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An 'absolutely phenomenal' discovery hints 4 Earth-size planets may orbit the closest sun to our own

Astronomers may have just hit a crucial milestone in the search for other Earth-like planets. Scientists from the University of Hertfordshire and University of California, Santa Cruz announced they've discovered four planets orbiting a nearby, sun-like star — two of which may be …

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Rise of mammals 'began well before dinosaur extinction'

<b>Mammals began to flourish well before the end of the dinosaur age, a new study has found.</b><p>The study saw hundreds of mammal fossil teeth analysed by the Universities of Southampton and Chicago.<p>The findings showed those with varied diets began to adapt 10 to 20 million years before the dinosaurs died …

Here's Stephen Hawking's Incredible Solution to His Black Hole Information Paradox

His mind was truly incomparable.<p>Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our lifetime, has passed away - leaving behind a lot of heartbroken …

New 'Einstein Ring' Discovered By Dark Energy Camera

A rare object called an Einstein Ring has been discovered by a team in the Stellar Populations group at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias …

Could black holes be the dark matter everyone has been looking for?

We're waiting again for LIGO. And waiting.<p>You remember LIGO, right? Cast your mind back to February and the big hoo-hah at the National Press Club at which many of the world's top physicists celebrated the discovery of gravitational waves. Einstein affirmed again. Decades of hard work rewarded. The …

The Case For Black Holes Being Nothing But Holograms Just Got Even Stronger

Holy crap!<p>If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can …

Gravitational Waves Could Finally Help Us Prove String Theory — NOVA Next | PBS

Einstein desperately wanted a unified theory of physics. Thanks to gravitational waves—the poster child of general relativity—his wish might just …

Physicists Think They Know What Planet Nine Is: An Exoplanet Stolen From Another Star

Is this the first exoplanet ever found inside our Solar System?<p>Everything about Planet Nine is weird. There’s the fact that something 10 times more …

Universe

Earth's core is 2.5 years younger than its crust due to some eerie physics

If it sounds impossible to you that the surface of our planet is actually older than its inner core, prepare to have you mind blown, because according to new calculations, the inside of Earth is actually 2.5 years younger than the outside.<p>How is that even possible? Well, it all comes down to the …

Physicists Put Schrödinger's Cat in Two Death-Boxes at Once

A new twist on a class quantum physics analogy could be good news for quantum computing.<p>Schrödinger's cat is the classic physics analogy. You know how it goes: There's a cat hidden inside a box. The box turns out to be some sort of cruel death-box and features a modification designed to dispense …

How Physicists Convinced Schrödinger’s Cat to Asexually Reproduce

The world’s most famous thought experiment just got a thrilling sequel.<p>Schrödinger’s cat is probably the world’s most famous living and dead cat …

Quantum Physics

How Does Quantum Mechanics Allow The Sun To Shine?

<i>Ethan is on vacation. Please enjoy a version of this article, originally published on June 22, 2015.</i><p>The greatest source of concentrated energy in the Universe today is starlight, where the largest single objects in the Universe emit tremendous amounts of power through the smallest of processes: the …

Physics

New Evidence Could Break The Standard View of Quantum Mechanics

Just as we were beginning to understand it...<p>Quantum mechanics is difficult to understand at the best of times, but new evidence suggests that the …