Ethan Tyler

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What Stephen Hawking Really Meant When He Said There Are No Black Holes

When Stephen Hawking was quoted earlier this year as saying that “there are no black holes,” he wasn't really talking about black holes. At least not …

Unlocking the mysteries of the earth

James Lovelock is the 94 year old scientist behind the Gaia hypothesis, which claims that the earth is a self regulating, single organism.<p>He has evolved his theory over 35 years and is now publishing Rough Ride to the Future .<p>The BBC's Nick Higham talked to him about what he believes the future …

Cosmic codes: NASA releasing information on more than 1,000 projects

Next Thursday NASA will release a master software list — including information on robots and climate simulators<p>Sarah Gray<p>April 4, 2014 5:34pm (UTC)<p>In an effort to make the government less opaque, the White House has directed federal agencies to share their software. According to Wired, the federal …

In Search of the Multiverse

• <b>Author:</b> John Gribbin<p><b>Critical acclaim for John Gribbin</b><p>"The master of popular science."<br>—<b>Sunday Times (London)</b><p>"Gribbin explains things very well indeed, and there's not an equation in sight."<br>—<b>David Goodstein, The New York Times Book Review (on Almost Everyone's Guide to Science)</b><p>"Gribbin breathes life …

Alan Turing’s Reading List: Books the Computing Pioneer Borrowed From His School Library

<i>“You are a mashup of what you let into your life,”</i> artist Austin Kleon observed. Since creativity is combinatorial, the architecture of mind and character is deeply influenced by the intellectual stimulation we choose to engage with — including the books we read. There is hardly anything more …

Plato: Timaeus (Focus Philosophical Library)

This is an English translation of Plato's dialogue concerning speculation on the nature of the physical world and human beings. An extensive …

Shadows In Flight (Enhanced Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> Orson Scott Card<p>Ender’s Shadow explores the stars in this all-new novel...<p>At the end of <i>Shadow of the Giant</i>, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation …

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

• <b>Author:</b> Philip K. Dick<p><b>A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner</b><br>By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any …

Science Fiction

Alien Earths: why life on other worlds would be far weirder than us

And you thought your planet was strange<p>Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system, and with …