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Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

Why an Old Theory of Everything Is Gaining New Life

For decades, physicists have struggled to create a quantum theory of gravity. Now an approach that dates to the 1970s is attracting newfound …

In 2018, we will see a black hole for the first time ever

We're about to see — for the very first time — the event horizon of a black hole, proving beyond any last vestige of doubt that Einstein’s interstellar monsters are real. And here’s what it will look like.<p>While astronomers have long seen the fallout of the presence of black holes on the stars and …

We may finally understand the speed of gravity

Advent of Astronomy<p>The ability to detect gravitational waves is rapidly propelling us into a new era of both astronomy and physics. New instruments …

Wormholes Connect Black Holes Through Quantum Teleportation—Meaning Information Can Pass Through

A century after wormholes were first theorized, scientists have posited that passages through space-time can be traversed using a special quantum …

Physicists make rapid progress in bounding the speed of gravity

(Phys.org)—Recent gravitational wave detections have allowed physicists to confirm with greater and greater precision what Einstein predicted over …

Space travel permanently changes the brain

Space travel changes the human brain, reveals new research.<p>Now scientists are trying to work out just what the long term effects are of changes in …

NASA dares to venture into the darkest shadows of space

The cosmos is a dark, spooky place. More so when you realize that most of the matter in it actually lurks in voids.<p>If there was a dark alley in …

Universe

Monster Black Hole Mergers Could Be Hiding in an Unexpected Place

Black hole mergers are having a moment: Just a few weeks ago, an international team of scientists announced the fourth-ever detection of …

Theoretical Physicists Are Getting Closer to Explaining How NASA’s ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Works

The EmDrive propulsion system might be able to take us to the stars, but first it must be reconciled with the laws of physics.<p><i>Giulio Prisco</i> <i>is a futurist, theoretical physicist, and computer scientist. He writes about science, technology, and the future. He's also a cofounder of</i> <i>Space Cooperative</i><i>.</i><p>A …

A timeline for humanity's colonization of space

by Victor Tangermann October 30, 2017 Off World 23433<p>Humans have long desired to explore the vast realms of space. Today, we are finally poised to …

What is dark matter?

Cosmologists are heading back to their chalkboards, as experiments designed to figure out the nature of dark matter come up empty.<p>The past few …

Physicists may finally understand the spatial dimensions in our universe

Back to the Beginning<p>An international team of scientists has come up with a new explanation for why space occupies three dimensions. The theory …