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NASA space telescope captures black holes ‘burping’ after eating up stars

For the first time ever, astronomers have documented the process by which radiation is expelled from black holes – a process that many believe holds …

Analog Atlas Still Relevant? Garmin Makes Company-Wide Decision

In the age of screens, at least one analog source is still relevant.<p><b>This week, digital-focused Garmin International made clear paper is still in its</b> …

How to Stop iPhone Location Tracking and Protect Your Privacy

These days, everything is connected. And while things like location tracking can make our lives easier, they can definitely be a cause for concern …

Acer's 21-inch curved laptop behemoth is $9,000 - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The 21-inch curved display feels very immersive in games. There are a ton of fun features and extras, including a reversible touch/number pad, eye tracking cameras and swappable WASD keys. The mechanical keyboard is excellent for gaming.<p><b>The Bad</b> Even these high-end components don't fully …

This Is the Russian Army's Self-Driving Attack Vehicle

Russia made a driverless version of its armored infantry vehicle, and armed it to the teeth.<p>Russian defense contractor VPK LLC has developed a driverless, remote-controlled version of the GAZ Tigr, an armored ground vehicle used by the Russian military. According to Russian state media outlet TASS, …

Military

X marks the spot at centre of the Milky Way galaxy, indicates NASA's WISE mission - Science News - ABC News

An enormous X-shaped structure made of stars lies at the centre of the Milky Way, indicates a new study of infrared light coming from our home galaxy.<p>…

NASA’s worrying prediction for 2016

The first six months of 2016 were the hottest on record around the world, according to scientists at NASA and America’s National Oceanic and …

Scientists Created a Cyborg Stingray Powered by The Heart of a Rat

Uh, it followed me home.<p>Researchers have developed a new kind of synthetic creature, using the heart cells of a rat to make a robotic stingray that …

HD 131399Ab: Scientists discover strange planet with three suns - Science News - ABC News

An international team of astronomers have announced the discovery of a strange planet in a faraway solar system that contains not just one sun, but …

The Case For Black Holes Being Nothing But Holograms Just Got Even Stronger

Holy crap!<p>If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can …

Physics

Easing Math and Science Anxiety In Girls Needs to Start with Parents, Says Study

The other day I came home from a trip with a “Ratchet and Clank” video game that I intended on giving to my 6-year-old son. And because I can’t ever …

Another success for SpaceX rocket

<b>(CNN) —</b> SpaceX landed one of its rockets on an offshore platform Friday, the third time in two months the private space exploration firm has made a successful landing at sea.<p>The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket sent a Thai communications satellite into orbit Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in …

Supernova shrapnel hits our solar system

Particles generated in relatively recent, relatively close supernovae have been captured by a NASA satellite. An instrument on NASA's Advanced …

3 Simple but Effective Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

We all have an inner saboteur--some more powerful than others. The first step to success is often learning to recognize and work through your own saboteur.<p>Have you ever said any of these sentences?<p>"I can't do it!"<p>"That's way too difficult!"<p>"If I try, I'll probably fail anyway."<p>" I always fail. Why …

NASA releases stunning video of Pluto’s surface

NASA has released footage from its New Horizons spacecraft, giving folks on Earth a glimpse at Pluto‘s surface.<p>Compiled from a series of …

Mars Close Approach To Earth, Closest In 11 Years

This Memorial Day will be memorable for another reason: a close encounter with Mars, the closest since 2005. Our neighboring red planet will be at a …

Comets could have sparked life on Earth as building blocks of DNA found in space

Comets really could have sparked life on Earth, scientists have proven for the first time, after finding key components of cells present on the atmosphere of space rocks.<p>Exerts have long believed that comets and asteroids brought water and amino acids when they crashed into the planet during the …

Watch NASA's second attempt at inflating the first expandable habitat on the ISS

Inflation will begin at 9AM ET<p>After failing its first attempt, NASA will try once again to deploy its first expandable habitat. The space agency will start inflating the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) on Saturday morning, starting at 9AM ET. You can watch the event live on NASA …

Multiple Sclerosis could be reversed with calorie-restricted diet, study suggests

A calorie-restricted diet which mimics the effects of fasting may reverse the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and help repair the damage caused by the disease.<p>Scientists are so excited about the finding that they are moving to large human trials and are already recommending it for very ill patients …

Beyond Pluto: Meet The New Horizons Spacecraft's Next Target

This summer, the mission may get funding to travel to a mysterious rock at the edge of the solar system<p>The Pluto flyby was arguably one of 2015’s top scientific achievements, maybe even one of the most memorable moments in the last decade. We now know what our ex-ninth planet looks like, and it’s …

Solar System

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Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Singularity

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No Woman Is 100 Percent Straight or Gay, According to Science

You might beg to differ, however.<p>Every once in a while, we come across a scientific finding that puzzles the crap out of us. This is one of them.<p>A new scientific theory published in the journal <i>Biological Reviews</i> claims that some women are evolutionarily designed to be "sexually fluid," or switch up …

10 mind-blowing facts about black holes

Scientists believe they are formed when the corpse of a massive star collapses in on itself, becoming so dense that it warps the fabric of space and time.<p>And any matter that crosses their event horizons, also known as the point of no return, spirals helplessly toward an unknown fate.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes

Behold the sharpest footage ever of Mercury's transit across the Sun

Last week, the planet Mercury put on a show for astronomers by trekking across the Sun for 7.5 hours. In what is known as a Mercury transit, the tiny planet passed between the Sun and Earth, appearing as a tiny black dot moving slowly across the Sun's bright disc. It's an event that happens only …

Japanese 3D Galaxy Map Confirms Einstein Was One Smart Dude

On June 30th, 1905, Albert Einstein started a revolution with the publication of theory of Special Relativity. This theory, among other things, …

Physics

The Existence Of Planet Nine Defies All Explanation

Space Photo credit: Artist's impression of Planet Nine in its current orbit far from the Sun. Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)The possibility of a ninth planet …

Universe

Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.<p>Indian specialist Dr Himanshu Bansal, working with Biotech companies Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark Inc, has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who …

Stem Cells

Three Potentially Earth-Like Exoplanets Have Been Found 40 Light Years Away

40 light years is a long way away. We’re talking more than 200 trillion miles. But in the relative terms of our insanely large universe, it’s virtually the distance from your couch to your TV. And scientists have just discovered three Earth-like exoplanets that close in.<p>Researchers at Université de …