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TC4: How NASA Plans to Test its Planetary Defense Systems on Close-Approach Asteroid

Paul Chodas from NASA's CNEOS says the exercise will be the same as if the asteroid were on course to hit Earth.

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> …

Physics

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, …

Space Science

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, …

Space Science

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 …

Archaeology

Here's Why Mexico Is in One of The Worst Possible Places For Earthquakes

Nature is relentless.<p>Mexico sits atop three of Earth's largest tectonic plates - the North American plate, the Cocos Plate, and the Pacific …

Earthquakes

Meteorologists had a major clue that Hurricane Maria would be devastating — and it just reappeared

A bull's-eye touched down on the island of Dominica on Monday evening. As of Wednesday at 7 p.m. PT, that eye has re-emerged — this time between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.<p>So far, Hurricane Maria's devastation has been severe. In Dominica, it tore roofs from homes; picked up and …

Weather

V745 Sco: Two stars, three dimensions, and oodles of energy

For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light years from …

Universe

Time Travel Is Possible, According To The Latest Research

Some physicists are convinced that time travel is possible. A group of scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia, have simulated how …

Physics

NASA's Hubble spots "pitch black" planet lurking beyond our solar system

WASP-12b orbits a Sun-like star 1,400 light-years from Earth and is "black as fresh asphalt"<p>NASA's Hubble telescope has discovered an exoplanet that …

Exoplanets

SpaceX rockets crash and burn in this spectacular blooper reel

It actually is rocket science.<p>Yes, watching SpaceX rockets land successfully is awesome. But watching them crash and burn can be just as fun—adding a dash of schadenfreude to your space-enthusiast joy.<p>Today, SpaceX released this amazing compilation of landing attempts gone wildly, explosively …

Exploration

Astronomers discover a pitch black planet that reflects almost zero sunlight

When you imagine planets outside of our solar system you might dream up ocean worlds, thick plains of ice, or boiling seas of molten rock. Worlds …

Researchers have linked a human brain to the Internet for the first time ever

Brain Meets IoT<p>A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical …

The Brain

IBM Has Used Its Quantum Computer to Simulate a Molecule—Here’s Why That’s Big News - MIT Technology Review

The Download<p>What's up in emerging technology<p>Today<p>IBM Has Used Its Quantum Computer to Simulate a Molecule—Here’s Why That’s Big News<p>We just got a …

Quantum Mechanics

'Shape-shifting' bacteria spotted on International Space Station

The way bacteria act in near-zero gravity environments could pose a serious problem for treating astronauts with infections.<p>The "clever …

Much ado about nothing: ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol

Exclusive: one of the greatest conceptual breakthroughs in mathematics has been traced to the Bakhshali manuscript, dating from the 3rd or 4th century<p>Nowt, nada, zilch: there is nothing new about nothingness. But the moment that the absence of stuff became zero, a number in its own right, is …

Archaeology

Huge DNA Databases Reveal the Recent Evolution of Humans

The real clue is what scientists did not find.<p>When we talk about human evolution, we usually talk about how we evolved into humans: how we lost body hair, gained brain mass, started to walk on two feet—in short, things that happened millions of years ago.<p>But evolution did not stop when the first …

Evolution

This Swedish startup found the answer to more efficient solar panels… in algae?

Solar panels are quite an inefficient form of renewable energy – only around 20 percent of incoming sunlight is turned into energy. However, with a little help from millions of years of evolution and some algae, solar panels could start to shape up.<p>Founded in 2014, Swedish Algae Factory is an algae …

Clean Energy

Our Sun is supposed to be sleeping. Instead, it’s angry.

One, unleashed last week, was the solar equivalent of Hurricane Irma — a monster X9.3 storm. Even though it only struck Earth a glancing blow, this …

Sorry, scientists. Religion is here to stay.

In 1966, just over 50 years ago, the distinguished Canadian-born anthropologist Anthony Wallace confidently predicted the global demise of religion …

What was in the air at Birling Gap? Investigations continue

There is still no confirmed cause for the toxic haze that affected the Sussex coastline last month<p>Items from the shipping lanes frequently wash up on UK beaches. Occasionally hazardous chemical containers appear prompting local beach closures. The incident on the East Sussex coast on 27 August was …

Pollution

Bill Nye gets it wrong, again. This ACTUAL scientist fills him in.

Bill Nye is pretty insufferable, and when it comes to whining about climate, there is almost no one as annoying. But that in no way stops the media …

14 Chemical Reactions That Honestly Seem Like Magic

"Wow." –You in a minute.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Chemistry

The sun has gone wrong and scientists don't know why

<b>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</b><p>If you still have your solar viewing glasses from the eclipse, …

Space

Hurricane Irma: Many Floridians are now in danger because they didn’t know how to read a hurricane map

Hurricanes put weather forecasters in the middle of an impossible problem: They can’t know for sure where a storm will travel, but people need to know whether they’ll be hit.<p>Their visual solution has always been the “cone of uncertainty,” a chart that shows the spectrum of possible paths for the …

Hurricane Irma

3 of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries May Be Solved Thanks to Quantum Biology

Quantum mechanics is known for weird occurrences and bizarre outcomes. Consider superposition where a particle can be in two places at once, while …

Biology

Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

Quantum Theory

Experiment reveals evidence for a previously unseen behaviour of light

Beams of light do not, generally speaking, bounce off each other like snooker balls. But at the high energies in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN they have just been observed doing exactly that<p>Light is useful, versatile and perplexing. We see with it - that is, we make sense of our surroundings …

Physics