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Do scientists really think ‘Oumuamua is an alien spaceship? | Science | The Guardian
Harvard professors suggest the cigar-shaped interstellar object that whizzed past the sun last year could be an alien probe
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4 days ago by tonys
In the balance: scientists vote on first change to kilogram in a century | Science | The Guardian
The weight is defined by a lump of metal in Paris vault - making Earth ‘laughing stock of universe’
science 
5 days ago by tonys
Has new ghost particle manifested at Large Hadron Collider? | Science | The Guardian
‘Something terribly new’ goes bump in data yet to be confirmed by Atlas detector
science 
11 days ago by tonys
Has new ghost particle manifested at Large Hadron Collider? | Science | The Guardian
‘Something terribly new’ goes bump in data yet to be confirmed by Atlas detector
science 
14 days ago by tonys
Could Misbehaving Neutrinos Explain Why the Universe Exists?
Could new findings explain why the universe is made of matter?
science 
16 days ago by tonys
Extraterrestrial Life Could Be Purple
Earth's early life might have been purple, suggesting the search for extraterrestrial life should scan for the color.
science 
16 days ago by tonys
Long-range weather forecasts and why it's still impossible to get them right | WIRED UK
Tabloids love publishing sensational and extreme long-term weather forecasts. It's understandable – but the wild predictions hide a bigger problem
science 
18 days ago by tonys
Why we will probably never have a perfect clock
From sun dials to atomic clocks, we still don't have a perfect time measuring device.
science 
18 days ago by tonys
Finally, the drug that keeps you young - MIT Technology Review
Anti-aging pioneer Judith Campisi explains how a recent breakthrough could ward off age-related disease.
science 
19 days ago by tonys
Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system | Science | The Guardian
Massively elongated orbit suggests object is influenced by theoretical giant Planet Nine in Oort Cloud region
science 
6 weeks ago by tonys
‘Quantum Atmospheres’ May Reveal Secrets of Matter | Quanta Magazine
A new theory proposes that the quantum properties of an object extend into an “atmosphere” that surrounds the material.
science 
6 weeks ago by tonys
Scientists Unveil New Inventory of Universe’s Dark Contents | Quanta Magazine
The first major results from the Dark Energy Survey signal the start of a new era of cosmology.
science 
8 weeks ago by tonys
Feynman Diagram Rock Carving – Turan, Russia - Atlas Obscura
Discover Feynman Diagram Rock Carving in Turan, Russia: A tribute to Richard Feynman is carved into the land he planned to see but never got to visit.
science 
july 2018 by tonys
Darwin comes to town: how cities are creating new species | Cities | The Guardian
From the nut-cracking crows of Sendai to ‘Turdus urbanicus’ (the new urban blackbird), animals are changing their behaviour and evolution in cities – and in dramatic and surprising ways
science 
july 2018 by tonys
Why cosmology without philosophy is like a ship without a hull | Aeon Ideas
Why cosmology without philosophy is like a ship without a hull – via @aeonmag
science 
july 2018 by tonys
Nima Arkani-Hamed and the Future of Physics | Quanta Magazine
Nima Arkani-Hamed is championing a campaign to build the world’s largest particle collider, even as he pursues a new vision of the laws of nature.
science 
july 2018 by tonys
The Octonion Math That Could Underpin Physics | Quanta Magazine
New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”
maths  science 
july 2018 by tonys
Astronomers discover 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter - one on collision course with the others | Science | The Guardian
A head-on collision between two Jovian moons would create a crash so large it would be visible from earth
science 
july 2018 by tonys
Are humans really blind to the gorilla on the basketball court? | Aeon Essays
A new interpretation of a classic psychology experiment will change your view of perception, judgment – even human nature
science 
july 2018 by tonys
Evidence Found for a New Fundamental Particle | Quanta Magazine
An experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago has detected far more electron neutrinos than predicted — a possible harbinger of a
science 
june 2018 by tonys
How to Live Forever: DNA Hacking, intermittent Fasting, and Teen Blood | Inverse
The Fountain of Youth has been here all along: Modern-day explorers seeking the fountain of youth are looking inside the human body for the key to eternal life. Longevity researchers have accepted that aging is not a natural process but a disease that wreaks havoc on our bodies.
science 
may 2018 by tonys
Planet Nine from outer space: is there another world beyond Neptune? | Science | The Guardian
A newly discovered asteroid’s unusual orbit supports the idea that a massive planet lurks in the far reaches of the solar system
science 
may 2018 by tonys
The big bangers: grime smashes into the Hadron Collider | Art and design | The Guardian
They rapped in its tunnels and played instruments made out of old science equipment. Could this be Cern’s most amazing experiment yet?
music  science 
may 2018 by tonys
Neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow: ‘Consciousness is a really funny word’ | Science | The Guardian
The Cambridge fellow on what it means to be human, the neurological benefits of running, artificial intelligence and why a simulated version of her might miss gnocchi
science 
may 2018 by tonys
The answer to life, the universe and everything might be 73. Or 67 | Science | The Guardian
A new estimate of the Hubble constant – the rate at which the universe is expanding – is baffling many of the finest minds in the cosmology community
science 
may 2018 by tonys
Plants 'talk to' each other through their roots | Science | The Guardian
Scientists studying corn seedlings believe that they send signals under the soil, advising each other of the proximity of other plants
science 
may 2018 by tonys
Stephen Hawking's final theory sheds light on the multiverse | Science | The Guardian
Shortly before he died the eminent physicist completed his final theory of the cosmos, and it’s simpler than we thought
science 
may 2018 by tonys
More than half your body is not human - BBC News
Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count, while the rest are microscopic colonists.
science 
april 2018 by tonys
Average Mammal Size Has Shrunk Ever Since Dawn of Human Hunting | Inverse
Researchers say that the largest mammals on Earth began to go extinct when humans arrived on the scene, slowly but surely driving down the average size of mammals on earth from 200 pounds to 15 pounds. At this rate, the largest mammal on Earth may soon be a cow.
science 
april 2018 by tonys
Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans? - The Atlantic
Was there a civilization on Earth before humans? @AdamFrank4 looks at the available evidence
science  history  nasa 
april 2018 by tonys
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