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7 Ways Childhood Adversity Can Change Your Brain

If you’ve ever wondered why you’ve been struggling a little too hard for a little too long with chronic emotional and physical health conditions that …

Immune System

How To: Hack WPA & WPA2 Wi-Fi Passwords with a Pixie-Dust Attack Using Airgeddon

Design flaws in many routers can allow hackers to steal Wi-Fi credentials, even if WPA or WPA2 encryption is used with a strong password. While this …

Information Security

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Xylem and phloem

Plants have two different types of transport tissue. Xylem transports water and solutes from the roots to the leaves, phloem transports food from the leaves to the rest of the plant. Transpiration is the process by which water evaporates from the leaves, which results in more water being drawn up …

GCSE

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

There Is A Ton Of Dangerous Space Junk Orbiting Earth

NASA meticulously tracks pieces of space junk that are in orbit around the Earth. So far, it's identified more than 20,000 pieces that are larger …

Ask Ethan: What Happens When A Black Hole's Singularity Evaporates?

It’s hard to imagine, given the full diversity of forms that matter takes in this Universe, that for millions of years, there were only neutral atoms of hydrogen and helium gas. It’s perhaps equally hard to imagine that someday, quadrillions of years from now, all the stars will have gone dark. …

Black Holes

Cassini grand finale: How and when will Nasa's spacecraft meet its fiery end?

Nasa scientists are preparing to say farewell to the Cassini space probe tomorrow as it begins its spectacular suicidal dive into Saturn's atmosphere.<p>The 22ft robot craft will break into fragments and burn up as it ploughs into the ringed planet's cloud tops at about lunchtime on Friday, ending a …

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

Diabetes

How are passwords stored?

Have you ever wondered how your passwords are stored in the websites you use?<p>Have you ever wondered why some websites tell you to set a new password, …

Remarkable Image Shows a Martian Crater With NASA's Garbage Still Inside

When NASA’s Opportunity rover landed on Mars in 2004, it settled at the bottom of a crater in an interplanetary hole-in-one shot that would make even …

Scientists: "We Have Detected the Existence of a Fundamentally New State of Matter"

3D Quantum Liquid Crystals<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal. …

The first Mars astronauts may be trapped inside of a tube for 3 years with no chance of escape

For years, NASA has talked about sending people to Mars with its gigantic new rocket, the Space Launch System, and a new spacecraft called Orion.<p>But NASA hasn't said exactly how it plans to use this hardware, which it's spending $40 billion to develop — not even with the publication of a 36-page …

Alphabet's X tells the story behind Gcam, the software that powers Pixel's camera

Google instantly captured the attention of tech enthusiasts from across the globe with the release of its much-acclaimed Pixel flagship, but what really clinched their hearts was the absolutely stunning camera the handset boasted. Now Google wants to tell you the story behind the team that made the …

Tech Insider on Twitter: "NASA just launched a new tool that lets you browse decades of beautiful space porn https://t.co/ZRKrVjR109… "

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Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Black Holes

Scientists Create A Molecular Motor-Propelled Liquid That Can Move By Itself

For a liquid to move from one point to another, you need one of two things — a sloping surface (which allows gravity to act on the liquid), or a pump …

Ask Ethan: If The Universe Is Expanding, Why Aren't We?

One of the biggest scientific surprises of the 20th century was the discovery that the Universe itself is expanding. Distant galaxies recede from us and from one another more quickly than the nearby ones, as though the fabric of space itself is being stretched. On the largest scales, the matter and …

If the Moon Were Destroyed What Would Happen to our Planet?

Our moon is a remarkable thing. Not only does it illuminate the night sky it also affects the Earth in various others ways, and without it, we would …

Astronomy

Sonic Boom of Light Caught on Camera for the Very First Time

World’s first have happened this month as researchers from Washington University capture on camera a sonic boom, officially known as a photonic Mach …

Washington University

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Wellness

This Awesome Periodic Table Shows The Origins of Every Atom in Your Body

We are made of starstuff.<p>Here’s something to think about: the average adult human is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) …

21 Easter eggs hidden within your Google search bar

It's also pretty nerdy. Or at least, that's the impression it gives off whenever it adds to the enormous collection of Easter eggs snuck within its services.<p>Google's search engine, in particular, holds many of these in-jokes. If you're not familiar with them, though, we've rounded up a handful of …

Robots

17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Apps

Take A Hyper-Detailed Tour Of The International Space Station

Float through the spaces where our astronauts live and work in beautiful 4k resolution.<p>It's unlikely that many of us will ever have a chance to see inside the International Space Station, which has orbited the Earth carrying astronauts since 1998. A new high definitely video from NASA is your best …

These portable antennas let you send texts with friends, even when you don't have service

Daniela Perdomo, CEO and co-founder of the communications startup goTenna, actually despises it.<p>"When you go to Coachella, your text messages should not go to a tower," Perdomo tells Business Insider.<p>That's why goTenna launched its first product last year, a portable antenna that uses VHF radio …

Mesh Network

Watch a double eclipse of the sun as seen from outer space

Twice a year, around the time of the autumnal and vernal equinoxes, is the Solar Dynamics Observatory's eclipse season. From its vantage point in geosynchronous orbit around the Earth, the SDO's view of the sun is blocked once a day by the Earth.<p>And on the rare occasion, both the Earth and the moon …

Our DNA is 99.9% the same as the person next to us — and we're surprisingly similar to a lot of other living things

Our bodies have 3 billion genetic building blocks, or base pairs, that make us who we are.<p>And of those 3 billion base pairs, only a tiny amount are unique to us, making us about 99.9% genetically similar to the next human.<p>A recent TED talk by physicist and entrepreneur Riccardo Sabatini …

Genetics

Why does gravity move at the speed of light?

Newton thought it was instantaneous, but the story is much richer than that!<p><i>“The fact that gravitational damping is measured at all is a strong</i> …

Intel's first 'Skull Canyon' NUC has Core i7 power

If you're considering an Xbox One or PS4 for gaming and entertainment, Intel has another proposition for you: The first Skull Canyon NUC (next unit of computing) mini-PC. The NUC6i7KYK (yup) fits a sixth-gen Skylake Core i7 CPU, Thunderbolt 3, DDR4 RAM support and dual M.2 SSD slots (with SATA 3 …

Subgraph will be Snowden's OS of choice - but it's not quite ready for humans yet

Subgraph OS launched in public alpha at the weekend’s tech and democracy-focused Logan CIJ Symposium and got an endorsement from Ed Snowden – stamping it with some promise that it could be our future answer to an insecure online world.<p>“The internet is more hostile than its ever been,” the company’s …