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Look at the mysterious ‘dragon booger’ found in Vancouver's Lost Lagoon

Pond gunk has never been so fascinating.<p>“Dragon boogers” go by many names. “Moss animals,” for one, and “bryozoans,” for another. They’re also known as “ectoprocta,” meaning “anus outside.” If you’re unfamiliar with the phylogeny of aquatic invertebrates, it might seem unnecessary to distinguish …

Italian F1 Grand Prix 2017 Qualifying: Bottas Sets Practice Pace, Full Results

Mercedes made a dream start to their preparations for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix after Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton clinched one-two finishes in both first and second practice sessions.<p>Hamilton ended the morning session quickest in Monza, but Bottas reminded the Formula 1 world of his …

The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole is Proving Einstein Correct

As if he needs it.<p>Sitting at the center of the Milky Way galaxy lies a supermassive black hole named Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), possessing the mass of …

Secrets of the universe may lie in an old gold mine in South Dakota

The universe as we know it shouldn’t exist. Unlocking the reasons why may depend on once again striking gold in a mine buried a mile underground in rural South Dakota.<p>The largest U.S.-based particle physics experiment ever is now under construction in the old mine in Lead, S.D., breathing new life …

Physics

Widespread Loneliness Is Killing People And We Need to Start Taking This Seriously

Talk to a friend.<p>Researchers are warning that loneliness and social isolation is becoming a greater public health threat than the widely discussed …

Six Artists Tell You How to Quit Your Corporate Job and Pursue Music

TOKiMONSTA, Anthony Parasole, and more offer their tips on leaving a nine to five for the dancefloor.<p>Every bedroom DJ or producer dreams of quitting their day job and making it big. For most, it's no more than a fantasy, something they joke about with friends after a long day at the office. But …

Chinese Researchers Teleport Photon Into Space

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>A team of Chinese researchers has reportedly teleported a photon into space. It involves a complex phenomenon of quantum physics called entanglement. Scientists routinely teleport photons on Earth using entanglement, but the move into space …

Is The Universe Conscious?

The history of science — in particular the physical sciences, like physics and astronomy — can be told as the incremental realization that there is large-scale coherence in the universe.<p>By large-scale coherence, I mean that some of the same physical laws hold at scales as diverse as the atom and …

Physics

Scientists see molecules 'breathe' in remarkable detail

In a milestone for studying a class of chemical reactions relevant to novel solar cells and memory storage devices, an international team of …

The bizarre behavior of black holes can now be studied in laboratories

A team of scientists has discovered that a law controlling the bizarre behavior of black holes out in space — is also true for cold helium atoms that …

Timo Bernhard leads Porsche to dramatic 24 Hours of Le Mans win

LE MANS, France — Veteran German driver Timo Bernhard led Porsche to a dramatic third straight win at the 24 Hours Le Mans race to prevent a huge upset win for the lesser category Oreca team on Sunday.<p>After a series of mishaps to pre-race favorites Porsche and Toyota, the LMP2 category Oreca …

“Interstellar’s” Stunning Visual Effects Led to a New Scientific Finding

When Kip Thorne, theoretical physicist and executive producer on Interstellar, was put in charge of the visuals behind the film’s black hole, the …

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

10 Essential Tips For a Long and Lucrative Music Career

Breaking into the music industry has always been a challenge for artists from all genres.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Breaking into the music industry has always been a challenge for artists from all genres. There are tens of thousands of artists vying for attention …

Music Industry

How Does Earth Move Through Space? Now We Know, On Every Scale

Ask a scientist for our cosmic address, and you’ll get quite a mouthful. Here we are, on planet Earth, which spins on its axis and revolves around the Sun, which orbits in an ellipse around the center of the Milky Way, which is being pulled towards Andromeda within our local group, which is being …

Worm grows second head after being launched into space -- and then it does it again

If space travel wasn't hard enough, imagine trying to do it with two heads.<p>A flatworm sent to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX rocket in 2015 as part of a biological study grew a second head after the first one had been partially amputated before launch.<p>Flatworms are often sent into …

Scientists Have Created The Largest Ever Virtual Universe Inside a Supercomputer

This thing is bananas.<p>As well as studying what we can observe today, scientists rely on simulations to understand more about the past and future of …

Astronomers just achieved something Einstein said was impossible

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Albert Einstein himself believed it couldn't be done.<p>A few decades after he published his theory of general relativity, a colleague asked the famous physicist whether the concept could be used to calculate the weight of a star. Theoretically, yes, was his reply. If one star …

Physics

Humans, the entire Earth and the sun all exist in a giant void of nothingness

You've probably heard the cliché that humans are just tiny specks in the universe. It might literally be true. A recent study gives more evidence to …

The Future of Drone Technology Lies in These Genetically Modified Dragonflies

Researchers have turned dragonflies into controllable micro-drones to help track wildlife populations and pollinate flowers. But should we fear weaponized insects?<p>Scientists successfully melded technology and dragonflies to make living micro-drones controlled by humans.<p>Engineers at Draper, a …

X-ray laser turns molecule into tiny ‘black hole’

When scientists focused the full intensity of the world’s most powerful X-ray laser on a small molecule, they got a surprise: A single laser pulse …

This Is the Most Complex Video of a Real Cell Ever Made

The best part of high school biology was the movies. Some of them basically amounted to weird close-up fetish porn, sure. Other high school biology …

Catching the (meteor) train

0A bright meteor can leave behind a "persistent train," a trail of vaporized interplanetary rock that can glow for many minutes. A new video shows …

Astronomy

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

Watch a Simple Experiment Make Sense of Quantum Mechanics

“No One Understands Quantum Mechanics”<p>Quantum mechanics: a branch of physics that is, to many, confusing and misunderstood. It encompasses and deals …

Scientists May Have Found a Simple Solution to a 40-Year-Old Space Mystery

“Sherlocking” our Galaxy<p>While scientists have already uncovered answers to some of the universe’s greatest mysteries, there’s still a great deal we …

Weird energy beam seems to travel five times the speed of light

Please welcome to the stage a master illusionist. An energy beam that stabs out of galaxy M87 like a toothpick in a cocktail olive is pulling off the …

The Search for a Second Earth Just Got A Bit More Interesting

So, you’ve probably seen tons and tons of new stories about Earth-like planets around nearby stars. That’s mostly because over the past few years …

How to spot the new brightest supernova in the sky

There's a new exploding star in the night sky that's bright enough for anyone to check out with an amateur telescope.<p>A new supernova tediously named "2017 eaw" was first spotted by Utah amateur astronomer Patrick Wiggins on May 14. According to Sky and Telescope, he came to the conclusion he had …