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If parallel universes exist, here's how we could actually find the evidence

Every few seconds, the spin direction of a random particle in the room is measured. If the particle is spinning one direction then the gun goes off and the physicist dies. If the particle is spinning in the opposite direction, there's just a clicking sound and the physicist survives.<p>She has a 50/50 …

Dark Matter

How long to fall through earth? Quicker than thought

It's a common hypothetical in physics classrooms: How long would it take to fall through a tunnel from one side of the Earth to the other? The new answer: 38 minutes and 11 seconds, reports <i>Science</i>.<p>The result is courtesy of McGill University graduate student Alexander Klotz, whose calculations take …

Physics

How Many Stars Are In The Universe?

Looking up into the night sky, it's challenging enough for an amateur astronomer to count the number of naked-eye stars that are visible. With bigger …

Universe

Maria Menounos Healthy Smoothie Recipe, Weight Loss Tips

A smoothie for breakfast can be quick, easy, healthful, and filling—and, if you're TV star and author of <i>The EveryGirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness,</i> Maria Menounos, it can also get pretty creative.<p>For this healthy smoothie, Maria doesn't rely on a strict recipe—she usually eyeballs what she puts in …

Dazzling Aurora Borealis Light Up The Skies As A Major Solar Storm Hits Earth

A severe geomagnetic storm Tuesday spawned widespread colorful aurora in the skies from the United States to Finland.<p>On Tuesday night, the severe geomagnetic storm was just one notch below the highest category for a solar storm, and the northern lights were seen much further from the poles than …

Solar storm delivers spectacular aurora displays and pictures

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>A severe solar storm reached the Earth on Tuesday, contributing to a display of the aurora with the potential to stretch as far south as Oregon in the US, as well as being visible across unexpected reaches of the southern hemisphere.<p>Two blasts of magnetic plasma left …

Northern Lights

Underground ocean on Jupiter’s largest moon

An ocean below the surface of Jupiter’s large moon Ganymede has more water than all earthly oceans, according to evidence from the Hubble Space …

Astronomy

NASA confirms there's an ocean on Jupiter's moon Ganymede

'Almost everywhere we look there's water.'<p>The largest moon in our solar system is hiding an ocean under its surface, according to observations made with the Hubble Space Telescope. Aurorae spotted by the telescope, confirmed the long-standing theory, and the findings were announced during a NASA …

Astronomy

Saturn Moon Just Got More Interesting in Hunt for Alien Life

Particles spewed from its ice-encrusted ocean hint at the same kind of chemistry that might have jump-started Earth’s biology.<p>Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus has tantalized scientists for years as a place where life could exist (in theory), and the case is now stronger with new evidence of hot springs …

Watch the Night Sky This Week for Eerie Light, a Giant Moon

With a little help, and an early morning rise, the rings of Saturn may be seen.<p>Late winter stars and planets take center stage this week, giving plenty of celestial reasons to go outside in both evening and morning.<p><b>Pyramid of Light.</b> The next couple of weeks will provide ample opportunity to catch …

Best Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes

There are tons of people who are quickly turning to the use of their own home blenders and creating power smoothies for their workout journey!<p>Why …

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

Panoramic Photography

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

Space

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

Black Holes