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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. …

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Mineral from wet, hot volcano lava found on Mars, baffling scientists

Scientists are baffled by the discovery of a mineral on Mars that, on Earth, typically comes from extremely hot volcanoes whose lava was exposed to …

NASA's Mars Recruitment Posters Will Convince You to Go Die in Space

Okay, poster. You make a compelling argument—sign us up!<p>True, there will be obstacles: For one, the Martian corps that these recruitment posters from …

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Finding aliens may be even easier than previously thought

But in recent years, efforts have begun to simplify the search for intelligent life. Thanks to the efforts of groups like the Breakthrough Foundation, it may be possible in the coming years to send "nanoscraft" on interstellar voyages using laser-driven propulsion. But just as significant is the …

GoPro attached their camera to a sub-orbital rocket — and the results are stunning

In a giant leap for the company, GoPro has released footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,000ft (120,700 meters) and hit speeds up to Mach 5.5 (3800 mph or 6115 km/h) at engine burnout.<p>The launch in the video took place at Spaceport America in New Mexico on November 6, 2015, …

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Physicists Built a Single-Atom Engine and It Actually Works

It's the smallest working engine ever created and produces roughly the same amount of energy as your car.<p>Physicists have just built the smallest working engine ever created. It's a heat-powered motor barely larger than the single atom it runs on. Designed and build by a team of experimental …

New state of matter detected in a two-dimensional material

An international team of researchers have found evidence of a mysterious new state of matter, first predicted 40 years ago, in a real material. This …

How I Faked the Apollo Moon Landing

<i>In this exclusive OZY confession, 81-year-old former Hollywood cameraman Max Canard comes clean about his role in what could be the greatest hoax</i> …

Tim Peake 'UFO Footage' Has Stargazers And Scientists In A Spin

'It's actually really hard to describe.'<p>It's footage that will shock scientists and divide stargazers, but could the first British man in space have …

Amateur astronomers capture the moment Jupiter gets smacked by a space rock

There's a lot to look at in the night sky, but sometimes amateur astronomers get particularly lucky. That was the case for two individuals — one in Austria, and one in Ireland — this month, who were both training their telescopes on Jupiter just as it was hit by another celestial body. The two …

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Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

26 years ago, Carl Sagan gave us an incredible perspective on our planet

As NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft was about to leave our Solar System in 1989, Sagan, who was a member of the mission's imaging team, pleaded with officials to turn the camera around to take one last look back at Earth before the spaceship left our solar system.<p>The resulting image, with the Earth as a …

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Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

Everything you need to know about the groundbreaking gravitational waves discovery

<b>(AP)</b><p>A LIGO experiment has confirmed Einstein’s theory of ripples in spacetime, ushering in a new era of astrophysics<p>Clara Moskowitz<p>February 12, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>About 1.3 billion years ago two black holes swirled closer and closer …

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

Understanding Our Changing Universe | The Takeaway | WNYC

Whether it's ripples in the fabric of spacetime or evidence of a new planet, our understanding of the universe is changing once again.

The Discovery of Gravitational Waves Is a Whole New Chapter for Science

One hundred years ago Albert Einstein in his general theory of relativity predicted the existence of a dark side to the cosmos. He thought there were …