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Our Planet's Magnetism Saved It From Solar Sterilization

Astronomers have studied a violent young sun-like star, revealing that life on Earth is lucky to have such a strong global magnetic field.

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What Bit a Chunk Out of Pluto's Ice?

NASA's New Horizons has found an icy oddity that highlights one of the key processes that is believed to shape this dwarf planet's surprisingly young …

Exoplanets need right stuff to be habitable

<b>SAN FRANCISCO</b> — For some exoplanets, just being in the Goldilocks zone isn’t enough. Planets need to be made up of the right stuff to become a cradle …

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10 mind-blowing space photos captured by the Hubble Telescope

NASA’s Hubble Telescope regularly blows my mind by taking some incredible photos of the universe that make me realize just how small our humble …

Here's how we could build a colony on an alien world

<b>(CNN) —</b> If the human race is to survive in the long-run, we will probably have to colonize other planets. Whether we make the Earth uninhabitable ourselves or it simply reaches the natural end of its ability to support life, one day we will have to look for a new home.<p>Hollywood films such as "The …

A new experiment could let us ‘see’ quantum entanglement for the first time

An experiment that would allow humans to directly perceive quantum entanglement for the first time has been devised by researchers in Switzerland, …

After Black Holes Collide, a Puzzling Flash

A surprising burst of light appeared in the sky at the same time as a collision between two black holes. Is the flash just a cosmic coincidence, or …

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

Black Holes

What Is Time, And Why Does It Move Forward?

The laws of physics don't care which way it goes.<p><i>This article was written by Thomas Kitching from UCL, and was originally published by The</i> …

When technology makes it possible, our brains will be ready to be teleported across space – study

Teleportation may stay in the realm of science fiction for the foreseeable future, but scientists say that our brains already react favorably to …

Palm-Size Satellites Could Hunt for New Alien Worlds

Tiny satellites could hitch a ride into orbit and spot alien worlds from afar, new research suggests.<p>NASA's 2,230 pound (1,052 kilogram) Kepler Space …

Scientists are getting closer to finding the mysterious 9th planet in our solar system

Paris (AFP) - US astronomers announced last month they may have found a ninth planet beyond Neptune, but conceded they had no idea where on an estimated 10,000-20,000-year orbit it might be.<p>On Tuesday, a French science quartet said they have narrowed the search area.<p>By studying data from NASA's …

Twin black holes from gravitational wave discovery may have been born from a single star - ExtremeTech

By on February 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>If there can be said to be a …

Black Holes

Sean Carroll talks about the beginning of the Universe.

One of my favorite aspects about science, and astronomy in particular, is how it allows us to pursue some of the biggest questions we can think …

Dark Matter

Space radio signal solves the mystery of the missing matter

<i>Update April 5 PT, 2016: Researchers at Harvard University have announced that the afterglow on which these conclusions are based was a flickering black hole unrelated to the fast radio burst. You can read the full report here.</i><p>For nearly a decade, astronomers have been puzzling over a certain type …

Universe

Mystery alien ‘Wow!’ signal solved

Marnie O’Neill NewsComAu<p><b>IT’S the space noise that gave birth to an entire generation of alien hunters almost four decades ago and has baffled</b> …

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Antimatter Space Propulsion Possible Within A Decade, Say Physicists

Dreams of antimatter space propulsion are closer to reality than most rocket scientists could ever imagine, says former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson. In fact, if money were no object, he says an antimatter-driven spacecraft prototype could be tested within a decade. To that end, next month, …

Physics

NASA wants to use a giant laser to get to Mars in 3 days

While we're able to propel particles to close to the speed of light in the lab, we're struggling to even accelerate spacecraft to beyond 3 percent of that. With our current technology, it's estimated it'll take humans around five months to reach Mars.<p>But NASA scientist Philip Lubin is working on a …

Mysterious burst of radio waves traced to galaxy billions of light-years away

For the first time, a mysterious blast of energy known as a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) has been precisely traced to a distant galaxy, bringing scientists …

Wild Theory: 5-Dimensional Black Holes Could Break Laws of Physics

Black holes are messy in four dimensions. But add a fifth, and a black hole could shatter the laws of physics, scientists have shown.<p>Researchers from …

Apple vs. FBI: Congressman urges Comey to drop demands, 'take a deep breath'

Amid the tense standoff between the FBI and Apple, a Los Angeles congressman on Tuesday urged FBI Director James Comey to drop the demand the tech giant help the agency unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists.<p>Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) wrote in a letter to Comey that it should …

Privacy

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Nasa scientist: We can get to Mars in 3 days with photonic propulsion

One day we could send spacecrafts to Mars in just three days by using a system known as "photonic propulsion", Nasa scientist Philip Lubin has said. …

New virtual reality gadgets and signs of funding slowdown are among week's L.A. tech highlights

The virtual reality industry received more clarity Sunday as HTC announced the price and release date for its Vive headset and Samsung introduced a 360-degree camera.<p>The news from the two Asian technology companies affects dozens of Los Angeles start-ups -- and bigger entertainment firms -- that …

Virtual Reality

Sony imagines a screenless future and cute robot friends

Sony wants to put a stop to antisocial screen time.<p>The Japanese electronics company showed off two concept projects at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday that are designed to bring families together around interactive touchscreens, but minus the actual screens.<p>Sony unveiled a single …

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Most images of black holes are illustrations. Here’s what our telescopes actually capture. - Vox

Soon, we may get to see one up close for the first time.<p>Impossibly dense, deep, and powerful, black holes reveal the limits of physics. Nothing can escape one, not even light.<p>Even though black holes excite the imagination like few other concepts in science, the truth is that no astronomer has …

Universe

NASA telescope sees ‘biggest explosion since the Big Bang’

NASA has released a new image of a terrifyingly powerful cosmic explosion – thought to be the biggest active galactic nucleus eruption since the Big …

Milky Way's Giant Black Hole Probed Like Never Before

The gigantic black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy is coming into sharper focus.<p>For the first time ever, astronomers have detected magnetic …