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Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces

Researchers behind ‘Anthropocene equation’ say impact of people’s intense activity on Earth far exceeds that of natural events spread across millennia<p>For the first time, researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the impact of human activity on the earth, finding people are …

Climate Change

What is the Fermi Paradox?

By on January 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm<p>Ever since scientists began to grasp the staggering scale of the universe, we’ve wondered if there was other …

Star Trek

Space Could Leave You Blind, And Scientists Say They've Finally Figured Out Why

20/20 to 20/100 in 6 months.<p>A mysterious syndrome has been impairing astronauts’ vision on the International Space Station, causing untreatable …

Astronomers Have Discovered One of The Most Massive Objects in The Universe

It was hiding behind the Milky Way.<p>Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest-known …

This 3-minute animation will change the way you see the universe

Carl Sagan told us that there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on all of the Earth's beaches. At the same time, there are more H 2 O molecules in just 10 drops of water than there are stars.<p>Ranging from the unimaginably small to the unimaginably big, the scale of the …

The Answer to Why Humans Are So Central in Star Trek

Don’t you ever wonder why so many Federation starships in Star Trek suffer weirdly-timed meltdowns? Sure, it’s television, but shouldn’t there be a</i> …

Sorry, but you can NEVER have too much Harry Potter

LONDON — Harry Potter fans are divided after Warner Bros. announced there would be a whopping <i>five</i> films in the <i>Fantastic Beasts</i> saga.<p>While <i>some</i> people …

It's Official: We're Going to Mars

Funds Are On The Way<p>It looks like Republican and Democratic senators alike are keen on safeguarding America’s space programs. With the potential …

If Dark Matter Can't Be Seen, What About Ghosts?

Every ghostly horror movie has "the scene."<p>It usually comes early in the story, like in <i>The Sixth Sense:</i> The protagonist walks into a room, like the kitchen, and all the cabinets and drawers are open. He's puzzled. He doesn't remember leaving it this way. So, he closes all the doors and all the …

Dark Energy

No Pressure, But I Need STAR TREK: DISCOVERY To Save The World

It was the Leslie Jones story that broke me. Jones had come under attack by right wing forces on the internet for the triple crime of being black, …

Star Trek

The first discovery of 2 colliding black holes just fundamentally changed our perception of the universe

On Thursday at a news conference in Washington, D.C., the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, made up of more than 1,000 scientists worldwide, publicly released results that had been secretly circulating among the scientific community for the past few weeks: the first detection of a phenomenon called …

Stephen Hawking Just Published a New Solution to The Black Hole Information Paradox

How black holes can erase information, but also retain it.<p>Last year, British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking hinted at research he and a couple …

Stephen Hawking

These 23 Tweets Will Make You Feel Better About The World

"You live on a tiny blue dot, lost in a sea of stars, and every speck of life around you is improbable and wondrous. Why can't you see that?"

Weird

Scientists invent the world's first microchip powered by biological systems

Researchers at Columbia University have successfully created the world’s first computer chip powered by an isolated chemical biological process. …

BBC - Earth - The strange fate of a person falling into a black hole

If you fell into a black hole, you might expect to die instantly. But in fact your fate would be far stranger than that<p><i>This was the most-read story on BBC Earth in 2015. Here is another chance to read it.</i><p>It could happen to anyone. Maybe you're out trying to find a new habitable planet for the human …

Why Coding Matters

If you’ve never learned to code, to program a computer to do something, I recommend you give it a try. While I wouldn’t describe myself as a …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Leading NASA official says we're abandoning our post on the International Space Station for a very good reason

After leaving its post on board the ISS, NASA hopes to return to a destination that NASA astronauts haven't visited since 1972: the moon.<p>It's unclear whether astronauts will set foot on the moon. What is clear, however, is that NASA's looking to send manned missions in orbit around the moon — to a …

Space

NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars

Solar wind stripped the red planet of its atmosphere, scientists say.<p>An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet.<p>In a press conference on Thursday, the space agency confirmed that solar …

Doctor Who: what is the Bootstrap Paradox?

We investigate who really wrote Beethoven's Fifth symphony<p>The Doctor told you to Google the Bootstrap Paradox, and now you’re here. OK. Let’s try and …

In 'Earth + Space,' NASA photo archives reveal the universe's vast beauty

They are glorious works of art — turbulent abstractions as well as enchanting portraits of faraway worlds that are the stuff of sci-fi movies. Except they aren't. These images are from "Earth + Space: Photographs From the Archives of NASA," a Chronicle Books release due next week with text by …

The answer to life, the universe and everything

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Where science, philosophy and faith intersect.<p>SCI-TECH<p>| 6-minute read | 01-10-2015<p>Minhaz Merchant @minhazmerchant<p>Total …

NASA: “There Is Liquid Water Today On The Surface Of Mars”

According to NASA, the presence of flowing water on Mars could lead scientists to find life on the planet.<p>Researchers working with NASA have detected signs of water on the surface of Mars. The discovery, which stems from photos taken by a high-resolution camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance …

Google and NASA Have A New Quantum Computer

Meet the D-Wave 2X<p>It looks like the holiday season came early for Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab.<p>Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association announced today that they’re getting the D-Wave 2X, the newest and most powerful quantum computer on the market. The 2X …

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Nasa to hold Mars conference: Space agency claims to have 'mystery solved'

Nasa caused a stir on 24 September by saying that it will announce a "major science finding from the agency's ongoing exploration of Mars" at a news …

A hot rumor about a former 'Star Wars' actor has fueled a crazy fan theory about Darth Vader

Lucasfilm<p>Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and others from the original "Star Wars" trilogy are reprising their characters in this …

9 tripped-out sci-fi technologies in 'The Martian' that NASA really uses

The movie is based on the best-selling recent novel by Andy Wier and explores the story of Mark Watney, a man marooned on Mars, and his struggle to survive.<p>While the premise is science fiction, much of the NASA equipment and technology featured in the film is scientifically accurate.<p>Here's a …