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Black hole scientists sure have been busy. At the end of last year, researchers announced that the powerful winds emanating from supermassive black holes shape entire galaxies.   Now, a new research paper has found the first observational evidence that supermassive black holes actually control the mysterious process of star formation in their galaxies. At the
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Russia has conceded that a high-profile space failure in November last year occurred because scientists programmed a rocket carrying a US$45 million weather satellite with the wrong coordinates.   In comments to Russian state TV last week, deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin admitted the Meteor-M weather satellite was effectively under the impression it had launched
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A Full Moon Supermoon will take place early January 2 (UTC), Earth will reach perihelion (closest point to the Sun) on January 3 and Quadrantid meteor shower will reach its peak on January 4th. The best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to
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There’s no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As canine psychologist Stanley Coren wrote back in the ’90s, there’s adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e. following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e. innate talent) – not to mention spatial intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and more. Indeed, as animal behaviourist Frans de Waal has
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Superstring theory, which underpins some of Professor Stephen Hawking’s ground-breaking research and hunt for a Theory of Everything, is a scientific hypothetical helping pull together diverse views of the universe.  But a team of scientists in the USA using the telescope known as the Very Large Array (VLA) have discovered filaments which are light-years in
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1. The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, scientists were able to photograph a collision between two neutron stars. By conducting simultaneous optical and gravitational wave observations, they were able to accurately measure the speed of gravity for the first time.  2. A
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The most common New Year’s resolutions tend to be vague goals intended to “get your life together” by losing weight, eating healthier food, or exercising more. But most people don’t successfully follow through on their resolutions – largely because they’re so general and non-specific.   That’s where science can help. Using specific, science-backed resolutions, you
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GETTY Nostradamus 2018 predictions foretell cataclysmic wars and natural disasters Michel de Nostredame, a famed 16th century French prophet and apothecary, warned nearly 500 years ago that humanity is facing global doom. But the world will not end in one swift cataclysm, and conspiracists instead believe that Earth will suffer great natural disasters, deadly asteroids
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The shock claim from a leading artificial intelligence (AI) researcher follows a surge in AI capabilities this year. Many predict 2018 may hold a big breakthrough for “transcending humanity”. Stephen Cave, who heads the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge, told the BBC that these developments put our capacity to live safely with AI at risk.
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Nearly half of Puerto Rico is still without power three months after Hurricane “Maria” devastated the island, officials said Friday, December 29, 2017. 45% of nearly 1.5 million customers in Puerto Rico are still without power after a Category 4 Hurricane “Maria” devastated the island on September 20. Authorities had previously reported power generation (standing