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Partial Solar Eclipse and 6 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in February

Get ready to see a sprinkling of meteors, a Martian showdown, a "false dawn," and more amazing celestial sights.<p>The coming month heralds the return of a cosmic pyramid, a series of stunning lunar pairings, and a partial solar eclipse. You’ll even have the chance to spy on Mars meeting up with its …

Biocentrism Posits That Death Is Merely Transport into Another Universe

Swiss Engineer Michele Angelo Besso was a close friend of Einstein’s. Upon his death, the father of relativity said, "Now Besso has departed from …

Quantum Mechanics

The Trump Presidency Falls Apart

After an extraordinary 10 days, the tenure of the chief executive may have deteriorated beyond his ability to repair it.<p>After an astonishing week of revelations, Donald Trump’s presidency appears to be on the verge of collapse.<p>Consider what has happened just in the last 10 days: a string of …

Donald Trump

…what is time…

“… the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Einstein<p>From the earth observer’s position in space, …

Quantum Mechanics

MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager on newly discovered exoplanet Proxima b

By now you’ve heard we’ve got a new neighbor — at least, one we’ve just discovered. A neighbor that’s about 25 trillion miles away.<p>When scientists …

A tale of two black holes

What can the surprisingly huge mass of the black holes detected by LIGO tell us about dark matter and the early universe? The historic detection of …

Particle Physics