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The other shoe has dropped. After a century of speculation and a half-century of searching, science teams using instruments built by Caltech and MIT have made a discovery that will take up permanent residency in physics textbooks from now to the end of textbooks.
The veteran gravitational wave hunter from Glasgow University has come to the National Press Club in Washington DC to witness the announcement of the first direct detection of ripples in the fabric of space-time caused by the merger of two "intermediate-sized" black holes...
Scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain. In experiments on worms, University of Cambridge researchers identified drugs which prevented the very first step towards brain cell death...
Edgar Latulip was 21 when he went missing from a home for disabled people in Ontario province. He boarded a bus, but soon after suffered a head injury that police believe robbed him of his memory.
Ground controllers say it is time to give up hope of ever hearing again from the comet lander Philae. The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission dropped the robot onto Comet 67P in November 2014...
Joaquin Garcia's absence was only noticed when he became eligible to collect a long-service award. The 69-year-old, whose job was to supervise the building of a waste water treatment plant, has since retired...
The Book of Common Prayer is the short title of a number of related prayer books used in the Anglican Communion, as well as by the Continuing Anglican, "Anglican realignment" and other Anglican churches...
Have you ever tried to unsuccessfully retrieve a word from the tip of your tongue? Most of us have experienced it – the usually simple process of verbalising a turn of phrase is somehow thwarted by an annoying mental block.
In two recent movies, Her and Ex Machina, filmmakers explored an intriguing concept: whether humans will fall in love with and want to have sex with AI or robots.
The alien predators arrived by boat. Within two years, everyone was dead. Almost. The tiny islet of Ball’s Pyramid lies 600km east of Australia in the South Pacific, rising out of the sea like a shard of glass.
We know humans find some form of value in guarding or watching the bodies of the deceased, but in the first article for his new column, Jason Goldman explains how we are beginning to discover that animals may have similar needs.
Thor Heyerdahl (Norwegian pronunciation: [tuːr hæiːərdɑːl]; October 6, 1914 – April 18, 2002) was a Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a background in biology, zoology, botany, and geography.
Scientists are claiming a stunning discovery in their quest to fully understand gravity. They have observed the warping of space-time generated by the collision of two black holes more than a billion light-years from Earth.
The first direct detection of gravitational waves is without doubt one of the most remarkable breakthroughs of our time. The Advanced Ligo laboratories in the US states of Washington and Louisiana have traced the warping of space from the merger of two black holes about 1.
In the Italian countryside, not far from Pisa, a vast experiment is about to be switched on. If it's a success, one of Albert Einstein's greatest predictions will have been directly observed for the first time...
An international effort to detect ripples in space itself has scheduled a "status report" for Thursday. These gravitational waves were first proposed 100 years ago by Albert Einstein, as a key prediction of his Theory of General Relativity...
Prosecutors say Reinhold Hanning met Jewish prisoners as they arrived at the camp in occupied Poland and may have escorted some to the gas chambers. Mr Hanning has admitted being a guard but denies involvement in mass murder.
Los Angeles recently declared a state of emergency over the city's growing homeless population - up 12% in two years. Residents of the city's main homeless encampment say a mix of drugs and rising rents are driving the problem...
Officials fired tranquillizer darts to control the animal after it damaged dozens of homes, cars and motorbikes. Local forestry authorities said no-one was hurt in the incident, in the town of Siliguri.

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