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Words By Stephen Hawking: Inspirational Quotes From Cosmology's Brightest Star

Stephen Hawking's profound but gentle and humorous ways of communicating science to the public made him an icon of contemporary science. Here are some of the most inspirational quotes from Stephen Hawking, a great physicist and human genuis.

Feature | Science March 15, 2018

Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking, Author Of 'A Brief History of Time', Dies At Age 76

British physicist Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday at age 76. He was given only two years to live when he was diagnosed of ALS when he was 21 years old, defying odds when he lived for more than 50 years.

Feature | Science March 14, 2018

World's Oldest Message In A Bottle Thrown To The Sea In 1886 Found In Australia

A 132-year-old gin bottle with a rolled note inside it was found at a beach in Australia. The paper was dated June 12, 1886, and had a faint handwriting.

Feature | Science March 11, 2018

Amelia Earhart Mystery May Have Been Solved By New Forensic Analysis

A new forensic analysis may have solved the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. Previously misidentified bones found in the Pacific Islands in the 1940s due to the lack of development in forensic osteology could actually be those of the aviation pioneer.

Feature | Science March 9, 2018

False News Spreads Faster Than Real News On Twitter: Study

Despite the said role of bots in spreading false news, a study finds that humans are still the primary driver of the spread of false news on Twitter. Study coauthor suggests Twitter users should 'think before you retweet.'

Feature | Science March 9, 2018

Researchers Create Artificial Eye By Combining Metalens With An Artificial Muscle

A team of researchers developed an artificial eye, which operates more closely to human eyes. They created it by combining metalens with an artificial muscle.

Feature | Science February 28, 2018

Scientists Grow Sheep Embryos With Human Cells To Revolutionize Organ Transplant

Sheep embryos that contain human cells may increase the supply of organs for transplant and pave way for genetically tailored organs that can reduce odds for transplant rejection. About one in 10,000 cells in the sheep embryos are human.

Feature | Science February 18, 2018

Winner Of Science Photo Contest Captures Picture Of An Atom

University of Oxford quantum physicist David Nadlinger took the winning photo of the fifth EPSRC science photo competition. The winning image shows a strontium atom held by electric fields.

Feature | Science February 14, 2018

Flat Earther Mad Mike Hughes Fails To Launch Himself Aboard Homemade Rocket

Mad Mike Hughes failed to launch himself aboard his rocket last year because he could not get permit from Bureau of Land Management. What prevented the flat Earth conspiracy theorist and his rocket to lift off this time?

Feature | Science February 5, 2018

'Doomsday Clock' Now Two Minutes To Midnight, What Now?

The so-called Doomsday Clock is now set to 2 minutes closer to midnight and impending disaster. It is the second time that the clock has been set this close to Doomsday, following the year 1953 during the Cold War.

Feature | Science January 25, 2018

Scientists Successfully Cloned Macaque Monkeys: Will They Clone Humans Next?

Chinese scientists successfully cloned two macaque monkeys using SCNT, the cloning method that produced Dolly the Sheep in the 1990s. Does the team plan to also clone humans?

Feature | Science January 26, 2018

Indian Minister Who Criticized Darwin's Theory Of Evolution Draws Flak From Scientists

Indian Minister Satyapal Singh recently criticized Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution and called for its removal from the academic curriculum. The country's scientific community disputed Singh's opinion on the issue.

Feature | Science January 23, 2018

Oolitic Limestones Used To Build Pentagon, Empire State Building Are Made Of Dinosaur-Era Microbes

The Pentagon, Empire State Building, and the Buckingham Palace used oolitic limestones as building materials. Researchers revealed these stones were made of microbes dating back from the Jurassic Period.

Feature | Science January 22, 2018

Dinosaur Tail Auction Causes Controversy In Mexico

The auction of a 165-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur tail has raked up controversy between Morocco and Mexico. Moroccan officials want to know how the fossil left the country and reached auctioned status.

Feature | Science January 22, 2018

LOOK: This Thin Electronic Skin Let's You Move Virtual Objects Just By Moving Your Hand

A newly developed electronic skin lets its user manipulate virtual objects easily with the help of magnetic field sensors. It could pave the way for less bulky augmented and virtual reality systems.

