Argyris Ignatiadis

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Gaze Upon Jupiter’s Enormity in This Amazing Fly-By Video

Jupiter is immense. The fifth planet from the sun has a diameter of 89,000 miles, and could easily envelop every other planet (and Pluto). The gas …

On This Day in 1972, Apollo 16 Blasted Off

On April 16, 1972, Apollo 16 departed for the moon. It was the second-to-last crewed mission to the moon. It was also the second time astronauts …

First ever picture of a black hole could be taken within days, scientists say

Scientists might soon take the most important portrait in the history of the universe: a picture of the centre of our galaxy.<p>Observatories all around …

Black Holes

Quantum Physics is Bringing Our Wildest Sci-Fi Dreams to Life

Spooky Subatomic Space<p>Think of every amazing future technology you’ve seen or read about in science fiction, or imagined yourself. Big innovations …

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

5 Exercises Every Fit Guy Must Do

These are the key exercises that you have to be doing, regardless of your specialty.<p>What does it mean to be a “fit guy?” Do you have to bench 300 lbs? Do you have to run a five-minute mile? Do you have to have a six-pack while standing?<p>If it did, I wouldn’t make the cut. Fitness, to me, is being …

Weight Training

Building and maintaining muscle is necessary for all of us, especially as we age. And the earlier we start, the better.<p>According to the American …

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

The Seven New Earth-Like Planets Discovered By NASA, Ranked

Big news, folks. NASA has discovered seven new Earth-like planets orbiting a star outside our solar system. A new record! And according to the scientists who released the report, three of them are even located in what they refer to as “the inhabitable zone.” New planets, here we come! Maybe. …

Planetary Habitability

We just got one of the best looks at Jupiter ever

If you've ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang above Jupiter's clouds, here you go.<p>This absolutely stunning view of Jupiter's northern latitudes shows incredible detail of gas giant's swirling cloudtops. And it features, in the lower left in the image below, the storm on the gas planet …

Epoch, An Experimental Short Film That Takes a Visually Stunning Tour of the Solar System

“Epoch” is an experimental short film by Ash Thorp and Chris Bjerre that takes a visually stunning tour of the solar system.<p>Epoch is an experimental …

Animation

Wrinkles could be a thing of the past as scientists find way to regenerate fatty cells which keep skin looking youthful

Wrinkles could be a thing of the past as scientists find a way to regenerate fatty cells which keep the skin looking youthful.<p>Scientist say the ground-breaking new discovery could not only lead to spectacular anti-ageing treatments, it may also pave the way to scar-free healing of wounds.<p>Fat cells …

Skin Care

Exploring Chile's Atacama Desert

Barren yet beautiful, Chile's Atacama Desert is an alluring world of sand and rock.<p>It’s there as soon as I emerge from El Loa Airport—a vision so colossal that I find myself taking an unconscious step backwards, as if this will somehow help me to fit the entire thing into my field of vision. …

First Pics From Cassini's Ring-Grazing Orbits

Cassini has beamed back its first images from the new phase of its mission, the ring-grazing orbits of Saturn.<p>“This is it, the beginning of the end of our historic exploration of Saturn. Let these images — and those to come – remind you that we’ve lived a bold and daring adventure around the solar …

The Science Fiction That Makes Me Hopeful

When we think about the future these days, it can often look bleak. That’s true of both reality and in fiction, since we tend to create futures that …

Science Fiction

Black hole paints stunning picture as it shapes distant galaxy

Black holes love to eat and supermassive black holes love to eat even more. But some, like the one at the center of NGC 4696, create beautiful and odd works of cosmic art with their food.<p>NGC 4696 is in the Centaurus galaxy cluster about 150 million light-years away. New observations from the Hubble …

Universe

U.S. Government: JK — ‘Stranger Things’ Is Real

In August, the U.S. Department of Energy watched <i>Stranger Things</i> and promptly issued an official statement: “THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT DOESN’T EXPLORE …

Dark Matter

Modern Physics Questions If There are Extra Dimensions Humans Can't Perceive

It’s an <b>idea</b> that goes way, <b>way back</b>, at least to Aristotle, and likely further. It’s the idea that there are <b>more dimensions</b> than the <b>three</b> we perceive:</b> …

3tags.org is coming soon

Forget the Turner prize. This is art that reflects the true grandeur of the universe – it is the Sistine Chapel of the scientific age<p>It’s all about scale. A black dot is moving across the face of a blazing giant. The shadow of the planet looks tiny, compared with the vast flaming orb of the sun …

Universe

Astronomers find a supersized black hole in a cosmic small town

The humongous black hole in the center of a galaxy called NGC 1600 took the MASSIVE Survey astronomers by surprise. It's not only almost as big as the largest one we've discovered, it's also located in a sparsely populated region of only 20 or so galaxies, 200 million light years away. To note, …

Universe

This Is The Best Model Of The Sun’s Magnetic Field, And It’s Hypnotizing

A very pretty way to predict the solar storms that could take out our power grids<p>The sun is weird. For some reason, every 11 years, solar activity ramps up. More sunspots and solar storms appear on the surface. The sun gets brighter and spews out higher levels of charged particles that could …

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 …

Beautiful, Bewitching Pluto Poses in New Images from New Horizons Probe

And the hits just keep on coming. Another batch of Pluto photos from NASA's New Horizons probe reveals the majesty and mystery of this icy world.<p>The …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Hubble Reveals Monster Stars

The collection of stars is about 170,000 light-years away—and shines 30 million times brighter than the sun.<p>Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our pick of the most awe-inspiring space pictures.<p>This week, Hubble unveils stars more than 100 times more massive than the sun, …

Astronomy

The Bright Spots On Ceres Just Got Even Weirder

The ever changing lights make for a complicated, tiny world in the middle of the asteroid belt.<p>Ceres was already a strange world, a relic of the early solar system hiding out in the asteroid belt, just a hair under 600 miles in diameter. It also has bright lights of what are probably salts …

Astronomy

The Surprising Way Black Holes Are Shaping the Darkest Corners of the Universe

The most powerful supercomputer simulation of the Universe is providing important insights into how matter is distributed across large scales. …

Dark Matter