Science

A 130-Year-Old Fact About Dinosaurs Might Be Wrong

New research on the creatures’ family tree could “shake dinosaur paleontology to its core.”<p>When I first read Matthew Baron’s new dinosaur study, I actually gasped.<p>For most of my life, I’ve believed that the dinosaurs fell into two major groups: the lizard-hipped saurischians, which included the …

The Atlantic

Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Our bodies still hold plenty of secrets, and scientists have just uncovered a doozy: the lungs play a key role in producing blood. Until now, this …

Biology

Quantum computing

Quantum computers are big news, each week brings reports of fresh advances in stability and power. But for many people, the quantum world is …

Quantum Computing

Dime-Size Thrusters Could Propel Satellites, Spacecraft

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A new propulsion engine with dime-size thrusters could be used to propel a host of spacecraft, from small satellites to crewed …

Space Travel

SpaceX & NASA Studying 2020 Landing Sites For Dragon

As part of their effort to kick-start the eventual colonization of Mars, SpaceX is sending an unmanned Dragon spacecraft to Mars. Initially, that …

Space Exploration

Astronomers Discover Giant Magnetic Fields Created By Collision Of Galaxy Clusters

The universe is a big place populated by big things. Galaxy clusters — massive structures formed over millions, or even billions of years, as smaller …

Astronomy

Scientists evade the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

ICFO Researchers report the discovery of a new technique that could drastically improve the sensitivity of instruments such as magnetic resonance …

Quantum Mechanics

This game is teaching particle physics to five-year-olds

Five-year-olds and particle physics don't usually go in the same sentence together.<p>But the guys that made <i>Angry Birds</i> is trying to change that with the launch of <i>Big Bang Legends</i>, its new game that introduces particle physics concepts to kids.<p>“Five years ago we'd joke that one day we’ll teach quantum …

Particle Physics

Finally, an Astrophysics Simulation Even Your Stoner Friend Will Love

The Milky Way isn’t just stars orbiting a black hole—it’s loaded with dust and debris, floating with reckless abandon in the space between solar …

Astronomy

The 15 most useful Google apps you never knew existed

Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can …

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Photographing an Exoplanet: How Hard Can it Be?

<i>Jared Males, Project Blue advisor and an astronomer at the University of Arizona, contributed this article to</i> <i>Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed &</i> …

Astronomy

New Cloud Types Added to International Atlas

A dramatically turbulent cloud formation called asperitas and the bizarrely cylindrical roll cloud are among the newest additions to the …

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Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun" and which they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel.<p>The giant honeycomb-like setup of 149 spotlights — officially known as "Synlight" — …

Associated Press

A British Teenager Has Corrected a Mistake in NASA's Data

Kids these days...<p>A British school student recently contacted NASA to point out that there was an error in data recorded on the International Space …

Science Alert

Researchers create self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cell

While the cell was exposed to sunlight, an initial dose of "food" was added to the chamber to stimulate growth of the heterotrophic bacteria. Through …

Biology

Why Is the Ozone Hole Shrinking?

Taking action to protect our planet can seem like a daunting or even futile task. Scientists have to navigate a complicated ecosystem with many …

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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Decryption Guide: How to solve Remnant puzzles

<i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> is full of ancient alien technology from the Remnant, and you'll find that in interacting with this tech, plenty of puzzles …

Mic

California Earthquakes: San Andreas Fault Could Cause Coast To Instantly Sink Below Sea Level

Add "sinking below sea level" to California’s list of natural disaster worries. Portions of the Golden State could be at risk of abruptly dropping …

International Business Times

Archaeologists Uncover Last Human To Die Happy

DEMBECHA, ETHIOPIA—In a startling find that contributes significantly to the understanding of modern man’s evolutionary development, University of …

Humor

Infrared-light-based Wi-Fi network is 100 times faster

Schematic of a beam of white light being dispersed by a prism into different wavelengths, similar in prinicple to how a new near-infrared WiFi system …

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New Map Of The Earth Shows How Stunningly Different The World Actually Looks

Students in Boston, Massachusetts, will soon look at the world in a whole new—and much more accurate—way.<p>In mid-March, the Boston school system …

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If You Want to Live Longer Get a Dog

Source: Racchlo photo - Creative Commons License<p>Our health-conscious society is always looking for ways to improve our longevity. The usual …

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The Simplest Explanation Is Usually The Right One

The 14th-century Franciscan friar and logician William of Ockham (or Occam, in the Latin spelling) once wrote "Pluralitas non est ponenda sine …

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Mars Spacesuits: Designing a Blue-Collar Suit for the Red Planet

The first explorers on Mars will need a new kind of spacesuit, and a university-based team has taken a novel approach to design the …

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Incredible Hybrid Galaxy Detected by NASA’s Hubble

Astronomers have discovered a new hybrid galaxy that’s been named UGC 12591. The galaxy is located around 400 million light years away in the …

Astronomy

New low-cost method to produce light-based lab-on-a-chip devices for fast medical tests

A new fabrication process could make it easier and less expensive to incorporate optical sensing onto lab-on-a-chip devices. These devices integrate …

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Incredible New Map Reveals Secrets of Earth's Magnetic Field

Earth’s magnetic field affects the planet’s climate, tectonic shifts, gravity, and even its rotation. However, its most important function is …

Inverse

The massive total earnings of the 'Big Bang Theory' cast have been calculated - NME

The overall salaries of the <i>Big Bang Theory</i> cast may have been revealed.<p>Following news that the hit US sitcom has been renewed for another two …

NME

Earth - How the Tasmanian devil has responded to infectious cancers

The name "Tasmanian devil" may bring up images of cartoon tornados and scattered debris. The Warner Brothers character Taz was portrayed as dim-witted, destructive and wacky. But real Tasmanian devils are anything but.<p>"They all have very unique personalities," says Abram Tompkins, supervisor at …

BBC World

What Dung Beetles Can Teach Us About Sexual Difference

Picture a lion: The male has a luxuriant mane, the female doesn’t. This is a classic example of what biologists call sexual dimorphism—the two sexes …

Biology