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The Large Hadron Collider Detected a Beautiful New Particle

It's a big one too.<p>The Large Hadron Collider has once again done what it does best – smash bits of matter together and find new particles in the …

Encore: Why 1971 Was The Greatest Year For Rock Music Ever

Music journalist David Hepworth says 1971 saw "a huge explosion of creativity in a very short period of time." <i>This story originally aired on June 22, 2016, on</i> All Things Considered.<p>Transcript<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:<p>This? This is James Brown.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HOT PANTS")<p>JAMES BROWN: One. Two. One, …

If Time Doesn't Exist For Photons, How Does Anything Happen To It?

If time doesn’t exist for a photon, how could anything ever “happen” to it?<p>The concept of photons running with stopped clocks is something that is pulled straight out of relativity; the faster you’re moving, the slower your onboard clocks are moving, and the closer to the speed of light you’re …

The whole universe fits in one image with a special trick of math

The universe is enormous — so vast that it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like in one image.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA.<p>He created the image below that shows the observable …

Universe

A Star That Vanished Before Astronomers’ Eyes Could Mark The First Time The Birth Of A Black Hole Has Been Directly Witnessed

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope …

Arista ‘Clears the Decks’ in Cisco Patent Fight, Cheers Needham

By<p>Updated June 2, 2017 9:02 p.m. ET<p>Shares of networking equipment vendor <b>Arista Networks</b> (ANET) today closed up $3.74, or 2.5%, at $152.26, after the</b> …

Cassini Preps For Death Plunge Into Saturn And Sends Farewell Image Of Tiny Earth

The barely visible dot of our home could be perceived as an exoplanet from a faraway perspective.<p>As NASA’s amazing Cassini spacecraft takes on technological death-defying feats months before it goes into a final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, it continues to transmit images back to Earth of …

Astronomy

Some Other Scientific Theories the GOP Should Debate

Today, the House Science Committee is holding a hearing titled "Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method." Why? …

Scientists find first observed evidence that our universe may be a hologram

An international study claims to have found first observed evidence that our universe is a <b>hologram</b>.<p>What is the <b>holographic universe</b> idea? It's not …

Strangers in Their Own Land: The 'Deep Story' of Trump Supporters

Researchers have long been confused by what seems like a paradox: many people in America vote against their economic self-interests. Whether it's the working class conservative who wants a tax cut for the wealthy, or a member of the liberal elite who fights for safety nets that raise his own taxes …

Social Sciences

Millions sign up for Obamacare as Trump and GOP lawmakers scramble for a way to roll it back

While Republicans struggle to find a way to roll back the Affordable Care Act without jeopardizing healthcare for tens of millions of people, Americans continue to sign up for Obamacare health plans.<p>As of Dec. 24, more than 11.5 million people had enrolled in a health plan through one of the …

Health Care

Collateral damage on the Homefront: We must hold George W. Bush accountable for his crimes as Trump takes power

<b>George W. Bush (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Trump is a terror, but we can’t forget the politicians who allowed his rise<p>Stacy Bannerman<p>January 3, 2017 12:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>While much of the country was trying to figure out how Donald Trump had become president-elect, …

NASA’s Overlooked Duty to Look Inward

In 1942, not long after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the poet Archibald MacLeish wrote an essay called “The Image of Victory,” in which he asked what winning the Second World War, the “airman’s war,” would mean for posterity. MacLeish believed that pilots could do more than bring victory; by …

Pearl Harbor

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

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President Obama to Bill Maher: 'If I watched Fox News, I wouldn’t vote for me either'

President Obama has participated in plenty of unconventional interviews during his time in office: He sat in podcaster Marc Maron's garage, spoke to YouTuber GloZell Green and went on Zach Galifianakis' "Between Two Ferns."<p>And yet Bill Maher, who has hosted his long-running political talk show …

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

The shapes of electrons: Solving a cryptic puzzle with a little help from a hologram

A recent discovery provides an innovative technique for calculating the shapes of electrons. This finding will help scientists gain a better and …