This theory may explain why 95% of the universe is missing

Scientists may have finally cracked a decades-long mystery surrounding the fabric of the cosmos. As much as 95 percent of the known universe is “missing,” meaning it cannot be explained by scientists and a newly discovered “dark fluid” could solve the conundrum. The material, which scientists say possesses negative mass, brings together dark energy and dark matter into a single […]

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Russian scientists unveil plan to colonize the moon

Russia has unveiled plans to build a colony on the moon within 20 years. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, said: “This is the very important moment for Roscosmos.” He said the organization was struggling with financial burdens but there was a clear five-year plan that would lead to a new age of space technology. Anatoly Petrukovich […]

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America’s next moon landing won’t be made by NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — America’s next moon landing will be made by private companies — not NASA. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday that nine US companies will compete to deliver experiments to the lunar surface. The space agency will buy the service and let private industry work out the details on getting there, he said. The goal is to […]

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NASA’s sonic boom tests in Texas could change air travel forever

GALVESTON, Texas — NASA is monitoring how residents living near the Texas Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms as the space agency works on an experimental aircraft that could significantly reduce commercial flight times. NASA launched a two-week research project Monday on quiet supersonic research flights near Galveston, the Houston Chronicle reported. NASA is flying an F/A-18 jet in […]

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Most Americans can be hunted down with a drop of their DNA

If you’ve ever succumbed to the temptation to have your DNA sequenced by a genealogy company you probably learned some pretty interesting things about your heritage. You might have discovered that parts of you come from places you never expected, or that your recent ancestors are something of an offshoot on your larger family tree. Whatever the reasons for your […]

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Stephen Hawking’s final paper explores disappearing black holes

The final paper that famed physicist Stephen Hawking worked on before he passed away has been published and it deals with a topic bigger than Hawking’s legacy – what happens when objects fall into black holes? The paper entitled “Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair,” looks into whether black holes keep the information of the things that fall into them. […]

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New forensic crime-fighting dye can reveal hidden DNA

Scientists at Flinders University in Australia have developed a DNA analysis technique that could provide a valuable weapon in the fight against crime. “We know that some people pass on more of their DNA because when they touch something, more of their cells are left behind,” Professor Adrian Linacre, chair of forensic DNA technology at Flinders University, said in a statement. […]

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