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Can You Really Go Back in Time by Breaking the Speed of Light? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. But if it <i>could</i>, the conventional wisdom goes, it would travel back in time. Is the conventional …

Physics

Inside Industrial Light & Magic's Secret 'Star Wars' VR Lab

The ILMxLab is a developmental playground for any and all kind of interactive or immersive experience, and you’d better believe they’re starting with "Star Wars."<p>I’m on Industrial Light & Magic’s motion capture stage, standing inside what they call “the cave.” It’s not much to look at: Two big …

'The Universe is slowly dying,' study shows with unprecedented precision

<b>(CNN) —</b> Goodbye, universe. You came in with the biggest bang ever, but now, you're on your way out with a drooping fizzle.<p>The conclusion of a new astronomical study pulls no punches on this. "The Universe is slowly dying," it reads.<p>Astronomers have believed as much for years, but the new findings …

Universe

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

'Captain America: Civil War' footage and 'Doctor Strange' highlight Marvel at D23

ANAHEIM, California — Marvel revealed a generous reel of <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> on Saturday at D23, with first looks at Black Panther, the …

Disney Unveils New Pixar Films, Brings Back Talking Animals Who Dress Like People (And More From D23)

Disney threw itself a massive pep rally this weekend at an event called D23 (basically Comic-Con, but just for Disney), where they introduced their latest projects in front of their super-fans. (Named for the year Walt Disney arrived in California, 1923).<p>Taking the stage after showering the Anaheim …

Walt Disney Company

From a million miles away, stunning NASA images show the moon crossing Earth’s face

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has captured a series of stunning images of the Moon passing the Earth’s sunlit side.<p>The images were captured last month by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four megapixel camera and telescope.<p>The series of …

Quantum weirdness: The battle for the basis of reality

AT FIRST, it looks like an ordinary mirror. But it’s not. It is “half-silvered”. Half of the light that hits it is reflected. The other half passes …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Squid That Looks Like a Bee Stung It in the Eyeball

Before the first deep-sea scientific trawls in the 19th century started revealing what lurks in the ocean depths, some scientists reckoned all the …

A Simple Way To Retrieve Info You Lost In A Black Hole

Just an easy quantum procedure<p>Black holes are full of conundrums. Like, what would happen if you threw a book inside one of these gravity wells? The theory of general relativity (the physics laws that govern really big things in the universe) predicts that the book would disappear forever. But …

Black Holes

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

The Six Most Incredible Fossils Preserved In Amber

Even if fossils in amber are not useful for extracting dinosaur blood from for cloning purposes, despite what <i>Jurassic Park</i> may have you believe, they still preserve amazing snapshots of life millions of years ago. Amber is fossilized tree resin, a sticky, viscous substance secreted by plants in …

Paleontology

Safe havens needed for Britain's threatened dolphins and sharks

Conservationists call for maritime 'safe havens’ around the British Isles to safeguard seasonal feeding and mating grounds of porpoises, sharks and dolphins<p>They are some of the planet’s most magnificent creatures, but the whales, dolphins and sharks who gather ever year around Britain’s coast are …