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Dark Matter Reveals the Structure of the Universe

Physics is both deeply inspiring and deeply humbling, in a way that few other disciplines are today. On the one hand, physicists have found the …

Dark Matter

Artificial black hole mimics curved spacetime

Star’s ultrafast spin nearly tears it apart - Futurity

UC SANTA BARBARA (US) — Researchers have found a massive star spinning around its axis …

Santa Barbara

Symphony of Science: Black Holes.

Black holes are intrinsically cool.<p>Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author …

The Most Outrageous Motorcycles You've Ever Seen

Motorcycles

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

Low-Cal Whiskey Cocktails

Put down that light beer—you’ve graduated from your frat boy days, and it’s time for your drink of choice to do the same. Our suggestion? Whiskey. …

Main Sequence Stars: Definition & Life Cycle

Main sequence stars fuse hydrogen atoms to form helium atoms in their cores. About 90 percent of the stars in the universe, including the sun, are …

Universe

Stars' Twinkling Light Reveals Gravity Strength

The way a star flickers can shed light on the strength of gravity's pull on its surface, researchers say. And discovering more about a star's pull …

Universe

Do you have a favourite number?

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer admits to a love of even numbers – and research shows she's not alone<p>Do you have a preference for odd or even numbers? Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, does: "I really like even numbers, and I like heavily divisible numbers," she says in the latest Vogue. "Twelve is my lucky …

Geek Out! How to Build Your Own Nova Delphini Light Curve

And now for something to appeal to your inner geek. Or, if you’re like me, your outer geek. Many of you have been watching the new nova in Delphinus …

Imaging

New theory points to 'zombie vortices' as key step in star formation

(Phys.org) —A new theory by fluid dynamics experts at the University of California, Berkeley, shows how "zombie vortices" help lead to the birth of a …

Seven Brain Games for Your Smartphone

Your phone is the last bastion of entertainment when you’re stuck waiting, well, anywhere. But refreshing your Facebook news feed or sending …

The Brain

Harley-Davidson 2014 Forty Eight in All Its Splendor

The Forty-Eight is probably one of the sweetest Harley-Davidson machines ever made for both street prowling and long highway hauls, and the 2014 year …

Ancient Egyptian beads are oldest iron objects found

The beads, beaten out from pieces of meteorite more than 5,000 years ago, now among objects at Petrie Museum in London<p>Blackened and corroded beads have turned out to be the oldest objects made in iron ever discovered, beaten out from pieces of meteorite in ancient Egypt more than 5,000 years …

Confirmed: Ancient Egyptian Jewelry Was Made From Meteorites

Barraging ancient beads with tests tells archaeologists that jewelry came from space-rocks--and that iron-working was an older job than we thought.<p>If you want to track down meteorite debris, UCL Qatar professor Thilo Rehren explains in a phone interview, you have a couple options: your best bet is …

How Cosmic Turbulence Creates Stars And Black Holes

<b>John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online</b><p>The mechanism by which stars and black holes are formed in extreme cases of high mass …

Physics

Is there a link between the Higgs boson and dark energy?

The Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate and we’re not entirely sure why. To deal with the problem, scientists have conjured up dark energy, …

Physics

Ask Discover: Does Dark Matter Affect the Navigation of a Spacecraft? - Out There

By Corey S. Powell | July 29, 2013 2:15 pm<p>This question came up as part of a new Q&A column running monthly in DISCOVER magazine. I love responding …

Image of the Day: The Black Holes of Andromeda

A team of researchers, led by Robin Barnard of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, used 152 observations of Chandra spanning over 13 …

Spin rate of black holes pinned down

Calculation offers way to probe galactic evolution.<p>Black holes can be described by just two fundamental characteristics: mass and spin. Astronomers …

The unexpected, exotic characteristics of hot Jupiters

An exotic class of exoplanets called “hot Jupiters” are even weirder than astronomers imagined. While these worlds may have Earth-like blue skies, …

Planetary Habitability

How Perseid meteor shower helps produce amazing images of galaxies

The Perseid meteor shower and its ilk provide the sodium atoms in the middle atmosphere that light up when astronomers tickle them with a laser – a …

Stunning images of Andromeda demonstrate the world's most powerful astronomical camera

(Phys.org) —Stunning images of the Andromeda Galaxy are among the first to emerge from a new wide-field camera installed on the enormous Subaru …

Using Relativity to Find New Worlds

Kepler-76b is about 25 percent bigger than Jupiter and twice as massive. It orbits so close to its star that it goes around in 1.5 days. But what's truly curious about this exoplanet is the way scientists found it. Their method is called BEER, or beaming, ellipsoidal and reflection, which can …

Universe

10 Most Beautiful Sunsets in America (PHOTOS)

Across America, from our eastern coast to our western shores and island outposts, one can find truly stunning sunsets. This evening phenomena, known to inspire poets, instill romance in the unwitting--and cram our Instagram feeds full of wanderlust-instilling images--is particularly remarkable in …

Long Weekend in Sicily

An hour’s flight from Rome, Sicily makes the perfect holiday-within-a-holiday. (Or, obviously, a holiday all its own.)<p>Sicily is one of Italy’s two …

First-Timer’s Guide to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

If you haven’t yet heard of Riviera Nayarit, a 200-mile stretch of Pacific Coastline in Mexico, you will soon. The destination—chockfull of authentic …

Harley-Davidson sidecar: the Abnormal Cycles Union

This is one of the more unusual motorcycles that appeared in the recent AMD Championship. Unusual because it’s perfectly rideable, and also because it was the first time a Harley-Davidson sidecar has competed in Sturgis. ‘Union’ was built by Abnormal Cycles of Italy, a workshop that has come a long …

Motorcycles