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Time travel theory avoids grandfather paradox

(PhysOrg.com) -- The possibility of going back in time only to kill your ancestors and prevent your own birth has posed a serious problem for …

This NASA engineer has all kinds of insight into the real science of 'Star Wars'

"If one wanted to build a death star, you didn't build it by launching a bunch of stuff off a planet," Muirhead says, in a new video from Wired.<p>Instead of the Empire's way of putting together a massive planet-killing space station through slave labor and materials brought in from throughout the …

Space Exploration

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Middle School

Election Day: Bevin wins in Kentucky, Ohio rejects pot

<b>(CNN) —</b> Matt Bevin, the controversial Kentuckian who attempted to dethrone Sen. Mitch McConnell last year and has vowed to eliminate the state's Obamacare programs, orchestrated a remarkable political comeback on Tuesday to win the state's governorship.<p>In an upset victory by a surprisingly large …

Government

Google's Quantum Computer Just Got a Big Upgrade

Google is upgrading its quantum computer. Known as the D-Wave, Google's machine is making the leap from 512 qubits—the fundamental building block of …

A living thing in two places at once? This quantum quandary test is limited

A recent proposed microbe experiment based on Schrödinger’s counter-intuitive theory would have a scale so small as to be almost meaningless, and other challenges such as consciousness also come into play<p>I had to travel to a conference on quantum physics yesterday. After arriving at the airport I …

Quantum Mechanics

2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

Physics

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Breakthroughs

How to light up a tumour

In 2004, Dr Richard Ellenbogen prepared to operate on a 17-year-old girl. The operation, to remove a brain tumour, was particularly challenging because it was in the frontal lobe, close to important areas for movement, speech and learning. It lasted nearly 20 hours. Dr Ellenbogen ended up leaving a …

Cancer

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Immune System

Megyn Kelly schools Ted Cruz on plan to rewrite the Constitution to punish Supreme Court

Megyn Kelly grilled Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his plan to rewrite the Constitution to remove U.S. Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of …

Best Foods to Eat for Muscle and Strength

Don’t get distracted by this protein powder propaganda. You can get plenty of muscle-building nutrients by adding the right foods to your diet. These …

Judiciary

A Graded Paper With A Funny Response

The self-healing concrete that can fix its own cracks

The green technology embeds self-activating bacteria into concrete to make it self-healing, but will it win over a risk-averse construction industry?<p>Of all the carbon emitters that surround us every day it’s easy to overlook one of the most ubiquitous: concrete.<p>The material that builds our …

Engineering

New method of quantum entanglement vastly increases how much information can be carried in a photon

A team of researchers led by UCLA electrical engineers has demonstrated a new way to harness light particles, or photons, that are connected to each …

Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched

Some physicists actually believe that the universe we live in might be a hologram.<p>The idea isn't that the universe is some sort of fake simulation out of <i>The</i> <i>Matrix,</i> but rather that even though we appear to live in a three-dimensional universe, it might only have two dimensions. It's called the …

Physics

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …