A global view of the entire Antarctic region, most of the Southern Ocean, large portions of the southern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as the island of Madagascar and southern Africa. Scientists believe a massive object that could change our understanding of history is hidden beneath the Anta...
Scientists at Disney Research converted an entire room into a wireless charger. Credit: Disney Research When you need to charge your electronic devices on the go, it can be a hassle trying to find somewhere to plug in. And though some devices can already be charged without wires, researchers at The ...
While 2016 saw its share of chaos, it also produced some outstanding brain science and psych research. This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive (and it's not in any particular order), but is rather a curation of great studies covered here at Neuropsyched. It's also a preview of things to come i...
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Researchers discovered that Proxima b has the right climate for oceans. And extraterrestrials. Last year, scientists from the U.S., Israel, the U.K, Chile, Poland, Germany, Spain and France discovered an "Earth-like" planet. This planet is juuuust outside our own solar system, only four light y...
Climate simulations have revealed Proxima B could have liquid water on its surface. Exoplanet Proxima B, which was recently discovered orbiting our closest neighbouring star, may have the potential to support life, new climate simulations have revealed. Ever since it was identified in August 2016,&n...
If you could travel back in time 41,000 years to the last ice age, your compass would point south instead of north. That’s because for a period of a few hundred years, the Earth’s magnetic field was reversed. These reversals have happpened repeatedly over the planet’s history, s...
Understanding the expansion of the universe is one of physicists and astronomers' priority. What causes the accelerating expansion of our universe is one of science's greatest mysteries. Now, physicists say they might have found a way to explain this puzzling phenomenon. Nearly two decades ago, in 1...
A powerful space telescope orbiting Earth has spied on two galaxies in the midst of a cosmic close call 500 million light-years away.  The Hubble Space Telescope spotted two galaxies — collectively called IRAS 06076-2139 — speeding past one another at about 1.2 million miles per hour, accor...
In about a billion years time, the sun’s increasing brightness will blast the Earth to the point that all complex life forms will die. The oceans will dwindle away until there are only two ponds left at the Earth’s poles – which become the last havens of life on our planet. That cheery pr...
Why do the other planets, like Venus (shown above) have a different atmosphere than Earth? Credit: ESA Here on Earth, we tend to take our atmosphere for granted, and not without reason. Our atmosphere has a lovely mix of nitrogen and oxygen (78% and 21% respectively) with trace amounts of water vapo...
An illustration showing changes in the Van Allen Belts as a "space tsunami" of solar radiation batters Earth's magnetic field. The toll taken by extreme weather here on Earth gets most of the attention, but a new discovery by Edmonton scientists is highlighting the impa...
A new book claims almost half of us have some kind of behavioural addiction involving screens or the internet, and that has worrying implications for us as social beings. Do you have a problem with the way you're using digital devices? In the living room, the car, the classroom, the bedroom and ev...
The internet is one of the most important inventions of the modern era. However, current estimates say that only 40 percent of people around the globe have access. As internet connectivity becomes ever more important, new technologies are emerging to connect the entire globe with better, ...
Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities, and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries. In many ways, the web has l...
How Does the Blockchain Work? Blockchain is a decentralized data structure; it serves as the building block for digital currencies. For example, the famous Bitcoin relies on blockchain technology. But, how does the blockchain work, you ask? To avoid complications, put on your “accounting” h...
This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Editor’s note: This is a revised version of the original piece. We have done so to make explicit the author’s expertise with regard to the subject of this article. We have also incorporated important context that was missing in the origi...
Here’s what happened to global temperatures after the dinosaur-killing asteroid struck The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs wreaked apocolyptic havoc on Earth due to circumstance rather than size, scientists have argued. New research suggests the relatively minor nine-mile wide asteroid — e...
A New Internet From the birth of language to the dawn of the Internet, the technologies that push humanity forward allow us to collaborate at new scales. We agree on a common purpose, and work together in groups of increasing size and power. Today, with so many of us connected online, the goal of 3....
At the lab at the Department of Electronic Systems at Aalborg University, Elisabeth De Carvalho and her team are developing a massive MIMO-system; hundreds of antennas that will make mobile data transmission far more efficient and safe in the future. Credit: Jakob Brodersen Mobile base stations for ...
Nobody likes layovers, but the first astronauts heading to Mars will get to experience one of the longest such experiences of their lives. They’ll have to spend one year going around the moon, which will probably be a very annoying wait for the first people heading to the red planet. It’s not al...
By combining observations from NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, researchers found that the atmosphere of the distant “warm Neptune” exoplanet HAT-P-26b, illustrated here, is unexpectedly primitive, composed primarily of hydrogen and helium. The astronomers also detected water and ev...
Spaceships and Large Hadron Colliders are cool for the geek set, but we like our science a little more practical. Frankly, why is technology so geared toward people with purpose in life? What about us regular folks? We all know a bunch of nerds put on a man on the Moon, but have they ever a moon pie...
Despite the reach of the Internet and its growing complexity, no physical map of the Internet had been produced, until now. The outcome highlights the Internet-dependent nature of our world. To understand the depth of the project it is important to appreciate what the Internet is. The Internet ...
Last year, Google introduced the ability to save pages offline with Chrome for Android and now the search giant has eased up the process of downloading pages altogether. While there several apps that allow users to save webpages for offline reading, Google says that more than 45 ...
Opera’s latest update for its desktop browser makes its easier to stay on top of conversations from various messaging apps, by baking their services right into the app. Fire up Opera and you’ll now be able to access Facebook’s Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram right from the browser’s side...

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