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What was Before the Big Bang? An Identical, Reversed Universe

So what <i>did</i> exist before the Big Bang? This question would normally belong in the realms of deep philosophical thinking; the laws of physics have no …

Physics

How To Find A Parallel Universe: Cern Boosts Data Intelligence

CERN is restarting its Large Hadron Collider (after a two-year massive upgrade) to start working on amazing experiments to reveal the identity of “dark matter” and to search for tiny black holes that could be gateways to parallel universes or alternate dimensions. Yes, modern physics and math …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Physicists Discover ‘Clearest Evidence Yet’ That The Universe Is A Hologram

By In5D on April 29, 2015 in Exiting The Matrix<p>A team of physicists have provided what has been described by the journal Nature as the <i>“clearest</i> …

Scientists have found an Alien code in our DNA: Ancient Engineers

According to mainstream scientists: Alien code found in our DNA. Extraterrestrial beings created our species.<p>Researchers who worked for 13 years in …

For The First Time, Researchers Edit The Genes Of Human Embryos

Rumors that this research was underway turn out to be true<p>Rumors have been buzzing for months that a team of Chinese researchers was intending to edit the genes of a human embryo. According to a study published this week in <i>Protein & Cell</i>, the rumors are true. And though the researchers took pains, …

Enormous Hole in the Universe May Not Be the Only One

Astronomers have found evidence of a giant void that could be the largest known structure in the universe. The “supervoid” solves a controversial …

Astronomers build Earth-sized telescope to see Milky Way black hole

With its unprecedented resolution the EHT should be the first to see swirling gas on its final plunge over the event horizon into the Milky Way's supermassive black hole<p>An Earth-sized telescope will allow astronomers to glimpse the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.<p>Scientists across the …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Weird! Our Universe May Be a 'Multiverse,' Scientists Say

Is our universe just one of many? While the concept is bizarre, it's a real possibility, according to scientists who have devised the first test to …

11 images that capture the incredible vastness of space

1) The sun is incomprehensibly huge<p>We all know the sun is big. But this image, part of a great series on the size of astronomical objects by John Brady, underscores that it's vast on a scale that's simply impossible for our puny human minds to understand. We think of the Earth as a big place: …

Dark Matter --"Is a Parallel Universe That Could Harbor Rich Physics and Complex Behavior"

Astronomers believe they might have observed the first potential signs of dark matter interacting with a force other than gravity. An international …

How It Works: The Large Hadron Collider

To chaotically combine particles, you need a lot of space ... and a lot of power<p>The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), famously upended physics with the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson in 2012. But it was only operating at half power. Since then, …

Physics

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Dark Matter May Be Less Mysterious Than We Thought

Unlike ordinary particles, dark matter seems to feel only gravity, not the other forces of nature. But new observations show that might not be true after all<p>Astronomers have been struggling for nearly 80 years to figure out what makes up the mysterious dark matter that pervades the universe. They …

The 11 best things at the Masters, Sunday edition

Sorting through the best sandwiches, insects and glutes during the final round at Augusta.<p><b>1. Miguel Angel Jimenez.</b> Not even playing and still dominating the charts.<p><b>1a. Egg Salad Sandwich.</b> Make all the noise you like about the Pimento Cheese Sandwich. The one sandwich they cannot keep in stock at …

No, Yes, Definitely: On The Rise Of 'No, Totally' As Linguistic Quirk

"Yep. Nope. Very definitely."<p>Kathryn Schulz, a writer for <i>The New Yorker,</i> heard that seemingly-contradictory response to a question recently. And once she started listening for it, she heard it everywhere: people agreeing by saying "No, totally," or "No, definitely," or "No, for sure."<p>In a recent …

Scientists Discover 145 Alien Genes In DNA, We Are Not 100% Human

By In5D on April 11, 2015 in Science<p>Humans contain ‘alien’ genes not passed on from our ancestors, researchers have discovered.<p>The say we acquired …

Finding The First Signs Of Alien Life, And Why NASA Thinks It's Coming Soon

When we think of alien life, images of little green men, Martians, or perhaps even spaceships carrying them to Earth are the first things that come to mind. Yet when you think about life on Earth, how it arose, and how it came to be the way it is today, you’ve got to recognize that the evidence of …

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 best websites for airline deals

Keyes has become so gifted at landing supercheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent-flier miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process was a "labor of love" and that he enjoyed finding …

Flying

A week in Europe will cost you 11% less than last year, report says

There's yet another study that shows that 2015 is the year for a European getaway.<p>The average cost of a weeklong trip in Europe this summer has …

Physicists Warming Up the LHC Accidentally Create a Rainbow Universe — NOVA Next | PBS

After two years of extensive upgrades, the Large Hadron Collider was warming up on March 21 for another round of experiments when a circuit …

Physics

Free Things to Do in Paris

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and</b> …

France

Why leaving Canada makes sense for Alberta, and U.S. would likely welcome a new state

<i>U.S. forecaster Peter Zeihan, a former geopolitical analyst with the security firm Stratfor, has spent his career trying to predict the future of</i> …

Canada

Budget Carrier Ryanair To Launch Service From U.S. To Europe For $15

Buzz in the transatlantic airfare sector has grown considerably over the last several months as European carriers like Norwegian and Wowair expand into new U.S. markets. With growth, the budget carriers are bringing along raft of low fares, offering considerable discounts to the traveling public …

What will happen to NASA with Ted Cruz in charge?

The 114th Congress is "arguably the most anti-scientific group of politicians this country has seen in decades," writes <i>Bad Astronomy</i> blogger Phil Plait. Some members of Congress are very cozy with the "I’m not a scientist" line as a way to wipe their hands clean of any need for scientific knowledge …