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At some point each of us needs to decide what happens to our remains after we die.

A British company called Ascension Flights, established by two graduates from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, have launched a unique business based on the most unexpected of concepts. Ascension Flights will hurl the remains of your loved ones into space.

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[DIGEST: Phys.org, Los Angeles Times, Space.com]

When Hungarian theoretical particle physicists detected a radioactive decay anomaly in a series of experiments, they published a paper in 2015 suggesting those anomalies pointed to the existence of dark photons. These theoretical force carriers have never been detected, and might indicate unseen dark matter (so-called because it neither absorbs nor emits light, and so is impossible to detect directly) – which could help researchers understand why the universe is filled with dark matter. Or maybe, said a group of American physicists who reviewed the Hungarians’ research in 2016, this is actually the signature of a fifth fundamental force.

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[DIGEST: CNN, Space.com, Universe Today, NASA]

It has been one hundred years since Albert Einstein came up with his crowning intellectual achievement--the theory of relativity. That theory, published in 1915, posited that space and time are part of a single, interwoven continuum called spacetime. More importantly, spacetime itself is malleable and “warps” under the influence of matter. What we know as gravity is actually the bending of spacetime by objects with mass.

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