Anthony Lucente

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The Secrets Behind All Those Gorgeous Photos of Space

In an era when NASA's vast photographic archive is a click away and even the Curiosity Rover is on Instagram, it's easy to lose sight of the fact …

Universe

NASA tries to rattle people in its sonic-boom room

The space agency wants to bring back supersonic jet travel over land. The first step? Finding out how much boom people on the ground can handle.<p>When an aircraft of any kind goes faster than the speed of sound, it creates a sonic boom -- a noise that's the result of pressure waves on the plane's …

Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even …

Scientists say the universe has a ‘resolution limit’ that governs how far telescopes can see

Is it possible that those distant galaxies are just too far away to ever be seen clearly? That’s the suggestion of researchers at the National …

Universe

IMAX Release Set for Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond set for an IMAX release in 2016<p>Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX Corporation announced today that the upcoming <b>Star</b> …

Star Trek

Physicists Are Desperate to Be Wrong About the Higgs Boson

When Paul Glaysher was approaching the end of his master's degree in 2012, everyone was talking about the Higgs boson. After two years of smashing …

Physics

What else is possible if space and time can change?

<i>Editor’s note: Scientists said today that after more than a half-century search, they have finally detected gravitational waves — the ripples in the</i> …

Strange Star Likely Swarmed by Comets

A star called KIC 8462852 has been in the news recently for unexplained and bizarre behavior. NASA's Kepler mission had monitored the star for four …

Li-Fi Has Just Been Tested in The Real World, And It's 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

Sorry, Wi-Fi. We had some good times together.<p>Expect to hear a whole lot more about Li-Fi - a wireless technology that transmits high-speed data …

Wi-Fi

Indestructible Water Bears Have a Genome That Is Seriously Weird

Water bears, known to scientists as tardigrades, are famously adorable microscopic creatures who can survive anything: freezing, total dehydration, …

Biology

Earth Is Surrounded by Strings of Dark Matter

New computations from NASA suggest that long strings of mysterious dark matter form around planets like Earth.<p>The solar system is hairy? Thanks to …

New Horizons is now on track to explore the outer solar system

After snapping beautiful images of Pluto, New Horizons has set its sights on an ancient body in the Kuiper Belt. The space probe has completed the last of four maneuvers and is now on course for "2014 MU69" with an expected interception date of January 2019 (if the project gets NASA's seal of …

Study Skills

Watch two men in jetpacks chase a jumbo jet in the sky above Dubai

Jetman Yves Rossy and his protégé Vince Reffet are back for more jet pack action. The pair have recorded a new video showing them soaring and diving around an Emirates A380 jumbo jet (technically a <i>super</i> jumbo jet, as it's even wider than the Boeing 747 that was first given the jumbo nickname). …

Reading the Bible to Meet God

In my book <i>Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt is Not the Enemy of Faith</i> I wrote about how important it is to read the Bible to meet God, to read it …

Wave of violence fuels Arab-Jewish suspicions in Israel's heartland

It is only a half an hour from Kafr Qassem to the bustling heart of Tel Aviv, but the Arab town feels a world away from Israel’s largest and most sophisticated city. The shops, restaurants and garages that line its badly maintained roads display signs in Hebrew as well as Arabic. But most Jews are …

Israel

B&N Bookseller's Picks: The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of November 2015

<i>For over a decade, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy</i> …

6 Things We Need the New Star Trek TV Series to Do With Its Characters

By now, you know that <i>Star Trek</i> is officially returning to the airwaves in 2017, and by airwaves, I mean the kind of airwaves that travel to your home …

How to Start Your Day in Holiness

We learn so much from our parents, good habits and bad. Maybe that’s why I’ve always been conflicted about waking up in the morning. On the one hand, …

Stephen Hawking Wonders Whether Capitalism or Artificial Intelligence Will Doom the Human Race

<i>Creative Commons image via NASA</i><p>It shouldn't be especially controversial to point out that we live in a pivotal time in human history—that the actions …

More than one in three temples are expected to close over the next 25 years as religion faces an ‘existential crisis’<p>Perched on a hilltop and surrounded by mountain forests ablaze in autumn reds and yellows, Kaigenji is a picture postcard image of old Japan. The stone steps leading to the entrance …

Japan

Finally some answers on dark energy, the mysterious master of the Universe

The world's fourth-largest optical telescope has a new experiment coming online.<p>Unless you’re an astrophysicist, you probably don’t sit around …

We Finally Know What Happened to Water on Mars

Mars today (despite the presence of a small amount of a liquid water) is a dry, frozen place. But this was not always the case. Ancient Mars was …

Solar Wind

You Are God: The True Teachings of Jesus

<b>In this article we will explore how the true teachings of Jesus can be summed up by three little words: you are God.</b> Some missionaries came to my …

Is It Time for Star Trek to Grow Up?

Opinion: The rebirth of Gene Roddenberry’s classic franchise on TV offers the chance to go where no Trek has gone before.<p>Star Trek lives! But not …

6 Predictions for the Future of the Religious Right

For more than forty years now, the Religious Right has been a powerful force in the United States, helping reshape the Republican Party and realign the nation's politics and culture.<p>Typically considered a grassroots movement of conservative Catholics, evangelicals, and Mormons, and the political …

TIL: That's No Moon. It's Aliens. (Maybe.)

<i>UPDATE: 11/6/2015 The SETI Institute reports that after observing the star with its Allen Telescope Array for more than two weeks, it has found no clear evidence for a signal in either narrowband transmissions, which might be used as a hailing signal for a society to announce its presence, or</i> …

Paranormal

Carson stands by statement: Pyramids in Egypt built by Biblical figure Joseph

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday stood by his belief that Egypt's great pyramids were built by the Biblical figure Joseph to store grain — not as tombs for pharaohs.<p>Video posted online Wednesday by Buzzfeed News shows Carson explaining his theory 17 years ago at a Michigan …

Scientists May Have Found Evidence of a Parallel Universe

Who's out there?<p>Ranga-Ram Chary, a researcher at Planck's U.S. Data Center in California, might have found evidence of another universe.<p>Chary …

8 Sacred Herbs To Aid The Lucid Dreamer

The plants of our world are the fulcrum of life as we know it. Bestowing us with health, sustenance, and expansion of the mind’s functionality, we …