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9 physics concepts every time travel enthusiast should master

Ask a child how to travel through time and you'll get a simple answer: Use a time machine.<p>Ask a physicist, and suddenly you'll start hearing …

Physics

The book that brings magic to the 20th century's darkest hour

The line between the magical and the real seems particularly thin when you're a child — even when you happen to live in one of the most dangerous …

Books

26 unbelievable aerial photos of Earth

Have you ever wondered what the planet looks like from above? What it would be like to get a bird’s eye view of sprawling cities, stunning landscapes …

European Travel

History is Literature

Writing history with skill and verve is not a distasteful exercise.<p>‘It is important for the historian not only to write, but to write well.’ Thus ran …

Antarctic scientists face breathalyser tests due to alcohol-fuelled fighting and 'indecent exposure'

Audit of two Antarctic bases run by United States heard that alcohol was fuelling “unpredictable behaviour”, with calls to deploy breathalysers<p>Breathalysers could be used to curb alcohol abuse among scientists at US bases in Antarctica following “unpredictable behaviour” caused by excess drinking, …

National Science Foundation

Are Space and Time Discrete or Continuous? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

Split a mile in half, you get half a mile. Split the half mile, you get a quarter, and on and on, until you’ve carved out a length far smaller than …

Why NASA's Mars Missions Last Long After Their Expiration Dates

Two words: conservative engineering.<p>NASA's Mars Opportunity rover was supposed to last 90 days on the red planet. That was 11 years ago, and it's still roving. The Mars Odyssey orbiter had a stated two-year mission, starting in 2002. Today it still collects data and acts as a communications hub for …

Space Science

37 Amazing Pancake Recipes for Any Time of Day

Anyone who says pancakes are only for breakfast needs a wake-up call—and this list of recipes. Because, sure, buttermilk with maple syrup (we're …

7 Mistakes Smart People Make

Being smart is a huge leg up in life, but it’s not a golden ticket. Intelligent people, despite their natural gifts, can, and often do, end up …

Is Facial Recognition Technology the Future?

<i>By Jocelyn Baird, NextAdvisor.com</i><p>A decade ago, social media was just beginning to bloom and people were only sharing their photos and thoughts with handfuls of trusted family and friends. Ten years later, social media dominates our lives and sharing every moment through photos snapped instantly …

Pluto’s Mysterious Moons Nix and Hydra Come Into Focus in New Images

Images taken by the New Horizons probe during its flyby of Pluto show two of the dwarf planet's moons in far greater detail than ever before. Once mere specks of light to telescopes and more recently a handful of gray pixels, Nix and Hydra have now been imaged with enough definition that shapes and …

Man's effect on earth, in pictures - Telegraph

Will You Be Ready for the Virtual Reality Future?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently finished reading <i>Ready Player One</i> by Ernest Cline. Admittedly, I am a little late to the party. The book, published in 2011, is already a classic, soon to be a movie directed by Steven Spielberg.<p>The book has made a profound …

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …

NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015

The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the world: A single image of the planet lit by the sun. In an instant, the image became iconic.<p>Since that time, many satellite photos of Earth have been taken in different ways and from different views. Usually, because the …

Bruce Rauner

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New Pluto pictures show jelly-bean moon and mountains

Newly-discovered frozen peaks on Pluto are taller than Ben Nevis while images of Nix reveal an unusual red spot<p>The latest pictures to be beamed back from the far reaches of the Solar System show a new mountain range on Pluto and the first close up images of two of the dwarf-planet’s smaller …

Solar System

Survey: Is artificial intelligence the future of IT?

Artificial intelligence has been the subject of sci-fi films and books for decades, but it also plays a genuine role in technology. Tech Pro Research …

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Space prospecting: How Planetary Resources selects its asteroid mining targets

The world might not have flying cars or hoverboots quite yet, but if you need proof of how far humanity has come technologically, just remember that …

Space Exploration

‘The Fabulous Future’ Asks: What Will the World Be Like in 25 Years?

They’ve been wildly wrong before, but experts looking at our future are surprisingly optimistic.<p>The future just won’t stay still. We imagine we can …

A new study shows that whales live and learn in their own unique animal culture

A sperm whale’s “click” is the loudest sound produced by any animal—and it has an identifying dialect. In fact, according to a study published in Nature Communications, the whales aren’t born with different vocal chords or a bit of the sea particularly suited to a certain kind of click. They simply …

Biology

Researchers draft the first comprehensive tree of life

It's very poetic to talk about a tree of life, where every species can trace its roots, but actually <i>illustrating</i> this tree is no mean feat when Earth has been home to at least 2.3 million known species. However, scientists have finally given it a shot. They've published the first draft of a …

Organic ‘computers’ made of DNA could process data inside our bodies

We invariably imagine electronic devices to be made from silicon chips, with which computers store and process information as binary digits (zeros and ones) represented by tiny electrical charges. But it need not be this way: among the alternatives to silicon are organic mediums such as DNA.<p>DNA …

What is a supermoon lunar eclipse?

On September 27, the moon will enter a phase called the supermoon lunar eclipse - find out what it means with this animation<p>Nasa has released a video to explain an upcoming cosmic display that has only happened four times in the last century.<p>On September 27 2015 the moon will enter a phase called …

Supermoon

Amazing formations on the surface of the sun captivate astronomers

Imagine your worst vision of hell. Then imagine this: a 5 million degree tornado of plasma, spinning for almost 40 hours, and rising more than 40,000 miles. You could fit five Earths in the swirling funnel.<p>In other words, September on the surface of the sun.<p>It's having a busy month, and a busy …

The hidden risks for ‘three-person’ babies

The powerhouses of the cell may have more roles than expected. Could that generate problems for mitochondrial replacement therapies?<p>In the 1990s, …

Inside Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Lab

Researchers are using our social posts to build thinking machines<p>Human-Like<p>Facebook is using our data to build the 'world's best' Artificial Intelligence lab<p>Inside Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Lab<p>Human-Like<p>By Dave Gershgorn<p>It’s time to stop thinking about Facebook as just a social media …