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‘You said we were going to Winnipeg!’ Calgary boys upset over trip to Disney World | The Star

Tourism Winnipeg is promoting the city as a place more magical than Disney World using a family home video of a surprise trip reveal gone …

Explosion at Calgary home suspected to be manufacturing drugs shocks neighbours

The day after an explosion in a northeast garage, residents in the neighbourhood reacted with shock to the incident that police say they suspect may …

This Overlooked Theory Could Be The Missing Piece That Explains How The EM Drive Works

What if it doesn't break the laws of physics?<p>Ever since the EM drive first made headlines, science lovers have puzzled over how the propulsion system …

How Earth became a giant snowball 700 million years ago

Around 717 million years ago, the Earth froze over. The Sturtian glaciation, as this event is known, was no ordinary Ice Age but one so extreme that …

Earth Science

The Universe in a Grain of Sand - Ars Technica OpenForum

In 1982, physicists Alain Aspect, Jean Dalibard and Gerald Roger performed an experiment which attempted to prove the quantum theory of entanglement. …

The Venus Project Plans to Bring Humanity to the Next Stage of Social Evolution. Here's How.

<i>Since 1975, Roxanne Meadows has worked with renowned futurist Jacque Fresco to develop and promote The Venus Project. The function of this project is</i> …

University of Illinois

Earth’s Mysterious Magnetic Field, Stored in a Jar

Of all the environmental amenities that this hospitable planet provides, the magnetic field is perhaps the strangest and least appreciated. It has existed for more than three and a half billion years but fluctuates daily. It emanates from Earth’s deep interior but extends far out into space. It is …

Earth Science

Meet The Worst And Most Interesting Turn Signals Ever Made By Humans

Did you know I love turn signals? I do. I honestly do. It’s a weird fetish, and I can’t think of any four words least likely to get you laid than “I …

Arts and Crafts movement

WTF is lidar?

Long ago, people believed that the eye emitted invisible rays that struck the world outside, causing it to become visible to the beholder. That’s not the case, of course, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a perfectly good way to see. In fact, it’s the basic idea behind lidar, a form of digital …

Imaging

Darwin The Geologist In Galápagos

I look forward to the Galapagos with more interest than any other part of the voyage. They abound with active volcanoes, and, I should hope, contain Tertiary strata. I am glad to hear you have some thoughts of beginning Geology. I hope you will; there is so much larger a field for thought than in …

Here's The Real Science Behind Recent 'Alien' Communications

No little green men... yet.<p>Every so often, we hear about a strange radio signal winging its way Earthward from the cold, lifeless depths of outer …

Paranormal

This Photo of a Dying Star Will Make You Feel Utterly Small

If you're in the mood to feel particularly small and remember how big the universe is, look no further than a recent photo from NASA's Hubble telescope. The telescope recently captured an image of a dying star, and it's so damn cool.<p>Known as a Calabash Nebula, this star's death is an example of …

Scientists Have a Crazy Hunch About Why the Sun Is Spinning Too Slowly

Physicists have long known that the Sun spins, like the Earth. But a few decades ago, they realized the surface of the Sun spins more slowly than …

Physics

These Supermassive Black Holes Have Completely Stumped Scientists

From out of the Darkness<p>In some ways, astronomy is a lot like time travel. Even with the best telescopes, what we see now has already happened, and …

Universe

Scientists just discovered water on a planet you’ve never even heard of

For the past couple of decades or so, humanity has been scraping in the dust and dirt on Mars for a number of different scientific reasons, including …

How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder

Life was long thought to obey its own set of rules. But as simple systems show signs of lifelike behavior, scientists are arguing about whether this …

Are Humans Really Nothing More Than a Bunch of Stardust?

New research carried out by astronomers has confirmed that, yes, humans are in fact made up largely of stardust. During their studies, the …

How Exactly Does the Em Drive Defy the Laws of Physics?

It’s one of the most controversial topics of science today, and it’s called the Em Drive. This spacecraft engine has physicists and astronomers …

Meet the Near-Supersonic "Hyper-Tube Train"

The idea that we need a more efficient form of mass transit stems from a rapidly growing population and a steadily declining environment as a result …

Trains

A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks

Plate tectonics is the widely accepted theory that the Earth's crust is divided into several sections that float around on the mantle — the mostly solid layer between the core and the crust. But how they move around has been a subject of much debate among scientists since the theory was first …

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

From Sci-Fi to Reality: The Future of Warfare

Science Fiction Futures<p>On October 21, 2015, people revisited “Back to the Future,” comparing the modern world with the world that Marty McFly saw …

U.S. Marines

Galileo satellites experiencing multiple clock failures

<b>The onboard atomic clocks that drive the satellite-navigation signals on Europe's Galileo network have been failing at an alarming rate.</b><p>Across the 18 satellites now in orbit, nine clocks have stopped operating.<p>Three are traditional rubidium devices; six are the more precise hydrogen maser …

The Milky Way is 392 Decillion Times More Massive Than The Heaviest Thing We’ve Ever Weighed

The universe is so unfathomably huge that our tiny human brains can barely imagine just how big it really is out there. Case in point, a paper …

This Genetic Discovery Could Change the Way We Treat Mental Illness

Genes Behind Cognitive Ability<p>Understanding how the brain works remains the subject of many studies. The brain is so complex that it took an …

Mental Disorders

Experimental Lasers Could Temporarily Turn Earth's Atmosphere Into a Magnifying Glass

The Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens will serve as a deflector shield against enemy anti-aircraft lasers.<p>A new laser under development by BAE Systems could boost a high-flying airplane's ability to spot targets on the ground, creating a temporary floating "lens" in midair that magnifies objects. …

The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

The development of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century came as a shock to many physicists. Today, despite the great …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics