Science

Scientists unleash graphene’s innate superconductivity

Already renowned for its potential to revolutionize everything from light bulbs and dental fillings through to semiconductors and motorcycle helmets, …

Quantum Mechanics

Why Is It Taking So Long To Figure Out Planet Nine?

<i>We have the mass and orbital parameters of a large planet in the outer solar system. Astronomers don’t seem to care?</i><p>Nothing short of caring deeply can cause astronomers to publish such a burst of papers on an as-yet theoretical planet, too distant to have already been captured by our numerous …

Astronomy

Ask Ethan: Is 'Zero Gravity' Really A Thing?

When we see astronauts in space, flying above the Earth’s atmosphere, we’re told that they experience zero gravity: true weightlessness. Yet they’re still being gravitationally pulled by the Earth, the Moon, the Sun and every other mass in the Universe! So how does zero gravity actually work, and …

Physics

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

The author of the million-selling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics rails against Richard Dawkins and the science-arts split<p>Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical …

Physics

Tsunami Threat After Strong Quake Near Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake has hit near Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it could generate tsunami waves on nearby islands.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake, which it said had a magnitude of 8.0, hit near Arawa in Papua New Guinea at a depth of 167 kilometers (104 …

Geology

Here's the Highest Resolution Map of Pluto We'll Get from New Horizons

On July 14th, 2015, the New Horizons mission made history by conducting the first flyby of Pluto. This represented the culmination of a nine year …

Solar System

25 surprising things that can make you successful

Sure, we all know that an Ivy League education, a stint at a blue-chip firm, and stellar sales skills can help us get ahead. But it may surprise you just how many other, seemingly random variables can contribute to your professional success.<p>From the month you were born to your comedic timing, the …

Career Development

Welcome To The Incredible Rainbow Mountains Of Peru

“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” - Thich Nhat Hanh<p>One of the most magnificent geologic features in the world is the Ausangate Mountain of the Peruvian Andes. The mountain is striped with …

South America

On 2022 We Might See a Supernova With Our Naked Eye

Scientists have predicted an event that will be the first of its kind and will happen in just five years time. In 2022, two binary stars (stars that …

Astronomy

Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have gone through training that soon will be required to put commercial fertilizer on their fields.<p>But they say many more need to complete the program aimed at combating the toxic algae fouling Lake Erie.<p>The first of its kind …

Agriculture

Why is looking out into space the same as looking back in time? (Beginner)

<i>Why do people sometimes say that when we look at stars that are very far away that we are "looking back in time"?</i><p>This is because of the finite speed …

Astronomy

How Exactly Does the Em Drive Defy the Laws of Physics?

It’s one of the most controversial topics of science today, and it’s called the Em Drive. This spacecraft engine has physicists and astronomers …

Physics

Spot a Stellar 'Odd Couple' This Week

Orion, the Mighty Hunter, will stand upright, high in our southern sky at around 8 p.m. this week, glittering like a large piece of celestial …

Astronomy

Homosexuality Could Develop in the Womb Due to Epigenetic Changes

According to a recently released hypothesis, homosexuality might not lie in DNA itself. Instead, as an embryo develops, sex-related genes are turned …

Genetics

Ants Know the Way Home, Even Walking Backwards

Despite their tiny size, ants are sophisticated navigators that can find their way even while walking backwards, and these skills could help inspire …

Nature

Gravity Research Could Lead To Breakthrough In Understanding The Mysterious Forces Of The Early…

Gravity Research Could Lead To Breakthrough In Understanding The Mysterious Forces Of The Early Universe<p>It’s really hard to fathom gravity. Of …

Physics

The genomics intelligence revolution

We’ve entered a new phase in the history of whole genome sequencing (WGS). Consider that researchers at University of Toronto just launched a massive project to sequence the whole genomes of 10,000 people per year. This is truly astounding when you recall that it took 13 years and $3 billion to …

Chromosomes

A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks

Plate tectonics is the widely accepted theory that the Earth's crust is divided into several sections that float around on the mantle — the mostly solid layer between the core and the crust. But how they move around has been a subject of much debate among scientists since the theory was first …

Geology

Dark Matter: The Galactic Mass Murderer

An artist's impression showing the increasing effect of ram-pressure stripping in removing gas from galaxies, sending them to an early death.It’s a …

Dark Matter

Bye-bye fillings! Alzheimer’s drug lets teeth repair themselves

Why it matters to you<p>Teeth could be regrown using a drug developed to help with Alzheimer's.<p>Dentistry has come a long way since the bad old days when …

Stem Cells

These are the 25 animals that scientists want to bring back from extinction

Over the millennia, animals have gone extinct on Earth for many different reasons. Sometimes it's because of a dramatic shift in the climate. Other times it was because of human intervention.<p>Advances in science, specifically biotechnology, could enable scientists to bring some of these animals …

Paleontology

New Genetic Discovery May Explain Why Some People With Crohn's Disease Suffer More

For some, flare-ups only come every few years. Others never get relief.<p>More than half a million people in the U.S. suffer from Crohn’s disease, according to recent estimates, but their experiences with the chronic illness can diverge dramatically ― and new research changes the thinking on why the …

Medicine

6 Things to Know About Trump and NASA

Ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration today (Jan. 20), here are six things to know about the soon-to-be-president's actions and projected …

Space Exploration

Six of the biggest threats to humanity

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence …

Astronomy

I Watched Neil deGrasse Tyson Take On a Science Skeptic

Last week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York and famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson held a press event to announce the …

Physics

Natural Selection Is Taking "Education Genes" Out of the Gene Pool

While the movie <i>Idiocracy</i> isn’t a great one, its concept is genius: A man of average intelligence goes to sleep for 200 years and awakens to find …

Genetics

Enjoy breathtaking views of the cosmos with one of these five ‘stellar’ telescopes

As anyone who has ever peered through a telescope knows, there are few sensations quite like your initial, firsthand look at another astral body. For …

Astronomy

Scientists Say It's Time We Discussed Creating Humans From Stem Cells

It's not science fiction anymore.<p>A paper landed in my inbox this week with a startling premise: soon, stem cells swabbed from human beings’ cheeks or …

Genetics

SpaceX posts amazing photos of Falcon 9 landing

SpaceX took its time to get back on the launchpad after last year’s fueling “anomaly” that resulted in the loss of a Falcon 9 rocket and its cargo. …

Space Travel

What Effects Of Quantum Physics Can We Observe In Our Daily Lives?

Quora: The best answer to any question.<p>The author is a Forbes contributor. The opinions expressed are those of the writer.

Quantum Mechanics