Science

Human or replicant?

Human or replicant?

In the BotPrize tournament, run by a professor from Edith Cowan University in Australia, artificially intelligent combatants fight human players in a first-person shooter game....

Gold through geochemical processes

There is now compelling evidence suggesting that many of the Earth’s gold deposits are formed not only through heat, pressure and geochemical processes, but are...

Meanwhile, on Mars…

Meanwhile, on Mars…

Has researchers discovered water on Mars?...

Cassini watches storm choke on its own tail

In a new paper that provides the most detail yet about the life and death of a monstrous thunder-and-lightning storm on Saturn, scientists from Nasa's...

Anti-terrorism fish

Anti-terrorism fish

The US Department of Homeland Security will begin field-testing an underwater robot....

It’s a gravity thing

It’s a gravity thing

Spectacular jets powered by the gravitational energy of a supermassive black hole......

Russia meteor not linked to asteroid flyby

Scientists have determined the Russia meteor is not related to asteroid 2012 DA14 that safely passed Earth on 15 February...

Nasa’s Chandra suggests rare explosion created our galaxy’s youngest black hole

New data from Nasa's Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way...

Modern Physics: More or less certain

A founding principle of physics gets a fresh look – and a revision....

Rolling aeroplanes

Rolling aeroplanes

Rolling an aeroplane is a stunning film sequence – but could it really happen?...

Superstorm statistics

Superstorm statistics

Statistics and facts from the US superstorm; Sandy...

Vanishing circuitry

Vanishing circuitry

Researchers at Tufts and Northwestern universities and the University of Illinois have designed transient electronics that melt away....

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