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The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

Literature

What Would it Take to Blow Up the Entire Earth?

All of the nukes in the world wouldn't even get close.<p>It may be a staple of sci-fi movies, but exploding a planet is a lot harder than you think. As shown in this video from Second Thought, it's essentially impossible for us humans to build anything that is capable of blowing up the Earth. That's …

Joker Will Be CURED as Gotham's New Hero

The time has finally come for <b>The Joker</b> to be cured of his insanity, with <b>Batman: White Knight</b> promising to be one of the most refreshing takes on the …

Comic Books

Jupiter is oldest planet in solar system, ancient meteorites show

Jupiter formed in a geologic blink. Its rocky core coalesced less than a million years after the beginning of our solar system, scientists reported Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Within another 2 million or 3 million years, that core grew to 50 times the mass of …

Astronomy

Scientists Think They've Solved the Mystery of Our Atmosphere's Missing Xenon

Xenon is a peculiar element. It certainly has one of the most mysterious names (from the Greek <i>xenos</i>, or “stranger”). As a noble gas, it refuses to …

Astronomy

What Is a Universal Cold Spot, and Why Does It Exist?

It could be a statistical anomaly, or it could be evidence of bubble universes colliding.<p>To us, space looks like a giant black void. But if our eyes could see microwaves, we'd see a galaxy buzzing with activity with what scientists call the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB.<p>The CMB was created …

The seven most extreme planets ever discovered

Scientists recently discovered the hottest planet ever found – with a surface temperature greater than some stars. As the hunt for planets outside …

Chemistry

Physicists Find No Sign of The Particle That Made The Universe Explode

So what caused it?<p>A recent attempt to find a theoretical particle responsible for the Universe's early rapid expansion has come up empty handed, …

Physics

Is it Possible to See the Edge of the Universe?

Scientists hypothesize that there’s an edge to the Universe, as like most things, does not go on forever. But, is that is the case, what does it look …

Why Is the Speed of Light So Slow?

In 2015, a team of Scottish scientists announced they had found a way to slow the speed of light. By sending photons through a special mask, the …

Do Stars Vanish Into a Black Hole or Crash Against a Surface? A New Test Answers

Some have cast doubt about the existence of black hole event horizons from which nothing, not even light, can escape the gravitational pull.<p>While …

Curiosity rover finds its crater was habitable for 700 million years | Ars Technica

And there are indications that groundwater persisted for far longer.<p>Gale Crater, the site being explored by the Curiosity rover, was chosen as a …

Geology

Tardigrades Survive The Unsurvivable By Turning Themselves to Glass

There's one group of animals that can survive the vacuum of space, deep-sea pressure, blistering radiation, searing heat, and frigid cold. They're …

Biology

If Time Freezes At The Edge Of A Black Hole, Could Someone Theoretically Live Forever?

<i>If time freezes at the edge of a black hole, does that mean that you could live forever if you could overcome the gravity? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Viktor T. Toth, IT pro,</b> …

Black Holes

Australia scientists uncover dinosaur footprint that may be world's largest

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Scientists have found what could be the world's largest dinosaur footprint - measuring nearly 1.7 metres (5.6 ft) - on a remote part of Australia's northwestern coastline.<p>The footprint from a giant sauropod dinosaur was among 21 types of tracks found on the Dampier Peninsula in …

Paleontology