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Researchers envisage day when your brain is connected to the internet

Researchers envisage day when your brain is connected to the internet

Last week, we learned that Elon Musk will start a mind-computer interface company called Neuralink. The name added a brainy new entry to Musk’s growing scroll of big ideas—Tesla, SolarCity, SpaceX, the Hyperloop. Elon Musk has announced another visionary tech venture. His new company Neuralink will work on linking human brains with computers, utilizing “neural lace” technology. This invention would ... Read More »

Astronomers begin trying to image black hole event horizon

Astronomers begin trying to image black hole event horizon

Most galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at the center. There’s a lot we don’t know them, even our own in the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*. But now over a decade’s worth of development has readied a telescope that scientists will use to solve some of the biggest mysteries about black holes. On April 5, astronomers will start imaging Sagittarius ... Read More »

Researchers discover three new fast radio bursts

Scientists discover three new fast radio bursts

Mysterious signals called fast radio bursts (FRB) are from deep space and could be evidence of advanced alien technology, according to a study Australian scientists published Monday. FRBs are short, bright and highly dispersed pulses of radio waves that occur randomly. They typically last just a few milliseconds but register about a billion times brighter than anything ever observed in ... Read More »

NASA’s Cassini probe to begin ‘Grand Finale’ (Video)

NASA's Cassini probe to begin 'Grand Finale' (Video)

NASA’s fabled Cassini mission is about to come to an abrupt but long-coming end. On Wednesday, April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of dives through the 1,500-mile-wide (2,400-kilometer) gap between Saturn and its rings as part of the mission’s grand finale. “No spacecraft has ever gone through the unique region that we’ll attempt to boldly ... Read More »

Brexit actually happened 450000 years ago, says new study

Brexit actually happened 450000 years ago, says new research

Evidence has finally been found of how Britain split from Europe — not last month, but half a million years ago. Scientists have found geological proof of one theory, that a catastrophic flood sparked massive waterfalls that cut through the rock ridge running through what’s now the Dover Strait. According to the authors of the study — published Tuesday in ... Read More »

Kani maranjandu: New species of “tree-living crabs” found in India

Kani maranjandu: New species of tree-living crabs found in India

A new genus and new species of tree crab is described from the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot in Kerala, southern India. Known scientifically as the “Kani maranjandu,” it is substantially different from other congeners. Its distinguishing characters include: the structure of its hard upper shell, as well as its male abdominal structure and reproductive parts, and of course, its diagnostic ... Read More »

Researchers Confirm Mysterious Alien Radio Bursts are Coming From Space

Astronomers Confirm Mysterious Alien Radio Bursts are Coming From Space

Something peculiar is going on in deep space. A new trio of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), unimaginably powerful releases of radio waves with no discernible origin, have been detected by an Australian observatory. Manisha Caleb, a PhD candidate at Australian National University, Swinburne University of Technology and the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), has confirmed that the ... Read More »

Tree trunks found to emit methane, says new research

Tree trunks found to emit methane, says new research

Scientists discover tree trunks act as methane source in upland forests. A new study from the University of Delaware is one of the first in the world to show that tree trunks in upland forests actually emit methane rather than store it, representing a new, previously unaccounted source of this powerful greenhouse gas. Methane is about 25 times stronger than ... Read More »

Whale trapped in ice near Old Perlican for third day (Photo)

Whale trapped in ice near Old Perlican for third day (Photo)

Members of a local whale rescue organization are urging the public to leave a humpback entrapped in ice in Cook’s Cove be. Whale Release and Strandings’ Wayne Ledwell says the humpback is a victim of this weekends harsh winds. “When you’re down there and you’re looking at him and you can see the blood on the ice where he’s, I ... Read More »