Asher Cutler

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Beyond the Standard Model through “mini spirals”

Statistical analysis of mini-spiral galaxies shows an unexpected interaction between dark matter and ordinary matter. According to the SISSA study …

“There is just no such thing as God”: A physicist searches for meaning in the natural world

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Only science holds the answers, argues “The Big Picture” author Sean Carroll<p>Clara Moskowitz<p>May 12, 2016 9:45am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>It is time to face reality, California Institute of Technology theoretical physicist …

NASA has detected a burst of light that might be linked to one of the most monumental space discoveries ever made

Using equipment called the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the researchers detected ripples in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves , something Einstein's general theory of relativity predicted a century ago.<p>These gravitational waves should allow …

Physics

NASA Has Detected Strange Signals Coming From The Gravitational Wave Source

This could change everything.<p>Less than half a second after the first direct evidence of gravitational waves was recorded on 14 September 2015, a very …

Dwarf dark galaxy hidden in ALMA gravitational lens image

Subtle distortions hidden in ALMA’s stunning image of the gravitational lens SDP.81 are telltale signs that a dwarf dark galaxy is lurking in the …

Don’t panic, but Hubble just spotted a weird ‘doorway’ in space

The Hubble space telescope has just spotted a really alarming gateway-style thing in space – the sort of object where an evil galactic death armada …

Why the FBI director puts tape over his webcam – and you should too

FBI Director James Comey gave a speech at Kenyon College in Ohio last week, making his case that “absolute privacy” has never existed in America – …

Privacy

Test Your Relative Strength in 20 Seconds

7 Bodyweight Challenges You Gotta Try<p>Most of us recognize the importance of testing. After all, we need to make sure we're actually getting stronger …

New Hypervelocity Binary Star Challenges Dark Matter, Stellar Acceleration Models

A team of astronomers at the Friedrich Alexander University led by Péter Németh has discovered a binary star moving nearly at the escape velocity of …

Einstein's most incredible prediction may be proven right this week — or a big rumor debunked

Gravitational waves may have been detected for the first time, but we won't know for sure until February 11, 2016 — when scientists will either …

Physics

New research suggests sun's magnetic field may soon change

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- As stars age, their rotations slow. By modeling this process, researchers have been able to accurately estimate the age …

Here Are 2016's Best Upcoming Meteor Showers

2016 is gonna be a good year for star grazers.<p>There aren't many celestial events more breathtaking than a meteor shower. Caused when Earth's orbits takes it through the the trailing debris of a comet or asteroid, the showers are actually hundreds of thousands of tiny bits of dust burning up as they …

What came before the big bang?

Some people take the new year as an opportunity to contemplate their goals; Alan Lightman, writing in the January issue of Harper’s magazine, takes the opportunity to contemplate the creation of the universe.<p>It’s a topic too vast and unimaginable for most of us to wrap our brains around, but …

International Men's Day: the manliest holidays

In case you hadn't noticed, today is International Men's Day. Obviously.<p>To mark this momentous occasion, we've selected a number of macho getaways suited for men who want to be men and do manly things as a man.<p>1. For the hunter-gatherer<p>A trip to 7th Rise in Truro, Cornwall, offers the ultimate …

Climbing

Snowden criticises Russia for approach to internet and homosexuality

The NSA whistleblower, living in ‘exile’ in Russia, calls government fundamentally wrong as he accepts Norwegian prize<p>Edward Snowden has criticised Russia for its crackdown on internet freedom and lax attitude to gay rights, despite having been granted asylum by the country.<p>The National Security …

This app gives you a virtual security guard to walk you home

Some of the best app ideas are also the most obvious, and that's definitely the case with the Companion app.<p>The app makes it easy to recruit friends …

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

Gay Rights May Come at the Cost of Religious Freedom

Last week, the Equal Em­ploy­ment Op­por­tun­ity Com­mis­sion dropped an astound­ing rul­ing: By a 3-2 vote, it con­cluded that “sexu­al …

8 Technologies That Can Hack Into Your Offline Computer and Phone

Whenever your computer, smartphone device or any other Internet-capable gadget is connected to the Internet, there is always a risk of security …