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What Are Fast Radio Bursts?

You might think you’re reading an educational website, where I explain fascinating concepts in space and astronomy, but that’s not really what’s …

Universe

The First Ever Blueprint For a Mind-Bendingly Massive Quantum Computer Has Been Released

"Life will change completely."<p>Scientists chasing the dream of quantum computing - technology that would grant us unprecedented processing power - …

Our Galaxy Is Being Shoved Across the Universe by a Large Unseen Force, So There's That

Rude!<p>As if things weren't bad enough, an unseen force is pushing the Milky Way across the universe. What an asshole.<p>According to new research published in <i>Nature Astronomy</i>, the force is called the "Dipole Repeller," and researchers believe it's the reason why the galaxy has been moving across the …

Corpse of Weasel Killed by Large Hadron Collider Displayed in Twisted Museum Exhibition

The Large Hadron Collider is the largest and most complex machine in the world, but it only took one adventurous weasel to shut it down in November …

Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time

Putting Einstein's special relativity to the test.<p>After two decades of trying, physicists at CERN have reported the first ever measurement of the …

Ancient water found in Canada is two billion years old – giving hope to Mars colony dreamers

Could hold secrets to Earth's history and life on other planetsCanada's oldest pool of water, nestled deep within a mine, is approximately two …

Canada

'This is militarization': We finally know what China's mysterious hexagonal structures in the South China Sea are for

In August, AMTI published satellite imagery of several unidentified hexagonal structures on the Fiery Cross, Subi, and Mischief reefs.<p>The formations are always oriented toward the sea and started to appear in May, according to experts at AMTI.<p>"More recent satellite imagery suggests that these …

China

Humans Are Totally Unprepared For A Potential Asteroid Strike, NASA Scientist Warns

'There's not a hell of a lot we can do.'<p>The dinosaurs were unprepared to meet their asteroid-maker, but it seems all these years later and humans are …

World's Largest Wave Was 62.3-Foot Surge in Atlantic: Scientists

The largest wave ever recorded was a six-story monster in the North Atlantic Ocean, scientists have revealed.<p>A World Meteorological Organization (WMO) expert committee found data from a buoy between Iceland and the U.K.<p>Scientists attributed the 62.3-foot surge to a "very strong cold front, which …

The Star of Bethlehem Was Probably A Rare Planetary Alignment

According to Christian lore, three Magi from the East followed a star to Jerusalem looking to find a newly born Jesus Christ. They told King Herod …

A thousand light years away, there's a planet with clouds made of rubies

Fans of the works of Douglas Adams will be familiar with the notion that in an infinite universe, anything is possible. It’s just a matter of how …

Scientists Have Made a Diamond That's Harder Than Diamond

Nature's toughest material just got upgraded.<p>When most people think about the hardest naturally occurring material on Earth, they think of diamonds - …

4 billion-year-old Grand Canyon-like craters on Mars could have been carved thanks to climate change

A new study from Penn State University published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters suggests that Mars may have gone through its own version of (non-human-driven) climate change, with dramatic climate cycles triggered by a buildup of greenhouse gases.<p>These cycles may have caused …

Earth Science

Two Scottish-born scientists awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Two Scottish-born scientists have been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discoveries about strange forms of matter.<p>David Thouless and Michael Kosterlitz will share the £8m kronor (£727,000) prize with their fellow scientist Duncan Haldane.<p>Their work could result in improved …

Physics

Why the Soviet space workhorse Soyuz is still going strong – 50 years on

It has ferried Britons, tortoises and cosmonauts into orbit, seeing off its more complex US rivals<p>The capsule claimed the life of the first astronaut to fly in it and was later involved in one of the worst accidents in spaceflight history. Yet Soyuz – which was first blasted into space 50 years ago …