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A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

Trail of the Month: Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, Jacksonville, Florida

Northern Florida’s “Hanna” Park offers recreation to surfers, mountain bikers, campers, and of course, trail runners.<p><b>Trail Stats</b><br>20 miles of trails, plus 1.5 miles of beach<p><b>Summed Up:</b><br>With a navy base to the north, Atlantic Beach to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Katherine Abbey Hanna …

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100 THINGS YOU MUST DO IN JACKSONVILLE BEFORE YOU DIE

<b>Here’s the deal:</b> ’Round-about this time of year, the holidayitis sets in, and we’d rather be doing just about anything else other than the Serious …

The best apps of 2014 for Android, iPhone and iPad

Photograph: PR<p>Mailbox for Android.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/23/1419336352982/c01067e3-8ecb-41cd-b696-2af9b2643961-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Mailbox for …

Top iPhone games gone free

Our daily list of best iPhone games gone free is compiled using our proprietary algorithm to find you the very best apps that have just gone free …

iPhone & iPad Apps Gone Free – December 26, 2014

Great app deals are constantly popping up on the App Store, and here are 9 iPhone and iPad apps that are now free.<p>This apps gone free alert includes</i> …

Outstanding photos of the X-15, the fastest manned rocket plane ever

While the Blackbird SR-71 was the fastest manned airplane ever made, the fastest manned aircraft is the North American X-15, a <i>rocket</i> plane that flew …

A Gorgeous Island Universe --How Our Milky Way Would Look from 50-Million Light Years

The e gorgeous island universe spiral galaxy NGC 7331, about 50 million light-years distant in the northern constellation Pegasus is a visual analog …

Playing Elite on the day NASA detailed its mission to Mars

It was an interesting day to try my hand at virtual reality space flight and fight.<p>Sitting in a lounge chair in a downtown New York hotel room, with an Oculus Rift headset strapped to my face and high-end flight stick and throttle in my hands, I couldn't help but be reminded of the day's big news …

The Unreality of Time

violscraper via flickr<p>Philosophy and physics may seem like polar opposites, but they regularly address quite similar questions. Recently, physicists …

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand, As Two Oddities Merge Into One

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

Best of 2014: Five mind boggling theories about the universe and parallel worlds

<b>1. Is the universe a 2D hologram?</b><p>The US Department of Energy launched an experiment to find this out earlier this year using its "Holometer". …

Why Do Computers Use Electricity Instead Of Light?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Why do computers use electricity instead of light?</i><p><i>We know that electricty travels 100 times slower than light. So, wouldn’t computers be much faster if they used light instead of electricity for their operation?</i> <i><br>Answer by Jacob VanWagoner, Former Intel</i> …

Robert Frost's answer to How realistic is the physics in the movie 'Gravity'?

<b>Gravity</b> is an enthralling, beautifully shot film with strong performances, especially from Sandra Bullock. The set designers show an impressive eye …

Space Exploration

Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

The odds of life existing on another planet grow ever longer. Intelligent design, anyone?<p>In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, there is less need for a “God” to explain the universe. Yet …

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Astronomers Poised to Capture an Image of Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole (Best of 2014)

In September of 2012, an international team, led by researchers at MIT’s Haystack Observatory, measured the radius of a black hole at the center of a …

Finding faster-than-light particles by weighing them

In a new paper accepted by the journal <i>Astroparticle Physics</i>, Robert Ehrlich, a recently retired physicist from George Mason University, claims that …