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A Tesla Roadster wasn’t the only thing Elon Musk’s SpaceX sent into orbit last week

A tiny object was stored in Elon Musk’s Tesla that could say a lot about humanity<p>Elon Musk’s space-bound Tesla Roadster may have grabbed headlines, …

The path from ape to modern human is not a linear one. <b>Hannah Devlin</b> looks at what we know – and what might be next for our species<p><b>Let’s go back to the beginning. When did we and our ape cousins part ways?</b><br>Scientists are still working on an exact date – or even a date to within a million years. Like …

Humanity

The black box set to revolutionize the search for life beyond Earth

1 / 3<p>Part of the VLT (Very Large Telescope) in Paranal, about 1,150 kms north of Santiago, Chile, which will search for planets outside our solar …

Uniview's Virtual Tour to the Edge of the Known Universe Is Terrifying

Travel safely, space nerds.<p>As the universe is unimaginably expansive and constantly growing, there’s pretty much no chance we everyday Earthlings …

Speed Of Light

Egypt: Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb near Giza pyramids

The tomb likely belonged to a high-ranking female priest, Hetpet, from Egypt's 5th dynasty pharaohs. The 4,400-year-old tomb is the latest in a …

2018 January 14 - Three Galaxies and a Comet

<b>Three Galaxies and a Comet</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Miloslav Druckmuller (Brno University of Technology)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Diffuse starlight and dark …

This Trick for Cleaning White Sneakers Will Blow Your Mind

There’s nothing better than a fresh new pair of white sneakers. Now if only they could stay that way for more than a few days.<p>If, like millions of …

MECH RACING SPORT in partnership with Furrion and Prosthesis

<b>A new electric vehicle MECH RACING sport to be formed in partnership of Prosthesis and Furrion</b><p>You have all seen Robot movies like THE TRANSFORMERS, …

This Spectacular Video Shows What It Would Be Like to Fly Through The Orion Nebula

Mind = blown.<p>We're not going to fly through a nebula, not in the lifetimes of anyone alive today. Possibly not ever in anyone's lifetime.<p>But based on …

Scientists Are Freaking Out Over a Huge Cache of Extremely Rare Pterosaur Eggs

"We have literally hundreds of eggs to work with."<p>"Extraordinary." "Stellar." "Truly awesome." "A world-class find."<p>That's how palaeontologists are …

Dinosaurs

Two Giant Black Holes Caught Being Unbelievably Rude in New Image

Black holes think they can act however they want just because they’re massive voids. Sadly, a couple of unruly ones decided to photobomb our closest …

Universe

What Chimpanzees Can Teach Us About Adam and Eve

On an uncomfortably hot and humid February morning, the evolutionary biologist Melissa Emery Thompson, the field assistant John Sunday, and I had already walked for almost an hour in search of the chimpanzees that lived somewhere in this part of Uganda’s enormous Kibale National Park. Researchers …

Get ready for 'Halo' in VR

Microsoft regularly uses <i>Halo</i> as a selling point for its technology (see: the original Xbox), and that's definitely true in the virtual reality era. The tech pioneer and 343 Industries have revealed that they're working on <i>Halo</i> mixed reality experiences. The two aren't saying anything more at this …

Comic-Con: Essential Panels, Surprises + Backstage With Ricky Whittle Of ‘American Gods’

“It’s like Disneyland for adults — I still geek out,” <i>American Gods</i> star and Comic-Con veteran Ricky Whittle says of the colossal San Diego confab …

Could zombies, jazz artists, and scientists all point to God?

I sat down to lunch with the atheist engineer and felt—awkward!<p>His wife had suggested that we meet together since he was skeptical about the whole God thing and about the church his wife was starting to attend.<p>But we had nothing in common. He was a scientist and I was, in his view, a religious nut. …

Huge Jupiter-like planet discovered by astronomers confounds theory of planetary development

A rare, massive planet that orbits a fast-spinning star has caused scientists to rethink current models of stars and solar systems.<p>The planet HIP …

Universe

Psychedelics and Virtual Reality Make a Trendy but Illegal Therapy

Can it ever go mainstream?<p>People have been altering their perceptions of reality for as long as there have been people, and in 2017, the newest and …

New Material Could Lead to Devices That You Only Need to Charge Once Every Three Months

Better Batteries<p>The technology behind today’s gadgets has improved considerably, particularly the type we rely on to power our smartphones, …

This is the closest thing we have to a master equation of the universe

The table is also organized to represent how these teeny, tiny bits of matter interact with the fundamental forces of nature.<p>But it didn't begin as a table.<p>The grand theory of almost everything actually represents a collection of several mathematical models that proved to be timeless …

If We Survive Another Billion Years, What Will Life Be Like?

Here’s an interesting thought: what if humanity manages to survive one billion years from now? Would we finally be an interplanetary species, …

Watch Elon Musk's Full 2017 TED Talk

"It’s important to have a future that is inspiring and appealing."<p>It’s been a week since the news-making TED Talk from Elon Musk, the serial …

How to Remotely Access and Control Another PC

You can connect to and control another Windows computer through Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection tool.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

A "World First" Fusion Reactor Just Created Its First Plasma

Achieving First Plasma<p>After being turned on for the first time, the UK’s newest fusion reactor has achieved first plasma. This simply means that the …

Nuclear Energy

Discovery! Atmosphere Spotted on Nearly Earth-Size Exoplanet in First

For the first time, scientists have detected an atmosphere around a planet beyond our solar system that's just a little bit larger than Earth.<p>The …

Universe

No One Knows What To Do With the International Space Station

By Sara Chodosh in <i>Popular Science</i><p>By <i>Emory University</i><p>By Esther Care and Alvin Vista in <i>Stanford Social Innovation Review</i><p>By Marguerite Beck at <i>Wake Forest</i> …

Investors yank $8.9 billion from U.S. stocks, most in 9 months

Doubts about the future of President Trump's agenda have put Wall Street on the defensive.<p>Investors have yanked $8.9 billion from U.S. stock funds during the week that ended March 22, according to research firm EPFR Global. That's the biggest retreat since last June.<p>Some of the hardest-hit stocks …

Beware the hype on stem-cell breakthroughs

Health science gets a lot of attention in the popular press. People love hearing about breakthroughs, paradigm shifts and emerging cures. The problem is, these stories are almost always misleading.<p>While optimistic miscalculations of the state of biomedical research may seem as if it were a harmless …

Why Do We Die?

It is tempting to set up religion against science in any discussion of life, death, and purpose. But religion and science are different kinds of …