ESA's Gaia Observatory locates its first supernova

21 hours ago - Less than two months after it first began repeatedly scanning the sky, the ESA's Gaia space observatory has discovered its first supernova - a powerful stellar explosion that had occurred in a distant galaxy located some 500 million light-years from Earth, the agency announced on ...

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

1 day ago - Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly will throw a water balloon at Bob whenever you throw a water balloon at Molly. Maybe Bob will ...

New research reveals civilization is older than previously thought

1 day ago - What if everything you've been taught about the origins of civilization is wrong? Be it that certain pieces of our history have been intentionally hidden, or that we have yet to discover and realize the true story of our past, new archaeological and geological discoveries are revealing ... 3

Suicide drug: New anti-obesity pill to help curb appetite of 78 million Americans

2 days ago - US regulators have approved a weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third type of such prescription medication introduced in over 10 years, despite carrying some possible heavy side-effects of its own. Contrave, which won its official stamp of approval this week from the Food ... 2

Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

2 days ago - DON'T mind the gap. A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just how adaptable the organ is. The discovery was made when the woman was admitted to the Chinese PLA General Hospital of Jinan Military ...

'Boris' the robot can load up dishwasher

2 days ago - A robot unveiled today at the British Science Festival will be loading dishwashers next year, its developers claim. "Boris" is one of the first robots in the world capable of intelligently manipulating unfamiliar objects with a humanlike grasp. It was developed by ...

Researchers claim hydrogen energy advance

3 days ago - Researchers at Glasgow University have claimed a breakthrough in producing hydrogen fuel from water. They said their process is fast, clean and cheap. It can store energy from the sun and wind. Writing in the journal Science, the Glasgow researchers said their process is ... 1

Information 'eaters'? The entropy of black holes

3 days ago - Yesterday I talked about black hole thermodynamics, specifically how you can write the laws of thermodynamics as laws about black holes. Central to the idea of thermodynamics is the property of entropy, which can be related to the amount of physical information a system has. For ...

Back-to-Back Sun Storms May Supercharge Earth's Northern Lights

3 days ago - Powerful solar flares from the sun this week may amplify the northern lights displays over parts of the northern United States through the weekend, space weather scientists say. The forecast for potentially supercharged auroras comes after powerful solar storms fired off ...

Shock asteroid warning: Earth faces 100 years of killer strikes beginning in 2017 - or maybe even earlier?

5 days ago - Asteroids could rain down on the earth for 100 years, shocked experts have just warned. A previously unknown asteroid belt has been located in deep space and is now hurtling towards our part of the solar system. It means a 'global killer' could collide with Earth as soon ... 4

New digital map reveals hidden archaeology of Stonehenge

5 days ago - A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project that will transform our knowledge of this iconic landscape - including remarkable new findings on the world's largest 'super henge', ...

Congressman's office in possession of 100,000 CDC whistleblower documents?

5 days ago - Congressman Bill Posey's office has confirmed exclusively to that a "very large number" of documents have been turned over by CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, who has admitted that the CDC suppressed information about the links between the MMR vaccine and autism in ... 3

Weird Comet Is Darker Than Charcoal

6 days ago - A spacecraft chasing a comet in deep space has found that its target is surprisingly dark in color. Instead of arriving at a bright, reflective, ice-covered heavenly body, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe found that its target comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (or ... 1

First Ever Real-Time Planet-Like Impact Detected Outside Our Solar System

6 days ago - A group of astronomers led by first author and graduate student Huan Meng from the University of Arizona at Tucson monitored a monster collision between two planetoids or asteroids orbiting a Sun-like star.  This is the first and only such real time event detected of such large ... 3

Forget Mars. Heres Where We Should Build Our First Off-World Colonies

6 days ago - The collective space vision of all the world’s countries at the moment seems to be Mars, Mars, Mars. The U.S. has two operational rovers on the planet; a NASA probe called MAVEN and an Indian Mars orbiter will both arrive in Mars orbit later this month; and European, Chinese and ... 2

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