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Is Dark Energy Just An Illusion, As Is Often Suggested?

A renewed suggestion that dark energy may not be real — dispensing with 70% of the stuff in the universe — has reignited a longstanding debate.<p>Dark …

Astronomy

This Dizzying Galaxy Supercluster Will Change Your Perspective on The Cosmos

Hello, Saraswati.<p>Astronomers have discovered a massive supercluster of galaxies located approximately 4 billion light-years from Earth – and not only …

Universe

Scientists May Have Just Created the Most Absorbent Solar Cell Ever

The Solar Panel of the Future<p>Scientists have developed a solar cell that is capable of converting direct sunlight into electricity with 44.5 percent …

Getting to the bottom of the Higgs boson

In high-energy particle collisions we study the smallest known constituents of matter. According to our best knowledge of physics, these constituents have mass only because of the way they interact with a unique quantity which permeates all of space. This quantity, like practically everything else …

Physics

An Exciting New Cancer Treatment Has Just Been Endorsed by FDA

We can reprogram immune cells!<p>Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that …

Immunotherapy

Assad preparing chemical weapons attack in Syria, US claims

US military sources reportedly surprised by White House’s public warning that regime would pay heavily for repeat of April attack<p>The White House warned the Syrian regime it would “pay a heavy price” for using chemical weapons after preparations for a possible attack were observed at a regime air …

Middle East

Scientists finally think they know why eggs have different shapes

Even if you started off your morning with a nice omelette, you probably didn’t spare a thought for where it came from, but scientists have long …

Astronomers Discover That Our Sun Likely Had an "Evil" Twin That Killed the Dinosaurs

Stellar Doppelganger<p>We have long known that the dinosaurs were killed by a catastrophic comet impact with the Earth’s surface but what if there was …

Energy from black holes can be stolen, shows an elegant new physics experiment

Water swirling down a drain has exposed an elusive phenomenon long believed to appear in black holes.<p>Light waves scattering off a rotating black hole can bounce off with more energy than they came in with, by sapping some of the black hole's rotational energy.<p>But the effect, predicted in 1971 and …

Chinese Satellite Relays a Quantum Signal Between Cities

On a clear night at the end of last year, a green dot appeared on the horizon near the Chinese-Myanmar border. “It was like a very bright green …

Johns Hopkins researchers say they've unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would break off and start spreading.<p>She wasn't sure what to make of it, until she attended an academic conference and heard a …