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Search for ‘holy grail’ of solar fuels just took an exciting twist

In continuing efforts to produce a feasible, environmentally friendly solar fuel, researchers believe they may have found the answer.<p>While most are …

These Bright Spots Are Alien Volcanoes

Proof that Jupiter’s moon Io does lava better than Earth<p>As Voyager 1 approached Jupiter in the 1970s, scientists expected the spacecraft to find a world not unlike our moon. Io, the innermost of Jupiter’s largest moons, is about the same size and mass as the moon. It seemed reasonable to predict Io …

Astronomy

Gallery: A tour of the Solar System in spectacular new detail

Trailblazing spacecraft have not only returned stunning images for us to fawn over recently, they've returned important observations with great …

10 Scientific Phenomena To Be Thankful For, Today And Every Day

Every day, we have a choice whether we take our lives, our existence, our freedoms, and our moments for granted, or whether we express appreciation and gratitude for the good things that exist. The biggest unifier that all human beings have in common, that we all exist on the same world and in the …

There’s so much going on in this breathtaking new Hubble photo you could stare at it for years

NASA has lots and lots of hardware floating around in space, orbiting planets, and cruising around Mars, and when it wants to show off its …

Asteroids

Hubble discovery suggests we may need new physics to explain dark matter

What’s the Matter?<p>It’s thought that dark matter makes up as much as a quarter of all matter in the universe, but we know very little about it because …

Ask Ethan: Why Did Light Arrive 1.7 Seconds After Gravitational Waves In The Neutron Star Merger?

On August 17, after a journey taking 130 million years, the gravitational wave signal of two neutron stars, spiraling inwards in the final stages of a merger, finally arrived at Earth. As the surfaces of the two stars collided, the signal abruptly ended, and then there was nothing. Although these …

Space

Scientists Have Concluded That The Universe Shouldn't Really Exist

And yet here we are.<p>Scientists just confirmed the problem at the centre of the Universe: it shouldn't really exist at all.<p>That's because at the very …

Hubble's take on the Messier catalog is stunning to behold

NASA has released a breathtaking gallery of images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, showcasing celestial objects contained in the Messier …

Google's Machine Learning Software Has Learned to Replicate Itself

Oh good.<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs.<p>Now, Google has …

We finally know where all periodic table elements form

Everyone has seen the periodic table. The colorful list of all the elements in the universe, found in the back of chemistry textbooks and on nerdy posters, is immediately recognizable to anyone who has gone through high school. It may surprise you, however, to learn we’ve had no proof where most of …

Space

Ask Ethan: Is The Universe Finite Or Infinite?

13.8 billion years ago, what we know as our Universe began with the hot Big Bang. It’s been expanding and cooling ever since, up through and including the present day. From our point-of-view, we can look back some 46 billion light years in all directions, thanks to the speed of light and the …