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Did Scientists Just Find a Missing Piece of the Universe?

It would be silly to think we completely understand our universe, given how small the Earth is compared to the vastness of the cosmos. But from here …

Universe

The terrifying way our universe will end — and when

Our universe is racing toward its destruction as we speak. The end is not going to be especially pleasant, but when that end will happen is still a point of contention amongst cosmologists. Following is a transcript of the video:<p><i>Everything has a beginning and an end — including our universe. But</i> …

We Vastly Underestimated How Many Black Holes Are Lurking in Space

Gravitational waves don't lie.<p>When scientists finally detected the existence of gravitational waves last year, it wasn't just a landmark moment …

Understanding the "Schrodinger's Cat" Thought Experiment

Erwin Schrodinger was one of the key figures in quantum physics, even before his famous "Schrodinger's Cat" thought experiment. He had created the …

New Research Suggests Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Patients May be Reversible

A Targeted Approach<p>New research from a team at MIT indicates symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affecting patient’s memories may be reversible. AD …

A Massive Dead Galaxy Existed Just 1.7 Billion Years After The Big Bang, But No One Knows How

We might be very wrong about how galaxies form.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a massive, inactive galaxy from when the Universe was …

Andrew Grey, a 26-year-old from Darwin, took part in the Stargazers Live event broadcast on ABC<p>An Australian mechanic is about to become a published scientific author after he contributed to the discovery of a four-planet solar system during a crowdsourced astronomy event.<p>Andrew Grey, a 26-year-old …

Astronomy

Gravitational Waves Dethrone Supermassive Black Hole

<b>Astronomers have discovered a supermassive black hole not sitting in its customary seat at the center of its galaxy. Gravitational waves from a</b> …

Are viruses alive? Giant discovery suggests they're more like zombies

What the hell is that? Scientists ask this question every day when trying to work out how different living things are related to each other. The …

Biology

Physicists prove Einstein still wrong about quantum mechanics with record-breaking trapped ion tests

The first ever chained Bell test on trapped ions proves this method could be best for quantum computers.<p>Physicists from a US government agency have …

Astronomers Discover Stars in Black Hole Environment

The first ever observation of stars forming within a black hole environment has been made by a team of European astronomers. This is a fantastic …

Astronomers just discovered something awesome about the most Earth-like planet ever found

Do you like Earth? Yeah, it’s pretty neat, huh? Well despite living on a planet as awesome as our own, astronomers are super eager to find more …

New Research Shows "68% of the Universe May Not Exist at All"

Dark Matter, Dark Energy<p>“Dark energy” is believed to comprise 68 percent of the universe, but a Hungarian-American research team thinks it may not …

Jupiter's Great Red Spot, Turbulent Atmosphere Revealed In New Hubble Image

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured a stunning new image of Jupiter, showing several distinct bands in its roiling atmosphere, …

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Its Software For Free

Here's what's worth downloading.<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalogue, and everything is available for free download, without any …

Rapid gas flares discovered in white dwarf star for the first time

Incredibly rapid gas flares from a white dwarf binary star system have been detected for the first time by Oxford University scientists. The first …

Why The Multiverse May Not Be Madness

Alternate realities, parallel dimensions, and multiple universes. Whatever you call it, the notion of other versions of existence is one of the most …

How Breaking One of the Most Basic Physical Laws Might Explain Dark Energy

Fudging the law of conservation of energy offers a new perspective on dark energy.<p>A group of theoretical physicists from France and Mexico has offered a fun new what-if for dark energy, one of physics' most profound outstanding mysteries. As described in the current <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, this …

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Microbiology

A tale of two pulsars’ tails: Plumes offer geometry lessons to astronomers

Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered …

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

Dark Matter Could Be Destroying Distant Galaxies

A group of astronomers in western Australia have stumbled across a murder mystery of cosmic proportions. A recent survey of thousands of far-off …

Six cosmic catastrophes that could wipe out life on Earth

If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence is you’d probably think of nuclear war, global warming or a large-scale pandemic …

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, …

Physics

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

Quantum Physics

Einstein's Theory Just Put the Brakes on the Sun's Spin

Although the sun is our nearest star, it still hides many secrets. But it seems that one solar conundrum may have been solved and a theory originally …

Stephen Hawking just gave humanity a due date for finding another planet

If humanity survives the rise of artificial intelligence, the ravages of climate change and the threat of nuclear terrorism in the next century, it doesn't mean we're home free, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The renowned theoretical physicist has gone as far as providing humanity with a deadline for …

Singularity

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