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Scientists one step closer to the future of the internet by teleporting light across 6km

Physicists have set a new world record in distance of transferring a quantum state by teleportation over 6km.<p>Canadian scientists have set a new world …

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 …

Physics

Monstrous Cosmic Gas Cloud Set To Ignite The Milky Way

When we think about our galaxy, most people think about the stars in the sky, the grand, sweeping spiral arms, the disk-like plane of our Milky Way filled with dust, and the bulge in the galactic center. All of this combines to make up our run-of-the-mill home, complete with some 400 billion stars …

A Physicist Tweeted That Gravitational Waves "May Have Been Discovered" And People Are Excited

Gravitational waves, if directly detected, would be one of the biggest physics discoveries of the century. But no scientific paper has been published yet, so don't hold your breath.<p>Krauss first mentioned these rumours in a tweet in September last year.

Scientists just saw light coming from around a black hole for the first time

<i>Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly described the light as emanating from within a black hole, rather than beside it.</i> …

How to Get Started in Astronomy

Space is awesome. To appreciate it, all you have to do is look up.<p>Giant balls of plasma held together by gravity, spinning galaxies so far away we don't know if they exist anymore, cosmic dust borne from supernova explosions—space is awesome. To appreciate it, all you have to do is look up.

2015 was a tipping point for six technologies that will change the world

By Vivek Wadhwa<p>, Contributor, Innovations<p>To the average person, it may seem that the biggest technology advances of 2015 were the larger smartphone screens and small app updates. But a lot more happened than that. A broad range of technologies reached a tipping point, from cool science projects or …

Developing Countries

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …

Physics

Holograms, wormholes & parallel worlds: Best theories about the universe in 2015

What is the universe? Is it a massive wormhole? Are we living in just one of many universes? Is everything actually just a 2D hologram? No one really …

'GOD' for Atheists (and an Expanded, Scientific Definition of God for Everyone Else)

As many celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of a New Year, maybe there's a way we can, indeed, bring atheists and theists and the disparate factions and religions together on our little planet.<p>And, instead of focusing on the old definitions of "God", that many reject, or on how …

Atheism