Daniel Preston

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What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

The Big Bang is going down

The Big Bang is about to collapse catastrophically, and that's a good thing.<p>First postulated in 1931, the Big Bang has been the standard theory of …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …

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Astronomer Royal: Life on Mars would change everything we know

If life had originated twice, independently, within our solar system, we’d have to conclude that it can’t be a rare fluke, says Martin Rees.<p>More than 100 years ago, a French foundation offered the grand prize of 100,000 francs to anyone who could prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. But …

Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Genesis of Ancient Lake and Peak

Geological observations from NASA's Curiosity rover have helped scientists come up with a scenario for the creation of a lake that's bigger than Salt Lake and a mountain that's higher than Mount Rainier on ancient Mars.<p>The scenario suggests that water could have filled much of 96-mile-wide …

Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking

Technology will eventually become self-aware and supersede humanity, says astrophysicist<p>The development of artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race, Professor Stephen Hawking has said.<p>The famous astrophysicist said he believed technology would eventually become self-aware and …

Ten things you might not know about space

Ten oddities and misconceptions about space that you may — or may not — have heard before.<p>Astronomy provides a fascinating and even downright …

China and Russia push back against the US | Financial Times

The announcement of closer Russian-Chinese military co-operation is a striking sign of how geo-political competition is hotting up – as both Russia …

Chinese 'snakehead' gangs offer only escape for North Korea's defectors

Lee rubs his chin with his forefinger; his face obscured by a blue baseball cap. We sit together in the back of a taxi beside a frigid river near China's bleak northeastern border with North Korea.<p>He's traveling with Chinese smuggling gangs or "snakeheads." They fed and clothed him when he …

Groundbreaking Images of a Comet’s Surface Taken by Rosetta’s Philae Probe

On November 12, 2014, history was made as the European Space Agency's Philae probe successfully touched down on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, achieving the very first controlled landing on a comet. For more than a decade, Philae's mothership, the Rosetta spacecraft, has been …

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