Feature | Science January 20, 2018

Largest Prime Number Discovered Is 23.2 Million Digits Long

Jonathan Pace from Germantown discovered the largest known prime number. The newly found prime dubbed as M77232917 can fill up 9,000 pages.

Feature | Science January 11, 2018

This Optical Illusion Reveals 'Curvature Blindness' Of The Brain

A psychologist discovered that the brain may experience curvature blindness, which swaps waves for corners. The curvature blindness illusion proves this. What are the possible mechanisms behind this phenomenon?

Feature | Science December 14, 2017

The Science Of Skin Color: Skin Pigmentation More Complex Than Previously Believed

A decade-long research finds that skin pigmentation is more complex than previously believed. As it turns out, the closer a population is to the equator, the more complex the skin pigmentation becomes.

Feature | Science December 1, 2017

Quantum Simulator Can Solve Problems That Fastest Conventional Computers Cannot

Two different teams of physicists have recently presented a new procedure for creating superconducting interconnects. The process has helped them to create a quantum simulator that can compute faster than classic type of computers.

Feature | Science December 3, 2017

Self-Taught Rocket Scientist Who Thinks Earth Is Flat To Launch Steam-Powered Rocket

'Mad' Mike Hughes will launch himself in a homemade rocket on Saturday. The 61-year-old, who thinks the Earth is flat, claims to be the only person to design, build and launch himself in a rocket.

Feature | Science November 21, 2017

Hundreds Attend Flat-Earth Conference That Discussed Conspiracy Theories

The Flat-Earth Conference, the first of its kind, was recently held in Raleigh. It was attended by hundreds of people who believe the Earth to be flat.

Feature | Science November 19, 2017

Einstein's Handwritten Note On Theory Of Happiness Fetches $1.5 Million At Auction

In 1922, Albert Einstein tipped a bellboy at Imperial Hotel Japan with a handwritten note about happiness. He told the boy to keep it because its future value could surpass that of a standard tip.

Feature | Science October 25, 2017

CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool Creates Pigs With 24 Percent Less Body Fat

Using CRISPR, scientists in China created pigs with the UPC1 gene. Besides having less body fat, the genetically modified animals also have other characteristics that can benefit pig farmers.

Feature | Science October 25, 2017

Missed The 2017 Solar Eclipse? US To Witness One In 2024

Eclipse chasers will not have to wait another century for another total solar eclipse. Some major U.S. cities will witness another total eclipse in April 2024.

Feature | Science August 25, 2017

Gray Whale Stranded On The Beach For Three Days Successfully Rescued

A stranded juvenile gray whale was successfully rescued back to the water. The whale was beached for 3 days but managed to stay alive with human intervention.

Feature | Science August 20, 2017

Can't Get Hold Of Solar Eclipse Glasses? Make Your Own Pinhole Projector Instead

Safe solar eclipse glasses are getting harder to find. Pinhole projectors are an easy alternative to solar eclipse glasses and you can make them using household items.

Feature | Science August 19, 2017

NASA Resupplies ISS Astronauts With Tons of Scientific Cargo And Ice Cream

ISS astronauts have received more equipment for scientific research aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule. NASA also rewarded their hard work with a freezer full of real ice cream.

Feature | Science August 18, 2017

Majorana Fermion: Evidence Of 'Angel Particle' That Is Its Own Antiparticle Found In Lab Experiment

Researchers find first solid evidence of chiral Majorana fermions, which are particles that are also their own antiparticles. It's suggested name 'angel particle' comes from the novel 'Angels and Demons.'

Feature | Science July 22, 2017

Scientists Teleport Particles To Space: Will Human Teleportation Become Possible In The Future?

A team of Chinese scientists has achieved another feat for teleporting a photon particle to space. Could science teleport humans by using the same technology soon?

Feature | Science July 15, 2017

Here Is The Reason Total Eclipse Happens Rarely

The Great American Eclipse happening in August has already caused a great hype across the continent. Find out what makes the celestial event so rare.

