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Dark matter and dark energy don't exist, according to a new model of the universe

Dark matter and dark energy—the mystery forces believed to govern the universe—may not exist after all. In a newly developed model, astronomer André …

Dark Matter

New evidence shows the sugar industry suppressed studies linking sugar to heart disease and cancer

• <b>New evidence shows the sugar industry suppressed scientific research that linked sugar to heart disease and bladder cancer in rats.</b>• <b><br>The Sugar Research Foundation, the group funding the studies, cut the project short and didn't publish the results.</b>• <b><br>Nutritionists caution that sugar, not fat, is largely</b> …

Sugar

“Oh My God, What Have I Done”: Some Early Facebook Employees Regret the Monster They Created

As the connection between the company and Russia’s influence campaign during the 2016 election ossifies, emotions in and around Facebook range from defensive to apoplectic. “I lay awake at night thinking about all the things we built in the early days and what we could have done to avoid the …

Silicon Valley

Books In Science: How Genomics Keeps Rewriting Human History

Adam Rutherford’s A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived paints in broad strokes, but provides a good survey of the science of genomics and how it’s changing the story of human evolution.<p>And it’s happening at an ever accelerating rate, given the advances in the technology of genetic …

Evolution

Who Wrote The Dead Sea Scrolls? 33 New Skeletons Could Give Answers

The caves near the Dead Sea have been a source of constant debate for a long time now. A 12th cave was discovered in September 2017, which was used …

Archaeology

Bob Lutz: We are approaching the end of the automotive era.

Bob Lutz, an automotive industry legend in an article for Autonews has made a bold prediction: “Everyone will have 5 years to get their car off the …

Om Malik

Mysterious Particles Are Slamming Into Earth—But Why?

New observations stir up debate over an abundance of antimatter found in our atmosphere.<p>A cosmic engine is hurling strange particles at Earth—and new observations, published today in the journal <i>Science</i>, are complicating the hunt for the culprit.<p>In 2008, the space-based instrument PAMELA detected an …

Universe

Identical twins discover each other through DNA tests, meet for first time on TODAY

Katey Bennett only knew of one sibling growing up in California: Her older brother. But about three years ago, she started getting a hunch that she had a twin, perhaps one her family never knew about.<p>A genetic test proved she was right.<p>On Tuesday, Bennett met her identical twin sister, Amanda …

Megyn Kelly

This Incredible Footage Shows CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time

This has never been seen before.<p>Want to see something that makes scientists gasp? Feast your eyes on this video, showing a direct observation of …

Biology

How Traveling Back In Time Could Really, Physically Be Possible

It’s one of the greatest tropes in movies, literature, and television shows: the idea that we could travel back in time to alter the past. From the time turner in <i>Harry Potter</i> to <i>Back To The Future</i> to <i>Groundhog Day</i>, traveling back in time provides us with the possibility of righting wrongs in our own …

Physics

Scientists Devise Way to Recharge Smartphones with Light

New printed solar cells get all the juice they need from ambient light.<p><i>In brief: Researchers at Dracula Technologies have devised a method to charge cell phones with ambient light. They have created thin, flexible solar cells that can be printed in any shape or color using an inkjet …

Clean Energy

Physicists Shrink Plans for Next Major Collider

Limited funding and a dearth of newly discovered particles are forcing physicists to cut back plans for their next major accelerator project: a …

Higgs Boson

Here's what the sun will look like when it swallows the Earth in 5 billion years

The end is coming, and we even know when: In 5 billion years, the sun, our wholesome yellow harbinger of energy, is going to swell into a red giant and consume most of the inner planets of the solar system.<p>It will also wreak gravitational and radioactive havoc on the outer planets and moons sitting …

Astronomy

MAPPED: The world's biggest oil exporters

Despite investment into alternative energies, oil is still the world’s most traded commodity. Want to know where it comes from? Here are the world’s oil exporters, ranked by revenue and global market share.<p>howmuch.net<p>Top heavy<p>Over 100 countries export crude oil, but the players at the top run the …

Oil

Article: We're not even close to being prepared for the rising waters

From The Intelligencer<p>(Image by Photo: LittleBrown, Handout) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Some of humanity's most primordial stories …

Climate Change

Ancient Egyptian papyrus reveals pharaohs knew secret of advanced ink technology 2,000 years ago

Experts studying fragments of Ancient Egyptian papyrus have discovered in the time of the Pharaohs scribes used advanced inks hundreds of years …

Archaeology

Stephen Hawking Is A Genius Who Just Keeps Saying Stupid Things

The genius physicist Stephen Hawking may have postulated many tantalizing theories on the mysteries of our universe while being completely unable to …

Stephen Hawking

New Discovery Suggests Quarks Can Undergo Explosive Fusion Reactions

Our Sun is powered by a fundamental phenomenon whereby atoms combine to unleash tremendous amounts of energy. But atoms might not be the only things …

Physics

E=mc² became famous for all the wrong reasons

If a time traveler assassinated Albert Einstein before he figured out that E=mc², would we still have atomic weapons?<p><i>Note: Below is the script for the video, above. You may want to just watch the video instead. Oh, also, subscribe to</i> Popular Science <i>on YouTube.</i><p><b>President:</b> "Suppose I gave you a chance …

Physics

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

In 1614, when the telescope was new technology, a young man in Germany published a book filled with illustrations of the exciting new things being …

Astronomy

Scientists say universe shouldn’t exist—and believers in God will love one question that stumps them

Our universe shouldn’t exist, according to scientists at CERN — the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Newsweek reported.<p>And believers in God just might get a kick out of one of the questions that’s stumping them.<p>Why are CERN scientists saying the universe shouldn’t exist?<p>Researchers have …

Physics

Scientists Want to Update These Four Fundamental Constants

Some numbers don’t change. These values are deeply connected to the very fabric of the Universe and our human existence. Until they aren’t, of …

Physics

Universe shouldn’t exist, CERN physicists conclude

A super-precise measurement shows proton and antiproton have identical magnetic properties, writes Cathal O’Connell.

Physics

Anthropology is far from licking the problem of fossil ages

Last September, scientists announced the discovery of a never-before-seen human relative (hominin), now known as Homo naledi, deep in a South African …

Anthropology

This is how NASA plans to test its planetary defense systems on a close-approach asteroid

NASA is preparing to test out its planetary defense systems on an asteroid that will come extremely close to Earth next week.<p>Asteroid TC4 will pass …

Space Exploration

Temperature Is Not What You Think It Is

What is temperature? This question comes up quite a bit—especially in introductory science courses. The most common answer is something like</i> …

Climate Change

A Just-Discovered Papyrus Reveals How the Great Pyramid Was Built

A newly discovered papyrus contains an eye-witness account of the gathering of materials for the Great Pyramid.<br>Read More

Archaeology

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Physics

Archaeologists Discover Something Truly Bizarre in an Isolated Medieval Graveyard

Those are not human bones.<p>A three-week archaeological dig in the English Channel took a bizarre, inexplicable turn, after researchers chanced upon a …