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Starwatch: comet Lovejoy becomes visible to the naked eye

A month ago I promised an update on the progress and appearance of Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy as it climbed to the right of Orion in our evening sky. The comet has not disappointed and, although not an impressive naked-eye object, it is probably now at its best. It shone near magnitude 4.5 as it swept …

Astronomy

3 Facts About the Large Hadron Collider Before It Spins Back Up in March

2015 could be the biggest year yet for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Researchers are gearing up to turn on the world’s largest particle collider …

Physics

The Large Hadron Collider sets its sights on dark matter

There is no shortage of superlatives that can be applied to the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, though many are strange and unusual. For a start, the huge underground device, which batters beams of protons into each other at colossal energies, can fairly claim to be the coolest place on Earth. …

Physics

Liam Neeson Discusses Qui-Gon Jinn STAR WARS Spinoff Film

12 Best and Worst Things We Saw at CES 2015

From groundbreaking audio gear to a creepy robot servant, these were the things that thrilled us and chilled us at the world's biggest tech trade show<p>…

CES

Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

If the two black holes meet, they could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions as they shatter their galaxy, a new study finds.<p>A team of prominent researchers has discovered what appears to be the start of two massive black holes at the centers of their own galaxies beginning to …

Universe

A Full Year With Bjorn Leines

Long before the word “boss” started getting tossed around everyday, Bjorn defined it. He still does. Such an amazing snowboarder, he is always down …