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Panoramic Eclipse Composite with Star Trails

What was happening in the sky during last week's total solar eclipse?

Big History

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Astronomy

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Mechanics

Google AI Secretly Uploaded to the Internet, Where it Wreaked Havoc on Gamers

AI Undercover<p>Google’s DeepMind is a company working on what could be one of the most significant scientific advances of our era. They focus on the …

This Architect Fuses Art and Science by Hand Illustrating the Golden Ratio

Rafael Araujo is a Venezuelan architect and illustrator who at the age of fifteen began to observe intelligent patterns in nature, giving rise to his …

Mathematics

EmDrive: Beating NASA, China claims to have carried out successful test of 'impossible technology'

NASA has been trying to make the hypothetical technology, but China claims that it has successfully carried out a test.<p>The China National Space …

Trip Out on These DMT-Inspired 3D GIF Artworks

You'll fall (into a trance) for Mike Vos Kakis, a.k.a., UON's digital art.<p><i>Images courtesy the artist</i><p>In some ways, animated, 3D GIF artworks are pure eye candy, like the Wachowskis' <i>Speed Racer</i>, but one 3D artist hopes to change this. Mike Vos Kakis, a.k.a., UON, creates hypercolored 3D shapes and …

Modern Art

The Biggest Scientific Discoveries of 2016

2016 was an insane year across the board, and the world of scientific discovery is no exception. Science saw some serious setbacks this year, but …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

Cocktail Recipes Using Laphroaig

The Scots who make Laphroaig know it’s not everyone’s cup of… Scotch. Made in Islay (pronounced EYE-lah), an island off Scotland’s western coast, …

Scotch Whisky

Are The Beginning And End Of The Universe Connected?

The very earliest stages of the Universe as-we-know-it began with the hot Big Bang, where the expanding Universe was filled with high energy particles, antiparticles and radiation. But in order to set that up, we needed a time where the Universe was dominated by energy inherent to space itself, …

Dark Matter

Physicists Just Created The World's First Time Crystal

These things actually exist!<p>Just last month, physicists made the best case yet for why time crystals - hypothetical structures that have movement …

SchröDinger's Cat Behaviour Has Been Filmed in Atoms For The First Time

An atomic cat state.<p>Physicists have filmed atoms entering a Schrödinger’s cat-like state in unprecedented detail, revealing what it looks like when …

Quantum Mechanics

Physics confronts its heart of darkness: Cracks showing in dominant explanation for dark matter

Is there anything more plausible to replace it?<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>Physics has missed a long-scheduled appointment with its future — again. The latest, most sensitive searches for the particles thought to make up dark matter — the invisible stuff that may …

Experience John Lennon’s First Acid Trip In This Mind-Bending Animation

<b>WHAT:</b> An animated depiction of John Lennon narrating his first-ever acid trip.<p><b>WHO:</b> The team at <i>Rolling Stone</i>.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> It is never okay to dose your friends’ food or drink with acid unbeknownst to them. However, if <i>Co.Create</i> would allow for one possible exception to this rule, it would be that it …

John Lennon

Ready to be confused? Neil Tyson explores the multiverse this Friday.

<i>Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice and Paul Steinhardt.</i><p>The idea of a multiverse is pretty popular these days, possibly because it suggests that given an …

Physics

Why Data Is The New Oil

The field of artificial intelligence is red hot thanks in part to big companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft using AI-related techniques to …

Scientists Find First Instance of Water Clouds Outside Our Solar System

A cloudy day here on Earth might be a sign for gloom, but elsewhere in the universe, to behold one is a scientific achievement.<p>In this case, a team …

A Robot Army To Build Solar Panels (On The Moon)

One of 10 insane ideas that just might save the world<p>As the global headcount nears 8 billion, our thirst for kilowatts is growing by the minute. How will we keep the lights on without overheating the planet in fossil fuel exhaust? Alternative energy is the obvious choice, but scaling up is hard. It …

Dark matter might be made of black holes

So just what is dark matter made of? Astronomer Alexander Kashlinsky of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland thinks the mysterious cosmic stuff could be made of black holes that formed soon after the Big Bang.<p>Gravitational waves were first observed last September by the ground-based …

Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open?

It’s December 15, 2015, and an auditorium in Geneva is packed with physicists. The air is filled with tension and excitement because everybody knows …

Physics

Ancient Greeks May Have Used World’s First Computer to Predict the Future

After Greek sponge divers stumbled on the wreck of an ancient ship off the coast of the island of Antikythera in 1901, excavations recovered a …

Archaeology

The Future Is Now: Laser Weapons & Interstellar Travel

One of the quintessential sci-fi inventions that exists in both the <i>Star Trek</i> and <i>Star Wars</i> canons is the laser weapon (okay, <i>Star Trek</i> calls it a …

The dark side of the universe – a primer | Cosmos

<b>Over the past 40 years astronomers</b> have realised that everything we can see – all the stars, planets and galaxies – make up less than 5% of the …

Dark Matter

Black holes offer a way to another universe, Stephen Hawking says in newly published paper

Things might fall through black holes into an alternate universe, according to a newly published paper by Stephen Hawking.<p>The professor has laid out …

The Big Bangs? U.K. astronomer says multiple explosions theory could be world’s Copernicus moment

There may have been more than one Big Bang, the U.K.’s Astronomer Royal has said, as he suggested the world could be on the brink of a discovery as …

Dark Matter

Hubble captures amazing view of Milky Way

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stars upon stars upon stars.<p>In a new image, the Hubble Space Telescope peers into the center of the Milky Way, showcasing the star cluster at the center.<p>According to NASA, the photo contains more than a half-million stars. The star cluster is the densest in the galaxy.<p>Much of the light cast …

Astrophysics

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Here's How Long You Could Survive On Every Planet In Our Solar System

We know how long a human being could survive on a summer day on Mars without a spacesuit. (Answer: not long at all.) But what about the other planets …

Neil deGrasse Tyson