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A probe detected a mysterious signal that physics can't explain

China’s Dark Matter Foray<p>Amidst seemingly endless advances in quantum physics and the hunt for dark matter by American and European scientists, China …

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Binary Star System May Actually Be a Pair of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes

Oops! Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, sits a measly 2.5 million light years away from Earth. Like the Milky Way, it’s a spiral galaxy …

Universe

Google's artificial intelligence built an AI that outperforms any made by humans

An AI That Can Build AI<p>In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that’s capable of …

‘Destiny 2’ Warlocks Can Grab The Skull Of Dire Ahamkara From Xur This Weekend

Xur arrived in <i>Destiny 2</i> Friday for the final time before the launch of the <i>Curse of Osiris</i> expansion next week. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners …

Metal asteroid Psyche is all set for an early visit from NASA

Three times further away from the sun than the Earth lies an enormous lump of metal. Around 252km in diameter, the metallic “M-class” asteroid 16 …

Astronomy

Incredibly preserved dinosaur egg clutch gives scientists a rare opportunity

If you were a small-to-medium-sized creature during the ancient Jurassic or Cretaceous periods, you definitely wouldn’t have wanted the shadow of a …

SpaceX Falcon Heavy test launch delayed until early 2018

SpaceX has delayed the test launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket until early 2018, a slight postponement from the originally planned late December date. …

Sony will let you try out PlayStation VR at home (update)

Don’t like it? Send it back. Or keep it for $299.99<p>One of the biggest barriers to consumer adoption of virtual reality is getting the tech in people’s hands — or rather, strapped to their heads. Sony is attempting to address that adoption issue with a new program that lets PlayStation VR-curious …