding cosmic bullet trillions of miles long.<p>The wandering black hole was discovered lurking just outside a supernova remnant, a shell of expelled material left behind after a massive star explodes. Using the Atacama …

Trump's next target? Work visas tech firms rely on

A newly drafted executive order could dramatically change hiring practices in the tech industry, reports Bloomberg.<p>President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration last week were just the beginning.<p>The administration has drafted a new executive order that takes aim at the work visa program …

Immigration

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is inspired by these three movies, according to the director

Rian Johnson's recent comments to Empire regarding his inspiration for <i>The Last Jedi</i> paint a picture of an eclectic and tonally diverse movie. The reference to the World War II drama <i>Twelve O'Clock High</i> leads us to believe that we will get to see quite a bit more of Poe Dameron's (Oscar Isaac) badass …

The Earth Is Farting on the Moon

The man in the Moon knows a lot more about us than we think. For instance, it’s keeping tabs on the air we breath by collecting samples of it.<p>Kaguya, …

Scientists find 'oldest human ancestor'

<b>Researchers have discovered the earliest known ancestor of humans - along with a vast range of other species.</b><p>They say that fossilised traces of the 540-million-year-old creature are "exquisitely well preserved".<p>The microscopic sea animal is the earliest known step on the evolutionary path that led …

Biology

Matthew McConaughey Says The Offers Dried Up After He Started Saying No To Rom-Coms

Matthew McConaughey: Misunderstood Hunk Thespian.<p>Life was different before The McConaissance and we once lived in an era where the Lincoln spokesmuser was largely a rom-com proposition. (The freedom for ambitious <i>Gold</i> hairstyling was a long way away.) Speaking with <i>The Guardian</i>, McConaughey was …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Apple joins Amazon, Google and Facebook in AI research group

Apple published its first paper on AI last month and now the company is set to join five others in a newly-formed research group. The Partnership on AI announced today that Apple would become its sixth founding member, adding to a lineup that already touts Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and …

We Can Now Extract the DNA of Rare Animals Preserved in Museum Jars

Scientists have figured out how to bring long-dead animal collections into the age of genomic study.<p>Scientists from Louisiana State University (LSU) …

Extracted

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.<p>In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a …

LSD study reveals why acid trips last so long

Research is first to demonstrate precisely how the compound lysergic acid diethylamide attaches to serotonin receptors in the brain<p>“You can hear the Universal Symphony with God singing solo and Holy Ghost on drums,” was how Hunter S. Thompson described the experience, while the Beatles famously …

Consciousness

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

Alzheimer's Disease