Feature | Science July 7, 2017

Elon Musk Wants To Link Brain And Computers: How This Can Give Humans Superpowers

Elon Musk may change humanity to avoid AI singularity. How could linking the human brain to computers push the limits of human abilities in the future?

Feature | Science June 18, 2017

How To Best Experience The Great Total Solar Eclipse

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse is happening on Aug. 21 across the United States. Here are some tips on how to make the most of the experience.

Feature | Science June 17, 2017

Delaware-Sized Iceberg Very Close To Splitting From Antarctic Shelf: What Danger Does This Pose?

One of the biggest iceberg split is about to happen to the Larsen C ice shelf very soon. Scientists are concerned about what could happen to Antarctica afterwards.

Feature | Science June 2, 2017

The Endangered Species Act Explained, And How Far We've Gone Since Then

May 19 was ‘Endangered Species Day.’ Get to know more about why we must continue to protect threatened wildlife to commemorate the important day and what have been done, so far.

Feature | Science May 21, 2017

Cost, Not Safety, Reason Why NASA Will Not Put Human Crew On First SLS Flight

NASA’s plans for a manned SLS maiden flight will not push through after study concludes it is too late in the planning process to accommodate changes. A source says it’s really all about the money.

Feature | Science May 14, 2017

Crayola's New Color Inspired By YInMn Blue Pigment Accidentally Discovered In Chemistry Lab

The blue crayon that will replace yellow-hued Dandelion in Crayola's 24-count box is inspired by a pigment accidentally discovered in a lab. The YInMn-inspired new color still has no name.

Feature | Science May 6, 2017

NASA Offers $15,000 Prize To Anyone Who Can Improve Performance Of Its Fluid Dynamics Software

NASA issues a challenge to speed up its supercomputer by 10 to 10,000 times its current speed. Qualified contestants can win up to $15,000 If successful.

Feature | Science May 5, 2017

Stephen Hawking To Examine How Humans Can Leave Planet Earth Within 100 Years In New Documentary

Stephen Hawking has warned that the next century might be the most dangerous for Earth. In a new BBC documentary, he will set out to discover ways humans can begin preparing to live in outer space.

Feature | Science May 3, 2017

Measuring Walking Speed Using Wireless Signals May Help Predict Cardiac Diseases And Cognitive Decline

MIT researchers have developed a device that measures walking speed using a wireless signal. How is WiGait better than other methods and technology currently used to measure walking speed?

Feature | Science May 3, 2017

Solar-Powered Device That Sucks Moisture From Air Can Save Millions From Water-Related Diseases

Diarrhea and other water-related diseases affect people living in regions where water is scarce. These illnesses can be potentially averted using a new device that can harvest water even with low humidity.

Feature | Science April 14, 2017

Are Mermaids Real? Nearly Naked Woman With Webbed Feet Tells California Police She Is A Mermaid

Joanna was wet and nearly naked when she was found by a motorist walking in the middle of the road. She told police that she is a mermaid and had been in the lake.

Feature | Science April 6, 2017

Syria Chemical Attack Likely Used Nerve Agent Sarin: Facts About This Biochemical Weapon

The chemical attack that hurt at least 70 people in Syria likely involves the nerve agent sarin. What is sarin, how does it work, and why is it often used in chemical warfare?

Feature | Science April 5, 2017

What To Name 7 Newly Discovered Planets, NASA Asks: This Is How Netizens On Twitter Responded

NASA asks Twitter users to help think of new names for the seven planets in the recently discovered Trappist-1 system, and Twitterverse did not disappoint -- or did they?

Feature | Science March 2, 2017

WATCH: Cartoon Elon Musk On Hydrocarbons, Or Why Solar Will Bring An End To Oil

Futurism created a cartoon version of Elon Musk to better illustrate his points about the importance of harnessing and using solar energy to replace oil.

Feature | Science February 26, 2017

Make Pluto A Planet Again: NASA's New Definition For Planets May Reinstate Pluto

A team of scientists at NASA published a new proposal that aims to change the way planetary scientists define and classify planets. If approved, it means Pluto may be deemed a planet again.

Feature | Science February 21, 2017

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