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The Curious Omnipresence of 1: A Plot Hole In The Multiverse Theory

What do you think of when you hear the word <i>universe?</i> Most people naturally think, well, that’s what simply encapsulates everything that there is in …

Dark Matter

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

Physics

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists rewrote the DNA of an entire species

Biologists designed a new type of yeast from scratch. Now, they want to bring it to life.<p>In just a few years, scientists will unveil a creature whose every letter of DNA was written by a human being. It will be a yeast cell with a fully designer genome, and biological capabilities seen nowhere else …

Biology

Bizarre Antimatter Emits Same Light As Regular Matter

For the first time, physicists have shown that atoms of antimatter appear to give off the same kind of light that atoms of regular matter do when …

The 'Miracle Material' Strikes Again. Graphene Can Turn CO2 Into Liquid Fuel

Effective Electrocatalyst<p>Graphene is quickly becoming a Swiss Army knife of materials when it comes to the ever expanding applications. It can …

Nanotech

This Material Could Reveal the Link Between Classical Physics and the Quantum Realm

Two Worlds in One?<p>It’s no surprise that quantum physics can be disorienting to the casual observer; after all, it does follow its own set of rules …

Quantum Mechanics

In The Next 5 Billion Years, The Sun Will Expand 100 Times Over – Destroying All Life On Earth

A newly discovered star sheds light on how ours will evolve.<p>In the next five billion years, the sun will expand to one hundred times its current …

Universe

Vacuum’s quantum effect on light detected

Observations of the dense remnant of an exploded star have provided the first sign of a quantum effect on light passing through empty space.<p>Light …

Physics

DNA clue to how humans evolved big brains

<b>Humans may in part owe their big brains to a DNA "typo" in their genetic code, research suggests.</b><p>The mutation was also present in our evolutionary "cousins" - the Neanderthals and Denisovans.<p>However, it is not found in humans' closest living relatives, the chimpanzees.<p>As early humans evolved, they …

Evolution

The astrophysicist searching for the Universe’s ‘dark stars’

Much of the Universe is made up of a strange substance that bears no resemblance to the atoms that make up life, the planets and our stars. What is this dark matter – and how do we find it? Astrophysicist Katherine Freese explains in the cinematic, mind-expanding video above.<p>It is the ultimate …

Dark Matter

These Photos Show How Under-Eating Can Sabotage Your Fitness Goals

Year after year, Australia woman Madalin Frodsham set the same New Year's resolution. She wanted to get fit. Tired of blowing off her healthy lifestyle goals, Frodsham decided 2016 was the year she'd finally commit. So she began Kayla Itsines' high-intensity workout plan and started eating …

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One of The Physicists Behind The Higgs Boson Has Made an Algorithm to Replace The Pill

It's up to 99.5% effective at stopping pregnancy.<p>One of the physicists who helped find the Higgs boson, Elina Berglund, has spent the past three …

Women's Health

10 of the best American cities to live comfortably on $40,000 a year

In its October-November print issue, AARP The Magazine highlights 10 great hometowns for anyone on a modest budget of $40,000 a year. (See the shorter online version here).<p>To create the list, the magazine teamed up with Sperling's Best Places, which focuses on quality-of-life research, to determine …

Demographics

Hackers Release Thousands Of Amazon, Xbox Live and Hulu Plus Passwords

A group of self-described hackers released thousands of passwords and credit card numbers from online services like Amazon, Hulu Plus, Xbox Live and …

New Reports Offer Clearest Picture Yet of Rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions

As the UN prepares to convene its climate summit, disturbing new numbers.<p><b>Two days before the UN Climate Summit in New York, three new studies paint the clearest picture yet of rising greenhouse gas emissions and the dwindling opportunity for staving off the worst impacts—and also of at least one</b> …

Massive dose of measles vaccine clears woman's cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mayo Clinic researchers announced a landmark study where a massive dose of the measles vaccine, enough to inoculate 10 million people, wiped out a Minnesota woman's incurable blood cancer.<p>The Mayo Clinic conducted the clinical trial last year using virotherapy. The method …

We Uncovered The Mystery Behind The Pyramid That's On The Back Of Every Dollar Bill

The U.S. $1 bill hasn't had a major redesign since 1929. Mark Anderson, a numismatic consultant for The Museum of American Finance, tells us about the meanings behind the symbols on the iconic note.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser; Additional camera by Sara Silverstein</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

Archaeology

Our brains sync up when speech is predictable - Futurity

Our brain activity is more like that of people we're listening to when we can predict what they're going to say, report neuroscientists.

The Brain

Lethal parasite evolved from pond scum

A genomic investigation by University of British Columbia researchers has revealed that a lethal parasite infecting a wide range of insects actually …

Scientists May Have Decoded One of the Secrets to Superconductors

The microscopic structure of high-temperature superconductors has long puzzled scientists seeking to harness their virtually limitless technological …

For the First Time, We Have a Detailed Model of the Universe

And its rendering stretches almost all the way back to the Big Bang.<p>It is, if you except the powers of human memory, the closest thing we have to a time machine.<p>Scientists have created the first realistic model of the universe, capable of recreating 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. The …

Physics Legend Freeman Dyson On The One Thing We Just Don't Get About Science (PODCAST)

In a science career that has spanned more than 60 years, Freeman Dyson has worked alongside some of the greatest minds in theoretical physics, including Albert Einstein, Edward Teller, Hans Bethe, and Richard Feynman.<p>Of course, Dyson, 90, is himself a mathematical physicist of almost legendary …

Scientist: We're not smart enough to be ready for aliens

A neuro-psychologist insists humans are so ignorant about the cosmos that any encounter with aliens would be a disaster.<p>Can we ever be ready for change?<p>What does it take to be fully prepared for a marriage, a baby, or a job? Or for a lover who's a foot taller than you?<p>Does intelligence really have …

Fun-Da-Mental

Stephen Hawking Says Artificial Intelligence Could Be the 'Worst Thing to Happen to Humanity'

Maybe he just watched <i>The Matrix</i>.<p>Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s most famous scientists, is more than a little worried about the potential danger …

Malba Tahan: the literary hoaxer who made Brazil love maths

Arab freedom fighter Malba Tahan wrote one of Brazil's most popular books, even though all was not what it seemed<p>I have two specialisms: Brazil and mathematics.<p>My first book <i>Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life</i> was about Brazilian football, and my most recent one, <i>Alex Through The Looking-Glass</i>, is …

Multiple sclerosis discovery may explain gender gap

<b>A key difference in the brains of male and female MS patients may explain why more women than men get the disease, a study suggests.</b><p>Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in the US found higher levels of protein S1PR2 in tests on the brains of female mice and dead women with MS than …

Medical Research

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Why do we know so little about vaginas?

Scientists have a “strong male bias” towards studying penises instead of vaginas, according to biologists<p>Less then 10 per cent of genital evolution studies are focused purely on vaginas, a new report shows, and that's because scientists are 'biased' against them<p>In apiece <b>published in the Public</b> …