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Mar. 17, 2017 — Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. So, he says, is Europa, commonly known as a moon of ... read more

Can Quantum Theory Explain Why Jokes Are Funny?

Mar. 17, 2017 — Researchers are taking the first steps towards of a quantum theory model of humor, to explain what really happens on the cognitive level in the moment when we 'get the ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — A team of astrophysicists studying an enormous and bizarre young planet approximately 300 lights years from Earth has gained a rare glimpse into the final stages of planetary evolution. While ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body's movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — A study of the internal sound waves created by starquakes, which make stars ring like a bell, has provided unprecedented insights into conditions in the turbulent gas clouds where stars were born 8 ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Researchers have shown how supermassive black holes may have formed in the early universe. They suggest that radiation from a neighboring galaxy could have shut down star-formation in a black-hole ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Astronomers have found evidence for a star that whips around a black hole about twice an hour. This may be the tightest orbital dance ever witnessed for a black hole and a companion ... read more

Mar. 10, 2017 — This beautiful Hubble image reveals a young super star cluster known as Westerlund 1, only 15,000 light-years away in our Milky Way neighborhood, yet home to one of the largest stars ever ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — It may soon be possible to detect the universe's first stars by looking for the blue colour they emit on ... read more

Video Games Can Mitigate Defensiveness Resulting from Bad Test Scores, Study Suggests

Mar. 9, 2017 — New research shows the potential effects of receiving positive feedback from playing video games after receiving a negative test score on an ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found that the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy ate its last big meal about 6 million years ago, when it consumed a large clump of infalling ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Music, more than any art, is a beautiful mix of science and emotion. It follows a set of patterns almost mathematically to extract feelings from its audience. Machines that make music focus on these ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — One bit of digital information can now be successfully stored in an individual atom. This result is a breakthrough in the miniaturization of storage media and has the potential to serve as a basis ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Chemical computers are becoming ever more of a reality. It turns out that after an appropriate teaching procedure even a relatively simple chemical system can perform non-trivial operations. In their ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — The search for extraterrestrial intelligence has looked for many different signs of alien life, from radio broadcasts to laser flashes, without success. However, newly published research suggests ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Scientists are reporting on the creation of a phase of matter, dubbed a time crystal, in which atoms move in a pattern that repeats in time rather than in ... read more

Ionization Mechanisms of Captive Atoms Struck by Light Matter

Mar. 8, 2017 — Light interacting with hydrogen atoms enclosed in hollow cages composed of carbon atoms produces ionization. This phenomenon is particularly interesting because the light rays can have dramatic ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Physicists have designed a handheld device inspired by the sonic screwdriver in Doctor Who and the tricorder in Star Trek that will use the power of MRI and mass spectrometry to perform a chemical ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — For most people, the drip, drip, drip of a leaking faucet would be an annoyance. But what happens inside droplets is the stuff of serious ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Scientists have invented a new technology entitled “lip motion password” (lip password) which utilizes a person’s lip motions to create a ... read more

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