Nicholas Haritakis

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Statistical odds of a Milky Way twin, or, looking in the mirror

Twin galaxies, what are the statistical odds? Consider the current estimate of galaxies, roughly two trillion, which will surely change over the …

Facebook would 'love' to acquire Snap if shares drop to $14, says analyst

Facebook would "love" to acquire Snap Inc. if shares dipped to $14, FBN Securities analyst Shebly Seyrafi said in a note to clients on Thursday.<p>"One of the key points that the bears on Snap may be missing is that we believe that Facebook would love to acquire the company, and could be willing to …

Ancient tooth plaque reveals what our extinct human relatives really ate

While some of our ancient human relatives feasted on wild sheep and woolly rhinoceroses, others were satiated by a more ascetic diet of mushrooms and moss.<p>These findings come from a new analysis of hardened plaque left behind on the teeth of five Neanderthal specimens that were uncovered in Spain …

NASA Is About to Create The Coldest Place in The Known Universe

100 million times colder than deep space.<p>NASA is about to launch the coldest place on Earth - the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) - into orbit, where …

Scientists Have Found ‘Time Crystals,’ A Bizarre New Form Of Matter

How much do we know about time? Not much, if you think about it. For the thing we value most of all, we’re largely ignorant of what time is and how time works (at least from a physics standpoint). But we’re slowly learning that time is much stranger than we thought, to the point where its oddities …

Physics

Why This Part of the Universe Makes No Sense to Scientists

New data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Herschel Space Observatory is undoing a century of scientific evidence, boggling astronomer’s …