Top Ten Oldest Universities Around the World

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The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning “community of teachers and scholars”. The term was coined by the Italian University of Bologna, which, with a traditional founding date…
Something Has Has Gone Wrong With The Sun

There's no apocalypse Saturday, but there is reason to worry

Don't scrap your weekend plans on account of this warning. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger The latest end-of-the-world prophecies tell us our doom gets underway this Saturday, Sept. 23. Almost…
something strange

Hubble spots something strange hurtling through our solar system

The Hubble space telescope has unravelled the mystery of a strange asteroid which had also been classified as a comet – and which had puzzled astronomers. Hubble was used to image the asteroid, designated 2006 VW139, in September 2016 –…
World Will End on Saturday

One Man Predicts the World Will End on Saturday

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Photo credit: Maciej Frolow / Getty More Mark it in your calendar, folks: The world is going to end on Saturday. At least, that's according to David Meade, a numerologist who has predicted that the end times will begin on September…
What's next for NASA

What's next for NASA as Cassini's mission comes to a close

After nearly two decades in space and 11 years studying Saturn (and its myriad of moons), the Cassini spacecraft ended its mission at roughly 6:30 am Eastern on Friday, when it slammed into the gas giant's suffocating atmosphere. It was an auspicious…
Saturn

Nine most exciting discoveries about Saturn

Saturn is something of a solar system unto itself (minus the requisite sun). It's surrounded by 53 confirmed moons and another 9 "moonlets," tiny worlds that are among the most exotic and diverse we've seen in this neck of the galaxy. For as…
New artificial intelligence

How new artificial intelligence can tell if you're gay or straight just by looking at a photo

Artificial intelligence can accurately predict whether people are gay or straight simply by looking at a photo of their face, claims new research. In a study from Standford University, an AI was able to tell whether a male was gay or straight…
Something Has Has Gone Wrong With The Sun

Something Has Has Gone Wrong With The Sun and Scientists Don't Know Why

If you still have your solar viewing glasses from the eclipse, now is a good time to slap them on and look up at the sun. You’ll see two big dark areas visible on our star. These massive sunspots are regions of intense and complicated magnetic…
SpaceX's spacesuit

Elon Musk shares first full-body photo of SpaceX's spacesuit

Elon Musk has shared a photo of the SpaceX's spacesuit the company has designed in-house. This is the second photo shared by Musk of the new spacesuit design created by the company, and the first to feature the suit's full-body look. The first…