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In breakthrough experiment, scientists shine a light on antimatter

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Antimatter is weird stuff. It was created during the Big Bang along with traditional matter, but it has the exact opposite properties of the kinds of matter we know: anti-electrons (or positrons) have a positive charge rather than negative, for example, while antiprotons, …

Physics

After Centuries, Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How Water Conducts Electricity

One of life's most fundamental processes has been witnessed.<p>It's a textbook moment centuries in the making: more than 200 years after scientists …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

New magnetic field theory gets us closer to nuclear fusion

Researchers from the US Department of Energy (DoE) and Princeton University have developed a new theory on plasma that could help scientists figure out solar flares and fusion power. Most fusion research is focused on "magnetic confinement" reactors that use powerful magnets to fuse hydrogen plasma …

Theory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested

New paper describes for first time how scientists can test controversial idea that speed of light is not a constant<p>The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light …

Oculus Co-Founder Doesn't Think Facebook Is the Future of VR

In 2014, Facebook shelled out $2 billion to acquire Oculus, then a two-year-old startup with a few million in the bank from a crowdfunding campaign …

Millions of job losses have China freaking out for a reason that would never occur to anyone in America

Naturally, this has people within the country worried. One worry, though, provoked an outcry that forced the government to respond. It's something that may never occur to people in the West, but will tell you a lot about regular Chinese people's hopes for the future, and how an economic downturn …

China

STIGLITZ: 'The American economy is a failed economy'

<b>STIGLITZ: "The American economy is a failed economy" (Bloomberg)</b><p>"The American economy is a failed economy," Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said in London on Wednesday. "We have to once again rewrite the rules of the economy for the 21st century."<p>Although the US economy overall is …

Economics

10 Best ETFs for 2016

What matters in picking an exchange-traded fund? Once you have decided on a category (like fixed income or large U.S. stocks), just one thing counts: the cost of ownership. The funds that follow are winners in the large-company, smaller-company, international and bond categories. The full list of …

The 'On-Demand Economy' Is Reshaping Companies And Careers

All the householder needs is a credit card and a phone equipped with Handy's app, and everything from spring cleaning to flat-pack-furniture assembly gets taken care of by "service pros" who earn an average of $18 an hour.<p>The company, which provides its service in 29 of the biggest cities in the …

San Francisco