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Scientists Have a Crazy Hunch About Why the Sun Is Spinning Too Slowly

Physicists have long known that the Sun spins, like the Earth. But a few decades ago, they realized the surface of the Sun spins more slowly than …

Physics

Out of This World! The Most Amazing Space Discoveries of 2016

2016 has been a bountiful year for space science. Before the calendar runs out, here's our list of the biggest space stories and events of the past …

Distant black hole may disprove Einstein's theory of relativity

More than 26,000 light years away, deep within the heart of our galaxy, lies Sagittarius A* - four millions Suns' worth of unseen mass concentrated …

Black Holes

Voyager Probes Are Still Making Amazing Discoveries

In August 2012, Voyager 1 went where no human-made object has gone before: it crossed the “heliopause,” the outermost edge of the Sun’s heliosphere, …

Astronomy

8 Must-Download Apps For Your New iPhone Or Android

Just unwrapped a new smartphone? Here’s a little help navigating the ocean of apps that await you.<p>If you just unwrapped a new smartphone or are thinking of using that envelope of holiday cash to run out and buy one and you’re eager to fill it up with new ways to distract yourself, then read on. …

Apps

Molten jet stream found hurtling through Earth's core

When you think of a jet stream, you probably think of air currents in the atmosphere, but new data from the European Space Agency has revealed a …

The International Space Station Passes in Front of a Supermoon in a Carefully Timed Photo

Photographer Kris Smith captured a carefully timed image of the International Space Station transiting in front of the October 2016 supermoon that …

Supermoon – in pictures

Skygazers are heading to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches to witness the largest supermoon since 1948. Astronomy enthusiasts can see Earth’s satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset – weather permitting<p>• Share your pictures of the supermoon

Supermoon

New theory explains how the moon got there

In 2012, Ćuk and Stewart proposed that some of the angular momentum of the Earth-Moon system could have been transferred to the Earth-Sun system. …

William Shatner: 'Star Trek' Tech Is 'Not That Far-Fetched'

WASHINGTON — William Shatner knows a thing or two about sci-fi tech. The 85-year-old actor is best known for his portrayal of the fictional Captain …

Scientists take next step towards observing quantum physics in real life

Small objects like electrons and atoms behave according to quantum mechanics, with quantum effects like superposition, entanglement and …

Quantum Mechanics

SpaceX Surges, and United Launch Alliance Announces Mass Layoffs

SpaceX landed a rocket on a ship at sea. Now what will they do for an encore? Image source: SpaceX.<p>Four months after landing its first space rocket on land, and just a couple of weeks after landing its first rocket on water, SpaceX has momentum -- but is running out of "first" things to do. But …

Beagle 2: most detailed images yet of lost Mars lander revealed

New pictures are most detailed images of Mars ever achieved from an orbiting spacecraft and seem to add weight to theory on Beagle 2’s final resting place<p>Astronomers have revealed the most detailed images yet of what is thought to be the landing site of the ill-fated Mars lander, Beagle 2, offering …

Space Science

These are all the new Android emoji coming today

Following last week's tease, Google is today rolling out an update for its Nexus line of phones and tablets that adds a bunch of new and redesigned emoji. The new emoji include long-requested ones such as the taco, burrito, unicorn, and middle finger, while old standbys like the pile of poo have …

Emoji
Phones

Consumers are buying a super-secure phone that's not meant for them

Let's get this out of the way right up top: Sikur's GranitePhone is not for you. Security as a feature is nothing new -- BlackBerry's entire existence rests upon it at this point -- but the GranitePhone takes security to another level. While the phone is based on Android, it runs a forked version …

Mobile Technology

Getting Ready to Move to Mars

Scientists are hard at work preparing to create humanity’s second home.<p>One day, when earth is destroyed by war or rising seas or a wayward asteroid, humanity will be extinguished—and along with it reality television, baseball stadiums, and thousands of recipes for guacamole, with and without …

Space Exploration

Galaxy Note 5 Images Leak, Will Anger Users

I thought the bets were off. No phone would prove more controversial in 2015 than the Galaxy S6. It seems I was wrong…<p>If leaked images obtained by the ever reliable French tech site Nowhereelse.fr prove correct (and it nailed both the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 designs prior to launch) then Samsung is …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S5 "Real Review"

Galaxy S5 - Hidden Features (You might not know about)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Software Tricks and Tips

Here are two web feeds where you can watch the lunar eclipse LIVE online. http://www.thenightskyguy.com/

Helen

10 Hidden Features of the Galaxy S5 You Don't Know About