Elizabeth Karnes

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Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

Brewery gives employees 'puppy parental leave' and everyone else major job envy

How does spending an entire week playing with a puppy <i>and</i> getting paid for it sound to you? Too good to be true?<p>We're here to inform you that there is …

The Six Month Novel Writing Plan

Most authors have heard of National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. It is a novel writing challenge where participants try to write a …

Dog Skin Conditions: 5 Common Causes | Hill's Pet

Dog skin conditions are unfortunately all too common. Some allergic reactions can cause incessant scratching, licking, chewing, and fidgeting; making …

Pets

Escape From A Black Hole? Not In This Universe

By definition, black holes are objects that have so much matter concentrated in a single point that nothing — not even light — can escape from within a certain region of space around them. This was a feature of Newtonian gravity; it’s a feature of Einstein’s General Relativity; and when we have a …

Black Holes

8 Real-World Forests That Look Like They Belong in a Fantasy Novel

These enchanting groves are the perfect settings for a heroic quest.<p>Roll for initiative. Your adventure begins here. (Photo: …

Forests

This Painting of a Wolf Is Actually Hiding Three People in Bodypaint

Bodypaint artist Johannes Stötter is famous for hiding the human body in the shape of animals with the perfect amount of shading and the right …

Where's the edge of the universe?

We all know that the universe is expanding, right? Well, if you weren't aware, now you are. We live in an expanding universe: Every galaxy is flying away from every other galaxy. This naturally leads to a common question: If the universe is expanding, what's it expanding <i>into</i>? More universe? …

Hubble Unveils Deepest View Of The Universe Ever

To see farther out into the Universe than ever before, you must gather the greatest amount of light possible.<p>The way to do that is:<p>go to space,<br>• with the largest telescope you can,<br>• and observe a clear patch of sky for as long as you can.<p>In 1995, Hubble imaged a dark region of space with few stars and …

Universe

Of Science And Faith, As Discussed By A Physicist And A Cardinal

Many of my non-believer colleagues would think it foolish to step onto a stage with a high-ranking Vatican cardinal to discuss science and religion.<p>They would claim it to be a waste of time, and the more extreme ones would say that doing this gives religion a credibility it doesn't deserve. Given …

Orthodox Judaism

Picture of the Day: The Caves of Hercules, Morocco

Photograph by Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, License CC-BY-SA 4.0<p>The Caves (or grottoes) of Hercules are a popular tourist attraction just outside …

The first discovery of 2 colliding black holes just fundamentally changed our perception of the universe

On Thursday at a news conference in Washington, D.C., the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, made up of more than 1,000 scientists worldwide, publicly released results that had been secretly circulating among the scientific community for the past few weeks: the first detection of a phenomenon called …

Physics

Pictures of the day: 18 January 2016 - Telegraph

Australian Open (Tennis)

Lake Erie's wild waves caught on camera by Dave Sandford - Telegraph

Lake Erie

A huge black hole is literally tearing the most luminous galaxy apart

The brightest galaxy in the known universe is literally tearing itself apart.<p>The galaxy named W2246-0526 is located about 12.4 billion light-years …

2016 January 18 - Proxima Centauri: The Closest Star

<b>Proxima Centauri: The Closest Star</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> ESA/Hubble & NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> Does the closest star to our Sun have planets? No one is sure -- but …

Universe

23 of the Most Amazing Shots of Nature You Will Ever See

<b>Bright Side</b> selected pictures where nature and travellers forged a bond. And what a beautiful sight it is!<p>Blooming lotus flowers.<p>Landing in foggy …

Pacific Ocean

Stunning Self Portraits of a Woman Sharing an Eye with Various Animals

Hungarian artist Flóra Borsi has a keen talent for creating surreal visuals. We have featured Borso before, with her collection of playful time-travel edits and enchanting urban landscapes, and the self taught artist just continues to improve and impress. Her latest series of skillful photo …

10 amazing ancient forests around the world

Getting back to nature can be like going back in time, especially if you wander through one of these woodlands—all amongst the oldest on Earth.<p>Some are old growth, meaning they haven't been molested much by people, while others are forests that have been regenerating on the same land for time …

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

The Brain

How to find life on Mars

To convince most scientists, a mission would need to spot physical remnants of life, such as microbial fossils that retain a cellular structure<p>Water<p>The first box scientists need to tick in the hunt for alien life is the presence of water. Life as we know it cannot emerge and survive without water, …

Mars Orbiter

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Wi-Fi

Global Rally for Climate Change: Pictures

Protest

Global Warming Impacts Patagonia’s Glaciers: Pictures

European Space Agency

Winners of Nikon's 2015 Small World Contest Reveal the Microscopic Beauty of Our World

The winners and honourably-mentioned images were recently announced for Nikon's 2015 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Submissions were collected from professionals and amateurs alike; the contest is open to anyone with a passion for microscopy and photography. With a rich pool of …

New South Wales

QUIZ: Are these pictures of Mars or Earth?

But these two worlds don't look so different when you zoom in, which is what scientific satellites do to give researchers information on how different regions of each planet change over time.<p>We've collected some of these satellites' spectacular images of Mars and Earth and juxtaposed them to test …

South India

15 incredible places to pitch a tent this fall

We've put together a collection of destinations that offer everything from beautiful foliage to clear skies you can enjoy year-round.<p>From the dramatic landscape of Utah's Arches National Park to star-filled skies in Africa's Sahara Desert, here are 15 unique destinations for camping this fall.