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Tabby’s “Alien-Megastructures” Star Had Begun to Dim Again

Since it was first discovered, Tabby’s Star has baffled scientists all across the world. The reason for this is that it doesn’t act like any other …

Telescopes

17 Netflix Hidden Gems That'll Stretch Your Imagination

Because good shows make you think.

Netflix Original

Why Do Rockets Need Stages? The Quest to Build a Single Stage to Orbit (SSTO)

Now, don’t get me wrong, Science Fiction is awesome. Like almost everyone working in the field of space and astronomy, I was deeply influenced by …

CRISPR kills HIV and eats Zika 'like Pac-man'. Its next target? Cancer

There’s a biological revolution underway and its name is CRISPR.<p>Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?<p>WIRED …

If You Like Science With Your Fiction, Humble Has The Bundle For You

Science fiction.[/caption]<p>Humble Bundle has put together a dream package for readers who enjoy science fiction. It’s called the Super Nebula Author Showcase and it’s presented by the Science Fiction Writers of America.<p>As is always the case with Humble Bundles, you pay as much as you like with a $1 …

We've Lost Sight Of The Most Important Rule In Debating Science

It was almost 100 years ago that the most famous debate in science history took place. The topic up for consideration was the nature of the spiral objects in the sky: were they proto-stars in the process of forming, or were they island Universes, similar to and far outside of our own galaxy? …

Astronomy

Scientists have created metallic hydrogen. Here's how it could change the world

Metallic hydrogen is a potential wonder substance first proposed by Eugene Wigner and Hillard Bell Huntington back in 1935, but since conditions here …

What is the Alcubierre "Warp" Drive?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …