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Strange Magnetic Stars Could Spawn Some of The Universe's Most Massive Black Holes

Like the ones that helped us detect gravitational waves.<p>Earlier this year, after 100 years of searching for them, an international team of …

CERN Scientists Begin Hunt For ‘Dark’ Photons

We know that dark matter — the hypothetical substance that makes up 85 percent of the total mass of the universe — interacts with normal matter …

Remarkable theory says there's no gravity, no dark matter, and Einstein was wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

Dark Matter

SpaceX's plan to fuel rockets with people on board has NASA advisors worried

But the company says its fueling procedures aren’t a done deal<p>A panel of expert advisors to NASA have expressed concern about SpaceX’s plans to fuel its Falcon 9 rockets with astronauts on board, <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports. At a meeting on Monday, members of NASA’s Space Station Advisory …

Colonizing the Moon Just Got a Lot More Dangerous

Bad news, would-be lunar colonists: that dusty, airless space rock you dream of escaping to is apparently swarming with deadly projectiles. According …

The Universe May Hold 10 Times More Galaxies Than We Thought

New estimate puts the number at 1 trillion to 2 trillion.<p><i>Hubblesite.org</i><p>How many galaxies are in the universe? Way, way more than anyone knew.<p>For decades, astronomers had put the number at 100 billion to 200 billion. But new research using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories …

China's space station 'out of control' and on crash course to Earth

China’s first space station will meet a fiery end next year when the 8.5-tonne module comes crashing down to Earth, amid concerns authorities have …

Space Exploration

NASA’s latest mission will show if asteroid mining will be a real threat to the global platinum industry

A successful space mission could alter the destiny of Rustenburg, a dusty mining district in South Africa.<p>On Sept. 8, NASA launched the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer or OSIRIS-Rex. OSIRIS-Rex’s mission is to travel to the asteroid Bennu and …

NASA Launches Mission to Intercept Asteroid

<b>Correction appended, Sept. 12</b><p>NASA launched its first-ever mission to study an asteroid up close and bring samples back to Earth Thursday, in what …

Kitchen extension projects from the top floor of a renovated Brussels house

Belgian architects Edouard Brunet and François Martens have converted a terraced house in Brussels into two apartments, adding a projecting box with …

Is it Time to Leave Midcentury Modern Behind?

The pros and cons of America's favorite style.<p>Midcentury modern design has been having a moment, thanks in large part to <i>Mad Men</i>. But now that the beloved series has ended, is it time to let the design trend go, too? It's a debate that's been picking up steam, and we're here to evaluate both sides.

Mid-Century modern