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Stephen Hawking wanted his most famous formula engraved on his tombstone: Here's what it means

In 1974, long before Stephen Hawking was the famous cosmologist he became, he developed his most influential theory.<p>That concept, which came to be …

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

After decades of heavy slog with no promise of success, quantum computing is suddenly buzzing with almost feverish excitement and activity. Nearly …

Saturn’s tiny moon ‘has far bigger oil and gas reserves than Earth’

A tiny moon orbiting Saturn contains oil and gas reserves many times bigger than all known reserves on Earth, a NASA probe has shown.<p>The Cassini …

NASA Plans First Interstellar Space Flight for 2069

Even if it never happens, space companies could win millions of dollars in contracts trying to "make it so."<p>Floating 4.4 light-years from Earth is …

Space Travel

Scientists are rethinking the very nature of space and time

The Nature of Space and Time<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered a potential bridge between general relativity and quantum mechanics — the two …

Quantum Mechanics

After 40 years of studying the strong nuclear force, a revelation

This was the year that analysis of data finally backed up a prediction, made in the mid 1970s, of a surprising emergent behaviour in the strong nuclear force<p>In the mid 1970s, four Soviet physicists, Batlisky, Fadin, Kuraev and Lipatov, made some predictions involving the strong nuclear force which …

Physics

Keystone's existing pipeline spills far more than predicted to regulators

(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp's <TRP.TO> existing Keystone pipeline has leaked substantially more oil, and more often, in the United States than indicated in risk assessments the company provided to regulators before the project began operating in 2010, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.<p>The …

South Dakota

Physicists Just Quantum Teleported Complex Light Patterns For The First Time

A whole new level.<p>Wrapping your messages up with quantum weirdness is a great way to avoid sneaky eavesdropping, but in its current form it's more …

Quantum "flashes" could be responsible for the creation of gravity

Quantum Leap<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe. General …

Quantum Mechanics

North Korea threatens to 'sink' Japan, reduce U.S. to 'ashes and darkness' | Reuters

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test.<p>FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim …

North Korea

Mysterious signals from distant galaxy spark row over whether they could be from aliens

Mysterious signals detected in a distant galaxy by astronomers working for Stephen Hawking’s project to find alien life have sparked a debate over …

Researchers May Have Just Discovered an Entirely New State of Matter

Altered States<p>In a new study published in <i>Nature</i>, researchers lead by a team from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) reveal that they may have …

Chemistry

The “Quantum Internet” Is Just a Decade Away. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Next Level<p>The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every …

Astronomers Just Got Their First Real Look at a Supernova Slamming Into a Neighbouring Star

Brightest fireworks in the Universe!<p>Roughly 55 million light years away, in the galaxy NGC 5643, an exploding star sent a wave of gas and radiation …

Universe

Astronomers Gawk at Supermassive Black Holes in the Middle of a Feast

Cosmic jellyfish are just prey in space.<p>In space, no one can hear you scream — even if you’re a jellyfish galaxy getting torn tentacle from tentacle …

Universe

Why antimatter might be the answer to life, the Universe and everything

Experiments that reveal the behaviour of antihydrogen could tell physicists more about the rules that hold the Universe together.<p>The answer to life, …

Physics

This One Imperfection In Nuclear Physics Allowed Earth To Exist

In order to create a rocky planet that’s teeming with life, the Universe needed to create large amounts of the heavy elements required for life’s processes. To make many of those elements, such as Tin, Iodine, Selenium, Molybdenum, Zinc, and Copper, you need supernovae to have occurred many times …

Neutrons

The Large Hadron Collider Detected a Beautiful New Particle

It's a big one too.<p>The Large Hadron Collider has once again done what it does best – smash bits of matter together and find new particles in the …

Physics

Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too

Something happened 3 billion years ago that changed the makeup of our prodigious universe forever. Two enormous black holes collided, resulting in an …

A Star That Vanished Before Astronomers’ Eyes Could Mark The First Time The Birth Of A Black Hole Has Been Directly Witnessed

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope …

Black Holes

Scientists create 'molecular black hole' in laboratory using world's most powerful x-ray beam

The world’s most powerful X-ray laser beam has been used to create a tiny microscopic “black hole."<p>The machine uses extremely bright, fast flashes of light to take atomic-level snapshots of some of nature’s fastest processes.<p>A single pulse stripped all but a few electrons out of one atom from the …

Atoms

Original The Legend of Zelda Map Gets Printed In 3D

<i>The Legend of Zelda</i> on NES had a sprawling world by the standards of 1980s console games. While decades ago people used to draw their own maps to try …

Retrogaming

Scientists capture first ever image of dark matter web that connects galaxies

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a dark matter bridge, confirming the theory that galaxies are held together by a cosmic …

Dark Matter

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A Naked Black Hole Is Screaming Through the Universe

Millions of years ago, B3 1715+425 was just an ordinary supermassive black hole. It had a comfortable life, of devouring stars and belching deadly …

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Newly-discovered "red geyser" galaxies may be responsible for galactic warming

An international team of scientists may have discovered the key to a phenomena known as "galactic warming," which is thought to be responsible for a …

Universe

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