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There's Finally 'Pokémon Go' Gameplay Footage In The Wild

A few weeks ago, I shook the trees to see what I could discover about <i>what exactly had happened to Pokémon Go</i>, one of Nintendo’s premiere upcoming mobile titles that was announced in September 2015, but had all but disappeared from the public view since.<p>I was quickly reassured by Niantic, Nintendo …

NASA Places First Order With Boeing For Human Spaceflight

"We'd like one crew rotation mission, please"<p>For the first time ever, NASA has drawn up a contract with a private company to bring humans into space. In late 2017, the space agency plans to send Boeing’s spacecraft on a crew rotation mission, which means bringing fresh astronauts to the …

Dante turns in his grave as Italian language declines

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dante Alighieri, the father of the Italian language, is turning in his grave.<p>Believe it or not, the land where Latin originated and from which many other European languages descend is becoming "illiterate."<p>Not only have Italians long forgotten the language of their Roman Empire, but they …

The Windows 10 Technical Preview Will Be Available For Download Tomorrow

At its San Francisco event, Microsoft announced that the technical preview of Windows 10 will touch down tomorrow.<p><i>Update: you can now sign up for the Windows Insider program and download the preview here.</i><p>The company’s new operating system is a long-awaited replacement for its beleaguered Windows …

Physicists Made A World-Record Laser That Could Mean Lightning Internet Speed

The future of the web could be "a thousand times faster."<p><b>Physicists from the UK's Imperial College London</b> and Germany's Friedrich Schiller University Jena have designed a laser that can produce one thousand billion pulses per second. This not only sets the world record for laser speed, it could be …

Jumbo Black Hole's Dizzying Spin Twists Space

A rapidly spinning black hole points to smooth formation of early galaxies.<p>A monster black hole rotates at roughly half the speed of light, astronomers reported on Wednesday, twisting space as it turns. (Read "Star Eater" in <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.)<p>Most galaxies, including our own spiral Milky …

Tiny Iron Particles Help Find Cancer Without Using Risky Radiation

Full body CT scans can save lives by helping detect cancer early. But the scans use high doses of radiation to create their detailed images, which means they also increase patients' risk of developing cancer later on in life.<p>Children and teenagers are at greatest risk, because they tend to live …

Five-tonne dinosaur species discovered

Fossilised remains of what scientists believe was the largest terrestrial predator ever to have roamed Europe have been found in Portugal.<p>The dinosaur, a new species named <i>Torvosaurus gurneyi</i>, was up to 10m (33ft) long and weighed between four and five tonnes.<p>Its head measured 1.15m from front to …

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Hubble Monitors Supernova In Nearby Galaxy -- This is a Hubble Space Telescope (HST) composite image of a supernova explosion designated SN 2014J in the galaxy M82. At a distance of approximately 11.5 million light-years from Earth it is the closest supernova of its type discovered in the past few decades. The explosion is categorized as a Type Ia supernova, which is theorized to be triggered in binary systems consisting of a white dwarf and another star - which could be a second white dwarf, a star like our sun, or a giant star. Astronomers using a ground-based telescope discovered the explosion on January 21, 2014. This Hubble photograph was taken on January 31, as the supernova approached its peak brightness. The Hubble data are expected to help astronomers refine distance measurements to Type Ia supernovae. In addition, the observations could yield insights into what kind of stars were involved in the explosion. Hubble's ultraviolet-light sensitivity will allow astronomers to probe the environment around the site of the supernova explosion and in the interstellar medium of the host galaxy. Because of their consistent peak brightness, Type Ia supernovae are among the best tools to measure distances in the universe. They were fundamental to the 1998 discovery of the mysterious acceleration of the expanding universe. A hypothesized repulsive force, called dark energy, is thought to cause the acceleration. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Goobar (Stockholm University), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) #nasagoddard #hst #space #supernova #galaxy

Scientists just created some of the most powerful muscles in existence

In a surprising breakthrough for the world of materials science, researchers have created some of the most powerful artificial muscles we've ever …

Blood test could detect early signs of dementia, scientists say

Scientists have developed a new blood test that they claim could detect whether or not a person will develop dementia within three years.<p>Changes in the blood may signify Alzheimer's disease in its earliest stages, researchers found.<p>A study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, identified 10 …

Pygmy tyrannosaur roamed the Arctic

The fossilised bones of an ancient beast dug from a rocky bluff in Arctic Alaska are the remains of a new species of pygmy tyrannosaur.<p>The animal stalked the northern tip of Laramidia, a slender island continent that formed when North America was divided by a stretch of water called the western …

Spacewatch: Wise finds no trace of Planet X

The giant planet Jupiter blazes high and bright on our meridian at nightfall, but is it really the Sun's largest planet? Could there be planet-sized bodies, or even one as large as a small star, lurking unrecognised in the dark, far reaches of our solar system?<p>Theories about a Planet X date back to …

10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …

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Ron Dahlquist/Corbis<p>Professional surfer Garrett McNamara shooting the curl of Jaws, an incredibly huge and powerful wave break at Peahi Bay on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii. Photograph: Ron …

Now On Twitter: More Than 300 Australian Sharks

Forget the retweet, meet the shark-tweet.<p>Besides donning swimwear and slathering on sun lotion, visitors to Australian beaches may also want to check Twitter to see if there are any sharks nearby. The government in the state of Western Australia has now fitted 338 sharks, including great whites, …

Vast freshwater reserves discovered under the oceans

Scientists have discovered huge reserves of freshwater beneath oceans off of Australia, China, North America and South Africa.<p>An estimated half a …

Wormholes and Quantum Entanglement May Be Linked

This advance is so meta. Theoretical physicists have forged a connection between the concept of entanglement—itself a mysterious quantum mechanical …

Doomsday Seed Vault's New Adds: "Space Beer" Barley, Brazil Beans

About 20,000 new crop varieties have been sent to the Arctic facility.<p>Beer and whiskey lovers, raise a glass to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which has just taken in 20,000 new crop varieties—including 575 types of barley.<p>The seeds, sourced from more than a hundred countries, arrived this week to …

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

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Pi Day: pi transformed into incredible art – in pictures

The number 3.14159 … as you have never seen it before. Striking computer-generated images of the most famous number in maths

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

It's hard to know where to start with Ray Kurzweil. With the fact that he takes 150 pills a day and is intravenously injected on a weekly basis with a dizzying list of vitamins, dietary supplements, and substances that sound about as scientifically effective as face cream: coenzyme Q10, …

Scientists: Global Warming Likely to Surpass 2°C Target

They argue for new “narrative” so world can better prepare for dangerous climate change impacts.<p>It took a long time for nations to set a speed limit on the road to a warming world.<p><b>But for the past four years, even though negotiators have never arrived at a plan for avoiding dangerous climate</b> …